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Learn To Draw A Dragon

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In myths dragons symbolize a myriad of real and imagined terrors, which perhaps originated from the real beasts that roamed ancient forests. But for modern storytellers, it is usually the majestic hero in the story. The best thing in drawing dragons is that you could keep in mind that all those pictures you’ve seen are all derived from mere imagination only. Thus, there is no right way of drawing a dragon. You get to have all the creative freedom that you want in drawing one.

What Kind?

Before you can start drawing, you should first decide on what kind of dragon is it that you want. What is the environment that shaped your dragon? Is it a green forest or a mountainous desert? If it’s one of those mediaeval fire-breathers you might want to consider referencing historical sources. If it’s a fantasy creature, then it all depends on the course of your imagination.

Think of its key features. Do you want it as a slender, lizard-like dragon with filmy wings, or do you want it to be a mighty beast that has the arching back and chest of a war horse? Try to think and sketch out rough ideas like these before you proceed.

Be Convincing: Find A Reference

The best way to have a convincing dragon drawing is by having an anatomy which flows together and has some sense in it. Thus, try to make use of real animal anatomy for your reference. Does your character have wings? If so, are they decorative or functional?

Also, think about the skin. Is it the leathery type with fine reptilian scales or is it crocodile rough? How about the color? Do you you want it to be in camoflage browns and greens or would you want it in bright rainbow colors? Once you’ve decided on these things, try to make a sketch or a list of all the characteristics. Then, go and search the Internet for photos. Make sure that you learn from your references and not copy.

Be Realistic: Have A Light Source

The light source of your drawing is also important. Although it is from your imagination, pick out one light source that you want your character to be subjected to. If you have various image sources, also be aware of their lighting. The light source of the crocodile picture you are looking at and that of the snake picture may be different. Thus, be careful and make sure that the shading of your picture would sync with the light source you’ve chosen.

Pin point if the source is overhead sunlight, the moon, a window or a cave opening. Take note that light waves travel on straight lines. This could help you know where your shadows are. Keep in mind too that light bounces. Thus, there may be some lighted areas within the shadowed areas. If you are having a problem with this factor, go and get some plastic dinosaurs. Use a flashlight as the sun and you’ll see the shadows you are looking for.

Fire And Smoke

Another important factor would be the fire and fire-breath, if your dragon has this kind of feature. Do not experiment with flamethrowers just to get this right! It is quite easy to achieve this kind of effect. All you need to do is make use of tones. Give contrast to the smoke and flame by using shades of black, grey and white.

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Learn To Draw Cars

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Cars could be a really cool subject to draw, especially if you love racing and other sports related to it. Nevertheless, may you be a car fan or not, cars are definitely one good subject to draw. This is because they can be seen anywhere and they could stand still for days and not even move giving you more time to draw its main essence. Here are the essentials if you want to learn to draw cars.

Be Familiarized

To start you should first get some exposure to different kinds of cars. Try to look at different pictures of cool cars. Study their shapes along with the shape of their spoilers. Other than shape take note of their colors and graphics. Try to study how extras features work, like butterfly doors and spoilers. Doing this can greatly help you visualize the way and orientation of how you should draw them on different positions.

Get A Model

You should get a model. You can get a book with car pictures, have a real car to draw or even get a toy car. It all depends on your preference. Although it is tempting to have a number of cars to draw in one picture, it is best to start out with just one at the moment.

Keep It Simple

Start making a sketch of a normal shape of a car. Remember to keep it simple. You can do this by using basic shapes. Create an oval to mark as its windshield, have a trapezoid for its hood, sides, and the passenger area. Lastly, add simple circles as its the wheels.

Add Some Emphasis

Next, start emphasizing your car by adding some pressure on some of your sketch lines. Try employing progressively darker lines. This can thresh out the shapes you’ve just drawn in the previous step. Cool cars have dynamic shapes. They usually have flowing hoods or sharp angular hoods. In most cases they also have pretty small passenger seats. For instance, a corvette usually has large flares on its front wheels. However, if you look closely, you’ll see that these flares are just simple arcs which flow to the hood and up to the passenger area.

Get Cool And Accessorize!

If you want to have a really cool car, then it is a must that you pimp it up by adding graphics and cool accessories. One example would be a spoiler, which looks something like a fishtail. It comes right off your car’s back portion. You can draw this in whatever way you want it to be. However, once you start drawing it, try your best to imagine that the car is moving and the wind is flowing through the spoiler. Draw your spoiler in a way that it looks natural and has the ability to cut through air.

It could also look like a fishtail that is turned on its side to look like as if it was created to push air which forces the car’s nose into the ground. Draw this right from the back. It has to be an angular line which transforms into a quite shallow arc. After this, cup a shape under it that would connect it back into the angular line which attaches to your car.

Draw Some Car Art

If you’ll be drawing racing cars, for sure there are many graphics on it. If so, remember to draw the graphics directly right on your car. This is so that they would wrap around its body. This gives a much natural look.

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Learn To Corel Draw

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One of the most powerful media software used for pictures is Corel Draw. This program has been existing for years now and has been used by a lot of digital imaging masters to create their digital masterpieces or edit their pictures. If you want to learn to Corel Draw, here are the basics that you should know about the program.

What Can You Do With The Program?

What most people do not know is that you can do a lot of things in Corel Draw. In fact, once you learn it, you’ll be on your way to mastering a lot of techniques that involve pictures in general.


When you learn this program, you can now have the skill to draw digitally. The computer would now be your playground in creating original images. It may take some time for you to adjust, especially if you are used to drawing by your hand. However, there is no need to worry. In fact, you should be excited and happy since this program actually has a lot of features and allows you to have a lot of other opportunities to have for your image.

The program has the ability to deliver perceptive vector illustration tools which meet today’s demands of different design professionals along with aspiring graphic artists. With this, you can get fast results. Whether you are just making a company logo or industriously working on a big project that has a very demanding production schedule. You can create logos; create your own digital painting and many more!

If you are not comfortable with the idea of drawing by the use of pre-fixed shaping tools, you can always get a pen-tablet. In this way, you could still feel as if you are drawing using normal pencil on a piece of paper. This would also give you more control, especially if you want your image to have a really unique rendering that literally has your personal touch.

Photo Editing

If you are an aspiring photographer or simply someone who loves taking precious moments with his/her camera, you are going to love the photo editing feature of this program. Yes, if you get to learn Corel, you can have the ability to edit your photos in the most professional manner. You can create new images with your existing photos. You can even make a digital album, if you want to.

If you want to do minor image enhancements such as balance, contrast, hue, saturation and levels adjustments, you can do so. Resizing of pictures is also possible with Corel. You can also convert your images from one file format to another just by using the program.

These are just some of the things that you can do with Corel Draw.

Where To Learn

Using the program is quite easy. It is user friendly and provides adequate help, if ever you have a question. However, you can only be exposed to the basics if you decide to keep on forever relying to the ‘Help’ function. This is why you also have all the creative freedom to learn techniques and tips from digital imaging masters that provide Corel Draw workshops.

If you do not have the money or time to attend different workshops, do not lose hope. You can still learn more about the program via the Internet. There are a lot of Web sites out there that provide free tutorials. All you have to do is search.

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Măr plin de vitamine.Am aplicat două efecte:Depth of Field și bordura roșie.Mărul în mijloc cu blur în jurul lui.Lucrurile astea necesită multă atenție și calm.Când văd la alții fotografii modificate într-un fel s-au altul cred că este ușor,dar când mă apuc eu de făcut vai ș-amar de ai mei nervi.Înainte cu tupeu,oi vedea eu unde ajung…