How To: Draw a basketball shoe

Michael Weisner, 2D illustrator and animator will take you through the easy process of drawing a basketball shoe. All you will need is some paper, a pencil, and a marker. Follow along with Michael in this easy to make drawing that will increase your artistic abilities. In a matter of minutes you will be left with your own creation of a basketball shoe that you can later incorporate into other drawings. You will gain artistic knowledge and learn from a professional animator.

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 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: 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 figure drawing class without much time allotted to you.

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 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: 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: Shade & color the background of an image

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to shade and color the background of an image. This video explains all the materials required to shade and color the background of an image. The materials required are: a stamped image, a spoon dauber and an ink pad. Start by inking the sponge dauber and rub the edge of the cardstock. Continue to color the edge. Add more ink if you want the color to be darker. Color the background with the sponge dauber. Add link to the sponge dauber. Dab and rub the ...

How To: Draw Johnny Test & Dukey from the Johnny Test cartoon

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Johnny Test & Dukey. Start out by drawing the outlines for both of the characters. Next, you will draw in the features of the faces and then draw the details to both of the characters. Next, you will use a bolder line to draw on all the features to make it look like it's 3D. Next, add in the shading to the characters to make them look more realistic and draw the clothing on as well. To finish, color in the characters and their clothing. Finish off with f...

How To: Draw eyebrows and eye lashes

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw eyebrows and eye lashes. First, sketch out the basic shape of the eyebrow. Cross edge with a 2B pencil, then blend it in to lighten in and act as a skin tone. Then, draw the actual hair with a B pencil, going upwards with the pencil strokes in the front area. For eyelashes, you will sketch out the outline with a 2H, then draw the eyelid and the hairs for the lashes. Draw in the direction and the shape of the eye to give off the illusion that it's round. ...

How To: Draw Tony Montana (Al Pacino) from Scarface

"Okay. You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend!" That's a famous quote from none other than Tony Montana, otherwise known as Scarface, played by Al Pacino, near the end of the film, when he starts blasting everyone away. If you by chance want to learn how to draw Mr. Scarface, it's fairly easy. This tutorial is full of pointers that makes it easy for beginners and experts alike.

How To: Draw Train Heartnet from the manga Black Cat

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Train Heartnet. Start off by drawing a circle for his head, then lines in the head for reference of where the features will go. Next, draw a stick for the body and draw circles where the shoulders and wrists would be. After this, draw in the neck and the upper body. Draw in the clothes after this, adding in as much detail as you would like. Make sure to add in shading and lines to make the clothes look more realistic. Next, you will need to draw in the f...

How To: Design like an architect with asymmetry

Ever dreamed of becoming an architect? Well in this video, the viewers will be instantly thrown into the world of an architect. The video demonstrates and shows how to design like an architect with nothing much than just asymmetrical designs. The video goes in-depth with the idea of asymmetry, what it is and how it functions in architecture. The video is quick paced and very educational. It is highly recommended for any one who wants to become an architect or simply enjoys innovative structur...

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 anime/manga backgrounds

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.

How To: Draw Luke Skywalker from "Star Wars"

Bring the magic of the original "Star Wars" movie back to lift, right in your own home. Learn how to draw Luke Skywalker from Star Wars - Episodes IV through VI. Luke Skywalker is the epitome of the Jedi force, so relive that spirit in your own cartoon version of the Jedi master. Get the full, step-by-step instructions at DragoArt.

How To: Draw a hand on a hip

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a hand on the hip. Start out by drawing the arm first. You will need to make sure to add in the different features of the arm to make it look more realistic. After you have drawn on the arm, then you can draw on the hand angled like it is sitting on a hip. Make sure you draw the fingers close to each other, not clenched or spread apart. Once you have finished, you can draw on the lines on the hands and the arms, then use shading to finish up the hand on ...

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 Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars

Seven easy basic art methods and steps to drawing Anakin Skywalker. The first 1-3 steps illustrates the basic drawing methods for the human head shape, and line placement for a basic human head. The fourth step illustrates basic drawing of the eyes, nose, mouth and ears. Step five illustrates the basic shading around the eyes, nose, ears and mouth. Step six illustrates how to add the shaping and styling of the hair and facial features. The final step illustrates how to shade the hair. It also...

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: 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 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...

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 ...

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