Archive for March, 2012

Life Drawing – Painting an Ear

Posted on 2012/03/21 at 10:36am by daarken 2 Comments
Life Drawing – Painting an Ear

In keeping with breaking down individual body parts, in this video Daarken shows you how to paint an ear from imagination. Many people tend to ignore or not give ears much attention, but they can be important and fun things to paint. Like hands, ears can be broken down into simple shapes and planes in…

Breaking it Down – Painting Hands

Posted on 2012/03/21 at 10:35am by daarken 11 Comments
Breaking it Down – Painting Hands

In this video Daarken talks about how to paint a hand from reference. Hands are usually a problem area for many artists, but Daarken talks about how you can break a hand down into simple shapes and planes in order to make it easier.

Female Portrait – From Imagination

Posted on 2012/03/21 at 10:33am by daarken 3 Comments
Female Portrait – From Imagination

In this tutorial Daarken will take you through his process of painting a female portrait from imagination. The video is filmed in real-time and took about 50 minutes to complete. *Update* Fixed her jaw a bit based on some feedback.

Female Standing Pose – Part 03 Final Details

Posted on 2012/03/21 at 10:30am by daarken 13 Comments
Female Standing Pose – Part 03 Final Details

This is the final part of the female standing pose tutorial. In this part Daarken will quickly block in the hands, feet, and face as well as continue to refine the painting. Instead of an audio commentary, this part is accompanied by some music. Sit back and enjoy the final part of the female standing…

Female Standing Pose – Part 02 Adding Value

Posted on 2012/03/21 at 10:16am by daarken 4 Comments
Female Standing Pose – Part 02 Adding Value

This is part 2 of a 3 part series that covers how to draw a female nude from photo reference in black and white. In this part Daarken covers adding value to the line drawing. The third part will cover adding the final details.

Female Standing Pose – Part 01 Line Drawing

Posted on 2012/03/16 at 12:13am by daarken 3 Comments
Female Standing Pose – Part 01 Line Drawing

This is the first part of a new series about drawing a female standing pose from reference. In this first part Daarken goes over the line drawing and how to fix your drawing using different Photoshop tools and techniques. The reference photo was taken from Marcus Ranum’s deviantArt site. His gallery is full of great…

Analysis of Form – Female Bust Part 03

Posted on 2012/03/14 at 12:14am by daarken 8 Comments
Analysis of Form – Female Bust Part 03

This is the third and final installment of the Female Bust painting. In this part Daarken talks about adding in the final details to the painting. For those that would like the photo ref that was used for this painting, you can find it here.

Analysis of Form – Female Bust Part 02

Posted on 2012/03/09 at 12:07am by daarken 7 Comments
Analysis of Form – Female Bust Part 02

This is part 2 of a 3 part series. In this video Daarken continues painting the female bust by blocking in value. Next week Daarken will finish up the painting by putting in the final details.

Analysis of Form – Female Bust Part 01

Posted on 2012/03/07 at 9:43am by daarken 14 Comments
Analysis of Form – Female Bust Part 01

In this video Daarken will start a drawing from life of a female bust. In this first section Daarken will talk about blocking in the drawing. Since these videos are all filmed in real time, the video is broken up into three parts. This first part only covers blocking in the line drawing. Photo reference

Figure in Perspective – Foreshortening

Posted on 2012/03/01 at 2:53pm by daarken 14 Comments
Figure in Perspective – Foreshortening

In a previous video Daarken talked about drawing the figure in perspective using head measurements, but measuring is only half the battle. Knowing how to draw a figure in perspective while creating depth is important and something that can easily be done if you use overlapping forms. In this video Daarken talks about identifying overlapping…