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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 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 furry

Jess tries to teach us how to draw a furry. A furry is a type of cute animal. She starts off with a circle like figure and works from there. It is rather hard to follow her strokes as she draws, but it gets easier with practice. Try copying exactly what Jess does, which is to do quick, short strokes with the pencil rather than having a long continuous stroke. Also, the lines she made in the beginning of the video act as a guide as to where they eyes, nose, and mouth will be.

How To: Write the letter S in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter "S" in calligraphy copperplate. First, dab your calligraphy into ink, then start to writ on a your paper. Make a large half bowl shaped curved line, then make a loop and go down, creating a curved line with a dot at the end. To make the lowercase letter, make a thin line, followed by a thick outer line that curves into the large line making a lower case s. When you are finished with both of these, you will have beautiful letters that look great ...

How To: Write the letter H in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter H in calligraphy copperplate. To make the upper-case letter, start off drawing into a thick line, with a curve at the end of the letter. Make the curve end touching the line, then draw it out to the right side of the letter, bringing it back down to a line to make the "h" shape. Next, draw a line across the two lines with a curve at both ends. To make the lower-case letter, start by drawing a thin line to make a loop at the top, then bring it do...

How To: Draw horror anime

This video is about drawing a horror anime.The materials required for this are a large sheet of paper,a pencil and an eraser.To create the anime, you need to fist draw the skeleton, then do the eyes followed by the eye brows. You should add more details to the face as this would help in creating the nose.Switch over to the mouth,then the ears and the hair.After you are finished with the head,erase the inner circle and start drawing the neck.Then you have to draw the shoulders and the collar b...

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 racing car

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to draw the character Lightning McQueen from the Disney movie Cars. Begin by drawing a 3D rectangle. Make it rounded. Add the wheels and windshield. Draw the mouth on the bumper and the eyes on the windshield. Draw the spoiler and add the details of the car. Then erase the guidelines. Then start adding the colors. Add a darker shade of red for shading. Finish by adding the details on the car. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy drawin...

How To: Draw steps in perspective

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw steps in perspective. Start off by drawing a dot in the middle of the paper. From here, draw lines using a ruler coming from the middle diagonally on the top middle and sides. Now, you will be able to draw your pictures using these as a reference point. The lines at the top will show the steps that are at the top and farthest away the closer they get to the dot in the middle. After this, fill in the details of the picture making different items around th...

How To: Draw a simple shark (tiburón)

Master the skill of marine fish by learning how to draw a shark. This is a very easy drawing that anybody can do, in which you'll see how to draw the shark's body, dorsal fin, tail and pectoral fins. This is a very easy, step-by-step illustration of the aquatic beast that terrorizes the waters. "Tiburón" is the Spanish translation of shark.

How To: Draw a female character in manga

This is a instructional video on how to draw a female character in drawing. It is a step by step video tutorial. It is drawing and sketching female character step by step. First start the drawing from face. Eyes, eyebrows and face outlines are drawn first. Then draw back with a ward rope. You should use rough sketch and also constructional lines wherever needed. You should be very careful while drawing the eyes, nose and the hair. You can use shadows when needed. Then complete the ward rope G...

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 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: Write the letter B in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter "b" in calligraphy copperplate. Start off with a piece of lined paper and your calligraphy pen. Create a smooth curved line going down, with a dot that is at the end of the line. After this, create a swirl on the left hand side of the line, then curve it out to make the top of the letter of the humps on the "b". Make sure you grab ink often, especially when you want to make a bolder line. Continue down to make the humps of the letter, then when ...

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 3-dimensional objects

Drawing three-dimensional shapes requires paying attention to the shadows and light that fall on the object. Find out how to draw shapes with a three-dimensional quality with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. Drawing 3d will never be easier.

How To: Draw a hentai style Defective Reaper from Soul Chasers

This video drawing tutorial demonstrates an original fanart of Defective Reaper (meaning not "eyeballed", "copied" ,"pose-jacked", or "traced" from another existing source). For devotees of anime or hentai style, or those looking to get inspired by the Japanese manga type technique, this video will offer some inspiration. Check out this video drawing tutorial and learn how to sketch a hentai style Defective Reaper from Soul Chasers.

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 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 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: Sketch a busy street

Miandza teaches you how to sketch a busy street. You start by drawing a horizontal line and add 2 diagonal lines, for all 3 lines to meet in the middle. Using those diagonal lines, draw vertical lines, at the same distance from each other. These will act as buildings. Also start creating the road in the middle. Add details to the buildings like doors, windows or pieces of decoration. Create trees and two large towers in the far end. The road will have a truck and the pavement should be filled...

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 the face of Michael Jackson with pencil

Michael Jackson appears to be more popular know than he ever was, which always seems to be the case with fallen pop icons. Not just his music either… we're talking about art. Since MJ's death, more and more artists are looking for ways to create their version of musical master, and you can draw him, too. With the help of this step-by-step drawing tutorial, you can have your own Michael Jackson masterpiece.

How To: Draw an olive tree

Michael Weisner, an animator and a graphic designer, shows us in this video how to draw an olive tree using a piece of writing paper and a writing utensil. First, it should be taken into account that olive trees are grown in rocky soil, which other trees cannot be grown in and the soil around the base of the tree should be rocky ground. Next, proceed to the trunk of the tree, which is a curved and branching structure. After that, we are shown to move on to the leaves of the tree, which are cr...

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 a one piece bathing suit

Michael Weisner, a graphic designer and computer animator teaches us how to draw a one piece bathing suit. He starts off by drawing the basic body shape of the bikini. He drew a basic outline of the bathing suit in order to save time, and for the rest of the video he uses a marker to highlight his strokes. In this video, Michael does not narrate much but rather he slowly draws his strokes as to make it easy for the viewer to follow.

How To: Draw a biomechanical-themed tattoo sleeve design

Designing a tattoo sleeve is a challenging and important task for any tattoo artist or recipient, as they are huge, expensive, nearly impossible to hide and, like all tattoos, with you forever. This four-part video demonstrates the sketching and inking of a sleeve design with a a biomechanical theme. It is unmeasured and would need to be refined and drawn again before it could go on a body, but is a good place to start.

How To: Draw a Celtic cross

Ever been interested in drawing a Celtic cross but didn't know how? This step by step instructional video will show you how to create a drawing of a Celtic cross and all you will need is a piece of paper and a drawing utensil like a pen. It shows you how to create the basic shape of the cross and then takes you through decorating the surface with the intricate Celtic designs and knots.

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