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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 architectural landscape

This video, which is part of series of videos that teach drawing, shows how to draw a complex drawing of beautifully landscaped buildings. This video shows line by line drawing of an architectural landscape and would be easy to follow along. After drawing buildings, stairs with railings, trees, planting boxes, walkways, courtyards, decorative garden items and people, the artist then adds color. By using a few colors, texture and detail is added to this complex drawing. This video makes drawin...

How To: Measure to draw portraits

It takes a lot of skill and practice to draw portraits freehand and have the proportions turn out accurately. It takes time to learn facial proportions. In this multi-part video, you'll learn how to sketch in the proportions of the face so you'll always draw faces accurately.

How To: Draw the classic Sonic the Hedgehog character

In this video, we learn how to draw the classic Sonic the Hedgehog character. First, draw a round circle for the head. Then, draw in the eyes and the hair around the head in big huge lines. After this, sketch in the rest of the body. Then, start add details to the head, drawing in the eyes, mouth, and hair lines. From here, draw in the details of the body and then create the leg and feet clothing as well. Draw a bold black line over all of it, then you will add in shading to finish up this dr...

How To: Make cartoons out of letters

Would you think that you could draw a cartoon duck just by writing the word duck? Or Uncle Sam from the letters US? Well, grab a pen and a piece of paper and get ready to draw. All you need is a pad of paper, pencil, marker, colored chalks or colored pencils, and an eraser. To make a cartoon duck, first, write the word “DUCK” in all capital letters. Draw a face in the “C” by putting in an eye and an eyebrow. Connect it to the “K,” and close up the bottom and top of the “K.” Connect the “C” to...

How To: Draw a skull with a top hat

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a skull with a top hat. First, use a Sharpie marker to draw the nose of the skull and then the eyes. Color these in completely black, since you want be drawing eyeballs in them. After this, draw the skull around it. Draw in the teeth clenched together and then add in lines around the head of the skull to show cracks in the bones. After this, add in additional details around the jaw line and on the head of the skull. When finished, draw on the hat to the ...

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: Draw the Death Star from "Star Wars"

Calling all "Star Wars" fans and artists: this quick video will show you the basics of drawing the infamous Death Star from Star Wars. It's just like draw a planet, except more detailed and intricate, but anybody should be able to draw this cartoon version of the Death Star. It doesn't take a professional cartoonist to get it done. See the full step-by-step instructions at DragoArt.

How To: Draw portrait in chalk pastels

Watch this instructional drawing video to draw a portrait from a photograph in chalk pastels. First draw the outline and fill in a basic skin tone. Build up color and tone by adding layers of pastel, working from light to dark. don't worry too much about blending until you have put down most of the color. Always pay close attention while drawing the eyes to make sure your portraits are accurate and convincing.

How To: Easily draw Hello Kitty

DrawingNow teaches you how to draw Hello Kitty. Start with an oval and make lines for where the eyes and nose will be. Make sketches of the ears, the bow on her head and of the body. You now draw on top of that and you can erase the first outline, as you go along. Draw the nose and color it yellow. The eyes should remain black. Draw 3 whiskers on each side of the face and go on to coloring the body and bow. The bow is a bright red and so is the front of the body. The shirt underneath should b...

How To: Draw two clasping hands

In this video, we learn how to draw two clasping hands. Start off by drawing the two hands holding each others hand. Next, draw a circle above the hands like they are holding something. After this, draw a large flower on the circle and then start to erase the base lines from the drawing. Draw in the fingernails on the picture, then color in the skin color on the nail. Color the flower any color that you would like, then draw in the background to any color you prefer. Shade the wrist of the ar...

How To: Draw Ichigo

If you are inspired by Japanese Manga art then check out this video on how you can draw Ichigo. Ichigo is a fictional character in some Manga comics. He's the main protagonist in the Bleach franchise. Don't worry; you don't have to be a great artist to draw this picture. Step by step instructions are given, ensuring that each line and shape looks correct in the end. You can amaze your friends by drawing this unique character and even teach them how to draw it.

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: 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: Write the letter D in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter D in calligraphy copperplate. Start off by drawing a thin line down the paper, pressing on the pen harder to make a thicker line in the middle, then thinning out at the end. Drag the line to the left making a thin line, then loop it around to the front of the line and make the D shape. After you make the shape, bring the line to the back of the original line and loop it. Do make a lower case letter, make an oval shape with a thick line on the le...

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: 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 nude woman

If you’ve got someone who’s agreed to pose in her birthday suit, you’re halfway there! Learn how to draw a naked woman by watching this video drawing tutorial. This how to draw tutorial will have you drawing nude females in no time.

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