Hot Drawing & Illustration Posts

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 manga/anime girls

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a manga girl. He uses a Photoshop-like program on the computer to generate this character. He starts off the picture by starting off with a basic shape for the body and face. He uses light sketching, before using more thick lines to create the details of her face and body. He draws a lot of lines, to make sure that the girl is symmetrical. He makes it look even more elaborate, to parts such as the hair and face, by layering multiple details.

How To: Draw people using boxes

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw people using boxes. Start off by drawing a box for the head, then a box for the body that is bigger then the top box. Keep drawing boxes and rectangles to make the entire body, tracing over it with lines, then filling the body in with muscles and bones. After this, make the face and add on hair to the body. Use shading to make the figure look more realistic. The boxes should give you an outline of where each body part will go, and give you a guide on how...

How To: Write the letter C in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter "c" in calligraphy copperplate. First, dip your calligraphy pen into ink and start out making a large half circle on the paper. Dip the pen into ink again and make a loop with the top of the letter, then drag the pen down, making the "c" shape. End the letter with a loop on the bottom that isn't touching the inside of the letter. Make the lower case "c" by drawing the basic shape of the letter and adding a ball filled in with ink to the top of t...

How To: Draw horror anime

This video is about drawing a horror anime.The materials required for this are a large sheet of paper,a pencil and an eraser.To create the anime, you need to fist draw the skeleton, then do the eyes followed by the eye brows. You should add more details to the face as this would help in creating the nose.Switch over to the mouth,then the ears and the hair.After you are finished with the head,erase the inner circle and start drawing the neck.Then you have to draw the shoulders and the collar b...

How To: Use curvilinear perspective

Check out this video to learn how to use curvilinear perspective. This shows the idea of how to create a curvilinear perspective image. Normally this view would only be used when drawing something incredibly massive. It's a bit like looking through a fish-eye lens.

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 the figure of the female form

A female body is the most beautiful body in the world. Let's try to draw a female figure. First draw the basic shapes of the female posture. A good body is generally in 'S' shape. The curves have to be drawn properly like the legs, breast, stomach and then the face. When one feels that the body is coming in shape, darken the outlines and give some shadows. This will help in your drawing skills as well as understanding the human anatomy

How To: Draw people in a landscape

Watch this instructional drawing video to draw people within a landscape. Remember, objects that are up close appear larger and more defined than they do from a distance. When you draw people in a landscape, you should treat them the same as any other form in the landscape. Imagine that a close up view of a person is actually a landscape drawing.

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: Write the letter S in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter "S" in calligraphy copperplate. First, dab your calligraphy into ink, then start to writ on a your paper. Make a large half bowl shaped curved line, then make a loop and go down, creating a curved line with a dot at the end. To make the lowercase letter, make a thin line, followed by a thick outer line that curves into the large line making a lower case s. When you are finished with both of these, you will have beautiful letters that look great ...

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 pot weed leaf perfectly

This video describes how to draw a weed leaf. First of all, you have to draw the picture roughly. You just have to draw the leaves from one starting point. You have to draw the leaves in round shape start at one piont. Draw the leaves by start with the thin line which is the vein of the leaf. Draw the leaf very long than the egg shape. Make sure that the bottom side of the leaves very short to give the weed leaf effect and draw the leaf in the natural way that one leaf is overlap with another...

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 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 an emo boy

This video teaches how to draw an emo boy. First the artist draws a standard face. She then adds an earring which appears to be a gauge, and draws long bangs that cover the left side of the face, along with short bangs that cover a little of the right side as well. She then draws an eye on the side of the face not covered by the bangs. She darkens the outside of the eye to look like dark eyeliner, and draws a thin eyebrow above it. She then draws the nose and lips, and finishes shading the ha...

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 Kobe Bryant

Love basketball? Then you probably love Kobe Bryant… everybody loves Kobe. Watch this tutorial to learn how to draw Kobe Bryant. Make sure to pause the video after each step and look at the screen every few seconds while you are drawing.

How To: Draw witches

Draw scary cartoon witches for Halloween cards and birthday cards. You might be able to use a dry erase marker to trace the drawing steps directly off of the computer screen. Of course, you can only participate in this practice if you have a glass computer screen. Otherwise, use paper.

How To: Draw graffiti in pencil

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw graffiti in pencil. Start out with a white piece of paper and a pencil. Then, draw your character's face, adding in the details of the face and the features of the face. Underneath this, shape out your letters that you want to write out. Cross the letters together, and make sure they are all touching each other. Shade in the areas next to the letters and add in lines and darker edges to the sides of them as well. Add in black in between each of the lette...

How To: Draw a realistic mouth, nose, and eyes

In this video, we learn how to draw a realistic mouth, nose, and eyes. Start out by drawing the outside shape of the eye, then draw in the details inside the eye. After this, shade in the pupil and add a white circle to make the eye look glossy. From here, add in the eyebrows and add darkness and lines to make it look more realistic. For the mouth, you will first draw the outline of the lips, then draw the teeth on the inside followed by additional details. Make the teeth different shapes and...

How To: Draw with basic concepts and techniques

In this video, we learn how to draw with basic concepts and techniques. To shade with different pencils, you will start out by doing a light touch on the pencil and then push down harder to create a darker shade. Use different pencils to get long and wider lines from the shading. A 4B and a 6B pencil will have lines that look the same, but they are different in the way they apply graphite to the paper. Practice using all of your pencils to get an idea of how they write, then you can choose wh...

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 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: Draw Paper Bowser from Mario

In this video, we learn how to draw Paper Bowser from Mario. Start off by drawing the legs and feet. Make sure you draw claws instead of toes and make three large toes with nails. Next, draw the belly of Bowser in the middle of the two legs, with stripes on it. Next, draw upwards and make a curve for the back and draw spikes onto it. Also, draw a tail with a spike on it coming from around the thigh by the foot. Once you are at the top, draw the head and all the facial details in. Make sure to...

How To: Draw a windmill

In this how-to video, you will learn how to easily draw a wind mill from scratch. First, start off with the building of the mill. Next, draw the arms of the wind mill. Include the flaps on the arms. Next, fill in the smaller details such as the center of the rotation. Next, you can fill in the color of the building. In this case, brown was used. Next, fill in the arms of the wind mill. Add appropriate shading on top of the building. You can also add shading to the arms. Next, fill in the back...

How To: Draw the letter "G" as a block 3D letter

The instructor in this video is showing viewers how to make a Block G in 3D. The process involves drawing the initial capital G. Then a line is made as an outline around the top of the letter and another line is made the same way at the bottom of the letter, so it appears to have a G made with 3 lines. Then the whole G is colored in to make a solid block letter. At the top of the G, a parallel line is drawn and filled in to appear the top is 3D. Another parallel line is drawn at the bottom in...

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 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...