Sunday, 31 October 2010

How To Draw Scary Skull Eyes Drawing Video

Learn to draw scary skull eyes with this drawing video I created. It assumes you know how to draw the rest of a skulls face, so here the focus is on drawing evil skull eyes rather than happy or anything like that, hence the title of drawing scary skull eyes.

Scary skull eyes can be drawn either dark shadows with just the eye balls sitting in the sockets or you can leave the eyes day and empty looking, because that may look more darker and scarier.

How To Draw A Crater From An Asteroid Or Meteorite

Drawing a crater is really simple and in this drawing video you can see how to draw a direct impact crater, much like the ones on the Moons surface and some actual craters around on our planet. To draw a crater all you have to do is really follow this drawing video to learn how to draw a crater, so watch and enjoy!

How To Draw Captain Hook - Use An Action Figure For Inspiration

Drawing Captain Hook is always a good thing to try and draw and in the following drawing video you can pick up some ideas and a bit of inspiration to draw your very own Captain Hook. I started to draw a Captain Hook pirate based off my sons action figure as it had some good details to draw from, you may want to find a reference photo or something that will help to represent a good figure to draw from for your classic pirate drawing.

Watch the drawing video and see how the Captain Hook figure is sketched up from scratch and how I finish the thing, you can see the final inked version right t the end of the video and if there are any requests for me to show the actual inking stage on my videos, then please do comment below.

Learn to draw pirates

Halloween Drawing: Screaming Skull Art Video

For Halloween I did a quick sketching video with my great art markers the Sharpie and I drew in this video a screaming skull which was probably more demonic in the design with it's spiky teeth.

It's a fairly simple design that you can try and have a go at yourself or draw something completely different if you wanted to. Drawing stuff for Halloween has always interested me and will continue to do so in the future.

Watch the short video on drawing this Halloween demonic inspired screaming skull......

Thursday, 28 October 2010

The Creative Process - A Day In The Life Of Me

The creative process is what you make it really and what might work for one artist and creator may not work for anyone else. The creative process is a personal one, I myself can get so into the creative process that I get hungry afterwards, which sounds quite mad, but I guess it burns up calories. Each persons creative process can be so personal that it is part of their daily routine and it becomes the norm for them.

Creative processes may require a daily ritual, one that has to be done before the art of creating is underway. I have to have a cup of tea and 10 to 15 minutes of calm before the storm of creating stuff, it's my number one rule.

Then I start to sketch some stuff, doesn't matter what at first, as I just want to sketch some ideas no matter how the end results look. An hour or two of sketching will bring up some sketches you can choose to develop later on.

As I sketch down my ideas I write notes as well to get a further insight into my ideas and so that I can remember certain important points about my work. One of the many reasons why ideas can happen is that I set aside time to think and create and that's the most important thing. You never know when inspiration may hit you, so it's best to cover that by having a few notepads handy or sketch pads.

I tend to look at my art creation process as a progressive one and one that will build to a point where I either run out of ideas or I simply find the drawings and ideas that I want to work with in the next phase of the creative process and that is....

Idea Development

This is the way of taking your initial sketches and developing them further by either re-drawing them or expanding on them. I like to take each sketch and re-work it somewhat by using my lightbox or scanning the drawing into my computer with my scanner, you'll find that the computer can add special effects and ways to change the lighting and colors to suit whatever effects you want to achieve with your art.

Sometimes it's best to go in a very different direction with your sketches and take them down a different path with new backgrounds or different positions of figures or faces. It's the ideal time to change anything you want and let the creative mantra loose on your own art.

The creative process demands that you explore many opportunities to express your ideas and try new ways of working all the time.

So how do you get your creative process working for you? What do you do?

Monday, 18 October 2010

How To Draw An Alien Head - Drawing Video

Drawing an Alien has always been a classic, together with drawing a Predator from the movies and so following on from that other drawing video about drawing a Predator head, I thought I would do a drawing of an Alien head to go with it.

Now Aliens have that classic biomechanical design which did lose some of it's design in the later movies, I think James Camerons Aliens were more biomechanical, but some of Gigers imagery was unmistakable in the first Alien movie and you could spot some of his paintings in the movie, recreated as film sets.

The fact that Aliens have no eyes and the smooth surface of the dome of the Aliens head is the most recognizable feature makes it the easiest to draw if yo start off with this part of the Aliens head.

In the following drawing video, you can see a full Alien head being drawn and sketched out from scratch. Of course I did have a reference photo to work from, but over time you might not need one.

Weekly Sketch: Learn To Draw A Maggot Faced Demon

Drawing a maggot faced demon creature is what the following video explores, it is based on an idea from a request I got on my YouTube channel and so I tried to sketch it out and it turned out quite well.

Although I am working on another variation as the request did state that it had to have maggots pouring out of it's eyes....and that to me might be even better!

Watch the drawing video below as I'm working on weekly videos now to replace the wekly sketch section that I haven't done for a while....

Friday, 15 October 2010

How To Draw A Predator

In the following video I drew a Predator face and for once it went quite well and drawing it didn't take long either. When drawing a Predator it is best to know properly how they look with a reference photo of some sort.

When you watch the drawing video below, take note of the beginning sketches and see how they relate to the final drawing, always have an end goal in mind of how your drawing is going to look.

This is only the start of me drawing other well established creature icons, as I really like the Predator face design and when you see the original movie again and again it just brings back those first memories of ever seeing the Predator (I must have been about 7 or 8 years old!)

See how to draw a Predator face.....

Thursday, 7 October 2010

I will draw an original skull drawing with a black sharpie marker for $5.

This is an offer just to test out the fiverr website, but you can get an original skull drawing from me for only $5 and if you like I will customize it to what you want exactly if you wish.

If you want it delievered as a digital file, which would be easier then please click below and I'll sort out a cool skull drawing for you in under 24 hours....

I will draw an original skull drawing with a black sharpie marker for $5.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Drawing Dragons - The Art Of Dragons

Dragons are the popular creatures in fantasy, ask someone to name a creature in the worlds of fantasy and they will more than likely say Dragons!

Drawing dragons is like anything, a step by step process that should be geared around the way you want to draw and not the way another artist set in their own ways drawing the way they do.

Dragons are the beautiful fantastical creatures that are quite graceful with their huge wings and long flowing body and whatever type of dragon it is, because if you are a fantasy fan of the true sense then you'll know that there are different dragon types like fire dragons, ice dragons,mountain dragons etc. The many variations of dragon types should inspire you.

Dragon creatures drawn step by step for the way they look are distinctive in design, this little blog post will go through the process of drawing dragons from my perspective as an artist, who has drawn this stuff for years.

See this Drawing tutorial on how to draw a dragon, it's simplistic, but effective in it's creative approach.

Dragon Art Copyright Wayne Tully.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Artist Spotlight: Frank Miller - Comic Book Artist

An artist spotlight of comic book writer and artist Franks Miller who first became noticed in my eyes with his ground breaking Dark Knight Returns, which fused his art with his classic story telling, but to me now his most prolific work has been Sin City and 300 which have been my favourites for a while now.

Franks art on the surface looks simplistic, compared to todays artists were the details over shadow the story telling at times, but set his art against his many stories you can see the flow of the story and the powerful pages he draws with almost movie like camera angles to his story board like panels.

In Sin City, Frank draws in a style that is darkness and light contrasted against each other and this sets the tone of the whole comic. Although there are slight splashes of color here and there with blood and to emphasize points in the story like in many of his spin off Sin City yarns.

Frank Miller has been writing and drawing comics for years, since the late 70's and so he knows quite a bit about pacing in a story. When he wrote and drew Daredevil back in the 70's he wrote his comic stories in such a gritty way that you delved deeper into the character of Daredevil and you actually enjoyed the comic book series, particularly because Daredevil wasn't exactly Marvels best comic book title.

His use of camera angles in his art are the most intersting as he can create some of the most elaborate comic page panels around, look at the following page panel of art as he uses perspective to convey the characters situation of confinement in a prison cell....

Frank Millers art can be detailed when he wants it to be and his art style is very recognizable as his own and that's to be celebrated as he really is a marvel of the comic book medium, sure I'm a fan of his art, his storytelling and even his movie directing isn't bad either (I suppose it's similar mediums comics and movies!)

One of the things that sets Millers style apart from most other artists is that it can suit any genre, science fiction, fantasy, superheroes and anything else besides. In The Dark Knight Returns he created a future world of Gotham featuring a weary Batman and that world was his vision and it's been celebrated ever since, because of it's raw storytelling and his art that helped shape and move the story along.

Frank Millers work is fantastic to look at and if you have the collected stories of Sin City, to thumb through them books is to peer into a world that is crystal clear, a gritty city of crime and murder and a well drawn work of art.

Artwork Copyright Frank Miller 2010.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Drawing Monster Faces In Circles - Circle Designs

A recent video of mine I did a drawing of a monster face in a circle drawn with a compass, just something to pass the time and also to do for yourself, drawing within circles can be useful for many artists and designers as it helps you become spacially aware of how much space you have to draw your design within the confines of a small circle. Because you won't have the full paper space on an A4 or A3 sheet of paper, you are limited in what you could draw, but nevertheless, you could draw something quite cool.

In the following video, I draw a monster face within a circle and it's pretty much how I approach the art of drawing Halloween pumpkins which I do refine the circle image somewhat to resemle a pumpkin. The monster can be more or less what you want it however and I have stayed within the confines of the circle, but there's nothing stopping you to venture out of the circle and build on your chosen design.

Have fun drawing some circle designs of your own and watch the video below....