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Caribbean Reef Shark + tutorial by PencilSessions Caribbean Reef Shark + tutorial by PencilSessions
Caribbean Reef Shark drawing. I have completed a tutorial on how to draw this picture which you can view on here:…

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SzzCarl Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Look, a fish! look so real...

Do you draw by referring to a picture, or its already in your mind? Cause that greatly determines the angle (top bottom perspective) at which one should start...
PencilSessions Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment! I use a reference picture for a lot of my drawings - here's the one I used for this one:…

I will sometimes just use a bunch of different reference pictures and fill in the blanks myself. If I am drawing something technical like a car, then I will 100% use a reference picture and will use the grid technique to draw the outline.
SzzCarl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ah good! That answers my questions!
I´ve been drawing cars and planes all my life so need little or no reference at all. But when I decide to make a copy from a certain reference (esp. when its not favourite subject) it becomes difficult to determine the how the layout should be made.

I always see tutorial on how a picture should be copied exactly by referring to tutorials like yours but what if i try to copy from somewhere else? I would be completely lost. 

Here is what I thought--
Attention must be given to the skill on designing the most basic layout of every picture, animals, geometric, landscape etc.. Cause thats what most novice drawers could not pick up, as far as I can see
For example- A front view of a bulldog. The procedure to start drawing is to draw a square, divided vertically and horizontaly to provide accurate positions of the entire face parts, correct? That´s what many cant seem to catch

I hope you understand what I say, you´re the pro anyway, I´m halfway up the ladder...
PencilSessions Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah I agree that sometimes it is better for a tutorial to show how to create your own drawings from reference pictures of your own choosing. So instead of me showing how to draw just one image of a shark, it is better to show a process on how to adapt a reference picture and then maybe discuss the techniques. But I also find tutorials on one particular reference picture helpful.

I can give a tip for drawing the outline of really technical subjects such as cars and planes - trace it! If you are trying to draw a hyper-realistic drawing, it is much better in my opinion to trace a general outline than try draw it freehand. Alternatively, the majority of people I know (MYSELF included) use the technique of drawing a grid over the reference picture and their paper and then drawing each individual square (it makes it a whole lot easier to set out the drawing), but the end result is something that you could achieve much quicker by just quickly tracing a general outline. Very, very, very few people can actually draw a technical drawing freehand - there's really no shame in tracing the outlines of cars for hyper-realistic drawings. 

The art is all in the shading, not the outline.
SzzCarl Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The art is all in the shading, not the outline. Agree. But there is no shading without the outline...

Anyway its good discussing with you. I am just hoping there would be more tutorials on real basics, for novice´s sake

Keep up your good work and see hope to see from you again
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful capture. :)
GerryPhantom Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks GREAT It's such a beautiful animal 
Rebel--Heart Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work has been featured here!
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hvhelmut Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student General Artist
This work is absolutly amazing and awesome. Love it so much!!!
Blizzy67 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Very nice
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