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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 3D wind flapping flags

Mark demonstrates how to draw flapping flags or scrolls. He starts with a paper in a binder but any paper will work. In this demonstration he uses a pencil to create his drawing but any pen or pencil will do. He draws the flagpole first starting on the left side of the page. He draws multiple circles creating cylinders that you may have learned how to draw in a previous lesion by Mark Kistler. He uses shading to create the effect of a curve and depth of the flag. He shows how to create the ef...

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 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 and color a cartoon

Watch this instructional drawing video to draw and color a cartoon. Use a calligraphy pen to draw think lines and thin lines with a single pen. This allows you to draw expressions quickly and decisively. With a clean brush, dampen the paper where you want to add color. Mix marker colors with water to mix a quick watercolor palette.

How To: Draw a "realistic", angry manga face

Anger is one of the emotions most prominently featured in manga, especially "boy" manga. Thus, knowing how to draw an angry male manga face is an important skill to master if you want to create your own manga-style art. This video demonstrates how to do just that in pencil, starting with the outline of a head. It offers detailed instructions that should enable any budding manga artist to replicate it themselves.

How To: Draw a realistic manga face

In this video, "Miki Falls" manga creator Mark Crilley shows us how to draw a realistic manga face. Manga has a unique style, and if you get minor details wrong it can really add up to make your characters look strange and unappealing. This video takes you through the process of drawing manga faces, step by step.

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 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 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 teenage manga boy

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a teenage manga boy. Start off with the outline of the boy in a light blue pencil. Next, take a dark pencil and draw over the outline, adding in details and clothing to him. Draw in the features of the face and add in short spiky hair on his head. Then, draw in the details of the clothing, making sure to add in lines to make the folds in the clothes. Next, continue to draw in the rest of the boy, then finish with the feet and pants. When you are done, sh...

How To: Draw ocean waves

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw ocean waves. The image drawn in this video has water waves clashing into some rocks on shore. Begin by drawing the outline of the rocks on the right side. The horizon line of the image is about 3/4 above the rocks. Then draw a large wave that passes the horizon line. Now paint the sky in gray and paint the rock in shades of black and gray. Paint the waves and slowly build the colors. Use the pencil tool with transparent color to fill in the wa...

How To: Draw an Indian paint brush

Ever heard of an Indian Paintbrush? An Indian Paintbrush, also known as a Castilleja and Prairie-fire, are edible and sweet plants that were consumed in moderation by various American Indian tribes as a condiment with other fresh greens. Now that you know what an Indian Paintbrush is, here's your chance to larn how to draw one with help from this drawing tutorial presented by Hawks Vs. Pigeon Productions.

How To: Draw a bowl of fruit

There's nothing like a delicious bowl of fruit to fill your body with energy and nurtrition. Now learn how to fill your walls full of energy and nutrition with help from this Hawks Vs. Pigeon Production. In this free drawing tutorial, learn how to draw a bowl of fruit.

How To: Draw Mickey Mouse on a computer

The video is about how to draw a Mickey Mouse in a computer. First draw a little big circle, as head. Then make ears by adding two ears to it. Then draw nose attached to the open mouth. Make eyes above the mouth and nose by putting two rounds. Then make hands like extended to back. Then make the body, slightly bent backward. Then draw legs to the body. Add shoes to the legs. This is the sketch of the Mickey Mouse. Then make the boundaries bold. Darken the round tip of the nose. Color the eyes...

How To: Draw a cartoon witch

Why are witches and cauldrons always shown together? Watch this instructional drawing video to find out and draw your own humorous Halloween witch. To add color, dampen the paper with water and add watercolor paint onto the wet areas. Draw a cartoon witch doing the weekly wizard laundry.

How To: Draw wolf eyes

In this video, we learn how to draw wolf eyes. Start out by drawing the outline for the wolf head. Then you will draw the eyes in an almond shape dragging downward on the nose. After this, zoom in on the eyes with the computer and then fill in darker lines around the eyes. Draw in the pupils on the eyes and add in the details for the corners of the eyes as well. If you want to draw wolf eyes from a side view, draw the outline of the head to give you reference, then draw the shape of one of th...

How To: Sketch a busy street

Miandza teaches you how to sketch a busy street. You start by drawing a horizontal line and add 2 diagonal lines, for all 3 lines to meet in the middle. Using those diagonal lines, draw vertical lines, at the same distance from each other. These will act as buildings. Also start creating the road in the middle. Add details to the buildings like doors, windows or pieces of decoration. Create trees and two large towers in the far end. The road will have a truck and the pavement should be filled...

How To: Draw anime/manga backgrounds

Watch this video to learn how to draw backgrounds for anime and manga. "Miki Falls" manga creator Mark Crilley presents a tutorial on how to draw and color backgrounds for a manga-style illustration. The emphasis is on using color and linework to create the illusion of depth.

How To: Draw different types of anime/manga hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw different types of anime/manga hair. Different types of hair can completely change the look of a character. For example, if you are going to draw hair on a girl manga character, you will want to make it curly and long. Use long lines with bangs to make this hair look more realistic. For guy manga characters, you will want to add a lot of triangles to the hair to make it look like spikes all over and give him short bangs as well. Give each of these your u...

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...