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How To: Draw a robot

In this video, we learn how to draw a robot. Start off by drawing the outline of the robot, then draw in the details of the robot's exterior. Make sure to use squares to make it appear like the robot is a bunch of metal pieces put together. After this, you will fill in the robot with different colors of your choice. Make sure to add in small details around the figure to make it look more realistic. You can also add in shading to make it appear 3D. Once you are finished with the robot, make su...

How To: Draw a Japanese dragon

To draw a Japanese dragon, first render a fierce eye, flesh out the head in a stylized way, extend the long body across the page, and add feet with talons. Sketch a few scales on the body of the dragon with art instructions from a professional artist in this free video on drawing.

How To: Draw snake scales

In this three minute long video the host, Bill Flowers, provided a simple process approach to drawing snake scales; more specifically, Tiger Snake scales. The artist, Bill Flowers, covers every step, method, and process that is involved in drawing a snake scale. Bill Flowers, also known as "The Snake Artist," has had a passion for drawing snakes for quite a while and in this video is sharing that passion with the viewers. Upon complete viewing of the video, viewers will be able to share this ...

How To: Draw a nice witch on a broom for Halloween

In this how to video, you will learn how to draw a witch. First, draw three oval shapes for the head and body. Next, draw the basic out line of the witches and legs. From there, you can add the arms, cape and broom. You can also add a bat and cat if you want. From here, you can go back into the drawing with more detail. Add the buckle and band of the witches hat. Next, draw in the curls of the hair and the eyes, nose, and mouth. Next, add in the folds of the cape. If you drew the cat, add fur...

How To: Draw President Barack Obama

Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to draw President Barack Obama. "Today, YOU will be drawing President Barack Obama-- so grab a pencil and some paper. This video will show you step by step how to draw President Obama. Each step will be shown in two second intervals. Pause each step, as you need to."

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 a basic wolf using simple shapes

In this video, we learn how to draw a basic wolf using simple shapes. First, draw the head of the wolf looking down with it's mouth open. Next, draw two circles to show where the front and back feet will go. Next, draw the fur onto the animal, then draw in the fur. Next, draw in the details of the face and the paws as well. Take your time while you are drawing this and make sure to erase any unwanted lines are you are going along. Add in the fur to detail the wolf and give it more personality...

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 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 a multi-point perspective concept

The video shows how to draw a multi- point perspective by drawing it in easy to view steps. It shows how to draw the subject in the simplest form possible to achieve the finishing results. It starts out with a single horizontal line then the line is divided in half with a vertical line and the remaining lines drawn are on an angle and rectangles which are worked in to the video to achieve the final results of a multi- point perspective.

How To: Draw Itachi from Naruto

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Itachi. First, draw your reference lines on the head so you know where to place the features of the face. Draw in the eyes, adjusting them so they are more towards the left of the face than the right. After this, draw in the bridge of the nose and the nose, as well as features of the cheeks. Next, draw in the nostrils and the mouth, as well as eyebrows and creases around the eyes. After this, draw in ears on the side of the head, then start to draw in th...

How To: Draw a Halloween witch

In this video, we learn how to draw a Halloween witch. There are a ton of different styles of witches you can draw, you just have to choose that one that you like best! No matter which one you choose, you will first start out by drawing the outline of the witch, using a light pencil marking. Draw the head and body, followed by the witch with the broomstick. After this, start to add in more details, such as the face and clothing. Make sure to draw in the hat and add in lines on the clothing to...

How To: Draw a flower using MS paint

Learn how to draw a flower in MS Paint in this video tutorial from Shannon. In the first step, you will need to draw a circle with the shape tool. To create the petals, you will need to draw additional circles surrounding the first circle. Use the paint brush tool in green to create the stem and leaves, which you will draw free-hand. Using the bucket tool, fill in the leaves and the petals of the flower. Shannon also shows in this video how to draw a bird next to the flower with the paint bru...

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 the female body

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw the female body. First, you will draw the outline of the body, starting with the basics. Then, start to shade in the different areas of the body and create contours. Make sure to draw longer and leaner lines to create a more feminine figure. Draw in her hips and make her body curvy, not just one straight line. After this, add in lines to the body to make it look more realistic and show the contours. To finish this, add in white for lighting and then cont...

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...

How To: Draw Chibi Kakashi from Naruto

Big fan of hugely popular Japanese manga series? You're definitely not alone. In this drawing tutorial, learn how to draw Chibi Kakashi with help from Drawing Now. Search WonderHowTo for more videos from Drawing Now to learn how to draw a variety of characters and cartoons!

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 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 wolf eyes

In this video, we learn how to draw wolf eyes. Start out by drawing the outline for the wolf head. Then you will draw the eyes in an almond shape dragging downward on the nose. After this, zoom in on the eyes with the computer and then fill in darker lines around the eyes. Draw in the pupils on the eyes and add in the details for the corners of the eyes as well. If you want to draw wolf eyes from a side view, draw the outline of the head to give you reference, then draw the shape of one of th...

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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