Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Eye Drawing

Draw the Outlines:

Sometimes I draw the eyelid edges first, then the iris, sometimes the iris then the eyelids - it works either way. I usually draw the iris as a full circle then erase where it overlaps the eyelids, so that the shape is correct. Then I draw the outer eyelid edges and any folds or creases around the eye.

Shading the Iris:First check for any highlights cutting across the eye surface, and lightly outline these. Shade the iris using directional shading to mimic its radiant patterns. Shade the pupil too, establishing good, solid darks. Watch out for highlights across the pupil too - if they are there, put them in.
Often artists use a bit of license when drawing the pupil, making it larger to give the person a friendlier look (since the pupils dilate when we are pleased to see someone), and making a highlight curve across it, to emphasize the shiny curved surface of the eyeball.
Shading and Shadows:
Now I'm adding some shading to the drawing. I add a fine layer across all of the inner white of the eye, and very, very lightly across the outer one. The 'whites' aren't really white, but slightly shaded. Reserve pure white for your highlights as much as possible. I add a layer of shading to the upper eyelid, an some shadows around the eye. At this stage, the shading is quite strong - I'll soften it with an eraser. (Bear in mind that the scanner hasn't picked up the lighter tones).
Smoothing the Shading:
The eye drawing is almost finished. The shading in the eye is completed, making sure the white highlights are crisp. Notice the shadow drawn under the upper eyelid. This helps to give it a more three-dimensional look. Skin tones require a fine touch with shading. I use an eraser to lift excess tone, sometimes re-drawing several times until I get the subtle shading that I want. I've made the shading in the whites of the eye a little darker so that the highlights look brighter.
Notice that I haven't drawn the eyelashes yet. I want to be able to smudge and erase the tones on the eyelids without disturbing the eyelashes.
The completed Eye Drawing:
To finish off the eye drawing, I've softened some of the shading further to create quite a smooth effect, and crisped up the highlights in the eye. Then I've added the eyelashes. Look carefully at the eyelashes - note where they start. A common error is to have eyelashes growing out of the middle of the eyelid. A few hairs straying inwards, but most eyelash hairs grow quite precisely out of the front edge of the eyelid. Use an almost flicking motion, lifting the pencil towards the end of the hair, to draw the natural taper of the eyelash.

Learn to Draw Cartoon Faces Continued

Funky Cartoon Hair Styles:
Cartoon Features and Facial Hair:
Draw Female Cartoon Characters:
Cartoon Girl Hairstyles:
Cartoon Face Expressions - Eyebrows:
Expressive Cartoon Features:
Cartoon Girl Face Expressions:
Cartoon Face Combinations:

You Can Draw Cartoon Faces

Lets see if you can understand only by images...;)

Draw a Rose with Fiber Tip Pen

This is the reference for this rose drawing tutorial. You might prefer to try a different one. If you can, get a real bloom to draw from life.
A simple Artline fiber-tip pen is used for this tutorial, on a generic brand of multi-purpose sketching paper. Office paper works well for practice sketches. Test out your pen and paper first to ensure that it isn't inclined to 'bleed' ink into the fibers.

Drawing the Rose from the Inside Out:
When you're drawing in ink, so can't make corrections, it's a good idea to do a rough sketch in pencil first, to 'place' the bloom on the page and get the overall proportions right. Then, begin in the center, looking for the innermost, curled petals in the middle of the rose, that are almost 'framed' by the petals around them.

Developing the Rose Drawing:
Now continue adding petals to the rose. Keep the line clean and simple. You're really just looking for definite edges, and paying attention to the way the petals curl and overlap. Some shapes will seem a bit odd, because of the way the petals change plane as they curl. That's fine - they'll make sense as the whole thing comes together.

Completing the Rose Outline:
Finish outlining the petals, then add a little detail. Use fairly short, neat marks to suggest the veins on some of the petals, curving to show the direction of curl. You can also add a little hatching in the darker folds of the flower.

The Finished Rose Pen Drawing:
Outline the leaves, add veins and a little hatching, and you're done. Note that this is a very linear style of drawing - it's very crisp and hard, and not naturalistic at all. If I was going to apply an ink wash, I'd use a more broken line for a natural look. The outline used here will fight against any tonal shading. However, some strong, clean color might work well for an illustrative look.

Before You Run Out of Ideas - Try One of These!

Sometimes when you look at a blank page, your mind goes blank too. You want to draw or paint, but what? Here are six sources of inspiration to get you started drawing, painting, or even scrap-booking  Once you get started, you'll find that one idea leads to another. Try picking one theme to explore consistently over several days or even weeks, adding written notes about your thoughts and feelings to your sketchbook.

  • Everyday Objects

Some of the most beautiful works of art focus on the everyday. A simple mug, or a piece of fruit can be inspiration for a simple and beautiful drawing. You can concentrate on accurate shapes and values, or explore expressive line and atmospheric tone. Try drawing and painting one object in various ways and with different mediums. Do a scrapbook or sketchbook page with a sketch of your favorite mug on your kitchen table, a photo and a note about why you love it.

  • Yourself, Family and Friends

Forget trying to draw portraits from washed-out, glossy-magazine celebrity photos. Draw real people. People you care about. Self portraits guarantee you a willing model, and are a time-honored way for artists to express their deepest feelings. Friends and family can be sketched as they go about their day, or drawn in detail posing. These drawings can become treasured mementoes, even family heirlooms.

  • Inspiration from the Garden and Nature

Complex natural forms can offer pleasantly forgiving subjects for drawing and painting -nobody knows if its a wobbly line or the shape of the leaf. And they can also be challenging and complex. Its up to you. You can explore nature up close, drawing leaves and pinecones, or on a grand scale, sketching scenes.

  • Furry Friends

Draw your pet sleeping by the hearth, or sketch them at play. Or draw from a photograph taken in natural light, at pet's eye-level. Have a day sketching at the zoo. Zoo animals offer a range of interesting challenges - how do you draw a crocodile's skin or a leopard's spots? Create a series of scrapbook or sketchbook pages with zoo sketches. Draw the entrance with a wall or fence along the bottom of a page, and sketch the visitors looking at the exhibits.

  • Fantasy Ideas

Look at paintings in books and online for inspiration. See how artists have interpreted these themes. Do you agree with them? Bring traditional ideas into the21st century. Get friends to model for reference photos - accurate anatomy and correct fall of light and shadow is important in creating a believable fantasy. Create scrapbook or sketchbook pages that suggest a story. Stain pages with tea or diluted ink, draw decorative borders and imagine a day in the life of your dragon or witch.

  • Inspiration from Literature and Film

Have you ever read a description of a character or scene in a book that comes to life in your mind so clearly, that you can see it like a movie in your head? Try drawing it! If you love a book that's been made into a movie, try to get the movie version out of your head, and read it afresh. Or try re-casting the scene with different actors.

Sketches/paintings in Gallery

So what did you think about the pics uploaded in gallery!
Just want to add that these are not the ones that are downloaded from some site and then uploaded.
These are drawn by people i friends, my colleagues, my family friends and my BF too (The last two sketches) .....:p

So i think now as we have seen so many examples you might have thought to start painting or try a sketch... Lets concentrate on some real lessons and info about this art then. :)