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Uploaded: August 26, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: August 26, 2010
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The most common thing many artists have trouble with is learning “how to draw nails”. I've had so many problems with drawing these stubborn little pieces of dead skin. Who knew that drawing nails could be so easy? I mean, all it is is a part of the anatomy of the fingers or toes. It's very important as a progressing artist, to understand the concept of how this membrane grows, appears, and learning the tips and tricks on drawing them. In this tutorial, I include a few tips that will show you the correct way on drawing nails from different perspectives. Once you've understood the way to draw them, you'll be able to draw them on your own like a pro! Becoming a better artist also calls for researching and observing your own nails and how they appear. Examine the way your nails look and reference from them in order to create accurate looking pieces of flesh. All aspiring artists go through this type of problem until they get full with confidence. I would suggest to draw the fingers first before you actually start proceeding onto drawing the actual part of the nail. There are three important things to focus on when learning from this concept. There are cuticles, the very thin pieces of skin that overlap the edges of where the nail begins. Next, comes the nail itself, where to place it is also important. Lastly, is the perspective it's viewed from. If you don't know what perspective is, checkout some good tutorials on “how to draw perspective” in Google. I think I may have a nice tutorial on the aspect, so go search for it on the site. Anyways, I have to get going on another helpful lesson for you all. Thanks for sticking though, and have fun learning “how to draw fingers”.

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Step 4. How to Draw Nails