View Full Version : Keys to Realistic Drawing

07-16-2010, 11:32 AM
In this 89-minute artistsnetwork.tv (http://www.artistsnetwork.tv) video workshop, Claudia Nice starts out with the basics of shape, form and proportion using quick exercises to help you create a variety of animals. She then puts together everything you've learned to complete a drawing of a cat from start to finish—concentrating on capturing the pose and characteristics accurately so that the end result is a realistic, elegant (and most-likely mischievous) cat. The video finishes with a review of several different animal drawings (shown step by step) for you to use as inspiration to draw your own favorite animals.

In this preview from Keys to Drawing Realistic Animals with Claudia Nice you'll develop the body of this cat, using varying pencil strokes and a stump to add dark and light hairs that show the value change between the dark and lighter areas of fur.

08-14-2010, 08:20 PM
This video is great. I watched it as soon as it came out because I've been studying a book by Claudia Nice, and it's wonderful. I strongly recommend it for anyone who has trouble with accuracy or drawing. She not only explains how to get good realism while drawing from photos, she shows multiple methods of achieving it -- so if one method seems too cumbersome, you can try a different one.