Drawing and Painting Tutorials
225.5K views | +0 today
Follow
Drawing and Painting Tutorials
Daily curated tips and tutorials for graphic designers, photo editors, painters, and drawing artists.
Curated by Hovhannes
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scoop.it!

Still Life Techniques - Pastel Drawing

Still Life Techniques - Pastel Drawing | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"Still Life is the best subject in art for learning and teaching the skills of drawing and painting. It teaches you how to look at objects and see them like an artist - with a conscious awareness of their outline, shape, proportions, tone, color, texture, form and composition. "

Interesting Content's insight:

This tutorial offers some useful tips and techniques for composing pastel drawings. It also walks you through the steps involved in drawing Still Life images -- from sketch to paint. This is definitely a very useful tutorial for any artist.

No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

How to draw a reindeer

Interesting Content's insight:

A video tutorial that shows you how to draw a reindeer with your pencil and a few other basic supplies. This is a recommended tutorial for anyone who wants to learn about some of the techniques artists use to draw animals.

No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

New Featurette For ‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ ‘How to Draw a Dinosaur: Gorgon’

New Featurette For ‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ ‘How to Draw a Dinosaur: Gorgon’ | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"Walking With Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie is released in UK cinemas next month and Twentieth Century Fox has just releases the featurette below. Featuring hints and tips on drawing your own dinosaurs, the clip also give details of how they developed the character of Gorgon, from his Cheetah like speed based on science to his intriguing colouring  for the screen"

Interesting Content's insight:

Walking with Dinosaurs is an immersive 3D movie that takes you on an amazing journey through prehistoric times when dinosaurs ruled the world. Now, you can learn how to draw these dinosaurs with this tutorial create by the movie's character creators.

No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Drawing Reflections

Drawing Reflections | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
The key to drawing reflections with ease is to stop trying to look at each object in your drawing as a separate entity - a tree, a person, a river - and think purely in terms of shapes and values.
Interesting Content's insight:

This article explains how you can add realistic reflections to your drawings using simple techniques. It covers everything from how to add perspective in reflections to how to get the right texture when drawing different reflective surfaces. If you're a beginner trying to perfect your reflections, this is an article worth checking out.

No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Hand drawing tutorials / demos « Portrait Artist from Westchester, NY – Anne Bobroff-Hajal

Hand drawing tutorials / demos « Portrait Artist from Westchester, NY – Anne Bobroff-Hajal | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

In this tutorial, we’ll take on the dreaded foreshortened finger (in this case, the pointer).  The hand is often considered the most difficult of all subjects to draw, partly because we so often see the fingers from angles that conflict with our mental shorthand of them as tube-shaped.

Through the magic of right-brained seeing, though, the foreshortened finger becomes fairly easy to draw because it’s seen as a shape like any other shape.

In fact, it occurs to me that the much-feared foreshortened finger may actually be the best tool to help shift you  to right-brained seeing.  Its shape is so alien to our standardized image of “finger” that we have no other choice than to abstract how we see it.  Look at the schematic below to illustrate this (with continuing apologies for my blue smashed fingernail).

No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Drawing Perspective - How to Draw Perspective

Drawing Perspective - How to Draw Perspective | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

This lesson focuses on the subjects of perspective and vanishing points

The video shows a very quick sketch of a room (which is made up) that demonstrates the two point linear perspective, which is the most commonly used by artists. Notice the two vanishing points on the horizon. In this case both of the vanishing points are inside the sheet of paper. This is not always the case. When drawing, the vanishing points will always be on the horizon. The horizon will always be on the level of the eyes of the observer. Notice how on the sketch all the parallel lines converge to the same vanishing point. 

Drawing interior spaces is a very good way to understand perspective. For practice, try drawing the rooms inside your house.

Cristina Gevorgyan's insight:
How to Draw Perspective
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Create a Fantasy Warrior Painting From Scratch

Create a Fantasy Warrior Painting From Scratch | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Let's face it - everyone likes fantasy. And girls. And fantasy girls. Not everyone can draw them though. Follow this tutorial and hopefully you'll learn a lot about painting your own fantasy character!

Start with a basic sketch of the pose of your character. No details, just rough lines. If you don’t feel so sure about your anatomy/pose skills, don’t hesitate to use one of SenshiStock references (link above). One tip about it: if your goal is to be able to draw any pose without references in the future, don’t just trace the picture, place it next to you and try to draw the lines you see. DON’T DRAW OVER THEM! You’d get a perfect copy this way, but it would not teach you anything.

Hranush Manukyan's insight:

Truely useful steps to take when initiating your drawing in photoshop!

No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Create a Set of Realistic Christmas Baubles in Adobe Illustrator | Vectortuts+

Create a Set of Realistic Christmas Baubles in Adobe Illustrator | Vectortuts+ | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Follow this winter holiday inspired tutorial and learn how to create realistic Christmas baubles in Adobe Illustrator. At the beginning we will create the shape
Interesting Content's insight:

A step-by-step tutorial that shows you how to create Christmas baubles on Adobe Illustrator. This tutorial is also a great way to learn about the various editing tools and tips in Adobe Illustrator.

No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

How to Draw a Butterfly - Design Your Own Pattern

How to Draw a Butterfly - Design Your Own Pattern | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"Butterfly wings can be very different, small or big, wide or narrow, colorful or transparent, round or ragged. However, there are features common to all kinds of butterflies.


When it comes to the structure of the wings, it’s the same for all butterflies. Butterfly wings are basically triangular, with three margins that round their shape – costal, outer and inner one. The forewings have also an apex that makes them longer."

Interesting Content's insight:

Butterflies are some of the most beautiful insects in nature. This tutorial will show you how to draw a butterfly, and design unique and colorful wing patterns.


It's amazing to think that butterflies start their lives out as caterpillars, only to evolve into the majestic insects we know them to be. This makes them very interesting insects to draw and look at. If you've always wanted to learn how to draw them, this tutorial covers the entire process in great detail and even provides useful guides about the anatomy of a butterfly.

No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Drawing the Human Eye » OnlyPencil Drawing Tutorials

Drawing the Human Eye » OnlyPencil Drawing Tutorials | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"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."

Interesting Content's insight:

Learn how to draw detailed eyes with this comprehensive tutorial for beginner and advanced artists. The tutorial describes the various techniques and tools you can use to add a touch of realism to your eye drawings.

No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

How to Draw a Castle, Step by Step, Buildings, Landmarks & Places, FREE Online Drawing Tutorial, Added by Dawn, December 10, 2007, 12:38:19 am

How to Draw a Castle, Step by Step, Buildings, Landmarks & Places, FREE Online Drawing Tutorial, Added by Dawn, December 10, 2007, 12:38:19 am | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
This is my first castle I ever drew. When I think of castles I think about King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Castles are magical because lots ...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

How to draw cartoon characters Step by Step

How to draw cartoon characters Step by Step | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Perhaps there are not many such people who do not like cartoons.
If you're not one of them and want to learn how to create your own cartoon characters, I recommend you to read this tutorial.
Hranush Manukyan's insight:

Let us move on another layer of  drawing chartoon characters. So follow on with the steps to draw a beautiful chartoon girl.

No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Manga Tutorials - How to Shade Your Drawings

Manga Tutorials - How to Shade Your Drawings | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

Basics
Shading can be a bit tricky at first but its not as difficult as it seems. The picture to the right shows a light bulb and several geometrical shapes; circle, triangle, cylinder, and a square. 

You'll notice that one side of the shape is light and the other is darkened. All you need to know or keep in mind is just that. What the light doesn't hit, it is darkened. In this example, all you have to do is picture the light source and the object which is being hit by the light --  which part will the light hit? How far will the light go? 

You also have to ask yourself where is the light source coming from? If the light is far above, the shorter the shadow is (try checking out your shadow at noon - 12:00PM) whereas the lower the light, the longer the shadow will become. According to the light source, make your shadow fit accordingly.

Good thing to remember also: what is the shape of the object I'm giving a shadow?Each of the shapes in the picture each have their own unique cast. The triangle has a pointy shadow, the circle has a circular shadow, the cylinder has a rectangular shadow, and the cube has a "L"-like shadow. At a different angle, though, the cube will cast a different shadow shape. For instance, if the light was head-on to one of the flat sides, it will cast a square to rectangular shadow depending on the light source's height.

With that in mind, you also need to remember: what is the shape of the object the shadow is falling on top of? The current example only has a flat surface on which the shadows fall but in most cases, shadows of - say a character - will fall on rocks or on water, which will look different compared to each other. 

No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Nose Painting Tutorial

Nose Painting Tutorial | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Hranush Manukyan's insight:

The in detailed secrets of nose drawing and painting art. Check out what skilles you lacked to draw a great portrait!

No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

How to Draw Arms, Step by Step, Anatomy, People, FREE Online Drawing Tutorial, Added by Dawn, January 8, 2010, 9:43:06 am

How to Draw Arms, Step by Step, Anatomy, People, FREE Online Drawing Tutorial, Added by Dawn, January 8, 2010, 9:43:06 am | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
This is going to be a cool lesson because it will show you in detail, "how to draw arms, step by step”. I have to say, drawing arms can be a bit complica ...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

How to draw feet, foot drawing book

How to draw feet, foot drawing book | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Learn how to draw feet: art book for the beginner artist, complete with foot drawings and illustrations to help teach you how to draw
Hranush Manukyan's insight:

Easy to use feet drawing tutorial for beginners. Start with the feet and go on mastering other body parts in your drawings.

No comment yet.