Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Drawing tutorials

Cloud tutorial (2.5 mb)

Drawing glass tutorial (6.2 mb) (file size reduced 12.31.08)

I promised awhile back to post a drawing tutorial for use by anyone interested. I had some problems linking a pdf file to blogger but now have an offsite file host that is reliable. I originally did some for another teaching site and the graphics in these weren't up to scratch. I had photographed some when I should have scanned them. As I didn't want to do the pieces all over again just for the sake of perfect graphics, I have kept these tutorials and will now make them available here for free.

They are designed for individuals learning to draw and are step by step tutorials to the finished piece. Click on the link and it will take you to an external site (sendspace.com) where you will be able to download the tutorial.

If you do download either of these tutorials, please let me know what you think of them and if you do use them to create the drawing, I'd love to see the finished piece on your blog.

Most of all, enjoy my New Year's gift to you!


Katherine Tyrrell said...

I'll be linking to this on my blog on Sunday!

Your files look pretty big - is that because of all the images?

Anita said...

Jeanette - how generous! The glass is superb! How do you get such great photos of your work? Happy New Year to you too!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Katherine. Yes, the graphics are high in the glass tutorial. I'm going to see if I can reduce the image sizes for that and relink it to get the file size down.

The cloud piece is about an average size for most tutorials.

Just not great if you're on dial up!

Thanks Anita. I love drawing glass. I don't know if the photos are that great. I try natural light or some daylight bulbs about 3 100 watt ones.

The final image in the glass piece is scanned. That's the only way the whites come out 'clean'. I had photographed the others, which is why I pulled it from submission.

Robyn said...

You've obviously put a great deal of time into this wonderful glass tutorial, Jeanette. Very generous of you to share.

Valerie Jones said...

Thanks for sharing, Jeanette. I can't wait to find some quiet time and go through each one of the tutorials!

Jeanette said...

Its an interesting process Robyn and harder than I originally thought it would be. Putting what I do without thinking into words is challenging. Its a pain about the photos, and I wish the quality of them were better but hopefully it will be useful for some people.

My pleasure Valerie. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Hi!!! Can you please reupload the pdf file?

It said the file was deleted