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Drawing African Wild Dog Fur

Drawing African Wild Dog Fur

African Wild Dogs have one of the most unusual fur coats in the animal kingdom, resembling military camouflage more than anything found in nature. Fortunately, there is massive variation in the patterns of each Wild Dog so you can’t really go wrong. That said, it is still quite difficult to draw the patterns in the fur whilst still capturing the actual fur texture as well. This tutorial will demonstrate a simple technique that produces realistic looking Wild Dog fur.

Difficulty: 2.5*

Required Equipment:

  • Pencils: HB-4B
  • Cotton buds/pads/tissues or Q-Tips
  • Eraser
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How to Draw a Simple Sphere

How to Draw a Simple Sphere

This tutorial explains the processes involved in drawing a simple sphere with graphite pencil.

Difficulty: 2*

Required Equipment:

  • Pencils: HB-3B
  • Cotton buds/pads/tissues or Q-Tips
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Drawing Textures: How to Draw Wood

Drawing Textures: How to Draw Wood

Welcome to our “How to draw Textures” Database! This post contains links to several brief tutorials which explain how to draw different types of wood with graphite pencil. This section will be regularly expanded, and will include tips and techniques for drawing a range of different types of wood.

 

Wood 1

Learn several simple steps for drawing natural looking wood.
Difficulty: ** (Low/Moderate)

Wood 2

Learn several simple steps for drawing a uniquely textured, natural wood.
Difficulty: *** (Moderate)

General Shading Tutorial

Shading is the most important skill in any artist’s repertoire, but is also often the most difficult aspect of a drawing to get right. This tutorial demonstrates how to shade a smooth and uniform patch of graphite in several simple steps.

Difficulty: 1*

Required Equipment:

  • Pencils: HB-6B
  • Tissues/Makeup remover/Q-tips/Cotton buds/pads

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Tutorial: How to Draw a Realistic Wombat

Tutorial: How to Draw a Realistic Wombat

This tutorial explains the processes involved in drawing a realistic looking animal with graphite. The subject of this tutorial is one of the more difficult animals to draw; the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat.

I used a reference photo taken by Glen Taylor of the Natural History Society of SA as a reference for this drawing.

Difficulty: 4*

Required Equipment:

  • Pencils: HB, 2B, 4-6B
  • Eraser with a point/corner
  • Cotton buds/pads
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