Hot Drawing & Illustration How-Tos

How To: Write 3D embossed text & letters

Need a little help making your 3D letters? This quick tutorial on how to draw embossed or three-dimension letters makes it look pretty easy, revealing secrets on how to get perfectly-shaped three-dimensional lettering for your next art project or handmade holiday card! Write 3D embossed text & letters.

How To: Draw a complex room

Miandza teaches you how to draw a complex room. You will start with two rectangles, one smaller than the other. Also draw 3 perspective lines - one horizontal and two diagonal, meeting in the middle. After that, start creating objects and pieces of furniture. Also add walls, doors and windows, according to the perspective lines. Use a darker pencil when you're sure of the things you are drawing. Now you start working on details. Don't forget about the floor and ceiling and add details and obj...

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 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 muscular devil or demon

Learn how to draw a muscular devil or demon in this four-part drawing tutorial. Hosted by artist Wayne Tully, start from scratch in part one, then go into detail with draker pencil lines in part two. In part three, a laborous arm is finished getting the drawing ready for inking which is done in part four. Polish your evil demon & muscle drawing skills with help & inspiration from this series of four videos.

How To: Glaze oil paint over colored pencils

Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to glaze oil paint over colored pencils. "What you are seeing is a short time lapse of me layering color with illustration markers (prismacolor) and color pencils. I have discovered that using markers and color pencils is a much faster way to build a foundation for a painting (if you could still call it that).

How To: Draw a camouflage pattern

This video is about how to draw a camouflage pattern. For this project you need a paper, ruler and writing utensils. You only have to remember a few easy steps. Draw a square box. Draw out the first pattern layer. Draw out the second pattern layer. Draw out the third pattern layer. Color the first pattern layer with any color, the second pattern layer with any other color and the third pattern layer with any color except the colors you used for the first and second pattern layers.

How To: Draw ceramic pots

The video is without voice. It describes abstract art. First a swirl of rings is formed which indicates potter's wheel. Four big pots of different styles are formed of which one has handles. Two earthen small shaped vessels with pointed tip is formed and also there is one very small pot. First the outline of all the images is done which is then continued by shading. However, the entire painting is blurred and is made using shades of orange. The background is in black color. The formation of t...

How To: Draw manga body proportions

In this video, "Miki Falls" manga cartoonist Mark Crilley shows how to draw body proportions for manga comics. Characters in manga proportions are often proportioned differently than characters in American comics, with larger heads and more childlike bodies. This video show you how to get manga bodies right.

How To: Draw a tree branch

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a tree branch. Start out drawing two lines for the trunk of the tree. Work these lines up until you reach the top where the branches are located. Then, draw outward lines that will be the branches. Do not make all of them the same size. You want this to look realistic, so make them all vary in size. Draw small lines at the tip of every branch to make it look like wood coming off of them. When finished, add in lines along the branches to show bark on them...

How To: Do a landscape drawing of a beach

In this video, learn how to complete a beach landscape by drawing sand. This tutorial will show you exactly what you need to know in order to complete your summer landscape. You will learn which paper and pencils are best and how and where you can buy them, and then learn how to put it all together and create a beach.

How To: Write the letter K in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter K in calligraphy copperplate. Start by running your calligraphy pen on the paper going from a thin line to a thick, making a line curved to the left ending with a dot at the end of a small loop. Next, make a loop to drag out across the top on the right hand side and curve it down to make the K letter. Do the same to make the lower case letter, except making a loop for the top of the letter instead. When finished, let the ink dry and you've got y...

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 feathers

To draw birds accurately, you'll need to master drawing feathers. Feathers can be tricky, but if you can learn how to draw them you'll be able to depict birds with grace and accuracy. In this video, the artist walks you through the process, from selecting the materials to drawing the finished feathers.

How To: Draw girls and women

This a simple drawing video targeted for and taught by a young girl. The instructor demonstrates how she sketches out female figures, either little girls or women, on her drawing board. She makes additional remarks about hoe to modify and personalize these renderings. So gather up some pens or pencils and paper, and check out this cute little video. You'll learn how to sketch people in no time!

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 an anime Sasuke Shippuden from Naruto

Sasuke is one of Naruto's most popular characters in the series for both the manga and the anime cartoon. Sasuke was always demanding his parents attention, for which they gave it too his older brother Itachi. All the training and stress his endured for his parents was all washed away when his brother came home and slaughtered the whole Uchiha clan, including his parents. If you want to learn how to draw this dismal Sasuke anime/manga character, it's really quite simple. DragoArt has this vid...

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 an Osprey bird

In this tutorial, David Allen Sibley, author of "The Sibley Guide to Birds", shows a few budding young birdwatchers how to draw an osprey. An osprey is a beautiful bird and knowing how to draw comes in handy when birdwatching. This way you can track exactly what you saw and what they looked like in a journal. Check out this tutorial, even if you aren't an official bird watcher, and learn some cool new drawing skills from a pro.

How To: Draw and sketch a female StarCraft marine

Learn how to draw Mecha Mecha: StarCraft Marine Combat Soldier woman, female, girl, with inspired armor Manga and Anime style step by step with costume step by step. This drawing, painting video tutorial shows you from basic rough sketching to finish drawing quick sketch for comics cartoon illustration, manga, anime. The video demonstrates how to quickly create an efficient concept design from concept idea into visual. Video tutorial. Cartoon, illustration, comics, anime, manga learn how step...

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...

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