I just recently finished up a new portrait drawing course. I wanted to share with you a technique for drawing soft hair.You want to work in layers. Your first layer in terms of drawing hair is to block in tone. Don't try to put in your darkest dark all at one time....
I recently completed a portrait drawing course that focuses on how to draw the features of the face. In this particular drawing lesson, I share with you two different ways to think about drawing the eye. The first way to think about the eye is basically drawing a ball...
I really enjoyed having Christine as a student in the class. Christine really came into her own as the year progressed. I really thought that her linework looked great. Her gestures drawings also improved.
Now some would say that I’ve said this before, many times. Yes, I have because it works. When it comes to portrait drawing you want to be repetitive with certain things. One, always work from a photo that has good light and shade. Two, Capture the likeness not through outlines but through shapes.
Drawing the ear can certainly be tricky. There a few techniques that you really want to keep in mind. First, think of the entire ear as an oval. All of the detail of the ear is housed in that simple oval.
I wanted to share this particular lesson with you because it is short and to the point. You really want to draw the eye in a loose, curvy organic sort of way. You do not want to incorporate any straight lines when drawing the eye, everything about the eye should look rough and organic.
Arjun is a current member of Drawing Tutorials Online. Not only is Arjun a member but he contributes to the site on a weekly basis. His questions always stir up great conversations. He is always working at his craft of digital painting using Procreate. Arjun also...
If you cannot make it to one of my small group drawing classes at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art this Summer download a free PDF. It contains some really beautiful statues for you to draw. It’s the next best thing to a life drawing class.
This lessons seven showcases how to draw the nose from the three-quarter view. This video tutorial will show what to do and what not to do when it comes to drawing the nose. No, this video is not about drawing a finished polished drawing, instead, it’s about teaching how to see structure.
Jasper, in particular, was truly such a great student to have in class. His life drawings were spectacular for a first-year student. We could have just filmed Jasper’s life drawing pad and I think we really should have.
Third, you must get constructive feedback. Getting feedback from a qualified teacher is one of the most important ingredients of learning how to draw. You could not be seeing or doing something very simple that help you to improve your art in a huge way.
The other really cool thing with the critiques within the member’s area of DTO, is consistency. it’s one thing to get feedback once. It’s another to get contextual feedback on your work on an ongoing basis.
Kate was nice enough to share two of her Moleskin sketchbooks. If you stick with her sketchbook video you can really see her progression from start to finish.
I recently uploaded a brand new course to the member’s area over at Drawing Tutorials Online. This course focuses on drawing the figure using diverse mixed media.
Wow, how time flies by. I remember back in September when Delaney’s class just started. I also remember seeing Delaney’s first sketchbook. I never saw anything like it. It was one big hot mess, it looked like it was dragged to school behind the School of Visual Arts bus.
You have to constantly practice these portrait drawing techniques over and over again until you master them. It’s not enough to just know them in theory. You need to put them into practice.
Have you ever worked on a figure drawing where the head was really small. Did you ask yourself, how am I supposed to draw so small? The eye is the size of my pencil point.
Anna’s sketchbook is really special. She just absolutely loves everything animation and it really shows. Her characters have some really cool expressions. Movement and flow are a constant theme throughout her sketchbook.
This short drawing tutorial will teach you how to blend pencil with a bristol brush. By using various types of bristle brushes you can really blend shadow shapes in a soft realistic way.
I wanted to take a moment to share part of a Master Class lesson featuring the sketches of Isaac Levitan. As you know I am a big fan of landscape painting. Most likely because most of my past illustrations had a landscape in the background.