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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 isometric pyramid inside a cube

Fashionable things come and go (remember gladiator sandals?), but truly cool things stay around forever. Take pyramids, for instance. Since the Egyptians (well, arguably, the Mesopotamians) invented them more than two thousand years ago, they still fascinate people all around the world, and the Giza pyramids are still one of Egypt's top tourist traps. And songstress Charice recently devoted an entire song to pyramids.

How To: Draw SpiderMan

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Spiderman. First, draw the outline of Spiderman's body while hanging from a web up in the air. Then, use a darker line to draw over the original sketch of the body. Start to fill in details of the entire body and the face of the character. Next, fill in the small details of Spiderman. Draw the details down to what the bottom of the shoes on his suit look like. Make sure the face has all the right details, then add in lines to the web to make it look more...

How To: Draw the iris of an eye

In this video we learn how to draw the iris of an eye. First, draw the outline of the eye and then draw the first layer of crosshatch on the eye. This is just diagonal lines overlapping each other. For the next step get out your 3B or 2B pencil and go over the first layer that you just made matching the tones of your reference image. Then, add in the darkness for the pencil making it completely black. Leave a square on the upper corner of the eye that is white to create a glare. Then, add in ...

How To: Draw Orihime Inoue from anime series, Bleach

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw the character, Orihime Inoue from the anime series, Bleach. In this drawing, she is walking with one arm upraised and a very serious look on her face. This is a step-by-step drawing tutorial, and you can control each of the steps' speed. You can also pause or replay any of the steps as you concentrate on the details of the sketch. Anyone can draw manga, with the right instructions. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy drawing on the...

How To: Use curvilinear perspective

Check out this video to learn how to use curvilinear perspective. This shows the idea of how to create a curvilinear perspective image. Normally this view would only be used when drawing something incredibly massive. It's a bit like looking through a fish-eye lens.

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: 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 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 bemused lion head for beginners

Simba from "The Lion King" couldn't have done it better himself. In this video tutorial you'll learn how to sketch out a very realistic lion head held in a bemused expression. Whether you love lions or find them frightening, drawing this lion head is an excellent way to gain knowledge of anatomy and how it affects different poses.

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 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: 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 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 a dog by memorizing a funny tale

Dogs are one of the simplest animal to draw. In the first step draw a small stick i.e. simple line with two arms below and a small round on the top. In the second step draw a round circle outside this one. In the third step draw semi-circle on top of the circle adjacent to the outer circle. In the fourth step draw two small circle for the eyes inside the semi-circle and make a small dot inside the small circle. In the final step draw the ears on both sides equally in the way such that it shou...

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 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: Sketch a human hand holding a pencil drawing

You may not know how to draw, but but don't let that discourage your from trying. This video will take your fears away and prove to you that anybody can draw if they want to! A little instruction is all anybody needs to succeed. But drawing hands is difficult, right? Sure, hands are one of the tougher parts of the body to sketch, especially when holding something, like the pencil in this drawing. But practice makes perfect, so don't give up.

How To: Draw people using boxes

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw people using boxes. Start off by drawing a box for the head, then a box for the body that is bigger then the top box. Keep drawing boxes and rectangles to make the entire body, tracing over it with lines, then filling the body in with muscles and bones. After this, make the face and add on hair to the body. Use shading to make the figure look more realistic. The boxes should give you an outline of where each body part will go, and give you a guide on how...

How To: Draw a tree house

This video by Michael Weisner will show viewers how to draw a tree house using a white piece of drawing paper and a writing utensil. In order to save time, the drawing had been roughly outlined in pencil. A rough outline of the desired picture may help before you begin your drawing, otherwise, you may proceed without it. First, you should begin by drawing the base of the tree, which is a simple trunk with roots. Make sure to leave some space along the trunk in the form of missing pieces along...

How To: Draw wispy hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw wispy hair with Matthew Archambault. When drawing these, you will first start off with a light pencil to make the hair look soft. After this, you will want to make the shapes of the strands look unique, then work from light to dark with the different strands. Use a harder pencil mark when you draw the outline of the hair. Make sure you don't do hard edges at all, everything needs to be soft. make sure you are drawing the hair outwards to make it look lik...

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