Sketching and painting are two of our favorite things to do at Walter Foster. Lately, I've been dedicating myself to pencil practice: making sure I get some sketching time in each day. The pencil is one of the oldest tools in the artist's toolbox, and never before have artists had such an array of pencil styles and colors and mediums available to us.
Drawing a human face can be a daunting task, especially when you're a beginner. The secret is knowing the proper proportions and the anatomy of the human head. This was very intimidating to me as a new art student and now is my favorite thing to draw.
Meet cartoonist and character artist John Loter, illustrator of Learn to Draw Mickey & Friends Through the Decades. A former character art director for Disney Consumer Products, Loter now works as an independent artist and runs Loter, Inc., a creative design entertainment company, with his wife, Shelley.
Have you ever tangled before? It involves using lines and repetitive patterns to create elaborate works of art.
It's funny how our perspectives change as we grow up. As a child, I thought my crayon masterpieces were just as worthy of being hung in a museum as they were of decorating my parents' refrigerator. Years passed, and I willingly retired my crayons for "grown up" mediums like oil and acrylic paints. Even colored pencils and chalk ranked far above those crayons. Mere child's play, I thought.
Where do you want to take your art this year? This may sound counterintuitive, but let's take it back to the fundamentals.
Just call them the friendliest shades on the block. Analogous colors sit next to each other on the color wheel, sharing a common color. Basically, they are color neighbors who live together in harmony. The Big Book of Color provides a fresh, fun way to understand how these colors combos unite to make appealing art.
Doodling For Fashionistas arrives in stores in March! Check out the latest from illustrator and cartoonist Gemma Correll.
Archie, Jughead, Reggie, Betty, and Veronica are all here—learn to draw the whole Riverdale gang.
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