Beautiful realist study of a male life model’s face for Kassan’s art class in NYC. Sped up to replicate the actual two hour study you can see where Kassan begins with very crude dark block filling with his charcoal. He introduces finer detailing with the charcoal and then the pencil. The face quickly takes shape and you begin to admire just how good he really is. His final touches include the use of a white pencil for highlights and tints to bring out some of the key features. A pure class video on how to draw like a realist.
With his usual cool and concise approach Crilley once again reaches for his pencils to this time take on the ‘manga’ head shape and facial features. By beginning with basic geometric shapes like the circle he is able to form all the key features of a manga/anime cartoon character. Essential skills for your sketch pad! So grab your pencils and sketchbook and learn the manga techniques to improve your style and technique in drawing cartoons.
This video shows Trevor Waugh doing what he does best in watercolor painting- …florals. With an entertaining and energetic approach Waugh deliberately and structurally takes to the paper with a variety of brushes to come to an eventual unveiling of a classic floral painting. This video tutorial is accompanied by an original soundtrack also composed by the artist Trevor Waugh, and creates a very relaxing painting experience. Follow his techniques and you won’t go far wrong. Pay attention to his color choices and in which order the watercolors are applied. Beautiful stuff.
If you like fast cars and want to know how to draw one then this is a great drawing video which allows you to follow one particular artist sketch a Ferrari Scuderia in time lapse.
This video acts as a guide for you to follow the steps of how a car is drawn and to follow the progression from start t finish. The sketch artist begins by drawing the basic geometric shape to gather the rough size and perspective of the Ferrari. Once this light pencil work has been drawn onto the paper the shell of the car is drawn in using a series of guidelines to establish the proportions.
Once the linear pencil work is drawn (possibly using a HB pencil) the artist then moves on to establishing the individual components which create the make up of the Ferrari. As a beginner to art this video will help you see the initial stages which are undertook to fulfill the dimensions of the supercar as well as offering good visual insight into how the various panels are shaded and rendered to get to the final design.
There are many different ways to take on the drawing of a car but this video definitely ticks the boxes for producing a well detailed and proportioned pencil sketch of one.
Drawing the human face can be extremely difficult when you are just starting out as an artist, sometimes it isn’t always the learner artists that struggle but also the more experienced.
What is the best way to learn how to draw the human face then? You could learn from a book if you find that manually reading through the individual steps is the best way for you. Or you could get taught first hand from an artist or by attending a drawing class (this can become expensive though). Or you could watch at your own pace with a well narrated art tutorial video such as this one which covers all the bases and provides you with all the essential tips and techniques to familiarise yourself with drawing the human head and face.
Prepared with only a black Prismacolor black pencil, drawing paper and experienced knowledge on art surrounding the human anatomy the artist featured in this video guides you through the different stages and reasons involved in drawing the face such as proportions between the different features and the use of guidelines to make the process of drawing much easier for you.
This is the main basis of this video but the artist from www.thevirtualinstructor.com also touches upon some basic shading principles to help you develop some depth in your face as you perfect your proportions whilst you’re drawing. Basic cross hatch shading techniques can be a very quick way to develop tone and values within your drawings. I hope this video aids you in the way you tackle your future drawings and has been helpful to fulfil your artistic requirements.
Here we have another excellent video art tutorial from leading manga and anime artist Mark Crilley where this time he shows you how to draw a couple kissing but placing emphasis on the pose more so than the actual kiss itself.
He begins by drawing a rectangular box roughly on a 45 degree angle and divides this with a vertical line and a horizontal line. This box will form the basis to hold the proportions of the two manga character’s heads and their upper bodies which just makes everything much simpler when you apply further detail to your drawing.
Crilley explains that the standard and most recognised shape for a manga head is almost a resemblance of a tear drop and so he draws in very lightly with his pencil two of them in the two right hand side boxes. There is an additional diagonal line drawn in which goes from the upper left to the lower right of those right hand boxes and this will be a key line to align the manga facial features especially the eyes.
The left hand boxes as Crilley explains is reserved for the male manga character’s shoulder and upper arm and also the exaggeration that is needed for the female character’s wrist in the sense that it is important to make the wrist more narrow and delicate to emphasise the male masculine body. Again this is all drawn lightly in pencil gaining all the correct proportions and as Crilley says at this stage a lot of the picture you are drawing is interpretative so really use your eye to study what you are drawing and ask yourself questions like ‘Does this look in proportion’ so that if it doesn’t it easy easy to erase and amend.
Throughout the video you will draw of a lot of features and and really get to grips with visualising how a manga pose should be drawn and if you follow Mark Crilley’s step by step instruction then I would say you will have accomplished a very advanced layout in the world of manga and anime. So reach for your pencils and get going with your romantic manga drawing.
This fantastic piece has been produced using the digital medium ‘Paint Tool SAI’ and shows an incredible amount of control, precision and detail. The video has been sped up so that the viewer can enjoy the creation in a well suited timeframe and be in awe of the development of the drawing.
The characters drawn are that of Chunli from Street Fighter, Mai Shiranui of Kings of Fighters and Asuka Kazama of Tekken. Using their passion for the genre and the characters, the artist has encapsulated a vivid and well crafted sketch, which later sees the introduction of color. This not only gives the drawing a more playful and expressive finish but adds depth and realism.
In this tutorial The artist uses Bristol Paper, HB pencil, 6B Pencil, blended stump and a kneaded eraser. Once you have the kit then you can learn the skills. With an easy to follow guide the artist shows you what you can expect to achieve with your pencils by showing the photograph from which she works and a still image of the finished drawing. In the following 15 minutes you will be fully equipped to take on your own masterpiece with all the necessary skills to take on any hair style you want!
In this video tutorial you will learn how to dry brush with Claire Watson. The first half of the video describes the variety of brushes used and not forgetting the kitchen roll and the eraser. The paints are Windsor and Newton artisan oils and they are her choice of paints for the dry brushing. She talks of how its like a combination of drawing and painting. Judge for yourself and above all, have fun.
Expert artist Liberace puts this video together to show the aspiring pencil artist just how important it is to take in all the features you see on the human body. Here he is drawing a male life model pulling on a rope and his aim using a combination of cross hatch shading and blending with a brush shows how the muscles and motion in the figure can be accentuated. He explains how you will never fully achieve perfection but it is important to note everything which is going on in what you are studying. Great artwork which does truly show motion and action within the human form.