Feb 132018
 

how to draw hair girl

In this post you will continue to learn how to draw realistic human hair of a girl. If you were following this portrait case study you will notice that in the previous post, the girl’s hair was a little bit lighter but now you will be applying more layers of shadings with charcoal until the hair becomes darker and will look like it has more volume. Continue reading »

Jan 152018
 

how to draw hair for beginners

In this tutorial you will continue learning how to draw hair for beginners and shade it in a step by step process. This is the continuation of my portrait case study-1 of a girl using charcoal. I advise you to check all the videos so that you will learn how I did this portrait case study from the very beginning. This is a great challenge for us artists and especially if you are just beginning drawing a realistic hair. It is always hard to achieve the lifelike effect. Continue reading »

Nov 212017
 

I am so excited about this topic on how to use colored pencils for portraits this year 2017 to 2018! If you are just starting out to learn portrait drawing with colored pencils, this is perfect for you. Below you can read a short review.

In addition, if you are already in the advanced level, you will also get some new ideas that will improve your skills professionally. You will polish your artistic ability and improve your skills on how to draw a face with colored pencils.

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Apr 252017
 

how to draw hair

How to draw hair in charcoal is one of the most challenging to learn. Before I even knew how to draw hair renderings, I myself was curious to know how to create this realistically. I did not stop practicing until I perfected doing this. I invite you to see my hair drawing and shading tutorial in charcoal renderings. In these series of steps you will learn in detail easy ways to render and shade the hair. Continue reading »

Sep 092016
 

how to draw realistic hair

How To Draw Realistic Hair

It is quite challenging to learn how to draw realistic hair in a portrait which is very important in the overall feature of the human head. I did sketch the face carefully from the beginning using a grid and shaded them slowly until it reached the desired tones and shadings.

I realized that to draw and shade a portrait is not complete if we don’t really know the skills and tricks in drawing the hair. Some of the obstacles to encounter is if the hair does not look real we tend to search for the correct techniques and there is no where to find it. In addition, if the hair strands do not seem to flow life like and do not resemble the natural look. We become discouraged and hopeless. In this free video tutorial you will discover the hidden secrets.

This is the continuation of my portrait case study (Step-22 Girl). You will learn how to apply shadings to the hair and how to make it look realistic. I will be using charcoal to render the hair but in a powdered form. You will see me using it from the start. This type of technique will give a photographic effect as if the hair looks real.

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Aug 312016
 

how to draw portraits with charcoal

In this article you will learn how to draw portraits with charcoal in easy step by step process. I was commissioned to do this family portrait using their photographs. The unique part here is that each of their face came from different pictures.

I just picked their best photo from the other pictures they showed me then I put them all together as if taken in one photograph. Of course you want to achieve excellence that in the future you will be able to draw the best family portraits. You will also master the correct renderings to draw faces with charcoal.

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Dec 202015
 

how to shade hair with charcoal

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. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

Dec 172015
 

How To Draw A Portrait From A Photo

In this video tutorial you will learn how to draw a portrait from a photo with charcoal and pencil professionally. In this step you will know how to shade correctly that will make your portrait look realistic. Most importantly you will know how to use a brush in shading. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

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.


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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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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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  • Pencils And Erasers: You can use this brand Steadtler or other brands as long as they have they different pencil tones from light to dark.
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  • This Castle Art Supplies brand is also a good one. This set included already a kneaded eraser, white hard ersaer, sharpener and compressed charcoal sticks.
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  • Bellofy brand drawing pencils: Another pencil brand kit with felt tip pens, sand paper, sharpener, kneaded and white erasers, charcoal compressed.
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    • Powdered Charcoal: This is a ready made charcoal in powder. Great to use when you are rendering a portrait in charcoal using a brush, tissue or a hand.

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  • White Bristle Brushes: You can use these brushes even if you get the brushes use for oil painting. What you need is the texture and the effect that these white bristle brush produce in charcoal portrait.
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  • OfficePro electric pencil sharpener: This is a great electric pencil sharpener where you can use to sharpen all types of pencils, colored or black and white.
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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 eyes and eyebrowsPortrait Case Study-1 (Step-9 Girl) How To Draw Eyes And Eyebrows

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) How To Draw Eyes Step By Step

How to draw eyes step by step is one of the most important thing to learn when drawing the face. This is also my favorite part to do in portraiture. I am inspired as I continue working on this using charcoal and pencil. This lesson is good for beginners because I documented my procedures from the beginning and I sketch it up and render 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) How To Draw Realistic Eyes With Pencil Step By Step

One of the most challenging part to learn drawing the human face is how to draw realistic eyes with pencil step by step. 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) Pencil Portraits From Photos

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 pencil portraits from photos. 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) How To Shade A Portrait

In this post you will learn how to draw and shade a portrait and get the effect of a realistic face. This is the 6th step in my first Portrait Case Study series. I will teach you the techniques on shading and blending a charcoal portrait. 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.

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