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How To: Draw kids flying a kite on a computer

This movie is a silent animated account of how you draw the final picture (which is shown at the beginning of the clip) of two kids flying a kite. The lines are sketched roughly using pencil, and then over-inked. The original lines are erased and leaving outlines. Then you begin coloring in all the spaces just as you wish. There is no commentary and no music, but all the basic detail is there and you can follow easily the way the characters are drawn and colored from start to finish, making i...

How To: Draw a 3d staircase

This wordless video shows how to draw a staircase in 3d. Start by drawing the steps in one dimension. Extend two lines at the top of the stairs the width you want the steps to be. Draw another line between them to make a square. This creates a landing. Draw two lines downward and parallel to the steps from the line at the top of the stairs. This will create a rail and a second base. Then extend lines from each jut of the one dimensional steps, stretching the lines alternately to the base and ...

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: 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 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: 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 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 a young woman's face in profile

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a young woman's face in a profile. Start by drawing the forehead, then drag the pen down until you reach the nose area. After this, draw down to the mouth, accentuating both of the lips. Next, draw the chin on the face, then the jaw line. After you have done this, start with the eye and make sure you add detail as to where the crease of the eye is at. Next, you will draw in the eyebrow and then start to add in the bangs and the rest of the hair. Add in a...

How To: Draw Charmander from Pokemon

Pokémon is a worldwide phenomenon, and Charmander is one of its biggest characters. In this brief tutorial, our video host shows us exactly how he draws the fire breathing lizard. Beginning with the head, he then goes through the eyes, and finally the body and tail, instructing us to pay special attention to getting the flame, that is the tip of any Charmander tail, just right. Sketching is not as hard as it looks, and watching this video and learning by doing, you'll be well on your way to b...

How To: Draw a track shoe

This video shows you how to draw a track shoe. The instructor begins the video by telling you that he has already started the basics for the drawing. He has already used pencil to make the basic outline of the shoe. He then shows you how to draw the heel, fitting with a marker first. He then moves onto the laces and tip of the shoe. A lot of detail goes into the shadowing of the shoe. The instructor is a professional artist.

How To: Draw a simple boat

This video helps you to draw a boat. First draw the base with double lines. Then draw a cabin and a wheel. Next draw small circles on the base. Now paint the entire lines with black. Next draw spokes on the wheel. Shade the base of the boat with a lighter brown color and over-coat it with a dark brown. Paint the cabin with orange and brown color as shown in the video. Give a dark brown to the outer area of the circles in the base and fill the inner areas with black color. Give a white line to...

How To: Draw an angry tiger

In this video you will learn how to draw an angry tiger using your basic drawing tools. In order to do that just follow these steps and instructions: The first thing to do is to get a pencil and a sheet of paper. These are the tools that you will use for the drawing. Draw the head and the mouth just like in the video. Now draw the body, the legs and draw the right arm in the air. Draw all the other details and complete the sketch. Now you can start to color it. Use the same colors like in the...

How To: Draw a manga fox girl

co23ghttoe is here to show you how to draw a manga fox girl. You first start with a circle and two lines to line up the eyes on the face. The eyes can come out looking pretty rough but with the proper use of eyebrows, it can make a "cuter" expression. You then outline the bottom half of the face, like the cheeks and the chin. Follow up with the hair by dashing your lines down her face. Finish up with her neck and shoulder line. Now is time to add the fox ears. Erase some of her head as demons...

How To: Do a simple drawing of Shy Guy from Mario Brothers

In this how-to video, you will learn how to dry a simple version of Shy Guy from Mario Brothers. You can use a pen or pencil on paper, or even software such as Illustrator or Photoshop. First, start off by making a circle. This will be the face of the character. Draw in the two elongated ovals for the eyes and shade in with black. Next, draw a small black circle for the mouth. Now, draw the hood and robe of the character. The arms and feet are next. Draw the belt and buckle of the character a...

How To: Draw a paraglider on a computer

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a paraglider on a computer. Start by drawing an oval for the head and attach it with a torso. Now draw the hands in the gliding position. Draw a flat oval and connect it with legs. Now draw the parachute and connect it with the figure. Start outlining the figure and parachute. While outlining, add the details. Once finished outlining, add the colors. Add clouds or any anything else in the background. This video will benefit those viewers who e...

How To: Draw a deer from a triangle

This video tutorial is in the Fine Art category which will show you how to draw a deer from a triangle. First you draw an inverted triangle which will make up the face of the deer. Then you draw two small curves starting at the two top corners of the triangle to make the horns of the deer. You can also draw more short curves or straight lines starting from these curves to make up the complete horns. Then you draw the ears starting just below the horns. Draw the eyes and color in the ears and ...

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 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 an eye from a side view

Drawing and sketching an eye side view (profile) lesson video free online lesson. Learn how to draw eye side view (female, woman) Step by Step how to video tutorial lesson. Learn from beginning rough sketch to finish drawing online lesson for comics cartoon illustration.

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 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 an interior perspective room

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw an interior perspective of a room. First, draw a horizontal line, then start to draw squares around it, then add in the back doors and the shelves, counters, windows, and more. Add in details using vortex lines as your focal point. You can use this technique to draw several different perspectives of different rooms. You can draw kitchens, mudrooms, living rooms, bedrooms, and more. You can also add in the little details, including couches, artwork, thing...

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