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. Continue reading »
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. Continue reading »
Recently i started a new project and hopefully it will be a successful one. It all started with the human eye tutorial. After completing that tutorial i realized how beautiful eyes can be and how little we appreciate them. They are,in my opinion, one of the most valuable things that we possess. It allows us to see the world and what it has to offer. It gives us the opportunity to enjoy life to the fullest by experiencing all shapes,colors,textures and everything else that we see. Eyes not only serve us to see the world but are also incredibly beautiful.
Take a look at your eyes up close and you will realize that they so delicate and yet so full incredible textures and designs. Not one eye is the same, they may be the same color and shape but the designs that they each have is totally unique. This is not only true for people but for animal as well. I want to combine my appreciation for the beauty that eyes have with my passion for drawing.
This project will consist of creating,hopefully, the largest collection of eye drawings on the web. I have made a couple of drawings so far and there are many more to make. The project will involve all kinds of eyes, from people to animals. It will be a long term project, since im only one person and there are hundreds of animals and emotions that people express. I want to also involve the community and others by asking them to submit original content for any particular eye.
Im no expert on all animals, so it would be helpful to get some original information from people that are knowledgeable on that particular animal. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a description on the animal, it could also be a personal experience that you’ve had with them. It could also be any writing that was inspired by the eye/animal, thoughts, poems, etc. Your name/website or whatever you want will be credited with each article submitted. Well, you can check out the drawings that i have so far by going to http://www.eyesait.com
Let me know what you think and hopefully you can become part of this project. I would also like to take this time to thank everyone who has supported me. If you have any questions please contact me.
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. Continue reading »
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? Continue reading »
This is the latest pencil drawing that im working on, this one will measure 11″x14″. Its another big cat. I just love drawing these beautiful animals. I love the challenge of all the hair and the textures. This cat is not as popular as the more recognized ones, such as tiger,lion or jaguar. Continue reading »
Recently i signed up to receive some gifts online. I’ve always wanted an ipod touch and that was one of the gifts that were available. I signed up and completed one of their offers now all i need to do is get some friends to sign up and complete an offer as well. I’m looking for 10 others to sign up and do the same. There are different offers available and they are quite simple to complete.
For your time and help i will be giving away an 8″x10″ print to the first 10 who sign up and successfully complete an offer. Continue reading »
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. Continue reading »
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. Continue reading »
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. Continue reading »