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Catalog of Human features

Catalog of Human features | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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A comprehensive reference guide that explains every aspect of drawing human features. It includes features such as hair pigment, eyebrow shapes, hairline shapes, skin tones, eye color, and several other common features you'll need to draw often.

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Lindsey Davis's curator insight, January 12, 1:49 PM

Having trouble drawing human features? Well this super useful infographic was made just for you. See all the different skin tones, head shapes, noses, eyes, hair and more in this amazing amalgamation of the parts all we humans are made of. 

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Great Hand Drawing Reference

Great Hand Drawing Reference | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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In order to draw the human hands, an artist must be able to look at the hands as a series of basic shapes and lines. This reference guide does an extremely good job of describing the features of the human hand and provides tips you can follow to get the right shape and form to your hand drawings.

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Lindsey Davis's curator insight, January 12, 1:51 PM

Hands can be one of the hardest things to get right in a drawing, especially when you want them filled with just the right type of expression. This hand-drawing reference was created by DeviantArt's chamoth143, and has all the tools you need to get your hands looking perfect.

Tyler M. Johnson's curator insight, February 4, 8:04 AM

step by step hands

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Drawing reference favourites by LoneStranger on deviantART

Drawing reference favourites by LoneStranger on deviantART | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This reference guide is for anyone in need of a straight to the point guide that covers both basic and advanced topics about the anatomy. Whether you're an art student or professional artist, this guide will help improve your anatomy drawings noticeably.

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Simple Facial Proportion Tutorial

Simple Facial Proportion Tutorial | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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Use this reference guide if you want to learn how to make your drawings look more accurate. The guide emphasizes the importance of making drafts or guidelines so that you can  get a better idea of what you're doing and check whether the object you're drawing looks proportional.

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How to turn a photo reference into a drawing

How to turn a photo reference into a drawing | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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So, you finally found a reference image you want to draw -- but still have no idea how you're going to transform that image into a decent looking painting? If you ever find yourself in that situation, just make sure you have this guide somewhere close by. It explains everything you need to know.

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References and Practice on Drawing-Tutorials

References and Practice on Drawing-Tutorials | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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A useful reference guide you can use for drawing facial feautures on your portraits. It contains drawings of eyes, noses, mouths and ears for an Intermediate Figure Drawing assignment.

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Drawing anime noses by moni158 on deviantART

Drawing anime noses by moni158 on deviantART | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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If you're a cartoon artist thinking of doing some anime, this reference guide will show you how to draw anime noses using a few simple guidelines and tips. You can also use the tips here for other drawing and painting projects you may have.

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Figure & Gesture Drawing Practice Tool

Figure & Gesture Drawing Practice Tool | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
Free online tool that provides you with a figure drawing class of any length you choose, anywhere you have internet access. Practice often!
Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you want to practice your figure drawing, this online tool will help you do so easily. You can select your models, genders, sessions, and how long you want to spend drawing each subject. This is a highly recommended tool for any artist.

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Tyler M. Johnson's curator insight, February 4, 7:59 AM

Great website for studing the human body in motion

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Graphic Designer's Road Map

Graphic Designer's Road Map | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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Just like any other creative profession, being a graphic designer has its challenges. If you want to grow as a graphic designer, you have to know how to overcome these challenges and the best times to use your creativity. This infographic explains how you can start becoming better at what you do today.

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Adult Facial Proportions

Adult Facial Proportions | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
This article demonstrates a simple formula for rendering adult heads and faces proportionately correct. As we all know, adult faces are vastly different; yet, everyone’s facial proportions fall somewhere within a standard set of guidelines.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you want to improve your facial drawings, this guide will give you all the tips and tools you need to get the right facial proportions on your drawings. You'll discover how to properly space facial features, as well as how to draw different facial profiles.

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Mini skirt reference by randychen on deviantART

Mini skirt reference by randychen on deviantART | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This mini skirt reference guide is a useful resource for any artist who wants to learn about fabric anatomy and how to draw realistic clothing on a human being.

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The State of Graphic Design

The State of Graphic Design | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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There's more to becoming a graphic designer than knowing your way around Photoshop or Illustrator. This infographic provides a glimpse into the world of graphic design with insights from graphic designers around the world. If you're thinking of pursuing a career as a graphic designer, this is something worth looking at.

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Alexis Chontos's curator insight, December 31, 2013 12:03 PM

Not quite web design, but the fields do overlap.

Augusto Avila Jr's curator insight, January 20, 8:00 AM

Intersting stats.

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Head Proportions Tutorial

Head Proportions Tutorial | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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A comprehensive reference guide that describes how to use facial proportion guides to draw someone's face. You can use the tips here to perfect your portraits or to make your cartoon drawings look better.

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Guide to Movement and Flexibility

Guide to Movement and Flexibility | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This reference guide shows you how to add the effect of flexibility on your drawings. This is probably one of the most detailed guides you'll come across. Check it out!


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References and Practice on Drawing- Foreshortening Tutorial

References and Practice on Drawing- Foreshortening Tutorial | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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Use the reference guide to find out the techniques involved in drawing an arm as it swings towards the viewer. This is also a useful guide for anyone who wants to learn more about the anatomy of the forearms and hands.


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Freehand Perspective Drawing Tutorial

Freehand Perspective Drawing Tutorial | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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Mastering the art of perspective can be challenging for any beginner artist. However, just like with anything else, practice makes perfect. This comprehensive reference guide contains a bunch of useful tips that will help you understand how to add perspective to all of your drawings.

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12 realistic female body shape chart

12 realistic female body shape chart | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This reference guide is for anyone looking for a simple guide about drawing proportional female body shapes. It covers all body shapes from the hourglass, to pear, to the bell, and even cello. Click on the image to find out more.

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Lindsey Davis's curator insight, January 9, 10:36 AM

If you're curious about the subtle differences in the female figure, you have to see Nina Squirrley's chart of body types for women. She describes each in detail, and writes that 90% of women fall into one of the 12 categories. 

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Drawing reference - Body Language Notes

Drawing reference - Body Language Notes | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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Body language is one of the hardest things to draw. This reference guide does a good job of explaining some of the key concepts you need to understand if you want to add body language to your drawings. Click on the link to take a look.


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Fundamentals of Feet

Fundamentals of Feet | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This useful reference guide has some cool tips and rules about drawing proportional feet. Whether you're in art class, or in your drawing studio thinking of how you're going to draw your model's feet, this reference guide is for you.

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Adding Perspective to drawing

Adding Perspective to drawing | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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A useful reference guide that explains the basic of drawing images from the perspective of the viewer. You can use this guide to learn how to draw realistic scenes from images or photographic sources.

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Female anatomy Reference by DeviantTear on deviantART

Female anatomy Reference by DeviantTear on deviantART | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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A simple reference guide for anyone who want to learn more about drawing the female anatomy. It includes useful tips about how to break down the shapes of the anatomy and create outlines for your final compositions.

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Adobe Illustrator CS6 Shortcuts

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Shortcuts | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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If you plan on becoming an Adobe Illustrator expert, you need to know all the shortcuts like the back of your hand. This reference image contains all the shortcuts you need to know about. You can print it out, set it as your desktop, or save it on your smartphone or tablet. Whatever you do just don't forget these shortcuts!

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Figure drawing: Basic Pose and Construction

Figure drawing: Basic Pose and Construction | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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This is a great resource for any artist looking for a comprehensive guide about constructing human poses using figure drawings. The guide explains how to draw different poses, convey body language, balance, and motion in your drawings.

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Face Shapes and Eyes: Style reference

Face Shapes and Eyes: Style reference | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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Use this reference guide whenever you need help drawing different face shapes and facial features. The guide is also a good resource for cartoon artists.

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Freelance to Freedom Flowchart

Freelance to Freedom Flowchart | Drawing References and Resources | Scoop.it
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Thinking of starting your own freelance graphic design business? This flowchart will put things into perspective.

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