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How To: Draw realistic looking people

To draw people, proportion is important to maintain a realistic appearance, as well as anatomical details. Draw the basic human form with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. Figure or anatomy drawing is an important first step in becoming accomplished at drawing.

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 a glass bottle

In this tutorial we learn how to draw a glass bottle. To start the bottle, you will draw the outline of the bottle starting with the cap to the base. After this, start to shade in the top and around the sides of the bottle. Small lines will create the effect of the bottle seeming to be transparent. After this, start to shade in around the sides of the bottle and on the bottom. Draw the inside lines and the other side as well so you can see that it is clear. Then, use the eraser to smear the c...

How To: Draw small faces on paper

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw small faces on paper. This is best for drawing on comic books, because the faces are smaller than on regular drawings. First, give yourself a scale size to see how large you want the faces on the paper to be. If you are new at drawing, use the square method to learn how to measure the face and learn how to draw the face so the body is scaled to the size of the head. Start out by drawing the head and adding in shading details. You will start with the guid...

How To: Draw a hand on a hip

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a hand on the hip. Start out by drawing the arm first. You will need to make sure to add in the different features of the arm to make it look more realistic. After you have drawn on the arm, then you can draw on the hand angled like it is sitting on a hip. Make sure you draw the fingers close to each other, not clenched or spread apart. Once you have finished, you can draw on the lines on the hands and the arms, then use shading to finish up the hand on ...

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 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 side view of a nude woman

Learn how to draw from a professional artist! This drawing video tutorial will teach you how to draw a side 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 side nude pose.

How To: Draw kids flying a kite on a computer

This movie is a silent animated account of how you draw the final picture (which is shown at the beginning of the clip) of two kids flying a kite. The lines are sketched roughly using pencil, and then over-inked. The original lines are erased and leaving outlines. Then you begin coloring in all the spaces just as you wish. There is no commentary and no music, but all the basic detail is there and you can follow easily the way the characters are drawn and colored from start to finish, making i...

How To: Write the letter C in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter "c" in calligraphy copperplate. First, dip your calligraphy pen into ink and start out making a large half circle on the paper. Dip the pen into ink again and make a loop with the top of the letter, then drag the pen down, making the "c" shape. End the letter with a loop on the bottom that isn't touching the inside of the letter. Make the lower case "c" by drawing the basic shape of the letter and adding a ball filled in with ink to the top of t...

How To: Draw Pucca

This how-to video offers you a simple, straight forward lesson about how to draw one of the simplest and funniest anime characters ever seen in a cartoon. She is none other than Pucca. The video consists of a simple walk through that shows you how to draw this unique character line by line. Starting from a simple white background, you slowly progress by drawing the silhouette, followed by the clothes, facial expressions, tiny details and in the end a simple, elegant pink background. If you fo...

How To: Draw a cartoon mouse from the number 3

In this video, we learn how to draw a cartoon mouse from the number three. First, draw out your number three. Now, create a triangle shape on the end of the top of the three, then add in a circle and whiskers. Next, add in a half circle on the first hump of the three, then connect the body of the mouse going down the end of the three. Add in a tail at the bottom of the number, then add in a foot next to the bottom of the three. You can adjust this drawing how you prefer and add in any other d...

How To: Shade & color the background of an image

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to shade and color the background of an image. This video explains all the materials required to shade and color the background of an image. The materials required are: a stamped image, a spoon dauber and an ink pad. Start by inking the sponge dauber and rub the edge of the cardstock. Continue to color the edge. Add more ink if you want the color to be darker. Color the background with the sponge dauber. Add link to the sponge dauber. Dab and rub the ...

How To: Draw a multi-point perspective concept

The video shows how to draw a multi- point perspective by drawing it in easy to view steps. It shows how to draw the subject in the simplest form possible to achieve the finishing results. It starts out with a single horizontal line then the line is divided in half with a vertical line and the remaining lines drawn are on an angle and rectangles which are worked in to the video to achieve the final results of a multi- point perspective.

How To: Sketch a human hand holding a pencil drawing

You may not know how to draw, but but don't let that discourage your from trying. This video will take your fears away and prove to you that anybody can draw if they want to! A little instruction is all anybody needs to succeed. But drawing hands is difficult, right? Sure, hands are one of the tougher parts of the body to sketch, especially when holding something, like the pencil in this drawing. But practice makes perfect, so don't give up.

How To: Draw a figure proportionally

One of the hardest things in figure drawing to master is proportion, but in this video Sheldon shows you how to the draw a figure proportionally. Using the head size as unit of measure, Sheldon will teach how many heads there are in a human figure drawing, a cartoon figure drawing and even in a super hero drawing. After watching this video you will have a firm grasp on the skills needed to draw a figure proportionally every time you put pencil to paper.

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 Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars

Seven easy basic art methods and steps to drawing Anakin Skywalker. The first 1-3 steps illustrates the basic drawing methods for the human head shape, and line placement for a basic human head. The fourth step illustrates basic drawing of the eyes, nose, mouth and ears. Step five illustrates the basic shading around the eyes, nose, ears and mouth. Step six illustrates how to add the shaping and styling of the hair and facial features. The final step illustrates how to shade the hair. It also...

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 Formula 1 Ferrari F60

In this video, we learn how to draw a Formula 1 Ferrari F60. Start out by drawing of the car, then start to shade it in. Shade in the wheels and then the rest of the vehicle with a lighter pencil. After this, use the eraser to erase different parts of the car to make it look more realistic. Draw in darker lines with the pencil to make it more shaded. Then, add in shading on the bottom of the car and continue to darken the care until it's completely filled in. Add in writing on the wheels and ...

How To: Draw a crown of thorns

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a crown of thorns. Users will need a sheet of paper and a drawing utensil. Begin by drawing 4 semi circles. Then link the 4 circles together to form 2 vein-like thorn weeds. Now add detail by adding a rope to bind the thorns together. Then add barbs along the thorns and some more detail to give it realistic look. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy drawing and art, and would like to learn how to draw a corn of thorns to utilize in ...

How To: Draw a paraglider on a computer

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a paraglider on a computer. Start by drawing an oval for the head and attach it with a torso. Now draw the hands in the gliding position. Draw a flat oval and connect it with legs. Now draw the parachute and connect it with the figure. Start outlining the figure and parachute. While outlining, add the details. Once finished outlining, add the colors. Add clouds or any anything else in the background. This video will benefit those viewers who e...

How To: Draw leaves for a nature journal

Get some tips on using watercolor for your art drawings. This video tutorial will show you how to use draw leaves for a nature journal. If you're new to drawing with watercolor pencils, like the Prismacolor Watercolor pencils, this will help you out, especially to help you learn the leaf part proper names. Also, see how put the leaves in a plant press.

How To: Draw manga eyes in 4 different ways

In this video, we learn how to draw manga eyes in 4 different ways. The first one is a wide eyed look where you will draw large eye and then create the pupil towards the top of the eye. Draw in the lids and the top and bottom of the eye high around it. Then, for a female eye, you will need to draw in a large eye as well. But, with these you will draw in the lashes of the eyes on both the top and the bottom. For smaller eyes, you can draw them tall but make them thinner. Crosshatch the eyes to...

How To: Draw the dragon Drago from Bakugan

This demonstration of how to draw the Drago character from Bakugan features a high degree of skill and speed, so if you aren't already pretty adept with Paint and digital art in general you probably need not apply. If you have the desire and patience to really improve you skills at drawing anime-style images in Paint, however, then this video may be very helpful to you.

How To: Draw a surfboard with cool designs

Michael Weisner, professional illustrator and animator, guides you step by step through designing a surfboard. Michael shows us in just a few steps how to draw the basic shape of a surfboard, and then how to add a radical surf-themed design to our creation. Using his example in this video, even the least artistic of us can get a feel for how to design the art for a surfboard. His example includes a moon, a Tiki man and flames. Gnarly!

How To: Draw Yoshi from Mario Brothers in MS Paint

In this how-to video, you will learn how to draw Yoshi from the Mario Brothers universe using MSPaint. First, have a reference photo ready. Open the program and use the line, curved line, and freehand tools to draw the outline. Start off with the face. Outline the body, and then move on to the eyes and mouth. Move on to the outline of the body. Just as with the head, move on to the interior details of the body. Once the outline is finished, fill in the basic green color of the body. You can a...

How To: Draw an adorable fairy in an easy way

This video demonstrates how to draw a fairy quickly and easily. We are taken through a simple step by step process that begins with the simple drawing of several geometric shapes. Using these shapes as a guide we are shown how you can quickly flesh out the distinct shape of a fairy by rounding off edges and adding small details here and there. We are also shown how drawing the hands should not be a daunting task as you are given a simple example to follow. There are several examples of minute...

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