167 Answered Questions for the topic drawing
What is contrapposto?
Contrapposto is the asymmetrical way that humans shift their weight. When used in art is gives a very realistic feel to your figure.
What is chiaroscuro?
The use of light and dark in strong contrast throughout the whole piece.
What does chiaroscuro mean in regard to drawing and painting?
How do you draw without twitching/shaking on a laptop?
What types of drawing do you teach? What tools and techniques?
Will I be able to use pastels, colored pencils, and other mediums?
How to be better at Art?
Math draw a pie chart
Kwo asked 40 people where they went on holiday last year.He is going to draw a pie chart for his results.16 of the 40 people said they went to Egypt.(a)Work out the size of the angle in the pie... more
How do you start drawing from observation?
You can start by picking your drawing subject: it can be a “real life” subject, such as live model, still life, or a landscape. It can also be an image on your screen, as your reference.... more
What kind of assessment do educators do before before beginning private tutoring of a student?
Various ages, abilities and disabilities and subject matter call for flexibility in tutoring, what are some tools a tutor might use to make an effective assessment and know they are going to work... more
Does grid drawing help with drawing from imagination?
I've taken art classes in high/middle school where I did a couple of grid drawings and I've even done a couple on my own. I also had an art class in college last semester and everyone there loved... more
What is a "visual library" and how to work on it?
Reading through concept art forums, Ive met an opinion, that one of the most important things for a concept artist is to have a vast visual library. Out of the context of that opinion I take that... more
How do you draw a high-resolution shape with a smooth edge?
Drawing Tool Selection
How to draw a grid over and image that won't be printed?
In high school, I used to print images, draw grids over them and carry them around in my sketch book. Now, I have my smartphone with me all the time and am almost never near a cheap and easy... more
How can I safely transport a charcoal drawing?
What is the best way of transporting a charcoal drawing over on a long ride?The drawing is fixed with a workable fixative but im still concerned about smudging. I was thinking about rolling the... more
Keep pencil leads from breaking during transportation?
I sharpen my drawing pencils the "proper" way, with a knife. This leaves a large portion of exposed material (graphite, colored pencil, charcoal), usually 3/4 in. to 1.5 in. long.My issue is... more
Drawing Technique Identification
Name for technique of scribbling, then drawing of bits of scribble?
I remember there being a technique for scribbling on paper (semi-absent-minded-ly), then looking at the scribbles to find shapes and inspiration.This is an example of it:... more
Going from gesture sketching to a final drawing?
I'm trying to understand the process of going from initial gesture sketches to a completed drawing. Most of the instruction I've seen talks about the gesture phase and the late detail phase but... more
Drawing Software Recommendation
Software for cartoon creation, to make a web comic without drawing by hand?
Here is my dilemma. For a while now I have had some ideas kicking around in the back of my mind for a web cartoon. I would like to try to put the idea into reality, but I run into one tiny little... more
How does the distance between stationary point and picture plane effect perspective?
I want to understand **what happens** when you increase or decrease the distance between the stationary point and the picture plane? I tried drawing a border (approximately 9” x 12”) on a real... more
what is this Liquid layer on top of archival ink?
I had an archival quality black ink for illustration. The label says it's "*waterproof drawing ink*". I didn't use it for years. And today as I opened the bottle, I found the total paint particles... more