How to Draw Animal Fur With Pencil Crayons - Beginner's Tips





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Published on Dec 10, 2016

In this video, I show you my approach and technique to drawing realistic animal fur. This video is quite long, so check out below for quick links to certain sections:

0:35 - Talking about the pencil crayon brand that I use to draw with.

1:15 - Description on the medium, shadows and highlight colors that I use for drawing an animal with brown fur.

3:40 - The importance of a sharpener and what brand I use.

4:18 - The pencil that I use for sketching.

4:42 - The general approach to drawing fur. I talk about the importance of studying the movement and length of the fur from your reference photo.

6:21 - First steps of the drawing.

6:59 - Sketching out the pattern in the fur with the lightest warm grey pencil

10:22 - Taking my medium colored pencil and filling in the sections following the movement of the fur.

14:46 - Adding depth to the fur with the medium dark shade.

16:03 - Adding special colors to the fur.

17:05 - Building layer with the darkest shade of pencils.

18:40 - Filling in the white gaps with your medium color.

19:30 - Blending the white fur with the colored fur using a warm grey color.

21:13 - Using my darkest warm grey for the animal's features.

23:25 - Using lighter shade of warm grey to color in the white fur below the mouth.

Materials used:
- Sketch paper
- Faber Castell Polychromos; Medium shades = Raw Umber, Burnt Ochre. Highlights = warm grey I, warm grey II, warm grey III, white. Shadows = Burnt Umber, Nougat, warm grey V, black

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