Friday, 13 August 2010

Drawing A Halloween Fantasy Pumpkin

Pumpkins, photographed in Canada.Image via Wikipedia
Draw a halloween fantasy pumpkin, by simply knowing what a pumpkin looks like and how you can exagerate the features of this vegetable object.

Of course the classic image of a carved out pumpkin, we all have seen one at some point in our lives and so to draw what you see may apply here, but not always. When I draw a Halloween pumpkin, I always try and incorporate a basic design at the very core, but then try and stretch the features and make it more fantasy like.

Look at these Halloween Pumpkin drawings below to give you an idea, because all you have to remember is to include the stem and the eyes and carved out mouth and the lines going vertically down and that's it, so have fun drawing pumpkins and give them a unique design.

Halloween pumpkin art drawings by Wayne Tully.

Crayola Twistable Colored Pencils Review

The Crayola twistable color pencils are great for coloring drawings in and there's no need for sharpening and they are easy and fun to use for all coloring projects.

Watch the video below for the complete review of these ace colored pencils.

Crayola can still be one of the best colored pencil products next to Prismacolor and Derwent. I use them a lot because they are cheap and they do the job of coloring and even blending the colors too on my own drawing projects.

Everyone knows Crayolas art products as they have been around for many years and the many different brands that are avaialable are great for children to realise their creativity, but also not just for children as I am 32 years old and I use Crayola art products too.

Of the Crayola range that I use quite regularly are the Color pencils and the thick markers, aswell as the super tips too. Recently though I have been trying to use some of their other art products to get a feel on what works best and the twistables certainly do make life easier, especially when your pencil sharpener becomes daft and breaks the lead of your coloring pencils.

Anyway, watch the video and see me coloring in with them and talking about them a bit too.....

Draw What You Are Best At

Drawing what you are best at is a good option for those who are stuck drawing the same thing, realise this truth and stick to what you know. I myself draw in a comic book style and have become stuck drawing this way, but I am branching out by drawing in a cartoon style too and also trying to draw and even paint some fantasy art (coming soon in the form of a few video tutorials as I learn along the way myself.)

To draw what you are best at is a good idea, as you can become the expert in your field drawing the stuff that people will come to know you for and so with this comes a great amount of critism that this is all you can draw, but do stand your ground as others are only out to make themselves feel better by putting you down. Of course there is no harm in learning other styles of drawing and this type of thing as every artist learns in there own way.

But really an artist is remembered for creating one or two types of art and that becomes their trademark in their artistic field, so you don't have to worry about the bigger picture to start with, just pratice drawing and creating what you really like creating as this is one of the best bits of advice I can give you.

Although I'm not a professional artist in the sense that I don't have any books or anything like that out yet, but I have practised my art and honed my skills over the years with drawing tattoos and fantasy art and some comic book art which also I have coming up with some posts about drawing comic book stuff which I hope you'll enjoy.

Currently I am working on improving more on my art and that is the learning process that you should be taking yourself, draw other stuff to learn, but never lose sight of the best stuff that you can draw, because you will become well known for it.

Have fun drawing people and I'll have some interesting posts coming along quite soon.

Cheers now!

Wayne Tully.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

New Pirate Skull Keychain Available To Buy

I drew this pirate skull awhile ago for a drawing video that never was (I accidentally deleted the drawing video...silly me!) and so I kept the pirate skull drawing and uploaded it to my hard drive and then colored it in slightly with Gimp and then made the colours a bit more surreal with the Cartoon filter which always makes it appear much cleaner sometimes, worth a try!!

Take a look!

Fantasy Artist Facebook Fan Page - Anyone Welcome To Join!!

I created a Fantasy art fan page on Facebook awhile ago and really it needs a few others to join it and contribute some stuff to it and that would make it better, although this won't be a substitute for this blog, but it could provide an avenue of any promotional opportunities for yourself as an artist or if you want to give any drawing advice, as this kind of stuff is most welcome.

Here's the Facebook Fantasy Art Page