Transition from drawing to painting

Transition from drawing to painting tutorial. A lot of people having a hard time transitioning from drawing into painting.
I can really understand because drawing and painting to me use different mentality to execute.

* Drawing (verb) is the act of making marks on a surface so as to create an image, form or shape. Mostly using define lines.
* The produced image is also called a drawing (noun). A quick, unrefined drawing may be defined as a sketch.

In simplistic terms, drawing is distinct from painting, perhaps more so in the Western view. Drawing is generally concerned with the marking of lines and areas of tone onto paper. The term drawing suggests a process and intent that is distinct from the traditional act of painting. While there are drawings that are finished artworks, drawing is often exploratory, with considerable emphasis on observation, problem solving and composition, often as a means of preparation for a painting. In contrast, traditional painting is often a means of execution or finishing an artwork. It is fair to note that modern painters often incorporate methods of drawing in their painting process, particularly in the early stages of a painting.

There is a particular type of drawing that will get you closer to the painterly result and will help you translate your pencil mark into analytical thinking method of painters.
Mass drawing refers to rendering the solidity of the subject by masses of tone or color, without emphasizing lines or edges.

mass drawing

mass drawing

mass drawing 2

mass drawing 2

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Mass drawing in monochrome oil paint is one of the transitional steps from drawing to painting. The purpose of mass drawing is to bring students “from simple outlines to approach the full realization of form in all the complexity of light and shade.”

In this demonstration, four logical steps by Horold Speed.

drawing to painting

drawing to painting

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Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded ( in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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