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Acrylic Painting Tutorial - YouTube

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Check out this video tutorial to find out how to create your own acrylic paintings. The tutorial contains a variety of useful tips about color selections, paint brushes, and painting techniques for anyone just getting started with canvas painting.

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How to Draw a Butterfly

How to Draw a Butterfly | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
With colored pencils and a simple fun technique called impressing, you create a gorgeous pattern on the wings of a butterfly cartoon. Butterflies come in many different colors and their wings exhibit various beautiful delicate patterns. Impressing helps you create a delicate pattern on the butterfly’s wings by using a pointed blunt object, such as a stylus, to make an impression in the paper. The surface of the paper is then shaded with colored pencils to enhance the pattern and/or texture.
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This tutorial explains the steps involved in drawing and coloring a butterfly. It introduces you to the art of impressing a pattern on the wings, and shows you how to outline and add color to the butterfly.


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Figure Drawing Basics

Figure Drawing Basics | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"How many times have you tried to draw a person, and finally given up in frustration saying "I can't get this right"? Be patient with yourself and don't give up! Mastering figure drawing may take several years; however, with practice, your skills gradually improve and your drawings of people begin to look better and better."

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This informative tutorial explains the ways in which you can become better at figure drawings. It helps you perfect your sketches using different sketching techniques, and also shows you how to add perspectives on figures and sketch from live models.

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How To Draw Perspective Shadow



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Drawing perspective shadows can be one of the most challenging things for a beginner artist. Luckily, this tutorial explains the basics of drawing perspective shadows, and includes tips about using guide lines to create shadows in your drawings.

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Sketching Figures with Lines

Sketching Figures with Lines | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

Rough, gesture, or action sketches are usually rendered very quickly, sometimes in less than a minute. The benefits of making rough sketches are in the process, rather than the creation of a magnificent work of art. Hence, you only goal is to capture a mood, expression or gesture on your drawing paper.

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This tutorial contains very useful tips about sketching different poses and figures. It also explains the basic sketching process, and teaches you how to examine sketches and choose models.

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How to Draw a Serene Scene

How to Draw a Serene Scene | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Sketching is an action word, and you can only learn this skill by actually sketching. To give you a feel for the sketching process, numerous illustrations and simple text take you step-by -step through the process of rendering a sketch from one of my sketches (much easier than working from an actual scene).
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A detailed tutorial explaining the various methods of sketching process. If you want to learn about sketching proportions, mapping values and defining values, this tutorial is a good place to start.

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Getting Under Your Skin – Facial Muscles

Getting Under Your Skin – Facial Muscles | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
This article introduces ten facial muscles around the forehead, eyes, and mouth that are of special interest to artists who draw people. The discussion focuses on the relevance of each muscle (or group of muscles) to artistic, rather than biophysical applications. In the final section, you can challenge yourself to draw each facial muscle (or group of muscles) on a photo of a face.
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This drawing tutorial provides useful tips about defining facial muscles around the forehead, eyes and mouth in your drawings. The tutorial explains the various functions of the facial muscles and provides tips about drawing each muscle.

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Drawing the Mouth of a Baby

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

In this project, you draw the slightly open mouth of a baby, by first sketching five circular shapes to represent its five basic forms. When compared to the mouth of an older child or an adult, a baby's mouth is proportionately smaller and has fuller lips; in addition, the five basic forms are more pronounced.

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There are a few differences between drawing the mouth of a baby and adult. This tutorial explains the process of drawing a baby's mouth by showing you how to circle mouth proportions and form a baby's lips with shading.

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How to Draw a Cat

How to Draw a Cat | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
In this lesson, you first sketch a caricature of a cat named Kitty within a grid of twenty-five squares. You then enhance your shading skills by using mostly curved hatching lines, to add a full range of values to her fur and face.
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This tutorial describes the techniques and steps involved in drawing a caricature of a cat. It is divided into tow parts: outlining proportions inside a grid, and adding form and texture with hatching.

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How to Draw a Female Figure

How to Draw a Female Figure | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
In this lesson, you draw the three-dimensional forms of a clothed, female figure, by first outlining with detailed lines, and then adding shading with crosshatching. Meet Claudette, an incredibly creative artist inboth visual and literary arts! She kindly agreed to model for the photo on which this drawing is based.
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This tutorial demonstrates some of the techniques and tools you can use to draw a three dimensional figure of a sitting woman. It explains how to sketch proportions, refine the sketch and add shading.

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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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Getting Started with Shading

Getting Started with Shading | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
This lesson is designed to introduce a beginner to several aspects of shading, from preparing and holding a pencil to creating and blending shading.
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This comprehensive tutorial explains the different tools and techniques you can use to shade your portraits and drawings. It shows you how to prepare and hold your pencil, and helps you understand how different papers affect shading.

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How to Draw a Soccer Scene with PicsArt Drawing Tools

How to Draw a Soccer Scene with PicsArt Drawing Tools | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
This step by step tutorial shows how to draw energetic soccer scenes with PicsArt Drawing Tools.
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In the spirit of the World Cup, here is a drawing tutorial that shows you how to draw a soccer scene using the PicsArt app. It walks you through the entire process, from the initial outline to the final touches.

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Painting trees and leaves Watercolor Tutorial

Painting trees and leaves Watercolor Tutorial | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"Learn how to paint a beautiful landscape with this free step by step watercolor painting demo."

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This tutorial explains the process of painting a tree landscape using watercolors. You'll learn how to use the medium to render light, blend colors and add details to the final composition.

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How to Draw a Dog Nose

How to Draw a Dog Nose | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
This project challenges you to draw two dog noses from slightly different perspectives. You may find the lessons in D Beginner: Squirkling extremely helpful as you try your hand at squirkling graduations of textured shading.
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This drawing tutorial explains the different methods you can use to draw dog noses. The lesson covers the frontal and angular view of a dog nose, with tips about how to add the right amount of shading and texture.


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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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How To Draw Realistic Eyes

How To Draw Realistic Eyes | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
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This video tutorial explains everything you need to know about drawing and shading realistic eyes with your pencil. You can use these tips to improve your portrait drawings and improve the detail of your compositions.

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How to Draw a Tulip

How to Draw a Tulip | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Tulips are among the most beautiful flowers and are also quite easy to draw. In this project, you use slightly curved hatching lines of various values and lengths to draw a tulip, as well as a section of its stem and leaf.Detailed step-by-step instructions take you through every aspect of setting up proportions, establishing the shape of the individual parts, and adding shading to create depth.
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This tutorial is a great resource for anyone who wants to practice plant drawing. It explains how to sketch the parts of a tulip and helps you transform a sketch into a contour drawing.

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Gabriela Mihailescu's curator insight, July 15, 5:12 PM

A tutorial is a story. A tutorial about how to draw a tulip is an emotional, beautiful story which can be told to you, so you can tell it to others. 

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Study of a Girl's Face

Study of a Girl's Face | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Your goal in this project is to duplicate drawing styles and techniques of the Renaissance. Drawings by Leonardo Da Vinci serve as extraordinary teachers of the many drawing techniques developed during the Renaissance. The subject is based on a drawing of a girl's head by Leonardo da Vinci, and you work in graphite instead of silverpoint.
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This tutorial walks you through the process of drawing a female's face using a variety of drawing techniques. It also explains how to sketch proportions, outline facial features and add shading with hatching.

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How to Draw Hands

How to Draw Hands | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
This project offers simple step-by-step illustrated instructions, to guide aspiring artists through the process of outlining a proportionately correct adult human hand.
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This tutorial shows you how to draw the proportions of the human hands. It also explains how hand shapes depend on a persons' size, age and gender, and describes how to put proportions on paper and outline the forms of a hand.

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How to Draw a Swan

How to Draw a Swan | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Feathers define the structural form of a swan, in much the same way as clothing defines the understructure of a person. In this project, you outline the various shapes of the swan, refine the contour drawing, add shading to define both form and texture, and use horizontal hatching lines to indicate the swan’s reflection in water.
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This drawing tutorial is for any artist who wants to practice drawing the anatomy of a swan. It explains how to sketch basic proportions, draw precise outline, shade the swan and draw water.

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How to Draw a Dalmatian

How to Draw a Dalmatian | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
In this project, you draw a lovable Dalmatian with realistic eyes and a shiny textured nose, with emphasis on the forms of her fur and individual features, as defined by a dominant light source.
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This step-by-step tutorial is a great way to learn about the process of drawing and shading a dalmatian. It shows you how to work with a grid, draw outlines and shade shadows.

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Watercolor Painting Tips | PortPrep Blog

Watercolor Painting Tips | PortPrep Blog | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Learn the best watercolor painting tips for all levels from the different online resources listed below in this article.
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This article provides some useful tips about improving your watercolor paintings. It also includes a video narrated by professional painter, Terry Harrison.

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OnlyPencil Drawing Tutorials » Drawing Realistic Hair with Pencil Part One

OnlyPencil Drawing Tutorials » Drawing Realistic Hair with Pencil Part One | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
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This tutorial covers the various steps and tools used to draw realistic hair with a pencil. The tips in this tutorial will help you understand how to add details to your drawings and use shading techniques to create unique effects.

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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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Painting the Breaking Wave - Oil Painting Wave Techniques

Painting the Breaking Wave - Oil Painting Wave Techniques | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Learn how to paint the breaking wave with this free tutorial by Artist Byron Pickering.
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This tutorial explains the process and techniques used to paint a dramatic breaking wave using oil paint. It's a fairly advanced tutorial so try it only if you're already comfortable using oil paints.

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