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.