Jul 052014
 

If you are ready to start to work on your pencil portrait I recommend these best drawing pencils to use. This is great for beginners and experienced artists. You are probably progressing watching the tutorials or just about to begin learning. It is important that you should gather the list of art materials needed in your portrait drawing course.

I personally use Staedtler Pencils HB, 2B, 4B, 6B and 8B which gives a very black tone, good to render for the hair and dark shades for shadows. To erase some lines and shades or to make highlights I use soft kneaded eraser and hard eraser. Rendering the shades like to do shadows, tones and to render also the hair realistically I use hard chalk black pastel by making it powdery using a sand paper stick. I also use different sizes of white sable brushes applying the powdered pastel to blend the shades smoothly.

If you are doing a graphite portrait or sketching the face to start a portrait these tools are very helpful. Below you will see a few good and affordable drawing pencils brand that you can check and try. I will be adding some other new good ones in the future.

You have to get also the other materials to use like hard and soft kneaded erase, sand paper stick, sharpeners, hard black pastel sticks, sketch pad or illustration boards, etc. I will create in the future another post that will show you where to get these other art materials. Some of these are already enclosed in the packages below. I can say that these types of products are popular among pencil portrait artists in the world.

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Jul 042014
 

Portrait Case Study-1 (Step-10 Girl)

This is the continuation of my PORTRAIT CASE STUDY-1 GIRL where I showed some charcoal portrait drawing tips. This is great for beginners because you will see the basic on how I started working on this up to this stage.

Observe very well how I draw the eyes and applied shadings using pencil and charcoal powder in dry brush. It’s very important to know the anatomy of the eye and eyebrows so that you will know exactly where to apply the light and shadows.

I invite you to view the rest of the video tutorials of this PORTRAIT CASE STUDY-1 GIRL and learn the steps on how I created this from the beginning up to this stage.

Jun 172014
 

how to draw an eye studyPortrait Case Study-1 (Step-9 Girl)

I will continue the renderings on drawing eyes and eyebrows of a human face step by step. I already did a lot of renderings especially when you saw me working on the eye and eyebrows on my earlier video series of this portrait case study. I’m almost finish with the eyes and did the eyebrow arch and now I will continue more on adding shades on this.

It is important to watch this video if you are serious about learning how to draw portrait. In this video, I demonstrated in detail on how to render realistic eyes and eyebrows. Please feel free to write your questions and comments below.

To follow how I did this from the beginning, I invite you to check these other videos which are part of this portrait case study. Click these links below and start learning!
Step-1 and 2 Girl, Step-3 Girl, Step-4 Girl, Step-5 Girl, Step-6 Girl, Step-7 Girl


Watch this video and learn how to shade the eyes and eyebrows, Portrait Case Study-1
(Step-9 Girl). Video created by Jude Maceren

Jun 032014
 

Portrait Case Study-1 (Step-8 Girl)

Drawing the face is my favorite and it is easy to do. Now I will continue to work on how to draw eyes step by step in charcoal and pencil. This lesson is good for beginners because I documented my procedures from the beginning I sketch it up to its final stage.

This is also an excellent reference source for professionals who want to improve or get some new ideas of style for their portrait projects. If you have not seen my previous video tutorials yet for this PORTRAIT CASE STUDY-1 GIRL I invite you to check them out below so that you won’t miss any tutorial on how I created it step by step.

Please watch the Youtube video tutorials below and start learning! Click these links below. Enjoy!
Step-1 and 2 Girl, Step-3 Girl, Step-4 Girl, Step-5 Girl, Step-6 Girl, Step-7 Girl

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Learn the steps to drawing an eye in this video tutorial, Portrait Case Study-1
(Step-8 Girl) Video created by Jude Maceren

May 302014
 

Portrait Case Study-1 (Step-7 Girl)

One of the most challenging part to learn drawing the human face is how to draw an eye. In this Portrait Case Study -1 Girl, you will learn how to draw and shade realistic eyes and you will also learn how to draw eyebrows.

In the early stages of this series you have learned how to draw an eyeball step by step by drawing a female eye. I invite you to pay attention in this Youtube video tutorial below to grab new lessons in drawing charcoal and pencil portrait. If you can get a piece of paper and follow how I draw the eye that would be a great idea so that you will learn fast.

Remember practice makes perfect! So practice very often on what you have learned in this post. So that you will not miss my video tutorials in this case study, I invite you to visit these links below and start learning from the beginning:
Step-3 Girl, Step-4 Girl, Step-5 Girl, Step-6 Girl

Video tutorial on how to draw an eye in drawing the face from a photo a Portrait Case Study-1
(Step-7 Girl) Video created by Jude Maceren

May 242014
 

A Portrait Case Study-1 (Step-5 Girl)

I have a portrait case study that I am documenting here in my blog and this time I’m going to show you how to draw portraits from a photo. This tutorial is good for those of you who are looking for a step by step video tutorials for beginners. If you have not seen yet the rest of my Youtube videos in this Portrait Case Study-1 Girl series please click these links below to watch them and start learning:
Step-1 and 2 Girl, Step-3 Girl, Step-4 Girl


Video tutorial on drawing portrait from a photo Portrait Case Study-1 (Step-5 Girl) Video created by Jude Maceren

May 132014
 

A Portrait Case Study-1 (Step-6 Girl)

In this post you will learn how to apply shade to portraits get and the effect of realistic faces. This is the 6th step in my first Portrait Case Study series. I will teach you the techniques on shading and blending charcoal portraits. You will also learn how to shade drawings with pencil for beginners and how to draw a realistic face with pencil.

You will learn the secret steps in making this charcoal portrait by using this dry brush portrait video tutorial. You will also discover the drawing materials that I used in making this portrait drawing come to life.

If you are just a beginner or a professional artist who wants to improve certain skills in drawing faces, this tutorial is perfect for you.

Don’t miss the other lessons before this post of my PORTRAIT CASE STUDY-1 GIRL! I invite you to click and view them here: Step-1 and 2 Girl, Step-3 Girl, Step-4 Girl, Step-5 Girl

This is the (Step-6 Girl) of this Portrait Case Study-1 Girl video series. Subscribe to Jude Maceren Youtube channel to follow the rest of the video tutorials of this portrait case study.

May 052014
 

A Portrait Case Study-1 (Step-4 Girl)

I’m excited to show you how I am progressing from my Portrait Case Study-1 of a girl which in this video tutorial you are going to see the continuation on how to sketch a portrait using a grid.

It is sometimes difficult for me to manage my time since I’m teaching art on the side, painting and creating portraits as well, but nothing can stop me from this, since drawing portrait is my passion. Great, that I was able to find a free time and got a chance to post here.

This portrait case study will help you in your journey to learn how to draw a realistic portrait from photograph. It is a step by step process showing myself doing the charcoal and pencil portrait from start to finish. I encourage you to watch this so that you will learn how to draw a portrait of someone.

You will see me guiding you in detail what materials to use from sketching the face using a grid to render a portrait in charcoal by means of pencil and dry brushes. You will get a realistic and photographic effect using this style.

If you have not seen yet the rest of the video tutorials, I encourage you to go over them here, (Step-1 and 2 Girl) and (Step-3 Girl) and start learning from the beginning. If you have any questions please feel free to ask by writing your comments below or posting them in my Facebook Fan Page.

This is the (Step-4 Girl) of the video series Portrait Case Study-1. You will learn how to use a grid to capture the likeness of the picture. Please subscribe to my Youtube channel to keep track of all the video tutorials of this portrait case study. Click here Jude Maceren

 

Apr 302014
 

A Portrait Case Study-1 (Step-3 Girl)

If you are just starting out in portrait drawing this topic on how to draw portraits for beginners will teach you how to transfer a portrait image from a photograph to a paper and you will also learn how to make a sketch with pencil and charcoal drawings.

The big challenge is sketching the image of the face exactly the same as the picture. In this Youtube video you will learn how to use a grid to help you start sketching the picture and you will also learn how to get a likeness in portrait drawing. The main knowledge in this tutorial is how to sketch a portrait using charcoal and pencil which can be applied also using other mediums.

If you have not seen the previous videos yet, I encourage you to watch them so that you will learn from the beginning the step by step process on how to create a charcoal portrait. Click here to see them. Below is the video (Step-3 Girl) the third part of the series of video tutorials that I created from my Portrait Case Study-1.


This is the (Step-3 Girl) of the video series. Please subscribe to my Youtube channel to keep track of all
the video tutorials of this portrait case study. Subscribe to 
Jude Maceren

Apr 012014
 

A Portrait Case Study-1 (Step-1 and Step-2 Girl)

This is my first realistic portrait case study that I am going to show you so that you will learn how to draw your own with my step by step video tutorial from start to finish. The first part to create this portrait from a photo using charcoal is to show you how to draw using a grid.

The first thing to do to sketch the face of the person to a paper is to make vertical and horizontal grid lines. You will get more instructions as you watch the videos below. Most of the time drawing a portrait is to enlarge the face in the picture when you transfer it in paper or illustration board. how to draw pencil portraits - beginners

Inside this video you will see me using a grid system or worksheet to capture the likeness of the image that I am working on. You will see in these series of videos my steps in drawing portraits with charcoal and pencil using dry brush. Watching this is even more than just reading a pencil portrait book.

After you watch the two videos below you may click these links to continue learning. I invite you to click and view them here: Step-3 Girl, Step-4 Girl, Step-5 Girl, Step-6 Girl which will help you learn how to sketch the portrait and get exact likeness of the photo. I will show you different pictures and faces of persons that I will be working on in the future. Basically you will learn how to draw pencil and charcoal portraits from photographs.

I invite you to keep an eye on these video tutorials so that you will learn exactly what I did. Below are the first videos of this series. I encourage you to get a pencil and paper to take notes. You may also start your own new portrait by following this tutorial in that way you can practice as you watch.

This is the (Step-1 Girl) of the video series. Please subscribe to my Youtube channel to keep track of all
the video tutorials of this portrait case study. Subscribe to
Jude Maceren


This is the (Step-2 Girl) of the video series. Subscribe to Jude Maceren Youtube channel to follow the rest
of the video tutorials of this portrait case study

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