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How To: Write the letter P in calligraphy copperplate

This video demonstrates how to write the letter P in calligraphy copperplate. The technique that is illustrated in this video show you the proper way draw the letter P effectively and beautifully. The video first shows you how to draw the capitalized letter P. The first step is to create a slightly S-curved stroke downward from the top margin to the bottom-middle margin--thickness in the middle. You end the line with a curled tail. To complete the letter you then have to draw a looping, curle...

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 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 a mountain landscape using charcoal techniques

Drawing is an excellent exercise for the brain that also lets your mind wander. This video tutorial demonstrates how to draw a serene mountain landscape using charcoal techniques. Begin with a simple sky and mountain range, then add trees and a beach. Pencilling in water will help to bring the trees to the foreground. Finally, add shadows and a waterfall to provide a sense of depth to the entire rendering.

How To: Draw big pouty lips

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw lips. Begin by drawing a horizontal line for the mouth and draw a Mickey Mouse shape in between the line. Then sketch the upper lip with the 2 smaller circles on top and draw the lower lip with the large circle as guidelines. Now users may draw the rest of the face. Then darken and define the upper and lower lips. Now lightly sketch some lines on the lips to show depth. Then darken and shade the lips. This video will benefit those viewers who ...

How To: Draw a cute anime mermaid

This is a video tutorial showing its audience how to draw an anime mermaid. The first step in drawing an anime mermaid is to gather your supplies. For this drawing you will need a photoshop type of program. Next you can open up the program. First you will need to open a new window and color it white. Then you can begin drawing. Then you can draw the head and the eyes and mouth first. Next you should draw the body. Next you should draw the mermaid's fin with your drawing tool. When you are fin...

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: 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 3-dimensional objects

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.

How To: Draw Uncle Scrooge McDuck

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Uncle Scrooge McDuck. Start off by drawing the outline of the hat, heat, neck, upper body, instrument, and lower body. After this, draw on the eyes, glasses, and the beak. From here, you will start to add in additional details and erase the outline lines from where they aren't needed. Start to add in lines to create folds on the character and then color him in with the appropriate colors. After this, add in shading to different parts of him and his instr...

How To: Draw an 18 wheeler semi truck

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw an 18 wheeler semi truck. Start out using a pencil to draw the outline of the truck, using lines on a vertical point to make sure everything is even. After this, use your pencil to smudge darker marks throughout the truck. Next, use the pencil to make darker lines for the outline of the truck and add in more details to it. Make sure to draw in the tires, as well as the windshield and the headlights. Turn the paper around to get the best angles while draw...

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: Draw people in motion

In this video, we learn how to draw people in motion. Start off by drawing a shoulder and an arm. After this, draw the body, then continue down to draw the legs. Next, draw the head on the body and draw the second body dancing with the first one. Draw the clothes on then add details to make it look more realistic. Once you add lines in around the people, it gives the illusion of them moving their feet. Draw in the dance floor, then finished with additional lines around the figured. When done,...

How To: Draw the Clone Troopers from Star Wars

In this video, you can see how to easily draw the Storm Troopers from the Star Wars movies. Start out with the feet, which are a couple of easy circles. Then draw the lower half of the legs, with basic shapes again to form up to the knee. For the knees themselves you draw a shape somewhat resembling an animal hoof right above where you stopped before. The upper legs look somewhat like the lower half, but with a line down the middle. Add the belt and torso, then move onto the head. Finish it o...

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 snake scales

In this three minute long video the host, Bill Flowers, provided a simple process approach to drawing snake scales; more specifically, Tiger Snake scales. The artist, Bill Flowers, covers every step, method, and process that is involved in drawing a snake scale. Bill Flowers, also known as "The Snake Artist," has had a passion for drawing snakes for quite a while and in this video is sharing that passion with the viewers. Upon complete viewing of the video, viewers will be able to share this ...

How To: Draw a skateboarder

User DrawingNow teaches you how to draw a skateboarder in mid flight. You start by sketching basic shapes like an oval for the head, parallelograms for the hands and feet and a large square for the body. Make sure you make the legs bent and placed on top of the skateboard. You can then draw on top of that, adding more details like a cap, muscles for the arm and a shirt on the body. You can delete the first outline and start coloring it in. Add more details, like wheels, shoes and pants, and a...

How To: Measure to draw portraits

It takes a lot of skill and practice to draw portraits freehand and have the proportions turn out accurately. It takes time to learn facial proportions. In this multi-part video, you'll learn how to sketch in the proportions of the face so you'll always draw faces accurately.

How To: Draw a realistic human eye

In this video tutorial, "Miki Falls" manga artist Mark Crilley shows us how to draw a realistic eye. For any artist who aspires to draw realistically, it's essential to get eyes right. The eyes, after all, are the "window to the soul," and if something's off with a drawing of an eye, we will always notice.

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.