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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 cartoon dad

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a cartoon dad. First, draw the oval for the head and then draw the hair and the facial features on with an outline. After this, color in the skin, hair, and collar of the shirt. Next, add in details for the hair and the face to make it look more realistic. Then, color in the shirt and outline the head and rest of the body with a black thick paintbrush. Draw on glasses to the face underneath the eyes to give the dad an older look. Then add shading and whi...

How To: Draw a robot

In this video, we learn how to draw a robot. Start off by drawing the outline of the robot, then draw in the details of the robot's exterior. Make sure to use squares to make it appear like the robot is a bunch of metal pieces put together. After this, you will fill in the robot with different colors of your choice. Make sure to add in small details around the figure to make it look more realistic. You can also add in shading to make it appear 3D. Once you are finished with the robot, make su...

How To: Draw Maggie Simpson from The Simpsons

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Maggie Simpson. First, you will draw the head of Maggie. Remember that she has spikes on the top of her head for her hair. Then, you will draw in her eyes, nose, and mouth. The moth should have pacifier in it. After this, draw in the eyelashes and the pupils inside the eyes. Then, draw in the ears and add in additional details around the face and on the hair. Once finished with this, draw in the body with the clothing around it. When finished, you will h...

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 KTM X-BOW "ROC" car

In this video we learn how to draw a KTM X-BOW "ROC" car. Start out drawing the outline of the car, adding in the details for all the areas. After this, shade in around the tires and on the hood, back, front, and sides of the car as well. Then, add in dark shading to the areas that you originally shaded. Fill them in completely so it's black, then use the eraser to crease a highlight on the different areas of the car. When finished with adding details, you will have a great drawing of a uniqu...

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 Pon and Zi

Take your favorite cartoon characters from the television to your very own bedroom walls! Learn how to draw Pon and Zi, the two cute little emo cartoon characters created by Azuzephre 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 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 cube in 3D

Learn how to draw a cube in 3D with two point perspective in simple steps. First draw a simple cube on a piece of paper by outlining it using a pencil. Now darken the right front side and its top side by sketching the area with the pencil. Now sketch out an image coming out from right side of the cube like a shadow. Sketch the insides of the shadow part and darken the right side of the cube. When finished sketching draw a line to the left and right side of the cube in its middle.

How To: Draw multiple manga facial expressions

Koizu brings you another lesson in how to draw manga. He describes how he begins with the eyes as guidelines that are used as the base for each facial expression. This immediately begins to capture and illustrate the specific expression for which you are going. Multiple facial features are illustrated in the manga style of drawing and range anywhere from angry to happy and beyond. This video will definitely either teach you how to draw the facial expressions using simple features or help you ...

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 an 8-bit Super Mario jumping

In this video, we learn how to draw an 8-bit Super Mario jumping. To start, you will use a square paint tool on your computer to create rectangles on the blank sheet. Use red, tan, brown, white, and blue to create the character. Use the square too to draw in the shape of Mario, making his legs spread apart to show he is jumping. Use white to create open space and make sure to show the edges of the squares to make the drawing more realistic. When finished, add in any additional details, then y...

How To: Draw a skull with a top hat

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a skull with a top hat. First, use a Sharpie marker to draw the nose of the skull and then the eyes. Color these in completely black, since you want be drawing eyeballs in them. After this, draw the skull around it. Draw in the teeth clenched together and then add in lines around the head of the skull to show cracks in the bones. After this, add in additional details around the jaw line and on the head of the skull. When finished, draw on the hat to the ...

How To: Draw a cylinder

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a cylinder. First, you will draw the sides of the cylinder and then the curves for the top and the bottom. After this, complete the circle at the top and then shade in the side with crosshatching. From here, draw some lines to shade in on the side next to the cylinder. If you want to draw a cylinder on its side, draw a box around it first and then continue to draw. Make sure all your lines are equal to each other so it evens up and looks more realistic f...

How To: Draw Johnny Test & Dukey from the Johnny Test cartoon

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Johnny Test & Dukey. Start out by drawing the outlines for both of the characters. Next, you will draw in the features of the faces and then draw the details to both of the characters. Next, you will use a bolder line to draw on all the features to make it look like it's 3D. Next, add in the shading to the characters to make them look more realistic and draw the clothing on as well. To finish, color in the characters and their clothing. Finish off with f...

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: Draw a peach blossom

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a peach blossom. First, draw the vine where the flowers will be. Then, draw the petals for the flowers, creating a basic outline. From here, you will color in the middle of the flowers with black and then a darker color of what the petals will be. After this, color in the petals and then create the background of the drawing. Next, color the vine in where the petals are on. Then, add white to the edges of the petals to show light hitting them. When finish...

How To: Draw Naruto Fuuton Rasen-Shuriken

In this video, we learn how to draw Naruto Fuuton Rasen-Shuriken. To start, you will first draw the outline with a light pencil. Then draw it darker over the outline with more details to make the final outline. From here, start to add details into the middle and then draw on the entire body. From here, draw on the clothes and make sure to put the lines on to show the folds and creases of them. Draw on the details of the face and finish off cleaning up any lines that aren't needed. Shade in wh...

How To: Do a quick draw of Sonic the Hedgehog

In this video, we learn how to do a quick draw of Sonic the Hedgehog. First, use your pen to draw the nose and the mouth. After this, draw in the eyes and the eyebrows above them. From here, draw in the spiky hair on top of the head, using big spikes. Draw in the ears in the hair and then draw in lines to create more details. Next, draw in the arm and the hand, with a glove on the hand. After this, draw in the details of the clothes, drawing in folds on them. From here, draw in the legs and t...

How To: Draw a hyper-stylized Sonic the Hedgehog

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a hyper-stylized Sonic the Hedgehog. To start, you will draw the outline of the entire body of Sonic. Make sure you draw in the huge spikes for the hair as well. Next, you will draw in the eyes, muzzle, and nose on the face. Then, you will draw in the stomach area, the feet, and the hands. After this, clean up any background lines and color the character in completely. Next, shade in darker colors on the sides of the body to give Sonic more depth and mak...