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Eye Shape Drawing Reference

Eye Shape Drawing Reference | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

The human eye comes in many different shapes and colors. This guide serves as a go-to guide for any artist who wants a quick and easy way of drawing different eye shapes -- from round to droopy.

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One Step at a Time - Feet Drawing Reference

One Step at a Time - Feet Drawing Reference | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This useful guide shows you how to draw the anatomy and skeletal structure of a human foot. The guide is easy to follow and contains some really helpful guidelines that will make the task of composing proportion feet as easy as possible.

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Hands Feet and Shoes Drawing Reference

Hands Feet and Shoes Drawing Reference | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

The hands and feet are some of the hardest parts of the anatomy to draw. This reference guide is for anyone having trouble finding the right proportions for these body parts. The good thing about this guide is that it variates hand gestures and foot positions, and even contains some references for drawing shoes.

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10 Artists, 10 Years: Color Palettes | Visual.ly

10 Artists, 10 Years: Color Palettes | Visual.ly | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This infographic takes you through the history of impressionism by showing you the different color palettes used by popular impressionists over the years. The infographic is for anyone who wants a quick look at ten years of impressionism in one simple picture.

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Body Study Cheat Sheet by Mustang-Blaze on deviantART

Body Study Cheat Sheet by Mustang-Blaze on deviantART | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This reference guide is a great tool for learning how to draw different parts of the human anatomy. It includes sketches for the feet, legs, arms, hands, and more. Check it out.

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Making a Portfolio for your Art

Making a Portfolio for your Art | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
A hard-sided portfolio is indispensable for protecting your drawing paper and completed drawings from becoming wrinkled, damaged, or destroyed. You can buy many types of wonderful portfolios in art supply stores. However, most tend to be very expensive, especially those made of leather.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This unique tutorial shows you how you can make your very own portfolio using a few household materials. You can use the tips in the tutorial to build a new portfolio as your drawing collection grows, and the best part is that you can customize it by adding your creative designs to the portfolio.

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Color Theory Reference Sheet for Designers

Color Theory Reference Sheet for Designers | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it

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Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you're a graphic designer in need of something to remember color theory, this reference guide is all you need. It includes information about subtractive colors, different color types and color meanings, as well as some useful terms for describing colors.

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Face Patterns Drawing Reference

Face Patterns Drawing Reference | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Use this reference guide to find out new ways of drawing facial features using lines of symmetry and useful tips. The guide includes information about drawing the face from the front and size view, drawing eyes, and nose lips and ears.


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Disney Girls Drawing Tutorial

Disney Girls Drawing Tutorial | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you've ever wanted to draw a Disney character, this reference guide will get you started in the right direction. You will discover how to proportion your characters, draw different parts of the cartoon anatomy, and get up and personal with tips about drawing face shapes, eyes, noses, and lips.

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Quick Hand, Foot, and Legs Tutorial

Quick Hand, Foot, and Legs Tutorial | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This reference guide attempts to simplify the process of drawing hands, legs, and feet using shapes and easy to follow tips. If you're trying to find a quick go to guide for drawing these parts of the anatomy, this tutorial is a good place to start.


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Graphic Design Infographic

Graphic Design Infographic | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This infographic provides a useful overview of what you can expect from a graphic design career. It covers aspects such as graphic design areas, most used software, required skills, places to work, and monthly salaries in countries around the world.

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200 anime manga eyes Drawing References

200 anime manga eyes Drawing References | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This reference guide contains a massive collection of 200 different manga eyes drawn in different styles and expressions. If you're just getting started with manga drawing, this reference guide will be of great use to you.

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Digital Painting Tutorial - Part 1

Digital Painting Tutorial - Part 1 | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This detailed tutorial is part of a two part series of tutorials aimed at teaching you some of the basic concepts of digital art. This particular tutorial explains concepts such as lighting, sketching, shadows, and adding color to digital paintings. You can check out part 2 to continue with the rest of the tutorial.

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Human Ear Reference Guide

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

This reference guide gives a simple description of how to align the ear with other facial features. It can be used to find out how to line the ear to the ear brows, eyes, and nose.


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Perspective Drawing Reference

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

This concise image explains the guidelines and basic rules you should pay attention to when attempting to add perspective to your drawings. This is an extremely useful resource for any artist.

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Gesture Drawing Reference Guide

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

Use this reference guide to understand the proportions of the human anatomy in different poses and angles. This tutorial is especially useful for portrait artists and for anyone who frequently draws using reference images or subjects.

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Anatomy- Eye, Lip, Ear 1 by tatsumakichan on deviantART

Anatomy- Eye, Lip, Ear 1 by tatsumakichan on deviantART | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Use this reference guide whenever you need to be reminded of the different parts of the eyes, lips, and ears. The sketches are labeled for easy understanding and also serve as a rough guide for drawing each of the facial features.

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Christina Kizan's curator insight, August 19, 2014 4:51 AM

comment transformer un dessin en cours d'anatomie! tres bon pour le scrabble et ses mots compliqués! ;) apprendre à voir c'est mieux!

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Drawing Curved Lines Naturally

Drawing Curved Lines Naturally | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it

You're a Natural, you discovered your natural hand movement for drawing straight lines. In this lesson, I show you how to find your natural hand movement for drawing curved lines and circular shapes (such as circles and ovals).

Jerome Okutho's insight:

This tutorial will help you find your natural hand movement and improve your shape drawing skills. The tutorial has tips about drawing with clockwise and counterclockwise motion, and drawing single curved lines, compound curved lines, and circular shapes.

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How to Create a Pattern Suitable for Royalty in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Pattern Suitable for Royalty in Adobe Illustrator | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it

"In this tutorial I'll show you how to create a complex symmetrical pattern using Adobe Illustrator together with the additional tools of MirrorMe, allowing you to create instant symmetry, the Smart Remove Brush, enabling you to remove excess points with one stroke, and ColliderScribe, giving you precision and speed when placing objects adjacently. So, let's start getting more familiar with some of the high-tech aspects in vector graphics!"

Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you've ever wanted to create your very own royal pattern, this tutorial will show you how to use the tools in adobe illustrator and mirrorme to create intricate pattern designs you can use in any of your projects. This is a great tutorial for anyone who wants to familiarize themselves with some of the advanced features of Illustrator.


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Arms and Hands Tutorial

Arms and Hands Tutorial | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you want to practice your arm and hand drawings, this reference guide will show you a few tips you can use to improve your drawings. Among other topics, you'll discover how to shade different parts of the anatomy, proportion the arms and hands, and give your arm drawings a sense of motion.

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Flying Wrinkles- Clothing Tutorial

Flying Wrinkles- Clothing Tutorial | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This drawing reference guide contains some useful tips about drawing clothing wrinkles and lines. This is an especially useful tutorial for anyone having difficulty creating realistic drawings of clothing being blown in the wind.

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Eye Drawing Reference Guide for Artists

Eye Drawing Reference Guide for Artists | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:
This reference guide will show you how to draw an eye from sketch to final shading. If you want a quick exercise to improve your pencil drawing skills and detail drawing, this reference guide will definitely help you do that.
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Face/Nose shapes reference by Kibbitzer on deviantART

Face/Nose shapes reference by Kibbitzer on deviantART | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

A collection of different face and nose shapes for use in any drawing project. This reference guide will be useful to any beginner artist who wants to learn about using grids to create facial features or about drawing profile portraits.

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Watercolor Tutorial

Watercolor Tutorial | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This awesome tutorial contains some really useful tips about how to get creative with watercolor. It explores color layering, texturing, splattering, and several other techniques you can use to make your watercolor paintings stand out.

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Martin Hunt's curator insight, February 13, 2014 6:26 AM

Nice one for beginners like me.

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Digital Painting Tutorial - Part 2

Digital Painting Tutorial - Part 2 | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Here's part 2 of the digital painting tutorial. The tutorial continues by explaining how to refine the details of your drawings, add shadows and highlights, and closes with a list of common problems faced by beginner artists.

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