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How To: 10 Ways to Get Rid of a Bad Mood (+ Meet Our New HowTo Artist, Yumi Sakugawa!)

WonderHowTo is pleased to introduce Yumi Sakugawa, who first graced our front page last week when featured in the David Lynch meditation post. Yumi is an artist and illustrator currently working on a 100-page graphic short story collection, and she's officially joined the WonderHowTo team as our lovely in-house HowTo artist. Yumi will be illustrating hints and tricks for the thrifty DIY spirit as an ongoing weekly feature—tune in at noon tomorrow for a first peek into her WonderHowTo World of...

How To: Draw a horse step-by-step

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a horse step-by-step. First, you will want to draw the face of the horse. You can use intersecting lines in the face so you place the features of the face equally apart. After this, draw the outline for the body of the horse. Once you have this perfected, you can start to add in the hair for the horse. Next, draw in the details of the body and draw the shoes on the bottom of the horses feet. Draw in the tail, then add in shading and other lines to make i...

How To: Draw the Hammer Bros. from Mario Brothers

In this easy to follow video, the artist will walk you through her simple illustration of Hammer Bro, one of the infamous villains in the Mario Bros. video game series. She begins by breaking down the character's beak, head and helmet into basic shapes, (such as triangles and half circles) and then pencils in the detail. Finally ending with the shell and arms, she leaves you with an excellent depiction of the Hammer's character. Given that you have something to draw with and something to draw...

How To: Draw Sonic from Sonic the Hedgehog

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw Sonic from the Sonic the Hedgehog. Begin by drawing a circle for the head and 2 triangles for the ears. Then draw the lines for the spikes and a small oval for the stomach. Now draw the hands, legs and feet. Draw the eyes. Now draw the tail and outline the image. Add the details and delete the guidelines. Start adding color to the image. Add some darker colors around to create shading. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy drawing on...

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 Naruto character eyes

One of the hardest parts about drawing the famous manga character Naruto is his eyes. No matter how hard you try, it seems they're never quite right, but with a little practice, those anime eyes will be perfect. DragoArt has this video tutorial on how to draw Naruto character eyes. Get more detailed instructions on the step-by-step cartoon drawing here.

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 a simple eagle (águila)

Learn to draw the mighty bird of prey, the eagle. Eagles tend to frequent national symbols like the "Coat of Arms", for countries like Egypt, Mexico, Germany, Austria, Russia and Armenia. It's more famous as The Great Seal of the United States. So, eagles seem to be one of the most influential birds in the world, so why wouldn't you want to learn how to draw it? This how-to illustrates the step-by-step details to drawing an eagle, "Águila" is the Spanish translation of eagle.

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.

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 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 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 dead fox

You need a pen and a white sheet of paper. First of all start by drawing the outline of the head of the fox. Now you have to draw the outline of the grass on which the fox head is resting. Make many cross lines inside the grass outline to indicate grass. Now draw the neck and the ear of the fox. Also draw the grass surrounding the head of the fox. Now sketch the body line of the fox. Make cross lines on the body of the fox. Draw the front legs of the fox. Draw the grass outside the fox’s body...

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 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 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: Draw a furry

Jess tries to teach us how to draw a furry. A furry is a type of cute animal. She starts off with a circle like figure and works from there. It is rather hard to follow her strokes as she draws, but it gets easier with practice. Try copying exactly what Jess does, which is to do quick, short strokes with the pencil rather than having a long continuous stroke. Also, the lines she made in the beginning of the video act as a guide as to where they eyes, nose, and mouth will be.

How To: Draw a manga face sideways

In this video, we learn how to draw a manga face sideways. start by drawing a round circle with a light pencil. After this, draw a chin that is from the side view. Next, add on the nose and make the chin look more prominent, like you are seeing the profile of the face. After this, draw on the ear to the center of the face, then start to add in further details. Make the eye and add shading by the nose to make it appear as though there's another eye. Add in eyelashes, then start to add in hair ...

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 a gymnast on the balance beam

This video tutorial from Drawing Now demonstrates the drawing of a gymnast doing a routine on the balance beam. Her look of concentration evokes the drama and strength of both will and body required by this ancient sport. Learn to evoke that same feeling in your drawing by watching this video. Here are some instructions from the artist:

How To: Draw a glass bottle

In this tutorial we learn how to draw a glass bottle. To start the bottle, you will draw the outline of the bottle starting with the cap to the base. After this, start to shade in the top and around the sides of the bottle. Small lines will create the effect of the bottle seeming to be transparent. After this, start to shade in around the sides of the bottle and on the bottom. Draw the inside lines and the other side as well so you can see that it is clear. Then, use the eraser to smear the c...

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 ...