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A Drawing Layout Method Using a Straightedge
A Drawing Layout Method Using a Straightedge

Tutorial showing one technique for laying out the proportions of a drawing.

The Secret to Drawing an Engaging Portrait
The Secret to Drawing an Engaging Portrait

Darrel Tank has been drawing engaging, realistic portraits for nearly 50 years! In this video, he shares some of his secrets to drawing faces that evoke emot...

Improve Your Drawings By Following the Rules of Light!
Improve Your Drawings By Following the Rules of Light!

Learn to spot the clues that will tell you which direction your light source is coming from—and whether there is more than one light source. Also, find out h...

How to Draw Realistic Hair, pt.1
How to Draw Realistic Hair, pt.1

Darrel Tank demonstrates his technique for drawing realistic, life-like hair that seems to lift off the page. To learn more about Darrel's techniques and to ...

Drawing a Realistic Curl With Dimension (Touchable Textures #7)
Drawing a Realistic Curl With Dimension (Touchable Textures #7)

The tapered stroke, buffer zone, edge to value, and contour—run-of-the-mill terms for the seasoned Art Studio student—are all a part of this powerhouse lesso...

Remember These Important Details When Drawing Eyes — A Drawing Critique
Remember These Important Details When Drawing Eyes — A Drawing Critique

I hope you enjoy this episode in the 5-Pencil Method critique series. For a free 3-hour online drawing course visit http://fivepencilmethod.com Join me i...

What's the story behind the 5-Pencil Method?
What's the story behind the 5-Pencil Method?

Answer to questions asked in the 5-Pencil Method Community at http://5pmc.com.

How to Make Your "Rough" Drawings Smooth — A Drawing Critique
How to Make Your "Rough" Drawings Smooth — A Drawing Critique

5-Pencil Method vs. Blending stumps (erasing test)
5-Pencil Method vs. Blending stumps (erasing test)

I'm so sorry about the annoying tap-sound which can be heard periodically, that's because the camera was on a piece of glass which kept moving as I moved my ...

5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 1 Getting Started
5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 1 Getting Started

5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 1 Getting Started Get Paid To Draw Simple Pictures - Make money as an artist wit...

How to Draw Hair
How to Draw Hair

Take the free 3-Hour online drawing course with Darrel Tank by visiting, fivepencilmethod.com/tutorials/

How to Make a Complicated Drawing Easier 5 Pencil Method
How to Make a Complicated Drawing Easier 5 Pencil Method

A video describing how to make a complicated drawing easier for you to draw. Other tips help with evaluating lines, angles, and a super easy way to increase ...

Subscribe to 5-Pencil Method!
Subscribe to 5-Pencil Method!

Darrel Tank has decades of experience as an artist. To learn more about his unique method subscribe to the channel, or visit http://fivepencilmethod.com.

Where to Place Each Pencil Grade With the 5-Pencil Method (Must Have Skills #5)
Where to Place Each Pencil Grade With the 5-Pencil Method (Must Have Skills #5)

When you put all of your pencils together, you can create what Darrel calls a "full range of value," which creates the illusion of 3 dimensions. You'll learn...

The Secret to Drawing a Realistic Nose
The Secret to Drawing a Realistic Nose

In this presentation, Darrel shares his secrets for drawing a life-like nose that pulls your portrait together without distracting your viewers. Learn how li...

Draw Luscious, Contoured Lips (Goldilocks #3)
Draw Luscious, Contoured Lips (Goldilocks #3)

The #1 Reason People Are Afraid to Draw Animals...
The #1 Reason People Are Afraid to Draw Animals...

We asked our friends what part of drawing their pets challenged them the most—the response was nearly unanimous… In this video, Darrel and Jeremy discuss the...

Drawing a Realistic Human Eyes, Part 2 (Drawing the Eye #4)
Drawing a Realistic Human Eyes, Part 2 (Drawing the Eye #4)

Darrel guides you through the refining process in this insightful lesson—providing you with tips for evaluating your own work. You'll use your 4H pencil to g...

[response] RE: 5-Pencil Method Barrel Exercise and How Light Works
[response] RE: 5-Pencil Method Barrel Exercise and How Light Works

5-Pencil Method Student Toni shared his barrel exercise with Darrel on the 5-Pencil Method Community site, "Here is my first barrel attempt." Join Darrel in ...

SHOOTING FOR THE GOAL - A 5 Pencil Method Polo Graphite Drawing
SHOOTING FOR THE GOAL - A 5 Pencil Method Polo Graphite Drawing

A demonstration using the 5 pencil method to draw using graphite 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, & 4B pencils. How to draw a polo pony and rider in a classic polo pose.

How to Draw White Hair With Pencil
How to Draw White Hair With Pencil

One of the most frequent questions I receive is how I draw curly, white hair like my portrait called Gabby. Here's the answer.

How to Draw Mouths: Drawing the Corner of the Mouth
How to Draw Mouths: Drawing the Corner of the Mouth

When drawing mouths, the small details help to capture the true character and personality of your subject! Here I share a tip to help add angle and depth to ...

Tips for Drawing a Sphere
Tips for Drawing a Sphere

This is a video response to online student John, who asked for a few tips about his sphere exercises using the 5PM. John's artwork, along with thousands of o...

Simple Tweaks You Can Make to Your Drawings For Big Results
Simple Tweaks You Can Make to Your Drawings For Big Results

drawing how to darrel tank 5 five pencil method portrait.

TOBIE - A Jack Russell Terrier 5 Pencil Method Graphite Drawing Demonstration
TOBIE - A Jack Russell Terrier 5 Pencil Method Graphite Drawing Demonstration

A demonstration of drawing a Jack Russell Terrier dog in graphite using the 5 pencil method.

How to Draw Natural Looking Wrinkles Around the Eyes  (Drawing the Eye #3)
How to Draw Natural Looking Wrinkles Around the Eyes (Drawing the Eye #3)

Here's your opportunity to test your skill at free handing while still incorporating the 5-Pencil Method techniques you've been learning. In this first part ...

Draw Realistic Skin Texture (Touchable Textures #1)
Draw Realistic Skin Texture (Touchable Textures #1)

Understanding how to render skin texture properly makes a huge difference when drawing a realistic graphite portrait. In this video, discover Darrel's secret...

The Perfect Pencil Stroke For Drawing Fur
The Perfect Pencil Stroke For Drawing Fur

In this presentation, Darrel teaches you how to adapt his signature "tapered stroke" for drawing realistic cat fur!

The Story Behind the Soul-Stirring Portrait
The Story Behind the Soul-Stirring Portrait

Five Pencil Method-Update 5 the shirt
Five Pencil Method-Update 5 the shirt

Refine Structure, Boost Dimension, and Increase Detail With Pencil and Eraser (Bubbles #8)
Refine Structure, Boost Dimension, and Increase Detail With Pencil and Eraser (Bubbles #8)

In tthis video, Darrel shares a recipe for fine tuning your artwork using the dynamic duo of pencil and eraser… These tools, in tandem and in capable hands, are an unstoppable force for...

Draw a Dog's Face Accurately — A Drawing Critique
Draw a Dog's Face Accurately — A Drawing Critique

In this installment of the critique series, I take a student drawing of a dog and show you how to apply 5-Pencil Method techniques to add structure, regain p...

How to Perfect Your Pencil Stroke for Precision and Accuracy!
How to Perfect Your Pencil Stroke for Precision and Accuracy!

Take a deeper look at the fundamental components of the 5-Pencil Method and how they all work together to put you in control of your drawings. You'll also le...

5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 3 The Grid Method
5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 3 The Grid Method

5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 3 The Grid Method Get Paid To Draw Simple Pictures - Make money as an artist wit...

[response] Re: 5-Pencil Method Student's Question on Perfection
[response] Re: 5-Pencil Method Student's Question on Perfection

Online 5-Pencil Method Student Izak asked "My problem is that I strive for perfection and want my drawings to look like photographs. Now I find myself too sc...

How to Draw a Mouth: Edge of the Lips
How to Draw a Mouth: Edge of the Lips

The next tip in the "Tips on Drawing Mouths" series, shows you how to create soft edges on lips, allowing them to naturally flow into the skin tone of your s...

Drawing Time Lapse: “Mr. Mulligan” Portrait Drawing Series
Drawing Time Lapse: “Mr. Mulligan” Portrait Drawing Series

Watch Darrel Tank's iconic graphite portrait of "Mr. Mulligan" come to life in this 30 second time lapse video! Don't be fooled by the brevity. This overview...

5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 4 The Transfer Method
5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 4 The Transfer Method

5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 4 The Transfer Method Get Paid To Draw Simple Pictures - Make money as an artist...

How to Draw Realistic Hair, pt.2
How to Draw Realistic Hair, pt.2

Darrel Tank demonstrates his technique for drawing realistic, life-like hair that seems to lift off the page. To learn more about Darrel's techniques, visit ...

Colored Pencils and Skin Tone: Limited Supplies, Limitless Potential
Colored Pencils and Skin Tone: Limited Supplies, Limitless Potential

In this presentation — part 3 of our 3 part series — we'll take a quick look at how to draw proper skin tones — no matter the color. Using just a few pencils...

How to Draw a Natural Looking Scalpline (part 2)
How to Draw a Natural Looking Scalpline (part 2)

This video is part 2 in Darrel Tank's first critique tutorial. Part 1 is at http://youtu.be/x60UpbUJgu0.

Tried-and-True Colored Pencil Troubleshooting Tips!
Tried-and-True Colored Pencil Troubleshooting Tips!

Face it... things rarely go as planned. Drawing in colored pencil is no exception! So, the more you know how to troubleshoot (or avoid altogether) any issues...

Give Your Portrait Drawings More Dimension — A Drawing Critique
Give Your Portrait Drawings More Dimension — A Drawing Critique

Welcome to Critique No. 9! Visit fivepencilmethod.com for more tutorials.

Drawing Consistent Light Direction — A Drawing Critique
Drawing Consistent Light Direction — A Drawing Critique

This critique focuses on creating constant lighting that will allow you to see where shadows should be placed and where the apexes in the subject's face are....

5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Video 2 The Straight Edge and Divider Method
5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Video 2 The Straight Edge and Divider Method

5 Pencil Method How To Draw A Portrait - Vol 1 Laying out a Portrait - Video 2 The Straight Edge and Divider Method Get Paid To Draw Simple Pictures - Make m...

A Simple First Step Toward Drawing With Colored Pencils
A Simple First Step Toward Drawing With Colored Pencils

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do. - Henry Ford We sent our a s...

How to Avoid "Graphite Shine" in Your Pencil Drawings
How to Avoid "Graphite Shine" in Your Pencil Drawings

You've seen it... That obnoxious graphite shine that plagues your pencil drawings with a distracting metallic sheen! Here's some good news—it can be avoided....

[response] Re: 5-Pencil Method Student Gallery
[response] Re: 5-Pencil Method Student Gallery

5-Pencil Method student Isabelle commented in the 5-Pencil Method Community "Glad to see you here Darrel!" Join Darrel in the 5-Pencil Method Community, ...

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