Basic Character Drawing

Learn the basic techniques of monster drawing through a fine art approach

Description

All monster creators need a place to start. For those wanting to learn the basic techniques of monster drawing, this training video is tailor made for you. In addition, while it provides a perfect entry point for the beginner, it also works as a great refresher for the intermediate and experienced artist as well.

Follow renowned artist and sculptor, Davis Fandino, as he guides you through a very detailed, step-by-step introduction to drawing monstrous figures, all by sketching a centaur from start to finish.

WEBCOURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Finding and using photo reference
  • Laying out your drawing using a grid
  • Using shading to create volume
  • Utilizing both “positive” and “negative” space
  • Basic facial techniques

 

Approximate Runtime is: 01:33:42

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  1. Title - 00:00:00
  2. Intro to Basic Drawing Techniques - 00:00:16
  3. Materials - 00:01:08
  4. Overview - 00:06:35
  5. Practice Marks - 00:10:00
  6. Quick Shading Exercise-The Sphere - 00:14:20
  7. Sketching a Basic Layout - 00:21:15
  8. Establishing Planes & An Outline - 00:29:24
  9. Establishing Forms - 00:38:50
  10. Defining Contour - 00:46:44
  11. Shading: Establishing Tone & Value - 00:52:36
  12. Soft Smudging - 00:59:03
  13. Reintroducing Shadows - 01:01:01
  14. Darkening Shadows - 01:04:25
  15. Introducing Highlights - 01:08:04
  16. Blending Highlights & Shadows - 01:12:39
  17. Adding Detail - 01:16:28
  18. The Face - 01:19:57
  19. Shading the Face - 01:24:45
  20. Adding Highlights to the Face - 01:25:51
  21. Finer Areas of Highlight - 01:26:51
  22. Stepping Back & Adding Last Details - 01:29:58
  23. Wrap Up - 01:32:12

Materials

CLICK on the links below to find the materials you need for this lesson. 

 

Some items might be harder to find, but a little internet scouring usually finds you everything you'll need.

 

Burman Industries

 

FOR YOUR WORK STATION

  • Easel
  • MDF Drawing Board
  • Photo Reference Material

 

TOOLS

  • DRAWING TOOLS
    • Chamois Cloth
    • Charcoal Crayons
      • Black
      • White
    • Charcoal Pastel Pencils
      • Black – Medium, Soft
      • Ochre – Medium
      • White – Medium
    • Drawing Stump
    • Dry Cleaning Pad – powdered gum erasing material in mesh bag
    • Graphite Pencils – Varying Hardness
    • Gray Scale Sketch Pad
    • Grid
    • Large Sheets Gray Scale Paper
    • Newsprint Sketch Pad
    • Oil Based Pastel Pencil
    • Pencil Sharpener
    • Sketchbook Sketch Pad

 

  • ERASING TOOLS
    • Gum Eraser
    • Kneaded Rubber Eraser
    • Plastic Eraser

 

SUPPLIES

  • Painter’s Tape
  • Sandpaper Pencil Pointer (homemade)

 

HEALTH/SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

When working with toxic and/or dangerous materials or tools:

ALWAYS read labels for appropriate use guidelines
ALWAYS wear a high-grade respirator
ALWAYS work in a well-ventilated area
ALWAYS protect your skin
ALWAYS wear eye protection

Artist Information

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Davis Fandino

Fine Art Sculptor and Key Sculptor for ADI, Davis Fandino passes easily between the worlds of blockbuster film and high art.

Davis discovered his calling as a sculptor as a teen while watching a biography of Michelangelo. Later,...

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