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How To: Draw Mickey Mouse on a dry-erase board

In this video, we learn how to draw Mickey Mouse on a dry-erase board. Start off by drawing a circle on the left hand side of the board, then draw a half circle with another circle connecting to that on the right hand side of the board. Now, connect another half a circle around the sides, to help shape the face. Next, make an "m" shape on the top of the face going down to the sideburns and fill this in. Color in the ears as well, then make a rounded v-shape at the bottom of the face to make t...

How To: Draw wheels in perspective

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!

How To: Draw shadows in manga

In this video, we learn how to draw shadows in manga. When you are drawing shadows, you want to think in 3D. When you show the lights and shadowing, it's like you are drawing something you see a photo of instead of just a drawing on a piece of paper. Draw the shadows where you want the position of the light to be opposite of. If the shadow is on one side of the face, this would mean that the source of light is coming from the opposite side of the face. Use real pictures to figure out how to s...

How To: Create a one point perspective drawing

This video demonstrates how to create a one point perspective drawing. You begin by making a horizon line across your paper and adding diagonal lines from the corners which will all converge at a single point along your horizon line. You can then create boxes by creating squares or rectangles around the lines extending from the central point. The outer edges of your rectangle can further be connected to your single point in order to create a 3-dimensional shape for the boxes and cubes which y...

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: Sketch a human hand holding a pencil drawing

You may not know how to draw, but but don't let that discourage your from trying. This video will take your fears away and prove to you that anybody can draw if they want to! A little instruction is all anybody needs to succeed. But drawing hands is difficult, right? Sure, hands are one of the tougher parts of the body to sketch, especially when holding something, like the pencil in this drawing. But practice makes perfect, so don't give up.

How To: Draw a spiral staircase

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...

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 multi-point perspective concept

The video shows how to draw a multi- point perspective by drawing it in easy to view steps. It shows how to draw the subject in the simplest form possible to achieve the finishing results. It starts out with a single horizontal line then the line is divided in half with a vertical line and the remaining lines drawn are on an angle and rectangles which are worked in to the video to achieve the final results of a multi- point perspective.

How To: Begin drawing three dimensional objects

Watch this instructional drawing video to draw objects in space. You can draw three dimensional objects if you can create the illusion of depth within a space. If the page is a space, how can you make a series of points appear as though they are floating within that open space? This video includes a few helpful definitions for beginning to draw perspective.

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 the head of a Native American Indian chief

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw the head of a Native American Indian chief. First, you will draw the outline of the head as well as the head dress that he is wearing. Draw in lines to show where the jaw lines, cheeks, and other facial features are. After this, draw in the details of the face then get to work on the headdress. Add in details to this, then start to add in colors to it, making it as colorful as you would like it to be. When finished, add in some feathers at the bottom and...

How To: Draw snowy pines with colored pencil

To draw snowy pines in colored pencil, depict the tree with snow weighing down the branches and with snow dunes in the background. Learn to depict snow on trees with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. All you need are a few tips and tricks to master the art of drawing snowy pines.

How To: Draw a male torso or man's body for anime or manga

This instructional video will teach how to sketch and draw the male body (a man's torso or upper body, chest, abs, rib cage, and shoulders) for character design, comics, manga, anime and video game concept art. Learn step by step how to draw from a simplified torso and upper body using geometric shapes. Learn how to sketch and construct a basic body form quickly. The video demonstrates and narrates how to quickly create an efficient concept design from concept idea into a fantasy or sci-fi ch...

How To: Draw a teenage manga boy

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a teenage manga boy. Start off with the outline of the boy in a light blue pencil. Next, take a dark pencil and draw over the outline, adding in details and clothing to him. Draw in the features of the face and add in short spiky hair on his head. Then, draw in the details of the clothing, making sure to add in lines to make the folds in the clothes. Next, continue to draw in the rest of the boy, then finish with the feet and pants. When you are done, sh...

How To: Write the letter K in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter K in calligraphy copperplate. Start by running your calligraphy pen on the paper going from a thin line to a thick, making a line curved to the left ending with a dot at the end of a small loop. Next, make a loop to drag out across the top on the right hand side and curve it down to make the K letter. Do the same to make the lower case letter, except making a loop for the top of the letter instead. When finished, let the ink dry and you've got y...

How To: Draw a cartoon golden retriever puppy dog

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...

How To: Draw the face of Michael Jackson with pencil

Michael Jackson appears to be more popular know than he ever was, which always seems to be the case with fallen pop icons. Not just his music either… we're talking about art. Since MJ's death, more and more artists are looking for ways to create their version of musical master, and you can draw him, too. With the help of this step-by-step drawing tutorial, you can have your own Michael Jackson masterpiece.

How To: Write the letter T in calligraphy copperplate

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...

How To: Draw a variety of prom dresses

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a variety of prom dresses. First, you will need to start out by drawing the dresses on different body shapes. Make dresses that are long, short, and knee-length. After this, use a marker to draw the outline of the body and the dress, then start to add in the pleats and the dress details. Add on scarves and other items to the different types of dresses, then continue doing this for the different types of dresses and body shapes. When you are done, draw in...

How To: Draw a biomechanical-themed tattoo sleeve design

Designing a tattoo sleeve is a challenging and important task for any tattoo artist or recipient, as they are huge, expensive, nearly impossible to hide and, like all tattoos, with you forever. This four-part video demonstrates the sketching and inking of a sleeve design with a a biomechanical theme. It is unmeasured and would need to be refined and drawn again before it could go on a body, but is a good place to start.