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How To: Draw an evil fantasy creature

Drawing the massive evil creatures that are a fixture of fantasy stories is arguably the most challenging part of all fantasy art. This three-part video demonstrates the drawing of a majestically demonic figure in pencil that is sure to terrify whatever plucky troop of heroes that you create to go up against her!

How To: Draw a volcano

Brush up on your drawing skills with help from this drawing tutorial conducted by fantasy artist, Wayne Tully. In this video, learn how to draw a volcano erupting. Apply this volcano to a scenic drawing or a fantasy art piece to make something grand!

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 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: 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 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 an isometric pyramid inside a cube

Fashionable things come and go (remember gladiator sandals?), but truly cool things stay around forever. Take pyramids, for instance. Since the Egyptians (well, arguably, the Mesopotamians) invented them more than two thousand years ago, they still fascinate people all around the world, and the Giza pyramids are still one of Egypt's top tourist traps. And songstress Charice recently devoted an entire song to pyramids.

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: Shade & color the background of an image

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to shade and color the background of an image. This video explains all the materials required to shade and color the background of an image. The materials required are: a stamped image, a spoon dauber and an ink pad. Start by inking the sponge dauber and rub the edge of the cardstock. Continue to color the edge. Add more ink if you want the color to be darker. Color the background with the sponge dauber. Add link to the sponge dauber. Dab and rub the ...

How To: Draw Mickey Mouse in MS Paint

Learn how to draw a Mickey mouse on your computer using MS Paint in simple steps. Use the oval tool and draw two medium size circles leaving some space between the other. Now draw a bigger circle by making its top ends meeting the other two circles. Draw two little circle inside the bigger circle for the eyes and draw another circle below the eyes for the nose. Make a curve joining the two eyes and draw its mouth below the nose as shown in the video. Finally draw some hair and give the colori...

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 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 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 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 braided hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw braided hair. Start off using grid paper and a pencil to practice. Then, draw two lines parallel together and draw a line in between each of those. From here, draw on a circle around these and continue the pattern all the way down until you reach the end of the lines. Then, draw a line in the center where the circles meet and start to shade in the area to the right, creating a line coming out of it from the left. Practice doing this to get a better idea ...

How To: Draw angel wings with pencil

Our site contains many videos on how to draw different kind of demons, but comparatively few for angels. Go figure. This video demonstrates how to draw angels wings, their distinguishing feature, in pencil. It is only a sketch at this stage, but with a little inking this could be a really beautiful wing.

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: Draw the letter "B" as a 3D block letter

This is a clear video showing how to easily draw a 3D letter 'B'. First of all you start by just writing the letter 'B' normally; and then you double outline all of the lines you have drawn, both inside and outside of the letter. Color it in with a block color for a 2-dimensional letter. Then its time to make it 3D! In the middle you just add lines parallel to the 2D letter, and also around the top and left sides of the shape; color this in with a darker color, and voila! You should now have ...

How To: Draw a cartoon scarecrow

This silent video clip shows step by step how you can easily draw a cartoon scarecrow right rom scratch. First you sketch in the outline. Then you can go over the initial lines with a marker pen or similar. The design even includes some vegetables from the farm! Once you've got the whole thing drawn, you can start coloring in or painting your scarecrow. This design shows him in a checked flannel shirt and blue dungarees, but you can ring the changes if you like. You can add detail - like pock...

How To: Draw bubble letters

To draw bubble letters, draw elliptical shapes in place of straight lines in pencil, trace the outline in marker and erase erroneous pencil marks. Sketch out rounded and bubbly letters with creative tips from a professional illustrator in this free video on drawing.

How To: Draw Hawaiian flowers step by step

In this video the viewer will learn how to draw a Hawaiian flower. In the first step you will draw the first petal. After viewing placement of the first petal, you will then draw three more like the first petal. You will connect the petals at the center of the flower, where the pollen would be. Make sure when drawing the petals you place them evenly around the center. Next add some shading to the center of the flower where the petals connect. The next step is to add three curved lines coming ...

How To: Draw a racing car

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to draw the character Lightning McQueen from the Disney movie Cars. Begin by drawing a 3D rectangle. Make it rounded. Add the wheels and windshield. Draw the mouth on the bumper and the eyes on the windshield. Draw the spoiler and add the details of the car. Then erase the guidelines. Then start adding the colors. Add a darker shade of red for shading. Finish by adding the details on the car. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy drawin...

News: Pyro-Spirograph-Drawings

Rosemarie Fiore is badass. She makes art with pyrotechnics, amusement park rides, Atari, guns, and pinball machines. Though all of her work is cool, I have to say my favorite piece is Fiore's larger than life spirograph, made from an amusement park ride, entitled "Good Time Mix Machine".