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How To: Turn the word "dog" into a cartoon puppy

Watch ad Wordtoons demonstrates how to turn to word "dog" into a Cartoon character. Start by writing the word "dog" all lowercase and neat. It won't work if the writing is messy or is in cursive or caps. Then draw a small circle above the "o" and "g" and then draw a line from that circle to the end of the ""d"s stem. Add a loop around the other side of the "d". Then color in the circle that makes up the "g" to make a nose. The "o" and then circle above the "g" will make eyes. Watch the rest o...

How To: Draw an eagle with an American flag

Michael Weisner, a 2D illustrator and graphic designer teaches us how to draw a majestic Eagle on a waving American flag. To start, you should box in the area for the flag. It should be roughly centered on the page, add a bit of a wave to box to simulate the wind on a flag. Complete the rough outline with the flag pole on the left side. Now you can begin with the Eagle. Use an oval to draw the chest of the Eagle and allow you to easily place the wings and other important features. You should ...

How To: Draw Kaname Kuran from Vampire Knight

First of all you have the draw the outline sketch of the body. Draw the head, neck, shoulders and then the upper portion of the body. Now draw the long hair. You have to darken the eyes and the eyebrows. Now darken the outline of the face, hair, ears and the lips. Now draw the collar in the neck. Draw the tie below the collar. Then you have to draw the front portion of the shirt with buttons. Draw the collar of the coat and the top pocket. Now darken the outline of the cat and then draw the c...

How To: Draw the Hammer Bros. from Mario Brothers

In this easy to follow video, the artist will walk you through her simple illustration of Hammer Bro, one of the infamous villains in the Mario Bros. video game series. She begins by breaking down the character's beak, head and helmet into basic shapes, (such as triangles and half circles) and then pencils in the detail. Finally ending with the shell and arms, she leaves you with an excellent depiction of the Hammer's character. Given that you have something to draw with and something to draw...

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 the Incredible Hulk

This video illustrate us how to draw the incredible hulk. Here are the following steps:Step 1: First of all take a sheet of paper, pencil and pencil color.Step 2: Now draw a square with round edges representing the face of the hulk. Within the face draw eyes and a big mouth and hairy eyebrows.Step 3: Now from the bottom of the circle draw an oval with wavy structure on it showing the six-pack abs of the hulk.Step 4: Now from the down side of the abdomen extend two legs with muscular legs and ...

How To: Draw trees using a charcoal pencil

A pine tree is an excellent addition to landscape renderings. This video demonstrates how to draw stylized pine trees using a basic charcoal pencil. First start with the frame or trunk of the tree, then add slight branches. Using your charcoal pencil, shade in the branches with careful strokes to represent pine needles.

How To: Draw a moonlit waterfall with a graphite pencil

This video tutorial shows how to draw a serene waterfall setting using graphite pencil. First start by collecting reference images for the seperate components of the landscape. Next add in the rocks and erase the areas where water will be. Then draw the sky making sure to leave an area open for the moon. Finally add the trees and shade in the water to create a liquid effect.

How To: Draw a sasquatch

In this video, Joe Wilson, executive director of TOONSEUM explains how to draw a sasquatch. He starts with the eyes, by drawing a B letter on it’s side. Next he draws a pair of pupils and eyebrows. Next, he creates a nose, and a mouth. In order to make the sasquatch look angry he places a triangle shaped tooth sticking out from the mouth. After this, he starts creating the head and body outline. With this finished, he adds hands and feet to the sasquatch. After tweaking the expression a bit, ...

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 Spongebob Squarepants on Microsoft Paint

Learn how to draw the one and only Spongebob Squarepants! As you might imagine, the first step is to draw a square. Next step is to put the eyes and nose in the middle of the square. You can make his arms by putting long circular shapes on the side. His teeth are two smaller squares and don't forget his cheek crease. Now you can move on to the pants. This video will show you how to draw Spongebob.

How To: Draw older faces, front view

Concept/ 3d character artist, Xia, teaches viewers how to draw an old man's face. Draw an elongated circle that will serve as the face. Make a horizontal line on the upper portion of the face and draw the eyes. Draw the nose and the eye brows accordingly. Achieve an older look by drawing creases along the nose. Draw the ears right along the same level as the eye line. Add more creases on the forehead for a more aged look. Draw deep cheekbones. Start drawing the beard. Add more creases below t...

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 and color a tunnel

This video is a drawing lesson on how to draw and color a tunnel. It starts with rectangles and an arch, and more lines are added to show the perspective of the tunnel. Stairs, structures, and more architectural detail is added all around the tunnel and then inside. Next the coloring is demonstrated. First the bushes are colored green, and the different architectural elements made of cement or stone are colored in shades of brown and beige. The inside the tunnel is done in shades of blue, and...

How To: Draw Captain America

In this video, learn how to draw Captain America. This tutorial will take you step by step through the process of drawing a realistic looking superhero. Gain knowledge of anatomy and dynamics in the positioning of a realistic figure. In a few simple steps you will be on your way to drawing this classic comic book character with the help of artist and illustrator, Xia Taptara.

How To: Write the letter W in calligraphy copperplate

Mr. Hamid Reza Ebrahimi has shown a demo on how to write the character W & w in a calligraphy copperplate. The single pen like brush was used by him to complete that fine art. He started drawing with a thick impression and then used the same brush with the thinner impression. We need to learn how to handle the brush before starting with the art work. His art work has accentuated our eyes. Viewer should learn to be calm while doing such art works. It will give you peace and calmness.

How To: Draw a basketball shoe

Michael Weisner, 2D illustrator and animator will take you through the easy process of drawing a basketball shoe. All you will need is some paper, a pencil, and a marker. Follow along with Michael in this easy to make drawing that will increase your artistic abilities. In a matter of minutes you will be left with your own creation of a basketball shoe that you can later incorporate into other drawings. You will gain artistic knowledge and learn from a professional animator.

How To: Draw a camel face

Michael Weisner(2D Illustrator) explains that, to draw a camel face one should have clean White sheet and a Drawing Utensil (HB Pencil), especially the light graded pencil helps to save time. In the step one, draw both the eyes first which should be equal on both sides. In the step two, draw the nose which would look like a night lamp. In the step three, start to draw the head and cheeks. In the step four, draw the Upper Jaw and in step 5, draw the ears on both sides equal in size. Add some d...

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 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: 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 a realistic manga face

In this video, "Miki Falls" manga creator Mark Crilley shows us how to draw a realistic manga face. Manga has a unique style, and if you get minor details wrong it can really add up to make your characters look strange and unappealing. This video takes you through the process of drawing manga faces, step by step.

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 a hot Ecchi girl on Open Canvas

This video drawing tutorial demonstrates the quick sketching of a hot anime girl character in Open Canvas. Use the method as a basic guideline for your own sketches, modifying stance, pose, proportion, and other finer details to make the work of art your own. Check out this video art lesson and learn how to draw a hot Ecchi girl on Open Canvas.

How To: Draw snowy pines with colored pencil

To draw snowy pines in colored pencil, depict the tree with snow weighing down the branches and with snow dunes in the background. Learn to depict snow on trees with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. All you need are a few tips and tricks to master the art of drawing snowy pines.

How To: Develop a cartoon character

Take note of these tips when developing your own unique cartoon characters. Your drawings will turn out much more interesting if you think about the details of their personalities. Take inspiration from your own life. Give your character a name. Figure out what your cartoon character likes and doesn't like. Keep a sketchbook of all your invented cartoon characters.

How To: Begin drawing with doodling exercises

Practice drawing in perspective with simple doodling exercises. Add texture to flat looking forms by drawing patterns on the surface of objects. If you can doodle in perspective, then every line you put down can be a line drawing in perspective. Watch this instructional drawing video to doodle simple shapes with multi-dimensional form.