Starting to Draw? PART 4


This is the fourth of my art tutorials on Starting to Draw for Absolute Beginners on tonal drawing. (Checkout the first in the series here) In this video I’ll bring together all the elements covered in the previous three easy drawing tutorials; curves, lines, tone, shading, creating depth and using the pencil. Here we are going to use tone to create depth in the drawing. The drawing consists of three paint brushes in a pot, each one drawn with a different pencil, HB, 2B and 8B. This method helps to create different tones and therefore creates depth in the drawing, because darker lines look closer than lighter lines.

Lines, curves (plus a link to understanding eye level) tone and shading are also covered to create a three-dimensional drawing. This technique is ideal for still life drawing, but can be applied to any type of drawing that requires tonal drawing.

This video is aimed at beginners, children, students and anyone else wanting to improve their drawing skills and learn to draw.


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