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Female Nude Seated – Part 01 Line Drawing

Posted on 2012/06/01 at 12:04am by daarken 7 Comments
Female Nude Seated – Part 01 Line Drawing

This is the first part of a three part series covering how to draw a female nude from photo reference. In this first part Daarken starts out with a line drawing. Part one is filmed in real time. Part two and three will cover adding value and refining the details. Warning – There is no…

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 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 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…

Figure Drawing in Perspective – Using Head Measurements

Posted on 2012/02/23 at 11:56pm by daarken 18 Comments
Figure Drawing in Perspective – Using Head Measurements

After the previous video talking about head measurements some people were wondering how to draw figures in perspective while still maintaining those same head measurements. In this video Daarken will show you two ways to draw a figure in perspective that uses the 8 head figure. Beware, these are really horrible drawings but you get…

Anatomy 101 – Basic Proportions

Posted on 2012/02/15 at 8:54am by daarken 16 Comments
Anatomy 101 – Basic Proportions

Basic proportions are very important to keep in mind when drawing or painting from imagination. Learning basic proportions and actually applying it to your imaginative work can be tough, but with practice it will come more naturally. In this tutorial Daarken shows you some of the basic proportions of the human figure from the front…

Photoshop Filters – Liquify

Posted on 2012/01/20 at 8:53am by daarken 10 Comments
Photoshop Filters – Liquify

Over the years most people have lost respect for Photoshop filters and groan at the mention of lens flare. The trick to using filters correctly is to be subtle with them and know how to use them correctly. The liquify tool is a great filter that allows the artist to make changes quickly without having…