How to Draw a Water Drop Step by Step – Fine Art-Tips

How to Draw a Water Drop Step by Step – Fine Art-Tips


Hello! I am very glad to see you! Today I am going to draw a water drop. And do not leave because at the end of the
tutorial I am going to show you 2 paintings to give examples of how you can use a water
drop in a work of art. To start I sketch the shape of the drop and
go over it. In a transparent object, the light behaves
in a particular way: Lets say that the beams of light come from
the top-left, then the darkest part would be precisely on
this part, as the light would go through the drop and illuminate the bottom-right. And here, if anything, will be a little reflexion. Down here then, would be the most light. I start shading the darkest part of the drop.
I«m using a slightly hard lead: an H It would cast a shadow on this side, but in
the middle of it, would be a light. Then with a brush I smudge the graphite for
a more even finish. I reinforce the shadow in the vicinity of
the drop, and then smudge it. With a kneaded eraser I pull some reflexions. And then with a white pencil, pastel like,
I reinforce the lights. It is dry. A sort of chalk. I darken a little further. This is not a drawing paper and is leaving
me black spots. Even after smudging you can still see them. Therefore I sharpen my eraser like an ant
eater [chuckles], and I pull the dots. Then, if I left some white spots, I fill them
in carefully with the lead. It should be smooth and uniform, to look like
a water drop. I want to give it even more light! The beauty of drawing on a toned paper, is that the lights really stand out. Specially if they go with good shadows. I will extend it further up, although this part is going to be flatter
and without reflexions. I hope you liked it. That is finished! And as promised, I will show you 2 paintings: This is an oil on canvas called Freshness.
It is a pretty simple one. While this… does not have a water drop…
it has about 320 drops! I would really like to know what do you think
about it. You can write me in the comments section of the video.
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the links. See you next Tuesday!

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