Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Videos

Speed Drawing of Lin-Manuel Miranda

Well-known for his starring role in the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda has gotten a lot of buzz this year. Since it appears that Miranda has now left the Hamilton stage to pursue other opportunities, I thought it fitting to bid farewell with a speed drawing. I was originally planning to just do a quick sketch, but shortly into it …

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How to Draw a Woman in a Dress Spinning Around

If you have ever wondered how to draw a woman in a dress, there are two obvious tasks you need to accomplish. First, you need to draw the figure of the woman. Then of course, you need to know the parts of the dress in order to draw that. Easy enough, right? So, why not add an extra element of …

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Why It’s Okay to Make a Drawing of a Girl Crying

If you are ever asked (or commissioned) to draw a pencil portrait of someone, you will most likely draw a picture of a happy person with a smile. After all, isn’t that how we most often appear in photographs? And isn’t that how we most often want to present ourselves to others? Truth be told, adults and children alike are …

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If You Think You Cannot Draw, This App Will Prove You Wrong

Imagine having no artistic talent and being able to draw Taylor Swift effortlessly, with no pre-sketched facial guidelines and no grid. Is that even possible? Well, the makers of a new app claim to make that possibility a reality. Tech company Osmo recently released their app, Masterpiece, to encourage kids (and adults) to build better spatial awareness and creativity while …

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Sketch a Surprised Man’s Face in Mere Minutes

This video is a quick sketch of a man with a surprised look on his face. It shows you a few simple fundamentals of how you can sketch a face of a man in a few minutes. I like to take my time and not rush when I draw or even sketch. This small experiment was a departure from that. This …

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Amazing Family Portrait Develops Before Your Eyes

Watch the talented artist, Giorgio Arcuri, create a masterpiece in “moments” as he uses a photograph to draw a family. The subject of this recent piece is fashion designer and model Chiara Ferragni, blogger of “The Blonde Salad” and author of the book by the same name. Whether you are a beginning or seasoned artist, it is always a good idea …

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How to Turn Your Plainly-Drawn Lips into Realistic Lips

  When you draw lips, do they look like these? In this video and post, we will see one way to turn a simple outline of lips into a more realistic drawing. Of course, not all lips have the characteristic traits that I will use in this drawing. Use this post for guidance, but use a reference photo for whatever lips you choose …

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Make a Cartoonish Drawing of a Man’s Face More Realistic

In this video tutorial by Cheri Crawford from DrawingTeachers.com, we learn how to draw a picture of a young man. Even though Cheri often draws people in a more cartoon-like style, she shows us that some carefully planned changes and additions to the original line drawing can leave us with a drawing that is a bit more realistic. Cheri uses a …

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How to Draw a Baby from Life

Drawing babies presents a unique set of challenges. There are several important distinctions between a baby’s face and an adult’s face. Drawing the face of a baby from a photograph may be challenging enough, but can you imagine drawing a baby from life? In the following videos from Lon Haverly and his TV series “You Can Draw!”, he does just …

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See How to Draw Michael Jordan Like These Artists

I speak from experience when I say that beginning artists often learn one technique, or one “way”, of drawing a person and then get set in their ways (or in this case, “way”). Early on when I began drawing people, I had a technique that I was very comfortable with and always began a drawing by using it. There was …

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How to Sketch a Woman with Something on Her Mind

Who knows what it is people are thinking? If only we could read minds, it would be a much more revealing world to say the least! No one is truly a mind reader. Still, you can’t say it wouldn’t be fun to try. That is one of the things SO interesting about sketching a person. A portrait artist gets to play mind-reader …

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Detailed Speed Drawing of Elderly Man in a Hat

Here is a speed drawing video I did of an elderly man in a hat, the brim shielding the bright sun from his eyes. I used a light box and grid to sketch the initial line drawing on Bristol board paper. Then I added the light and dark tones. Finally I blended in layers of detail. This drawing took me …

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