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How To: Draw a front view of a nude woman

Learn how to draw from a professional artist! This drawing video tutorial will teach you how to draw a front view of a nude woman. This drawing demonstration will help you in the art of sketching and drawing naked women for your art projects. This is the Reilly technique for a front nude pose.

How To: Draw an interior perspective room

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw an interior perspective of a room. First, draw a horizontal line, then start to draw squares around it, then add in the back doors and the shelves, counters, windows, and more. Add in details using vortex lines as your focal point. You can use this technique to draw several different perspectives of different rooms. You can draw kitchens, mudrooms, living rooms, bedrooms, and more. You can also add in the little details, including couches, artwork, thing...

How To: Draw the iris of an eye

In this video we learn how to draw the iris of an eye. First, draw the outline of the eye and then draw the first layer of crosshatch on the eye. This is just diagonal lines overlapping each other. For the next step get out your 3B or 2B pencil and go over the first layer that you just made matching the tones of your reference image. Then, add in the darkness for the pencil making it completely black. Leave a square on the upper corner of the eye that is white to create a glare. Then, add in ...

How To: Draw dynamite

First of all use a grey color shade to draw the outline sketch of the figure. First draw the trapezium in the front. Now draw a rectangle at the side of the trapezium. Make a flat top to the figure. From the middle of the trapezium draw a string protruding downwards. Now divide the figure into three equal sections. Now you have to darken sections on the rectangular side. Draw the vertical lines of the rectangular side curved outwards at the far end. At the front end of the rectangular side ma...

How To: Draw eyes with pencil

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw eyes with a pencil. First, draw the outline of the eye, giving it an almond type of shape. From here, you will add in the lines to the eyes and shade it in to make it look more realistic. Add in the crease above and below the eye, then draw another line on the bottom for the lash line. Then, darken in the areas around the eyes, then add in the lashes to the top and the bottom of the eyes. Shade in the pupil, then use lines to create a more realistic insi...

How To: Draw a cartoon tortoise

Whether you're looking to make your own comics or you just like the style, check out this how-to video and find out how to make a quick cartoon style tortoise sketch. The cartoon tortoise rendered in this video is quick to make, and only requires an ink pen, and water-soluble markers if you want to add some color. Watch this video drawing tutorial and learn how to sketch a cartoon tortoise.

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 a pot weed leaf perfectly

This video describes how to draw a weed leaf. First of all, you have to draw the picture roughly. You just have to draw the leaves from one starting point. You have to draw the leaves in round shape start at one piont. Draw the leaves by start with the thin line which is the vein of the leaf. Draw the leaf very long than the egg shape. Make sure that the bottom side of the leaves very short to give the weed leaf effect and draw the leaf in the natural way that one leaf is overlap with another...

How To: Draw perspective shadows using a light source

This video demonstrates the process for drawing prospective shadows using a light source. Start with the shadow vanishing point which is directly below the light source on the horizon line. Draw lines from the shadow vanishing point to the front three corners of your box. Next draw lines from your light source to the top three corners of your box. Where the shadow lines intersect, that area defines the shadow area and can be filled in for shadows. The shadows, of course, will line up with you...

How To: Draw a formal dress

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a formal dress. Begin by sketching the body of the figure. A formal dress is usually loose, so make the figure's body look thin and slender. The add some glamorous looking hair on the figure to make her look formal. Then add details to the dress by drawing the straps of the dress and cleavage on the chest. For the bottom of the dress, draw vertically curved lines to represent the fold of the dress. Make the dress look long and loose at the bot...

How To: Draw Mickey Mouse on a dry-erase board

In this video, we learn how to draw Mickey Mouse on a dry-erase board. Start off by drawing a circle on the left hand side of the board, then draw a half circle with another circle connecting to that on the right hand side of the board. Now, connect another half a circle around the sides, to help shape the face. Next, make an "m" shape on the top of the face going down to the sideburns and fill this in. Color in the ears as well, then make a rounded v-shape at the bottom of the face to make t...

How To: Write numbers in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write numbers in calligraphy copperplate. To write the number five, you will simply make the shape of the number, but add in a thick edge to the bump and curved edges to the end. To write the six, use a thick line on the side of the number and a thin line for the circle in the middle. To make the seven, the top should be curved and thick, and the lower line should be very thick with a straight edge. To make the eight, draw the number so that the left edge is thi...

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 a lotus flower on a computer

Learn the art of drawing a ‘Lotus Flower’ on your computer, by watching this video. Begin by drawing a faint outline of the flower at the outset. This is done by drawing an oval shape first. Then a straight line is drawn below the oval, along the center. A semi-circle comes next, touching the extreme ends of the oval shape. Similarly, a mirror image of the semi-circle is drawn, below it. The petals of the lotus flower are then outlined in dark, from the center and on either side symmetrically...

How To: Draw wings

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw wings. To start, use line options to make curves that bend out and turn into a long and thin wing. You can copy and paste this wing so that all the different parts of the wing are the exact same. After this, use a free hand brush to draw curved lines onto the top of the wing outline. After this, start to add circles and other details to the wing. You can fill it in with color or add in more feathers where they would be on top of the wing. To finish, save...

How To: Draw a realistic female eye

Drawing realistically proportioned eyes is one of the many aspects that make drawing the human face such a challenge for artists. This video demonstrates and includes detailed instructions for how to draw a realistic female eye in pencil. No kooky giant anime eyes here, this one looks real!

How To: Write the letter D in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter D in calligraphy copperplate. Start off by drawing a thin line down the paper, pressing on the pen harder to make a thicker line in the middle, then thinning out at the end. Drag the line to the left making a thin line, then loop it around to the front of the line and make the D shape. After you make the shape, bring the line to the back of the original line and loop it. Do make a lower case letter, make an oval shape with a thick line on the le...

How To: Draw Chibi L from Death Note

In this video, we learn how to draw a chibi L. As with any drawing, you want to start with the outline of the character to get a feel for where all the parts are going to go. After this, you will use a different drawing material to draw over this and create the final lines for the Chibi L. After this, start to draw in the details of the face and the rest of the body. Also make sure you draw in the hair, adding lines to show where the different strands are. Finish this off by coloring the skin...

How To: Draw a monster

"Miki Falls" manga cartoonist Mark Crilley shows how to draw monsters. Monsters are one of the most enjoyable things to draw; we all draw monsters when we're kids, and they're fun to create at any age. In this tutorial, Crilley shows you how to make your monsters look their best (or worst!)

How To: Draw a dress form

Are you an aspiring fashion designer? Or do you just love drawing clothes and dresses? In this Hawks Vs. Pigeon Production, learn everything you need to know about drawing a dress form. Get that career as a fashion designer started now with help from this tutorial.

How To: Draw and paint a Mecha style robot

If you want to draw and paint a robot Mecha style you should first make a square and color this in a dark gray. Draw a silhouette in a darker gray color. You should draw basic body parts such as the head, arms and limbs and shoulder. You should draw this with simple dark layers. In the face, you can draw a different or cool complex design. You can also make the background darker and make shadows. To distinguish the figure from the background color the figure a dark dull blue. Now you need to ...

How To: Draw Naruto & Hinata

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Naruto & Hinata. First, draw the outline of the head and then draw the hair and bangs on the top of the head. After this, draw in the eyebrows, eyes, nose, and mouth. After this, draw in the neck and then the rest of the body. Draw in lines to show the folds for the clothing and then draw the body of the other character around this one. Draw Hinata in the same way as you drew Naruto, just make sure to make their faces and hair different. When done, you w...

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 Lifestealer Hero from DOTA 2

Every Dota 2 hero is special as they all have individual details who make them unique. Lifestealer, aka Naix or N'aix, has a huge mouth and small, dark eyes. You need to start by drawing the eyes and the nose, as the rest of the drawing depends on the eyes and nose's position. I used a dark pen to draw the dark parts of Lifestealer's head and a simple, common pencil.

How To: Draw teletubbies

Are you a fan of the teletubbies? You're not alone: You and millions of other kids across the globe. In this video, learn how to draw your favorite teletubbies 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: Organize comic book panels

When you are organizing the panels of your comic, you should keep in mind the way you want eyes to follow it. With multiple panels on a page, your spacing between them will determine where the eyes will go. If you want the reader to read up and down and from left to right, then you should create columns, by leaving more space in the middle.

How To: Draw some fashion clothes

Is your artwork lacking style? Are your characters just not popping off the page? Learn to design and shape an image of today's fashion standards with a How To video on drawing fashion clothes. This video will show you three different drawn up models with a variety of casual fashion trends you would be likely to see in many urban hot spots. From edgy to classy, this video will give you eight easy steps that will help improve your understanding in illustrating with fashion and style.

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