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Week In Review: Using Technology To Improve Your Drawings


This week’s main theme was technology - more specifically, how to use different apps and software to improve your drawings. Below are the top 3 drawing tutorials we found this week:


1. Drawing Horns With The PicsArt app

http://blog.picsart.com/post/learn-how-to-draw-horns-with-picsart


The PicsArt photo app has been around for quite some time, and it is undoubtedly one of the best apps for transforming sketches into polished compositions. This specific tutorial explains the different tools and techniques you can use to draw horns on an animal. Of course, you can also apply the tips in this tutorial to other types of drawings as well.


2. Creating A Character In Adobe Illustrator

http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-cute-moldovan-chibi-character-in-adobe-illustrator--cms-24438


Adobe Illustrator is considered the go-to software for many graphic designers because of its flexibility and extensive features. This tutorial does a good job of explaining how you can use everything the software has to offer to create a cute cartoon character using one of your sketches.


3. Drawing A Koala Bear

http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-koala-illustration-in-adobe-illustrator--cms-24441


The last tutorial from this week’s collection described how to use Adobe Illustrator to create an image of a koala climbing a tree. Unlike the previous tutorial, this one was designed for beginners, with a few tips for advanced users described throughout.


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How-To - Tips for Realistic Skin Tones

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This tutorial explains the different techniques you can use to draw skin tones. Among other tips, you'll learn how to use natural contrasts to make skin tones look more realistic.

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50 Mind-Blowing Pencil Drawings | Cuded

50 Mind-Blowing Pencil Drawings | Cuded | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
It seems a lot of people are not convinced graphite pencil could do the magic as photograph. In this post, I consolidated 50 mind-blowing pencil drawings
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Ok, so this isn't really a tutorial, but rather a showcase of some the greatest pencil drawings you'll come across. Think of these drawings as inspiration for your next project. If you get your pencil drawing skills up, you could be on this level one day!

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How to Draw & Paint Faster

How to Draw & Paint Faster | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Are you struggling to get your Art projects done on time? This article lists fifteen ways that you can work faster, without compromising the quality of your artwork.
Lindsey Davis's insight:
Nobody's perfect, so anytime you're looking for perfection in your work, it's going to take a while and there will be a pile of thrown out rough drafts. This article from the Student Art Guide teaches you how to streamline your artistic process, and build up the perfect composition in no time.
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▶ 5 tips for better drawings - YouTube

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This video explores five useful tips you can use to begin improving your drawings. It shows you how to outline, shade drawings and use stroke patterns for crosshatching.

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130 Tips & Helpful Hints

130 Tips & Helpful Hints | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
During my lengthy career, I’ve made tons of mistakes and learned from them. With necessity being the mother of invention, I’ve also discovered numerous easier and more efficient methods of working. These tips and helpful hints are designed to make your drawing experiences more pleasurable and less frustrating!
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This isn't so much a tutorial as it is a helpful guide for learning about some of the most important tips in drawing. There are tips about improving your drawings in general, working from photos, values and shading, blending shading, perspective, and composition.

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The Process of Working with a Grid

The Process of Working with a Grid | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
This article discusses the process of using a grid to establish accurate proportions in a drawing. Working with a grid can be time consuming and tedious. However, having a proportionately correct outline of your drawing subject is well worth the effort! As a matter of fact, many of the greatest masters of the Renaissance used a grid method to help them create accurate drawings and paintings.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

The grid is one of the best kept secrets of drawing. It can be extremely useful when you want to create perfectly proportioned images or when you need to simplify complex designs. This tutorial explains some of the things you need to keep in mind when using a grid to draw.

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