Seeing to Draw

Drawing Asymmetrical Objects

Measuring Curvy Path Using Yarn

You can use your sketching technique on just about anything now, so scout out some appealing objects from around your home that are not symmetrical. It's important to work with your small sketchbook 6 x 8 or 8 x 10 now, because on large surfaces, beginners tend to attempt large, time-consuming pieces the size of the paper seems to call up the big project, requiring lots of time and diligence. But remember, sketching calls for setting down quick impressions. After you've collected some...

Stepby Step Value Drawing

Light And Shadow Drawing

Use your preview tools and a light sketch to indicate the basic shape and scale of the object. If you're working with a symmetrical object, check it out on a vertical surface at viewing distance. A rt is created in layers. We begin with Jr . an underdrawing, then work on top of it in steps, as in this demonstration. Darker values, crisper contours, and more details are added gradually. Every stage is a blend of steps, including back STRATEGIES FOR FILLING IN OVERALL VALUE When you...

Studying the Face Start

Face Drawing Examples

Use your own face at first, since with this subject matter, you're the one most likely to be generous with your time. Find a mirror that allows you to see your whole face. Light it from one side to give yourself some clear value contrast. Make sure you don't create a complicated set of shadows. But first, let's deal with some typical responses to using yourself as a model My nose is too big. My nose is too short. I hate my hair. I have too many wrinkles. If any of such imagined, or even true,...