Today we are going to work on mastering values and tones in your drawings. This is just one of the many things that you will need to learn in order to become a master drawer/artist.
Tones/values occur in nearly every part of a drawing that you will create. Learning how to create the perfect value for each spot on the drawing is what will turn your artwork into a masterpiece. But before you learn how to master tones/values in your drawings, you will have to work on your craft, which means, ughh, drawing exercises. Sorry.
Here is a great drawing tutorial to learn how to make the "Menorah that turns into a Christmas Tree" Design. It is perfect for sending out a holiday card when you have friends who celebrate both Christmas and Chanukkah. I show you how to draw it below. Happy Drawing! Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas!
Drawing realistic eyelashes is really hard to accomplish. You can just draw curved lines all over the eyes and expect them to look real. I recreated the eyelashes from a real eye and show you how I did it below. Follow along with the step by step drawings and instructions below to also draw realistic eyelashes.
I've always thought that one of the most difficult things to draw was drawing the folds in fabric clothing and drapery. For that reason, I decided to show you how to draw fabric that is draped over itself. There are a lot of wrinkles, folds, and creases to show you how to go about shading and drawing them.
I think the best way to come up with new drawing ideas is to look at other artist's work. It's hard to come up with new ideas every day, so I thought that you might like some black and white ink drawings and illustrations inspiration. The following inspirational ink drawings will open your mind to new possibilities in sketching and drawing with pens, ink, and markers. Yes, I put in some drawings that aren't black and white, but they are still one color drawings using ballpoint pens. Here are more than 50 inspirational pen and ink drawings, art and illustration ideas.
Check out my newest book on drawing faces. When you are learning to draw, you don’t need a picture or two showing you what to do. You need tons of pictures to guide you gently through each of the many steps. Too many art books make enormous leaps with little explanation, forcing you out of the zone to waste time trying to figure out what the “Teacher” did. With this drawing book, each lesson will include tons of pictures and instructions to help you draw the best faces that you can and I explain all the details so you are never left staring at the picture thinking – How did she do that? Check out my newest here.
In order to become a better artist, it's recommended that you keep an art journal or sketchbook. It's hard to come up with new ideas every day, so I thought that you might like some sketchbook art inspiration. The following inspirational sketchbooks will open your mind to new possibilities in daily art journaling and sketchbook-ing. Here are more than 50 inspirational sketchbook art and illustration ideas.