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Drawing Lesson 22, Part 1 – How to Draw a Model

Discover How to Draw a Model

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In this video lesson, you will discover How to Draw a Model on example of making a creative artwork of the top model Vodianova.

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How to Draw a Model – Drawing of Vodianova

In this “How to Draw a Model“, Natalie Richy will share with you her very own and special drawing technique. This shading technique is a unique know-how that no art college or school teaches. This method delivers great results, and you will be privileged to discover it’s step-by-step sequence in this “How to Draw a Model” video.


How to Draw a Model - by Natalie Richy
Natalie Richy calls this method the “Big Shading”. It involves the following steps:

– Using a tracing paper;

– Creating special stencils;

– Pencil hatching of model’s face and hands;

– Rendering shadows and half tones in beautiful gradations;

– And other secret ingredients and trick you can discover in the full video lesson.

Natalie’s method used in this “How to Draw a Model” video is unique. However, when it comes to the topic of “How to Draw a Model” using classical method of shades rendering, it goes in the following sequence:

– The rendering begins from the dark shadows and borders between the light and shade.

– The core shadows are the darkest places on the model.

– The form shadows are lighter that the core shadow, but also very dark compared to the rest of the artwork.

– The cast shadow are darker than the form shadow.

– The dark accent is the darkest place on the drawing.


How to Draw a Model
When considering “How to Draw a Model”, keep in mind that the line between light and dark areas on the form reveals its shape. It is a very important line as it contributes to the likeness.

Continuing the “How to Draw a Model” lesson, remember that light and middle tone areas on the model are only rendered when the artist has already touched up the dark areas.

The middle tones are as follows:

– Dark halftone;

– Middle halftone;

– Light halftone.

In this “How to Draw a Model” video you will see how middle tonal values are developed in graphite media.

After the middle tones come the light tonal values. Light tones are as follow:

– Local lights;

– Lights;

– Highlights.

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