Traditional Drawing Tutorial 01

Traditional Drawing Tutorial 01


Hi My name is Mudassar Butt. I am the Founding member of Mudtoonz Comics
and Cartoons. Today I will be talking about something different. It is a “HOW TO DRAW” kind of an experiment. I am developing videos So to see how one can draw well. normally YouTube has many videos that are full of experimentation art as well as tips and techniques this is a little bit different because I wanted to make a video with a mix of PUNJABI, URDU and ENGLISH. And I explain how to do Drawings To our Viewers who are unable to understand English Properly I would like to talk about the Equipment that I use normally. The Pen that I use Is a very common Pen It is called Uniball EYE It’s a fine point pen, it has a gel tip. It is used to draw very fine lines like so You can draw very clear cut straight lines. As you can see You can draw straight and clear cut lines In earlier times instead of these types of Pens “Pen Nibs” were used to draw They were dipped in a ink black or blue ink pots There were different types of Pen nibs. Drawn like so with a glass bottle with a cover like this normally on some sort placed on a side table with a lid on the side The nibs were very thin with triangular tip mostly with a very small incision in the middle It was used by artists inkers alike This is another marker I use it the Dollar All Mark marker Normally the equipment I am using is available in Lahore City. If some one is watching this video outside of the city like in Islamabad Rawalpindi or Karachi I am not sure what types of Markers are available in those Cities I will use some English terms as well as talk in English as one institute I teach is English Medium and the other is URDU medium I will be using a mix of both because one is Scarsdale where I will be starting teaching in a few weeks and the other one is called Faiz Ghar where I might be starting classes in the Summer Call it a Summer Internship Classes That is for the schools introductions I have talked about 2 pens 1. Uniball Eye it has water proof ink. the ink doesn’t dissolve Its made by the famous company called Mitsubishi 2. is the Dollar “ALL MARK” Permanent Marker. Try to avoid using white board markers We also use pencils for example you want to create a drawing or an outline of some person So his outline or initial sketch can be made with a soft pencil lightly on the paper. It is useful as you can make light corrections to the drawings after which you can always trace over it and give it some kind of an inked touch Normally the pencils I use are from Faber Castle. It is a expensive brand but the pencil is very soft The graphite lead is very soft so it is very good for the likes of sketching you can use Goldfish, you can use Deer. But you won’t get a good very smooth feel of it I am using very light strokes to make the drawing. So it’s not that i am drawing very dark very strong and like very thick lines, this is considered to be a very bad practice On the other hand using light strokes using the continuous line is a better practice Draw a circle , a line and arc etc They are all better to draw in light strokes I don’t know if they are clear in the video. But If I trace over these line you will get the impression of what I am talking about This is the circle This the outline of the guy that I drew earlier So this a little bit of the introduction oops I missed these. So lets continue with these as well Now I will use two different pens these are Faber Castle Artist PITT pens. Their Thickness varies It is not written But I think it is 0.5 mm This make very thin lines This is I think 1 mm and this will make slightly thicker lines you can create variations in the lines if you hold it hard or straight the lines will be thicker if you hold it soft and on to the side the lines will be thinner You can control the amount of thickness depending on the way you hold it This what i am doing Drawing these parallel lines is called Cross hatching or in layman terms hatching This is hatching but if you draw parallel lines on the opposite sides in a criss cross manner it is called cross hatching There are different types of cross hatching. We will discuss different types of cross hatching in upcoming Chapters/lectures Lets draw these arc line that we sketched. You can see that there is a variation in the thickness in the arc You can control the amount of thickness to a varying degrees with this So this is a little bit of an introduction about the Pencils and markers that I am using This is another interesting pencil This is a mechanical lead Pencil This comes from Steadler And it has a very long graphite lead cartridge. and you can Sharpen it up normally by the end of the cap It is now sharpened So this was a little bit introduction about the equipment that we normally use as for pens are concerned After this we have very nice variety of thick brush pens These are a little different from the previous Faber Castle pens These are also Faber Castle but in greys Different color of greys This is a brush pen so you can control the thickness of the stroke So this is a brush pen, you can control the thickness and the thinness of the stroke and this one is pure black If you want to draw on top of this arc it will become something like this at the end you can always move quickly and swiftly and create a little arc very tapered edge You can also draw very thin and press more and you can get a thicker line press less and you can get a very thin line depending on what do you want to do with the line And we have another set of markers this is, I would recommend you get this marker set this called Faber Castle Pitt artist Manga brush Pens this is grey and this has a slight grey tone to it you can see very clearly for example if I draw a very strong straight line and start shading it or let say if I shade the upper half of this cap so this will be shaded grey then I can always come back and shade it again I could even have some kind of ink stains at the edges of this ink bottle or probably on top of the ink bottle cap mouth of the ink bottle and it can have some kind of ridges some kind of shading that actually shows that this is opened This is a little introduction to the art supplies Now we will about basically what art is Art is something that cannot be expressed it’s always evolving It’s very difficult to explain what art is Art can be anything from something that you eat to something that you draw to something that you wear to something that you go to school in the morning like cars are also a work of art So art has a very broad terminology. We’ll, I guess we’ll leave it at that and move on to some final things some new things of how to describe it How can you describe art. This is a blank piece of paper There some small ink splotches but ignoring that, this is just a blank piece of paper what you draw on to this piece of paper can be called art and art has different value for different people Some people might say that your art is very sought after, its very expensive meaning it has a price yet some people will say it is worth less I say OK So the value of art is defined by its viewer Let’s start with the different types of art i.e, how do you become and artist what are the basic requirements of learning art 1st is REPETITION. Repetition is something for examples “You repeat what you do.” It means that lest say that if you’re drawing something you constantly draw that thing again and again an again and again For example if you’re drawing a circle, so you draw a circle and then you draw it another circle and then you keep on drawing and you keep on drawing and eventually after a while like in the beginning it may look something like this very crude but eventually after you keep on repeating drawing circles time and time again it might look very good So, 1st is “REPETITION” and repetition is the best form of learning Repetition means you keep on repeating what you are drawing Let’s say for example I’ll use this marker to draw a shape let’s say I draw a triangle So you can draw a triangle like this, you can draw a triangle like this It’s up to you. But the more you practice the more you get better Initially when you draw in repetition you may start with something that may look like this or something that may not look like a triangle But after a couple of hundred or thousand drawings of a triangle you may draw a perfect triangle You can even like not even lift the pen or the marker to draw a triangle Same is the case if you keep on repeating with repetition, you can draw better like for Example you are drawing a face of some charactera guy you draw his hair and your draw his eyes and he got angry serious looking eyes, see and he is staring at you and he has a bit thick eye brows and he’s got a forehead You can keep on drawing him like angry big ears And he’s got like big hair So you keep on drawing a face and after like 200 faces you might get the face that you are looking for and for the sake of just our own discussion we are just drawing in a face, in repetition So in repetition you draw a face you can even draw something like this so this is also a face and it’s not a realistic looking face but is still one can relate that this is a face because it has eyes it has a smile normally noses are not necessary and even eye brows are not necessary the two basic things that are required is draw a face is the shape of the face the eyes and a smile it can be a frown, it can be very angry, it can be something like giggly like big smiling teeth So it is totally up to you. Now, adding nose and eyebrows is something that comes later on and it’s really upto the person whose drawing to make that thing happen This is the first type drawing or the practice. Practicing method or methodology to keep on repeating what you see like for example i am just going to take another page and for example if you are drawing a mug So, you are drawing this mug and you draw the mouth of the mug, you draw the body of the mug and then you draw the base of the mug and you draw the handle of the mug So, this is a good looking mug it can have tea coffee it can have shaving cream like for example you are shaving for the first time but I guess one of students might get that shave beard thing the rest of the kids might be too young So they might be too young to us shaving cream as of yet But, one of the class that i am going to be teaching these days might have to shave So it’s totally up to you When you are drawing a mug if you keep on repeating your drawing after like two or three drawings your drawing may improve very well further on so its up to you that the number of time you repeat your drawing you will get better at drawing something And it can be on different angles for example it can be at an angle that is at a height of some Like you are looking at it from a height from some angle This is from right from the front of the side. So, it can be something like this looking the mug from the top And in this mug we have something like tea or coffee or something You can experiment with different angles for a mug you can even draw an egg for example But all these things require repetition. Repetition is always a good example The 2nd thing you can do to become a good artist or a student of the arts was I think no one can become a master the 2nd thing which you can do that is a type of art practice is “STUDYING” Studying does not mean that you have to give and exam like oh I learned art and like this is the you have to like learn, read books or like something So when it comes to art you don’t have to read books I mean there will be people who will constantly say that reading books is very necessary IT’S NOT Studying is basically you’re studying “LIFE”. Studying how people walk, studying how people look You’re watching TV you are studying You are in a park you are sitting in a park you’re sitting on a bench and you’re looking at people passing you by so you’re actually studying them So that’s called studying and studying, while you are studying you are always using a sketch book or a note book to note down what those people are doing and you’re drawing on that sketch pad or sketch book or notebook what those people are doing and walking by for example someone is walking and he has like a let’s say he’s on a jog So he is running and he is on a Jog and you’re observing him and drawing him So this is observation “STUDYING LIFE” this always a very good way to improve on your drawing skills I mean how many people I have met or know who wanted to improve their anatomy like human form or body they “STUDY” This is also a form of studying that you’re looking at a mug that’s in front of you and you’re actually how it looks like This is the 2nd type of form of art form that most artists utilize It is always good to study from real life because it gives your perspective on improving on your art and it also gives you the opportunity to draw from real life I mean, those who have studied more or have done observational drawing they don’t have any problems drawing compositions or from their own imagination If you are using the 1st type of art form “REPETITION” Repetition and Studying can actually improve your drawing style In my first art class I was not able to draw a mug What I Drew In my first class was something like this I drew it like this and then I did something like this This was my first drawing. Something similar like this so for the first If you are drawing some thing like this and you are under confident, you think you’re not gonna become an artist don’t think like that. Because the first drawings in the art class
are drawing like this. Some kids I think can’t even draw at all and
they draw something like this. It’s not very difficult to come to something
like this after you have gone through the “REPETITION” process and the “OBSERVATION”
process. I mean drawing some book shape from just your imagination is always going to helpful if you have gone through these steps. 3rd form of drawing. I am getting low on Pages so I ‘ll be using
the back side of this page and OK, so we have some more pages We have another page. You call the 3rd form “IMAGINATION”. Imagination is you’re drawing whatever you
thinking about like lets say you’re thinking about a pattern and it comes in random ideas
and this just like a pattern and then it keeps on growing and you keep on drawing this pattern
and it eventually becomes something very big. Then maybe you might actually put it in some
art gallery and sell it for something. But imagination also has something like let’s
say oh I am thinking about there is a guy sitting on the ground how is sitting? He is squatting. You’re drawing a leg, you’re
drawing a torso, you’re drawing his hips and he’s sitting like a frog. So you are drawing him sitting at as like
a frog. So you can’t draw if you’re not good with Imagination. Art is such a field your imagination is very
importation it’s key, your repetition and observations have to be strong and study for that art work or drawing that object is very improtant i.e This guys is squatting and his hands are down
here somewhere and he is sitting in a posititon like a Frog. It always comes to imagination. Unless you lack imagination you can’t draw. There are alot of artists that I know who
are very good artists they can draw exceptional anatomy drawings from observation or from
people posing for them. but when it comes to drawing without a model
they can’t do so. Thus Imagination is very very important. So these are the 3 basic concepts 1st is “REPETITION”, let me write it down again the 2nd is “OBSERVATION also know as STUDY” and the 3rd one is “IMAGINATION”. That’s for today see you guys in the next
video. Hope to see you guys here. Allah Hafiz

One thought on “Traditional Drawing Tutorial 01

  1. A really fine job and you've covered a lot of concepts and demonstrations. Your students are fortunate to have you. Are there other drawing tutorials you respect and might recommend to me.

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