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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 Lady Eating a Breakfast Bar

In this tutorial, I will be teaching you how to draw a lady. More specifically, I’ll teach you how to draw a lady who is eating a breakfast bar. This might seem oddly niche, but the techniques that I will teach you in this tutorial can help you figure out how to draw women in various settings who are engaging …

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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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Learn How to Draw a Guy Scared Out of His Mind

Do you ever want to draw more expressive people but aren’t sure where to start? Today we’ll learn how to draw a guy expressing fear. Art takes practice and muscle memory, so get your own drawing tools ready and follow along as we draw this scared guy!   Getting Started Step 1 – To begin, let’s start with a circle …

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How to Use a Blending Stump for Realistic Effects

If you are new to the world of art and do not know how to use a blending stump, then you have come to the right place. This is a tool that is made up of a cylindrical piece of paper which has been compressed and has a point situated on each end. When I first learned about blending stumps, …

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How to Draw Selena Gomez

If you are a fan of singer Selena Gomez, then you will enjoy this tutorial! Follow along with the following steps to learn how to draw Selena Gomez. We will use the reference photo seen below.   You will need a piece of paper, a pencil, and inspiration of course. For this tutorial we are using Aquarelle paper, which will …

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Take the Stress Out of Shading with These Pencil Shading Techniques

Have you ever wanted to add shading to a drawing of yours but just didn’t know where to begin? Learning how to draw people is a skill that so many budding artists yearn to master. Mastering the shading techniques on a drawing can be daunting. In fact, the prospect of completing an entire shading project is nothing short of terrifying …

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Simple Drawing Techniques for Realistic Pencil Portraits

The desire of man to keep for himself a record of his everyday activities is so powerful that simple drawings were developed just to provide a solution to such a necessity. Cave paintings, hieroglyphics, and all artistic attempts to capture any moment quickly became a popular method of communication and thus enhancing human development. The art of drawing has been …

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