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How to Draw a Realistic Tornado with Pencil

How to Draw a Realistic Tornado with Pencil

It is possible to refer to the basic step-by step drawing instructions that follow below.

Step 1

Draw a curve to represent the top of the tornado’s cloud and a diagonal to represent its vortex. Draw this gently using an HB pencil or #2. Be sure to draw it in the same way as shown in the image.

Step 2

Draw two red lines parallel to the cloud masses over the horizon.

Step 3.

Then draw horizontally red diagonal lines for the direction of the wind of the clouds (this will help you swipe your clouds according to the direction of the wind). On the horizon , you will see an unlit area of the land. Draw the red line at the end of the horizontal.

Step 4

Then draw the tornado’s vortex.

Step 5

Sketch a light sketch of clouds over the top of the tornado. Draw the small circular lines. Take note of how the hanging clouds (probably rivets) are on exactly the same level like the vortex.

Step 6

Be aware of the location of the cloud next to the directions. Draw lines that are squiggly. Note: You are allowed to draw lines like this however, you must stay within the slope of the hills.

Step 7

Another interesting aspect of the drawing. Draw two horizontal lines of red for the two cloud belly. Additionally, add your land, abide by your rules. Be sure to remember the tiny power lines. Make use of squiggly lines to the direction of wind to capture the dirt and debris that are swirling around the bottom of this tornado.

Step 8

I created this line drawing specifically for those who do not want to perform the shading and blending in pencil. If not, we can continue the drawing with pencil.

Step 9

Here’s a sketch drawn using an 0.7mm mechanical pencil. Take a close look and determine whether your lines appear like this. You can erase lines if regions like your nose or eyes aren’t aligned. Make use of your kneaded eraser. eraser kneaded to remove shadow contours or dark lines to create more realistic appearance when shading. Shade transitions from light to dark (or in reverse) must be smooth…no rough lines. Be patient It’s not as difficult as you might think. As you take more photos it will be more easily to you.

Step 10

TOOLS! I’m going to introduce the grid. It’s an excellent method to convert images into your sketches on paper with precision and speed. Draw square grids on the photograph print of reference (they may be one-inch squares). Check how many squares are within rows and columns. You can then apply the same amount of squares for your rows and columns. The cool thing is you are able to make your image by doublingor tripling the size of the square. Important to note T-SQUARE and TRIANGLE create linear lines, or squares perfect for grids, diagonals, and lines. Make sure you have the mechanical pencil(s) at 0.7mm Use 2B or HB. Your graphite pencil is top quality with 9B (black bold, strong as well as smooth). Sharpening tool for electric pencils and kneading erasers and blending tool/stump to make it easy to highlight white acrylic, a paintbrush and. Making that blank space symbolize white is also great. Do not look at me right now. Keep going because I’ll give you some details on tornadoes in my next section.

Step 11

Click this image to find out more as well as a few other tornado sites.

Step 12

Special effects! How do you make terrifying storms and clouds? The key is in how that you grip the pencil, as well as the shape of the edge of the pencil. This will be discussed in a future step. Take a look at the various outcomes during this step. Make these movements and observe the different.

Step 13

The image that goes with this step illustrates two different ways of holding your pencil in order to create certain effects. Excellent holding a pointed pencil in normal writing using your fingers in the middle or close to the tip will give you control over fine or detailed strokes. Understand that you should hold it at an angle of 45 degrees, or close to the table, placing the tip in your palm and the pencil flat. This will give the user a great amount of coverage. When you use the #2 pencil, you’ll have the lead edge exposed for shading. However, for a greater space, try the Cretacolor Monolith graphite pencil which does not come with an wooden case. The entire part that is sharpened is made of lead, exactly like the photo of the process. Try toning your values regularly to help keep your control.

Step 14

CONE, CUBE and CYLINDER are the shapes that can be found everywhere in the natural world. It can help you understand the best ways to color, create textures, and so on. Recognize these shapes, making it easier to understand the scene or subject you’re viewing. TONE, SHADINGand SHADOW and TEXTURE – Tone is the color of the object shadows are the portion of the object that is not lighting, shadows cast from objects or textures can be rough smooth sharp, hilly dense and so on. The feeling or appearance that an item has.

Step 15

The rubber eraser to make light reflect off parts of tornadoes as clouds form to absorb the sun’s light or to improve the skyline. Be aware that the light reflected isn’t pure white, it’s mid-tone. The tools you use to blend provide a smoother tone for drawings… tissues or even toilet paper provides an even tone to huge areas and blends in numerous strokes of pencil. Mix torchlights or stumps that combine smaller sections. If you’ve got enough graphite it is possible to show lines, textures or smaller shaded areas. Great, isn’t it? YES! We’re rockin’ and rolling in the moment! Let’s get started with the next stage.

Step 16

The picture here is an excellent exercise in shading values. I have a little trick to help you make it easier. It is possible to download it onto your desktop. Simply click the image to open it to the full-size version. If you click the mouse with the right-click you can choose “Save the Image As.” The image will be saved to your desktop.

Step 17

After printing out a few of the examples above Try shading them in numbers like this one. You will become familiar with this shading technique , which gives you greater ability to control your shading and more confidence.

Step 18

* TIP: In case I go off, I’d like to mention this. To give more realistic along with smooth and seamless transitions between highlights and shaded planes I have a lighter outline to make them barely noticeable. Then, enable this step. This is where you begin using the application of pastel colors. If you sketch the entire image in pencil that’s where you sketch small lines or circles to shade areas. It can take hours to cover the entire space with the pencil. I decided to shade it with pastels. In just a couple of strokes, I could cover the entire area. Paint medium or dark gray on the clouds and tornadoes. I also added black to the landscape. It’s chaos however, that’s how start-up projects emerge. Keep at it and continue applying black, gray, and white layers. You’ll be able to achieve a stunning outcome.

Step 19

Here I utilized the blend stump in order to “draw” additional lines and to add shadows to the tornadoes, clouds and the land. I created an arc to the left of my stump (below). My walls are made of clouds, often cleaning away debris and dirt from tornadoes. I smoothed out the largest portions of the cloud with the help of a paper towels… using an arc. Then I sprayed the artwork using “Krylon workable Fixatif” to ensure that the paint sticks the pastels and pencils the paper to create a smooth and usable surface.

Step 20

I draw with more shading of tornadoes and clouds using 9B, and 0.7mm mechanical pencils. I have identified areas that were cloudy by taking a close look at the image reference. The sketch is drawn in diagonals and circles near the inclination of the tornado and cloud.

Step 21

I created this pencil blend in separate batches to show the difference in the blend after applying. Of course I made use of the blend stump. I could wear graphite to smooth lighter areas that appear darker. Graphite stain and lines are unable to be distinguished. Also, notice the differences.

Step 22

The storm finally is over. I finally found it the place! With light gray and white pastels I added even more bright highlights in the cloud. Yes I darkened the tragic baby of an apocalypse. They can be gorgeous but they can be deadly and dangerous. This is not a good thing. (*** TIP If you apply those white highlights, they often blend into the background and do not produce a crisp white (which will appear more authentic in this situation!) Now , the swirl “pops” out! In order to help you master specific areas of highlights tones, textures and much more, the following two steps will guide you through.

Step 23

If your painting is not highlighted, it will appear flat. Learn how to create your own pop-up photo!

Step 24

Click here to learn more about the way Tones, Shadows, Textures and Reflections influence the tornado. They usually move over the top of a cloud. This is the reason a lot times the sun is visible behind the storm. Look up Wikipedia as well as other sites to get clear information on this phenomenon. I am closing right now. All of you are incredible and I’m grateful to have collaborated together on this tutorial. Comment, like and share your appreciation here. I’ll definitely get to you soon or at the end of the day. Peace, love, joy, success and more are yours! *hug* *blowkiss*

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