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.
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 3D embossed text & letters.
In this video, we learn how to write the letter H in calligraphy copperplate. To make the upper-case letter, start off drawing into a thick line, with a curve at the end of the letter. Make the curve end touching the line, then draw it out to the right side of the letter, bringing it back down to a line to make the "h" shape. Next, draw a line across the two lines with a curve at both ends. To make the lower-case letter, start by drawing a thin line to make a loop at the top, then bring it do...
This tutorial goes over a few tips and techniques which will help you draw clean and sharp pencil lines. The most important thing is to hold your pencil correctly, and then you're taught a few drills to practice to improve your drawing.
In this video, we learn how to write the letter "b" in calligraphy copperplate. Start off with a piece of lined paper and your calligraphy pen. Create a smooth curved line going down, with a dot that is at the end of the line. After this, create a swirl on the left hand side of the line, then curve it out to make the top of the letter of the humps on the "b". Make sure you grab ink often, especially when you want to make a bolder line. Continue down to make the humps of the letter, then when ...
In this video, "Miki Falls" manga creator Mark Crilley shows us how to draw a realistic manga face. Manga has a unique style, and if you get minor details wrong it can really add up to make your characters look strange and unappealing. This video takes you through the process of drawing manga faces, step by step.
Motion can be difficult to capture in drawings; it takes a certain technique to render the impression of a gesture by tricking the eye into moving along with the shape of the sketch. Watch this video drawing tutorial and learn how to create the illusion of movement or motion in a sketch.
You’ve got the basic head structure down and now it’s time to learn how to draw a detailed face of woman. It can be a little tricky to draw an angled view of a face but you can use sketching and shading tools to give depth, angle and form to create a realistic woman.
Personification of the Infinite Consciousness. Lord of Hosts. Master of the Universe. These are just three of the hundred-odd titles of the Hindu god Ganesha. Luckily, drawing the Hindu deity Ganesha isn't so complicated.
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 figure drawing class without much time allotted to you.
Draw23 presents a video demonstrating how to draw a face. The video uses no instructions or advice, it just shows plainly, in fast-motion, how to draw a realistic portrait. First, an outline of the face is made, including lines indicating where the eyes, nose, and mouth will be placed. The next step is drawing the features with minimal shading. Next, heavy shading is added, and finally, some last-minute details to perfect the drawing. By watching this video, you can see the proper technique u...
This is an upbeat fun video on how to draw 3D letters; and shows in detail how to draw them from A through L. Start out with a pencil drawing of the letter to make sure it looks how you want it, as you can always erase any mistakes. Then, using a black marker pen, trace over the pencil lines of the letter, then using a gray marker, fill in the 3D depth of the letter, leaving the face of the letter clear. This gives a nice 'cartoon' like effect, which looks great. Watch the second video to lea...
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...
Big fan of Transformers? Learn how to draw Bumblebee, a yellow autobot with the altmode of a compact car, with help from Drawing Now. Search WonderHowTo for more videos from Drawing Now to learn how to draw a variety of characters and cartoons!
How does it feel when you draw? What do you want to draw? Watch this instructional drawing video to begin drawing optical illusions. Draw a photograph to begin understanding the optical illusion of depth.
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.
Once you've learned to draw sculptural forms in perspective you will naturally want to begin placing several objects within a common space. You would like to draw a background. The trouble is, when drawing in perspective, there is no flat background. It helps to map out the space using halfway points to make note of significant objects. Watch this four part instructional video to draw several objects against a single background.
This video shows us how to draw a spiral staircase in a very simple way. Firstly a horizontal line is drawn and upon that a rectangle is drawn. Then four lines are drawn from the four corners of the rectangle and all this four lines are meeting at the same point on the horizontal line which was drawn previously. Then another rectangle is drawn behind the rectangle intersecting the four lines drawn from the four corners of the rectangle. And at the rare end, numbers of lines are drawn in betwe...
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.
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.
This video drawing tutorial demonstrates an original fanart of Defective Reaper (meaning not "eyeballed", "copied" ,"pose-jacked", or "traced" from another existing source). For devotees of anime or hentai style, or those looking to get inspired by the Japanese manga type technique, this video will offer some inspiration. Check out this video drawing tutorial and learn how to sketch a hentai style Defective Reaper from Soul Chasers.
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw small faces on paper. This is best for drawing on comic books, because the faces are smaller than on regular drawings. First, give yourself a scale size to see how large you want the faces on the paper to be. If you are new at drawing, use the square method to learn how to measure the face and learn how to draw the face so the body is scaled to the size of the head. Start out by drawing the head and adding in shading details. You will start with the guid...
Fashionable things come and go (remember gladiator sandals?), but truly cool things stay around forever. Take pyramids, for instance. Since the Egyptians (well, arguably, the Mesopotamians) invented them more than two thousand years ago, they still fascinate people all around the world, and the Giza pyramids are still one of Egypt's top tourist traps. And songstress Charice recently devoted an entire song to pyramids.
In this series you will first learn how to break down a character or idea when drawing into shapes. Then learn how to draw your character in a front view, clean it up, then draw an accurate side view. These front and side views are then used on image planes in a 3D modeling software to actually create a 3D character.
Let's face it people: Guys want this body and girls want to date it (no objectification here at all). Achieve the body of superheroes, supervillains, and super toned celebrities on paper by checking out this tutorial on how to sketch a very muscular dude.
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.
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 start creating the road in the middle. Add details to the buildings like doors, windows or pieces of decoration. Create trees and two large towers in the far end. The road will have a truck and the pavement should be filled...
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.
Drawing an anatomically correct human figure isn't difficult when broken down step by step. Learn how to slow sketch people by building the frame from simple boxes to a refined and finished human body. Follow along with this video tutorial and start drawing people in no time!
Comic books are a great way to express yourself and you no longer need a pencil and paper to draw these books. In this three episode tutorial, learn how to use computer programs to draw professional style comics and share them online. This method of comic drawing is the new industry standard, so follow along and learn how to make your comics stand out above the rest.
Lightning is quite simply sublime. Beautiful yet terrifying all at once, it is one of nature's great mysteries (we still don't fully know why it happens) and can be deadly if you get in its path.
Watch this instructional drawing video to draw and color a cartoon. Use a calligraphy pen to draw think lines and thin lines with a single pen. This allows you to draw expressions quickly and decisively. With a clean brush, dampen the paper where you want to add color. Mix marker colors with water to mix a quick watercolor palette.
Check out this video to learn how to draw wheels in perspective. Learn the easy way of drawing or painting wheels or arches in perspective. This video shows you a simple way to get them upright and vertical - and looking right - first time, every time. No complex measuring or calculations required!
Drawing three-dimensional shapes requires paying attention to the shadows and light that fall on the object. Find out how to draw shapes with a three-dimensional quality with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. Drawing 3d will never be easier.
Xuan paper, a kind of paper frequently used in Chinese calligraphy, wrinkles very easily, which will really impede your ability to use it for your art. This video demonstrates some tips for smoothing out said paper using an iron and other household items, rending it perfectly smooth and ready for your calligraphy designs.
After you start drawing people, you will undoubtedly want to dress them. Drawing clothing is all about knowing how clothes fall, fold and wrinkle. Check out this tutorial, and you will be drawing realistic folks in no time.
Watch this video to learn how to draw backgrounds for anime and manga. "Miki Falls" manga creator Mark Crilley presents a tutorial on how to draw and color backgrounds for a manga-style illustration. The emphasis is on using color and linework to create the illusion of depth.
In this video, we learn how to write the letter T in calligraphy copperplate. Start by drawing a thick line that follows out a loop that curves to the left hand side. After this, create a loop at the top of the line, on the left hand side. Draw this out and cross the line over the top to make the T shape, ending with a slight curve at the end. To make the lower cased letter, draw a thin line, then draw a thick line over it, then cross a thin line across the top middle of the letter. Now you w...
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a cartoon golden retriever puppy dog. Start off by drawing the face with intersecting lines on it so you know where the nose, eyes and mouth go. Then, keep outlining the rest of the body including the legs and tail. Next, use a darker brush to go over the lines and make more of a detailed outline, including fur and eyes. Make sure to use lines on the side of the dog to make the hair look more realistic. After this, paint the inside of the dog using a lig...
Maybe it's just us, but this city reminds us a lot of the dreamscape Parisian city from Cristopher Nolan's mind heist movie "Inception," aside from the whole city folding back over itself thing and whatnot.