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How To Draw a 3-strand Braid

How To Draw a 3-strand Braid | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This simple reference guide is for anyone who wants to learn about drawing braids. The process is fairly simple -- it only takes four steps and a few minutes of drawing time before you have a detailed braid you can use for any of your portraits.

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Adult Noses in Profile

Adult Noses in Profile | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it

"In this project, I show you some easy techniques for drawing the three basic types of adult noses in profile, by following only three simple steps."

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This guide explains the various techniques and steps involved in drawing the human nose from the profile view. It teaches you how to establish proportion, outline shapes, and shade forms in order to make your nose drawings dynamic.

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Week in Review: Cartoon Character Sketching, Drawing the Head, and Body Types

This week’s collection of drawing reference guides were mainly focused on providing artists with easy to follow information about drawing the human anatomy. Here are the top three scoops from last week:

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Character Sketch Process

The first scoop on this week’s list is a drawing reference guide about sketching cartoon characters. This is an excellent resource for any cartoon artist just as much as it is for seasoned portrait artists. The guide simplifies the drawing process into sketches you can easily follow to build your character’s look.

Head Construction Study Reference Guide

This reference guide is all about the human head and its anatomy. The guide contains a wide range of head shapes at different positions and expressions. If you’re looking for something to improve your facial drawing skills, this guide is a good place to start.

Body Type Study Reference Guide

Finally, the last scoop on this week’s review is one about drawing different body types. The guide can be used to learn about the proportions of the male anatomy and also as a way of visualizing the characteristics of different body shapes.

As always, we will be adding new scoops next week so make sure you follow this topic for more reference guides and resources.

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Let's Talk About Folds - Reference Guide

Let's Talk About Folds - Reference Guide | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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In order to draw clothing accurately, you first have to understand how folds are drawn. Although they are minor details, they still play an important part in the realism of your drawings. This reference guide explains the basis of drawing folds on clothing.

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Head Construction Study Reference Guide

Head Construction Study Reference Guide | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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Use this reference guide to improve your ability to draw proportional human heads and facial features. The guide can be used for just about any drawing project, whether portrait or cartoon.

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Drawing for Animation - Reference Guide

Drawing for Animation - Reference Guide | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This reference guide is for anyone who wants a quick and easy way to learn about the anatomy of the feet. It also includes some sketches of various shoes you can use for cartoon character drawings.

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Male and Female Anatomy Reference Guide

Male and Female Anatomy Reference Guide | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This reference guide is for anyone who wants a quick way to learn about the proportions of the female and male anatomy. The guide breaks down the complex anatomy into simple shapes you can use for sketches and other drawing projects.

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Character Sketch Process

Character Sketch Process | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you're currently thinking of creating your very own cartoon character but don't know how to start, this reference guide may make things go a little smoother. The guide describes the process of creating a cartoon character from sketches to final compositions and explains how to draw the head, body, and arms of various characters.

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Hand Study: Visual Reference Guide

Hand Study: Visual Reference Guide | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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Aside from the face, the human hands are the most expressive parts of the anatomy. This reference guide will help you understand the parts of the hands and how to convey expression through different gestures.


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Eyes and Noses

Eyes and Noses | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Just a study of eyes and noses. I'm trying out my realism, you know. Slow transition. There are a few I really like. One of those noses is mine, too. ;3 © me.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This reference guide will help you understand the shape and structure of the human nose and eyes. The guide contains a variety of noses and eyes to use you can use as reference for your future drawings. Check it out.

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Hair Styles Drawing Reference Guide

Hair Styles Drawing Reference Guide | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This reference guide is for anyone who wants to learn about drawing different hairstyles. From short to long cuts, this guide is an easy way to understand the appearance of hair on the human face.


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Human Anatomy Reference Guide

Human Anatomy Reference Guide | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This reference guide explains the different parts of the human anatomy with an emphasis on proportions of the back view of the anatomy. This can be used as a general guide for drawing or as a cheat sheet for understanding basic muscle groups.

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Female Proportions Reference Guide

Female Proportions Reference Guide | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This reference guide covers the basics of the female human anatomy. It can be used by anyone who wants to gain a general understanding of the different proportion lines of the body, specifically when drawing female subjects.

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Feet Drawing Reference Guide

Feet Drawing Reference Guide | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This reference guide is all about drawing the feet and legs. It contains several sketches of feet at different angles and orientations that you may come across when drawing feet from a reference image.


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Drawing an Ellipse - Drawing Tutorial

Drawing an Ellipse - Drawing Tutorial | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it

"In this exercise, I show you how to use one point perspective to accurately draw an ellipse. You need your sketchbook, a pencil, and a ruler."

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This tutorial explains how you can use one point perspective drawings to draw an ellipse. If you want to improve your ability to draw objects, such as vases, ice cream cones, mugs, plates, and tires on vehicles, this tutorial is for you.

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Anatomy - Human Arm Muscles

Anatomy - Human Arm Muscles | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This comprehensive diagram provides detailed explanations about the various muscle groups and anatomy of the human hand. If you're looking for a concise reference for the arms, this is a guide you need to check out.

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Expressive Eyes Drawing Reference Guide

Expressive Eyes Drawing Reference Guide | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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A set of expressive eyes for use in cartoon drawings or digital art. This is a great way to learn about adding emotion to characters using the eyes.

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Female Hand Study Reference Guide

Female Hand Study Reference Guide | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This hand reference guide focuses on the anatomy of the female hand at different angles. If you're having trouble understanding the anatomy of the human hand, this reference guide will help you get started.

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Body Type Study Reference Guide

Body Type Study Reference Guide | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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Need to practice drawing body types? If so, this reference guide will help you understand the fundamentals of different body types -- from muscular to skinny.

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Neck Reference Updated

Neck Reference Updated | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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The neck and shoulders can be tricky to draw. Luckily, this reference guide shows you how to proportion the head relative to the shoulders in order to create realistic looking drawings.

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111 Feet sketches / references

111 Feet sketches / references | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This comprehensive reference guide contains a variety of feet at different angles and poses. You can use this to practice your feet sketches and improve your understanding of the anatomy of the human feet.

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FEMALE BODY STUDY

FEMALE BODY STUDY | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Another practice on female anatomy. Took in considerations from the previous one I did, I'm mindful of the belly button's placement and breasts this time. Overall I think this is fruitful study and I learned something.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This reference guide contains elements of the female anatomy that will help you compose better anatomy drawings. The guide has different poses you can refer to when drawing stylized portraits of female subjects.

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Dynamic Poses Study 1

Dynamic Poses Study 1 | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it



Jerome Okutho's insight:

This reference guide illustrates the general form of a variety of different poses. It can be used to guide your portrait drawing sessions  or as a tool for understanding movement in the human anatomy.

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Horse Drawing Reference Guide

Horse Drawing Reference Guide | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This comprehensive reference guide covers the various steps involved in drawing a horse. It also includes information about horse body types, drawing poses and using simple shapes to draw different parts of the anatomy.

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Hands Drawing Reference Guide for Artists

Hands Drawing Reference Guide for Artists | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This reference guide contains a step-by-step tutorial explaining the process of drawing a human hand from basic shapes. It also has information about drawing hands performing different gestures and holding a wide range of objects.

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