Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Weekly Sketch: Skull Face Drawing

Today in the weekly sketch, I thought about doing some cool skull face drawings for a change, skull faces are good to sketch and draw as you can add a bit more to them such as hair, beards and moustaches for fun and other stuff, but never ears or noses though, now that would be weird!

Look at the skull faces in the drawing video below and see all the wonderful faces you can sketch in the spirit and style of a face of a skull. I drew this with a black gel ink pen with a rollerball tip. There is something about drawing without pencil lines to guide you that makes this a drawing that is free from the worry of mistakes as you can just take an ink pen and begin the drawing and see what happens. Try it!

How To Draw A Horror Zombie

Draw a horror zombie with all of it's rotten flash dripping off it's horrible looking face. The following art video is a part of my own personal challenge of doing 365 Halloween mask ideas within one year. That's one a day folks!

The basic start of drawing a Zombie is that you can draw an oval shape for the head and build on the initial sketch that way which is usually the easiest way to draw. I use either mechanical pencils to draw or popper pencils or sometimes a 2B or HB pencil to do the pencil drawing. The drawing is built up by sketching roughly at first to build up the face and then when you are happy you can start to add shading and other details.

The inking is done with a black gel ink pen or a berol fine liner ink pen with minimal cross hatching to simulate shadows under the eyes.

I used Crayola Twistable pencils to color the head of this rotten Zombie drawing.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

How To Draw The Lizard From Amazing Spiderman

The Lizard is a Spiderman comic book villain which looks quite cool to draw. The recent movie called the amazing Spiderman features the Lizard character, but not as I've drawn him here. I have opted for the comic book style approach with his Scientists/Doctors jacket still being worn. I used a popper pencil for this drawing which is usually a HB pencil with up to nine lead refills in the plastic tube. So if you ever run one lead down, you can replace it with another out of the tube, a very inexpensive type of pencil.

Watch the video below to see how I tackled the process of drawing The Lizard!

Inking the Lizard character - Applying ink I always love to do as you can improve on the details and really create a permanent looking drawing. Gel ink pens are very cheap and if you don't have any of them I suggest you buy some because they are always a good ink pen to have in your artists toolbox. Berol fine line ink pens are also ideal, as well as thicker tipped Sharpie art markers too.

Painting A Hellhound With Acrylics

In the following two videos I did a painting of a Hellhound with Acrylic paints. The first video focuses on the building up of the hellhounds form without any prior pencil sketching on the canvas. Although I decided to paint this based on an original drawing I did of a hellhound which had way more detail than the finished acrylic painting...I still feel I captured more energy in this painting and brought the hellhound more to life.

The second art video I decided to speed up the process of adding highlights and details to the fantasy hellhound painting. Acrylic paints always lend themselves to such a layered quality that making mistakes are certainly going to happen, but you can paint over them. Painting in glazes really helps to build up the layers of shades and quite possibly this painting might need some extra detail at a later stage, but for now on to another drawing or painting!

I always recommend good quality brushes for applying large quantities of acrylic paint for priming, glazing etc.