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July 10 2015


How To Draw A Squirrel In Six Stages

Let's learn how to draw a squirrel . To understand the process better, we will do the drawing in six different stages.
Stage One. In the first stage we will create the overall body shape.
Stage Two. Adding a basic tail shape will complete the second stage.
Stage Three. First, add the rear leg and allow for its depth to equal the top body thickness. Now, add the forearm, keeping its length equal to the tail's thickness.It's important to measure and compare a shape against another so this way you will get the right size for every shape.
Stage Four. Add the ear, hand and foot.
Stage Five. Add the eye.
Stage Six. In the sixth stage of how to draw a squirrel drawing guide, we will finally add the lines and shadings. This is done to highlight important details like hair and body form.

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May 25 2015


Learn How To Draw A Rabbit

Let's learn how to draw a rabbit. We will be doing this drawing step by step with 6 sketches. For the first step we will draw a simple rabbit body shape that will look like a beanie. In the second step we will add the head. You can use the head as a measure, therefore the head's height will be two times lesser than the body's. We will be adding the ears in the third step, with the ears height beeing a little bit bigger than the head's. In step 4, hands have been added, and will have the same lenght as the depth of the head. In step 5 we will begin to add eyes and body shapes. We can draw some grass also, if desired.
In the final step we will do the final sketch. Draw the nose and the mouth. Also, draw shadings to expose the rabbit's fur.
This is only an example out of many on how to draw a rabbit. Beeing a street drawer requires beeing making fast drawings, so I like to keep it as simple as possible.

This is just a sketch, you are not involved in a competition, take it step by step and practice as much as you can. Drawing can be a beautiful thing if you enjoy it.
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May 10 2015


A guide on pencil drawing

Professional drawers use various pencil drawing techniques to sharpen certain details, techniques that you can easily learn in this article. There are some pencil marks that the drawers like to use more than other marks. Master these skills and you will obtain interesting textures in your artwork.
Hatching. Hatching is done by drawing parallel lines on your draw paper. The hatching lines must variate at starting points and end points to prevent certain hard edges from forming. Also, you can alternate the distance between the parallel lines in order to form darker or lighter areas of a certain shade.
Crosshatching.Crosshatching is very similar to hatching but over the parallel lines we will draw a second set of parallel lines, at different angles, one set over the other. If you're looking for more depth in your drawing you can add a third and a fourth set of lines and so on until the desired shade is obtained.

Building up layers is a more difficult but amazing technique and involves using different pencils with different grade of graphite to create the desired effect. You can master this technique with practice and good hand control. Here are some great starting points to build up layers:
1.Start with simple light. You need a 2H pencil for this. Choose a couple of inches on your paper and gently, scribble back and forth. Halfway across, loosen up the pressure on the pencil to obtain lighter effect on the bottom side.
2.Darker lead.Pick an HB pencil and repeat step 1, only this time you will use HB pencil over the 2H pencil's initial drawing. Stop you scribbles at the halfway point for best effect.
3.Continue to darken. Take a 2B pencil, and repeat step 2, scribbling over the HB pencil drawing. When done you should see the obvious transition from darker shades to lighter shades.

This beeing said, start practicing these great pencil techniques, master them with patience and most important, have fun with it.
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April 26 2015


Easy ways of drawing faces from photos

What are the best measurement techniques in drawing faces for the beginner artists? One of the most common ways to draw a face is by measuring it. Everything can be measured. Most of you have been taught at school to measure a certain object by comparing it to something you know. Just like measuring the distance from one point to another on a map. Just so you know many persons measure certain objects by comparing them to themselves.
Baselines are also comparison plans. For instance when you compare a mouse to a leopard, the mouse is very small.But when you compare the leopard with an elephant, the leopard is not that big. Size is relative to what is being compared.
When we use this method in art drawings, we compare the baselines in the photograph to another particularity in that image.
Establishing baselines. Photos are the simplest images because they are pictures in two dimensions. You will need for this a pencil, an eraser, a sketch pad, paper and a photograph, preferably large.
1.Choose a baseline. Select an easy to use particularity in the photo and measure it with a straight line - for instance, the width of the eye. You can cut a piece of paper to measure it.
2.Transfer the baseline with to the chosen paper. Put the measured line on your paper. The line marked on paper is the baseline.Use this line to measure and draw any other features in that photograph.
3.Compare and measure the other aspects. Compare the proportion of every aspect of the face to the baseline. Using the marked piece - the eye - now we can measure anyother part in the child's face by correlating it with the eye scale.
4.Place the correct measurements. Carefully check if the measurements on the paper are right.

So go ahead and start practising, impress some friends or family members!
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