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Male Figure Drawing – From Reference

Posted on 2012/06/15 at 10:08am by daarken 22 Comments
Male Figure Drawing – From Reference

In this video Daarken paints a male figure from reference. Instead of starting with a line drawing, he starts by blocking in large shapes and silhouettes. Music by Trash80 from Icarus Sycamore Drive from Kicks/Moves Male Figure Drawing – From Reference from Daarken on Vimeo.

Female Nude Seated – Part 03 Final Details

Posted on 2012/06/08 at 12:18am by daarken 4 Comments
Female Nude Seated – Part 03 Final Details

This is the third and final part of the female nude painting. In this part Daarken finishes up the face and adds the final details. Warning – There is no commentary in this video, so if you feel that you won’t learn anything without audio, then you are not required to watch it. Reference Music…

Female Nude Seated – Part 02 Adding Value

Posted on 2012/06/06 at 12:57am by daarken 6 Comments
Female Nude Seated – Part 02 Adding Value

This is part 2 of 3 of the Female Nude Seated pose from reference. In this part Daarken adds value to the line drawing. The face and final details will be added in part 3. Warning – There is no commentary in this video, so if you feel that you won’t learn anything without audio,…

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…

Female Nude – From Photo Reference

Posted on 2012/05/25 at 12:24am by daarken 23 Comments
Female Nude – From Photo Reference

In this video Daarken shows you how to paint a female nude from photo reference. The photo reference is from Marcus Ranum. This was painted completely on the Asus EP121 and is sped up several times. Music by Asetrid Byrne Cimbria 3 Ein Volk Sceitses

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 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…

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…