How To: Draw a severed hand

WayneTully1 teaches you how to draw a severed hand. Use a white piece of A4 paper and a mechanical pencil. Start with the wrist and work your way up to the index finger. Go down and draw the other fingers, paying more attention to the thumb. It needs to be in a right position to look realistic. When you're happy with your sketch you can use the pencil again, applying more pressure this time. Once you're done, you need to add details like curves, hair and fingernails. Also, because this is a s...

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 transparent objects

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw transparent objects. Start out using light pencil markings, and draw the basic shape of the bowl. After you have the round top and have make it three dimensional, add shading to the bottom circle in the bowl so that you can see the bottom of the inside. After this, add shading to the side of the bowl to give it a realistic feel like it's sitting on a table. Next, use your eraser to remove some of the shading, then fill in darker pencil marks onto these s...

How To: Write the letter H in calligraphy copperplate

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...

How To: Design and draw a female comic character

Fancy comic books, but don't have the skills to make them yourself? Comic book artists do nothing but draw all day, so it's no wonder they're good at it. But you may need a little more help, and this five-part series will help you along your journey into developing comic characters, specifically the female variety. Photoshop is used in the videos, but you don't need a fancy drawing application to get started. Just pull out the old paper and pencil and follow along. There's a ton of great info...

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: Draw a plan view

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a plan view. To start, you will draw a horizontal line with a point in the middle. After this, draw lines from the point where you want to draw the buildings in the picture. Then, draw boxes inside the lines that you drew out. Then, you will draw in vertical lines on the bottom of the page, which will act as the ground. Around this, draw circles with scalloped edges for the trees. From here, draw in the rest of the details for the buildings. Finish this ...

How To: Draw Xena the Warrior Princess

You will need a sketch book and various pens. Start by roughly sketching the head. Next draw a center line that will become the center of Xena's torso. Sketch the arms, legs, breasts, and the ring that she is holding. Remember, this is the first draft and it doesn't need to be perfect. Next, flip another page down on top of your first draft. On this draft begin to add more details and proportions. Start with the head forming the shape of the jaw and the size of the head. Work your way down to...

How To: Draw Michael Jackson dancing

Hang the King of Pop on your wall with help from this video! Learn how to draw Michael Jackson doing one of his famous dance moves 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 To: Begin drawing backgrounds

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.

How To: Draw an ice skater

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw an ice skater. Draw the outline of the entire body of the skater first. Draw one of her hands high in the air and her legs crossed on the ground. From here, draw in the details of the face and clothing, as well as the legs. Next, color in the skin of the ice skater and shade in the sides of the limbs. Draw in the ice skates on the feet, then color in the dress over her body. Create lines on the clothing to show the folds and make it look more realistic t...

How To: Draw a hentai style Defective Reaper from Soul Chasers

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.

How To: Draw a person's face like a professional

Draw a persons face with this lesson by a professional artist. Start with a basic oval shape. Draw a light guideline through the middle of the face, then a cross line where the eyes might go. Then, draw a line for the nose and mouth. This will leave your drawling divided in three sections. Next, you begin the eyes. Draw oval shapes on the eye line. Then, draw the circles for the middle of the eyes. Then draw in the brows. Next, begin drawing the nose then the mouth. Now you're ready to draw t...

How To: Draw small faces on paper

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...

How To: Glaze oil paint over colored pencils

Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to glaze oil paint over colored pencils. "What you are seeing is a short time lapse of me layering color with illustration markers (prismacolor) and color pencils. I have discovered that using markers and color pencils is a much faster way to build a foundation for a painting (if you could still call it that).

How To: Draw and color a cartoon

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.

How To: Draw different kind of eyes

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw different kinds of eyes. If you are drawing an eye from the side, make sure you show the eye bulging out of the eye, and show the long eyelashes and layers of the lids. If you are drawing an eye looking up, make sure to show the socket of the eye and the layers underneath the top of the eyelid. To draw an eye closed, you will show the brow bone and crease of the eye, as well as the lashes and the circles underneath the eye. There are a lot of different e...

How To: Write the letter R in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter "r" in calligraphy copperplate. Start out by dipping your calligraphy pen into ink, then creating a curved line with a dot at the end of it. Next, fill in the line so it is smooth and there are not ragged edges. Next, draw a large swirl on the left side next to the curved line, then draw it over to make the initial loop on the "r". After this, create a loop in the middle, then draw it back down to make the end hump of the "r". After this, draw i...

How To: Draw a Boat in Two Point Perspective

VCAD instructor Glen Kennedy, who has worked for several large studios throughout his career, including Disney, Universal Studios and Marvel Productions, introduces fundamental drawing techniques to encourage young artists to develop and hone their drawing skills. In this five-part drawing series, viewers can follow along with Glen to learn how to sketch a boat in two-point perspective.

How To: Draw a tree house

This video by Michael Weisner will show viewers how to draw a tree house using a white piece of drawing paper and a writing utensil. In order to save time, the drawing had been roughly outlined in pencil. A rough outline of the desired picture may help before you begin your drawing, otherwise, you may proceed without it. First, you should begin by drawing the base of the tree, which is a simple trunk with roots. Make sure to leave some space along the trunk in the form of missing pieces along...

How To: Draw Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Drawing Martin Luther King, Jr., with an open mouth represents his career as a speaker, and drawing his distinguished brow line makes him recognizable. Draw Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. Now you know what to do for the next Martin Luther King Day - so start practicing and learn how to draw MLK jr.

How To: Draw a nude woman

If you’ve got someone who’s agreed to pose in her birthday suit, you’re halfway there! Learn how to draw a naked woman by watching this video drawing tutorial. This how to draw tutorial will have you drawing nude females in no time.

How To: Draw a simple scenery

In this video, we learn how to draw a simple scenery. Start by drawing a horizontal line across the page. From here, draw reference boxes along the middle of the line. Now you can start filling in more details, making buildings out of the boxes. After this, make people outside of the buildings, then make a street and trees in the background. Fill in shading and lines to make the picture more realistic. The key to this is to learn how to start with your reference point to make everything flow ...

How To: Draw a gymnast on the balance beam

This video tutorial from Drawing Now demonstrates the drawing of a gymnast doing a routine on the balance beam. Her look of concentration evokes the drama and strength of both will and body required by this ancient sport. Learn to evoke that same feeling in your drawing by watching this video. Here are some instructions from the artist:

How To: Blend colored pencils with a paintbrush

Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to blend colored pencils with a paintbrush. "Today, I am going to demonstrate a new artistic technique. I am going to merge the best qualities of two artistic mediums; oil painting and color pencil. What you are now watching is a time lapse of me building up layers of illustration marker and color pencil over a pencil drawing.

How To: Draw an angry tiger

In this video you will learn how to draw an angry tiger using your basic drawing tools. In order to do that just follow these steps and instructions: The first thing to do is to get a pencil and a sheet of paper. These are the tools that you will use for the drawing. Draw the head and the mouth just like in the video. Now draw the body, the legs and draw the right arm in the air. Draw all the other details and complete the sketch. Now you can start to color it. Use the same colors like in the...

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