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Daily curated tips and tutorials for graphic designers, photo editors, painters, and drawing artists.
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27 Stunning Works Of Art You Won't Believe Aren't Photographs

27 Stunning Works Of Art You Won't Believe Aren't Photographs | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
These incredible works of art will have you questioning your eyes.
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If you're looking for some inspiration, take a look at these 27 photo realistic drawings from some of the best artists in the world. Prepare to be blown away.

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Drawing a Profile Portrait

Drawing a Profile Portrait | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
In this lesson you draw a profile portrait of a young woman, by using a simple grid to help you set up accurate facial proportions. Shading of the facial features, hair, background, and facial forms is rendered with hatching graduations.
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This lesson explains some of the techniques and steps you can take to draw better profile portraits. Among other useful tips, it explains how to sketch accurate facial proportions, outline stands of hair and shade with hatching lines.

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Drawing a Portrait with Charcoal Step by Step

Drawing a Portrait with Charcoal Step by Step | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
In this step by step demonstration you will learn what is involved in drawing a portrait with charcoal.
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This drawing tutorial explains the process of drawing a portrait with charcoal. It shows you how to construct the simple geometry of the face and helps you understand how to fit the parts properly into the whole portrait.

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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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Profile Portrait Drawing Tutorial

Profile Portrait Drawing Tutorial | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Your goal in this heavily illustrated project is to gain an understanding of how various aspects of contrast and key can enhance composition. The process includes bringing an artwork from its original concept, through compositional planning, photography, sketching accurate proportions, shading a thumbnail sketch, and rendering a contour drawing, to its finale as a profile portrait in graphite of a young man.
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In this tutorial, you'll be shown how to use advanced graphite drawing techniques to create a profile portrait of a young man. The lesson contains four sections: planning composition, planning shading, drawing a detailed outline, and adding shading.

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How to draw Neo from Matrix

How to draw Neo from Matrix | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
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Red Pill or Blue pill? Which one would you take? If you chose red, then this drawing tutorial is for you. It will show you how to draw neo from the matrix (the guy who took the red pill) and give you some tips about using digital drawing tools to create cool compositions.

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How to paint an oil portrait tutorial

How to paint an oil portrait tutorial | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
In this tutorial, Wisewyn describes all the steps of her painting process. The result is outstanding, check it out now!
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This tutorial shows you how to paint a portrait of Ava Gardner, the actress. The tips contained here will help you become a better artist and also improve your oil painting skills.

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How to Draw Aj Lee Step by Step

How to Draw Aj Lee Step by Step | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
April Jeanette Lee is an American professional wrestler. She works for WWE under the ring name AJ Lee, where she is the current WWE Divas Champion. I think she is beautiful like Jennifer Lopez. This tutorial is strictly done in pencil, background & all, with blending stumps and a kneaded eraser. I hope you enjoy this tutorial.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This tutorial will show you how to draw aj lee, the wrestler, using nothing more than your pencil.


Drawing portraits from scratch can be a very daunting idea especially if you're a beginner artist who's still learning about the basics of art composition. However, that doesn't mean that you should wait until you're an expert before you can have a shot at drawing your own portraits. All you need is some patience, an eye for detail, and a pencil, and you're half way there. If you want to improve your pencil drawing skills, this is a tutorial that's worth your time.

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Drawing the Profile of a Baby

Drawing the Profile of a Baby | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it


"A profile of an infant’s tiny face, shaded with hatching lines, provides insights into his or her facial proportions in relation to the head size."


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This drawing tutorial explains the various techniques you can use to draw profile portraits of babies. It shows you how to understand infants' facial proportions, plan and sketch and shade the face and hair.

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Step by Step Portrait Drawing Lesson

Step by Step Portrait Drawing Lesson | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Learn how to draw a realistic portrait in graphite pencil with this free step by step portrait drawing lesson.
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This step by step drawing tutorial shares some of the techniques and tools used to draw portraits in graphite. It covers everything from the sketch process to the final shading.

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Sketch of a Youth

Sketch of a Youth | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Your goal in this project is to duplicate the drawing styles and techniques of Michelangelo.
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If you're interested in learning about some of the drawing techniques used by Michelangelo, this tutorial is a good place to start. It gives you the chance to learn about sketching proportions, outlining the head and shading with hatching lines using the drawing styles and techniques of Michelangelo.

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Female Face Drawing Tutorial

Female Face Drawing Tutorial | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"The three-quarter view of Manisha’s face in this drawing is much more fascinating that either a frontal or a profile view."

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This tutorial explains the process of drawing a portrait of woman's face from a three-quarter view. Among other useful tips, you'll learn how to sketch proportions, refine the facial features, render detailed outlines, and define forms with light values.

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Drawing a Pencil Portrait Tutorial

Drawing a Pencil Portrait Tutorial | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
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There are several techniques you can use to draw portraits in pencil. This tutorial covers some of those techniques in great detail, and shows you how to use grid lines and shading to give your portraits a sense of realism.

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Stars Portraits - Marilyn Portrait Tutorial tutorial

Stars Portraits - Marilyn Portrait Tutorial tutorial | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
A truly fantastic drawing tutorial to learn how to draw a portrait of Marilyn Monroe with pencil. Each step of the portrait is perfectly well explained and commented.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Follow the steps in this tutorial if you want to learn how to draw a portrait of Marilyn Monroe. The tutorial contains several useful tips and techniques you can apply to all portrait images you may decide to draw in the future.

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Manipulate a Portrait Photo to Create a Splatter Paint Effect

Manipulate a Portrait Photo to Create a Splatter Paint Effect | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"In this tutorial, we will show you how to manipulate a portrait photo to create a splatter paint and drip effect in Photoshop. This tutorial will cover many techniques including overlay painting, blending, and coloring techniques. These techniques can also be re-used for many other projects. Let’s get started!"

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When it comes to creating designs in Photoshop, the only limit is your creativity. This splatter paint effect tutorial showcases the photo editing possibilities in Photoshop and gives you a chance to add your creative touch to images.

If you're bored of using the default Photoshop effects, this tutorial will give you a glimpse of how to start creating your own effects using different tools and techniques. It's a fairly extensive tutorial, so you should make sure you have a lot of time on your hands before attempting to follow the steps!

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