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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 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 scenery

In this video, we learn how to draw a simple scenery. Start by drawing a horizontal line across the page. From here, draw reference boxes along the middle of the line. Now you can start filling in more details, making buildings out of the boxes. After this, make people outside of the buildings, then make a street and trees in the background. Fill in shading and lines to make the picture more realistic. The key to this is to learn how to start with your reference point to make everything flow ...

How To: Draw a snowman's face

Michael Weisner shows aspiring artists how to draw a snowman's face on a piece of paper using any writing utensil. In order to save time, Michael has drawn a rough outline sketch in pencil to give an idea of what the finished product should look like. However, it is not necessary to do this and by following the directions, one should be able to sufficiently draw a the snowman. First, begin by drawing a circle for the head and then two large circles for the coal eyes, adding detail to show tha...

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 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 transparent objects

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw transparent objects. Start out using light pencil markings, and draw the basic shape of the bowl. After you have the round top and have make it three dimensional, add shading to the bottom circle in the bowl so that you can see the bottom of the inside. After this, add shading to the side of the bowl to give it a realistic feel like it's sitting on a table. Next, use your eraser to remove some of the shading, then fill in darker pencil marks onto these s...

How To: Draw people in a landscape

Watch this instructional drawing video to draw people within a landscape. Remember, objects that are up close appear larger and more defined than they do from a distance. When you draw people in a landscape, you should treat them the same as any other form in the landscape. Imagine that a close up view of a person is actually a landscape drawing.

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 Michael Jackson dancing

Hang the King of Pop on your wall with help from this video! Learn how to draw Michael Jackson doing one of his famous dance moves 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: Make your own comic book or manga book

An unknown individual demonstrates in this video how he makes a comic book. He shows the materials that are needed, which are plain white paper and tape. You then fold the paper very neatly in half length wise one sheet at a time. Then you put all the papers together as neatly as possible. Next, you take a piece of clear tape, tear it in half and place one piece on the inside bottom fold then fold it over to the front. You do the same thing with the second piece of tape at the top fold. Final...

How To: Draw a realistic female eye

Drawing realistically proportioned eyes is one of the many aspects that make drawing the human face such a challenge for artists. This video demonstrates and includes detailed instructions for how to draw a realistic female eye in pencil. No kooky giant anime eyes here, this one looks real!

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 Superman from DC Comics

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw superman from DC comics. Start off by drawing the head and adding in the hair on top. Give the character a strong jaw line and eyes that look serious and focused. Continue drawing down, outlining the lips and nose, then making broad shoulders. Draw a cape over the shoulders and continue down making a line where the neck and breast plane connect. Draw the "s" sign on the costume, then continue by drawing the Superman logo behind the character. Now, star t...

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: Draw a cartoon dad

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a cartoon dad. First, draw the oval for the head and then draw the hair and the facial features on with an outline. After this, color in the skin, hair, and collar of the shirt. Next, add in details for the hair and the face to make it look more realistic. Then, color in the shirt and outline the head and rest of the body with a black thick paintbrush. Draw on glasses to the face underneath the eyes to give the dad an older look. Then add shading and whi...

How To: Draw a cartoon golden retriever puppy dog

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a cartoon golden retriever puppy dog. Start off by drawing the face with intersecting lines on it so you know where the nose, eyes and mouth go. Then, keep outlining the rest of the body including the legs and tail. Next, use a darker brush to go over the lines and make more of a detailed outline, including fur and eyes. Make sure to use lines on the side of the dog to make the hair look more realistic. After this, paint the inside of the dog using a lig...

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 Toad from Mario Brothers with a Sharpie

This video illustrate us how to draw Toad from Mario Brothers with a sharpie. Here are the following steps:Step 1: Take a piece of paper and pencil and start by drawing a face. Draw two eyes and a tongue by drawing three circles.Step 2: Now from the down side of the face draw an oval egg shape structure bigger then the face ,this is the toads belly.Step 3: Draw two lines cutting half through the belly and without joining them with little space in between draw these line upwards.Step 4: Draw t...

How To: Draw an anime Chibi Gaara from Naruto

Gaara is one of the coolest Naruto characters, and this "little" Chibi version is no exception. The fiery redhead with ice-colored blue eyes and dark black eyeliner is a favorite of many. If you want to learn how to draw this Chibi Gaara anime/manga character, it's really quite simple. DragoArt has this video tutorial on how to draw Chibi Gaara from Naruto. Get more detailed instructions on the step-by-step cartoon drawing here.

How To: Draw The Incredibles

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw The Incredibles. Start out by coloring the background orange, yellow, and white. Then, draw the outlines of the bodies for all of the characters in the family. After this, draw in the details, giving them a 3D type of image. Next, you will color in the clothing and add in the fine details for the hair and the face as well. Erase any background lines from the drawing to clean it up, then add in some shading to make it look more realistic. To finish this, ...

How To: Draw a horse

In this video, we learn how to draw a horse. First, draw the outline of the horse's body. Start with a circle for the head and wispy lines for the rest of the body. Make large shapes that connect to see where the mass of the body will be. Next, draw in the head, tail, back, and legs of the horse. After you have the outline finished, erased the lines inside of the picture. Now, draw in details on the horse. Add in lines to show where the hair is, then draw in the nose and eyes to the face. Als...

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