we can all probably draw the human eye, we draw the oval shape with the iris and pupil. I consider that to be a basic sketch of the eye. Before you draw a realistic eye you must first study what it really is. I will post a closeup picture of an eye so you can see what it looks up close. We all have them, but I’m sure that most of us haven’t really paid attention to what it really looks like up close.
The eyes are the most important part of any pencil drawing. I believe its the part that you must dedicate the most time to. Without the eyes there is no life in the drawing. The secret to making realistic eyes are the subtle details that most us don’t see. These details even though small, when they come together can make a big difference in your final drawing. I’ll keep on repeating this, with all your drawings, study and understand what you’ll be drawing before you actually pick up the pencil.
Lately I’ve been working mostly on these miniature drawings. I’ve been recording them also to give you an idea of how i work. These videos have been sped up because they take me a couple of hours to complete. Now, as I’ve mentioned before, these tiny pieces of artwork are not only fun to draw but are a great way to improve on your drawing techniques.
As you already know im always in search in ways to improve my artwork, either by using new techniques or new tools. My mind is always working as to how i can create realism using different techniques. That is how i came up with using the needle to help in drawing hair. Before taking up the pencil medium as my tool of choice i used to paint.
Click to play Well here is the second speed drawing that i have done so far. This one took me a bit longer to finish but it was worth it. It measures 2.5″x3.5″ and even though its small in size, its full of detail.
I’ve been asked often where i buy the blank cards to make my ACEOs and i always tell them that i make them myself. There are benefits to making your own rather than buying them already made. The most important is the cost, its much cheaper to make your own than to buy them made.
Let me start off by welcoming you back and by telling you to have fun with this tutorial and if you have any question please contact me. Lets begin, this tutorial will be a combination of different techniques that hopefully will help you improve in working with different textures such as hair. Why do i say textures?
Here is a new miniature speed pencil drawing. I wanted to make this one different from my other ones. I combined two drawings in one to make a single image. The sunset and the single wolf. It gives the final image a different look and feeling. This one measures 2.5″x3.5″ and is done with pencil of course. If you don’t know what an ACEO is here is a brief definition. ACEO stands for “Art Cards, Editions and Originals”. These cards have one main rule – they are 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches – the size of a trading card.
Well here is another speed drawing that i recently finished. I love textures and contrast and this drawing has both of those things. These are always great to work on hopefully you will enjoy it.