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Fresh daily compilation of drawing, sketching, design and photoshop resources and references for designers and picture artists.
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Skin Drawing Reference Guide

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

This reference guide provides some useful information about drawing skin on your portraits. One of the unique things about this guide is the addition of "color zones" that explain how the skin tone color is spread across different parts of the anatomy.

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Printable Sheets for Drawing Cartoon Features

Printable Sheets for Drawing Cartoon Features | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This 26 page PDF contains a massive collection of cartoon features you can use on your cartoon drawings. The guide also includes animal cartoon features, three-quarter view cartoons, and portrait guides.

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Wolf Paws Drawing Reference

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

This drawing reference is designed to help you get a better understanding of the wolf anatomy. It also includes tips about drawing wolf paws at different angles and orientations.

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Facial Proportions Reference Guide

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

This simple reference guide provides a good starting point for learning about the proportions and anatomy of the male face. IT comes with colored grids that illustrate the position of different facial features in relation to the entire face.


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Leg Drawing Reference Guide

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

Although the human legs look the same on most people, there are many ways you can go about drawing legs in your drawings or paintings. This reference guide provides useful information about drawing different types of legs.

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How to draw forest in perspective

How to draw forest in perspective | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This tutorial explains the process of drawing a forest scene in perspective using a series of diagonal lines. You can also apply this technique to any of your other perspective drawings you might be working on.

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Drawing a Mouth from the side view

Drawing a Mouth from the side view | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This simple reference guide explains the proportions of the nose and mouth when drawing a portrait from the side view.

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Hair Style Drawing Reference

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

This reference guide is for anyone who wants to learn how to draw different hairstyles. It includes several styles you can add to your portrait drawings and even contains some tips about how to highlight different parts of the hair to create a unique effect.

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Anime Eyes Drawing Reference

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

This drawing reference guide will help you draw convincing anime eyes using a few useful tips. By learning how to draw the eyes, you'll be able to add character to your anime characters and give them a sense of dynamism.

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Jon Lucas Hinton's curator insight, March 19, 2015 1:02 PM

This is a great way to show you how to draw anime eyes

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A Guide to Gesture Drawing - YouTube

Jerome Okutho's insight:

This video guide describes how to perfect your gesture drawing using a variety of helpful tips. Gesture drawings will allow you to accurately capture the pose and proportions of a model. Such drawings can be used for both cartoon and realistic drawings.

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Exaggerated Body Types - Drawing Reference

Exaggerated Body Types - Drawing Reference | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This reference guide is a useful tool for any cartoon character currently in the process of creating their own characters. The guide provides a general outline of different body types that have been exaggerated for maximum effect.

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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."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

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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Ear Drawing Reference

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

This drawing reference guide is for anyone who needs more practice drawing the ears. The image provides a detailed look at the contours, lighting, and overall shape of the ear.

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Lips and Mouth Drawing Reference

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

A useful reference guide for anyone who wants to improve their lip drawings. Also, if you want to learn how to use the mouth to add emotion to your drawings, this reference guide will be of some help to you.

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Liquid on Skin Tutorial

Liquid on Skin Tutorial | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This unique reference guide shows some techniques you can use to create the appearance of water droplets on your drawings. You can use this on any of your digital paintings on Adobe Photoshop.

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Pen and Ink Drawing Techniques

Pen and Ink Drawing Techniques | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

An excerpt from the book Painting Weathered Buildings in Pen, Ink & Watercolor. It contains useful tips about drawing in pen such as using contour lines, crosshatching, and parallel lines. This is a great guide for anyone thinking of learning about the main concepts of pen drawing.

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Hair Drawing Reference Guide

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

Everything you need to know about drawing hair on male and females is included in this reference guide. The hairstyles range from bald to medium to long. This is an extremely useful guide for any portrait artist.

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How to paint fingernails...

How to paint fingernails... | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

There aren't a lot of reference guides you can find about drawing fingernails. It's a nice surprise finding reference guides such as these because they often reveal new and interesting drawing techniques you may overlook by focusing on the anatomy of the hand as whole.

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Fashion Sketches - Drawing Reference Guide

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

Fashion sketches are an important part of designing clothing for fashion. This comprehensive guide explains the various anatomy proportions, and lines of symmetry you have to pay attention to when creating fashion sketches.


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Hand Reference Guide

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

Drawing the hands can be challenging for any artist. Luckily, there are several reference guides you can use to understand the anatomy and proportions of the hands. Reference guides such as this one will help you understand the details of the hands.


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Hands study - Reference Guide

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

This reference guide contains a variety of hand gestures you can refer to when drawing. Whether you're trying to draw realistic hands or only want to understand the anatomy, this reference guide will be useful to you.

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How to Give Scanned Images a Transparent Background [Photoshop] - YouTube

"Here's a quick video that shows you how to give your scans a transparent background so that you can draw lineart with more ease!"

Jerome Okutho's insight:

There are many reasons why you would want to have a transparent background for your scanned image. Whatever reason, this tutorial gives you a quick rundown of how you can get this done using the tools in Photoshop.

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Female Mouth Drawing Reference

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

This reference guide provides a good starting point when it comes to understanding the anatomy of the human lips. By using this guide, you'll get a better idea of how to convey emotion using the lips and proportion them correctly.

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Feet Drawing Reference Guide

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

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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