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how to draw a gun drawing on video
A gun drawing with graphite pencil.
This is a quick video of a gun being drawn with graphite pencil, it shows you how to draw a gun through example and in this example, it is being drawn free hand using basic construction boxes to start with.
This enables me to lay down the very basic shape with boxes, these boxes also help to get the perspective more accurate. The drawing is then built up in stages starting with the barrel, using the construction box as a guide, to get an accurate perspective.
This then gives me something to look at, when trying to construct the rest of the drawing dimensions, in proportion with each other.
This does not show the whole gun being drawn with a construction box method, as they are only being used to draw the basic barrel area and the overall out line of the gun.
Notice how especially in the beginning, the lines I draw are very faint, you can hardly see them, this is because I work from light to dark, as it helps to hide any miss placed marks. You will see my pencil moving around making marks, that you can't see, a lot, either because they are very faint but also sometimes, I just make the mark with out putting the pencil on the paper, as I like to just practice them sometimes.
The thing with drawing is all these tiny decisions take place continually and easily, if you practice a lot. Practice helps to develop the flow of your decision making and your physical drawing actions as well as developing new ways by accident or intention.
As can be see in the video, it is drawn at a three quarter angle, so as to see the barrel opening and the bullet chamber at the same time. This is a more difficult angle to draw a gun as it is with many objects, a more easier angle would be a side view.
This used to be a drawing of a gun.
The original drawing of the above gun was enhanced using GIMP.
So I do not really consider it to be a drawing but more of a digital image taken from a drawing, these can look impressive. GIMP is a great piece of software for free, great for editing of photographic content as can be seen in the image, a valuable tool for sure. It helps you to learn about working in layers, with each layer being adjustable, in many different ways, as well as being manipulated. It is a great complimentary tool for those wanting to learn to draw, as another way of trying out ideas.
This is a 10 minuet version of a gun being drawn with graphite pencil.
The 10 minuet video above.
This how to draw a gun video has been made slower than I usually make my videos because I wanted to give the viewer more time and a better demonstration of the possibilities, and capabilities of using graphite pencils to make a drawing of a gun.
The pencils I have been using are firstly a B grade mechanical pencil, size 0.5mm and 2 graphite sticks, which are solid sticks of graphite covered with a coating, to make them more practical and less messy on your hands, they are a 4B and an 9B. All of the pencils are soft blacks, hence the letter B, which stands for black, the higher the number, the softer the graphite.
9B is a really nice pencil for obtaining the darkest blacks but is also very reflective because the natural graphite substance, is a reflective metallic looking mineral, soft with a waxy texture and smudges onto hands easily if handled.
In the gun drawing video above, you can also see me using a smudging stick and it might help and encourage those who have not tried using one. It is a home made stick as I find them better and more precise. To make one, I roll a piece of computer printing paper up into a tight cone shape, from one corner of the paper, by slightly dampening my thumb and fore finger to help get a better grip on the paper to roll. I might play with this piece of paper for a while trying to get the preferred shape and size to the cone, when I am happy I just put some tape around the middle to hold it in place.
Making these smudging sticks can take some practice, to make them well but it is worth it eventually, as they are the best tools you can get really because if you make a few, they can be cut to a desired size for variety. If you make your own smudging sticks you can get the tips very small, enabling you to get into tight corners or make fine detailed marks, bought sticks are usually fat, chunky things, that are OK for large areas but you will struggle with fine details because you cant see the very tip easily.
The tools I used to draw these guns.
How to draw a gun for Richie Doom.
More help if you want it.
For those who want to know more about how to draw a gun, they can go to my other page on HubPages, How to draw a gun picture and you can find another video about how to draw a gun at the link, this drawing is very dynamic at an unusual angle.
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