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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: Drawing a realistic cartoon face

This video teaches the secret of drawing a realistic cartoon face in simple steps. First draw an oval in a plain paper using a pencil ,then make a light cross inside the oval. Now make a pair of eyes by drawing a coin like image on both sides of the horizontal line. On the vertical line draw the nose. Make a line below the nose for the mouth. Draw two vertical lines on the sides of oval and erase the line coming out from the oval. Make a light curve from the oval for cheeks and highlight the ...

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 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 glass bottle

In this tutorial we learn how to draw a glass bottle. To start the bottle, you will draw the outline of the bottle starting with the cap to the base. After this, start to shade in the top and around the sides of the bottle. Small lines will create the effect of the bottle seeming to be transparent. After this, start to shade in around the sides of the bottle and on the bottom. Draw the inside lines and the other side as well so you can see that it is clear. Then, use the eraser to smear the c...

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 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: Draw a bridge

This tutorial from Drawing Now demonstrates how to draw a bridge, one of the most common items in landscape drawing and one for which proper use of perspective is crucial. Watching this is sure to improve you art skills.

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: Begin drawing silhouettes

Watch this two part instructional drawing video to begin drawing silhouettes. When drawing any form, try to identify the parts that will appear as a silhouette in your field of vision. Begin to bridge the gap between drawing and painting using contrast and shading to render constructed forms in perspective. Silhouettes may appear flat, but you can work away from a silhouette to draw a series of rounded forms.

How To: Draw a side view of a nude woman

Learn how to draw from a professional artist! This drawing video tutorial will teach you how to draw a side 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 side nude pose.

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.

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 Umbreon from Pokemon

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Umbreon from PokŽmon. Start off by drawing the head and using crossing lines as the reference points for the eyes. After this, draw the neck and body underneath the head. Next, draw the feet, rear legs, and tail as well. Use your pencil to add lines on the sides to make the fur look real. Next, start drawing in details to the character, including; ears, paws, and eyes. Also, draw the nose and mouth to the character. After this, start to shade different p...

How To: Draw a swan

In this video, we learn how to draw a swan. First, draw the head and the neck, then draw an egg shape for the body. Next, draw in the wings for the swan and erase any background lines to make it look more realistic. From here, add in details to the face and make the beak more apparent. Then, you will color in the background and color the swan white, adding in lines for the feathers. After this, use white and grays to create a reflection underneath the swan. Then color the swan with light brow...

How To: Draw an anatomically correct human head

You can't accurately draw a human face - heck, any part of a human body - without knowing about how the underlying bones and muscles contribute to structure. And while disecting is by far the best thing you can do to improve your knowledge in these two fields, we don't all have the ability to do such things. So this video is the next best alternative.

How To: Draw manga/anime girls

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a manga girl. He uses a Photoshop-like program on the computer to generate this character. He starts off the picture by starting off with a basic shape for the body and face. He uses light sketching, before using more thick lines to create the details of her face and body. He draws a lot of lines, to make sure that the girl is symmetrical. He makes it look even more elaborate, to parts such as the hair and face, by layering multiple details.

How To: Draw a plan view

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a plan view. To start, you will draw a horizontal line with a point in the middle. After this, draw lines from the point where you want to draw the buildings in the picture. Then, draw boxes inside the lines that you drew out. Then, you will draw in vertical lines on the bottom of the page, which will act as the ground. Around this, draw circles with scalloped edges for the trees. From here, draw in the rest of the details for the buildings. Finish this ...

How To: Draw a classical portrait

Draw23 presents a video demonstrating how to draw a face. The video uses no instructions or advice, it just shows plainly, in fast-motion, how to draw a realistic portrait. First, an outline of the face is made, including lines indicating where the eyes, nose, and mouth will be placed. The next step is drawing the features with minimal shading. Next, heavy shading is added, and finally, some last-minute details to perfect the drawing. By watching this video, you can see the proper technique u...

How To: Draw bat or demon wings

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw bat/demon wings. Start out using a light pencil marking to make the outline of the wings. You will want to draw wispy lines and make them light to create a light effect on the ends. Once you have the outline finished, use a hard pencil mark to draw over it. Create large wings with hard edges and mark in lines along the middle and the edges of the wings. After you have done this, make sure there is another wing on the side of the wings and then shade to f...

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