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How To: Draw an 18 wheeler semi truck

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw an 18 wheeler semi truck. Start out using a pencil to draw the outline of the truck, using lines on a vertical point to make sure everything is even. After this, use your pencil to smudge darker marks throughout the truck. Next, use the pencil to make darker lines for the outline of the truck and add in more details to it. Make sure to draw in the tires, as well as the windshield and the headlights. Turn the paper around to get the best angles while draw...

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 a person's face like a professional

Draw a persons face with this lesson by a professional artist. Start with a basic oval shape. Draw a light guideline through the middle of the face, then a cross line where the eyes might go. Then, draw a line for the nose and mouth. This will leave your drawling divided in three sections. Next, you begin the eyes. Draw oval shapes on the eye line. Then, draw the circles for the middle of the eyes. Then draw in the brows. Next, begin drawing the nose then the mouth. Now you're ready to draw t...

How To: Draw ocean waves

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw ocean waves. The image drawn in this video has water waves clashing into some rocks on shore. Begin by drawing the outline of the rocks on the right side. The horizon line of the image is about 3/4 above the rocks. Then draw a large wave that passes the horizon line. Now paint the sky in gray and paint the rock in shades of black and gray. Paint the waves and slowly build the colors. Use the pencil tool with transparent color to fill in the wa...

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: Begin drawing with perspective

This tutorial will attempt to explain the perspective principle of Field Of Vision. Learn how to draw perspective with a more realistic method than a classic one point perspective practice. This instructional drawing video demonstrates how to draw using a technique that focuses on field of vision, based on the human eye. Your drawing will take on a fish eye effect as you mimic the effect of looking up and down as you draw.

How To: Draw the anime character Kenshin

This is a video tutorial of how to draw Kenshin from the "Samurai X" anime series ("Rurouni Kenshin" is the title in Japan). The tutorial begins with a blank page and demonstrates, stroke-by-stroke, how to sketch out the basic structure, and then builds on this to produce the finished article. The drawing has been carried out using the tools available on's own drawing applet, but the same steps could be done in any drawing program which supports layers. The tutor...

How To: Design and draw a female comic character

Fancy comic books, but don't have the skills to make them yourself? Comic book artists do nothing but draw all day, so it's no wonder they're good at it. But you may need a little more help, and this five-part series will help you along your journey into developing comic characters, specifically the female variety. Photoshop is used in the videos, but you don't need a fancy drawing application to get started. Just pull out the old paper and pencil and follow along. There's a ton of great info...

How To: Draw Joker from Batman

Bring your favorite DC comic characters to life with help from this tutorial! Learn how to draw the evil villain Joker from the Batman series with help from Drawing Now. Search WonderHowTo for more videos rom Drawing Now to learn how to draw a variety of characters and cartoons!

How To: Draw a funny cartoon dog

In this video, we learn how to draw a funny cartoon dog with Brent Harper. First, draw two large eyes that are touching each other. Next, draw the pupils on the inside of the eyes. Next, draw a very large nose underneath the eyes, with a black dot on top of it. Next, draw two ears next to the eyes, then connect the head around the ears. After this, draw out the body of the dog, making it short and fat. Draw in lines to the feet and paws to add detail, then make a tongue hanging out of the mou...

How To: Begin drawing backgrounds

Once you've learned to draw sculptural forms in perspective you will naturally want to begin placing several objects within a common space. You would like to draw a background. The trouble is, when drawing in perspective, there is no flat background. It helps to map out the space using halfway points to make note of significant objects. Watch this four part instructional video to draw several objects against a single background.

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 spiral staircase

This video shows us how to draw a spiral staircase in a very simple way. Firstly a horizontal line is drawn and upon that a rectangle is drawn. Then four lines are drawn from the four corners of the rectangle and all this four lines are meeting at the same point on the horizontal line which was drawn previously. Then another rectangle is drawn behind the rectangle intersecting the four lines drawn from the four corners of the rectangle. And at the rare end, numbers of lines are drawn in betwe...

How To: Draw the sideview of a woman's face

Idrawgirls demonstrates how to draw side view of a woman or a girl. This is a very quick sketch done in Photoshop. First ¾ of a round is made. Then a pointed jaw and a very rough sketch of hair one or two hair, eyes and nose are drawn. Next a thick and dark eyebrow is drawn, darken the eye lashes, and give shade to the eyes. The borders of the face are darkened. Now required shades are given to the face. Now a long slightly bended hair is drawn and given shades. There is a beautiful girl's si...

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: Begin drawing three dimensional objects

Watch this instructional drawing video to draw objects in space. You can draw three dimensional objects if you can create the illusion of depth within a space. If the page is a space, how can you make a series of points appear as though they are floating within that open space? This video includes a few helpful definitions for beginning to draw perspective.

How To: Draw different types of anime/manga hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw different types of anime/manga hair. Different types of hair can completely change the look of a character. For example, if you are going to draw hair on a girl manga character, you will want to make it curly and long. Use long lines with bangs to make this hair look more realistic. For guy manga characters, you will want to add a lot of triangles to the hair to make it look like spikes all over and give him short bangs as well. Give each of these your u...

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