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How To: Draw a Boat in Two Point Perspective

VCAD instructor Glen Kennedy, who has worked for several large studios throughout his career, including Disney, Universal Studios and Marvel Productions, introduces fundamental drawing techniques to encourage young artists to develop and hone their drawing skills. In this five-part drawing series, viewers can follow along with Glen to learn how to sketch a boat in two-point perspective.

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 Goku from DragonBall Z

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Goku. First, you will start drawing the outline of the face, including the features of the face. After this, darken around them by drawing with the pencil. From here, draw in the hair on the top of the head and the ears on the side of the head. Next, you will draw in the neck and the rest of the body as well. Add in lines on the body to show the contours and the muscle on the body as well. Finish this off by adding in shading and erasing any background l...

How To: Draw a sphere in 3D

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a sphere in 3D. First, draw a circle and a square around it with a light pencil. From here, you will use the side of the pencil to shade in the sides of the circle. Then, draw a half circle next to the circle to make it look like it's shadow. Shade that in and then add in more dark markings to the circle, leaving a small white area on the top of it. After this, draw in the outline of the circle and erase any stray lines. This will complete your sphere, e...

How To: Write the letter T in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter T in calligraphy copperplate. Start by drawing a thick line that follows out a loop that curves to the left hand side. After this, create a loop at the top of the line, on the left hand side. Draw this out and cross the line over the top to make the T shape, ending with a slight curve at the end. To make the lower cased letter, draw a thin line, then draw a thick line over it, then cross a thin line across the top middle of the letter. Now you w...

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 a mountain landscape using charcoal techniques

Drawing is an excellent exercise for the brain that also lets your mind wander. This video tutorial demonstrates how to draw a serene mountain landscape using charcoal techniques. Begin with a simple sky and mountain range, then add trees and a beach. Pencilling in water will help to bring the trees to the foreground. Finally, add shadows and a waterfall to provide a sense of depth to the entire rendering.

How To: Draw Sokka of Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw the character Sokka, from the show Avatar and the Last Airbender. Begin by drawing a circle for the head and a rectangular torso. Add the arms and a boomerang in one hand. Now add the legs and feet. Draw some guidelines on the face and add the hair. Draw the face and start outlining the whole image. Add the details while you outline. Erase the guidelines and start adding the color. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy drawing in the...

How To: Draw a cube in 3D

Learn how to draw a cube in 3D with two point perspective in simple steps. First draw a simple cube on a piece of paper by outlining it using a pencil. Now darken the right front side and its top side by sketching the area with the pencil. Now sketch out an image coming out from right side of the cube like a shadow. Sketch the insides of the shadow part and darken the right side of the cube. When finished sketching draw a line to the left and right side of the cube in its middle.

How To: Draw a realistic human eye

In this video tutorial, "Miki Falls" manga artist Mark Crilley shows us how to draw a realistic eye. For any artist who aspires to draw realistically, it's essential to get eyes right. The eyes, after all, are the "window to the soul," and if something's off with a drawing of an eye, we will always notice.

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 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 a cartoon dad

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a cartoon dad. First, draw the oval for the head and then draw the hair and the facial features on with an outline. After this, color in the skin, hair, and collar of the shirt. Next, add in details for the hair and the face to make it look more realistic. Then, color in the shirt and outline the head and rest of the body with a black thick paintbrush. Draw on glasses to the face underneath the eyes to give the dad an older look. Then add shading and whi...

How To: Draw a cylinder

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a cylinder. First, you will draw the sides of the cylinder and then the curves for the top and the bottom. After this, complete the circle at the top and then shade in the side with crosshatching. From here, draw some lines to shade in on the side next to the cylinder. If you want to draw a cylinder on its side, draw a box around it first and then continue to draw. Make sure all your lines are equal to each other so it evens up and looks more realistic f...

How To: Draw a quick and easy Batman cartoon

In this video you will learn how to draw a Batman cartoon in a quick and easy way. In order to do that just follow these instructions from the video: The first thing that you will need to do is to draw the head of the cartoon. Now draw the body lines and the hands of the cartoon. The next thing to draw are the legs and the cape. Use a marker to draw over the sketch and complete the drawing with all of the details. The last thing to do is color the drawing with the colors used in the video.

How To: Draw a hand on a hip

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a hand on the hip. Start out by drawing the arm first. You will need to make sure to add in the different features of the arm to make it look more realistic. After you have drawn on the arm, then you can draw on the hand angled like it is sitting on a hip. Make sure you draw the fingers close to each other, not clenched or spread apart. Once you have finished, you can draw on the lines on the hands and the arms, then use shading to finish up the hand on ...

How To: Draw animal paws from the front

In this video, we learn how to draw animal paws from the front. First, draw the wrists for the paws and make the bottom part wider. After this, draw on the nails on the very front of the wrists. Make sure to add on a pointed tip for the claw on the top of the nail. After this, start to add in additional lines around the joints in the paws to make it more bold. Then, you will need to add in additional lines on the sides to make it look like hair. This will complete your paws, have fun with the...

How To: Draw a basic eagle

In this video, we learn how to draw a basic eagle. Start off with the outline of the eagle with a light pencil. After this, use a bold paintbrush to fill in the outline of the bird and then use marks to make the wings show the feathers better. Next, draw in the facial features and the beak, as well as the tiny feet on the bottom of the body. Next, color in the bird to be brown and then color the sky white with blue to show it's cloudy. When finished, save this and enjoy your basic eagle drawing!

How To: Draw the head of a Native American Indian chief

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw the head of a Native American Indian chief. First, you will draw the outline of the head as well as the head dress that he is wearing. Draw in lines to show where the jaw lines, cheeks, and other facial features are. After this, draw in the details of the face then get to work on the headdress. Add in details to this, then start to add in colors to it, making it as colorful as you would like it to be. When finished, add in some feathers at the bottom and...

How To: Draw a KTM X-BOW "ROC" car

In this video we learn how to draw a KTM X-BOW "ROC" car. Start out drawing the outline of the car, adding in the details for all the areas. After this, shade in around the tires and on the hood, back, front, and sides of the car as well. Then, add in dark shading to the areas that you originally shaded. Fill them in completely so it's black, then use the eraser to crease a highlight on the different areas of the car. When finished with adding details, you will have a great drawing of a uniqu...

How To: Draw a Formula 1 Ferrari F60

In this video, we learn how to draw a Formula 1 Ferrari F60. Start out by drawing of the car, then start to shade it in. Shade in the wheels and then the rest of the vehicle with a lighter pencil. After this, use the eraser to erase different parts of the car to make it look more realistic. Draw in darker lines with the pencil to make it more shaded. Then, add in shading on the bottom of the car and continue to darken the care until it's completely filled in. Add in writing on the wheels and ...

How To: Draw Tenten from Naruto

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Tenten. To start this character, draw a light circle along with lines in the middle for reference points. Use a bolder line to draw the chin and then the eyes, nose, and mouth. also make sure to draw in slight eyelashes and eyebrows above the eyes. After this, draw a line around the head and erase the background lines. Draw ears on the top and then start to fill in the hair for the bangs on the front of the face. Finish this off with a headbands, then dr...

How To: Draw a neighborhood using an imaginary box

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a neighborhood using an imaginary box. First, draw a straight line and then the boxes should go around it. Continue to draw additional boxes around the line, then fill them in with the outline and further details. Draw in the roof, walls, windows, and doors. When you finish with the details, start to shade them in and then add in the street details. Make sure to give the ground some rough edges and also add in lights on the street. Add as many details as...

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...