Showing posts with label How To Draw Animals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label How To Draw Animals. Show all posts

Saturday, January 3, 2015

How To Draw Tiger Head In Eight Easy Steps

1.Lightly sketch a circle. Divide it as shown.
2. Then mark off each half of the horizontal line in thirds.  Do the same with the bottom half of the vertical. Add another  1/3 mark under circle.
3. Spot in the eyes and nostrils.           
4. Draw in eye corners.  Drop parallel lines to nose for muzzle's top.  Position ears halfway in two top arcs (either facing forward,  as on left,  or facing outward, as on right).  Draw chin.
5. Sketch in bulbous muzzle in line with outside of eyes.Extend each half slightly below circle.                                                  
6. Add shaggy ruff  behind cheeks.  Indicate streaks from which whiskers will come. These streaks are darker in tiger  than lion.         
7. With very light lines decide on pattern for facial stripes.  Spotin pupils.  Add whiskers.
8. Darken  stripes and shade muzzle.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Drawing Lion & Primate Heads in Easy Steps - Painting & Drawing Tips

Drawing Lion Head in Seven Easy Steps
1. Draw a horizontal, two crossing verticals and an X beneath, leaving an enclosure slightly deeper than wide.

2. Then draw two small eye circles below horizontal and outside of verticals. Place parentheses-like markings ( ) on either side of X directly below circles. Add curved chin line.

3. Draw large circle crossing center of X, with circle’s center even with bottom of eyes. Add looping ears extending out from circle almost as far as chin line.

4. Sketch mane's outline behind ears and on either side of cheeks. Let hair cup in and converge informally below chin. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Taking Horse Head Points One by One 1 - Painting Tips.

As a rule the first line to be set down in drawing a horse' s head is that running off the forehead (1).   Nearly always this line is slanted at 45' provided the horse is standing normally.   Having drawn line 1,  draw line 2.
The heavier the horse  (draft variety), the more parallel and farther apart lines 1 and 2 will be.   Line  3 may be less than 1/2 of line 4 in a light riding horse or more than 1/2  of line 4 in a heavy draft horse. (sketch lightly)

Next, sketch a little triangle in front of the above line  3.   Line  6 of that triangle  extends to join line 7 to make the chin.   Notice that,  as underdrawing,  short line 7 may be parallel with line  5.   About midway along the remainder of  the  original line 2, draw arc 8.   This is to be the bottom of the prominent cheek bone of the lower jaw.   This curve drops below straight line 2 about as far as does the little chin

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Taking Horse Head Points One by One 2 - Painting Tips.

Fig. 9,  second only to the  jaw bone in prominence is the facial crest ridge or  zygomatic bone.  This is highly conspicuous ,(consult fig. 10).  It is a continuation of,  but steps down a little from,  the. scallop mentioned in fig. 8.  

Get so you watch for this ridge whenever you're around a horse or see a picture of a horse.

Fig. 10, this is the skull fitted into the head' s outline. No animal has more obvious bone embossvent in his head than the horse.

Fig. 11, here is the 'change of planet stairway where shadow is likely to occur. A little time spent pondering this will never be regretted. (Also notice the mobility of the ear. )

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Good Horse Drawing 1 Painting Tips

Advertisement is no "magic" formula for drawing a good horse,  but there are many factors which will help us in the process.  

1 - The  body of  every horse will not fit into a square such as ABCD of fig. 1.  

Most are a little longer; very few are higher.  
The average saddle horse does not  hold his head quite this high; many high-spirited and show horses hold their  heads this high - some higher.  
Follow the numbering from  1 to 28.  Notice where the various points come in relation to the dotted lines.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Good Horse Drawing 2 Painting Tips

One of  the  big problems in drawing or painting horses is their surface anatomy.  As a link between the simple facts on the opposite page and subsequent discussions on inner structure, 

the following aids are itemized with illustrations :

1- Light-colored horses exposed to overhead

lighting may have a very subtle tint to shade graduation. 
Watch for light at arrows.

2 - In this drawing are 10 key places where a change in tone may occur. This does not mean there are no other places,  but to know these helps.

3 to 5 are suggested gradations for: light (3), middle-toned (4) and dark-colored (5) horses.  To be sure,  the source of light, muscle-trim, reflective quality of the hair, etc.  have much to do with the appearance.  

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Horse Painting Tips

Few men have looked into the large soulful eyes of  a horse without wondering what this stately animal was thinking about.

Though,  in his labors, man has put the horse to use more than any other  creature,  he still remains worlds apart from the horse's 'mental'  functionings. The mystery seems compounded by the head' s massive size and its steel-like armor plate.  These unusual physical characteristics contain perhaps more beautiful lines than any other living animal.                                  

"A horse's head is often the first to be attempted by the amateur artist.
What are the basics? The following pages simplify the problem".