This is a full map of all pages dedicated to the art of pencil drawing. Including an index of content of each page.
The first tutorial page deals with the materials and practical knowledge the artist needs to produce successful pencil drawings. It could be referred to as being a 'toolbox' fundamental to pencil drawing.
Shading is the backbone of your art. Besides form and detail, different methods of shading to create tone and textures will probably the most important part of your drawing. Here we will be reviewing these methods.
This Page will demonstrate how different shading techniques such as hatching, toning, layering and masking can create tone, textures and some interesting details.
This tutorial page discusses how the tonal range from true light to shadow will vary depending on the source of light. And, how the different grades of graphite are used to draw these differences.
Besides correcting mistakes, this tutorial discusses how the different types of eraser can be used as tool to enhance your drawing.
Perceptions of mood, suggestion and scale are part and parcel of a pencil drawing. Here, these parameters will be reviewed and they can change or influence the composition of the study.
Lost for ideas on what to draw? This page is a guideline example on how ideas are created to find 'What to Draw'.
The page is a step-by-step demonstration on how to create a soft texture needed to draw a sandstone wall.
This index page lists all topical pages related to drawing pencil portraits.
This page covers materials and the methods used with suggestion on what is needed to draw a successful pencil portrait.
Here the different types of portraits are listed with pointers on their composition.
The proportions of the face will vary a little from person to person. Here the proportions of the average adult or child are reviewed.
Be short, long, light or dark. Or be it straight or wavy. All are drawn using common drawing techniques. Here, these methods will be revealed.
This is a step-by-step demonstration on how the contours of skin ranging from light to dark tone are drawn.
This gallery exhibits a collection of realistic pencil portraits of different types.
This gallery exhibits several series of realistic pencil nude studies.
This gallery exhibits a variety of mixed media studies. All are a mix of pencil drawing with oil paint colouring.
A Gallery of Willie Strydom's colourful landscape paintings.
Artist Willie Strydom.
A Gallery of Willie Strydom's seascape studies.
A collection of Willie Strydom's urban studies.
A collection of Willie Strydom's rural studies.
Inspired Artist Thyrza Stott.
Artist Thyrza Stott.
Gallery of Thyrza Stott's Paintings.
List of Art Galleries in South Africa.
List of Art Galleries in Gauteng.
List of Art Galleries in the Western Cape.
List of Art Galleries in the Eastern Cape.
List of Art Galleries in KwaZulu-Natal.
This is an index of series articles that challenge logic and promote creativity. Here referred to as the right way of thinking.
Creativity covers a wide array of activities ranging from art and sport to purpose designed objects. The article focuses on what is artistic creativity.
This article answers the question, in today's world, what is a masterpiece?
This is an exercise that subdues logical thinking and promotes the momentum of unconscious creativity.
In this series of pages on Inspired Art, focusing on what inspires the artists.
This is a full map of all pages dedicated to Point Perspective and Axonometric Projections.
All vectors in a point perspective are structured according to a series of set rules. Here we discuss how these vectors are setup depending on the type of perspective been drawn.
This page is a step-by-step demonstration on how to draw a one-point perspective. A 1PP is setup as viewing an open space with objects or structure around it. For example, looking down a street, or sitting in an auditorium.
A 2-point perspective is of an object viewed from a point that is within the height of the object. A step-by-step demonstration will show you how it is drawn.
A 3-point perspective is of an object that is viewed from either looking up or looking down at the object. The viewing point can be either within the height of the object, otherwise from above or below the object. A step-by-step demonstration will show you how it is drawn.
All 2-point perspective has their vanishing points at eye level. One for each face of the object. This page is a step-by-step demonstration of the process.
This page is a step-by-step demonstration of how to draw an exploded 2-point perspective.
Besides the perspective the axonometric projection is also useful form of presentation. On this page the types of axonometric projections are reviewed.
The axonometric projections are also a useful method for creating graphic illustrations. Here the methods will be reviewed.
This page lists all available free PDF downloads.
This glossary is of 'in context terms and definitions' used in pencil drawing.