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How To: Draw a cup of water with a straw inside

This video is about how to draw a cup of water with a straw inside. For this you have to remember only a very few easy steps:(1) Draw the sides of the cup.(2) Draw an oval for the bottom.(3) Add an oval for the top and draw some water. (4)Then draw a straw. Your cup of water with a straw inside is ready in just a very few simple steps.

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 an anime or chibi Santa Claus

Attention aspiring anime cartoonists! This holiday season make your own holiday cards by drawing your very own anime Santa Claus on the front, with this step by step lesson tutorial on how to make the perfect chibi 'ol Saint Nick and later in the video, how to color it in with the help of your computer's general coloring or paint program. Anime and what is called "manga" (comics and print cartoons in the Japanese language) will make your Christmas card stand out from the rest! Good luck!

How To: Draw a full moon

In this how to video, you will learn how to draw a full moon. First, draw a large circle. Now fill the circle in with an orange color. Add shading with a darker shade of orange to create texture. Next, fill in the back of the moon with a black color. Make sure no white is showing. Next, a silhouette in front of the moon will be created. This is done by creating tree shapes in the bottom half of the moon in a black color. Fill in the outlines with black. Once this is done, your full moon image...

How To: Draw an anime Sasuke Shippuden from Naruto

Sasuke is one of Naruto's most popular characters in the series for both the manga and the anime cartoon. Sasuke was always demanding his parents attention, for which they gave it too his older brother Itachi. All the training and stress his endured for his parents was all washed away when his brother came home and slaughtered the whole Uchiha clan, including his parents. If you want to learn how to draw this dismal Sasuke anime/manga character, it's really quite simple. DragoArt has this vid...

How To: Draw the face of Michael Jackson with pencil

Michael Jackson appears to be more popular know than he ever was, which always seems to be the case with fallen pop icons. Not just his music either… we're talking about art. Since MJ's death, more and more artists are looking for ways to create their version of musical master, and you can draw him, too. With the help of this step-by-step drawing tutorial, you can have your own Michael Jackson masterpiece.

How To: Draw with pastels to be a great artist

Drawing with a pencil and paper is fine for most art that you will never show anyone. If you want to become a great artist, learn to draw with pastels. These tools allow for a great amount of flexibility, including smudging, shading, varying lines and lots and lots of color. Watch this video to learn how to draw with pastels.

How To: Draw realistic lips and teeth

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw realistic lips and teeth. First, draw on your outline for the lips and teeth, using a light pencil. Try your best to get it as natural looking as possible. Now, draw in the shadows and the mid-tones for the lips. Also add in reflective lights and draw in the teeth. Add in details to the teeth and use darker lines to separate them. Use dark creases to form the lips and then continue to add in additional details. When you're finished, darken around the mou...

How To: Draw thumbnails for making a comic book

When shooting a movie, a director creates a storyboard. A comic book artist must do the same thing for drawing a comic book. Thumbnails are small blocks that represent the pages in a comic book. There is no finished work, but sketches. When following the script, the artist needs to be aware how many words are in each frame. The publisher will not be shy about putting the words on top of the drawing, or yelling at the artist. The thumbnails allow the artist to pay close attention drawing varie...

How To: Draw basic desert animals

In under five minutes, illustrator Michael Weisner demonstrates how to draw a trio of cartoon desert animals and it's easy to see how you can take the methods he shows you and apply it to drawing all kinds of creatures. With a few well-chosen strokes of a black felt pen, you can be the one bringing cartoon rattlesnakes, prairie dogs and lizards to life. Succinct, clear and well-presented, this video is an unfussy look at some basic but impressive drawing methods that anyone can use, be they a...

How To: Draw Darth Vader from "Star Wars"

Darth Vader is the legendary sci-fi character from the Star Wars movies. Everyone has heard of the Star Wars Trilogy, right? The older ones from the 70's? Darth Vader is the primary antagonist from those intergalactic space flicks. DragoArt has this video tutorial on how to draw Darth Vader from "Star Wars". Get more detailed instructions on the step-by-step cartoon drawing here.

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 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 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: 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 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 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 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 objects using the "imaginary box" technique

Learn how you can draw an "imaginary box" and then replace the box with 3-D everyday objects. You can learn to do just that by watching this video. There are hundreds and hundreds of objects that you will be able to draw after learning how to draw this imaginary box and build off of it. You can draw a floor lamp, a refrigerator, a house and so much more just by using this neat artist' tip. The lines of the box help you to center your picture and make it look more realistic and the shading is ...

How To: Begin drawing three dimensional objects

Watch this instructional drawing video to draw objects in space. You can draw three dimensional objects if you can create the illusion of depth within a space. If the page is a space, how can you make a series of points appear as though they are floating within that open space? This video includes a few helpful definitions for beginning to draw perspective.

How To: Draw a realistic female eye

Drawing realistically proportioned eyes is one of the many aspects that make drawing the human face such a challenge for artists. This video demonstrates and includes detailed instructions for how to draw a realistic female eye in pencil. No kooky giant anime eyes here, this one looks real!

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...

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