How to Make a Drawing Reference – DIY Models
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How to Make a Drawing Reference – DIY Models

Struggle with drawing eyes and noses from different angles? Tired of searching for hours to find just the right reference image to complete your artwork? Learn how to make 3D drawing models using a simple 3-ingredient play dough recipe without using OIL, so you’ll always have a drawing reference on hand!

This recipe uses:
1 tablespoon of table salt (add a little more if you want it to last longer)
⅛ cup of dish soap
¼ cup all-purpose flour:

If your play dough is too wet – (add more flour a little bit at a time)
Too dry? – Add more dish soap
Too crumbly? – You may have added too much salt
Too lazy? – Buy some pre-made PlayDoh:

Related videos:
How to draw faces from any angle PT 1:
How to draw faces from any angle PT 2:
How to draw noses 3/4 angle: COMING SOON!
How to draw eyes 3/4 angle: COMING SOON!
How to draw lips 3/4 angle: COMING SOON!

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00:00 – Intro
00:35 – Play Dough Recipe
01:14 – Model Eye
02:20 – Model Nose
02:48 – Model Head
03:28 – Model Eye Version #2
03:50 – How to Use
06:12 – Additional Notes + Storage
06:48 – Play Dough Alternative!

Reference photo/video credits: Pexels
Music credits:
“Newer Wave”, Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

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