Saturday, February 17, 2018

Videos

How to Draw a Lady Drinking a Hot Beverage

If you are starting to learn how to draw people, you want to practice how to draw women and men of all ages. Follow along here to learn how to draw a woman. More specifically, in this tutorial we’ll be learning how to draw a lady with a hot drink. We will be using the following reference photograph and making …

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How to Sketch a Man Drinking Beer

In this drawing tutorial, we’re going to see how to sketch a man drinking a glass of beer. This will be a freehand observational sketch. In this sketch, we’ll have the man facing to the right sipping on a glass of beer, and the man’s face will be in profile view. Here is a look at the reference photograph I …

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How to Draw a Cowboy Hat

Whether you’re a fan of country clothes and music or not, you most likely know what a cowboy hat looks like. And yet drawing a cowboy hat may prove to be unexpectedly challenging. Now I’m nowhere near being a real cowboy, but I grew up on country music and I’m still a fan to this day. Needless to say, people …

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“Ann” Pencil Portrait Speed Drawing

Here is a time-lapse video of a detailed realistic pencil portrait I recently completed for members of the Let’s Draw People Club! This portrait is of a woman I named “Ann”. As you can tell from the video, I used a light box and grid to make a line drawing of “Ann” on Bristol board paper. Then I shaded in …

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How to Draw a Guy Painting the Wall

In this tutorial of our never-ending quest for learning how to draw people, we are going to draw this image of a guy painting a wall. You can review the individual drawings as I go step-by-step to drawing the man, and you can also draw along by watching the video. Stop the video when you want, and review the drawing …

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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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