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Still Life Techniques - Oil Pastels Drawing Tutorial

Still Life Techniques - Oil Pastels Drawing Tutorial | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
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This step by step still life lesson will demonstrate the techniques used to create the still life above which was done with oil pastels on cartridge paper.

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Drawing the Eye - Teach Yourself to Draw Faces

Drawing the Eye - Teach Yourself to Draw Faces | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"Close observation is very important when starting the line drawing of an eye. You must pay particular attention to the difference in shape between the upper and lower eyelids. Each eye is unique and the more acute your observation, the more accurate a likeness you will achieve."

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The human eyes are one of the most drawn body parts of all time. If you want to brush up on your drawing skills, this easy-to-follow tutorial is a good place to start.

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How to Draw a Butterfly

How to Draw a Butterfly | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"Butterflies use the patterns and colors on their wings to communicate with one another, to camouflage themselves and to ward off predators. Artists, designers and scientists have long been fascinated by their rich language of color which ranges from the most delicate harmonies to the dazzling contrasts of iridescent hues."

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Butteflies are one of the most fun things to draw. This drawing tutorial shows you how to draw the entire butterfly anatomy -- from the wings to the skeleton. 

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How to Draw a Tiger

How to Draw a Tiger | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"Our lesson on how to draw a tiger with oil pastels is a demonstration of the steps involved in creating our tiger drawing above."

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A great tutorial that shows you how to draw a tiger using oil pastels. The final result is an expressive tiger face with naturally suggestive textures.

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Aerial Perspective Lesson - Drawing a Landscape

Aerial Perspective Lesson - Drawing a Landscape | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
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This drawing tutorial provides detailed information about drawing realistic-looking landscapes that have a depth and character. You can use the tips in here to improve your landscape drawing skills in a wide range of mediums.

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Pen and Ink Drawing Tutorials | How to draw a house

"How to Draw a House or building as a part of learning how to draw scenery and landscapes."

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While most drawing tutorials revolve around drawing the human anatomy, this one focuses on composing houses with pen and ink. It's a good resource for anyone who wants to take their pen drawing skills to the next level.

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How To Draw A Basic Head Tutorial

How To Draw A Basic Head Tutorial | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
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This drawing tutorial tells you how to draw a basic head using line guides for proportions. Its an excellent resource for beginners.

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Alessandro Pedroni's curator insight, June 27, 2015 3:56 AM

Questo tutorial di disegno spiega come disegnare una testa di base utilizzando le guide linea per le proporzioni. Una risorsa eccellente per i principianti.

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How To Draw A Cat In Four Steps (more or less)

How To Draw A Cat In Four Steps (more or less) | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"It’s like drawing using a frame, only you just imagine the frame. If you want to be extremely accurate, take measurements with your pencil and thumb of different parts of the scene and carefully transfer them to the paper."

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Drawing a cat is actually easier than you might think. This drawing tutorial explains how you can draw one in four simple steps.

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30 Realistic Pencil Drawings and Drawing Ideas Tips for Beginners

30 Realistic Pencil Drawings and Drawing Ideas Tips for Beginners | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"Realistic Pencil Drawings : Pencil drawings bring out the creativity of an artist. There are numerous portrait drawings of celebrities, politician and movie characters created using color pencil drawings."

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Following the theme of photorealism, this article provides inspiration for artists who are interested in drawing life-like portraits in a variety of mediums. It includes 30 great examples of drawings from some of the best artists around the world.

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Super Sugar: Clothing Tutorial

Super Sugar: Clothing Tutorial | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
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This clothing drawing tutorial is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn about drawing realistic-looking clothing on cartoon characters.

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1) Understanding Color Temperature Relationships « Georgetown Atelier

1) Understanding Color Temperature Relationships « Georgetown Atelier | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"As long as the artist is relatively consistent with their use of color temperature relationships they can bend and tailor their choice of colors without compromising the visual integrity of the image."

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Creating the appearance of temperature through color is an important technique for any artist. This tutorial does a good job of explaining the different color combinations required for various temperature environments.

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How to Draw what you See: Techniques and Tips to Improve your Drawing Skills

How to Draw what you See: Techniques and Tips to Improve your Drawing Skills | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Learn to draw and sketch with these easy drawing tips. Read step-by-step instructions (with pictures) explaining how to draw what you see. If you want to be able to draw realistically, these 12 drawing techniques will help improve your drawing skills.
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If you're trying to improve your still life and object drawing skills, check out this great drawing tutorial.

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5 Basic Colored Pencil Techniques That Are Essential to Drawing

5 Basic Colored Pencil Techniques That Are Essential to Drawing | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"Need colored pencil instruction? Find out 5 important colored pencil
techniques that form the basis for everything you will ever do with colored pencils!"

Jerome Okutho's insight:

Learn these 5 pencil drawing techniques and you'll be on your way o creating amazing drawings. The tutorial covers techniques such as stippling, hatching, cross-hatching, back & forth stroke and scumbling.

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How to Paint a Parrot

How to Paint a Parrot | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"Our lesson on how to paint a parrot in a Pop Art style is a demonstration of the steps involved in creating our parrot painting above."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

Pop Art is a unique art style well known for its bold colors and patterns. What better way to express the core elements of this style than through a drawing of a parrot? This tutorial explains all the aspects of drawing a pop art-themed parrot. 

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How to Draw a Horse

How to Draw a Horse | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"Our lesson on how to draw a horse in pencil is a demonstration of the various steps and techniques involved in creating the horse drawing above."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

The techniques involved in drawing a horse with pencil are applicable to a wide range of animals. This tutorial does a good job of explaining all the steps and processes required to draw detailed horse.

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Pen and Ink Drawing Tutorial

Pen and Ink Drawing Tutorial | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"This pen and ink drawing lesson (pages 1-4) takes you through the various stages in the development of our detailed illustration of Whitby. It is a mixed media work on paper, using pencil, Indian ink and watercolor."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

This drawing tutorial will help to develop your basic drawing skills in pencil, the use of cross-hatching and stipppling techniques with Indian ink, and your watercolor painting skills.

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Perspective Drawing Lesson - Geometric Abstraction

Perspective Drawing Lesson - Geometric Abstraction | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"This lesson uses the perspective drawing of a cube as the main component in an abstract artwork. It is inspired by a style of art called 'Geometric Abstraction'. The aim of the lesson is to explore the effects of tone and color on the shape and form of an abstract composition."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

Journey into the world of abstract art with this drawing tutorial. It explains the different techniques you can apply to abstract styles such as cubism, suprematism, constructivism, de stijl, op art and minimalism. 

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How to Draw a Birdhouse with PicsArt

How to Draw a Birdhouse with PicsArt | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Follow along with this drawing tutorial to learn how to draw a birdhouse with PicsArt for this week’s Drawing Challenge.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This comprehensive step-by-step tutorials describes all the steps involved in drawing a bird house with the picsart app. It starts out with a basic outline and ends with a fully shaded image.

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Continuous Line Drawing Tutorial

Continuous Line Drawing Tutorial | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"A continuous line drawing is one in which a single, unbroken line is used to develop the image. Although mostly created as an exercise, many continuous line drawings can stand on their own as finished works of art."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

Learning how to draw continuous line drawings helps you develop hand-eye coordination and observation skills. This tutorial explains everything you need to know about creating continuous line drawings.

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Alessandro Pedroni's curator insight, June 27, 2015 3:59 AM

Imparare a fare disegni a linea continua aiuta a sviluppare la coordinazione occhio-mano e lo spirito di osservazione. Questo tutorial spiega tutto quello che c'è da sapere sulla creazione di disegni al tratto continuo.

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How to Do a Pencil Drawing | Drawing Tutorials - YouTube

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This video explains  how you can use uses to a pencil to draw still-life scenes on paper. It is intended for beginner artists.

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Materials For Drawing Realistic Pencil Portraits - Drawing Tutorial

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If you want to take your pencil drawings to the next level with photo realistic portraits, this video drawing tutorial is for you. It explains all the tools you need to get started.

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How to draw the Human Figure - Body Construction tutorial - YouTube

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This comprehensive 12-minute tutorial explains the process of drawing the human anatomy. It explains how to draw the skeletal structure, muscles and proportions of the body.

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Shading Techniques - The Basics of Shading

Shading Techniques - The Basics of Shading | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This tutorial covers various shading techniques you can use to add depth to your pencil drawings. It covers popular techniques such as hatching, stippling and blending. 

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Dragon Paint Art Tutorials - A How to Draw Dragons (Part 1)

Dragon Paint Art Tutorials - A How to Draw Dragons (Part 1) | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"This tutorial mainly focuses on the head, basic positioning, and on things like horns, tails, and frills."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

This drawing tutorial explains the multiple steps involved in drawing a dragon from scratch using basic pencil sketching techniques. It's great for both beginner and advanced artists.

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