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How To : Draw bubble letters

To draw bubble letters, draw elliptical shapes in place of straight lines in pencil, trace the outline in marker and erase erroneous pencil marks. Sketch out rounded and bubbly letters with creative tips from a professional illustrator in this free video on drawing.

How To : Draw the human skull in frontal view

Halloween is the holiday of goblins, ghouls and witchcraft, and also death. So, what better way to celebrate the spooky season than with a skeleton drawing? More specifically, a human skull? Merrill K has you covered with this drawing tutorial. He'll show you the trick to sket ...more

How To : Draw a front view of a nude woman

Learn how to draw from a professional artist! This drawing video tutorial will teach you how to draw a front view of a nude woman. This drawing demonstration will help you in the art of sketching and drawing naked women for your art projects. This is the Reilly technique for a ...more

How To : Draw a realistic human eye

In this video tutorial, "Miki Falls" manga artist Mark Crilley shows us how to draw a realistic eye. For any artist who aspires to draw realistically, it's essential to get eyes right. The eyes, after all, are the "window to the soul," and if something's off with a drawing of ...more

How To : Draw an interior perspective room

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw an interior perspective of a room. First, draw a horizontal line, then start to draw squares around it, then add in the back doors and the shelves, counters, windows, and more. Add in details using vortex lines as your focal point. You ca ...more

How To : Draw freehanded like an architect

First in a series of many tutorials on "retro" architectural drawing as it used to be done pre-computer. This sequence will teach you how you can draw basic shapes and other textures in order to draw an architectural structure. Part 1 of 3 - How to Draw freehanded like an arch ...more

How To : Design and draw like an architect

Take a lesson in architecture from renowned architect Doug Patt by watching this video tutorial. If you want to learn about drawing and designing, without going to school, Doug's just the teacher. Watch to see how to design and draw like an architect. In this episode, Doug th ...more

How to Draw the human figure : 3D perspective basics

The foundation of most fine arts educations begins with the drawing of the human figure. These human figure drawing tutorials are brought to you by Cy Porter of solomation.com. Search WonderHowTo for more figure drawing tutorials by Cy. This tutorial introduces perspective te ...more

How To : Draw the differences between male and female faces

Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to draw the differences between male and female faces. Make sure to pause the video after each step and look at the screen every few seconds while you are drawing. "Let's look at the differences of the male and female skull firs ...more

How To : Write the letter C in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter "c" in calligraphy copperplate. First, dip your calligraphy pen into ink and start out making a large half circle on the paper. Dip the pen into ink again and make a loop with the top of the letter, then drag the pen down, making ...more

How To : Draw fancy letters

To draw fancy letters, block out the basic outline, begin adding ornate details inside them and even add vines and filigree around the outside of the letters. Draw fancy letters to start off a new chapter in a book with creative tips from a professional illustrator in this fre ...more

How To : Draw Mickey Mouse on a dry-erase board

In this video, we learn how to draw Mickey Mouse on a dry-erase board. Start off by drawing a circle on the left hand side of the board, then draw a half circle with another circle connecting to that on the right hand side of the board. Now, connect another half a circle aroun ...more

How To : Draw a multi-point perspective concept

The video shows how to draw a multi- point perspective by drawing it in easy to view steps. It shows how to draw the subject in the simplest form possible to achieve the finishing results. It starts out with a single horizontal line then the line is divided in half with a vert ...more

How To : Draw bat or demon wings

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw bat/demon wings. Start out using a light pencil marking to make the outline of the wings. You will want to draw wispy lines and make them light to create a light effect on the ends. Once you have the outline finished, use a hard pencil ma ...more

How To : Write the letter S in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter "S" in calligraphy copperplate. First, dab your calligraphy into ink, then start to writ on a your paper. Make a large half bowl shaped curved line, then make a loop and go down, creating a curved line with a dot at the end. To m ...more

How To : Draw an anime school girl with sword

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw anime women with weapons. Users will needed paper and a pencil. Begin by sketching the basic form, how you want the character to stand. Then draw the weapons that the character will be holding. Now add in the facial features an ...more

How To : Draw Lifestealer Hero from DOTA 2

Every Dota 2 hero is special as they all have individual details who make them unique. Lifestealer, aka Naix or N'aix, has a huge mouth and small, dark eyes. You need to start by drawing the eyes and the nose, as the rest of the drawing depends on the eyes and nose's position. ...more

How To : Draw a cute cartoon tiger

In this video, we learn how to draw a cute cartoon tiger. First, draw a circle for the head with two circles on top for the ears. After this, draw in the eyes, nose, mouth, and whiskers. Next, draw small dots around the head in brown for the fur. Then, draw over the mouth and ...more

How To : Write the letter P in calligraphy copperplate

This video demonstrates how to write the letter P in calligraphy copperplate. The technique that is illustrated in this video show you the proper way draw the letter P effectively and beautifully. The video first shows you how to draw the capitalized letter P. The first step i ...more

How To : Draw water in black and white

To draw water in black and white, accent the shadows and reflections to make it appear wet. Depict water in black and white with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. Enhance your landscapes with you new water drawing skills.

How To : Draw stylized hands reminiscent of Marvel comics

Marvel comics have been a major inspiration to a whole generation of artists, particularly graphic novel and comic-inclined artists working in pen and pencil or digital mediums. This video demonstrates some cool techniques for drawing hands in Paint on the computer, with a foc ...more

How To : Draw a gorilla

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a gorilla. Depending on what type of gorilla you want to draw, there are various ways to change the look easily. To start, draw a bean shape that will be the body. Next, draw a smaller bean shape for the head on the side of the other shap ...more

How To : Draw a skull

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to draw a skull using a computer. Start by drawing a circle for the head and a rectangular shape at the bottom. Draw a line in the center as a guideline. Then draw the eyes, nose and mouth. Now outline the skull and add the detail ...more

How To : Design a 3D chair

Brad Askelon demonstrates how to design a 3d chair. You create at first a very boxy version of the original design. At the end, you should use a marker and contour lines.

How To : Draw a human skull

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a human skull. To start, you will use your pencil to draw a light outline of the skull on your paper. After this, you will start to add in more shading and lines throughout the face to make it look like it has depth and contours. From her ...more

How To : Draw Walt Disney character, Mickey Mouse

Is there any character in the history of cartoons more iconic than Mickey Mouse? You'd be hard pressed to think of one, and in this tutorial, you can become part of the legend by learning to draw him! Once you can draw Mickey, then Minnie shouldn't be too difficult either! Wal ...more

How To : Draw a manga girl with long hair

This how-to video demonstrates a method for drawing a female character in a Japanese manga style. Starting with her eyes, the artist works step-by-step to create a sketch of the girl's facial features. Then the drawing is given more depth and detail as long hair is added. The ...more

How To : Draw people sitting down

Drawing a person sitting down and other sittign positions can sometimes be really tricky. The next time you run into a problem, be sure to use this great video as a guide. In this video, black charcoal is used and three different sitting positions are gone over.

How To : Draw a female nude in 90 seconds

Precise drawing, as needed in fields like comic book art and architecture, forces you to really perfect your draftsmanship and get every last line and dot down to perfect scale. But art also requires a bit more looseness, especially if you're sketching at a museum or doing a f ...more

How To : Draw an ocean landscape

In this video, learn how to draw a beach scene. You will learn, step by step, how to sketch the ocean and sand. This is a great technique for any landscape drawing or background.

How To : Sketch a busy street

Miandza teaches you how to sketch a busy street. You start by drawing a horizontal line and add 2 diagonal lines, for all 3 lines to meet in the middle. Using those diagonal lines, draw vertical lines, at the same distance from each other. These will act as buildings. Also sta ...more

How To : Begin drawing three dimensional objects

Watch this instructional drawing video to draw objects in space. You can draw three dimensional objects if you can create the illusion of depth within a space. If the page is a space, how can you make a series of points appear as though they are floating within that open space ...more

How To : Draw a 3d staircase

This wordless video shows how to draw a staircase in 3d. Start by drawing the steps in one dimension. Extend two lines at the top of the stairs the width you want the steps to be. Draw another line between them to make a square. This creates a landing. Draw two lines downward ...more

How To : Write 3D embossed text & letters

Need a little help making your 3D letters? This quick tutorial on how to draw embossed or three-dimension letters makes it look pretty easy, revealing secrets on how to get perfectly-shaped three-dimensional lettering for your next art project or handmade holiday card! Write 3 ...more

How To : Use curvilinear perspective

Check out this video to learn how to use curvilinear perspective. This shows the idea of how to create a curvilinear perspective image. Normally this view would only be used when drawing something incredibly massive. It's a bit like looking through a fish-eye lens. This is con ...more

How To : Draw a glass bottle

In this tutorial we learn how to draw a glass bottle. To start the bottle, you will draw the outline of the bottle starting with the cap to the base. After this, start to shade in the top and around the sides of the bottle. Small lines will create the effect of the bottle seem ...more

How To : Draw a pot weed leaf perfectly

This video describes how to draw a weed leaf. First of all, you have to draw the picture roughly. You just have to draw the leaves from one starting point. You have to draw the leaves in round shape start at one piont. Draw the leaves by start with the thin line which is the v ...more

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