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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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Oil Painting Brushes

Oil Painting Brushes | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
This article is designed to help you prepare a practical shopping list for buying useful brushes to enhance your painting experiences. Good brushes are a painter’s most important tools. I share many of my favorite types of brushes and discuss their uses. You also discover lots of basic information about brushes to help you become a better informed shopper when you finally hit the art store.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

When it comes to painting, having the right tools at your disposal will dramatically improve the final results. This useful article shows you how to select different oil painting brushes and how to use them to get the best results when painting.

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Male Anatomy Patterns Drawing Reference

Male Anatomy Patterns Drawing Reference | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This reference guide describes the fundamentals of the male anatomy using useful tips and diagrams you can easily follow. It contains information such as drawing the anatomy at different angles, head shapes, and body proportions.

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Head Profile Drawing Tutorial

Head Profile Drawing Tutorial | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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If you're an artist, then you know that the profile portrait is almost as popular as the traditional frontal portrait. If you want to challenge your drawing skills, this reference guide will give you some useful tips about drawing proportioned facial profiles. This guide is especially useful for the beginner artist.

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Face Patterns Drawing Reference

Face Patterns Drawing Reference | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This reference guide contains a variety of useful tips and guides about drawing facial features and proportions. It includes drawing tips for drawing eyes, and the nose lips and ears. You'll find this guide very useful in any portrait drawing situation.

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Using Simple Shapes to Draw Cartoon Torsos

Using Simple Shapes to Draw Cartoon Torsos | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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All torsos can be broken down into simple shapes. This reference guide does an excellent job of interpreting different cartoon torsos into simplistic shapes you can easily remember. If you're a cartoon artist, this is a guide you need to have.

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The Common Problems in Picking Colors

The Common Problems in Picking Colors | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This useful reference guide illustrates the importance of color selection when composing digital art. The guide includes explanations about scattered palettes and color relationships. If you want you're trying to select a color palette of a design you're working on this tutorial may come in handy.

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Sketching Tutorials for Faces & Bodies

Sketching Tutorials for Faces & Bodies | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This useful reference image explains the process of drawing a portrait using proportion lines. The guide also includes a variety of written tips about the size, placement, and proportion of each facial feature. Whether you're a beginner artist or a professional, this guide will be of great help to you.

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Anatomy and drawing tips

Anatomy and drawing tips | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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Use this reference guide to explore the different ways of drawing the human eyes for both realistic and cartoon drawings. The eyes in this guide vary in shape, size, and color. This is a useful resource for any art student or professional artist.

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Understanding Talent - What does it take to become a great artist?

Understanding Talent - What does it take to become a great artist? | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
This inspirational article provides insights into myths surrounding art and artists.
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When we think of art and artists, the first thing that usually comes to mind is talent. Indeed, art is almost synonymous with talent because of the amount of skill and dexterity required. So, what exactly makes someone a good artist? If you're curious to find out, this article offers some interesting explanations.

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Hands Reference I by Ninjatic on deviantART

Hands Reference I by Ninjatic on deviantART | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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Another great hands reference guide for any artist who wants to improve their hand drawing skills. The reference guide contains a wide range of hands performing different gestures and holding objects. There are also tips explaining how to get the right hand shape.

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10 Painters’ Lives Chronicled as Infographics

10 Painters’ Lives Chronicled as Infographics | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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An interesting inforgraphic that chronicles the lives of the most famous painters and the art movements they were involved in. The inforgraphic tracks the lives of notable artists such as Picasso, Boccioni, Kansinsky, and Matisse.

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Arms Drawing Reference Guide

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

This reference guide will help you understand the anatomy of the hand and give you a step by step approach to composing the arm -- from skeleton to muscle. If you're struggling with drawing a proportioned arm, this reference guide is all you need.

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good arm position and muscle ref

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Hip Study - Second Revision Alpha

Hip Study - Second Revision Alpha | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This reference guide describes the proportions of different hip shapes -- from curvy to narrow waists. You can use this guide to improve your female anatomy drawing skills or to learn about the correct waist and hip proportions when drawing from a reference image.

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Noses Drawing Reference

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

There are different types of noses that can be drawn on a portrait. This reference guide illustrates some of the variations you can have when drawing human noses. Some of these nose shapes are a bit over exaggerated, but still useful nonetheless.

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Web and Graphic Design Trends 2014 – Infographic

Web and Graphic Design Trends 2014 – Infographic | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Brush up on what’s trending in the creative world with this quick look at the top visual design themes and tools for 2014.
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This interactive infographic explains some of the graphic design trends you should pay attention to this year. Whether you're a web designer or graphic designer, this infographic will be useful to you. Click the image above for more information.

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Understanding the Anatomy - Body Shapes

Understanding the Anatomy - Body Shapes | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This reference guide will show you how to draw different body shapes on both male and female anatomies. The guide also includes tips about adding muscle definition, using lines to create define proportions, how to add the appearance of body fat. Check it out.


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Drawing Hands - Hand Drawing Reference

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

If you're looking for a comprehensive hand drawing reference guide, look no further. This guide explains everything you need to know about drawing hands in great detail and covers aspects such as bone structure, proportions, range of motion, and much more. Check it out.

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Semi-Realistic Manga Eye Tutorial

Semi-Realistic Manga Eye Tutorial | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This eye drawing reference guide is an easy way to learn how to draw semi-realistic manga eyes. It starts off with a guideline drawing, then moves on to the general sketching, and finally ends with coloring in the eyes. This tutorial will take you less than 10 minutes to complete even if you've never drawn manga eyes before.

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How to draw lips | How to draw and paint tutorials video and step by step

How to draw lips | How to draw and paint tutorials video and step by step | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This simple tutorial shows you how to draw lips in 7 simple steps. The tutorial also includes a comprehensive video that explains the process of adding details to your lip drawings. This is a great practice tutorial for any portrait artist.

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Bold & Justified: The Huge World of Typography. [Infographic]

Bold & Justified: The Huge World of Typography. [Infographic] | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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An interesting infographic that contains a wide range of facts you may not know about typography. In addition to covering the timeline of typography from 1452 to today, the infographic also gives detailed statistics about the various font families popular in the world of typography.

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Symmetry Secret

Symmetry Secret | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Many popular still life subjects are symmetrical. Knowing how to employ a short cut for rendering symmetry, not only saves time, but can also make your drawing subjects look more accurate.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This useful guide explains how to add symmetry to still life images using a few tips. The guide contains tons of useful information for anyone who wants to find out how to improve the overall accuracy of their drawings.

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Canine Drawing Tutorial - GS

Canine Drawing Tutorial - GS | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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Use this reference guide to improve your canine drawings and learn about the basics of the canine anatomy. The guide includes all the sketches and scribbles you need to know about when composing your drawing from scratch.

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Negative Space and Silhouette Study

Negative Space and Silhouette Study | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Paying attention to the negative space of an object is just as important as paying attention the positive space. Both spaces can have an effect on the proportions and composition of your drawings and can enhance or mute certain details. This tutorial covers a few techniques you can use to visualize the negative space of any human pose or object.

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How to Draw Folds on Clothing - Drawing Reference Guide

How to Draw Folds on Clothing - Drawing Reference Guide | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Drawing clothing isn't the easiest thing in the world, especially if you're used to drawing traditional portraits. This guide will show you the different techniques you can use to add a variety of folds to drawn clothing. Check it out.

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