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How To: Draw 3D wind flapping flags

Mark demonstrates how to draw flapping flags or scrolls. He starts with a paper in a binder but any paper will work. In this demonstration he uses a pencil to create his drawing but any pen or pencil will do. He draws the flagpole first starting on the left side of the page. He draws multiple circles creating cylinders that you may have learned how to draw in a previous lesion by Mark Kistler. He uses shading to create the effect of a curve and depth of the flag. He shows how to create the ef...

How To: Draw a simple brontosaurus (brontosaurio) dinosaur

Enter the Jurassic Period with this drawing tutorial on the dinosaur commonly referred to as the brontosaurus (or just brontosaur). It's actual genus is called apatosaurus, which is a sauropod dinosaur, one of the largest land animals ever! This how-to illustrates the step-by-step details to drawing the mighty brontosaurus. "Brontosaurio" is the Spanish translation of brontosaurus.

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 Walt Disney character, Pluto

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Goofy. First, draw the nose and then draw in the face. After this, start to extend the face down with the neck and a collar. After this, draw the back of Pluto and then his four legs like he's walking. Next, draw a darker line over the picture, then draw a tongue hanging out of the mouth and eyes and ears. Make sure to draw the tail, then start to color the picture with Pluto's signature colors. Add in any additional details, then save your picture onto ...

How To: Draw a sphere in 3D

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a sphere in 3D. First, draw a circle and a square around it with a light pencil. From here, you will use the side of the pencil to shade in the sides of the circle. Then, draw a half circle next to the circle to make it look like it's shadow. Shade that in and then add in more dark markings to the circle, leaving a small white area on the top of it. After this, draw in the outline of the circle and erase any stray lines. This will complete your sphere, e...

How To: Draw Itachi from Naruto

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Itachi. First, draw your reference lines on the head so you know where to place the features of the face. Draw in the eyes, adjusting them so they are more towards the left of the face than the right. After this, draw in the bridge of the nose and the nose, as well as features of the cheeks. Next, draw in the nostrils and the mouth, as well as eyebrows and creases around the eyes. After this, draw in ears on the side of the head, then start to draw in th...

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 a Japanese dragon

To draw a Japanese dragon, first render a fierce eye, flesh out the head in a stylized way, extend the long body across the page, and add feet with talons. Sketch a few scales on the body of the dragon with art instructions from a professional artist in this free video on drawing.

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 Bugs Bunny from Looney Toons

Bring the lovable characters of Looney Toons home to your bedroom walls with help from this drawing tutorial! Learn how to draw Bugs Bunny from Looney Tunes 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: 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 anime/manga backgrounds

Watch this video to learn how to draw backgrounds for anime and manga. "Miki Falls" manga creator Mark Crilley presents a tutorial on how to draw and color backgrounds for a manga-style illustration. The emphasis is on using color and linework to create the illusion of depth.

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 City in One Point Perspective

Video: . Step 1: Today We Are Going to Draw a City in One Point Perspective -- Buildings in the City Going into One Point Perspective. Let's Start Our Drawing with the Vanishing Point and Horizon Line. In Order to Get the Feel of the Drawing We Need to Determine Where Vanishing Point Will Be. Feel Free to Improvise and Change It Depending on What You Want to Achieve. Start Mapping Lines in.

How To: Draw a hyper-stylized Sonic the Hedgehog

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a hyper-stylized Sonic the Hedgehog. To start, you will draw the outline of the entire body of Sonic. Make sure you draw in the huge spikes for the hair as well. Next, you will draw in the eyes, muzzle, and nose on the face. Then, you will draw in the stomach area, the feet, and the hands. After this, clean up any background lines and color the character in completely. Next, shade in darker colors on the sides of the body to give Sonic more depth and mak...

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 a leopard

Start with a faint outline of the leopards head which is an oval shape and is body which is connected to the head, then add the outlines of the legs ears and tail. In the oval draw the proper perspective lines for the face of the leopard. Now draw the outline of the tree or branch the leopard is laying on. Begin to darken the outlines, drawing with proper perspective, while adding the outlines for facial features. Add your shading depending on your light source then begin to erase the faint l...

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