How to Start Drawing

10 videos
These art tutorials are designed for beginners who want to learn to draw. Each drawing is done step by step so they are easy to follow.
Beginners Drawing: What to do with the Pencil 2 06:09
Beginners Drawing: What to do with the Pencil 2
1 year ago

This videos is the second in the series and assumes you are a complete beginner to drawing. Using graphite and pencil we shall draw an onion. This is a simple sketch which demonstrates how to create different types of lines and marks to make the drawing look interesting. Emphasis will be put on how to hold the pencil and graphite and how to twist the fingers to create different effects. Lyra Graphite: https://www.greatart.co.uk/lyra-graphite-crayons.html Please Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/paulpriestleyart?sub_confirmation=1 Check out my art history channel: https://youtube.com/arthistoryschool For drawing and painting art tutorials designed for beginners - visit my website: - https://paulpriestleyart.com

Beginners Drawing: What to do with the Pencil 09:23
Beginners Drawing: What to do with the Pencil
1 year ago

This videos assumes you are a complete beginner to drawing. I shall be using a pencil and graphite and showing you how to create different marks and lines. I'll explain a simple way to draw straight lines without a ruler and how to draw curves. I'll demonstrate how to get drama and passion into drawn lines. Drawing is about confidence, but it is also about creating different effects with the pencil. How you hold a pencil affects how you draw. Using your wrist, elbow and shoulder can affect how you draw with graphite or pencil. This video explains how these different methods of holding a pencil will improve your drawing. These drawing techniques will be great for beginner drawings. Lyra Graphite: https://www.greatart.co.uk/lyra-graphite-crayons.html Please Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/paulpriestleyart?sub_confirmation=1 Check out my art history channel: https://youtube.com/arthistoryschool

Drawing Basics: Edges not Outlines Part 1 05:14
Drawing Basics: Edges not Outlines Part 1
2 years ago

Pencil drawing for beginners: In this art tutorial video I use my extensive art teaching experience to show beginners how to draw using edges not outlines. Learning these simple basic techniques in a step by step approach will improve your drawing. The art tutorial explains how to draw using edges rather than outlines for a more effective drawing. The video is aimed at beginners and those wishing to extend their drawing skills. I draw with a block of graphite, but you could do the same with chalk, charcoal or pastel. Taking a piece of graphite between fingers and thumb I exert more pressure on one side rather than pressing equally. This is how the edge is created. There are a couple of exercises to cover and practice in this drawing basics tutorial and in the next video I shall take the idea further. Follow and Subscribe Above! Please consider supporting this channel on Patreon, thanks! patreon.com/paulpriestleyart Interested in Art History: check out my art history channel: youtube.com/arthistoryschool

Basic Drawing Skills: Draw with Shading 09:33
Basic Drawing Skills: Draw with Shading
2 years ago

In this easy drawing tutorial, the third in my series on drawing for beginners, I explain how to use shading to create depth and distance in a drawing. I demonstrate how, by varying the pressure on the pencil, you can create different tones of shading. I then focus on two important techniques: 1. Contrast - by creating contrast you can make objects appear to stand out, dark against light will often make the lighter object stand out. 2. Shading objects lighter next to dark objects, the darker objects will often come forward, this is the basis of creating depth in a drawing. For more art tutorials designed for beginners and those more experienced at drawing and painting, plus hints and tips - visit my website:- https://paulpriestleyart.com Follow and Subscribe Above! Please consider supporting this channel on Patreon, thanks! patreon.com/paulpriestleyart Interested in Art History: check out my art history channel: https://youtube.com/arthistoryschool

Basic Drawing Skills: Draw with Lines 06:21
Basic Drawing Skills: Draw with Lines
2 years ago

In this easy line drawing tutorial on How to Draw with Lines for beginners using a pencil, I explain how the eye reads lines. Because the eye reads lines, the lines can tell the eye/brain what angle, shape, depth, distance etc. is being created by the lines. Although the paper surface is flat the lines can make it appear to be three dimensional, you can create the illusion of space and depth just with line. I show how to make hills look curved, cylinders look rounded, circles look like balls and roads and rivers look flat all with the correct use of line. Please consider supporting this channel on Patreon, thanks! patreon.com/paulpriestleyart Email: paul@art-tutorialsonline.com Interested in Art History: check out my art history channel: youtube.com/arthistoryschool

Basic Drawing Skills: Draw with Curves 06:16
Basic Drawing Skills: Draw with Curves
2 years ago

Pencil drawing for beginners: In this easy drawing tutorial video I show beginners how to draw with curves by learning basic techniques in a simple step by step approach. The art tutorial is designed for complete beginners to drawing and makes it easy to draw. With curves you can draw a lot of objects very simply such as; ribbons, flags, grass, cliffs leaves etc. I shall show you stage by stage how to create each of these items by sketching the basic outlines and then using a 4B pencil to shade in the detail. I also explain how by shading horizontally you can make a surface look flat and can make a surface look vertical; by shading up and down i.e. vertically. I also provide links to other of my art tutorials that explain and draw the items in much more detail. Please consider supporting this channel on Patreon, thanks! patreon.com/paulpriestleyart Follow and Subscribe Above! Interested in Art History: check out my art history channel: youtube.com/arthistoryschool

How to Start Drawing: Create Depth in Landscape 09:34
How to Start Drawing: Create Depth in Landscape
2 years ago

Are you starting to draw? Learn how to draw a landscape using three tones - great idea to create depth in your drawing. In this easy landscape drawing tutorial I teach how to draw a landscape simply, by using just three tones, dark, medium and light. I'll show you how to create distance in the landscape drawing by using a 2B pencil and varying the pressure to create the three tones. This stage by stage explanation shows clearly the different stages of the process of creating distance convincingly in a landscape. The same basic techniques can be applied to still life and any type of drawing requiring distance or depth. For more art tutorials designed for beginners and those more experienced at drawing and painting, plus hints and tips - visit my website:- https://art-tutorialsonline.com Do you enjoy my videos? Why not become my patron and receive cool rewards in return? Checkout my Patreon site for details: https://patreon.com/paulpriestleyart! Follow our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PaulPriestleyArtVideos/ Email: paul@art-tutorialsonline.com Follow our Twitter page: https://twitter.com/PriestleyonArt Interested in Art History: check out my art history channel: https://youtube.com/arthistoryschool

How to Start Drawing: Understanding Eye Level 06:50
How to Start Drawing: Understanding Eye Level
2 years ago

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How to Start Drawing: Watering Can using Shape 06:13
How to Start Drawing: Watering Can using Shape
2 years ago

Learn to draw a watering can simply. In this art tutorial I look at the basic technique of how we look at an object as a series of shapes and then I explain how to draw the shapes step by step. I use a simple metal watering can as an example. I show how to look at the object and determine its basic shapes and to ignore the detail. This is essential if you are going to draw the basics of the object first. Once the basics are established any detail, light and shade can be added. The video is aimed at complete beginners and those who want to develop their basic drawing skills. Follow and Subscribe Above! Please consider supporting this channel on Patreon, thanks! patreon.com/paulpriestleyart Interested in Art History: check out my art history channel: https://youtube.com/arthistoryschool

How to Start Drawing: Outlines and Edges 08:21
How to Start Drawing: Outlines and Edges
2 years ago

In this art tutorial video I'll show beginners to drawing how to draw by learning basic techniques in a step by step approach. In Part 1 I explain how to hold the pencil to create different effects, how to create outlines and edges and I also show how with basic shading you can make an object look very realistic. This video is part of a series on how to draw and was filmed on a Nikon D7100 camera. Follow and Subscribe Above! Please consider supporting this channel on Patreon, thanks! patreon.com/paulpriestleyart Email: paul@art-tutorialsonline.com Interested in Art History: check out my art history channel: https://youtube.com/arthistoryschool