Hot Drawing & Illustration How-Tos

How To: Draw lips and teeth

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw lips and teeth. First, you will need to draw the sketch or outline of the picture. You will need to make sure you take your time to create realistic lines for the lips and the teeth as well. From here, you will add in more lines on the lips to make it look more realistic. Then, add in the teeth in the middle of the lips and shade in the areas that are in between them. When you are finished with this you can add in more shading and lines into this and you...

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 Manga hair (curly vs. straight)

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Manga hair (curly vs. straight). When drawing the straight hair, you will draw lines first at the top of the head to indicate how the hair is coming out of the head. Then, draw some lines around the head you've sketched. Curve the hair around the body and draw it going behind the shoulders. Draw gentle curves so it looks more realistic. Add in lines in the hair to make strands. For curly hair, start by drawing in different shapes that kind of looks like ...

How To: Draw an eye with amazing detail

One of the most emotional and striking things that you can draw is the human eye. It can say everything that you want to say without a single piece of text. But to draw like that requires skill and talent. In this amazing video you will watch as he shows you all the various steps and techniques that he uses to make a truly amazing eye, starting with pencil and eventually finishing with ink.

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 a simple dragon

Dragons are one of the most fun, traditional, and challenging things an artist can draw. Fortunately, Drawing Now is here to help you get started with this tutorial on how to draw a cute, simple, Western-style dragon. Here are their step-by step instructions:

How To: Draw flames

Dirt Design Graphics will show your how to draw a firey hotrod flames. Flames are like a series of water drops. There are many different types of flames you can draw. You can see the difference in the more angular tribal flames which you get by adding a kind of hook at the end. You can do some long seaweed like flame, intertwining flames, double flames, and realistic fire flames all by changing up that same basic pattern. There easy and will make anything look like it’s going really fast so f...

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 the letter "B" as a 3D block letter

This is a clear video showing how to easily draw a 3D letter 'B'. First of all you start by just writing the letter 'B' normally; and then you double outline all of the lines you have drawn, both inside and outside of the letter. Color it in with a block color for a 2-dimensional letter. Then its time to make it 3D! In the middle you just add lines parallel to the 2D letter, and also around the top and left sides of the shape; color this in with a darker color, and voila! You should now have ...

How To: Make your own comic book or manga book

An unknown individual demonstrates in this video how he makes a comic book. He shows the materials that are needed, which are plain white paper and tape. You then fold the paper very neatly in half length wise one sheet at a time. Then you put all the papers together as neatly as possible. Next, you take a piece of clear tape, tear it in half and place one piece on the inside bottom fold then fold it over to the front. You do the same thing with the second piece of tape at the top fold. Final...

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 female body form

Learn how to draw the female body with this tutorial from AEROblivion taking you through an extensive step by step process, hopefully making it easier on you, the artist! By starting at the head and working your way down, and with this tutorial at your side, results are sure to improve overtime!

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 an ice skater

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw an ice skater. Draw the outline of the entire body of the skater first. Draw one of her hands high in the air and her legs crossed on the ground. From here, draw in the details of the face and clothing, as well as the legs. Next, color in the skin of the ice skater and shade in the sides of the limbs. Draw in the ice skates on the feet, then color in the dress over her body. Create lines on the clothing to show the folds and make it look more realistic t...

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 nude woman

If you’ve got someone who’s agreed to pose in her birthday suit, you’re halfway there! Learn how to draw a naked woman by watching this video drawing tutorial. This how to draw tutorial will have you drawing nude females in no time.

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: 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 SpiderMan

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Spiderman. First, draw the outline of Spiderman's body while hanging from a web up in the air. Then, use a darker line to draw over the original sketch of the body. Start to fill in details of the entire body and the face of the character. Next, fill in the small details of Spiderman. Draw the details down to what the bottom of the shoes on his suit look like. Make sure the face has all the right details, then add in lines to the web to make it look more...

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 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 Naruto weaponry

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Naruto weaponry. First, draw the handle in a circle shape, then connect a cylinder shape to that. From here, draw in the point for the knife. After this, shade in the sides of the handle and the base. To draw another weapon, you will draw a circle that has lines pointing out of it. Then, draw diamonds around that and shade in the edges and corners around it. For scrolls, you can draw a cylinder shape with lines in it, then you will draw a wavy line for p...

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 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 bridge

This tutorial from Drawing Now demonstrates how to draw a bridge, one of the most common items in landscape drawing and one for which proper use of perspective is crucial. Watching this is sure to improve you art skills.

How To: Draw a rose step by step with pencil

In this video you will see how to sketch a picture of a rose using a pencil. You will start from the but and work your way outward adding petals. Each line is shown slowly so that it is easy to recreate what is being drawn. This is a basic rose that you can vary to your own esthetic because just like no two flowers re the same neither are two flower sketches.

How To: Draw baggy pants

In this video tutorial from The Graff Tube, learn how to draw graffiti baggy pants. First, draw a u-shape. On each side of that draw two vertical lines. Connect these lines on each side to your u shape creating a box on each side that you will need to shade in and darken. This first portion of the drawing will be the belt and waistline of your pants. From the u shape, draw a wiggly line and then two additional wiggly lines on the outer side. This creates the pant legs. Draw shoes at the botto...