How to Draw a Clenched Fist

Hey friends!

In this drawing lesson I’ll show you how to draw a clenched fist!

The key takeaway here is to try to simplify the shape of the hand, and use simple guidelines that will eventually turn into more complex shapes.

Check out the drawing lesson here: How to Draw a Clenched Fist!

Pay attention to the thumb, and how it obstructs some of the fingers.

Also, the main challenge in drawing the hand here, was getting the correct shape of the inner parts of the fingers.

Notice how they are bent downwards, and into the center of the palm.

I hope this was helpful!

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– Liron

How to Draw an Open Hand / Palm!

Hey friends!

Today we have another fun anatomical drawing lesson.

In this drawing lesson, we’re going to learn how to draw an open hand!

Drawing the human hand is an awesome challenge, that calls upon your ability to actually KNOW some anatomy, and UNDERSTAND how the human body works.

Check out the video, and I’ll share some of the key points afterwards.

I hope you enjoyed the video.

If you need some reference for drawing hands, check out these two images on drawing hands in different poses, and holding objects.

Key tips on how to draw an open hand:

1. Pay special attention to the fanning of the fingers.

Remember, the fingers aren’t straight, parallel lines that stick out of the hand.

The are fanning out of it. I show this really well in the video.

A good method of getting this right, is by drawing those circular guidelines. Draw one for each knuckle in the hand.

2. The overall shape of the hand.

Notice how the wrist is thin, and expands as soon as it “turns” into the hand itself.

Use curved lines to represent the sides of the hand, which have more fat in them.

3. Careful with the thumb.

The thumb can be quite a challenge, so be sure to get its direction properly.

Also remember that the base of the thumb, which is the part that’s connecting it to the hand, is also quite fat.

4. Knuckles!

It’s important to hint the presence of the knuckles. This is especially true when talking about the knuckles at the very base of each finger.

A good way to indicate the knuckles is using shading. I find this works better than just drawing them boldly.

And there you have it! A relaxed open hand.

I hope this drawing lesson helped you.

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– Liron

How to Draw Shay Cormac VS Adewale (AC Rogue)

Hey there!

Today I want to do something special.

In this video I show you how to draw a battle scene between Shay Patrick Cormac and Adewale – two characters from the Assassin’s Creed Rogue video game.

This is less of a drawing lesson, and more of a speed-drawing demonstration of my complete drawing process.

You’ll see everything from drawing, to painting (watercolors AND colored pencils) and inking.

So without further ado, here it is!

A few notes:

1. I like to paint before I ink.

This is something I talked about before.

This type of process allows the colors to really shine, and then also allows you to be minimal with your pen and ink.

2. I mix watercolors with colored pencils.

I like the look I achieve by applying watercolors and then completing the look using colored pencils.

This is a common practice, and is my favorite way to go. The watercolors easily cover large surfaces and give the base tone. Then, the colored pencils add the texture and more accurate shading.

However, you are invited to try a different way, and let me know if it works better for you (=

Anyway, this is it. Let me know if you have any questions!

And if you want to become a king at drawing, inking, painting, sketching and whatnot, be sure to subscribe here. You’ll also receive my book as a gift! (=

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– Liron

How to Draw a Head in Profile View (Female)

Hey friends!

In this drawing lesson I’ll teach you how to draw a head in profile view, in a step by step manner.

My reference was a woman, and so some of the features will be gentler, but for the most part, the process is similar to drawing a male head.

Now, I will say this – this is one way of drawing a human head. It’s not even necessarily MY way.

I tend to prefer to simply draw what I see (=

But I understand that for many people it’s easier to draw using guidelines.

Check out the video, and then keep reading for some more tips:

I think everything here is mostly self-explanatory, but here are some of my key takeaways from the video:

1. One of the more important relations here is to understand where to place the chin and the jaw line.

From my experience, if you divide that initial circle into quarters (like we did), or even thirds, you’ll find that the chin is about a quarter-third below the circle.

In this example it was about a quarter.

2. Pay attention to the ear and the eyes.

If you draw a straight horizontal line from the ear, to the left, you’ll find it’ll be in-line with the eyebrows, or sometimes the eyes.

3. The mouth. A good rule to follow is, that the mouth is around the same height as the lower edge of the circle.

That’s mostly it.

The real challenge is playing with these guidelines and rules, trying to draw the head from different angles.

I recommend reference, as always! There are many many good images on Pinterest, that you can use as reference for drawing heads, the entire human figure or anything else you’d like to draw.

This is it for today!

Be sure to share any questions you have in a comment below, and subscribe here to get MY PERSONAL GUIDANCE (free!) + my book as a gift!

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– Liron

How to Draw Realistic Braids!

Hey friends!

A lot of people have been asking me how to draw hair, realistic hair and especially braids.

Well, for you girls and boys – in this drawing lesson we are going to learn how to draw realistic braids! (=

I think there is something in the challenge of drawing braids, that attract aspiring artists to it more than other “simple” hair styles.

P.S. notice how I am a little sick! I partied too hard on our independence day here in Israel, and slightly blew my voice =P So you’ll have to forgive me for that.

Okay, first – watch the videos on how to draw realistic braids! (=

Part 1:

Now part 2:

After you watched these, you might want to read on for MY key tips on this topic…

Key tips on how to draw realistic braids

#1 – Contrast!

In realistic drawings, one of the key elements is good use of contrast.

If the dark areas in reality are black, you want to get them as pitch black in your drawing.

If the highlights are perfect white, don’t settle for paper-white. Use a gouache to get a perfect white. If the… you get the point (=

I’m nowhere near master in realism drawing just yet, but these are some of my experiences.

#2 – Be the man with the plan (or the woman with the plan…)

Draw some guidelines that’ll help you later on.

This is especially important when drawing braids, as the hair will be divided in a certain way.

You want to understand the natural direction in which the hair flows, as well as the way it’s divided / sectioned, according to the specific hairstyle being worn.

#3 – Hairs and strands!

Now comes the grueling part of actually drawing the single strands of hair.

Remember – there is a direct correlation between this step, and the final result. If you’ll put in the time and effort on each single strand – it will show!

I personally still have a hard time really taking my time and focusing on the tiny details WHILE FILMING AND TALKING ^_^

This is something I’ll have to get over haha…

And I think that wraps it up. Let me know if you have any questions or comments!

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Thanks, and I’ll talk to you soon,

– Liron