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Graphite Pencil Drawing Tutorial: Male Nose
Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Now that we have finished the male eye, heres another portrait drawing tutorial: the male nose. As before, my drawing technique varies to give me a chance to experiment on different methods. Although I merely applied a 4H wooden pencil for the first initial layer, I decided to give it a try. More on this in Step 2. The materials I used are: 0.5 mm B (Staedtler), 2B (Dong-A) and HB (Faber-Castell) mechanical pencils 4H and H wooden pencils A brush A shop towel A kneaded eraser (when necessary) Step 1: The outline was drawn on a piece of bond paper then transferred to an 11.5 12 cm (4.5 4.75) Canson paper by means of the graphite transfer method.

Step 2: Applied 4H wooden pencil for the initial layer. It is blended with the shop towel. This is to prevent the paper from being too rough when further layers of graphite are applied. Then, with a soft brush dipped in a bit of
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graphite powder, I covered it with two to three layers of the medium.

Step 3: Just to establish where the darks would go, especially the sides of the nose, I used the HB mechanical pencil and then I blended again with the towel.

Step 4: Now I really established the dark tones and shadows on the wings, sides, ball, and tip of the nose using 2B, B and HB mechanical pencils and H wooden pencil. In this stage, I blend only occasionally.

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Step 5: The nostrils were rendered using the 2B mechanical. The shading below the nose was done using B and 2B mechanical pencils.

Step 6: I did the skin beside the nose by means of HB, B and 2B mechanical pencils. Here I blended a little.

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Step 7: With the B and 2B mechanical pencils, I started going all over it again for the last time. So here it is the male nose. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

From Artistic Realisms Art Studio, David Website: Artistic Realism Drawings Other tutorials: Pencil Drawing Tutorials Category Tags: david te, graphite pencil, male nose, nose tutorial, realistic Posted in Pencil Drawing Tutorials | 4 Comments

Graphite Pencil Drawing Tutorial: Female Nose


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Friday, November 30th, 2007

Here is a female nose to go along with the female eye tutorial I did. This tutorial demonstrates how I render noses as realistically as I can, using mostly direct application of graphite. I hope you will find the following images and descriptions informative and helpful as a guide in drawing noses. Many thanks to Toni-Marie Hudson for the use of her picture as reference for this tutorial. Step 1: Here is the outline on 8.2 x 10.1 cm (3.25 x 4) Canson paper. The highlights have also been lightly indicated.

Step 2: Ive used a Chinese brush to apply the initial 2 or 3 layers of graphite powder. This brush produces a smoother effect than the soft brush I used in the eye tutorial. I applied the graphite powder in very light layers, adding more as needed. This is the base tone and it helps make additional layers of graphite tone smoother.

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Step 3: I began using a small soft brush for the edges and for the darker areas.

Step 4: Taking the kneaded eraser, I lightly and carefully, tap some of the tones off the highlights on the bridge of the nose, the ball of the nose, and below the nostrils. The Chinese brush was used to dull the highlights a little bit.

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Step 5: Using a 0.5 mm 2B Dong-A mechanical pencil, I drew the nostrils. Less pressure was used as I came near the skin below the nostrils.

Step 6: Using a 0.5 mm HB Dong-A mechanical pencil, I began darkening the lower area of the nose. I also lessened the sharpness of the edges of the nostrils by gradually darkening the skin around them. To blend the tones, I used the small brush and a shop towel. It helps if the shop towel employed for blending and smoothening pencil marks is used. New, clean ones tend to pick up tone instead of spread them around.

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Step 7: More skin tones using the HB mechanical pencil were added to the middle and upper parts of the nose. Most of the outlines have been smudged off and erased at this point.

Step 8: The skin on the sides of the nose and the nostril wings have been darkened. This created a more threedimensional effect. For blending, I used the shop towel and the two brushes. A clean shop towel was used to lift excess graphite tone from the drawing. In this stage, I have also started making necessary corrections to capture the likeness of the subject.

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Step 9: The tones were further blended. Its almost finished.

Step 10: The final stage of the nose. For the finishing touches, the tools I used mainly were: a 0.5 mm 2B mechanical pencil with the tip sharpened using fine sandpaper this was used for filling up light spots; a clean shop towel for lightening up graphite pencil tones; and a kneaded eraser for removing dark spots. Finalizing my serious works is usually the most difficult stage of the whole drawing process. It takes quite a long time to do as well.

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I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial of a female nose. Happy drawing! Faith Website: Artistic Realism Drawings Other tutorials: Pencil Drawing Tutorials Category Tags: drawing tutorials, faith te, female nose, graphite, nose tutorial, pencil drawing Posted in Pencil Drawing Tutorials | 41 Comments

Graphite Pencil Drawing Tutorial: Male Eye


Friday, November 16th, 2007

I prefer to render drawings, especially portraits, in the realistic style. My method varies from drawing to drawing or from portrait to portrait because I like to improve my ability in working with that style. I hope this tutorial can be of help in some way. First, let me mention the things I used for this tutorial: A soft brush 0.5 mm 2B (Dong-A), HB (Faber-Castell) and B (Staedtler) mechanical pencils 4H, 5H and 6H wooden pencils A shop towel A kneaded eraser A lot of patience The paper being used is Canson Grain. I draw on the reverse side because the other side is too rough. The size is 11.5 x 12 cm (4.5 x 4.75). Lets start!
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Step 1: The outline was first drawn on a small piece of bond paper and then transferred to the Canson paper using the graphite transfer method.

Step 2: With a soft, thin brush, I applied 2 to 3 layers of graphite powder while avoiding the highlights. If I do get any graphite there, I would clean them with a kneaded eraser before moving to the next step. Because the first few brush strokes are darker, which you may not want, just take off excess graphite powder from the brush by rubbing it on a piece of paper. Then, the skin around the eye is covered with a 4H wooden pencil.

Step 3: With a 0.5 mm HB mechanical pencil, I continued the underpainting and then blended with the brush.

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Step 4: Going back to the same brush, I began rendering the eye itself avoiding the highlights if possible. With the 0.5 mm 2B mechanical pencil, I did the pupil. For the iris, I drew spokes originating from the pupil by means of a 6H wooden pencil. Then using the 2B mechanical, I darkened it especially the shadow under the upper eyelid and its edges. Used the kneaded eraser to pull some soft highlights.

Step 5: 5H wooden pencil and a light touch are used on the white of the eye to make it smooth and also to keep it from receiving a lot of graphite when the eyeball is established using primarily 0.5 mm B and 2B mechanical pencils. Lastly, B mechanical pencil is used for the tear duct. In this stage, I made some corrections on the tear duct and the crease of the eyelid.

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Step 6: Rendered the lower eyelid with HB, B and 2B mechanical pencils while 5H and B were used on its thickness.

Step 7: The same thing was done on the upper eyelid. Applied 2B under the crease to make the upper eyelid go in.

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Step 8: Established the skin tones above the crease which is then blended with a brush dipped in a bit of graphite powder.

Step 9: With a B mechanical pencil, I rendered the skin under the eye so it will be lighter in tone than the one above.

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Step 10: Applied HB, B and 2B mechanical pencils on the side of the nose and the eyebrow area. Blended this with the brush and shop towel.

Step 11: Following its growth, the eyebrow is drawn using a 2B mechanical pencil.

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Finished: Saved the eyelashes until the skin underneath is done. To draw them, I sharpened the 2B mechanical pencil to a pointed tip. I started from the base of each hair, getting thinner as it ends at its tip. The upper eyelashes should be darker than the lower. Finally, I did some finishing touches on the skin tones. Its finished. I hope you like it.

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Graphite Pencil Drawing Tutorial: Female Eye


Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Here is the first tutorial from Art Studio a female eye. My method in graphite pencil drawing aims to render subjects as realistically as I can. The following is a step-by-step demonstration of how I draw eyes. While I very much hope that it helps you in drawing realistic eyes, do experiment and develop your own way of drawing. I myself sometimes do not follow some of the steps exactly as I like to experiment and try to find better ways of achieving a specific texture or effect. Before I begin, many thanks to Toni-Marie Hudson for the use of her picture. Toni-Marie does animal paintings in mixed media. Visit her web site to view her extremely realistic paintings. Step 1: The outline on Canson Grain. Since the outline was very light and will likely be smudged off when I start rendering or shading, I have carefully and lightly retraced the lines with a soft pencil. In this case, a Faber-Castell 0.5 mm 2B mechanical pencil.

Step 2: Using a soft brush dipped in small amounts of graphite powder, I cover the outline with two or three layers of tone. Any brush can be used as long as it produces a very smooth effect and fills in the tooth of the paper. I try to avoid getting tone on the highlight of the iris. If I do get any graphite there, I tap the area with a clean kneaded eraser.

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Step 3: Using a smaller version of the brush I used in the previous step, I begin forming the shapes of the eye by defining the darker areas.

Step 4: With a kneaded eraser, I cleaned up the highlights.

Step 5: I used a Dong-A 0.5 mm 2B mechanical pencil to draw the darkest areas like the pupil, shadow on the
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upper part of the iris and the crease of the upper eyelid.

Step 6: Concentrating on the iris for now, I use a hard pencil (5H Staedtler) and fairly hard pressure to draw spokes originating from the pupil. This will keep the paper from absorbing a lot of graphite in the next stage.

Step 7: Having used a 5H on the previous stage, I can now draw darker shades on the iris using a dark pencil (2B mechanical pencil). The reason why I use 2B is because it spreads more easily. The 5H is also to keep the tones very smooth when darker tones are added.

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Step 8: I further worked on the iris erasing and adding graphite as much as needed to create varied tones. Moving on to the white of the eye, it was also covered with a layer of 5H to create a smooth effect. Then I used a 2B mechanical pencil on the shadow areas to form the eyeball.

Step 9: Here I began working on the skin. Using a 0.5 mm HB mechanical pencil and a light circular motion, I added tones to the upper eyelid and the surrounding skin starting first on an area which will receive more graphite (in this case, the skin around the crease) and moving towards lighter areas. I used a shop towel and a brush to smoothen out rough spots.

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Step 10: Continued with the lower part of the skin.

Step 11: Still continuing with the HB mechanical pencil. Ive now added shadows to the skin. The 5H Staedtler pencil was also used on the thickness of the lower eyelid. 2B mechanical pencil was used for its darker areas.

Step 12: To create the wrinkles on the skin, I lightly drew lines with the HB mechanical pencil and then used a
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kneaded eraser to create fine highlights beside each line. A paper stump and a brush were used to soften and blend the lines. The same method used on the white of the eye was also used on the tear duct. The HB was used for the eyebrow starting with the root of each hair and lessening pressure towards the tip.

Step 13: I always try to keep from drawing the eyelashes until the skin underneath is finished. Since the upper eyelashes will be darker than the lower eyelashes or the eyebrow, I used a Dong-A 2B mechanical pencil which is much darker than a Faber-Castell of the same grade. Again, following the direction of growth and starting from the root, lessening pressure as I come to the tip. Reflections of the eyelashes were also drawn on the highlight of the iris.

Step 14: The lower eyelashes were drawn with the Faber-Castell 2B mechanical pencil.

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Step 15: The final eye. Finishing touches were made and some of the highlights on the lower eyelid were dulled a little. I hope you find these steps and images informative and helpful.

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