How To: Write the letter J in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter J in calligraphy copperplate. For the uppercase letter, start by grabbing your calligraphy pen and drag it down so you have a thick black line with a thin line at the top. End the letter with a loop around it, then bring the top line to the left and loop it around, making a semi-thick line with it. To make the lower case letter, make a thin line going diagonally to the right, then dip the pen in ink and bring the pen down in a thick line down. C...

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: Draw a basic dragon

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a basic dragon. First, draw the basic outline for the dragon, including the tail, wings, head, and body. From here, draw over the outline with the final outline in darker pen. After this, start to add in the details to the face and body. Once finished with that, move onto adding in shading and additional lines to make it look more realistic. Then, add in your colors. Use darker colors where the shading is to create more depth with the character. From her...

How To: Draw a basic dragon

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a basic dragon. Start off by drawing the head of the dragon, then draw the neck and the rest of the body in a simple outline. Use circles throughout the body of the character to create a large body that looks realistic. Next, draw in details of the body of the character and the fur that is on the outside of it as well. Draw in the claws on the feet and the lines along the body to create a more realistic look. As you continue, erase any background lines a...

How To: Draw girls and women

This a simple drawing video targeted for and taught by a young girl. The instructor demonstrates how she sketches out female figures, either little girls or women, on her drawing board. She makes additional remarks about hoe to modify and personalize these renderings. So gather up some pens or pencils and paper, and check out this cute little video. You'll learn how to sketch people in no time!

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: 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 3D wind flapping flags

Mark demonstrates how to draw flapping flags or scrolls. He starts with a paper in a binder but any paper will work. In this demonstration he uses a pencil to create his drawing but any pen or pencil will do. He draws the flagpole first starting on the left side of the page. He draws multiple circles creating cylinders that you may have learned how to draw in a previous lesion by Mark Kistler. He uses shading to create the effect of a curve and depth of the flag. He shows how to create the ef...

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 manga/anime girls

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a manga girl. He uses a Photoshop-like program on the computer to generate this character. He starts off the picture by starting off with a basic shape for the body and face. He uses light sketching, before using more thick lines to create the details of her face and body. He draws a lot of lines, to make sure that the girl is symmetrical. He makes it look even more elaborate, to parts such as the hair and face, by layering multiple details.

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 basic wolf using simple shapes

In this video, we learn how to draw a basic wolf using simple shapes. First, draw the head of the wolf looking down with it's mouth open. Next, draw two circles to show where the front and back feet will go. Next, draw the fur onto the animal, then draw in the fur. Next, draw in the details of the face and the paws as well. Take your time while you are drawing this and make sure to erase any unwanted lines are you are going along. Add in the fur to detail the wolf and give it more personality...

How To: Draw an anime or magna illustration on your computer

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw an anime or magna illustration on your computer. To start out, you will open up a new draft and start to create the outline of the anime together. As you continue, you will draw in darker lines that will be the outline and the details of the character as well. Erase any background lines from the drawing that don't fit in, then create new additional lines. When you're done, start to add in the facial features and details, then add in the hair and clothing...

How To: Draw a realistic female eye

Drawing realistically proportioned eyes is one of the many aspects that make drawing the human face such a challenge for artists. This video demonstrates and includes detailed instructions for how to draw a realistic female eye in pencil. No kooky giant anime eyes here, this one looks real!

How To: Draw a girl's hand

The video demonstrated clearly about how to draw and sketch the hand of a girl in an easy way. First the illustrator drew a rectangular circle in the plain window. Then he drew another rectangular shape close to the first and divided the second shape into two halves so that it will look like fingers.

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 mark to draw over it. Create large wings with hard edges and mark in lines along the middle and the edges of the wings. After you have done this, make sure there is another wing on the side of the wings and then shade to f...

How To: Draw a BMW car

In this video, we learn how to draw a BMW car. Start off by drawing the outline of the car. After this, start to shade the drawing and add in the details of the car. Draw in the windshield, headlights, grill, license plate, and all the other small details. Make sure to use shading underneath the car to make it look more realistic. Also do shading inside the driver's seat to make it look like someone is inside of the car driving. Erase lines where you don't need them to make the car look more ...

How To: Draw different types of anime/manga hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw different types of anime/manga hair. Different types of hair can completely change the look of a character. For example, if you are going to draw hair on a girl manga character, you will want to make it curly and long. Use long lines with bangs to make this hair look more realistic. For guy manga characters, you will want to add a lot of triangles to the hair to make it look like spikes all over and give him short bangs as well. Give each of these your u...

How To: Draw the letter "G" as a block 3D letter

The instructor in this video is showing viewers how to make a Block G in 3D. The process involves drawing the initial capital G. Then a line is made as an outline around the top of the letter and another line is made the same way at the bottom of the letter, so it appears to have a G made with 3 lines. Then the whole G is colored in to make a solid block letter. At the top of the G, a parallel line is drawn and filled in to appear the top is 3D. Another parallel line is drawn at the bottom in...

How To: Cartoonize your videos with Cartoonr

Learn how to turn your videos into "A Scanner Darkly" style animations with this simple, quick and effective tool. Go to New Blue FX. Select your download platform and download the plug-in. Open your relevant software (this video example uses Sony Vegas) and note that the New Blue FX have been added. Open a video and pick an effect you like. If necessary, adjust the effects, until you are satisfied. Preview your video. If satisfied, render it and save. Follow these simple steps to turn your v...

How To: Draw an anime Sasuke Shippuden from Naruto

Sasuke is one of Naruto's most popular characters in the series for both the manga and the anime cartoon. Sasuke was always demanding his parents attention, for which they gave it too his older brother Itachi. All the training and stress his endured for his parents was all washed away when his brother came home and slaughtered the whole Uchiha clan, including his parents. If you want to learn how to draw this dismal Sasuke anime/manga character, it's really quite simple. DragoArt has this vid...

How To: Draw matching cartoon eyes and eyebrows

Drawing eyes is often the most difficult part of nailing down a comic book or manga character, but also the most vital part. Eyes really animate a face, so it's important to master all types of eyes if you wish to become a good artist. This tutorial will teach you how you can contain the eyes and eyebrows in the same plane, or basic shape, to make sure they align evenly. When this sort of method isn't used, often people will draw eyebrows that are disconnected from the rest of the eye.

How To: Draw a realistic manga face

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.

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