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How to Draw Portraits

Posted by Stan Levine on Thursday, January 17, 2013, In : How to Draw 
The human head can be one of the most challenging things to draw because there are subtle details of a person's face that we recognize in each other, and if they are not shown in a drawing other people won't know who the person is. Seeing those specific things about people's faces that make them who they are and being able to describe them visually with line in a drawing is a skill that can be honed using a few simple guidelines.


The above illustration shows some ways we can start thinking ab...
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How To Draw A Basketball

Posted by Stan Levine on Friday, March 19, 2010, In : How to Draw 
Before we begin this tutorial make sure you have a basketball to look at.  If you don't own one, you can find a high quality photo of on online by doing an image search.  You will need this list of materials (below) to follow along with this tutorial:

1.  A set of 12 Prismacolor Art Markers, available for purchase from Amazon using my associates link for $21.61 (save $32.59 (60%)).  This set includes primary and secondary colors. 
2.  A set of 12 Prismacolor  Colored Pencils, available for pur...
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How to Draw Cloth By Stan Levine

Posted by Stan Levine on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, In : How to Draw 
   When I was a kid in college, I thought drawing cloth was one of the most frustrating endeavors a human being could participate in.  Later on, I realized that as hard as it is to draw clothing and drapery, it vastly increases the options an artist has when deciding to draw something.  The ability to draw cloth makes an artist versatile.  As cloth bends and folds according to the limitations  the fabric offers in terms of its thickness and weight, a light source illuminates its form and soft...
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LIGHT AND SHADOW: How to Render Your Drawings

Posted by Stan Levine on Monday, February 1, 2010, In : How to Draw 

    Before reading this tutorial, make sure you have a solid understanding of how to draw the basic shapes (sphere, cube, cone, and cylinder) and you know how to use the rules of perspective when drawing them.  The preceding tutorials explain these concepts, so once you have viewed them you will be ready to learn how to render light and shadow in your drawings. 



    Drawings that are rendered with light and shadow have presence.  The objects in them have weight and are much more convincing th...

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How to Make Your Drawings Look 3D

Posted by Stan Levine on Monday, February 1, 2010, In : How to Draw 
 

How to Make your Drawings Look 3-D


Welcome back to the Stanimation Productions Drawing Tutorials. Today we are going to learn how make your drawing look three dimensional. The way to accomplish this is to follow a few rules of perspective. In order to make your drawing dynamic, you have to have a horizon line. A horizon line is the area where the sky meets the ground. Imagine you are standing on flat, level ground right over some railroad tracks. You see the set of railroad tracks ...


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How to Draw a Spider Tutorial

Posted by Stan Levine on Friday, January 29, 2010, In : How to Draw 
When drawing a spider, it helps to know something about the subject matter.  Spiders are arachnids. They have eight legs, four legs on each side.  Their bodies consist of  two main parts: the abdomen (which is egg shaped), and the cephalothorax which consists of the spider's head and sternum.

A spider's legs are divided into five tube-like structures.  It has eight spherical eyes arranged around its head and tube-like structures hanging out of its mouth called the maxilla.  Its mandibles and c...

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