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Drawing Tiger Eye

Drawing Realistic Tiger With Pencil-Eyes

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

ACEO Speed Cat Blue Jay Pencil Drawing

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

New Pencil Drawing Tool Discovered

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

Drawing Realistic Mouth and Teeth

Drawing Realistic Mouth and Teeth

In this tutorial we will be drawing a big smile. The purpose of this tutorial is to learn how to render texture and reflections using simple techniques. We will be using a combination of different techniques to give a more realistic look to lips and teeth. Well i hope you enjoy this tutorial and you learn much from it. My goal is for you to understand the techniques. Continue reading

Drawing A Realistic Dog Nose

Drawing A Realistic Dog Nose

In this tutorial we will be drawing a dog’s nose. A step by step tutorial that will show you how to add detail to give it much more realism. I’ m sure theres been times that you have made a drawing but you have no idea on how to go about adding detail. This tutorial will help you add detail to a dog’s nose using simple techniques. You can use this technique on almost every animal nose. Continue reading

Drawing Realistic Hair With Pencil

Drawing Realistic Hair With Pencil Part Two-Cat Drawing

Well in this tutorial we will work on a sample drawing using the technique that was introduced here. I explain what steps to take when drawing whiskers and cat hair. Cat hair is short hair so we will focus on acquiring texture using the techniques that i explained on the introduction to hair tutorial.

First thing i do when i start to draw hair is see the direction that the hair will be flowing. This is important because the hair will follow the contours of the face or body structure. Continue reading

Drawing Realistic Hair

Drawing Realistic Hair with Pencil Part One

This will be an introduction on how i draw hair and the tools that i use. I will split this tutorial into sections because i want you to have time to practice and for you to understand the technique. In this tutorial i will explain how understanding hair and fur will help in developing realistic textures and hair. After you understand it, you will see how easy it becomes to draw hair. I don’t want to rush this topic and i want to make sure i explain it well so you can understand it and so you can start to see improvement in your drawings. Most people have a difficult time drawing animal hair. In my opinion its much more difficult than drawing a persons hair. The simple reason for this is that with an animal they are covered in hair. Animals have bone and muscle structure and the hair over these muscles and bones look different depending on angle. So it makes it much more difficult to to make the drawing more realistic. Continue reading

Drawing Realistic Cat Eyes

Drawing Realistic Cat Eyes

I’ve always been asked how i draw cat eyes. These are the steps that i take to draw them and they are one of my favorite things to draw. Cat eyes are so beautiful, not only in color but the designs and depth that they have. They are beautiful animals, but we can all agree that their eyes makes them so much special. They look amazing when drawn in pencil. I love the size of their eyes, they are much bigger than the eyes of other animals which allows you to put in so much more detail and makes the animal come to life. Continue reading