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In this tutorial, I’m showing the process of drawing a frog from scratch, using a graphite pencil and a variety of ink liners, including a white gel pen. 🙂
In the second part of this lesson, I talk about the advantages of using toned paper and how it can help you to enhance your drawing skills. Let’s have fun!
I’m happy to introduce the new tutorial on the natural (or autumn?) theme!
Here I’m showing the process of designing a leaf from scratch and the basic graphite pencil shading techniques 🙂
Four leaf shapes are covered in the lesson: maple, oak, fig, and four-leaf clover. This tutorial is suited to the beginner level, too!
New tutorial is published on Envato Tuts+ 🙂
Here I’m showing how to draw a shark with a pencil, and then – with black and grey ink liners 🙂
I’m happy to announce that a new tutorial was just published on Envato Tuts+ 🙂
How to Draw an Octopus Step by Step
I’m showing a process of drawing an octopus from scratch, talking about the anatomic features of this amazing creature, and then – the inking part. I used mostly the dotted (stippling) technique for completing this ink artwork.
In this lesson, I was paying additional attention to the significant details, like drawing the arms (commonly known as the tentacles) of an octopus.
It’s such a wonderful coincidence that this tutorial is live today – when the Inktober challenge is going forward at a steady gait.
Just a sneak peek: here is a couple of drawings I’ve made for Paint & Draw practical art magazine. 🙂
The theme of the articles are textures in ink – I show my process of analyzing a texture and designing it with ink liners. Coming soon!
I’m personally a fan of this magazine, and highly recommend it to everybody who is interested in developing the skills and learning something new. And it’s also very inspirational! 😀 It’s a great honor to be among the authors.
Yesterday I was away from the keyboard, and here is a new tutorial published on Envato Tuts+: How to Draw 10 Different Varieties of Berry. Welcome! 🙂
I did my best to provide simple explanations and show some tips on using graphite pencils.
That post is part of a series called 10 Years of Envato Tuts+! which is a sequence of amazing educational content united by the number 10 😀
New tutorial published on Envato Tuts+: How to Draw Ice Cream Step by Step. Quick and easy! 😀 I was using a graphite pencil and ink liners to create expressive yet accurate food sketches. Welcome!
Wishing you a wonderful weather that is just right for a portion of ice cream 😀
I think it’s so important to be actively curious, courageously curious.
Inspiration or wish for creating something usually doesn’t appear just by itself; we have to pay attention to the outer world and actually want to find something inspiring. Otherwise, it is a “come here everybody and entertain me” thing – which doesn’t work. 🙂
It’s a question of switching off that constant mind chatter and leaving the feeling of self-importance behind the door.
That’s why I started to read books that are based on lives and thoughts of other artists. At times they inspire, at times – warn of making a similar mistake. But a greater perspective always is there…
Late spring and summer usually are the time of slowing down for me. I put my thoughts and priorities in order, enjoy the freedom that almost feels everywhere – and also observe the beauty of the outer world full of curiosities.
This year is no exception; many things were thought over, and new decisions were made. I’ve chosen what to dig into and what to abandon… Maybe this “hold-mode” is not a permanent answer, but it’s still a wonderful idea if one wants to focus and get much better at something.
The changes are so natural – coming fall and winter months are the time for accomplishing, acting, moving forward, creating and getting the idea of what I’m actually capable of.
Life is a process of a constant change-over and a transition of rhythm. The only thing that may be constant is a sincere aspiration for better choices, decisions, attitude models. 🙂
Let me introduce a new tutorial on sketching with a graphite pencil and ink liners 🙂 I’m showing a fun, quick and easy way to draw. 😀
As you can see, there are three different drawings: a banana in a solid peel, a slice, and an example with a partly removed peel.
Exploring an object in multiple variants is so useful for developing the skills and creating a library of things that can be drawn from memory 🙂