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 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 front nude pose.

How To: Draw a dog by memorizing a funny tale

Dogs are one of the simplest animal to draw. In the first step draw a small stick i.e. simple line with two arms below and a small round on the top. In the second step draw a round circle outside this one. In the third step draw semi-circle on top of the circle adjacent to the outer circle. In the fourth step draw two small circle for the eyes inside the semi-circle and make a small dot inside the small circle. In the final step draw the ears on both sides equally in the way such that it shou...

How To: Draw a head in 3/4 or side view

This video shows aspiring artists how to draw the head in a 3/4 or a side view. Three lines should first be drawn in a pie-wedge like shape. First, a line is drawn from the chin to the hair line and another one is connected to that, arching across the forehead to the back of the cranium. Then a final line is drawn from the endpoint here to the base of the chin. A face can then be drawn along line 1, to show the profile or side-view of your character. A triangular shape is drawn about half-way...

How To: Draw a funny cartoon dog

In this video, we learn how to draw a funny cartoon dog with Brent Harper. First, draw two large eyes that are touching each other. Next, draw the pupils on the inside of the eyes. Next, draw a very large nose underneath the eyes, with a black dot on top of it. Next, draw two ears next to the eyes, then connect the head around the ears. After this, draw out the body of the dog, making it short and fat. Draw in lines to the feet and paws to add detail, then make a tongue hanging out of the mou...

How To: Develop a cartoon character

Take note of these tips when developing your own unique cartoon characters. Your drawings will turn out much more interesting if you think about the details of their personalities. Take inspiration from your own life. Give your character a name. Figure out what your cartoon character likes and doesn't like. Keep a sketchbook of all your invented cartoon characters.

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 and parallel to the steps from the line at the top of the stairs. This will create a rail and a second base. Then extend lines from each jut of the one dimensional steps, stretching the lines alternately to the base and ...

How To: Draw architectural landscape

This video, which is part of series of videos that teach drawing, shows how to draw a complex drawing of beautifully landscaped buildings. This video shows line by line drawing of an architectural landscape and would be easy to follow along. After drawing buildings, stairs with railings, trees, planting boxes, walkways, courtyards, decorative garden items and people, the artist then adds color. By using a few colors, texture and detail is added to this complex drawing. This video makes drawin...

How To: Draw kids flying a kite on a computer

This movie is a silent animated account of how you draw the final picture (which is shown at the beginning of the clip) of two kids flying a kite. The lines are sketched roughly using pencil, and then over-inked. The original lines are erased and leaving outlines. Then you begin coloring in all the spaces just as you wish. There is no commentary and no music, but all the basic detail is there and you can follow easily the way the characters are drawn and colored from start to finish, making i...

How To: Draw the sideview of a woman's face

Idrawgirls demonstrates how to draw side view of a woman or a girl. This is a very quick sketch done in Photoshop. First ¾ of a round is made. Then a pointed jaw and a very rough sketch of hair one or two hair, eyes and nose are drawn. Next a thick and dark eyebrow is drawn, darken the eye lashes, and give shade to the eyes. The borders of the face are darkened. Now required shades are given to the face. Now a long slightly bended hair is drawn and given shades. There is a beautiful girl's si...

How To: Draw letters

Drawing is easy for some, harder for others, but drawing letters is pretty simple for both the pro and novice artist. There's all kind of text styles you could conjure up, and they don't have to be boring fonts. Fire up your imagination to create different styles for drawing numbers and letters of the alphabet, adding individuality and pizzazz to names, messages, greeting cards and decorated items.

How To: Begin drawing silhouettes

Watch this two part instructional drawing video to begin drawing silhouettes. When drawing any form, try to identify the parts that will appear as a silhouette in your field of vision. Begin to bridge the gap between drawing and painting using contrast and shading to render constructed forms in perspective. Silhouettes may appear flat, but you can work away from a silhouette to draw a series of rounded forms.

How To: Draw people in a landscape

Watch this instructional drawing video to draw people within a landscape. Remember, objects that are up close appear larger and more defined than they do from a distance. When you draw people in a landscape, you should treat them the same as any other form in the landscape. Imagine that a close up view of a person is actually a landscape drawing.

How To: Refill ink in a pocket brush pen

In this video, we learn how to refill ink a pocket brush pen with Henry Lee. First, mix water with the ink, depending on the color of ink you want. After this, you will take the pen and soak it in water, then into the ink. Turn the knob on the handle as you do this so the ink starts to infuse into the pen. To get more ink in, point the brush to the sky and turn the knob slowly to drive the extra air out of the pen. Then, dip the pen into the ink and turn the knob in the other direction. Conti...

How To: Write the letter K in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter K in calligraphy copperplate. Start by running your calligraphy pen on the paper going from a thin line to a thick, making a line curved to the left ending with a dot at the end of a small loop. Next, make a loop to drag out across the top on the right hand side and curve it down to make the K letter. Do the same to make the lower case letter, except making a loop for the top of the letter instead. When finished, let the ink dry and you've got y...

How To: Write the letter Y in calligraphy copperplate

In this tutorial, we learn how to write the letter Y in calligraphy copperplate. First, make a thin line with the pen, going thicker as you go down, make a loop and then come back down. Make a "u" shape, then connect a curved line to the other side finished with a dot on the bottom to complete the letter. To make the lower case letter, make a small thin hump, then drag the pen down to a thicker line. Make a new line on the other side, making a thicker line and connect it with the other shape ...

How To: Drawing a realistic cartoon face

This video teaches the secret of drawing a realistic cartoon face in simple steps. First draw an oval in a plain paper using a pencil ,then make a light cross inside the oval. Now make a pair of eyes by drawing a coin like image on both sides of the horizontal line. On the vertical line draw the nose. Make a line below the nose for the mouth. Draw two vertical lines on the sides of oval and erase the line coming out from the oval. Make a light curve from the oval for cheeks and highlight the ...

How To: Draw Cheshire cat in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Cheshire cat in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Start out by drawing the large eyes, then drawing in the nose and face around the cat. Add in the many teeth, then draw on the ears of the cat. Shade in the eyes and make the pupils diamond shapes for a more realistic cat look. After this, shade in areas and make it look as though there is hair on the cat. After this, shade in the nose and add hair around the outside of the cat. To make this look more rea...

How To: Draw a manga boy fighting a beast/animal

This is an instructional video on how to draw a manga boy fighting a beast. First draw the legs of the boy. Then draw his body and then face. Then draw the weapon with his hands on it. Now draw the face of a lion first. Then draw its body and tail. Now remove all the rough lines and touch up the boy' face, legs and body. Draw shadows wherever needed. similarly remove rough lines from the lion figure and give final touching and finishing to it. Now the drawing is ready.

How To: Draw a rose garden with Michael Weisner

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a rose garden. Begin by marking the locations of the objects. Then draw the rose bushes around the garden pathway. Draw the lines with some cross hatching. This will give the bushes some form and feel. Add some circular boxes in the bushes to represent the roses. On the pathway, add some grass on the edges and stones on the path. In the center, draw a center piece and draw an arch over it. Finish by adding details to the roses. This video will...

How To: Draw graffiti in pencil

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw graffiti in pencil. Start out with a white piece of paper and a pencil. Then, draw your character's face, adding in the details of the face and the features of the face. Underneath this, shape out your letters that you want to write out. Cross the letters together, and make sure they are all touching each other. Shade in the areas next to the letters and add in lines and darker edges to the sides of them as well. Add in black in between each of the lette...

How To: Draw Pikachu in MS Paint

Have you ever wanted to draw Pikachu is MS paint? Well, this video will show you exactly how to do it! The eyes are first. Then, a great big grin. Next, the complicated contours of his face, followed by his long floppy ears. He adds a few details to the face, including the patches on his cheeks. Then, he adds his chubby little arms. He draws the squarish body and his feet. He adds a tail. Then, he does some touch-up work. Last, he starts on color, paying close to detail. He adds some shadows ...

How To: Draw female body proportions in the manga style

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw female body proportions in the manga style. First, you will need to mark your paper evenly with lines to see where you want the head to be at. After this, draw down the rest of the body, looking at the lines as you continue to draw. Use these lines as measurement tools to make the body look proportionate. For example, the head should start at one and the fingers should end at the fifth line. The waist should come at line 3 or 4, then you can finish off t...

How To: Draw a full moon

In this how to video, you will learn how to draw a full moon. First, draw a large circle. Now fill the circle in with an orange color. Add shading with a darker shade of orange to create texture. Next, fill in the back of the moon with a black color. Make sure no white is showing. Next, a silhouette in front of the moon will be created. This is done by creating tree shapes in the bottom half of the moon in a black color. Fill in the outlines with black. Once this is done, your full moon image...

How To: Draw a male torso or man's body for anime or manga

This instructional video will teach how to sketch and draw the male body (a man's torso or upper body, chest, abs, rib cage, and shoulders) for character design, comics, manga, anime and video game concept art. Learn step by step how to draw from a simplified torso and upper body using geometric shapes. Learn how to sketch and construct a basic body form quickly. The video demonstrates and narrates how to quickly create an efficient concept design from concept idea into a fantasy or sci-fi ch...

How To: Draw a wolf step-by-step

In this video, we learn how to draw a wolf step-by-step. First, draw out an outline of the body using circles and lines to show where the legs will go. Next, make the snout for the nose and then draw in the ears and the eyes. Next, draw in lines around the outside of the wolf to show that it has fur. Next, use a darker pen to outline the wolf, then add in details to the legs and the rest of the lower body. Add in a tail that is curved but not high in the air. When you are done, you will have ...

How To: Draw Yoshi from Mario Brothers in MS Paint

In this how-to video, you will learn how to draw Yoshi from the Mario Brothers universe using MSPaint. First, have a reference photo ready. Open the program and use the line, curved line, and freehand tools to draw the outline. Start off with the face. Outline the body, and then move on to the eyes and mouth. Move on to the outline of the body. Just as with the head, move on to the interior details of the body. Once the outline is finished, fill in the basic green color of the body. You can a...

How To: Ink a comic book page traditionally & digitally

This video by Architectus777 teaches us how to ink comic book pages. Inking is simply another term for outlining or black lining. This first step is to find an image in black in white. Following this, you may edit the image to be as light or dark as you wish. Afterwards, the shading is left up to your discretion. Moving on, Architectus777 shows other methods of inking, including using various other programs outside of Adobe Photoshop. We are then actually shown the inking process, in which Ar...

How To: Draw with charcoal pencils

Art enthusiast Bob Davies demonstrates how to use charcoal pencils in your drawings. Bob explains that charcoal pencils are useful when you simply want to experiment with a new idea without getting too detailed. What makes charcoal useful is that a wide range of shades, tones, and textures can be produced simply by smudging it with your finger! Bob goes on to show how to draw a quick, simple, yet surprisingly realistic tree using charcoal! This video is a great introduction to an easy, yet ve...

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