Drawing something from a reference is one thing, but if you want to draw from memory/imagination, you must really understand the topic beforehand. In this tutorial I will tell you everything you need to know about a human nose: how its anatomy can be simplified to forms and lines, and how to draw it in every view and style without a reference.
They say the eyes are the mirror to the soul, and it’s not just true about humans. The eyes of animals, no matter how different, speak volumes about the creature’s personality and emotions. Because of this, it’s not so easy to draw eyes that look both realistic and alive, especially when you can’t use a reference.
In this yummy tutorial, I’ll show you an easy way to draw three different types of ice cream, using a graphite pencil and ink liners.
Recently, I showed you how to draw a skull in profile. This time, I’ll show you the more interesting view, perfect for tattoos and scary illustrations. This view is also very simple, so you don’t need to be a skilled artist to follow this tutorial!
In this tutorial, we’ll draw a singing bird with beautiful blue feathering.
Leather is a very durable and pretty material, and it’s been used widely from the earliest days of humankind. In this tutorial I will show you how to draw a beautiful, shiny leather dress and an old leather belt. You can use the techniques shown here for other objects as well, for example for a leather jacket or a piece of leather armor.
Metal is very fun to draw because you can achieve amazing results with just a few tricks. In this tutorial I will show you how to draw shiny metal (polished silver, chrome), and old/used metal (weapons, armor). I will use a silver goblet and an axe as an example, but you can use the same techniques to draw a metal texture on any object.
Snakes, lizards, crocodiles, alligators, and… dragons, they all have one thing in common—they’re covered with a natural armor. There are many types of scales, but they all follow a special pattern that makes them so strong and protective. Once you learn how to create such a pattern, you’ll be able to draw realistic scales on any animal!
In this tutorial, I’ll show you the process of creating a nature-inspired artwork that depicts a peony and cherry blossoms, popular symbols of spring and flourishing.
The texture of rock is deceptively simple, but it gets quite complicated when you try to get it right. In this tutorial I will show you how to draw a texture of a single rock or stone, and a texture of a structure made of stones, like a road or the wall of a medieval castle.
Fabrics are tricky to draw because of all the folds and complicated shading. In this tutorial I will show you how to go about drawing two different types of fabric: smooth and flowing, like silk, and rough and thick, like wool.