Blending is a big part of drawing with a pencil. Its what gives you smooth value transitions. Over the years I have found many things that I use for blending pencil. Here I’ll go e you all a description on what I use. Continue reading
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 have always been a nature lover and now it is a big part of my artwork. Nature not only inspires me to pick the pencil to start new projects but i i love the challenge to bring each animal to life. I love being able to capture textures and bringing them out with the simple pencil. Continue reading
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
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
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
This is the drawing that im working on at the moment. This one measures 5×7. I love drawing cats, they look so amazing in pencil. The texture from their fur and the beautiful designs in their eyes makes them so unique. I haven’t been able to work on it as much Continue reading
Negative drawing is a big part of all my drawings. Its a useful technique that can bring realism when used correctly. So, what is negative drawing?
Well, negative drawing is basically drawing without actually drawing. Its drawing Continue reading