Monday, October 10, 2011
How to draw Barbie
Jane LaFazio here. I'm just sure this was the tutorial you've been waiting for! :-)
I always try to draw from real life (or in this case vastly exaggerated 'life.')
Start with a pencil sketch. Take your time. Really look at the object. Check the proportions. Walk away from your drawing, then come back to it. You'll often see where you need to make corrections.
Looking just as closely at Barbie, I refined the drawing, using a Tombow water soluble pen. I wanted a minute for the pen to dry, then erased the pencil lines.
Use a watercolor brush, with clear water, and gently blend the lines of ink. Just work on the shadows, leave lots of white of the page.
I added some splash of loose watercolor. Barbie is so blond!
(Here's a link to another tutorial I did, using a water soluble pen. It's a great way to learn to see the subtle shading of an object.)
The Sketchbook Challenge E-Zine has a tutorial by me, on how to draw and watercolor a pinecone. Just in case you don't have a Barbie doll on hand...