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More from YouTube, parts 12 and 13

12 Sep

Two fine specimen of the male population, captured in a brush pen drawing by yours truly.

More from YouTube, part 12

More from YouTube, part 13

I guess I’m getting at that point I have to let go of my subject (YouTube) and return to the reason why I used YouTube in the first place. I wanted to learn how to draw caricatures.

That is all.

More from YouTube, part 11

11 Sep

Another video from YouTube had one of its frames frozen in time, so I could use it to draw a face with a brush pen.

And that was really necessary, because I needed three sheets of A3 (420 x 297 mm) paper to practice before I was able to draw this girl. Had she moved, I probably hadn’t been able to capture her “likeness”.

More from YouTube, part 11

This is the first time I didn’t fill the blacks with 100 percent black, but instead I left the different shades of black intact. I just made the darkest shades 100 % black and the other shapes relatively more black. I think it gives the drawing a more analogue look that with all full black color. Of course, I retouched the scanned image slightly, just because I can.

That is all.

More from YouTube, part 9

6 Sep

I saw this YouTube video of Taylor Swift and decided to try and draw her.

More YouTube, part 9

It was drawn with a big brush pen, scanned and digitally processed.

That is all.

First drawing experiments with a brush pen

2 Sep

Today I receive my PITT artist pen big brush (black 199), made by Faber-Castell. Well, I ordered for of these, because the minimum order for mail delivery was 20 Euros. The black brush pens are filled with Indian ink and therefore waterproof.

I ordered the large size on purpose, because I want to use strong lines for my sketches. There is also a pen of the same brand which has a smaller tip size, but that would have the disadvantage that I could fiddle on the page. With the large size you can’t fiddle. You can vary the line width somewhat –which was why I ordered the pens in the first place– but not enough to let you draw small details. That was a bit frustrating when I sketched the woman in the dress. I guess when I’m used to this medium, I’ll have found a way around this limitation.

I used YouTube and freeze-framed some videos to use them to draw the people in the frame.

More YouTube, part 5

More YouTube, part 6

More YouTube, part 7

More YouTube, part 8

At first I wasn’t very impressed, because I could still compare it to the video capture. However, after having digitized and cleaned up the drawings, I kind of like them.

The variation in the line width is less than with a real brush, but on the other hand, there is the convenience of the marker. No more spilling of ink or inkblots because the pen was caught by the paper.

That is all.

More from YouTube, part 4

1 Sep

Searching for a somewhat more robust style to draw in, I used this video on YouTube as a target practice. It didn’t come out as strong as I hoped for, but it is a lot stronger than I used to sketch.

More from YouTube, part 4

The sketch was done in HB pencil lead with a point in the form of a chisel. I think this gives me much more expressive lines in one swoop over the paper than multiple scratches with a sharp, round point.

I think it is best to find an entry point into your sketch and drawing. What is it that you want to show? If you can describe that in as few words as possible, you have half finished you drawing without even putting a mark on the paper. In this case, a few words say more than a few hours of fruitless drawing. If you know where you’re going for, it is much easier not to go the wrong way.

That is all.

More YouTube video drawing – Learning how to draw a caricature

29 Aug

Even more drawing based on a YouTube video.

More YouTube, part 1

More YouTube, part 2

I’m spending so much time on learning how to code in Objective-C 2.0 (19 hours in the last two days), that I haven’t much time left for drawing. Even so, I will keep trying to draw every day.

That is all.

YouTube Ninjas – Learning how to make a caricature, part 3

28 Aug

I have started to use YouTube to get moving people caught on video to “pose” for me. My guess is that if I can capture those people, capturing people in real life is going to be much easier.

The video play was about ninjas. Well, the plot wasn’t very clear to me, but it was more meant as a spoof than anything else, so the plot wasn’t that important.

YouTube Ninjas - Learning how to make a caricature, part 3-a

After the ninjas there were two young boys in the video, which had at least some recognizable features. I tried to concentrate on one of them. The fourth version was pretty close to my novice eyes.

YouTube Ninjas - Learning how to make a caricature, part 3-b

When the video play was over, I went on, trying to imagine additional content. Here’s a wise old man that wasn’t in the video.

YouTube Ninjas - Learning how to make a caricature, part 3-c

And then there was a lot of gasping in the play. As you would expect from an action video. I distilled that into this sketch with a nice even background behind it.

YouTube Ninjas - Learning how to make a caricature, part 3-d

Without my reading glasses I couldn’t have done this. I would have missed the precision. On the other hand, I didn’t use reading glasses in the first sketch. That meant it had to be pretty rough.

That is all.