Tag Archives: lighting

Shading With Strokes

March 19, 2012

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Shading or building tone is a subject that is very fun for me because there’s such a wide variety of ways and tools to do it with. Blending is the method I started off with and is effective in producing a soft smooth texture, but recently I’ve been feeling a bit adventurous and have been […]

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Tips on Drawing a Life-like Head

November 27, 2011

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The problem most artist have is that their pictures are too flat, so how are you supposed to draw a 3d object on a two dimensional canvas? Here are some concepts that I’ve learned from a book by Andrew Loomis combined with my own experience.   Let’s assume you start your drawings off with a […]

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How to Draw the Perfect Smile

June 27, 2011

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Have you ever tried drawing a portrait of someone smiling and then finding to your horror that as you drew the smiling mouth the subject of your picture transformed into a toothy monster. In this post I’d like to address this problem and make it less daunting for you. Again, this comes down to shading […]

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How to Draw the Mouth

February 8, 2011

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What makes drawing the mouth so enjoyable? For me it’s because second to the eyes, the mouth conveys the most emotion. Some people may find drawing the mouth a daunting task at first but if you don’t give up and keep practicing, it’ll be a piece of cake in no time.

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The Secret to Drawing Noses is….

February 3, 2011

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..Knowing What Not to Draw Again, the variety of noses are many; so I’m not going to get into detail on how to draw the exact shape of a nose, but I will talk about how to shade it and how to avoid making some common mistakes.

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