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Focus on Focal Points Drawing Tutorial

Focus on Focal Points Drawing Tutorial | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
When looking at a drawing by an accomplished artist, have you ever noticed that one specific item catches your eye more than others? This is not an accident! Accomplished artists know a few secrets to bring attention toward what they consider the most important part of their chosen subject. A telltale sign of a drawing by an amateur artist is a hodgepodge of subjects (or sections of a subject) without one dominant center of interest. In this article, I discuss various ways of implementing a strong focal point(s) into your drawings to create more interesting and professional works of art.
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This drawing tutorial is a great way to learn about adding focal points to your drawings. More often than not, artists forget what object they want their viewer to focus on, resulting in a confusing or amateurish composition. This tutorial attempts to explain the steps you can take to make your compositions look professional.

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How to Draw Animals: The Importance of Drawing a Pose - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Article

How to Draw Animals: The Importance of Drawing a Pose - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Article | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"When I was a kid, I used to say: "I don't care about drawing books, I don't need to draw a pose, I just know how to draw something as a whole". This kind of thinking was a serious blockade to my progress, but a lot of time has to fly for me to realize it. Now I know building a pose is the most important part of the drawing. Do you want to learn why? Or maybe you know it, but poses are still your weak point?"

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This tutorial covers the different steps involved in drawing different animal poses on adobe illustrator. The article attempts to simplify the anatomy of an animal into simple shapes based on the shape of the body, its position and perspective. You can use this tutorial as a guide for any animal drawings you may want to do in the future.

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Trick Art on Paper, Drawing 3D Hole, Time Lapse - YouTube

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This time lapse tutorial shows you the steps involved in drawing a 3d hole on a piece of paper. The result is an optical illusion known as an anamorphic illusion. If you want something to impress your friends with, this illusion will do the trick.

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How to Draw Olympic Games: Step by Step Drawing Tutorial

How to Draw Olympic Games: Step by Step Drawing Tutorial | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
The Drawing Challenge this week is partaking in the spirit of the Olympic season.
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In the spirit of the Olympic season, you are welcome to try out this drawing tutorial that explains how to draw an Olympic scene using the picsart app. The tutorial is fairly straightforward, but the results will make you a bigger fan of the Olympics.

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How to Draw a Baby Giraffe

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

"In this lesson, you first choose one of three compositional options, then outline the proportions and shapes, and finally use graduated hatching to define the three dimensional forms, textures, and patterns of an adorable young giraffe named Dandy."

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This tutorial covers the different steps involved in drawing a young giraffe from scratch. It starts off by showing you how to outline proper portions, then describes how to set up the sketch for shading, then shade textures and spots, and finally complete the final details.

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How to Draw the Head from Any Angle - YouTube

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This video tutorial explains the process of drawing a human head from a variety of angles. The video simplifies the drawing process by breaking down the head into simple shapes that give proportion to the different features. This is a great tutorial for beginner and professional artists alike.

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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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Introduction to Pointillism Tutorial

Introduction to Pointillism Tutorial | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Pointillism is a method of drawing or painting with several layers of small colored dots, strokes, or individual brushstrokes. In this lesson, you try your hand at shading a section of a rose with pointillism and colored pencils.
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If you've been doing art for some years, you might have come across a technique known as pointillism. This is a unique technique for drawing because it involves creating a painting using a series of small colored dots. The result is a texturized painting that looks pretty cool.

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Drawing Denim Drawing Tutorial

Drawing Denim Drawing Tutorial | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"In this lesson, I show you how to draw the edge of a tiny section of hemmed denim fabric that is gently folding. Drawing believable fabrics is integral to accurately rendering a drawing of a clothed person."

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This tutorial covers intermediate and advanced techniques used to draw realistic looking fabrics. More specifically, you will learn how to draw the edge of a piece of denim fabric, with all its folds and stitches. If you want to improve your shading and sketching skills, this is a tutorial for you.

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How to Use a Value Map

How to Use a Value Map | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
OK! So your drawing subject is lightly sketched. You now want to add shading. But, how do you know where to add each of those light, medium, and dark values? A little tool called a value map is used by many accomplished artists to figure out the correct placement of values in drawings (or paintings)!
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If you want to learn the basics of shading, you have to know how to use value maps in your drawings. Value maps are used to differentiate between light, medium, and dark values on portraits and can be useful in adding a sense of realism and depth to drawings. This tutorial gives you some tips you can use when adding value maps to drawings.

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Art Inspired by Music

Art Inspired by Music | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
The project in this lesson (inspired by the life and work of Romare Bearden) provides you with an opportunity for success regardless of your technical abilities. Observation and awareness of the feelings expressed in your work may become a catalyst for additional discussion and/or journal work.
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This interesting tutorial is not so much about learning the steps to drawing an object, but more about using your imagination to find new ways of visualizing ordinary objects. You'll be given some tips about creating art out of musical instruments, and finding your unique drawing style.

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Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Draw the Female Form | Vectortuts+

Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Draw the Female Form | Vectortuts+ | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
The most common mistake made by any student of art who wants to draw a female character is thinking about her as a male in high heels and long hair. This is because, in most cases, we are surrounded by strong male characters and, regardless of the drawing style, the muscles arouse enormous interest in the artist.
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This tutorial covers everything you need to know about drawing the female anatomy in Adobe Illustrator. You can use the tips in this tutorial to improve your cartoon drawings and any other female anatomy drawings you may be working on. Check it out!


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How to Draw the Boston Celtics, Step by Step

How to Draw the Boston Celtics, Step by Step | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Print Tutorial · Loves. Artist comments. How many of you are into basketball and more importantly the team Boston Celtics?
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Learn how to draw the Boston Celtics' Irishman in 19 simple steps with this tutorial. With each step written out and illustrated, it's easy to follow along until your favorite sports team's mascot is on your paper. 

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Graphite Drawing Techniques-Pencil Drawing

Graphite Drawing Techniques-Pencil Drawing | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
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This drawing tutorial describes a few drawing techniques you can use to compose better graphite drawings. It covers techniques such as hatching and crosshatching,  rendering, blending, and cross contour lines. It also comes with a video that explains everything in visual steps.

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Week in Review: 3D Drawing, Olympic Games, and Owl Drawing

This week’s collection of drawing tutorials covered a wide range of topics designed to help you become a better artist. Here are the top 3 articles from this week:

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Drawing a 3D Illusion on paper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQpPWnSiNPI


If you’ve ever looked at a drawing that seems so lifelike and wondered how it was done, this tutorial will give you some inside tips about creating such drawings. The tutorial is specifically designed to show you how draw an anamorphic illusion of a 3D hole. You can try out this tutorial regardless of your skill level.


Olympic Games

http://blog.picsart.com/post/how-to-draw-olympic-games-step-by-step-drawing-tutorial


Since its release, Picsart is has become popular drawing app among artists thanks to its easy to use interface and comprehensive drawing tools. This tutorial shows you how you can take advantage of the different drawing tools to create your very own Olympic game drawing.


Owl Drawing

http://www.drawspace.com/lessons/view/t03


The last tutorial in this week’s selection of scoops is a drawing tutorial about drawing an owl with your pencil. The techniques in this tutorial are catered towards advanced artists and will help you learn about new composition techniques and drawing animal features.


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Creative Ideas

Creative Ideas | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
How To Draw a Rose
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This simple illustration shows you how to draw and shade a rose in 7 easy steps. And the Facebook timeline shows successful and not-so-successful attempts at recreating it!

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Create a Wild, Graffiti-Style Arrow Design in Adobe Illustrator - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Tutorial

Create a Wild, Graffiti-Style Arrow Design in Adobe Illustrator - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Tutorial | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"In the following tutorial I will show you how to create cool and bright graffiti arrows in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn how to create wild styled graffiti design elements using the Paintbrush Tool first (for sketching) and the Pen Tool (making forms and colors)."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you own a drawing tablet and want to challenge yourself with adobe illustrator's advanced features, this tutorial is for you. It explains the process of creating a graffiti design using a variety of painting tools and drawing techniques that require you to think outside of the box.

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How to Draw an Owl

How to Draw an Owl | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
In this project, you first establish accurate proportions and outline the various shapes and forms of an adorable young owl named Hooter; you then use graduated hatching techniques to characterize the various textures and define the forms.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This tutorial will show you how to draw an owl from scratch using advanced drawing techniques. The tutorial contains information about putting proportions on paper, adding shading and texture and using shapes to sketch the different shapes that make up the anatomy of an owl.

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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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▶ TUTORIAL - Fashion Figures for Beginners - YouTube


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This step by step video tutorial explains the process of drawing fashion figures for any fashion sketches and designs you may be working on. This tutorial can be used to improve your fashion and anatomy drawing skills. Best of all, its been simplified so any beginner can perform the different steps with ease.

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Human Anatomy Fundamentals: Muscles and Other Body Mass - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Article

Human Anatomy Fundamentals: Muscles and Other Body Mass - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Article | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
earning to draw muscles may conjure medical charts in daunting details, but such complexity is unnecessary. We only need to know what shows up through the skin, since that's what we draw: in real life, you'd have to look hard to find someone whose body displays intense muscle detail (basically bodybuilders and some athletes). Similarly, it is only a niche of illustrators who give a lot of attention to muscle details in their work, such as artists for superhero comics.
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This comprehensive tutorial explains the process of adding muscle detail to your drawings. It contains tips about drawing arm muscles, the torso, leg, and even explains how to give a character the appearance of body fat. Whether you're a cartoon artist or someone who wants to improve their anatomy drawings, this tutorial will be useful to you.

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How to Paint From the Imagination - Watercolor Fantasy Art - Painting Birds - YouTube

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Drawing from the imagination is a skill that has to worked on over a long period of time. Imagination drawings require you to be more creative and use improvised drawing techniques, which makes them slightly more difficult than traditional reference drawings. This video tutorial shows you how you can get started with painting scenes from your own imagination.

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▶ How to Draw an Eagle's Head With Watercolor Pencils - YouTube

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This advanced tutorial is for any artist interested in using watercolor pencils as a drawing medium. The video walks you through the process of drawing an eagle's head -- first using a pencil outline to get the general shape followed by a thorough application of watercolor pencils to add details to the final composition. Definitely a must-watch for any artist.

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Shiny Leather Boots by Cindy Wider

Shiny Leather Boots by Cindy Wider | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
The primary goal of this lesson is to achieve the illusion of a pair of realistic three-dimensional boots on a flat surface (your page) whilst also indicating their shiny texture. Curriculum is designed to refine your perception skills, build mental stamina, patience and tenacity whilst further developing your eye, mind, and hand coordination.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This tutorial describes the process of drawing leather boots using your pencil. The tutorial starts out with an outline and grid drawing, then moves to the outlining tone maps, then finally the shading. If you want to learn how to draw realistic leather textures, this is a good tutorial to start with.

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Teddy Bear Drawing Tutorial

Teddy Bear Drawing Tutorial | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
In this project, you use graduated hatching to define the three dimensional forms and the fuzzy texture of an adorable teddy bear. The little model for this project was incredibly cooperative.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This tutorial will show you how to draw a teddy bear in a few simple steps. It includes useful tips about sketching outlines, adding shading and texture to your drawing. You can use this tutorial to improve your pencil drawing skills and brush up on a few still life drawing techniques.

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