Art Drawing Tutorial

Every painter has his own drawing techniques and procedures. Personally sometimes I follow these steps: from sketch, to chiaroscuro, to lights & shadows, to character, to realistic, and finally the creative artwork. (all my drawings & paintings»)

Steps from Sketch to Artwork:

1. Step:
Sketch

The initial sketch serves the purpose to set the general proportions.

Sketch
Sketch

2. Step:
Chiaroscuro

Now I define the shapes and forms through chiaroscuro.

Chiaroscuro
Chiaroscuro

3. Step:
Lights & Shadows

Here I add the main lights and shadows, which start bringing the drawing to life.

Lights & Shadows
Lights & Shadows

4. Step:
Character

It’s important to catch the essence of the character, in this case eyes and main colors.

First colors & Character
Character

5. Step:
Realistic Painting

At this stage, I have a faithful portrait, many people prefer this version :-)

Realistic Painting
Realistic Painting

Final
Artwork

It’s time to close the eyes and let the inspiration flow: through art you see the invisible…

Artwork
Artwork

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Francesco Castronovo

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