Another classic art tutorial from Crilley showing you how to draw two different styles of hand in pencil. Through expert narrative and an easy step by step approach you will come out of the other side with I’m sure a hand you will be proud of. An excellent humble art teacher. He uses artistic pencils to compose his drawing onto his sketch pad first of all in a light style to get the initial guidelines and then once he is happy with his sketch he then works the pencil to produce a coarser more dominant pencil line.
Not only is the final outcome absolutely amazing and pretty much perfect, this was done in one sitting with both left and right hand. I really have nothing else to say other than ‘Sheer Class’. If this artist isn’t doing bigger things now then somebody needs to contact him asap. This video pays homage to ambidextrous people across the globe; have fun watching it.
This art tutorial uses digital media package Photoshop to teach you how to draw a variety of faces and expressions.
Through the use of a tablet and pen the artist clearly illustrates how through a step by step process you can become confident enough to draw up characters and their characteristics. The tablet is becoming more and more popular amongst the more technically minded artist as it allows the same amount of control and accuracy as when drawing with a pencil but also provides hundreds of other options to help accentuate your drawing.
When understanding how to draw the human face it is extremely important to understand the underlying guidelines and drawing principles to achieve the correct proportions for the face. In this video there is emphasis placed on the positioning of the different features of the face, like how the eyes should be level with the ear unless the face is facing either upwards or downwards. Drawing the face without understanding the basic principles can drastically affect the final outcome of your drawing so take your time whilst constructing the basic shell of your face.
Bringing the facial features to life is another skill set all together and as with most things in life confidence and ability will grow through effort and time. So the more you apply yourself to a drawing the more you will get back in return. The fine details within the face are the most important to achieve a more life like resemblance for your drawing so don’t worry if the drawing takes much longer than you anticipated during these stages.
This video is extremely thorough and is extremely useful for the beginner artist as well as the more advanced to gain a more thorough knowledge of the concept for drawing the face. Most importantly though, just have fun with your drawings and practice practice practice.
This drawing tutorial teaches you how to draw interesting poses for the female form. It is a very handy tutorial to learn from if you are studying fashion and need to showcase a variety of fashion styles on various poses.
With any drawing it is important to draw from the source because you have to be very experienced to attempt to draw from your mind. So the first thing to consider is maybe using a magazine with a variety of different poses to work directly from and use as a direct form of reference material. Once you have selected your poses from your various models you are then ready to learn how to draw the female form and gain confidence in that field.
Fashion drawings are often drawn very quickly and are more interpretive and representational of the basic components which comprise the female figure. You should not overdo the shading and heavy detailing as it is the clothes which you want to showcase and not so much the female. With the pencil, lightly draw the basic geometric portions which make up the pose you are working from. For example, take the main muscle mass from the thigh and draw roughly in the form of circles and repeat for the other major sections of the body. Once all of these are in place you are then ready to start adding definite lines to areas to create the silhouette of the female figure and it is at this point that your drawing will start to look more lifelike.
You can start adding darker lines to the areas of the drawing where you believe the proportions are correct and rework areas which still seem vague or slightly weak. This art tutorial is a great visual aid to help you learn the correct procedure for learning how to draw the female figure in a variety of poses. The amount of poses available to draw is endless so be creative and start learning to draw better and with more confidence today.
Sheldon Borenstein offers a valuable insight into two methods of how to draw hands in this detailed and observant drawing tutorial.
The entire hand should be treated as a body as it contains all the necessary components hypothetically speaking like the limbs, main torso and the head so it is very important when drawing the hand that shape and form is of paramount importance. Pencil sketch artist Borenstein studies the hand of the wax figure and uses a soft grade pencil to lightly define all the outlines which form the major construction and body of the hand. Next, he goes in with the side of his white charcoal pencil and picks out the highlights of the side planes for example the edges of the fingers and palm, this begins to develop body within your pencil sketch.
More complex areas of bone and thin skin like around the knuckle areas are drawn in and emphasised adding linear proportions and a definite shape to the form of the hand, and it is with a selection of hard lines and soft lines that the appearance of realism starts to unfold. He talks about drawing with the shoulder rather than the wrist because it allows a freer flow of the pencil rather than complicating your style with too much unnecessary pencil shading and intricate line work.
A cross hatch method is adopted when shading with the pencil using both the white chalk pencil and the dark soft pencil to compliment and contrast each other with either deep tonal shades or striking white highlights.
The end of the pencil drawing tutorial shows the artist laying tracing paper over his finished sketch and he begins to section each of the fingers and components into blocks to allow you to see how the hand and any other part of the human body has it’s roots fundamentally rooted in basic geometrics. Learning to draw the hand can become very easy when this method is used over and over and is a very quick and useful way to be able to draw hands in all their various positions. Get your sketchbook and pencils and go out in public to get some practice in how to draw people’s hands.
Back by popular demand, Mark Crilley the anime and manga king this time round takes on the task of drawing two different styles of hat, one for a young girl and the other for a teenage male. Armed with his usual black Prismacolor pencil crayon he quickly sketches the characters to the point where the drawing only needs two things…two hats.
He draws the lighter lines to act as guidelines until the point where he is happy to go in to pattern detailing on the hats. Crilley likes to add pattern as it gives a sense of perspective within the sketch, they also give depth and suggest contours on the fabric of the hat. An enjoyable tutorial with clear and concise commentary from Mark himself. Grab your pencils and pad and just have a go!
In this video tutorial you will learn with the guidance of Crilley, how to apply yourself to draw in pencil boy’s hair for your manga cartoon creation. There are rules and guidelines to follow to achieve the best results but with the help of this video you should be a pro in the drawing and sketching game in no time!
In this video tutorial you can learn from this professional pencil artist how to draw a foot using just a black Prismacolor pencil crayon.
The video is only short but it holds all the basic principles required for you to learn how to draw the foot which is considered on eof the most complex parts of the human anatomy. He begins by very lightly drawing out the basic geometrical box dimensions which carry the basic proportions of the foot and this serves as a building block for him to add the more intricate details like the toes and ankle area.
The artist works quickly and exudes confidence with the pencil as he uses a mixture of faint and heavy pencil lines to slowly form the features of the foot. He draws each section evenly by moving the pencil across the page making sure he doesn’t get too engrossed in one certain region. By doing this you can quickly lose the proportions of your drawing and have spent an awful lot of time and detailing focusing on one particular aspect of the drawing.
The artist uses faint guidelines to mark out his areas and is adding shade and tonal qualities in a cross hatch form just as quickly as he is drawing the form lines to create a realistic interpretation of the foot. The way he holds the pencil is also unique but also much easier when you are sketching in this manner. It allows a more fluid and organic flow across the paper with the pencil and rapidly speeds up the drawing on the whole. If you are interested in learning to draw the human anatomy in more detail then this particular artist is a great source to learn from. He is confident, accurate, quick and unorthodox and is living proof that with practice and some basic principles you can easily learn how to draw the human form or any of its features.
This art video demonstrates how you can draw a large scale sunflower in chalk pastels from the comfort of your home. Ever since Van Gogh’s famous paintings of the sunflowers the popularity to draw them has largely increased, so from this tutorial you can gather a grasp of how to blend and style your own sunflower drawing for you home.
This particular sunflower drawing has been done in soft colored chalk pastels to allow quicker results for larger scaled compositions. The beauty of the soft chalk pastel is it’s ability to block and fill in areas quickly and be blended accurately with either your finger or a blending stump. The artist in the is video has attached a large sheet of brown chalk paper to the wall and drawn from life a sunflower as a bit of fun to quickly get to her desired result. She begins by using a white chalk pastel to outline the petals and stem to gather the overall outline of the the sunflower before introducing a variety of yellows and softer shades. You can get as much detailing as you like when using pastels depending on how much time you have so in this particular art tutorial the artist has decided to focus mainly on the centre of the flower by introducing highlights and tonal values to accentuate the seeds. The drawing quickly starts to take on a more three dimensional form with the petals containing three to four different shades of yellow each complimenting one another really bringing the flower away from the page on the brown paper.
Another benefit of chalk pastels is the ability to go directly over a darker shade with a lighter one allowing you to correct a mistake should it ever arise. It’s really easy to introduce highlights onto areas of the flower which you want to bring forward from the page leaving the darker values to sit back in the picture. The video has a calming classical music backing track and is time lapsed to speed up the process, this allows you to learn from it at a nice steady pace to see what order the artist decides to use to go from the start to finish. This video is aimed at beginners wishing to learn how to grasp the basic concepts of chalk pastel art and is a great visual learning aid to help further your abilities in art.
With a preliminary sketch in his book, Naismith marks out and designs his drawing from which he wants to base his oils painting. This is an alla prima oil painting of the ‘Old Man Of Storr in Skye’ It is a time lapsed video but it is a real insight into seeing how Naismith really works into his paintings with passion and a keen eye for expressive colors. He uses a variety of tools including, brushes, spatulas and palette knives. Nice inspirational work.