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How To: Draw a twisted skull

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a twisted skull. First, draw the outline of the skull and then start to draw in the jaw line around the middle. After you have this drawn out, draw in the teeth on the top and bottom of the face. Then, draw in the eye sockets and the nose shape. From here, start to add in lines that look like cracks around the top and sides of the skull. There is no perfect way to draw this, draw it how you feel it should look! Add in some shading to show the depth and c...

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 female body proportions in the manga style

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw female body proportions in the manga style. First, you will need to mark your paper evenly with lines to see where you want the head to be at. After this, draw down the rest of the body, looking at the lines as you continue to draw. Use these lines as measurement tools to make the body look proportionate. For example, the head should start at one and the fingers should end at the fifth line. The waist should come at line 3 or 4, then you can finish off t...

How To: Draw Super Shadow from Sonic the Hedgehog

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Super Shadow from Sonic the Hedgehog. Start off by drawing the spikes for the hair, then draw the ears and the eyes on the face. After this, draw the arms, upper body, lower body, and legs. When you are finished with this, use a dark pen to outline the cartoon character and draw in any additional details. Next, you will add in colors to the character, using reds on the outside of the hair and legs, then orange and tan on the inside. Finish this off with ...

How To: Draw Shadow the Hedgehog

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Shadow the Hedgehog. Start off by drawing the head and then add in the spiked hair. After this, draw in the details of the eyes and continue down to the arms and the rest of the body. Draw in the feet and a gun in the character's hand. Now, use a pen to start drawing the outline over the pencil marks that you just made. Continue on to draw in details on the picture that make it look more realistic. After this, color in the picture with colored pens and u...

How To: Draw a polar bear

In this video, we learn how to draw a polar bear. Start off by drawing a round circle for the stomach, then draw the head next to the stomach. This should make it look like the polar barn is crouching low to the ground. Next, draw on the four legs to make it look like the bear is walking. After this, draw in darker lines to outline the bear further and then draw in a baby polar bear next to the mother. To add a special touch, draw in snow and ice around the bears. When finished, sign your nam...

How To: Draw an olive tree

Michael Weisner, an animator and a graphic designer, shows us in this video how to draw an olive tree using a piece of writing paper and a writing utensil. First, it should be taken into account that olive trees are grown in rocky soil, which other trees cannot be grown in and the soil around the base of the tree should be rocky ground. Next, proceed to the trunk of the tree, which is a curved and branching structure. After that, we are shown to move on to the leaves of the tree, which are cr...

How To: Draw Mr. Krabs from "Spongebob Squarepants"

S.G. Russel shows how draw Mr. Krabs by first drawing his head, which is a bumpy texture. After doing the left bumpy side, he draws the right side, and then curves it around for a smile. Then connect the right and left side of his face with a circular line on the bottom. Draw a squiggly line in the middle of the right line for his nose. Then draw long tubes on the top of his head for his eyes. Draw his pupils with a glare in the middle and three eyelashes on each. Almost in an anime like styl...

How To: Draw a realistic female portrait

The artist begins by sketching house the outline of the face and body using a pencil. Then he begins to form the eyes, nose, hair and ears, and applies a gray mask to the face which is then covered by the tan coloring of the woman. The lower body is applied with a lighter mask which is converted to the white furry coating of the coat. The drawing is then smoothened out showing us the main features of the realistic woman. Using the software and computer graphics that he uses, the hair, eyes, a...

How To: Draw a cartoon tiger

Are you having trouble with your animal drawings? Doodlekat1 shows us how to draw a cute cartoon tiger easily! You will need: blank piece of paper marker or pencil. For the head: Draw a big semi-circle and a small circle in the middle. Connect them using little curves then add the ears. For the nose: Draw a triangle on the top of the small circle then add the mouth, three dots and some whiskers. Draw two big shaded eyes. Draw stripes of varying sizes at the top and the sides of the head. Add ...

How To: Draw Naruto character eyes

One of the hardest parts about drawing the famous manga character Naruto is his eyes. No matter how hard you try, it seems they're never quite right, but with a little practice, those anime eyes will be perfect. DragoArt has this video tutorial on how to draw Naruto character eyes. Get more detailed instructions on the step-by-step cartoon drawing here.

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 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 manga face sideways

In this video, we learn how to draw a manga face sideways. start by drawing a round circle with a light pencil. After this, draw a chin that is from the side view. Next, add on the nose and make the chin look more prominent, like you are seeing the profile of the face. After this, draw on the ear to the center of the face, then start to add in further details. Make the eye and add shading by the nose to make it appear as though there's another eye. Add in eyelashes, then start to add in hair ...

How To: Draw a biomechanical-themed tattoo sleeve design

Designing a tattoo sleeve is a challenging and important task for any tattoo artist or recipient, as they are huge, expensive, nearly impossible to hide and, like all tattoos, with you forever. This four-part video demonstrates the sketching and inking of a sleeve design with a a biomechanical theme. It is unmeasured and would need to be refined and drawn again before it could go on a body, but is a good place to start.

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 Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Tohru Honda. Start out by drawing a circle for the head, then lines on the face to reference where the facial features go. After this, draw a stick for the body alone with a neck. Draw in circles where the shoulders go, then start drawing around that to create the body. Draw on the school uniform for her, then draw on the ear and additional details for the uniform. After this, draw on the bangs and the hair, then add on the bows to the hair. Then, draw o...

How To: Draw a simple and colorful clownfish (pez payaso)

Capture the charisma of the clown and the charm of a marine fish into a masterpiece called the clownfish! Actually, the clownfish is as real as they come, with bold vertical stripes and bright coloration, and are sometimes referred to as anemone fish, because they live in close proximity to anemones. This video illustrates the step-by-step details to drawing a clownfish. "Pez payaso" is the Spanish translation of clownfish.

How To: Draw an anime fox step by step

This video illustrate us how to draw an animated fox step by step. Here are the following steps:Step 1: Take a piece of paper and pencil.Step 2; Draw a small oval shape, this is the face of the fox and within this face draw two lines representing the eyes. Draw a small circle between and a bit lower then the eyes representing the mouth.Step 3: Draw the body of the fox by drawing a hands free semicircle and extend the semicircle with two very small circle on the lower side representing the leg...

How To: Draw Sonic from Sonic the Hedgehog

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw Sonic from the Sonic the Hedgehog. Begin by drawing a circle for the head and 2 triangles for the ears. Then draw the lines for the spikes and a small oval for the stomach. Now draw the hands, legs and feet. Draw the eyes. Now draw the tail and outline the image. Add the details and delete the guidelines. Start adding color to the image. Add some darker colors around to create shading. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy drawing on...

How To: Draw anime/manga hair

"Miki Falls" manga creator Mark Crilley presents a tutorial on how to draw manga or anime hair. The first character's hair is drawn entirely in real time, with continuous spoken explanation. Drawing hair is one of the most important components of anime and manga figure drawing, this video will show you how.

How To: Draw the character Katara from Avatar

In this video, we learn how to draw the manga character, Katara. Start out by drawing the basic outline of the character. Have her hands out in the air, like she is in a striking position. Then, add in the details of her face and hair, then work your way to adding in the details of her arms and the rest of her body. Draw a long dress on her, adding in the lines to show folds in the dress. Once you have finished with all the details, start to add in the colors to the skin and the outfit. Finis...