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By Helen Birch

Developing trendy sketches by way of hand is simple and enjoyable with this inspiring consultant. Freehand breaks down uncomplicated drawing concepts into bite-sized chunks, and divulges their sensible software in extraordinary examples via today's coolest artists. Over 2 hundred leading edge artistic endeavors reveal the entire fundamentals—line, tone, composition, texture, and more—and are provided along pleasant textual content explaining the straightforward strategies used to accomplish every one trendy impact. the ultimate portion of the publication deals aspiring artists crucial reference fabrics to hone their drafting abilities and perform what they've discovered. Petite in measurement yet finished in scope, this hip guide will train artists of all ability degrees how to define their own drawing type and begin making outstanding sketches.

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Step Four Using my now-dull 2B pencil, I shade the nostril and the eye, making the pupil very dark and leaving a small white highlight. Then I begin shading the dark stripes on the serpent’s body. Step Six Now I shade the lighter stripes on the body and the sides of the head. I also shade the tongue and draw a line down its center for realism. Lastly, I finish shading the belly ridges and the tip of the tail. Step Five I continue shading the stripes with my dull 2B pencil. I finish the curved lines on the underside of the tail, and then begin softly shading them.

I use a paper towel and a small stump to smudge some of the lighter areas. 47 Quetzalcoatl Mexican T his powerful serpentine god is classified as an amphitere, or a dragon with wings but no arms or legs. Quetzalcoatl, meaning “feathered snake,” taught the Aztec people the craft of agriculture. It has the power to assume human form at will. Step One With a 3H pencil, I sketch the S-shaped body Step Two I add a small circle for the eye, a curved line Step Three Using my guidelines and an HB pencil, of a snake.

Then I indicate the spine with another curved line. Step Three For the details on the head, I add the catlike pupil, the open mouth, the brow ridge, and the sharp teeth. I also draw a small nostril before erasing my guideline. Then I add the spikes on the back of the head. I erase the middle section of the tail, rounding off the corners of the remaining pieces so it appears that the tail is partly submerged in water. Step Four Now I refine the legs, making knobby knees, a bony thigh, and scrawny calves.

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