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How to Draw Caricatures: The 5 Shapes This is a great collection of tips and techniques you can use to draw caricatures and learn the basic theory and 5 shapes of caricature design.

TRADITIONAL SKETCH RENDERING At most design schools they teach you how to use a single wooden pencil to create an entire rendering, sometimes referred to as a “Prisma-rendering” due to the type of pencil usually used (Prismacolor wood pencils). These are fast and very pretty looking techniques, and they are fairly easy to master. This will be more of a walkthrough then a tutorial in the sense that artist won’t describe every pen stroke, more the basic steps and thoughts behind. Ok, let’s go!

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index >drawing tutorials >portrait tutorial Portrait Tutorial – How to Draw a Face Step by Step This is a step by step tutorial on how to draw a realistic portrait. I would suggest that you have a basic understanding of drawing and shading before attempting to draw a serious portrait.

For this lesson I am drawing on 11″x14″ Fabriano Hotpressed Watercolor Paper I am using Derwent graphic pencils ranging from 2H to 7B. For more information on any of the drawing tools that I mention in this tutorial, visit the drawing materials page.

The subject for this drawing is one of my favorite women, the beautiful Kelly Monaco. I am using a reference picture of her that I found on the internet. Let’s get started. I buy all of my supplies from Blick Art Materials.

Buying your stuff from that link helps me keep adding to this site. Outline Step 1 – First I have laid down a basic outline. You can either grid or freehand your outline. I prefer to grid because it’s a lot faster and more accurate.

Don’t make your outline too dark. An HB pencil is perfect for outlines, not too dark and not too light. This step is very important in obtaining a likeness of your subject. If your outline doesn’t resemble the person, your final product won’t either.

So take your time and get features and proportions correct. It’s not uncommon for your outline to take a few hours. Tip – Do NOT use a hard pencil (example: 5H, 2H) for outlines or grids. They will indent your paper and show up later when you are shading.

They are almost impossible to cover up once the indentations are there. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. 🙂 Hair Step 2 – Next I have started working on the hair. I always work from top to bottom, left to right, just like reading.

I work this way so that I never have to rest my hand on a finished area of the drawing (I am right handed. Lefties would work right to left, top to bottom). I won’t spend too much time explaining hair, since this is a face tutorial.

But pay attention to which way the hair is flowing. Kelly’s hair is very dark. I’m using a mechanical 3B and a 7B woodcased pencil on it. The mechanical pencil allows me to add the fine details and the 7B allows me to push the darker areas, adding contrast.

Step 3 – I continue working on the hair. Be patient and don’t rush anything on a drawing. It’s the small details that will make your work stand out from others’. Hair can take just as long, if not longer, than the face.

Notice the hair is defined with different tones, not lines. If you just scribble a bunch of lines onto your paper, the hair will look flat and unrealistic. I use a mechanical 3B for most of the hair, using broad strokes in the direction the hair is flowing.

Also there is no blending involved in drawing hair. I want the imperfections and paper texture to show through somewhat. Darken areas around highlights first and then fade your darks into the highlights.

The highlights in the hair are darker in the back and become more brilliant towards the front. Remember that, for the most part, tones flow into eachother. Dark tones flow into midtones then into lights.

Lights flow into midtones then into darks. If your hair isn’t looking quite right, this may be your problem. Make sure you have a balanced flow of darks, midtones, and lights. If you just remember to keep tones flowing in gradients, you will end up with a realistic drawing.

Step 4 – I am still working on the hair. The first area that I will shade on the face is the forehead. So I want that area completely framed in with the dark tones of the hair. That will give me a reference to compare facial tones to.

Remember when I said hair can take a while? I have worked about 6 hours on the hair so far and I am not even halfway done with it yet. I am done with the hair momentarily though and will move onto the forehead.

Forehead Step 5 – Whenever I start working on a face the first thing I do is identify where the lightest areas will be. When you find these areas you can lightly outline about where they will be . Highlights are usually found on the forehead, cheeks, tip of the nose, bottom lip, and chin.

I know where my highlights are on the forehead. I know that the rest of the forehead has to be darker than these highlights. So I start by laying down some H graphite around the highlights. I just scribble it down VERY lightly and then blend it out with a tissue.

If you are not darker than your highlights, you need to lay down more. After we do this, we have to blend the tone you just laid down into the highlights to form a light gradient. I do this with a q-tip.

Remember what I said earlier about tones flowing into eachother? You have just defined the form of the light area of the forehead. Now onto the dark. Tip – Highlights give you a good opportunity to suggest skin texture if you want.

Skin texture can be achieved by either using the circulism technique (very lightly) or by dabbing a kneaded rubber eraser on surrounding shaded areas. Just make sure you don’t make your texture darker than the lightest surrounding tones because it won’t look natural.

Step 6 – The further away from the highlights you get, the darker you get. I am basically making a gradient that starts light around the highlights and gets darker along the hairline. The shading around the hairline is important.

Have you ever seen a drawing that looks like the hair is pasted on? I have seen plenty and that’s the reason it looks this way, not enough shading around the hairline. There will always be darker shading around the hairline from the hair casting subtle shadows onto the skin.

Tip – Take breaks when you are drawing. Sometimes when you stare at something too long your mind starts playing tricks on you. Work on your drawing for a few hours, take a break, and come back to it later, with fresh eyes.

EYE Step 7 – I move onto the left eye. I won’t spend too much time explaining eyes because I already have a dedicated eye tutorial. First I lay down some 3B graphite into the iris and blend it out with a blending stump.

Usually there will be brilliant highlights in the eyes so shade around those. I always make the highlights bigger than they actually are. It’s a lot easier to make them smaller than make them bigger after you’ve shaded everything else.

I always make my tones around these highlights slightly darker than they actually are. Doing this makes the eyes appear to sparkle more. Next I darken underneath the upper eyelid. This indicates a shadow from the eyelid.

I also darken in the center of the eye to indicate a pupil. The “whites” of the eyes are not actually white. I shade them with H graphite. There will be a cast shadow from the upper eyelid also. Pay attention to tones in your reference photo.

The answers are there, you just need to see them. LEFT CHEEK Step 8 – Next I move down to the left cheek. I start by locating my lightest tone. I lightly shade this area with H graphite and blend it with a tissue.

Then I lay down some B graphite around the H and blend it out. Just as the forehead, we are making a gradient that will get darker as we near the outside of the face. I work my way right up next to the nose.

NOSE Step 9 – Noses can be a struggle for many artists, especially beginners. Just try to remember that noses are nothing more than different tones representing contour and depth. I start by shading the bridge of the nose with H graphite.

It is quite possible that there will be a subtle highlight on the tip of the nose so watch for that and shade around it. Next, I shade around the bridge with B graphite, making it slightly darker than the bridge area.

I am making a subtle gradient towards the outer edges of the nose and into the cheek. As you are working on the nose area, make sure that tones flow seamlessly into the areas that we’ve already done. If an area of shading seems to abruptly stop, you need to work on blending it in so everything flows nicely.

Eye Step 10 – I move onto the other eye. Just as before, I start by laying down some 3B graphite onto the iris and blend it with a blending stump. Again, shade around any highlights in the eyes. Leave them paper white.

I darken the pupil and any areas under the eyelid to suggest a cast shadow. The eyelashes are drawn in now too but be careful not to make them too dark. Also, make them completely random. Eyelashes are never perfect and evenly spaced.

I lay down some H graphite in the “whites” of the eyes. Even though these areas look white they never are. The only things that should be white on your drawing are brilliant highlights. Tip – For most of my portraits I will add a small highlight where the iris meets the lower eyelid.

This helps in attaining that wet look. RIGHT CHEEK Step 11 – Now I am working on the right cheek. I lay down some H graphite in the lightest area and blend it out. Then I lay a slightly darker B graphite around the lighter area.

I hope by this point you are noticing a pattern. The pattern is that most everything on a portrait drawing is done with gradients, light tones flowing into darker tones and vice versa. The tones continue to get darker until I’ve reached the outside of the face.

JAW Step 12 – Following the jawline, I lay down my darkest tones with a 3B pencil. The darkest tones for the jaw will be towards the edges. If the subject is smiling as is the case in my reference, there will be folds in the skin so watch for those too.

These folds will be darker. I move onto the upper lip area laying down some B graphite. Make sure that you are making the whole jaw area darker than the highlights on both the cheeks and nose. Since my light source is coming from above, there is a cast shadow underneath the nose.

This is not always the case and will depend upon where the light source is coming from. I shade this shadow area with a 3B pencil. Step 13 – As you work your way down on the face don’t forget about the hair.

I play catch up on the hair until it’s about down to the jaw area. Working this way prevents you from having to rest your hand on the finished facial area to get at the hair. Don’t go too far down with the hair either because you’ll have to rest your hand on the finished hair area to get at the face.

Try to keep every part of the drawing at about the same point horizontally. I’m often asked how my drawings look so clean and this is the reason. You’ll never see smudge marks all over my paper. Just as before, I use my 3B mechanical pencil along with a woodcased 7B for darker areas.

The only lines that you draw in the hair should indicate the flow and direction. Now I’m down far enough with the hair on the left side where I can go back to working on the face. Tip – A retractable eraser is a useful tool to have when working on hair.

You can use it to erase small fly-away hairs, adding detail and realism to your drawing. Step 14 – I go back to working on the jaw and mouth area, on the right side this time. I start by laying down my darkest tones along the jawline, again watching for laugh lines and dimples.

Next I lay some B graphite and blend it into the darks I just laid down, making a subtle gradient towards the edge of the jaw. When I’m happy with the jaw area I go back to working on hair, catching it up to the jaw on the right side.

LIPS Step 15 – Next I move onto the lips. I start by laying down an even wash of 3B graphite on the upper lip. Next I go slightly darker all over the lip except for the middle part, leaving that lighter.

The darkest parts of the top lip will be the outer edges. The top lip will always be darker than the bottom. We used a 3B on the top lip so we will use a B on the bottom. I start by laying an even layer of B graphite down.

Usually there are highlights on the bottom lip so make sure you avoid shading these. Underneath the bottom lip I shade in a shadow with 3B. CHIN Step 16 – We finally reach the end of the face by completing the chin.

I lay down some H graphite in the highlight area and blend it out. Then I lay down some B graphite surrounding the highlight so it’s slightly darker. I may adjust this area later when I am working on the neck area.

Neck Step 17 – Depending on where the light source is coming from, there may be a cast shadow on the neck from the chin. This is the case with my drawing. I start by laying down an even wash of 3B graphite in the shadowed area.

How do you know how dark to go with this shadow? Compare tones on the face with the shadowed area. I see that my shadowed area is about the same tone as the cast shadow underneath the nose. The shadowed area will be darker as we near the edges on both sides.

I have also begun working on the shoulder on the left side. For the hair I decided to fade it out at the bottom. I think this is a really classy, artistic look in portrait drawing. I attain this look first by drawing the hair at the bottom with a 5H pencil.

This will give me my lightest tones and the tones that I need to transition down to. Then I go back up the where I left off and use a 3B, getting lighter and lighter as I near the bottom. When you reach the bottom it should be a smooth gradient from dark to light.

Step 18 – I move on to the chest area. I start by laying down an even wash of H graphite and blend it out. Then I add some darker tones along the outter edges where the hair is. Just as I did with the hair I am blending this area out at the bottom.

When everything is complete and the way you want it spray your drawing with a good fixative. I recommend Winsor & Newton fixative Start to finish this drawing took me around 20 hours over several weeks just working a few hours at a time.

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You see, for a beginner like me who didn’t know how to draw at all, I can’t just learn to draw from a nicely drawn picture. It’s just too hard for me. Nobody learns anything by being shown only the final result, anyway. I had spent a lot hoping to learn drawing portraits by attending drawing courses and buying art books.

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Each of these reference pictures presents a different challenge that will improve your skills in one or more of the eight steps. There are reference pictures for beginners with little shading and increase in difficulty to the more advanced pictures. Keep practicing will sharpen up your drawing skill. Practice makes perfect!

Right now, the period of time for me to complete a pencil portrait is less than 5 hours..

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From these disappointments, I had to learn drawing pencil portraits on my own, and I wasted much time and effort through lots of trial and error but that doesn’t mean you have to!

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It’s because you either weren’t taught a step-by-step method and tried to copy blindly from examples, or you looked at the drawings of someone with a lot of talent and experience and thought that you couldn’t do it.

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Hair drawing tutorial Drawing hair is definitely one of the trickiest part of almost every portrait. However, you will definitely like it if you acquire technique and skill in it. Therefore Artist introduce some easy and effective ways to draw wavy or straight hair or hair blowing in the wind. No matter how much chaotic the hair is, you’ll be able to draw it. This tutorial explains two techniques of drawing hair on four portraits.

This article contains a mixture of traditional drawing tutorials, drawing techniques and some methods for transforming and preparing your creations for screen design. Some are intermediate level and some are advanced tutorials that include general theory, useful tips, comic inspired art, sketch a pencil drawing, coloring processing, character sketching, doodles, shapes, proportional, perspective and much more. We hope that drawing tutorials and techniques in this post will be a great help to you.

How to Draw Caricatures: Head Shapes Head shape is the most important part of a caricature and in this tutorial you will learn great techniques about it.

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Traditional drawing is certainly way harder than digital and it is true that people are able to progress much faster digitally, but one should learn the traditional type of drawing and painting before starting digital drawing, since it often lays out the foundation for screen design.

What I found when I read art books is that most of them skip the part on teaching ears drawing by covering the ears with long hair. And even if they did mention the ears, it’s very quick and doesn’t go into details.

3 Dimensional Drawing Techniques To learn the basics of shape, perspective and shading in order to create depth in your work.

Lone Wolf Pencil Drawing Here is a new miniature speed pencil drawing. Artist wanted to make this one different from my other ones. He 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.

            If you’re already a professional artist then this letter is not for you. This letter is for you if you want to be guided step by step to learn how to draw pencil portraits with SIMPLE AND EASY STEPS.

If you have completed this, I’m confident to say that you’ll be able to draw portraits of your friends, family members, or celebrities.

Most of the art books and courses don’t provide a step by step guide. I made this tutorial and offering it for only $27 because I want to help you achieve drawing success in an easier way without struggling in the beginning like all the artists did.

Portraiture lesson To study draw a portrait using the ‘inside-out’ method.

Hair Amanda Tapping A step by step drawing showing amazing hair on a portrait of actress Amanda Tapping. The result is impressive realism. A must see!

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Many people have voiced these and other objections, sometimes quite rudely. In reality, however, age, inexperienced, or a perceived lack of talent is no barrier to being able to draw the type of pencil portraits you have always wanted to. 

Drawing Hair in Pencil Some very useful tips for you on how to create extremely inspiring and realistic drawing hair in pencil work

As you can see, there is really 100% NO RISK to you. ” – (Christopher Sia)

Leather Wings In this tutorial you can get ideas and techniques for drawing realistic wings stracture, Artist focuses at drawing wings.

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Indeed, the eyes are often the first part of a portrait that people notice. For this reason, most of the artists pay special emphasis to eyes.

Different people started drawing from different stage as long as you get the good and proper instructions for a good start. Besides, drawing pencil portraits is a fun way to hone your observation skills.

      “ Yes Christopher, I want to start taking this tutorial to          learn and improve my pencil portrait drawing. Let me                     learn from your 8 Easy Steps To Drawing A Portrait          for a one-time payment of only $27!                  

                                                 This is a separate topic of drawing human body correctly. In this bonus you will learn on basic knowledge of the human body, and how the body moves, is crucial to drawing realistic whole-body portraits. This bonus material illustrates the concept of the “line of action” and provides basic information on human anatomy.

Yes, this means that you’ll only have to make one-time payment of $27 to learn pencil portrait drawing. There are absolutely NO hidden charges whatsoever.

Pencil Sketching by Max MaxBert Bertuzzi very comprehensive theoritical tutorial, this article will increase knowledge and power of your drawing skill

There are total of 60pages in this e-book. Personally, I hate 200-page books that can be summed up in 70 pages or less. I get right to the point. I make it more on practical, step-by-step methods that can be learnt easily the minute u read it. 

In this step, you will learn how to select a fitting reference picture. The best part is, you will draw more quickly and with less frustration once you know what type of pictures to draw. I will also provide you a reference picture of Halle Berry so that you can just print it out immediately.

Do you want to improve your drawing skill as fast as possible without attending courses and reading more art books for months or years?

Manga Making Tutorial In this tutorial artist will show you the process of creating a complete Manga comic strip using traditional tools.

Dance of Spring Tutorial A step by step detailed tutorial that will help you with your Colored pencil.

Portrait tutorial Artist is going to show several step photos along the way on this one. Artist chose this photo because of it’s RICH content, and it’s HIGH amount of TONAL VALUES, CONTRAST as well as it being a high resolution file, Finding just the right photo is half the battle to a good drawing. NEVER EVER work with a low quality photo.

                                     one-time payment of only $27

I struggled to learn on how to draw pencil portraits so I decided to get a part-time job and spent my hard-earned money on drawing courses and art books.

The other reason I’m offering at such a low price is that I’m trying to gather more testimonials. I truly hope that u can give me your honest feedback and testimonial because nothing gives me more satisfaction than receiving from you telling me that I’ve helped you to learn on drawing realistic pencil portraits of anyone that you like.

How to draw Marlon Brando step by step It is now time to show you “how to draw Marlon Brando step by step” All the steps and instructions are laid out in the simplest format possible to help make this tutorial a breeze.

This bonus includes detailed drawings of each facial feature for you to practice. Observe it correctly and draw it patiently. By practicing with these pictures and by following the eight steps you will see things differently than will others. You will also get to learn on drawing hands and legs. You won’t want to miss this extra bonus in order to improve your drawing skill.

Instructions on how to draw the details of the eyes and eyebrows 34 step-by-step illustrations demonstrating shading of the eyes Tips on drawing the eyelids, iris, pupils, eyelashes, and the surrounding shadows Ways to deal with the tiny details of light and shading in the eyes

How to Draw Dragons: Step-by-Step Instructions from Tooth to Tail Dragons aren’t real, but if we want them to look like something living in our reality, their design must obey certain rules. Dragon draw tutorial –  Game of Thrones, the Hobbit or Harry Potter series.

The nose is one of the EASIEST features to draw because it doesn’t do much in terms of  giving emotional response for your drawing. Finding noses hard to draw? That’s often because people only focus on drawing the other facial features.

By following the steps, the period of time that I spend to complete a pencil portrait were 7 days. After that, everything seemed to get easier. From 7 days to 6 days, from 6 days to 4 days, and from 4 days to 1 day.

A Pseudo-Sugar Skull: From Start to Finish. Create a highly detailed sugar skull illustration by following this expert tutorial, with details on the process from sketch to final digital design.

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