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How to Draw Water Drops

——   Created by Matheus Macedo

From Beginner to Master

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14
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55m
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More about this course

Learn how to draw water drops using only graphite! In this class we are going to learn how to draw step by step four different water drops, starting from a super easy one and increasing the difficulty level until drawing like a master.

How difficult is this class?

The course is designed to introduce you to the universe of realistic drawing, so it doesn't require prior experience. However, if you don't consider yourself a beginner anymore, you may want to be challenged with the final water drop.

What am I going to learn?

  • All the materials I use for realistic drawing and how to use them;
  • How to prepare the outline freehand and three tracing methods for complex references;
  • How to create and work with a broad range of values in a drawing;
  • How to make your drawing pop.

Why water drops?

Water drops are great for practicing drawing because it gives you freedom, after all you won't be particularly worried about the likeness as we are when drawing a portrait, for example. Besides that, the effect you can create using blending tools is fascinating and it may motivate you to keep drawing :)

What materials do I need?

For this class you will need basically paper, graphite pencils and other drawing tools shown in the video about Materials. You won't need anything expensive and they are all accessible.

About me

My name is Matheus Macedo and I'm fascinated by making realistic drawings, especially portraits. I firmly believe everyone is able to draw as I do, so my goal is to help you achieve your full potential as an artist.

The course project

There are four different drawings to be done in this class. If you are a beginner, I recommend you do all of them to better enjoy it. For the last drop you can download the original photo I used as reference.

The first three water drops are quite small and don't have many details, so I believe you can finish each in one hour or so. The fourth one took me 7 hours tough. If you are just like me and doesn't like to stay seated drawing for hours and hours, split the process in sections of 30 to 50 minutes. It will make everything less intimidating and more pleasant. Longer drawings require more patience and effort, but you will be proud with yourself when you're done!

Please, share your drawings with us in the Projects section! I would love to see them.

Have fun!

14 Lessons

1 min
Introduction
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4 mins
Materials
1 min
Intro to drop 1
10 mins
Water drop level 1
1 min
Intro to drop 2
9 mins
Water drop level 2
1 min
Intro to drop 3
8 mins
Water Drop Level 3
1 min
Intro to tracing methods
3 mins
Light Table Method
4 mins
Tracing Grid
5 mins
Transfer Method
13 mins
Water drop Master Challenge
1 min
Conclusion

About the instructor

Matheus Macedo

Hello, everyone! My name is Matheus and I am focused on realistic drawing using graphite, charcoal and colored pencil. I have been doing realistic drawings …

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  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
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  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 55m of on-demand video
  • 7 downloadable files
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