How to Draw a Beetle With Pencil in 3D – Insect

How to Draw a Beetle With Pencil in 3D – Insect


Hello my friends and welcome
to another Tuesday of tutorial! I am Leonardo Pereznieto and today
we will draw a beetle [laughs]. We begin by marking the total size,
and then doing a center line through the middle of the body. Then we sketch the head,
the face [laughs] … the body and we continue building
up in this way. Once we have the general shapes
we begin doing some detail. We mark the front legs,
which are wide in some parts, and thiner in other ones…
the once in the center and the rear ones. They have a six legs, now
with the metallic tip of the mechanical pencil, without
the lead, we indent the paper in little dots so that when
we shade, these little dots we stay white… as they are recessed. Very good! And we start shading. For this I’m using an HB lead,
which is of a medium hardness, while for the darker parts I use
one that is a little bit softer a B, and for the lighter areas I use
a harder one, an H. Switch among these leads and
of course, pressing less or more, we achieve all these tones. I’m not sure if you are able
to see from where you are, the little dots that are happening
while I shade. And they are of course the ones
that I made with the tip of the mechanical pencil,
indenting the paper. I erase the original sketch lines
that went wrong [laughs] and that I don´t need anymore. So that it looks cleaner. Very good! I like it how it is coming! However it looks like is in the air,
we should do the shadow to ground it. I will not do the shadow with a totally defined edge, but rather the gray,
will be gradually disappearing. I mean, it will have a soft edge. And now to deliver better a 3D
effect, I will draw a surface, which will be a sheet of paper. I switch lead again and I
do a tone for the background. This so that the piece of paper
stands out. As it will remain white, of course. And we do a shadow for the paper. If you want the pencil marks
to look softer, you can lightly pass a chamois or a rag. Fortunately I just made some blotches. This probably happened because
I had touch the paper with the grease of the fingers. That wasn´t supposed to happen. I am cleaning it up with a kneaded eraser. I refine the shade of the paper,
the last details and it´s ready! If you enjoyed it, please give it
a LIKE! share it to your friends and subscribe to Fine Art-Tips. And I will see you,
on Tuesday 🙂 Subtitled by Grethel Trejo

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