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Art lessons-Drawing tutorials. Art tutorials for artistic beginners up to advanced art levels, with tutorials on basic sketches to finished works of art. There is also a tutorial on airbrushing containing free airbrush lessons, airbrush videos, how to articles & custom painting tutorials, so there is plenty of art lessons & drawing tutorials to help you achieve your artistic goals.

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How to Draw for absolute beginners.

How to draw the female Body. How to draw the female body for beginners part 1

The female body. A beginners guide to drawing the female body part 2.

The Hourglass figure. The first body shape is the hour glass. The hour glass figure was derived from of course the hour glass which was an instrument used for measuring time.

The Pear shaped figure. The pear shaped figure is usually defined by having a narrower upper body, smaller bust and narrower waist, with broader hips, a rounder bum and wider thighs.

The Banana-Rectangle shaped figure. The Banana or rectangle body shape is always associated with a sporty or boyish/masculine appearance with almost no distinct proportions.

How to draw a female face. This is a beginners guide to drawing the female face. How to draw the female face.

Faces from a photo. How to practice drawing the female face from a photo image.

Basic facial detail. A beginners guide to drawing basic facial details.

Facial features. Below are a few of the many attempts at various parts of this tutorial, with experiments with lines that I tried to get my drawing right. They are not brilliant but I hope they are an example and help to spur you onto success.

How to draw a portrait. How to draw a portrait in six easy steps. Drawing a portrait using a grid. Copying from a grid. Drawing from a photo. How to Scale a picture up or down.

How to draw breasts. In these tutorials we will look more closely at the breasts and learn to understand their many varying shapes and sizes and how to draw them.

Breast size. The female breasts vary so much in shape and size that I believe that there is no hard and fast rule on how they should look.

Natural breasts. When drawing natural breasts the important thing is to sketch what you see no matter how it looks in the finished work. Every woman has her own beauty and uniqueness no matter the size or shape of her breasts.

Natural breasts continued. The female form is a beautiful and varied thing as all females have their own beauty and uniqueness. Their breasts are a subject of great admiration and vary so much in shape and size that you should always try to portray them in their natural state as there is nothing more appealing than a woman with natural breasts.

Big breasts. Below are some examples of how to draw big breasts. Again it is important to remember that the breast lays over the chest muscle and runs up toward the shoulder.

Breast position. As the body changes position then so does the breast. It is positioned over the pectoral muscle and so with every movement of the arms and upper body the breast position slightly changes on the body. Below are a selection of sketches showing the breast position in relation to the body.

Breasts and nipples. The following series of sketch's show how the breasts hang naturally from the body when the subject is leaning. It is important to remember that the breasts are mainly made up of fatty tissue and mammary glands and so will move freely with the body and change shape under their own weight.

How to draw hands. A beginners guide to drawing hands. Step by step easy to follow instructions on drawing hands.

How to draw feet. A beginners guide to drawing feet. Step by step easy to follow instructions on drawing feet.

How to draw toes. A beginners guide to drawing toes. Step by step easy to follow instructions on drawing toes. Like the female breasts the toes come in many shapes and sizes and like the breasts the toes are also considered by some to be a highly erotic and sensual part of the female body. The difference between plain and beautiful.

How to draw lips and mouths. How to draw lips and mouths. A beginners guide to drawing lips and mouths. Step by step easy to follow instructions on drawing lips and mouths. Like breasts the lips come in many shapes and sizes and like the breasts the lips are also considered by some to be a highly erotic and sensual part of the female body. The difference between plain and beautiful.

How to draw arms. How to draw arms for absolute beginners. A beginners guide to drawing arms showing the the arms in different poses with detailed reference points to help you draw realistic proportionate arms.

Arms. Frontal poses. In this first example the subject is seated. She is leaning slightly to her right and is of a slim build.

Arms raised above the head. In my first sketch you can see the back of the upper arm. The forearm is turned outward slightly as the subject is clasping her hands above her head.

Arms raised and extended. In this first example the subject has both her arms raised and out stretched to her sides. She is twisting slightly to her left and is of an athletic muscular build.

How to draw legs. How to draw legs for absolute beginners. A beginners guide to drawing legs showing the the legs in different poses with detailed reference points to help you draw realistic proportionate legs.

Leg positions. Depending on the position of your subject and the angle from which you are viewing her you will find that the shape and overall perspective of the leg will change.

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The Na'Vi female face. How to draw a Na'Vi female face. A step by step guide to drawing a Na'Vi female face. Pt1

Na'Vi facial detail. How to draw a Na'Vi female face. A step by step guide to drawing a Na'Vi female face. Pt2

Na'Vi female eyes, nose and Na'Vi mouth. How to draw Na'Vi Eyes, Mouth and nose. A step by step guide to drawing Na'Vi eyes, noses and mouths.

Na'Vi Ears. How to Draw Na'Vi ears. A step by step guide to drawing Na'Vi ears. This guide would also be suitable for drawing Pixie and Elven ears.

Na'Vi Hair braids. How to draw braided hair. A tutorial on drawing convincing hair braids.

Art works and Artists.

Figurative art representation. Figurative art, is generally used as a description for a certain type of  artwork - which for the whole consists of works that are of a pictorial or sculptural representation and in doing so are classed  as representational of the subject.

Titian. TITIAN. (Tiziano Vecelli) 1485-1586

Venus of Urbino. c1538 The painting in oils on canvas was commissioned by Guidobaldo II della Rovere, the Duke of Urbino., a city in the Marche in Italy, southwest of Pesaro.

Giorgione. Giorgio Barbarelli da Castle Franco. 1477-1510

Giorgione's, Sleeping Venus. c1510 The Sleeping Venus, one of the last works of Giorgione, and one of the first female reclining nudes in European painting of the time is of a naked woman sleeping peacefully and oblivious to the gaze of others.

Rene Magritte. Rene Francois Ghislain Magritte. 1898-1967

Johannes Vermeer. Johannes Vermeer. 1632-1675

J M W Turner. Joseph Mallard William Turner (J M W Turner). 1775-1851

Yves Tanguy. Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy. 1900-1955

Joseph Tomanek. Joseph Tomanek. 1889-1974

Adolphe Wlliam Bouguereau. Adolphe William Bourguereau 1825-1905

Pablo Picasso. Pablo Picasso 1881-1973

The nudes of William Bouguereau.

Famous nude. William Adolphe Bouguereau.

Nudes. The nudes of William Bouguereau. 1848-1883

Alma Parens nudes. The nudes of William Bouguereau 1883-1904

Putti. Putti, Cupid, Eros, Cherubs.

After the bath. After the bath, features a young woman standing on the shore after taking a bath in the sea.

A soul in heaven. Une âme au ciel. A soul in heaven the body of a young woman is being carefully carried by angels to the gates of heaven.

Bacchante. In this piece by William Bouguereau a Bacchante also known as a Maenad, a priestess or female follower of Bacchus the god of wine is fending off an aggressive Yew.

Bather. Baigneuse.(1870) This painting of a nude by William Bouguereau features a beautiful young woman preparing to bathe in the water at her feet. Her slender figure, skin tone and facial expression are captured with a photo like quality that only Bouguereau seemed to be able to achieve.

Biblis. A young woman is portrayed in a wood by the side of a pool. She is laying with her head on her arms and her body posture and facial expression depicts sadness or remorse.

Dante and Virgil in hell. Set on the banks of the river Styx which formed the boundary between earth and the under world. Dante is Virgil who is his guide through the nine circles of Hell.

Douleur d'amour. Pain of love.In this painting by William Bouguereau a young woman is portrayed in a wood  She is leaning on a bunch of roses which are laying on top of an ornately carved pillar. Her head is resting on her right arm while her left arm is resting on the roses.

Equality before death. Oil on canvas representation of the angle of death covering the body of a young man with a shroud.

Faune et Bacchante. This painting by Bouguereau depicts a faune, who were said to be mythological spirits of the untamed woodland. Not to be mistaken for a Satyr who are totally different creatures, as although they both pose goat like features below the waist and human features above the waist, Satyrs were said to have human feet were as fauns had goat like hooves.

Flore et z'ephyre. This painting by William Bouguereau is of a young couple. It depicts the Greek god Zephyrus the god of the west wind and Flora the roman goddess of flowering plants, spring and to a lesser degree fertility

Idylle. The young woman is looking lovingly at her partner who is naked at her feet embracing her legs. The blanket that the male is sitting on along with the expression on the young woman's face suggests that they have, or are about to share an intimate moment.

Nymphs et Satyrs. Bouguereau portrays a Satyr with four nymphs playfully dancing around him and seemingly trying to coax him into the water to bathe.

Nymphaem. Bouguereau loved to paint the female form. There is no doubt that he was a master at it and applied meticulous detail to his subjects.

Orestes pursued by the furies. There are five figures clustered in the centre, leaving the dark landscape background largely unnoticed. A thorny vine creeps across their path in the right foreground

Spring Breeze. Spring Breeze-La brise du printemps portrays a naked young girl at the edge of a pool.

The bather. The Bather is of a young woman who is sitting peacefully on her tunic which is placed over some rocks by the shore.

The birth of Venus. La naissance de venus. Venus the goddess of love can be seen standing in an oyster shell having emerged from the sea as a full grown woman.

The youth of Bacchus. Within the picture there a many characters some of which appear familiar in other works. The centre of the work shows a group of characters dancing, one of which by the way she is dressed appears to be Psyché who is dancing with her arms aloft while holding the hands of the male behind.

Venus at her toilet. Le toilette de Venus by William Bouguereau, Venus is portrayed in a secluded spot by the bank of a river, or on the shore of the ocean.

Venus with Doves. This painting of a nude by William Bouguereau titled Venus with doves. features a beautiful young woman standing alone with doves flying about her.

Venus and Cupid. It portrays a scene of a  young girl, possibly even Venus/Aphrodite the Greek goddess of love beauty and sexuality navigating here way across a dry sandy, rocky landscape with Cupid on her back.

Woman with a sea shell. Femme au Coquillage. Woman with a sea shell by William Bouguereau, a young woman is portrayed kneeling by the side of a rock pool in a rocky outcrop or grotto by the edge of the sea. She is of a youthful appearance being perhaps in her mid teens or early twenties.

Wounded Eros. This painting by Bouguereau is set in a woodland and portrays a scene of a young woman, possibly even Aphrodite.

Young girl defending herself against cupid. In this playful portrayal by Bouguereau a young girl is seated on a carved piece of rock below what appears to be a maple tree.

Youthfulness of Love. La jeunesse et l'Amour. A young woman is crossing a stream using the rocks beneath her feet in what appears to be a woodland.

Zenobia. Rhadamistus, son of King Parsman I of Iberia (Pharasmanes), was known for his ambition, good looks, and valor. Parsman, fearing usurpation by his son, convinced Rhadamistus to make war upon his uncle, King Mithridates of Armenia, Parsman’s brother, and father of Rhadamistus' wife, Zenobia.

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