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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 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: Write 3D embossed text & letters

Need a little help making your 3D letters? This quick tutorial on how to draw embossed or three-dimension letters makes it look pretty easy, revealing secrets on how to get perfectly-shaped three-dimensional lettering for your next art project or handmade holiday card! Write 3D embossed text & letters.

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 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 feathers

To draw birds accurately, you'll need to master drawing feathers. Feathers can be tricky, but if you can learn how to draw them you'll be able to depict birds with grace and accuracy. In this video, the artist walks you through the process, from selecting the materials to drawing the finished feathers.

How To: Draw limbs

You first want to start with doing the outlines of the arm. Basic shapes like tubes are given structure with cross sections. This is to know if your knee is bending or is it straight. To do a gesture properly is to use landmarks. You start from the toes positioning and work your way up from here. Your feet, knee, and torso are your three landmarks. Erasing sharp edges helps to give the effect of a more soft drawing and the limbs seem more realistic. Today we learned that drawing is more about...

How To: Draw a cartoon bird

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a cartoon bird. Using the gray pencil tool, draw an oval shape for the body of the bird. Then create the lines for the wing and tail. Now add the details with black outlines. Then use transparent colors to fill the body, tail and wing with different shades of color. Add details to the wing by drawing some lines. The beak should be short and sharp, and the eyes should be highlighted in white. Color the branch with the brown paint tool and the l...

How To: Draw the face of an anime young man

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw the face of an anime young man. Start out by using a pencil on a white piece of paper, drawing spiky hair at the top of the page. After this, draw in additional lines to create more hair around the face, then draw in the sides and the bottom of the face. Next, draw in the features of the face, including the eyes, nose, ears, and mouth. Then, start to draw the clothing and add shading in on the clothing and the top of the hair. Add in more lines to make i...

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 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 girl's hand

The video demonstrated clearly about how to draw and sketch the hand of a girl in an easy way. First the illustrator drew a rectangular circle in the plain window. Then he drew another rectangular shape close to the first and divided the second shape into two halves so that it will look like fingers.

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: Design and draw a female comic character

Fancy comic books, but don't have the skills to make them yourself? Comic book artists do nothing but draw all day, so it's no wonder they're good at it. But you may need a little more help, and this five-part series will help you along your journey into developing comic characters, specifically the female variety. Photoshop is used in the videos, but you don't need a fancy drawing application to get started. Just pull out the old paper and pencil and follow along. There's a ton of great info...

How To: Draw a hand on a hip

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a hand on the hip. Start out by drawing the arm first. You will need to make sure to add in the different features of the arm to make it look more realistic. After you have drawn on the arm, then you can draw on the hand angled like it is sitting on a hip. Make sure you draw the fingers close to each other, not clenched or spread apart. Once you have finished, you can draw on the lines on the hands and the arms, then use shading to finish up the hand on ...

How To: Write the letter J in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter J in calligraphy copperplate. For the uppercase letter, start by grabbing your calligraphy pen and drag it down so you have a thick black line with a thin line at the top. End the letter with a loop around it, then bring the top line to the left and loop it around, making a semi-thick line with it. To make the lower case letter, make a thin line going diagonally to the right, then dip the pen in ink and bring the pen down in a thick line down. C...

How To: Draw oak bark for illustration

To draw oak bark, first understand the way the bark grows, and use natural, uneven lines to indicate each piece of bark. Render oak bark in a natural way with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. If you learn how to draw oak bark, you can enhance your landscape drawings.

How To: Draw horror anime

This video is about drawing a horror anime.The materials required for this are a large sheet of paper,a pencil and an eraser.To create the anime, you need to fist draw the skeleton, then do the eyes followed by the eye brows. You should add more details to the face as this would help in creating the nose.Switch over to the mouth,then the ears and the hair.After you are finished with the head,erase the inner circle and start drawing the neck.Then you have to draw the shoulders and the collar b...

How To: Draw perspective and depth

Learning how to draw is a very much about learning how to see. Watch this instructional drawing video to begin to draw the illusion of depth on a flat surface. Most people can see perfectly fine and understand the concept of depth in space. However, drawing becomes tricky when you must translate a moving object onto a piece of paper. Learn to draw in the page, rather than on the page.

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: 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 Harley-Davidson V-ROD

In this video, we learn how to draw a Harley-Davidson V-ROD. First, draw the outline of the vehicle using a light pencil. After this, start to add in the details of the wheel and front of the motorcycle. From here, add in shading and additional details to make it look more realistic. Make sure you draw on the small details of the motorcycle because this will make all the difference. Shade in additional details on the drawing and then erase any lines that you don't need. Use the eraser to crea...

How To: Draw an eagle with an American flag

Michael Weisner, a 2D illustrator and graphic designer teaches us how to draw a majestic Eagle on a waving American flag. To start, you should box in the area for the flag. It should be roughly centered on the page, add a bit of a wave to box to simulate the wind on a flag. Complete the rough outline with the flag pole on the left side. Now you can begin with the Eagle. Use an oval to draw the chest of the Eagle and allow you to easily place the wings and other important features. You should ...

How To: Turn the word "dog" into a cartoon puppy

Watch ad Wordtoons demonstrates how to turn to word "dog" into a Cartoon character. Start by writing the word "dog" all lowercase and neat. It won't work if the writing is messy or is in cursive or caps. Then draw a small circle above the "o" and "g" and then draw a line from that circle to the end of the ""d"s stem. Add a loop around the other side of the "d". Then color in the circle that makes up the "g" to make a nose. The "o" and then circle above the "g" will make eyes. Watch the rest o...

How To: Draw male and female manga eyes

In this clip, Mark Rilley teaches how to draw male and female eyes in the Japanese manga style. Breaking down the anatomy, he distinguishes the gender differences between the two in order to give your drawings more masculine or feminine qualities. For more information, and to get started drawing your own Japanese comic-style eyes, watch this free video drawing lesson.

How To: Draw matching cartoon eyes and eyebrows

Drawing eyes is often the most difficult part of nailing down a comic book or manga character, but also the most vital part. Eyes really animate a face, so it's important to master all types of eyes if you wish to become a good artist. This tutorial will teach you how you can contain the eyes and eyebrows in the same plane, or basic shape, to make sure they align evenly. When this sort of method isn't used, often people will draw eyebrows that are disconnected from the rest of the eye.

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