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Archive for December, 2012

How to Draw Santa Claus – Holiday Special

December 20, 20127 Comments

Special guest Santa Claus comes by to draw his self portrait while showing how to draw hair texture on his mighty beard.

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Drawing Morgan

Drawing Morgan – Portrait Drawing Demo

December 12, 20120 Comments

In this 1 hour 35 minute demo, I strictly follow the Loomis method, starting from the ball of the cranium. Then I construct the features using very basic shapes indicating the major planes of each feature. This allows me to find the correct proportions before committing to details. Then I work on the shadow mapping, 2-value drawing, and finally the detailed shading.

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Drawing Nicolai

Drawing Nicolai – Portrait Drawing Demo

December 12, 20120 Comments

In this 1 hour 20 minute demo, use a slightly more advanced version of the Loomis method, in which I imagine the ball and focus more on the specific shapes of Nicolai’s head. I start the layin with the big shape of the head and break it up into front plane, side plane, and thirds of the front plane. Then I layin in the features, shadow mapping, 2-value drawing, and finally the detailed shading.

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How to Draw Hair

December 4, 201225 Comments

In this tutorial I show you how to draw hair. How most people approach it the wrong way, and how to get the hair to look 3-dimensional instead of looking like spaghetti..

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