Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How To Draw A Face Of A Viking, Free Worksheet.

The free worksheet at the bottom of this post and the project notes below may be printed by highlighting it and sending to your printer or saving to your device for printing later. Parents and teachers will be able to use this in classroom and at home.

OVERVIEW
This Viking face is a man's face with a short beard. He is wearing a helmet that has a slight point and nose piece.

Every head has a different shape but this one is hidden by the helmet and the beard so it is almost impossible to make mistakes.

BEGINNINGS
Draw a large oval for the head. Use guidelines to keep things even. Place a guideline straight up and down for the center. Draw a guideline halfway down across the face for the eyes. Place a guideline halfway between the eyes and the chin for the nose and one halfway from there to the chin for the mouth.

ADDING FEATURES
The eyes are on the guideline half way down. The tops are like arches drawn with straight lines; first up, then over, then across. The lower eyelid is almost straight across but just a little curved. Draw a shadow below. Draw a shiny spot before you do the iris or the pupil.

The nose is partially hidden by the helmet nose piece. Draw two lines like the parenthesis for the outer nostril shape and a line like a slight "V" between them.

The upper lip is hidden by the mustache, the lower lip is more of a shadow below going across.

HAIR AND BEARD
The hair is stringy. Do not try to draw every line, just get the shape. Not all Vikings had long hair, so this one has his hair- just collar length. The hair does not just go down but poofs out a little from under the helmet. Draw the bottom edge of the hair and the beard with a lot of short choppy lines. Then have a few long lines going all the way.

HELMET
Save the helmet for last. The helmet is not rounded but has a slight point. It is wider than the head. Draw an arch over the head but give it the slight point. There are metal straps going around it and over the top, draw them as double lines. Draw the nose piece with a rectangle. Add circles for the nails.

FINISHING TOUCHES
Give him some scars. Use shading to give the face a rounded look.

How to Draw a Viking Face.



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If your face of a viking does not turn out the way you hopped it would do not give up, you are learning and it take practice. Draw every day, come back to this blog and try other lessons soon you will be making pictures you will be proud of.

(c) Adron

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

How To Draw The Face Of A Geisha, Free How To Draw Worksheet

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NOTE: There is much confusion about the Geisha as who they are and what they do. The geisha is an artist who performs song, dance, music and other art forms. They were to be living expressions of art and beauty.

BEGINNINGS
Remember to draw lightly so you can erase later.
The head is an oval shape. The pose is the three quarter view, (where she is turning slightly away) so draw a guideline slightly to the left to help keep things straight. Use guidelines halfway down, and  going across the face to place the eyes. Halfway below that draw another one for the nose and half way to the chin draw another for the mouth. The hair starts out as a three large ovals.

FACE
Keep things simple. Draw two arches for the upper eyelid and a slightly curved line for the lower eyelid. The nose is a line going down and curving a little inward at the bottom. The mouth is small. The eyebrows are a thin line.

HAIR
Outline the flowers and any other ornaments you want to put in the hair before drawing in the hair. There are two chopsticks poking out, there are three strings of paper bells hanging down, and a charm that looks like a comb on the right side. The hair starts high up on the forehead. Remember to leave areas to be highlights- it is good to outline them early on. Use long curving lines starting at the forehead and going up or out. There is a bun at the top and a bun at the side. The highlights will help it to look real.

DRESS
The dress wraps around the shoulders. Draw two or four lines going down from the shoulders like cloth wrapping across.


How To Draw A Geisha Free Worksheet.


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If your drawing of the geisha does not turn out the way you had hoped it would do not give up, you are learning to draw and your next drawing will be better. The secret to drawing is to draw every day. Come back to this blog every day and try another lesson- soon you will be making beautiful pictures.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

How To Draw A Hand With Palm Up From Side View, Free Worksheet

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Parents, teachers and home school families will be able to find ways to use this in class or home.

BASIC SHAPE
From the side view the hand is like a long triangle, with a shorter triangle for the thumb.
Draw a rough outline using the basic triangle shapes of the hand and thumb- draw lightly so you can erase later.

UNDERSTAND THE HAND
Inside the rough outline of the hand draw circles for the joints and knuckles and use lines as if they were the bones inside the hand. This helps to make the hand look real. Draw lightly you will be erasing this later.

FILL THE AREAS
Between the joints draw large ovals for the muscles of the fingers and the thumb.

OUTLINE THE DETAILS
Outline around the ovals and circles. Draw one finger in front of the others by drawing the tip of another past it, and drawing a line below the near finger for the one behind.

SHADING
Use shadows to show the roundness of the hand and fingers. Erase any extra lines last.

Free How to Draw A Hand Palm Up Worksheet


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Do not get discouraged if the sketch of the hand from the side view doesn't turn out the way you had hoped you are learning and it takes practice. Draw every day and soon you will be a good artist. I have a lot of drawing lessons come back every day and find a one or two to draw. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

How To Draw Cherry Blossoms, Free Drawing Worksheet

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There are different types of cherry blossoms. This project illustrates the blossom that are most simple.

DESIGN STAGE
Lightly draw two or three circles to place the blossoms where you want them on the paper. Make them interesting and not in a row. At the center of each circle draw a smaller circle. The cherry branch is mostly straight so lightly sketch a line going across the blossoms for the branch behind the blossoms. Place two or three leaves behind the blossoms coming off of the branch.

DEVELOPING THE DESIGN
There are five petals on the blossom, use five lines to divide the circles in even sections. Inside each section draw a teardrop shaped petal. The petals should not touch each other.
The center of the flower is a circle of short fuzzy hairs just draw short wavy lines in a row on the circle.
Draw little circles halfway between the ends of the blossoms and the center. Connect the circles to the center with a thin line.

BRANCH AND LEAVES
The branch has little bumps where new growth is happening, draw one or two little bumps on the branch. The leaves have a fold in the middle, draw it as a line and then use shadowing technique on one side of the line so it looks like a fold. The branch is darker than the leaves.

How To Draw Cherry Blossoms, Free Worksheet.



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If your drawing of the Cherry Blossoms do not turn out the way you hoped it would do not give up. Learning to draw takes time and practice. Come back to this blog every day and do another lesson. In no time you will be making art that you will be proud of.

(c) Adron

Monday, March 24, 2014

How To Draw A Cat Who Is About To Pounce. Free Drawing Worksheet

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Parents, teachers and home school families will be able to use this lesson in class, or it may be a take home project or used in an after school homework club.

This cat is a cartoon drawing because of its simplicity and exaggerated features like the face and the pose.

BEGINNINGS
Start with a tall oval for the body and below the oval draw a wide circle for the head. Add two ovals for the paws on both sides of the head.

FACE
Use guidelines across the center of the face and down the center of the face to keep things even. Draw them lightly since you will want to erase them later.
     * Add the ears on the top of the head.
     * The eyes are below the guideline that is going across the face.
     * The eyes are almond shaped there is a curved line on the top and a curved line on the bottom.
     * The nose is a little below the eyes and on the center guideline; the nose is a triangle pointing down.
     * The eyes are looking sideways so draw the iris on the left half so it will appear as if he is looking left.
     * The pupils are lines going up and down and they are low in the iris so he looks like he is watching the toy mouse.
     * His mouth is shaped like a rounded "W", and there is a line connecting the nose and the mouth.

BODY
     * The paws have three curves underneath with lines for the claws.
     * There are elbows on the side of the face they are a bent line.
     * The rear legs are a curing line that follows the bend of the body.
     * There is a circle for the rear paws.
     * The tail is made of two parallel lines it can be straight up or curving like an "S" or a "?" shape.

MOUSE
The toy mouse gives the picture a story.
     * The mouse is a half circle for the body and a straight line below.
     * There are circles for the ears and a curving line for the tail.
     * Draw circles for the wheels.
     * Draw two circles like a figure * for the wind up key.

Free How To Draw A Cat Who Is About To Pounce

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If you sketch of the cat about to pounce does not turn out the way you wanted it to do not get discouraged. You are learning and your next picture will be better. A real artist gets frustrated all the time because they know how they want it to look, so it is a good sign, it shows that you are thinking like an artist. Keep drawing every day so you skill will catch up to your talent. I have a lot of drawing lessons on this blog; come back and try a few more each day soon you will be drawing pictures you can be proud of.