Carlos Reid

CONTRIBUTING ARTIST - See more of my art at www.carlosreid.com.

Drawing the Nose in Colored Pencil

Alright guys, you know the deal. For some reason I’m back again. Well if you think about it, there’s no way I could just do a tutorial on colored pencil for the eyes and just leave it at that. Couldn’t leave you guys feening for more, so I had to come back to do another facial feature with the colored pencil …

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Drawing Materials for Both the Beginner and the Advanced

If you are interested in being an artist or at least making drawing a major hobby in your life, then you will need to have extended knowledge over the drawing materials you will need. Oh sure you’ll need the basic pencil, eraser, and something to draw on but there’s so much more to it. Notice how one artist can make things look so …

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Drawing the Hands

Well it looks like the art gods do not smile upon me in this article. I love to draw and paint but I cannot stand doing hands or feet. If I can get away with not drawing them, I will. Norman Rockwell, a famous, past artist had said it best, “People can forgive anything except the face and hands.” I …

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Draw an Eye with Colored Pencils

OK kiddos, it’s time for another art lesson! Before I start, let me get some preliminaries out of the way. First off, I need to apologize for how the picture came out. This post is about drawing an eye in colored pencil, but you’re barely going to see any color. My scanner didn’t pick up the color that well. I hate …

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Four Drawing Shortcut Techniques You Will Not Regret Using

What I’m about to share with you is a risk for me. I’m risking mobs of angry artists coming and burning down my house and crucifying me upside down. I will be sharing a secret that many artists use that make us look like we can do the outline of a drawing without any type of help. It can be said that most of …

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How to Draw Tom Brady

Ok kiddos I’m back – it’s the artist you love to hate! First off I need to apologize because my scanner was in that mood where it wanted to do want it wants, so some scans will have black smudges on them…bummer. The other thing is I was not feeling this drawing, sort of. As the title stated, this is …

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How to Shade a Drawing of a Man

Well kiddies, it’s that time again. Time to do some more art! This time we’re going to look at shading a drawing of a man. The art world has put a lot of attention on female models and heroines in my opinion. I don’t think men get the same attention – could be that the majority of artists are men …

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How to Draw Hair: Brunette and Blonde

The hair gods really love me. I mean, they really love me to let me write this article on hair. Let it be known that I’m no high, exquisite expert; but when it’s time to do the subject’s hair in either pencil, color pencil, or oil paint, I don’t play around. To me, hair is the ultimate expression. I even …

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See How to Draw Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston is still considered an icon even to this day. Despite her problems with drugs, who she married, or how she died, she is and will always be a great influence to future generations to come. As you can see, she is an influence to some of us artists. She makes a great subject to study and practice our …

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