Drawing heads and faces that look like actual humans is tricky. Brace yourself for an instant "Nope!" if something seems off, because people spend all day looking at each other. You can't really fool anyone.
If you want to be a next-level artist, learning technique is only the beginning. Your drawings need to express your own personal style and say, "Hey, it's ME."
Let's get some perspective on three-point perspective drawing. First of all, what exactly is it? Here's a quick refresher for anyone who can nail one-point and two-point perspective drawing and feels ready to take on the big three.
Perspective is a drawing technique that shows objects in all their 3-D glory even on a flat piece of paper or canvas. The trick: using lines that recede to express a sense of distance.
The great thing about drawing is that you don't need special supplies. Go ahead and use the tiny pencil from mini golf or the paper bag that once carried your Chinese takeout.
Pencil lines go askew, marks end up where you don't want them, composition ideas change. People make mistakes, especially when they are new to drawing.
Watercolor pencils look like regular colored pencils, and you pretty much use them the same way. But add water to your drawing and something incredible happens: You've got watercolor art.
Bringing a person to life with just a pencil and a piece of paper is a magical thing — and a really good reason to learn how to sketch.
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t draw animals, and now I'm lucky enough to be a professional animal artist. Whether you have the same goal or just want to get better at drawing these living creatures, I've got some tips for you. We'll start with the basics, move on to the nitty-gritty of drawing an animal head, and finish by discussing proportions, facial expressions and art materials.
You're finally sketching pictures you're proud of, and you feel as pleased as you did when your first-grade teacher tacked your stick-figure drawings on the bulletin board.