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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 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 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: Write the letter P in calligraphy copperplate

This video demonstrates how to write the letter P in calligraphy copperplate. The technique that is illustrated in this video show you the proper way draw the letter P effectively and beautifully. The video first shows you how to draw the capitalized letter P. The first step is to create a slightly S-curved stroke downward from the top margin to the bottom-middle margin--thickness in the middle. You end the line with a curled tail. To complete the letter you then have to draw a looping, curle...

How To: Draw a hot Ecchi girl on Open Canvas

This video drawing tutorial demonstrates the quick sketching of a hot anime girl character in Open Canvas. Use the method as a basic guideline for your own sketches, modifying stance, pose, proportion, and other finer details to make the work of art your own. Check out this video art lesson and learn how to draw a hot Ecchi girl on Open Canvas.

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 male torso or man's body for anime or manga

This instructional video will teach how to sketch and draw the male body (a man's torso or upper body, chest, abs, rib cage, and shoulders) for character design, comics, manga, anime and video game concept art. Learn step by step how to draw from a simplified torso and upper body using geometric shapes. Learn how to sketch and construct a basic body form quickly. The video demonstrates and narrates how to quickly create an efficient concept design from concept idea into a fantasy or sci-fi ch...

How To: Draw a ballerina

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a ballerina. Start off by using circles and basic lines to draw the outline of the ballerina's body. Then, use a darker brush to create the body and add in the details of it as well. Draw one leg up in the air, while the ballerina is standing on the other with her arm raised high in the air. Erase any background lines, then start to draw in details of what the ballerina is wearing on her body. Draw in additional details around the figure, then when you a...

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: Draw fancy letters

To draw fancy letters, block out the basic outline, begin adding ornate details inside them and even add vines and filigree around the outside of the letters. Draw fancy letters to start off a new chapter in a book with creative tips from a professional illustrator in this free video on drawing.

How To: Write the letter G in calligraphy copperplate

This video demonstrates the procedure involved in writing an uppercase "G" and lowercase "g" in Copperplate. You will need a writing utensil and something to write on. In the video, a nib and black ink were used on lined paper. The letters should be written slowly and carefully to avoid errors. The video may be useful for people who want to learn how to write a "G" or "g" in Copperplate style. After watching this video, a viewer would know how to correctly write a "G" or "g" in Copperplate.

How To: Draw flames

Dirt Design Graphics will show your how to draw a firey hotrod flames. Flames are like a series of water drops. There are many different types of flames you can draw. You can see the difference in the more angular tribal flames which you get by adding a kind of hook at the end. You can do some long seaweed like flame, intertwining flames, double flames, and realistic fire flames all by changing up that same basic pattern. There easy and will make anything look like it’s going really fast so f...

How To: Draw a rose step by step with pencil

In this video you will see how to sketch a picture of a rose using a pencil. You will start from the but and work your way outward adding petals. Each line is shown slowly so that it is easy to recreate what is being drawn. This is a basic rose that you can vary to your own esthetic because just like no two flowers re the same neither are two flower sketches.

How To: Draw a rose garden with Michael Weisner

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a rose garden. Begin by marking the locations of the objects. Then draw the rose bushes around the garden pathway. Draw the lines with some cross hatching. This will give the bushes some form and feel. Add some circular boxes in the bushes to represent the roses. On the pathway, add some grass on the edges and stones on the path. In the center, draw a center piece and draw an arch over it. Finish by adding details to the roses. This video will...

How To: Draw Disney's Winnie the Pooh

This is a video tutorial that is showing its audience how to draw Winnie the Pooh from Disney. The first step in drawing Winnie the Pooh is to draw a light circle that will end up being Winnie's head. Then draw construction lines through the circle for the mouth, eyes, and nose. Next you should draw the eye line off of the construction line that you made earlier. Next lightly sketch his other facial details such as his mouth and nose. Then you should draw his ears on and detail his facial str...

How To: Draw Pucca

This how-to video offers you a simple, straight forward lesson about how to draw one of the simplest and funniest anime characters ever seen in a cartoon. She is none other than Pucca. The video consists of a simple walk through that shows you how to draw this unique character line by line. Starting from a simple white background, you slowly progress by drawing the silhouette, followed by the clothes, facial expressions, tiny details and in the end a simple, elegant pink background. If you fo...

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: Make your own comic book with Bruce Blitz

Want to learn how to make your own comic book? This instructional video will teach you how to take your created character and their powers and enter them into a comic book world. The first step, is to decide whether your character will be acting as a hero or villain. Next, you must create the setting. This is followed by the conflict of the story. Finally, the resolution. The hero must defeat the villain and everything is back to normal. The video then takes you through a sample comic book an...

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: 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 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 realistic manga face

In this video, "Miki Falls" manga creator Mark Crilley shows us how to draw a realistic manga face. Manga has a unique style, and if you get minor details wrong it can really add up to make your characters look strange and unappealing. This video takes you through the process of drawing manga faces, step by step.

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...

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 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 ...

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