Archive for November, 2014

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

How to Draw Brogues in 6 Steps

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Learn to draw awesome men’s shoes with this step by step drawing project

I think men’s brogues with their tiny holes and stitched leather uppers are such classy shoes. Here is how to draw a pair of brogues, step by step and in only 6 simple steps.

I hope you enjoy this post and please share and pin it to your hearts content!

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Monday, November 24th, 2014

How to Draw a Sail Boat in 6 Steps

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Learn to draw a Sailing boat step by step

Here is another of my simple step by step instructions for drawing a super cute sail boat. The step by steps can be drawn in ink direct on the paper as there is no need to do any erasing when drawing this sailing boat.

Enjoy!

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Thursday, November 20th, 2014

How to Draw a Scroll Style Banner Step-by-Step

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Learn to draw a word filled banner, step by step

A simple scroll banner like this is a fun drawing project. It is also one that you will return to and use time and time again. You might draw it in chalk on a chalkboard or on a page of a flip chart as a topic heading at work.

I also like to draw these using white gel ink (Tip: I love my Ranger Inkessential white opaque pen as it has good color and it doesn’t clog like many other pens do). I draw these on colored card to create a personal greeting card with a message of my choice.

I’m sure that once you familiar with drawing these that you will use them time and time again.

 

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

How to Draw a Kawaii Doughnut

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Learn to draw a Kawaii style donut step by step

I don’t want to buy into the donut vs doughnut argument here – I am Australian so, to me, it is a doughnut cause it is made from dough. But here in the US it is typically called a donut! Either way, it’s a great topic for Kawaii style drawing because it is round and cute.

Here is how to draw a Kawaii style donut step by step. You can adapt this by changing the eyes – I’ve used large eyes with highlights but, if you’re drawing a smaller donut you can skip the cheeks and do solid eyes. It will also look so cute if you add color to the icing!

You’ll see I have added some extra thickness to the outside border of the donut – this gives it more shape and it’s an effect I like – so think regular thickness lines on the inside and then go over the outside lines once or twice to make them a little thicker. For the outside shading I use Prismacolor markers – they aren’t cheap – but I bought a few and the 40% Warm Grey and 40% Cool Grey are great choices for adding shadows to your drawings – they go on nice and semi-transparent and they build up as you draw so you get a nice organic shading really easily.

I hope you enjoy this drawing. If you do, look out for my other Kawaii drawing step by steps: Draw a Kawaii Cloud step by step, and Draw a Kawaii Ice cream cone step by step.

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Monday, November 10th, 2014

Learn to draw – Border Doodles

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Learn to draw cute border doodles

Today’s drawing is a cute set of border doodles. You can draw these easily yourself. I suggest you start by drawing, in pencil, some corner guide lines (I use a square of cardboard to get the angle right). Then you can doodle the lines. Some are the same design repeated over and over again and the outside one is a looped line with small elements drawn where the line forms peaks. Make the corner element a one off and then repeat the side ones at the top to balance the design.

I like to use designs like this for photo frames which I package up and sell on my blog.

Border doodles are fun to draw and a great way to practice creating neat corner elements too.

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Monday, November 3rd, 2014

How to Draw a Kawaii Ice Cream in 6 steps

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Step by step learn to draw a Kawaii ice cream cone

One of my most popular posts from this blog is my post on drawing a Kawaii cloud. In the spirit of creating more wonderful Kawaii style drawings here is how to draw an icecream cone, step by step.

If you want to take all this one step further beyond ink and paper then I have a great video tutorial on my Youtube channel on drawing the same ice cream cone in Adobe Illustrator.

 

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