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Merrill Kazanjian
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How to Draw Mario. <p style=`text-align: center;`><object width=`640` height=`360` data=`http://www.youtube.com/v/BAeZ8sP47cM?version=3&hl=en_US` type=`application/x-shockwave-flash`><param name=`allowFullScreen` value=`true` /><param name=`allowscriptaccess` value=`always` /><param name=`src` value=`http://www.youtube.com/v/BAeZ8sP47cM?version=3&hl=en_US` /><param name=`allowfullscreen` value=`true` /></object></p>  <table style=`border: 2px solid #000000; width: 640px;` border=`2` align=`center`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td style=`text-align: center;`><span style=`font-size: large;`>Step 1: Divide your paper in to three even sections and draw an egg shape in the middle one.</span></td>  <td><img title=`Step 1 Mario Draw` src=`http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s720x720/376251_3956448042499_1772764940_n.jpg` alt=`Step 1 Mario Draw` width=`327` height=`720` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td style=`text-align: center;`><span style=`font-size: large;`>Step 2: Add the shapes that you see to the egg shape from step one. </span></td>  <td><img title=`Draw Mario Step 2` src=`http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/552644_3956447922496_1266814393_n.jpg` alt=`Draw Mario Step 2` width=`478` height=`960` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><span style=`font-size: large;`>Step 3: Complete the legs and feet. Notice the placement in comparison to the egg shape.</span></td>  <td> <img title=`Draw Mario Step 3` src=`http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/388076_3956447722491_1040446373_n.jpg` alt=`Draw Mario Step 3` width=`484` height=`960` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><span style=`font-size: large;`>Step 4: Add the Arm shapes. </span></td>  <td><img title=`Draw Mario Step 4` src=`http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/391404_3956447482485_362066539_n.jpg` alt=`Draw Mario Step 4` width=`480` height=`960` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><span style=`font-size: large;`>Step 5: Add the head shape.</span></td>  <td><img title=`Draw Mario Step 5` src=`http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/580946_3956447362482_1708250595_n.jpg` alt=`Draw Mario Step 5` width=`451` height=`960` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><span style=`font-size: large;`>Step 6: NICE moustache! Straight from the 1980`s!</span></td>  <td><img title=`how to draw mario 6` src=`http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/418857_3956447122476_523983737_n.jpg` alt=`how to draw mario 6` width=`458` height=`960` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><span style=`font-size: large;`>Step 7: Add the Hands</span></td>  <td><img title=`Draw Mario Step by Step` src=`http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/487834_3956457682740_1821478051_n.jpg` alt=`Draw Mario Step by Step` width=`432` height=`960` /></td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table> YOUDRAW DERRICK ROSE. <p><img src=`http://iown.website/bx/_files/113images/nli_big/derrick_rose_grey.jpg` alt=`derrick rose reference` width=`689` height=`1024` /></p> Draw with Merrill: Nicki Minaj. <table border=`0`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td style=`text-align: center;`><span style=`font-size: large;`>Reference Image</span></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><img src=`http://iown.website/bx/_files/113images/nli_big/minaj_reference_3.jpg` alt=`Nicki Minaj` width=`661` height=`768` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td> </td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table> Clint Eastwood Photo Reference. <table border=`0` align=`left`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td style=`text-align: center;`><span style=`font-size: large;`>Photo Reference</span></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><img src=`http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/386583_2504093094533_1619167147_32300504_1539448847_n.jpg` alt=`Clint Eastwood` width=`326` height=`372` /></td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table> Figure Drawing Lesson- Female Model. <table style=`float: left;` border=`0` align=`center`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td><img title=`Figure Drawing Figure 1` src=`http://iown.website/bx/_files/113images/nli_big/figure_drawing_figure_1.jpg` alt=`Figure Drawing Figure 1` width=`683` height=`1024` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td> </td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table> How to Draw a Baseball Player Step by Step. <p>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;  /* 728x15, created 2/3/10 */  google_ad_slot = `1049141337`;  google_ad_width = 728;  google_ad_height = 15;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  </p>  <p> </p>  <p> </p>  <p style=`TEXT-ALIGN: center`>  <table border=`0`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td><img title=`Baseball Player Step By Step` src=`http://iown.website/bx/_files/113images/nli_med/baseball_player.jpg` alt=`Baseball Player Step By Step` width=`200` height=`296` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><a href=`http://iown.website/bx/_files/113images/custom_site_files/baseball_player.pdf`>Click HERE to Download the PDF</a></td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </p>  <p style=`TEXT-ALIGN: center`>  <object width=`640` height=`385` data=`http://www.youtube.com/v/Ghw38Yj9zZY&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b` type=`application/x-shockwave-flash`>  <param name=`allowFullScreen` value=`true` />  <param name=`allowscriptaccess` value=`always` />  <param name=`src` value=`http://www.youtube.com/v/Ghw38Yj9zZY&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b` />  <param name=`allowfullscreen` value=`true` />  </object>  </p>  <p style=`TEXT-ALIGN: center`> </p>  <p style=`TEXT-ALIGN: center`>  <table border=`0`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td> </td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>   </p>  <p>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;  /* 336x280, created 5/25/10 */  google_ad_slot = `4879899694`;  google_ad_width = 336;  google_ad_height = 280;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;  /* 728x90, created 5/25/10 */  google_ad_slot = `6501615489`;  google_ad_width = 728;  google_ad_height = 90;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  </p> How to Paint a Glass of Water. <p>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;    /* 728x15, created 2/3/10 */    google_ad_slot = `1049141337`;    google_ad_width = 728;    google_ad_height = 15;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  </p>  <p><span style=`font-size: medium;`><span style=`font-family: times new roman,times;`>I am going to be using illustration markers, color pencils and oil paint. Just drop me a line if you have any questions In step 1 I scanned and reprinted my original drawing- I do this for 2 reasons- 1.) If I mess up, I could just reprint it and 2.) marker and color pencil coexist better with printer ink than with graphite from a pencil. Next I add a layer of the illustration markers. These markers are totally transparent and they enable me to add a layer of color and still be able to see the lines from my pencil drawing. These markers give the artist a similar effect to watercolor paint, but without the messy setup and clean up.. I am still following the Polaroid picture development analogy from the first video- in that I am adding color to all areas at an even pace and slowly building up the darker tones on the sides and bottom of the glass. The color pencil is great at this point of the drawing, because it adds a translucent layer of color above the marker. In addition to that, color pencils are mixed with wax. The wax will be very handy in the next step when I add oil paint on top of the marker and color pencil. Working with color pencil also allows me to be very precise with my marks on the page. It can be very challenging to be as accurate with a paint brush. This step allows me to make my drawing more accurate and these clarifications will eventually be absorbed by the oil paint. Now you are going to see me add three layers of oil paint to finish my drawing. I am using oil paint because I want to edit the colors of this composition and it is much easier to mix and match color with oil paint than it is with color pencil. It is also easier to apply large areas of color with a paintbrush rather than the tiny tip of a pencil. I did all of my editing in the last step and now I am just applying color, trying to notice the nuances of the edges of each shape on my reference. If I need to soften an edge I use a dry, soft brush and I pull the paint with that. The color pencil from the layer below is blending nicely with the paint.</span></span></p>  <p>  <object width=`425` height=`344` data=`http://www.youtube.com/v/eZcSjVPCnf8&hl=en_US&fs=1&` type=`application/x-shockwave-flash`>  <param name=`allowFullScreen` value=`true` />  <param name=`allowscriptaccess` value=`always` />  <param name=`src` value=`http://www.youtube.com/v/eZcSjVPCnf8&hl=en_US&fs=1&` />  <param name=`allowfullscreen` value=`true` />  </object>  </p>  <p>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;        /* 468x60, created 1/26/10 */        google_ad_slot = `2338749477`;        google_ad_width = 468;        google_ad_height = 60;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;        /* 336x280, created 2/2/10 */        google_ad_slot = `4181428218`;        google_ad_width = 336;        google_ad_height = 280;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  </p> Drawing /Painting of a Glass of Water (Part 1)- Tips for Charcoal and Pencil Drawing. <p>  <script type=`text/javascript`><!--  google_ad_client = `pub-6730899040960500`;    /* 728x15, created 2/3/10 */    google_ad_slot = `1049141337`;    google_ad_width = 728;    google_ad_height = 15;  // --></script>  <script src=`http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js` type=`text/javascript`></script>  Hint number 1 is to see things as shapes. I like to analogize drawing with assembling a jigsaw puzzle because in both you look for shapes to fit together Hint number 2 is to pay close attention to the edges of what you are drawing. Light and shadows can do funny things and in almost anything that you draw you will see a disparity between the qualities of each edge. Hint number three is to develop your drawing like a Polaroid photograph. Polaroid was the company that innovated instant photography. After pushing the shutter button the photograph would come out of the camera and develop before your eyes. What I want you to know about this is that every part of the photo would develop at the same rate and that is how I want you to try to draw next time. In other words, move the drawing tool around, dont get stuck in a favorite spot. Alright, lets slow it down. What you are seeing me do here is pay close attention to the form and the proportions. In other words, I am comparing the sizes of the different shapes and making sure that the placement of each line is correct. I am using vine charcoal a HB pencil and an eraser. I started out with the vine charcoal because it is easy to erase and move around. You will see later in this video that after I am satisfied with the placement of the charcoal, I will hatch over it with a pencil to keep it undisturbed. I am also trying to be aware of the edges of my shapes and I am especially cognizant of the highlight on the top because that will require me shading the areas around it and using the white of the page as a representation of the strong light. Now when I look back at my reference, I notice that the tone of the background is much darker than the white of the page. I use the side of the charcoal to darken the mid tone of my drawing. This step will make it easy to draw in the highlights with an eraser a little bit later. Now I am folding a piece of paper towel to smudge in the charcoal. You will get a very similar result with a blending stump (also known as a tortillion) but the towel will smudge the charcoal more quickly. To be perfectly honest, many teachers that I have had have told me not to use a blending stump, fingers or anything that comes in to contact with the surface of the paper. I partially agree. Oil from fingers when combined with pencil or charcoal leaves a stain that is tough to work around. Notice that my hand is resting on a sheet of paper. Artists call these slip sheets, but it is just a sheet of computer paper. I like working with the blending stump and the paper and this process works for my needs. It would be dishonest if I changed my process for the sake of making a video. Before, I mentioned the term hatching. Hatching is the short name for the drawing technique of cross hatching. It is simply putting a series of lines next to one another with a drawing tool. These lines usually follow the shape of the object that is being drawn. Once I am done adding pencil marks, I take the blending stub to burnish over my hatch marks. This gives my drawing a more smudged look and possibly my former art teachers a heart attack. I like to smudge the pencil and charcoal because it also gives me a surface that is smooth in tone. Hatching can be layered and I usually stop using the blending stump after the second layer. I once did ten layers of hatching in a pencil drawing. Lets recap and take this to the end of part 1. My focus, over the course of any drawing that I do from observation, is to see a simple pattern of shapes on my reference and to accurately render these shapes, on to the piece of paper that I am drawing. After I get the shapes aligned correctly, I attempt to build up tones with charcoal and pencil. When I am building the tones, I am very aware of the nuances of the edges of each shape, because they are usually different. My focus is also on building the tones of my drawing in a similar manner to how a Polaroid photograph develops. In part 2, I will teach you a way to add color to any pencil drawing. Thanks for watching the video and please let me know if this helped.</p>  <p>  <object width=`425` height=`344` data=`http://www.youtube.com/v/iawq-M2CELs&hl=en_US&fs=1&` type=`application/x-shockwave-flash`>  <param name=`allowFullScreen` value=`true` />  <param name=`allowscriptaccess` value=`always` />  <param name=`src` value=`http://www.youtube.com/v/iawq-M2CELs&hl=en_US&fs=1&` />  <param name=`allowfullscreen` value=`true` />  </object>  </p>  <form action=`http://www.jdoqocy.com/interactive` method=`get`>   <table style=`width: 600px;` border=`0` cellspacing=`0` cellpadding=`5`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td width=`10%` valign=`top`><img src=`http://www.dick-blick.com/items/204/45/20445-1009-1-2ww-m.jpg` border=`0` alt=`Cretacolor Charcoal Drawing Set` /></td>  <td valign=`top`>  <p><strong><span style=`font-size: medium;`>Cretacolor Charcoal Drawing Set</span></strong></p>  <p><span style=`font-size: x-small;`>Cretacolor`s `Black Box` Charcoal Drawing Set is an outstanding value, offering 20 different charcoal related drawing materials, all made in Austria: 3 charcoal pencils (soft, medium, and hard) 3 Nero pencils (soft, medium, and hard) 2 Monolith solid pencil-size sticks of pure graphite (6B and 9B) 5 grades of compressed charcoal 4 willow charcoal sticks 1 charcoal block 1 kneaded eraser 1 paper blending stick</span></p>  <hr />  <input name=`pid` type=`hidden` value=`3724826` /> <input name=`aid` type=`hidden` value=`10495307` /> <input name=`cjsku` type=`hidden` value=`20445-1009` /> <input name=`url` type=`hidden` value=`http://www.dickblick.com/products/cretacolor-charcoal-drawing-set/?wmcp=cj&wmcid=feeds&wmckw=20445-1009-4303` /> <input type=`submit` value=`Buy` /></td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </form>  <p><img src=`http://www.tqlkg.com/image-3724826-10495307` border=`0` alt=`` width=`1` height=`1` /></p> Learn to Draw any Cartoon Character (Cool Drawing Technique). <p><object width=`560` height=`340` data=`http://www.youtube.com/v/6W0lcVWPmcQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&` type=`application/x-shockwave-flash`><param name=`allowFullScreen` value=`true` /><param name=`allowscriptaccess` value=`always` /><param name=`src` value=`http://www.youtube.com/v/6W0lcVWPmcQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&` /><param name=`allowfullscreen` value=`true` /></object></p><p> In this video I am going to share a very effective training technique that I use in my classroom. It is a strategy tailored for novice artists and it will make you better at drawing what you see (also known as the skill of rendering). I call this process mass drawing / line drawing. The process will seem awkward at first, but I have seen students get great results once they understand the process. So please give it a chance. All that you will need is a highlighter, a pencil and some paper. Lets begin. This is a mass drawing. I used the highlighter to make a silhouette of the cartoon character, Ni Hao Kai Lan. I scribbled it in quickly and as a single mass. This will serve as a guide for the second step, the line drawing. This is a line drawing. Notice that it is done directly over the mass drawing. But don`t just outline; make corrections. The mass drawing will enable you to see the big picture and the mistakes that you made. Many of my students have found it much easier than guessing on a blank sheet of paper. So dont outline your mass drawing make corrections while doing the line drawing. Take a second to look at how many changes I made to the original mass, such as the right arm, the shoes and the hair. Still confused, thats ok, watch the process a few times and you will begin to understand it. Remember that it is just a drill and drills are used to build good habits for the future. This drill will help you build observation skills and comparative skills which will help you develop the ability to draw what you see. I don`t expect you to use a highlighter for long. In fact, I will show you a more advanced method, later on in the video. I will also teach you a really cool trick that will get rid of the color from the highlighter. But for now, remember that there are two steps to this process. Use the highlighter to create a mass drawing of what you are trying to draw. If you are very new to drawing, try to make your mass drawing a similar size to your reference picture or object. With more experience, you can experiment with scale. Remember that step two, the line drawing, is meant to be a correction of step one. I have observed that when my students do this process for the first time, they struggle a bit, and complain that the yellow or pink from the highlighter `throws them off`. Please remember that it takes three tries, on average, to get fully acquainted with this process. I have also observed that the students who improve the fastest, look at their reference image more often. Get in the habit of looking at your reference image at least once for every five seconds. To get rid of the color from the highlighter, flip over your drawing and start to scribble all over the back. It is easiest to use the side of a graphite stick, but you could also use a pencil. Once the back of your drawing is covered, flip it over again and tape it down over a new piece of paper. Then, retrace over all of the lines. I used a blue pen for this step. When you remove the tape, you will see a perfect print of your drawing Now, I am using the pencil to create a mass drawing. Notice that I am pressing very lightly while scribbling in the mass. I have observed that using a pencil is a little bit more difficult for beginners due to the tendency to apply too much pressure and leave dark lines. Also it is much easier to differentiate the bright colors from the highlighter then the subtle tones of a pencil. Still, after you feel that you are progressing with the markers, move on to this step. Do not worry about mastering the process with the highlighter, just get comfortable enough, and move on. Thank you for watching my video, I reply to all of my comments, so feel free to ask me a question, or just let me know how it goes. Remember to try this at least three times before you judge the process. I guarantee that it will feel foreign at first, but I have used it for eight years in the classroom with a high success rate so give it some time. Happy drawing everybody! In my demonstrations, I drew, Ni Hao Kai Lan, Spongebob, Homer Simpson, Moose A. Moose (Noggin), Characters from Yo Gabba Gabba, Lilo from Lilo and Stitch, Wow Wow Wubbzy, Dora the Explorer, Patrick Star (Spongebob), Stitch (Lilo and Stitch and Blue the Dog from Blues Clues (Nickelodeon Noggin). I am confident that this process could teach you how to draw any cartoon.</p> Illustration with Markers and Color Pencils (drawing an apple). <p>  <table style=`background-color: #e0e1fe; width: 720px; border: 3px solid #e70c03;` border=`3` align=`center`>  <tbody>  <tr>  <td>  <p style=`TEXT-ALIGN: center`>  <object width=`709` height=`578` data=`http://www.youtube.com/v/9fPDs1xOdak&hl=en_US&fs=1&` type=`application/x-shockwave-flash`>  <param name=`allowFullScreen` value=`true` />  <param name=`allowscriptaccess` value=`always` />  <param name=`src` value=`http://www.youtube.com/v/9fPDs1xOdak&hl=en_US&fs=1&` />  <param name=`allowfullscreen` value=`true` />  </object>  </p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><strong>About the Video-</strong> This video shows my process for making an illustration of an apple. I use illustration markers for the first layer and color pencils and a wax blending stick for the second layer. </span></span></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`>Watch the video (above) in its entirety and then see me break the steps down below. </span><br /></span></p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><img title=`Layer 1 Prismacolor Illustration markers` src=`http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/198632_2073472809295_1619167147_31975178_4224660_n.jpg` alt=`Layer 1 Prismacolor Illustration markers` width=`720` height=`346` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td>  <p style=`text-align: center;`><span style=`font-size: x-large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><strong>Layer 1- Illustration Marker</strong></span></span></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`> </p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`>After I sketch in the general shape of the apple, I observe my reference image and try to notice underlying colors in the different parts of the image. I sketch in the underlying colors with the Prismacolor illustration markers. Some hues are simple and some are complex and layered. Watch me work on Step 1 in the video above from the beginning of the video until 1:32 (one minute, thirty two seconds in to the video).</span></span></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><strong>About Prismacolor Illustration Markers (The markers I use in step 1)-</strong> Illustration markers are a lot like watercolor paint. They are strong in color, transparent and can be layered. But there is one HUGE difference; It is impossible to blend illustration markers in the same way that one can blend paint. Ironically, there is a product called the `colorless marker blender` but it makes the colors `bleed` or spread some, but NOT mix (at the same capacity). I LOVE them and USE them because they are portable, last a long time, and require no effort for setup and clean up. They have a huge range of colors. All you have to do is mix and match. With a little bit of creativity, you can overcome their only drawback (lack of mixability). I will show you what I mean in step 2.  </span></span></p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td style=`TEXT-ALIGN: center`> <br /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td style=`TEXT-ALIGN: center`>  <p><span style=`font-size: large;`><strong></strong></span> </p>  <p><span style=`font-size: x-large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><strong>Layer 1 in Pictures and Words</strong> </span></span></p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td style=`text-align: center;`>  <p><img title=`reference image of apple` src=`http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284936_2071944571090_1619167147_31972269_7489388_n.jpg` alt=`reference image of apple` width=`720` height=`405` /></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPDs1xOdak` target=`_parent`>0:13</a> Take a second to observe the colors lying beneath the surface. </span></span></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`>1.)Yellow/green/orange at the top</span></span></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`>2.) Orange top/middle</span></span></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`>3.) Brownish purple in the shadow on the left.</span></span></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`>4.) Strong red on the right side. Everywhere else (but the red) is lower in chroma (intensity of color) meaning that it is `greyed down`. </span></span></p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td>  <p> <img title=`Prismacolor Yellowed Orange` src=`http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/283971_2071944691093_1619167147_31972270_616640_n.jpg` alt=`Prismacolor Yellowed Orange` width=`720` height=`405` /></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: medium;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPDs1xOdak` target=`_parent`>0:20</a> I start my drawing with the `Yellowed-Orange` marker from prismacolor. I try to match the undertone.</span></span><br /></span></p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td>  <p> <img title=`prismacolor markers instructional tutorial` src=`http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/206084_2071944811096_1619167147_31972271_2457023_n.jpg` alt=`prismacolor markers instructional tutorial` width=`720` height=`405` /></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: medium;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPDs1xOdak` target=`_parent`>0:38</a> I use marker color Apple Green at the top of the apple next to the stem.</span></span><br /></span></p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td>  <p><img title=`how to use prismacolor markers to draw an apple` src=`http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/229715_2071944891098_1619167147_31972272_8175344_n.jpg` alt=`how to use prismacolor markers to draw an apple` width=`720` height=`405` /></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: medium;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPDs1xOdak` target=`_parent`>0:48</a> I use the color Mahogany Red to add the general shape and color of the shadows.</span></span><br /></span></p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td>  <p> <img title=`prismacolor illustration markers poppy red` src=`http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/285456_2071944971100_1619167147_31972273_4911719_n.jpg` alt=`prismacolor illustration markers poppy red` width=`720` height=`405` /></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: medium;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPDs1xOdak` target=`_parent`>1:02</a> I use the marker Poppy Red to create the high chroma red on the area next to the highlight.</span></span><br /></span></p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td>  <p><span style=`font-size: medium;`><img title=`Tuscan Red Prismacolor Marker Drawing Apple Shadow Colors` src=`http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/267260_2071945091103_1619167147_31972274_3576853_n.jpg` alt=`Tuscan Red Prismacolor Marker Drawing Apple Shadow Colors` width=`720` height=`405` /></span></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPDs1xOdak` target=`_parent`>1:20</a> I added a layer of Tuscan Red to the shadow on the lower left corner. </span></span></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: medium;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`>End of Layer 1: My Drawing does <strong>NOT</strong> look like an apple yet, but the markers enable me to succeed in getting the undertones to set up the second layer. (continued below)</span></span><br /></span></p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td> </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><img title=`layer 2 Colored Pencils` src=`http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/251472_2073498169929_1619167147_31975193_5094677_n.jpg` alt=`layer 2 Colored Pencils prismacolor` width=`720` height=`346` /> <br /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: x-large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><strong>Layer 2-</strong> Is created with color pencils. Color pencils are mixable / blendable and I mix the color pencils directly above my marker drawing (layer 1). I use the wax stick to finish the surface and tie everything together.</span></span></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td>  <p><img title=`Prismacolor Colored Pencils` src=`http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/284774_2071945531114_1619167147_31972277_2800539_n.jpg` alt=`Prismacolor Color Pencils` width=`720` height=`405` /></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPDs1xOdak` target=`_parent`>1:38</a> I use the Colored Pencil: French Grey 30% to drop the intensity of the color for the highlight. Highlights are NOT intense in color.<br /></span></span></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPDs1xOdak` target=`_parent`>1:45</a> I use the colored pencil Goldenrod to get the yellow values towards the top of the apple.</span></span></p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td>  <p><img title=`carmine red color pencil` src=`http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/223992_2071945651117_1619167147_31972278_5809601_n.jpg` alt=`carmine red color pencil` width=`720` height=`405` /></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPDs1xOdak` target=`_parent`>2:15</a> I use the colored pencil White to create the bright highlight.<br /></span></span></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPDs1xOdak` target=`_parent`>2:25</a> I use the color pencil Carmine Red to get the beautiful bright `fire engine red` hue on the side of the apple.</span></span></p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td style=`font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; line-height: normal; font-weight: normal; font-variant: normal; color: #000000;`><img title=`tuscan red color pencil` src=`http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/263296_2071945771120_1619167147_31972279_3017514_n.jpg` alt=`tuscan red color pencil` width=`720` height=`405` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td style=`font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-style: normal; line-height: normal; font-weight: normal; font-variant: normal; color: #000000;`>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPDs1xOdak` target=`_parent`>2:37</a> I alternated between the colors Canary Yellow and White to define the top of the apple.</span></span></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><br /><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPDs1xOdak` target=`_parent`>2:54</a> Tuscan Red is one of the most important colors that you could get in your palette. It is strong (intense), dark in tone and purplish brown in hue. It is great for portraits as well!</span></span></p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td style=`font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-style: normal; line-height: normal; font-weight: normal; font-variant: normal; color: #000000;`><img title=`canary yellow color pencil` src=`http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/228893_2071945851122_1619167147_31972280_4416296_n.jpg` alt=`canary yellow color pencil` width=`720` height=`405` />  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPDs1xOdak` target=`_parent`>3:06</a> I am using the colored pencil Carmine Red again. I am using it to start my blending so that my drawing does not look segmented.</span></span></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><br /><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPDs1xOdak`>3:10</a> I am using the Tuscan Red again and for the same reason as the previous color. I am trying to blend and make smooth color transitions.</span></span></p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><img title=`Prismacolor Art Stix Colorless Blender Wax Stick Blending` src=`http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284383_2071945971125_1619167147_31972281_4071614_n.jpg` alt=`Prismacolor Art Stix Colorless Blender Wax Stick Blending` width=`720` height=`405` />  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPDs1xOdak` target=`_parent`>3:20</a> For the first time in this illustration drawing, I am using the color Olive Green to do the shadow of the stem.<br /></span></span></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPDs1xOdak` target=`_parent`>3:26</a> The colored pencil Magenta is a purplish red which makes a great bridge between the Tuscan Red and the Carmine Red.</span></span></p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><img title=`goldenrod color pencil colored` src=`http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/205833_2071946211131_1619167147_31972283_1445841_n.jpg` alt=`goldenrod color pencil colored` width=`720` height=`405` />  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPDs1xOdak`>3:31</a> Now, I am using the color Black Cherry which is a bit darker than the Tuscan Red. This color will help me define the edges a bit more.</span></span></p>  <p style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><br /><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPDs1xOdak`>3:42</a> The Prismacolor Art Stix Colorless Wax Blender is a very handy tool to finish an illustration. All it is, is the wax (the binder) for the colored pencils without the color. It is an incredible tool for colored pencil artists. Notice that I blend in the opposite direction as my cross hatching.</span></span></p>  </td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td><img title=`Draw a realistic looking apple Step by step` src=`http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/281497_2071946291133_1619167147_31972284_1287224_n.jpg` alt=`Draw a realistic apple step by step` width=`720` height=`405` /></td>  </tr>  <tr>  <td style=`text-align: left;`><span style=`font-size: large;`><span style=`font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;`><a href=`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fPDs1xOdak` target=`_parent`>4:13</a> I use a variety of color pencils such as Black, White, Goldenrod, Carmine Red and Olive Green to finish my drawing.</span></span><br /></td>  </tr>  </tbody>  </table>  </p>  <p> </p> How to Draw a Smile, Mouth, Teeth. <p><object width=`425` height=`344` data=`http://www.youtube.com/v/uaseJIeWEQw&hl=en_US&fs=1&` type=`application/x-shockwave-flash`><param name=`allowFullScreen` value=`true` /><param name=`allowscriptaccess` value=`always` /><param name=`src` value=`http://www.youtube.com/v/uaseJIeWEQw&hl=en_US&fs=1&` /><param name=`allowfullscreen` value=`true` /></object></p><p> Part 1- I will start this drawing by taking a second to look at my reference photograph on the left. I try to see the mouth as one big shape first and I try to match that shape as best as I can to start. Next, I break the mouth in to three smaller shapes. I notice that the top lip looks like a flattened McDonalds Arch and the bottom lip looks similar to a crescent moon shape. The area in between is more complex but that is ok since I can create that shape by noticing the nuances of upper and lower lip. Part 2- Take a second to notice that the lower lip is slightly fuller than the top lip. This is true for every person. Once I am somewhat satisfied with the upper and lower lip, I start to notice the space between the lips. That space is divided between the upper teeth and the negative space below the teeth. Please notice that when a person smiles, the bottom lip comes up and blocks the lower set of teeth. Many people make the mistake of drawing the upper and lower teeth in a smile. While drawing the teeth, I am very careful about not pressing too hard. Notice that there are NO dark tones, separating the teeth, only light to medium ones. The front of our face is rounded and the formations of the upper and lower sets of teeth are in a horseshoe shape. When drawing a person from the front, notice that as the teeth go further back towards the throat, they become more foreshortened. Also, as the teeth go back towards the throat, they are blocked more in a smile by the lips and are more shadowed. Be careful because this can easily be overdone. The color of the teeth are not white, they are bone colored, which is a cool off white. It is a conscious choice for me to start this drawing with color pencil. I use color pencil because the fine tip of the color pencil gives me a lot of accuracy, and also because, color pencils can be mixed with oil paint. You will see me mix color pencil with oil paint in step four. Part 3- At this point I am satisfied with the placement of all of my shapes. Once that task is accomplished, I focus on building tones and colors. In other words, my focus to this point has been to get all of the pieces of the puzzle in to the right place and now, I can have fun by mixing colors and matching tones. I try to also notice the qualities of the edges of shapes. For instance, there is a fuzzy, unclear edge between the upper lip and the gums above the teeth. It is there but it is hard to see. In contrast, there is a solid, distinct edge between the upper teeth and the darker area of negative space, below the teeth. Color pencil is a great medium for a contemporary artist to learn. I greatly value the accuracy and detail work that can be achieved with color pencils. The flaws to this medium is that color pencil cannot be layered as well as paint, since it doesn`t fully dry. Its biggest strength is also a big weakness. The fine tip of the color pencil, covers surfaces at an extremely slow rate. Both weaknesses can be fixed however. I found that if you dip a paintbrush in a painting medium called Liquin and start to paint, the color pencils essentially pick up the properties of oil paint. In the next step, I will use liquin and mix it with both the oil paint atop of the color pencil. Part 4- Now I am painting with Liquin and oil paint over the color pencil. They are very compatible with each other and are essentially made with the same materials. The pigment of the color pencil is bound with wax; and wax has been used in parts of many painting mediums throughout the history of oil painting. Oil paint is considered a traditional medium but many of its artistic capabilities have not yet been matched by other, newer mediums. Oil paint gives to the ability to work opaque, transparently and translucently. Today, I am using the combination of the oil paint and the liquin to soften my color pencil drawing below. I am using small soft paintbrushes and they pick up some of the color that was left below. The paintbrush is a great tool to create soft blends. That makes perfect sense if you compare it to the tip of a color pencil I hope that you have enjoyed this video and I hope that you learned something. Feel free to ask me questions and please subscribe to my channel if you like concise, information rich videos on art.</p>
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