A lot of people struggle with drawing realistic teeth, so I decided to create three separate tutorials using ballpoint pens and coloured pencils. I really hope you all enjoy the tutorials, I will be giving you a couple tips below.
STEP 1: COLOUR IDENTIFICATION
Aside from the main sketch, this is the main step in order to create a realistic drawing. I normally spend 10 minutes or so and really break down the reference photo and really peel back the layer. For a beginner, this can be a little challenging but after a few drawing, you will start to SEE colours better.
STEP 2: APPLY TEXTURE TO THE TEETH AND LET THE PAPER DO IT’S JOB
STEP 3: WORK IN LAYERS AND BUILD UP THE DRAWING SLOWLY
You would be surprised how many people make the mistake of rushing a drawing and not take the right steps to develop a really realistic drawing.
STEP 4: IT’S THE LITTLE DETAILS THAT MAKE THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE
Sometimes just adding a little extra yellow, darkening some area can really make the biggest difference. But there is a fine line because sometimes you can overdo it.
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So when it comes to getting new art supplies from the amazing people over at Arteza, I always like to try different mediums that are not related to ballpoint pens.
SO, This time I decided to go with the twimarkers, why did I choose them? Well, let’s just say colors and more colors. I got drawn in by all the amazing colors not knowing what I was going to draw with them or how I was even going to go about using them.
But that is the beauty of it, I have to get creative and do some deep thinking. Once the deep thinking was done I decided to go and draw an IGUANA, which up until it got recommended to me I had never of such an animal before. Then I saw it and I was amazed and just had to draw it.
I give the markers a solid 8/10 why not 10? because for me nothing is 10/10 that is too good to be true. They blended very well. The markers didn’t leave any hash streaks when coloring. Ink flow was awesome and comfortable to hold. If you are interested in getting your hand on some of them pend use this link https://bit.ly/3baE3bd
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MORE THAN JUST A PEN
This drawing is part of an awesome Topps project. I want to give you guys a couple of tips when it comes to drawing portraits using ballpoint pens.
TIP 1: Work in light layers and build up the drawing slowly. You want the skin to look realistic and the only way that will happen is if you’re patient and take it a layer at a time.
TIP 2: You want the hair and skin to match. a lot of drawing you can see the hair and look like they don’t belong together. The way I go about this is, think about your face. what do we all have under our hair? skin right! So when it comes to a drawing why not apply the skin tone colours first and then apply the hair on top, it only makes sense. but a lot of people don’t do this.
TIP 3: When it comes to the teeth or white spaces in general, let the paper do its job. don’t overthink it or overdo it. Use the tool you have around you, in this case, that is the paper. simple tip, but effective.
That’s all I have for you guys, hopefully, you will find these tips helpful and apply them to your drawings. There is also a giveaway happening in the video so make sure to watch it until the ned.
MORE THAN JUST A PEN