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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 a "realistic", angry manga face

Anger is one of the emotions most prominently featured in manga, especially "boy" manga. Thus, knowing how to draw an angry male manga face is an important skill to master if you want to create your own manga-style art. This video demonstrates how to do just that in pencil, starting with the outline of a head. It offers detailed instructions that should enable any budding manga artist to replicate it themselves.

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: Make an Escher-esque tessellation

In this video, we learn how to make an Escher-esque tessellation. Start with construction paper, then make an equilateral triangle onto it. Next, make a shape on one end of the triangle, making any shape you would like. Now cut your shape out, then trace it onto another piece of construction paper. After this, rotate the shape over on the second piece of paper, then trace it out again. The lines should match up equally. You will then have one side left, which you will use to make any shape yo...

How To: Draw manga faces 3/4 view tilted down

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw manga faces 3/4 view tilted down. You will start with a circle for the head, but you will make the chin go off to the side slightly. Next, you will draw a horizontal and vertical intersecting line off to the side of the face where the chin is. Next, draw in the circles for the eyes, then draw in the brow line. The brow line should be lower than normal. Once you have all the guidelines set up, add in the ear and start to draw in the details of the face. W...

How To: Draw Betty Boop

Drawing Now presents this simple video tutorial on how to draw Betty Boop. Begin by drawing an apple shape for her head. In the center of her head draw her part and extend the curved line down to her cheek finishing off with an upturned curl. Next draw the other half of her part and the front curved line of her hair. Then add two circles for her eyes. Inside these circles, shade in small half circle areas so it appears she is looking to the side. On the opposite side of the eye, add an accent...

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 a hentai style Defective Reaper from Soul Chasers

This video drawing tutorial demonstrates an original fanart of Defective Reaper (meaning not "eyeballed", "copied" ,"pose-jacked", or "traced" from another existing source). For devotees of anime or hentai style, or those looking to get inspired by the Japanese manga type technique, this video will offer some inspiration. Check out this video drawing tutorial and learn how to sketch a hentai style Defective Reaper from Soul Chasers.

How To: Draw people sitting down

Drawing a person sitting down and other sittign positions can sometimes be really tricky. The next time you run into a problem, be sure to use this great video as a guide. In this video, black charcoal is used and three different sitting positions are gone over.

How To: Write the letter B in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter "b" in calligraphy copperplate. Start off with a piece of lined paper and your calligraphy pen. Create a smooth curved line going down, with a dot that is at the end of the line. After this, create a swirl on the left hand side of the line, then curve it out to make the top of the letter of the humps on the "b". Make sure you grab ink often, especially when you want to make a bolder line. Continue down to make the humps of the letter, then when ...

How To: Draw a Japanese dragon

To draw a Japanese dragon, first render a fierce eye, flesh out the head in a stylized way, extend the long body across the page, and add feet with talons. Sketch a few scales on the body of the dragon with art instructions from a professional artist in this free video on drawing.

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 3D wind flapping flags

Mark demonstrates how to draw flapping flags or scrolls. He starts with a paper in a binder but any paper will work. In this demonstration he uses a pencil to create his drawing but any pen or pencil will do. He draws the flagpole first starting on the left side of the page. He draws multiple circles creating cylinders that you may have learned how to draw in a previous lesion by Mark Kistler. He uses shading to create the effect of a curve and depth of the flag. He shows how to create the ef...

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 dog by memorizing a funny tale

Dogs are one of the simplest animal to draw. In the first step draw a small stick i.e. simple line with two arms below and a small round on the top. In the second step draw a round circle outside this one. In the third step draw semi-circle on top of the circle adjacent to the outer circle. In the fourth step draw two small circle for the eyes inside the semi-circle and make a small dot inside the small circle. In the final step draw the ears on both sides equally in the way such that it shou...

How To: Draw a tiger

This short video provides a clear example of how to draw a tiger. It begins with a skeletal foundation, with each line clearly mapped out in green pencil – easy to draw. This foundation is then built upon in a different color thus developing the face, claws and tail. The development is drawn over with a pen to stay permanent and finally the green foundation is erased. In just 20 seconds, this video shows – in four simple steps that you can follow – to draw a tiger. Go to [www.howtodrawfantasy...

How To: Draw objects using the "imaginary box" technique

Learn how you can draw an "imaginary box" and then replace the box with 3-D everyday objects. You can learn to do just that by watching this video. There are hundreds and hundreds of objects that you will be able to draw after learning how to draw this imaginary box and build off of it. You can draw a floor lamp, a refrigerator, a house and so much more just by using this neat artist' tip. The lines of the box help you to center your picture and make it look more realistic and the shading is ...

How To: Draw Sakura from Naruto

In this video, learn how to sketch the female anime character, Sakura. Sakura is a manga character from Naruto. She is a very beautiful and popular anime cartoon, and if you follow along with the step by step presented in this tutorial you will be able to draw her like a professional cartoonist. This video breaks down the drawing process into sections, making it easier to understand. Grab a pencil and start sketching, soon you will be designing your very own manga.

How To: Draw a 3D electric eel

This video shows us how to draw an electric eel even if we are not professionals. We start by drawing a flag shape (like two cylinders connected) as this being the body. After this we can draw the eyes, one fully visible and the other only little because is in the back. Now we draw an open mouth and here we can let our imagination go wild an could put there some fangs, a tongue but do not forget to draw some shadows in there to be more realistic. For shadows you can use the edge of your penci...

How To: Draw the sideview of a woman's face

Idrawgirls demonstrates how to draw side view of a woman or a girl. This is a very quick sketch done in Photoshop. First ¾ of a round is made. Then a pointed jaw and a very rough sketch of hair one or two hair, eyes and nose are drawn. Next a thick and dark eyebrow is drawn, darken the eye lashes, and give shade to the eyes. The borders of the face are darkened. Now required shades are given to the face. Now a long slightly bended hair is drawn and given shades. There is a beautiful girl's si...

How To: Draw a realistic looking woman's face

This video will show you how to make a realistic drawing of a woman's face. Start with an circle for the head shape, establish the eye line which is usually at the halfway point. The nose is one fourth of the distance between the eyes and the chin, and the mouth is halfway between the eyes and chin. Draw in the facial features and add shadows. Draw the neck and shoulders at the same time. After you have the whole head and shoulders drawn, fill in more shadows on the entire drawing, and fill i...

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 lips and teeth

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw lips and teeth. First, you will need to draw the sketch or outline of the picture. You will need to make sure you take your time to create realistic lines for the lips and the teeth as well. From here, you will add in more lines on the lips to make it look more realistic. Then, add in the teeth in the middle of the lips and shade in the areas that are in between them. When you are finished with this you can add in more shading and lines into this and you...

How To: Draw manga eyes

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw manga eyes. Start off by drawing the top of the eye, the measure how long it is. Then, make one eye width between each of the eyes and draw the other eyelid. Now, if you want to draw eyes in a different perspective, you will draw the line from the outside of the eyes to see where the line of vision would be. Next, draw in the lower lid and go around the form slowly. Draw large irises to make it look more like a manga character, then you will need to draw...