Dec 202015
 

This is a tutorial to learn how to shade hair with charcoal. Can you draw the hair realistically? In this post you will also learn how to draw realistic hair using this medium. If you have difficulty shading the hair you will also learn how to apply it with pencils and charcoal.

To start learning, view my video tutorial below about my step by step process.

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Dec 182015
 

In this video tutorial you will learn an easy way to apply shading techniques with pencil for portraits and using charcoal as the main medium. You will also learn a unique way to draw and shade realistic portrait with the use of brushes and charcoal powder. When you start drawing the face, use the pencil to sketch it and you will also use it in some areas where you need to render on top of the charcoal.

Don’t miss the earlier steps on how to draw and shade a portrait in charcoal. Click here to see all of them.

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Dec 182015
 

In this tutorial you will learn a different way to apply portrait shading techniques in drawing a face using pencil and charcoal. Learn how to do it by watching this free video and follow how I do it.

After viewing it I encourage you to practice what you have learned. Practice often and you will see great improvements in your portrait drawing skills.

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Don’t miss any of my video tutorials in this PORTRAIT CASE STUDY-1 GIRL. Check all the rest of my tutorials by clicking my Youtube channel and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE.

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Dec 182015
 

In this tutorial you will learn how to shade a face with charcoal and pencil technique renderings applying it on the portrait. Great for beginners and professionals. The medium use for this portrait is charcoal powder using bristle brushes and some pencil strokes. I encourage you to watch this video tutorial from the beginning to end, so that you will learn the secret on how to shade a face realistically. If you have not seen the other videos before this, I invite you to view my Youtube channel and watch the rest of the videos that you have missed.

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Dec 172015
 

In this video tutorial you will learn how to shade a face with charcoal and pencil the correct way. When we are just starting in learning how to shade a portrait most of the time the result looks unrealistic. You will learn here how to shade correctly that will look realistic.

Video created by Jude Maceren

To follow my step by step process from the start of this PORTRAIT CASE STUDY-1 GIRL please click this link and learn from there.

Dec 172015
 

It’s a challenge to draw and shade female lips smiling. In this post you will learn how to apply shade with pencil and charcoal. I do it in a unique and different way where I use white sable brushes to render it smoothly. Doing so it gives an effect that is realistic. Check this video below to learn the steps.

Video created by Jude Maceren

To follow my step by step process from the start of this PORTRAIT CASE STUDY-1 GIRL please click this link and learn from there.

 

Nov 102015
 

I am progressing a lot working on this PORTRAIT CASE STUDY-1 GIRL and I arrived to the stage where I want to show you how to draw lips step by step with pencil and charcoal to create a realistic female lips. I invite you to watch this video and I am very sure you will learn a lot. This is for beginners and experienced artists who want to improve and explore more in drawing the lips.

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Feb 232015
 

In this tutorial you will learn how to draw realistic lips with pencil and charcoal particularly drawing the female lips smiling. There is a big difference when you draw a female and male lips. In this video you will discover how to draw the female lips the correct way. I invite you to watch also the rest of the other videos before this so that you will know exactly the steps when I started working on this PORTRAIT CASE STUDY-1 GIRL. Click here to see them.

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Jan 192015
 

Portrait Case Study-1 (Step-13 Girl)

In this post you will learn how to draw realistic noses step by step in charcoal and you will also learn how to shade a nose when drawing. This is a continuation of the last post that I did which is also the renderings and shadings of a nose.

You will see my progress on how much I have done so far and with this you will learn how to do it the correct way. I also want to let you know that this is the PORTRAIT CASE STUDY-1 GIRL that I created which has series of video tutorials from start to finish. If you have not seen yet the rest of the videos please click this link to view them.

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Jan 032015
 

Portrait Case Study-1 (Step-12 Girl)

In this post you will learn how to draw realistic nose step by step for beginners. I’ve been progressing working on this PORTRAIT CASE STUDY-1 GIRL and I am in the stage where I am finishing rendering the nose.

I thought this is the best time to show you how I render it using a pencil and charcoal medium to finish this case study, especially those of you who subscribed to my free portrait in charcoal and pencil mini-course.

If you love to learn how to draw portrait, this tutorial is good for you whether you are a professional or just a beginner. I invite you to view the video below and learn how to sketch and render the nose.


Video created by Jude Maceren

Nov 302014
 

Portrait Case Study-1 (Step-11 Girl)

Probably by now you have learned a lot drawing a portrait from a photograph and today in this post I will show you how to draw a girl’s eye step by step in pencil and charcoal. This is also a continuation of my PORTRAIT CASE STUDY-1 GIRL where I am showing a portrait tutorial renderings from start to finish.

You will learn the tricks drawing a beautiful female eye. You will also discover how to draw the woman’s face by following regularly this portrait case study. Learn by watching the video below. Find out the rest of the other videos here.

Watch this to learn how to draw a female eye. Video created by Jude Maceren

Aug 042014
 

Most of the time when I started drawing or even painting I always tend to have lots of my art materials spread around on top of my drawing table which showed that I needed a tote tool bag to organize my stuff. Such things that were scattered were: my different kinds of dark lead and colored pencils, brushes, acrylic paints in tubes, colors in bottles, etc.

I said to myself this should not be happening again! It tend to distract my flow of creativity. I lost many stuff like; the colors in tubes that I have to apply for my painting, the dry brushes that I am suppose to use rendering my charcoal portrait. I can’t find them! It slows down my productivity. The time I spent looking for these things made me finish longer than I expected.

The good news, I found a solution to this! One of my students one day came with a tool tote bag which can also be used for artists and carpenters. This is perfect I said to her! She placed everything all her colors, brushes, etc. in a nice and organize way.

I fall in love with it and she saw me how much I like it. So one day she came to attend my art class and got me another one. I said to her…is this for me? She said, what do you think? Finally, that’s the end of my disorganize way of keeping my art materials. This made my day! Below you will find a link where to get this. I highly recommend this if you want to be organized in your art studio. Enjoy!

 

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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 how to draw 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

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.


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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.

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Jan 052014
 
I was thinking what to write this morning and thought about the most challenging topic in sketching is how to draw people step-by-step. When I was just starting out I have an inspiration to draw a person especially the whole physical body structure of a man and a woman. Most often as a beginner we tend to draw stick figures. Actually doing this stick figures will begin your journey to draw human figures the correct way.

How to Draw People Step by Step

Making a beautiful figure drawing needs to have these important factors: human anatomy, proportion and light and shadows. In order to draw a figure correctly you need to learn and know the details of human anatomy. It is important to understand all of the internal and exterior anatomical structures of the body but most importantly the exterior anatomy is what counts the most. You want to see how the combinations of muscles and bones form the exterior body parts like the muscular form of the arms, torso, faces, legs, etc.


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The proportion of each body parts in relation to each other is very important to have a perfect figure drawing. You want to see how the head relates to the shoulder, torso and limbs. You want to show a realistic representation of male and female figure. In this case it is important to be aware and observe the body of a real person to get the correct proportion. Check this tutorial from Wikihow.com. You will get some added knowledge in sketching people.


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Knowing the correct proportion of the body parts and the realistic anatomical structures of the male and female figures, will help you render the correct light and shadows that fall to each of them. Always know where the source of light is coming from that way you will know exactly where to render the light and shadows.

I invite you to view these videos in this post and take note on what you’ve learned to help you understand very well what I have discussed above. Always practice each steps many times and this will help you attain your goal to learn perfectly how to draw people. “Practice makes perfect!”


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Nov 292013
 
If you are looking for a tutorial course on how to draw portraits of people this is a must read.

easy steps-how to draw portraitsYou probably stumbled on this post because you were desperately searching for a comprehensive step-by-step tutorial on how to draw portraits.

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You are on the right track because I am going to show you one of the best tutorials that I found about this topic. This is a very comprehensive tutorial created by an excellent artist teacher, Stan Prokopenko. It has a very affordable price which is composed of ten video lessons and the best thing is that, one is FREE.  He shows the steps on how to draw portraits in pencil from photographs from start to finish.

His style of teaching is very nice, clear and easy to understand. His video presentations are very creative which make it easy to follow and learn the steps fast. I highly recommend his tutorial on how to draw portraits.

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Oct 042013
 
step by step drawing pencil portraits

Step-by-step pencil portrait drawings by talented artist Sarah Maa Albared. Check her art at her fan page.

 

Drawing the face in pencil is challenging and inspiring to most artists. It has a unique beauty which you can not find in any other medium to create pencil portraits. It is easy to render small and big details which you can control to make the portrait high contrast, sharp and elegant.

Based on my experience as an artist whether you are drawing a portrait of children, men or women; from life or from photos, I noticed that there are many types in creating pencil portraits. Before you even choose which you prefer, you have to figure out if you want your drawing to be in color or black and white.

There are different styles of pencil portraits; first is pencil portrait loosely drawn. This style of pencil portrait is one that I am very fond of doing. This type of portrait is depicted artistically with free flowing hand pencil renderings. I like this style because it gives me the freedom to draw without being stuck in making the portrait look realistic.

The second is the caricature style; the first step to be able to create this is to find distinctive parts of the face, then exaggerate those parts to resemble the person’s likeness. This is also one of my favorites because it is very fun to do.

The third is hyperrealism pencil portraits. For me, this is the best of all types because it will challenge you to create a portrait that is very realistic. You need to have the knowledge of the human anatomy to be able to render the portrait realistically. This is a very popular style and can be a good source of income for some artists that offer their goods and services by creating portraits with prices for sale.

You may find drawing pencil portraits difficult but in reality it is easy. The secret is that you just need to practice and know some tips and tricks on how to do it right. As an artist, I love drawing portraits using hyperrealism style.

In these video examples below you will see great tutorials on how to draw step-by-step the hyperrealism type of portrait. Keep on practicing by watching them frequently until you master how to draw pencil portraits. These pictures shown here were created by Sara Maa Albared. I encourage you to observe the renderings of this talented artist and pay attention on how she did it from the beginning up to the final stage.

Simple procedure to draw a pencil portrait: 

  1. Use a nice and clear black and white or color photograph of the person.
  2. Prepare the paper you are going to use.
  3. Sketch the face by using a grid or doing it freehand
  4. Start rendering from light to dark shadings using a pencil or graphite
  5. When finish spray with varnish to enhance the quality and to protect the art

Do you find drawing portraits easy to do? What are some areas in drawing portraits that you want to improve? Please feel free to write your comments below. Enjoy learning pencil portraits!


In this video you will learn how to draw a portrait in black and white using a brush. You will be able to see how this style of rendering is smoothly applied and done realistically. You can use this type of portrait drawing it from a photograph or from life. Video created by PortraitDrawing


If you want to create a portrait with more detailed instructions watch this video. You will learn how to perfectly sketch the face with exact likeness using a grid. You will be able to follow a tutorial showing simple and easy way to render realistically. Video created by Daisy van den Berg


You will love this video if you are looking for the kinds of materials that are good to use to create a beautiful pencil portrait; type of pencil, paper, eraser and other materials and accessories to use. You will also see steps to follow on how to draw pencil portraits. Video created by JD Hillberry

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