Hot Drawing & Illustration How-Tos

How To: Begin drawing with line control techniques

Learn how to avoid sketchy and redundant lines as you are learning to draw. This instructional drawing video demonstrates how to draw using a point-to-point technique. If you decide ahead of time on the lines you will need, you can achieve a loose and efficient drawing style. Use this technique to try drawing squares, circles and replicating complex patterns. You will begin to convey yourself as a skilled artist when you draw with efficient lines.

How To: Draw Neji Hyuga from the Naruto series

In this video, we learn how to draw Neji Hyuga from the Naruto series. Start by drawing the outline of the helmet, then add in a swirl that is on the front of it. After this, draw in the eyebrows and then draw in the eyes as well. Draw in the pupils and lines around the eyes. next, draw in the nose and draw in the mouth as well. Next, you will draw in the shirt and neck for the upper body of the character. To finish the drawing, you will draw in hair on the helmet and down through the face!

How To: Draw the King of Pop, Michael Jackson

In this video, we learn how to draw Michael Jackson. Start out by drawing the body shape, outlining the clothes first. Draw details on the pants and shirt, then add a hat on top, shading the face. Now, draw hands onto the drawing, along with shoes on the bottom. Next, add details to the hat and a tie to the shirt with a collar. After this, draw on a belt and shading and lines to the jacket and pants. Add shading underneath the hat to make it look as though the face is underneath, then when fi...

How To: Draw Kaname Kuran from Vampire Knight

First of all you have the draw the outline sketch of the body. Draw the head, neck, shoulders and then the upper portion of the body. Now draw the long hair. You have to darken the eyes and the eyebrows. Now darken the outline of the face, hair, ears and the lips. Now draw the collar in the neck. Draw the tie below the collar. Then you have to draw the front portion of the shirt with buttons. Draw the collar of the coat and the top pocket. Now darken the outline of the cat and then draw the c...

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 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 Cheshire cat in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Cheshire cat in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Start out by drawing the large eyes, then drawing in the nose and face around the cat. Add in the many teeth, then draw on the ears of the cat. Shade in the eyes and make the pupils diamond shapes for a more realistic cat look. After this, shade in areas and make it look as though there is hair on the cat. After this, shade in the nose and add hair around the outside of the cat. To make this look more rea...

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 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 an anime girl in Photoshop

In this video, we learn how to draw an anime girl in Photoshop. First, draw the outline of the face, shoulders, and neck using a light touch of the brush. Next, draw in the details of the face and then start drawing in the hair. Use different shapes and swirls for the hair, to make it thick and long around her face and body. Next, draw in her hand and arm. Use a darker brush to fill in the details and draw over the outline, to create the final sketch. Add in eyelashes and feminine details to ...

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 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 Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars

Seven easy basic art methods and steps to drawing Anakin Skywalker. The first 1-3 steps illustrates the basic drawing methods for the human head shape, and line placement for a basic human head. The fourth step illustrates basic drawing of the eyes, nose, mouth and ears. Step five illustrates the basic shading around the eyes, nose, ears and mouth. Step six illustrates how to add the shaping and styling of the hair and facial features. The final step illustrates how to shade the hair. It also...

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 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 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 hot Ecchi girl on Open Canvas

This video drawing tutorial demonstrates the quick sketching of a hot anime girl character in Open Canvas. Use the method as a basic guideline for your own sketches, modifying stance, pose, proportion, and other finer details to make the work of art your own. Check out this video art lesson and learn how to draw a hot Ecchi girl on Open Canvas.

How To: Draw Naruto & Hinata

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Naruto & Hinata. First, draw the outline of the head and then draw the hair and bangs on the top of the head. After this, draw in the eyebrows, eyes, nose, and mouth. After this, draw in the neck and then the rest of the body. Draw in lines to show the folds for the clothing and then draw the body of the other character around this one. Draw Hinata in the same way as you drew Naruto, just make sure to make their faces and hair different. When done, you w...

How To: Draw Optimus Prime of Transformers

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Optimus Prime of Transformers. Start off by drawing the outline of the entire body of the character. Make sure to add in the large arms and feet as well. Next, draw over this to make a more elaborate outline including the details for Optimus Prime. Once you have all the details draw, erase the background lines. Ten, color in the character and add in lines and shading to make it look more realistic. Once you have done this, then you will finish off with a...

How To: Draw Dora from "Dora the Explorer: Pirate Adventure"

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Dora from "Dora the Explorer: Pirate Adventure". Start out by drawing the outline for the character. Then, add in the details for the body, including the hand holding an eyepiece. From here, you will start to add in color to the hands and the clothing on the body for the outline. Add in the facial features and the features of the clothing as well. Then, you will draw in the hair and the hat, along with any other details you left out. Color anything you w...

How To: Draw Walt Disney character, Pluto

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Goofy. First, draw the nose and then draw in the face. After this, start to extend the face down with the neck and a collar. After this, draw the back of Pluto and then his four legs like he's walking. Next, draw a darker line over the picture, then draw a tongue hanging out of the mouth and eyes and ears. Make sure to draw the tail, then start to color the picture with Pluto's signature colors. Add in any additional details, then save your picture onto ...

How To: Draw the Walt Disney character Dumbo

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Walt Disney character, Dumbo. First, draw the ears flying out in the air, then draw the head outline around it. After this, draw in the trunk outline, the eyes, and the hat. Next draw in the body and legs of the character as well. Next, color the background of the drawing and then start coloring the character in with gray. Next, use a paintbrush to outline the body, then add in any details you see fit. Color in the inside of the ears and then color in th...

How To: Draw a 3D ball & cone

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a 3D ball and cone. First, draw a circle with two lines coming out the side of it. After this, add in shading to the bottom of the circle and then draw a shadow coming out of the bottom of the circle as well. After this, draw a light that is shining onto the ball. Make sure you are drawing a black crayon to get the best texture out of this. Draw in darker lines on the circle, then draw lines over the top of the ball and through where the light is shining...

How To: Draw Superman from DC Comics

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw superman from DC comics. Start off by drawing the head and adding in the hair on top. Give the character a strong jaw line and eyes that look serious and focused. Continue drawing down, outlining the lips and nose, then making broad shoulders. Draw a cape over the shoulders and continue down making a line where the neck and breast plane connect. Draw the "s" sign on the costume, then continue by drawing the Superman logo behind the character. Now, star t...

How To: Draw an anime ninja cat

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw an anime ninja cat. Start off by drawing a circle at the top of the page, followed by two cat eyes, one going into the left side of the face. Next, draw a cat ear on the side of the face on both sides, then remove the head line from one ear. Next, draw in a small circular body with a round bottom. Next to this, draw the arm and legs to the ninja cat. Make pants and shoes on the cat, as well as a belt. To finish this drawing, erase any lines that can be r...

How To: Draw with basic shapes

In this Fine Art video tutorial you will learn how to draw with basic shapes and apply them. The four basic shapes are spheres, cubes, cylinders and cones. A sphere is a three dimensional circle. On paper it will look flat without shading. Make sure you practice all kinds of circles. A cube is a three dimensional square. You can make a basic cube by drawing two squares and then join the corners. Cylinders are tubes or pipes. Draw two ellipses and join them by lines. If you are just starting o...

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