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How To: Draw angel wings with pencil

Our site contains many videos on how to draw different kind of demons, but comparatively few for angels. Go figure. This video demonstrates how to draw angels wings, their distinguishing feature, in pencil. It is only a sketch at this stage, but with a little inking this could be a really beautiful wing.

How To: Draw a beautiful unicorn

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a beautiful unicorn. Start off by drawing the outline of the unicorn, using circles to show where the head and joints are. Draw long lines for the legs and the tail. Then, draw on the point for the head and start to add in the details of the body. As you continue, you will add in the hair on the back of the unicorn and then shade all around the body. Add in colors to the unicorn and then start to make the background. Show it in front of a purple and blue...

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 a girl's hand

The video demonstrated clearly about how to draw and sketch the hand of a girl in an easy way. First the illustrator drew a rectangular circle in the plain window. Then he drew another rectangular shape close to the first and divided the second shape into two halves so that it will look like fingers.

How To: Draw a female nude in 90 seconds

Precise drawing, as needed in fields like comic book art and architecture, forces you to really perfect your draftsmanship and get every last line and dot down to perfect scale. But art also requires a bit more looseness, especially if you're sketching at a museum or doing a figure drawing class without much time allotted to you.

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 Halloween witch

In this video, we learn how to draw a Halloween witch. There are a ton of different styles of witches you can draw, you just have to choose that one that you like best! No matter which one you choose, you will first start out by drawing the outline of the witch, using a light pencil marking. Draw the head and body, followed by the witch with the broomstick. After this, start to add in more details, such as the face and clothing. Make sure to draw in the hat and add in lines on the clothing to...

How To: Write the letter N in calligraphy copperplate

This video tutorial with Hamid Reza Ebrahimi, shows you how to write the letter N in calligraphy copperplate. The video illustrates step-by-step how to write this letter in the most accurate way possible. To begin, you draw a thin slanted downward stroke with a moderately curled tail. Then you create a stoke tangent to the first stroke with a tapered thickness in the middle. To complete the capital N you draw a tangent line upward that is thin and has a large looping tail. For the small case ...

How To: Draw a realistic human eye

In this video tutorial, "Miki Falls" manga artist Mark Crilley shows us how to draw a realistic eye. For any artist who aspires to draw realistically, it's essential to get eyes right. The eyes, after all, are the "window to the soul," and if something's off with a drawing of an eye, we will always notice.

How To: Draw a female face with hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a female face with hair. First, draw the head and then draw the shape of the chin. From here, you will draw the bangs and the hair. Draw the hair with wavy lines to make it appear curly. After this, draw on the features of the face with a darker marker. Make sure to add in small details and lines to make the face appear more realistic. Then, start to add in the details of the hair and give her a smile on the face. Finish the upper body and then add in so...

How To: Draw female body proportions in the manga style

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw female body proportions in the manga style. First, you will need to mark your paper evenly with lines to see where you want the head to be at. After this, draw down the rest of the body, looking at the lines as you continue to draw. Use these lines as measurement tools to make the body look proportionate. For example, the head should start at one and the fingers should end at the fifth line. The waist should come at line 3 or 4, then you can finish off t...

How To: Draw a Harley-Davidson Road Glide

In this video, we learn how to draw a Harley Davidson Road Glide. Start off by drawing the body of the motorcycle as a rough outline. After this, start to fill in the different areas by making large sections of the bike 3-D. Draw in the wheels and the back of the bike, as well as the handle bars, mirrors, and lights. Draw the seat and back seat in, then start to add in further details. Apply shadowing to the car, making some parts darker than others. When you are finished with the drawing, co...

How To: Write the letter Q in calligraphy copperplate

In this Fine Art video tutorial you will learn how to write the letter Q in calligraphy copperplate. Hamid Reza Ebrahimi shows you how to this using a Brause & Co No 86 nib, Persian traditional black calligraphy ink, Brause marbled penholder and Persian leather pasteboard and Steinbach pasteboard. To write the capital "Q", dip the nib in to the ink, then starting at the 2nd horizontal line, write upwards touching the top line. Then continue writing downwards till you touch the 4th line and no...

How To: Draw Master Chief from the video game, Halo

First of all you have to draw the rough sketch using light color lines. You have to draw blocks to the size of helmet, chest, two arms, legs and boots. Now start from the helmet and draw the outline. Draw the glass for viewing. Draw the lines as shown on the helmet. Also darken the spots as shown. Now draw the chest guard. Draw the lines to make all the different straps and marks over the armor. You also have to draw a tank at behind. Make the arm and the gloves. Now draw the outline of a gun...

How To: Draw Madara Uchia

In this how-to video, you will learn how to draw Madara Uchia. First, start off with an oval shape for the face. Next, draw several spike shapes for the hair and bangs. Now, move on to the armor of the character. From here, draw a circle behind the body. Now you can fill in the details of the character. Move into the face and draw the eyes, nose, and mouth. Outline the armor in more detail so you can see straps and metal folds. Erase any of the previous lines that were used for guides. Once y...

How To: Draw snake scales

In this three minute long video the host, Bill Flowers, provided a simple process approach to drawing snake scales; more specifically, Tiger Snake scales. The artist, Bill Flowers, covers every step, method, and process that is involved in drawing a snake scale. Bill Flowers, also known as "The Snake Artist," has had a passion for drawing snakes for quite a while and in this video is sharing that passion with the viewers. Upon complete viewing of the video, viewers will be able to share this ...

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 an female anime face in 3/4

Would you like to learn how to draw amazing anime cartoons? This excellent and entertaining video demonstrates step by step how to draw a flawless female anime face in 3/4 view. It discusses the challenges of 3/4 views, how to practice difficult facial drawing techniques, and offers helpful tips on how to produce anime drawings that really stand out. It provides helpful tips on proper pencil and lead choice to quickly and easily get fine, clean and perfect lines that are a must for modern ani...

How To: Draw Zombie

In this video, the artist shows us how to draw a zombie properly. He is using a computer program to generate a very detailed zombie. He starts off by drawing a vague structure of the character with a very light shading. He draws a very awkward posture to portray the zombie more realistically, along with a torn shirt and jeans. He uses a thicker line to draw the outline, while using a thinner line to draw the little details on the skin.

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: Make cartoons out of letters

Would you think that you could draw a cartoon duck just by writing the word duck? Or Uncle Sam from the letters US? Well, grab a pen and a piece of paper and get ready to draw. All you need is a pad of paper, pencil, marker, colored chalks or colored pencils, and an eraser. To make a cartoon duck, first, write the word “DUCK” in all capital letters. Draw a face in the “C” by putting in an eye and an eyebrow. Connect it to the “K,” and close up the bottom and top of the “K.” Connect the “C” to...

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 a nice witch on a broom for Halloween

In this how to video, you will learn how to draw a witch. First, draw three oval shapes for the head and body. Next, draw the basic out line of the witches and legs. From there, you can add the arms, cape and broom. You can also add a bat and cat if you want. From here, you can go back into the drawing with more detail. Add the buckle and band of the witches hat. Next, draw in the curls of the hair and the eyes, nose, and mouth. Next, add in the folds of the cape. If you drew the cat, add fur...

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 Goku from DragonBall Z

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Goku. First, you will start drawing the outline of the face, including the features of the face. After this, darken around them by drawing with the pencil. From here, draw in the hair on the top of the head and the ears on the side of the head. Next, you will draw in the neck and the rest of the body as well. Add in lines on the body to show the contours and the muscle on the body as well. Finish this off by adding in shading and erasing any background l...

How To: Draw Naruto weaponry

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Naruto weaponry. First, draw the handle in a circle shape, then connect a cylinder shape to that. From here, draw in the point for the knife. After this, shade in the sides of the handle and the base. To draw another weapon, you will draw a circle that has lines pointing out of it. Then, draw diamonds around that and shade in the edges and corners around it. For scrolls, you can draw a cylinder shape with lines in it, then you will draw a wavy line for p...

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