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How To: Draw a male torso or man's body for anime or manga

This instructional video will teach how to sketch and draw the male body (a man's torso or upper body, chest, abs, rib cage, and shoulders) for character design, comics, manga, anime and video game concept art. Learn step by step how to draw from a simplified torso and upper body using geometric shapes. Learn how to sketch and construct a basic body form quickly. The video demonstrates and narrates how to quickly create an efficient concept design from concept idea into a fantasy or sci-fi ch...

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 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 Optimus Prime of Transformers

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Optimus Prime of Transformers. Start off by drawing the outline of the entire body of the character. Make sure to add in the large arms and feet as well. Next, draw over this to make a more elaborate outline including the details for Optimus Prime. Once you have all the details draw, erase the background lines. Ten, color in the character and add in lines and shading to make it look more realistic. Once you have done this, then you will finish off with a...

How To: Draw a detailed skull

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a skull. First, draw the outline for the skull. Remember not to draw the hair on the head, because skulls do not have these! After this, you will draw on the cracks to the top of the head and shade around them. From here, draw in black on the inside of the eye sockets. Then, draw the lines around the eye sockets. From here, draw the area for the nose and then the teeth. Next, you will draw in the jaw line and add in additional shading and lines to finish...

How To: Draw Fred Flintstone from "The Flintstones"

In this video, we're shown how to draw Fred Flintstone from "The Flintstones". Start off by drawing the outline for Fred's body, drawing in his limbs and his upper/lower body. After this, use a darker pen to draw in the full outline and create a more 3D type of image. Next, you can draw in the clothing for the character, drawing in lines to show creases in the clothing as well. Then, you will need to color the skin and the outfit as well and add in the facial features. After this, draw in the...

How To: Draw an expensive 2-door Lamborghini Gallardo sports car

The Lamborghini Gallardo is a sports car that most auto enthusiasts can only dream about, and with its cost at over $200,000, it's literally a "dream car". But you can get one step closer to reality with this realistic and artistic drawing of the Gallardo sports car. Maybe you can sell your masterpiece sketch for $200K and finally get behind the wheels of this 2-doored beast. Follow along with Merrill K to replicate this Lamborghini model on paper. Pause the video when needed.

How To: Draw a decent horse

In this video, we learn how to draw a decent horse. First, start with two circles connected by two curved lines. Next, add a sausage for the top of each leg and add a small circle for the front of the knee. Then, add another for the lower part, and add two hoof outlines at the base of each leg. Then, add the back of the hooves. Next, draw two more lines that are far apart at the bottom and narrow at the top for the neck. Then, draw two circles for the top of the head and the muzzle. Join the ...

How To: Draw Manga hair (curly vs. straight)

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Manga hair (curly vs. straight). When drawing the straight hair, you will draw lines first at the top of the head to indicate how the hair is coming out of the head. Then, draw some lines around the head you've sketched. Curve the hair around the body and draw it going behind the shoulders. Draw gentle curves so it looks more realistic. Add in lines in the hair to make strands. For curly hair, start by drawing in different shapes that kind of looks like ...

How To: Draw steps in perspective

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw steps in perspective. Start off by drawing a dot in the middle of the paper. From here, draw lines using a ruler coming from the middle diagonally on the top middle and sides. Now, you will be able to draw your pictures using these as a reference point. The lines at the top will show the steps that are at the top and farthest away the closer they get to the dot in the middle. After this, fill in the details of the picture making different items around th...

How To: Draw a fun bunny doodle

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a fun bunny doodle. To begin, draw an upside down triangle with two straight lines coming out of the top middle. Next, draw a half circle over the eyes, then draw two large bunny ears on top of the half circle. Then, connect the curls on the end of the ear to the bottom of the head. Now, do an additional line to make the inside of the ear. After this, draw another circle around the bottom of the face, then draw a line with two humps at the bottom of the ...

How To: Draw Michael Jackson dancing

Hang the King of Pop on your wall with help from this video! Learn how to draw Michael Jackson doing one of his famous dance moves 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 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 Fierce Deity Link

Basic bust drawing : Starting with the standard ball and crossed lines for the face. The artist fleshes out the chin before moving onto the eyes, giving them the general feel of the face. The nose and mouth follow suite. The tribal marking on the characters face are added next and shaded darkly.

How To: Draw an anime fairy

In this video you will learn how draw an anime fairy. The materials you will need to do this is a pencil and a piece of paper. The artist starts by drawing the eyes, the nose, and the eyebrows. Then they draw the outline of the face and begin drawing the hair around the face. Then they draw the rest of the hair and start drawing the outline of the top of the body. Then they continue through the rest of the body until the whole body is finished. Then they finish up by coloring in the hair and ...

How To: Draw manga hair on a computer

The video shows us how to draw a manga hair on a computer. Firstly draw a oval shape to represent the face though it is not important, just for the sake of using it as a reference. Then draw the outline of the hair formation using a lighter shade and then start drawing the hairdo in the way it is supposed to be and then darken it using the darker shades. Then erase the outline which you had done previously which is not needed now and then color the hairdo with appropriate colors. This kind of...

How To: Draw a skateboarder

User DrawingNow teaches you how to draw a skateboarder in mid flight. You start by sketching basic shapes like an oval for the head, parallelograms for the hands and feet and a large square for the body. Make sure you make the legs bent and placed on top of the skateboard. You can then draw on top of that, adding more details like a cap, muscles for the arm and a shirt on the body. You can delete the first outline and start coloring it in. Add more details, like wheels, shoes and pants, and a...

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 a one piece bathing suit

Michael Weisner, a graphic designer and computer animator teaches us how to draw a one piece bathing suit. He starts off by drawing the basic body shape of the bikini. He drew a basic outline of the bathing suit in order to save time, and for the rest of the video he uses a marker to highlight his strokes. In this video, Michael does not narrate much but rather he slowly draws his strokes as to make it easy for the viewer to follow.

How To: Draw Stewie Griffin from Family Guy

The Family Guy's Stewie Griffin is one of the most recognizable cartoon characters on Fox today. This bundle of joy can make anybody league, no matter how old you are. Stewie is the youngest out of three children and seems to be the smartest as well. Stewie is sort of a villain in the making since he is the rudest, crudest, character out of the Griffin bunch. Now, many people don’t know this, but Stewie is supposed to be a 1 year old toddler and not a small infant at all. With a vocabulary of...

How To: Draw and color a cartoon

Watch this instructional drawing video to draw and color a cartoon. Use a calligraphy pen to draw think lines and thin lines with a single pen. This allows you to draw expressions quickly and decisively. With a clean brush, dampen the paper where you want to add color. Mix marker colors with water to mix a quick watercolor palette.

How To: Draw Aladdin and Jasmine from the movie Aladdin

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Aladdin and Jasmine. Start by drawing Jasmine, draw her hair on first, then start working on her face and head. Add on her earrings, eyebrows, and mouth. Make sure to pay attention to details and use a picture as a reference to what they should look like. Fill in Jasmine with the colors she wears in the movie, and then start to work on Aladdin. Draw in his hair to start, then make sure to draw on his hat on the very top of his head. Draw his face, giving...

How To: Draw a mountain landscape using charcoal techniques

Drawing is an excellent exercise for the brain that also lets your mind wander. This video tutorial demonstrates how to draw a serene mountain landscape using charcoal techniques. Begin with a simple sky and mountain range, then add trees and a beach. Pencilling in water will help to bring the trees to the foreground. Finally, add shadows and a waterfall to provide a sense of depth to the entire rendering.