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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 ...

How To: Draw a bridge

This tutorial from Drawing Now demonstrates how to draw a bridge, one of the most common items in landscape drawing and one for which proper use of perspective is crucial. Watching this is sure to improve you art skills.

How To: Draw architectural landscape

This video, which is part of series of videos that teach drawing, shows how to draw a complex drawing of beautifully landscaped buildings. This video shows line by line drawing of an architectural landscape and would be easy to follow along. After drawing buildings, stairs with railings, trees, planting boxes, walkways, courtyards, decorative garden items and people, the artist then adds color. By using a few colors, texture and detail is added to this complex drawing. This video makes drawin...

How To: Draw a lotus flower on a computer

Learn the art of drawing a ‘Lotus Flower’ on your computer, by watching this video. Begin by drawing a faint outline of the flower at the outset. This is done by drawing an oval shape first. Then a straight line is drawn below the oval, along the center. A semi-circle comes next, touching the extreme ends of the oval shape. Similarly, a mirror image of the semi-circle is drawn, below it. The petals of the lotus flower are then outlined in dark, from the center and on either side symmetrically...

How To: Draw male and female manga eyes

In this clip, Mark Rilley teaches how to draw male and female eyes in the Japanese manga style. Breaking down the anatomy, he distinguishes the gender differences between the two in order to give your drawings more masculine or feminine qualities. For more information, and to get started drawing your own Japanese comic-style eyes, watch this free video drawing lesson.

How To: Draw Supergirl from DC Comics

Ever since Supergirl was introduced in the DC world of comics she has always been the youthful, ambitious protagonist that everyone knew to respect. Her strength and value made her entrance on the scene a remarkable one, even though she never got too much limelight. This video is focusing on portrait of female character design for manga, video game, and comics basic. The process shows BASIC drawing and sketching video series of comic book characters that will help you gain knowledge of anatom...

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 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 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 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: Draw Chibi Kakashi from Naruto

Big fan of hugely popular Japanese manga series? You're definitely not alone. In this drawing tutorial, learn how to draw Chibi Kakashi 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: Draw a vase with flowers using a colored pencil

Swirloflight teaches you how to draw a vase with flowers using a colored pencil. Start with a regular black pencil to sketch the flowers and base. You want to start off with basic shape and draw only what you need. You will now go to the next part, using the colored pencils. Don't go into great detail and don't be afraid of going outside of the lines while coloring in. The colored pencils are good for creating rich areas of color. After you're done with the vase and flowers, create a blended ...

How To: Draw an adorable fairy in an easy way

This video demonstrates how to draw a fairy quickly and easily. We are taken through a simple step by step process that begins with the simple drawing of several geometric shapes. Using these shapes as a guide we are shown how you can quickly flesh out the distinct shape of a fairy by rounding off edges and adding small details here and there. We are also shown how drawing the hands should not be a daunting task as you are given a simple example to follow. There are several examples of minute...

How To: Write 3D embossed text & letters

Need a little help making your 3D letters? This quick tutorial on how to draw embossed or three-dimension letters makes it look pretty easy, revealing secrets on how to get perfectly-shaped three-dimensional lettering for your next art project or handmade holiday card! Write 3D embossed text & letters.

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 nerdy guy with glasses, braces and big ears

Portrait drawings are difficult for most artists, but one thing's for sure— drawing nerds is as easy as they come. Nerds are easier to draw because you can stray from the formality of portraits, putting your own spin on it, over-compensating the details, exaggerating the dorky features. It's a drawing class in its own, and Merrill shows you how to draw his version of the NERD!

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 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 Formula 1 Ferrari F60

In this video, we learn how to draw a Formula 1 Ferrari F60. Start out by drawing of the car, then start to shade it in. Shade in the wheels and then the rest of the vehicle with a lighter pencil. After this, use the eraser to erase different parts of the car to make it look more realistic. Draw in darker lines with the pencil to make it more shaded. Then, add in shading on the bottom of the car and continue to darken the care until it's completely filled in. Add in writing on the wheels and ...

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: Draw realistic looking people

To draw people, proportion is important to maintain a realistic appearance, as well as anatomical details. Draw the basic human form with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. Figure or anatomy drawing is an important first step in becoming accomplished at drawing.

How To: Draw kids flying a kite on a computer

This movie is a silent animated account of how you draw the final picture (which is shown at the beginning of the clip) of two kids flying a kite. The lines are sketched roughly using pencil, and then over-inked. The original lines are erased and leaving outlines. Then you begin coloring in all the spaces just as you wish. There is no commentary and no music, but all the basic detail is there and you can follow easily the way the characters are drawn and colored from start to finish, making i...

How To: Draw a neighborhood using an imaginary box

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a neighborhood using an imaginary box. First, draw a straight line and then the boxes should go around it. Continue to draw additional boxes around the line, then fill them in with the outline and further details. Draw in the roof, walls, windows, and doors. When you finish with the details, start to shade them in and then add in the street details. Make sure to give the ground some rough edges and also add in lights on the street. Add as many details as...

How To: Draw a bemused lion head for beginners

Simba from "The Lion King" couldn't have done it better himself. In this video tutorial you'll learn how to sketch out a very realistic lion head held in a bemused expression. Whether you love lions or find them frightening, drawing this lion head is an excellent way to gain knowledge of anatomy and how it affects different poses.