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Teeth Tutorial With Charcoal by disdaindespair Teeth Tutorial With Charcoal by disdaindespair
So I spent all day today working on this. The drawing itself did not take long but the stopping, scanning, cropping, typing.. on and on and on took forever. This is for my friend :iconlackasleep:

So hopefully this will help some of you. I tried to be as thorough and detailed as I can. I'm not used to blending with sketch paper so it was rather painful.

Hit that download button to see the full effect. Any questions or comments please do not hesitate. Thank you for visiting! :D

-- Meks
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:iconjonathan-zs:
Jonathan-ZS Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Massive help, thanks so much!
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob! Any questions, don't hesitate to ask. :D
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lindacurphey Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Thank you very much for all your effort. I am a novice and your tutuorials are absolutely helpful, well written, very imformative and easy to follow. You are very generous to give up your time to do this.

a big thank you x
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I hope it will come handy the next time you draw teeth with charcoal. :D
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theSynysterPiggy Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for posting this! I have a real problem drawing teeth :/
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for checking it out! I hope it will come to some use to you some day. :D
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome tutorial! Thank you!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I will make a tutorial on drawing hair using charcoal pencils next when I have more time to spare. :D
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anmeher Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh cool! Looking forward to it.
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Dibbs0nJasperxx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Wow meks i love this tutorial and your very good at making them! This was very informative and will help me A LOT!!! I'm scared to draw teeth!
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Alyssa! I wanted to be thorough, but not all ranty-preachy, you know? I try to say enough just so it looks like I know what I'm talking about haha and keep it as informative as possible. Don't be scared to draw them.. they won't bite! ;)
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Dibbs0nJasperxx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
There was a good amount of information. Some people only put pictures as a tutorial and I just end up staring at it and then getting bored with it haha
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CarrionArt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
oooo, me love joo long time! I hate teeth (drawing them, too), so this will come in real handsy... erm, I mean handy. :D
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha.. I loveeee teeth! I think the most attractive part of a person's face is their smile therefore it goes without saying that I love lips and teeth. I do hope this will be useful to you when you do have to draw any teeth in the future! :D
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Subhankar-debbarma Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely brilliant Meks!!
I already told you that how glad I am to learn few techniques and tools from you.. especially the cotton swabs which I use most of the time now. I just can't thank you enough for your kindness... :D
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Subh! I am always more than willing to share my tips, techniques and mistakes too haha... I don't think there's any secrets or magic behind art so I find it irritating that some artists keep their tips and techniques to themselves.
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lackasleep Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
YOU ARE COMPLETELY AWESOME, MEKS!!! Wow, ask and ye shall receive, eh? THANK YOU! Your tutorial was very helpful, and just proves how meticulous and talented you are---the finished product looks very realistic, as usual! I also see now that I need to make a trip to the art store---I don't have a kneaded eraser, tortillon, or frisket film. Thanks so much for spending all day doing this for me---teeth have always given me a lot of trouble. Now I can pull up this tutorial and follow your directions, and hopefully the next set of choppers I attempt to draw will look more realistic. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! :blowkiss:
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And thank you! if you have anything else you'd like to request don't hesitate to do so. Sometimes I don't feel like committing to a project for a brief period of time and rather work on little side projects.
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lackasleep Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Thanks again! Now I have to find a toothy photo of Ville! lol
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! Good luck! :D
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome, my friend! I was a little bored yesterday and I didn't feel like starting any new projects and I thought, "Oh, I can just draw some teeth for Donna!" I didn't realize it was a day's worth of work onlyyyy because I kept editing and changing stuff around. I know better next time and it shouldn't take me as long at all haha. I even got confused at one point because I scanned 3 in a row without typing anything and I was like, what was the point I wanted to make at this scan???? And what the heck is this? So I had to scan and then type the description right afterwards. I hope it will pose as some use to you in the near future! :D
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Kalgoras Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing stuff Meks! :D The only thing I'm probably not 'getting' is the frisket film usage :) Do you just cut the size you want and lift the charcoal that way? Or fold it to get an edge? :D I'm just trying to work the usages :D
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, the frisket film you just place the adhesive part touching the surface of your paper-- don't push it down just gently place it on top and take your pencil and just draw on top of the frisket film of what you want to lift off. You can test it by scribbling a good amount of pencil on your paper and take the frisket film and draw like a happy face and lift of the frisket film and see a white happy face and on the top you will see the lead you lifted off. I buy mine in sheets of 9" x 12" and I just cut them down to size. I have a picture that I will be posting in a second here.
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Kalgoras Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhhh, you draw on the back of it :D :D That's the piece of the puzzle I was missing! :) Sounds genius! I might have to keep an eye out :)
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, the adhesive is supposed to lift off the lead. If you have magic tape lying around you can use that as well.
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CarrionArt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I was gonna say the same thing about the Scotch Magic Tape. Just make sure that it's "Magic Tape," or that you test it on a scrap piece of paper (same type as you are drawing on) first. Otherwise, bad things can result. Bad, bad things.

Not that I would know from experience. I mean, seriously. I'm practically a professional. No way I'd ever tear a strip off the face of a drawing I had like 70 hours worth of work in because I was using the bargain-brand scotch tape. That's just crazy talk.

:(
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap!!! I probably would have just jumped off a 2 story building!!! Enough to feel the pain and suffer but not enough to die I guess haha... What were you thinking scotch tape??!! Well, I guess you weren't thinking then haha..
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CarrionArt Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I was thinking, "It's clear tape..." At least it wasn't something really stupid, like masking tape.

Oh, by the way, another useful tape tip: you can use that brown packing tape on Arches paper as a mask for straight edges and stuff. Just make sure you test the tape on a scrap piece first, so you're sure you didn't get a roll with steroidal glue.

(You could probably use it on other papers, too, but I only use Arches paper, so that's all I can vouch for.)
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, man. I would have been sobbing real tears. Sometimes I use painter's masking tape, you know, the blue colored masking tape but I normally have a stock of artist tape which looks just like masking tape except it's like 3 times more expensive and it's more friendly to my paper. I only use those to tape printer paper to the back of my paper. I hate it when I'm drawing and I get lead residue under my paper and smudge the crap out of the back side and it's all dirty. So I started taping paper to the back and when I'm done with the drawing I just peel them off and clean, white paper on the back side is revealed.
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Kalgoras Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alrighty then! :D Thanks Meks :)
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob! :D
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Nomad55 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial it will really come in handy :d thank you for posting this Meks now i just need the materials lol
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad it's helpful to you. You don't have to use all of the materials, but they are what I use on a regular basis.
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Nomad55 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :D yeah i have a few things and need to sub out a few more lol
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disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool deal! I never have enough materials and I'm always open to trying new things. :D
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Nomad55 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D yeah i always try to find something to use lol
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