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How To: Draw manga eyes four different ways

In this video, Mark Crilley presents viewers with four ways to draw anime eyes. The first set of eyes has an intense look to the them, with the face tilted slightly while the eyes are staring at the viewer. Eyebrows are added in a sloping manner in order to create a more dramatic effect and drawing attention to the eyes. The next set of eyes are more hexagonal in shape and look downwards while wide open, creating more of a surprised expression. Thick eyebrows framing the eyes also bring atten...

How To: Draw Harry Potter

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Harry Potter. Start out by drawing Harry's face, adding in all the details, such as: his hair, eyes, glasses, nose, and mouth. After this, start to draw his upper body wearing his Quidditch robes, and draw his arms. One arm should be reaching in the air for the ball and the other should be to his side to balance him out. After this, start to add colors to the picture. Add in his skin color, then add in his brown hair and gold and red for his sports robes...

How To: Draw small faces on paper

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw small faces on paper. This is best for drawing on comic books, because the faces are smaller than on regular drawings. First, give yourself a scale size to see how large you want the faces on the paper to be. If you are new at drawing, use the square method to learn how to measure the face and learn how to draw the face so the body is scaled to the size of the head. Start out by drawing the head and adding in shading details. You will start with the guid...

How To: Draw human hands in pencil

The human hand, along with the brain, is what sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom. This video demonstrates a couple of ways to effectively draw them in pencil. They look very real, and could be attached to the other body-part specific videos from Wayne Tully to create a really impressive drawing of the human figure.

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 a leopard

Start with a faint outline of the leopards head which is an oval shape and is body which is connected to the head, then add the outlines of the legs ears and tail. In the oval draw the proper perspective lines for the face of the leopard. Now draw the outline of the tree or branch the leopard is laying on. Begin to darken the outlines, drawing with proper perspective, while adding the outlines for facial features. Add your shading depending on your light source then begin to erase the faint l...

How To: Draw a realistic eye

Before drawing a realistic eye, you want to start by sketching just a general eye shape. It is important to know the anatomy of an eye. Each eye has a pupil, an iris, an eyelid, a tear duct, eye lashes, and most people have eyebrows. Begin by shading in areas where it is appropriate. This will involve some erasing and rubbing. Pay attention to where the light is focused in your drawing and how it reflects in your glossy eye. It is best to save eyelashes for last. To draw eyelashes, simply rub...

How To: Draw a hand making a "peace sign"

Hands are a tricky thing to draw. Not everybody can get them right. It takes times and practice to draw hands realistically. This particular tutorial will show you how to draw a hand making a "peace sign". Make sure to pause the video after each step and look at the screen every few seconds while you are drawing.

How To: Draw manga mouths in four different ways

Characters in Japanese manga tend to have very expressive mouths, ranging from a smirky little line on one page to a giant "O" mouth on the next page. In this video, "Miki Falls" manga creator Mark Crilley shows how to draw mouths the manga way. And we won't just learn to draw one sort of mouth, we'll learn four different styles.

How To: Draw an anime or chibi Santa Claus

Attention aspiring anime cartoonists! This holiday season make your own holiday cards by drawing your very own anime Santa Claus on the front, with this step by step lesson tutorial on how to make the perfect chibi 'ol Saint Nick and later in the video, how to color it in with the help of your computer's general coloring or paint program. Anime and what is called "manga" (comics and print cartoons in the Japanese language) will make your Christmas card stand out from the rest! Good luck!

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 Boat in Two Point Perspective

VCAD instructor Glen Kennedy, who has worked for several large studios throughout his career, including Disney, Universal Studios and Marvel Productions, introduces fundamental drawing techniques to encourage young artists to develop and hone their drawing skills. In this five-part drawing series, viewers can follow along with Glen to learn how to sketch a boat in two-point perspective.

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: Quickly draw Shadow the Hedgehog

In this tutorial, we learn how to quickly draw Shadow the Hedgehog. First, you will need to draw the outline of Shadow, drawing in the entire body. After this, darken up the lines to make the final outline of the character. Next, draw in the details of the face and the body. Then, shadow in the sides of the character and create more details to make him look more realistic. When finished, you can choose to color him with the right colors or just keep it shaded. Add in more details if you need ...

How To: Draw Naruto Sage Mode

This video contains different techniques to draw Naruto Sage Mode. The first step is to draw the basic outline of the characters face along with the ears and nose. After completing the basic outline the eye outline and details are then placed. The Lips and nose are drawn third to finish the basic features of the character. Dark shading around the eyes must be completed to give Naruto sage mode more realism and detail. The hat is one of the last parts of the character created involving a simpl...

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 Mewtwo from Pokemon

In this tutorial we learn how to draw Mewtwo. Start out by drawing the outline of the head and the rest of the body with a light pencil. Then, start to add in the details of the body and the face. Once completed, you will draw the permanent outline onto the picture over the first one and erase the first one. Next, you will color in the skin and clothing that Mewtwo is wearing. Add in shading around the character to make it look more realistic. Also make sure to use different colors on the ori...

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 ...