Hot Drawing & Illustration How-Tos

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 a manga cute emo girl

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a manga cute emo girl. Start out by drawing the outline of the body, then add in the surrounding details. After this, use a darker marker to draw in the outline and the rest of the details inside the character. Make sure to draw in hair and all of the facial features to make her look feminine. Draw down the rest of the body, giving her a woman's shape and cleavage. Also make sure to draw on a pleated skirt and a tank top. Draw on the legs and feet, with ...

How To: Draw a simple bull (toro)

If you're looking for an easy way to draw a bull, you've hit the bull's-eye in this drawing tutorial. So, if you've been having trouble drawing this mighty land beast, take the bull by the horns and start sketching! See the illustration process, which outlines an easy male cattle art piece. "Toro" is the Spanish translation of bull.

How To: Draw a BMW car

In this video, we learn how to draw a BMW car. Start off by drawing the outline of the car. After this, start to shade the drawing and add in the details of the car. Draw in the windshield, headlights, grill, license plate, and all the other small details. Make sure to use shading underneath the car to make it look more realistic. Also do shading inside the driver's seat to make it look like someone is inside of the car driving. Erase lines where you don't need them to make the car look more ...

How To: Draw Mickey Mouse in MS Paint

Learn how to draw a Mickey mouse on your computer using MS Paint in simple steps. Use the oval tool and draw two medium size circles leaving some space between the other. Now draw a bigger circle by making its top ends meeting the other two circles. Draw two little circle inside the bigger circle for the eyes and draw another circle below the eyes for the nose. Make a curve joining the two eyes and draw its mouth below the nose as shown in the video. Finally draw some hair and give the colori...

How To: Write 3D embossed text & letters

Need a little help making your 3D letters? This quick tutorial on how to draw embossed or three-dimension letters makes it look pretty easy, revealing secrets on how to get perfectly-shaped three-dimensional lettering for your next art project or handmade holiday card! Write 3D embossed text & letters.

How To: Draw 3-dimensional objects

Drawing three-dimensional shapes requires paying attention to the shadows and light that fall on the object. Find out how to draw shapes with a three-dimensional quality with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. Drawing 3d will never be easier.

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 a female anime or manga school girl

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a female anime or manga school girl. Start out by drawing the outline of the character, then drawing in the details along the middle and the body of the character. Use circles inside the body to create a references as to where the body joints would be. Then, draw in clothing on the body and add a sword in the hands of the girl. After this, draw in additional details to the drawing and then focus on the face. Draw in the facial details, then add the hair ...

How To: Draw Maplestory Bigfoot

In this video, we learn how to draw Maplestory Bigfoot. Start out by drawing the outline of the character, then start to draw on the details. Once you have finished the outline of the entire character, start to use a darker pencil or pen to make it darker. Add in shading on different parts to make it look 3D, then add in lines to make the character look more realistic. Add as many details as you would like, then when you are finished you can color in the picture as you would like. You can rep...

How To: Write numbers in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write numbers in calligraphy copperplate. To write the number five, you will simply make the shape of the number, but add in a thick edge to the bump and curved edges to the end. To write the six, use a thick line on the side of the number and a thin line for the circle in the middle. To make the seven, the top should be curved and thick, and the lower line should be very thick with a straight edge. To make the eight, draw the number so that the left edge is thi...

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 Halloween witch

In this video, we learn how to draw a Halloween witch. There are a ton of different styles of witches you can draw, you just have to choose that one that you like best! No matter which one you choose, you will first start out by drawing the outline of the witch, using a light pencil marking. Draw the head and body, followed by the witch with the broomstick. After this, start to add in more details, such as the face and clothing. Make sure to draw in the hat and add in lines on the clothing to...

How To: Draw women's dresses

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw women's dress. This video teaches viewers how to draw 3 different types of dresses: a conservative dress, long dress and festive dress. Begin by drawing the figure of the body and body shape. Make the body figure look free and fluent. Then add the legs and details to the dress. To add details, draw lines vertically along the dress to represent the folds of the dress. Finish by adding any extra accessories and details. This video will benefit t...

How To: Draw an anime school girl with sword

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw anime women with weapons. Users will needed paper and a pencil. Begin by sketching the basic form, how you want the character to stand. Then draw the weapons that the character will be holding. Now add in the facial features and detailed hair. Add some extra details, such as some accessories. Then give the character a uniform to wear. Finish by adding all the details to the entire character. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy draw...

How To: Draw a nice witch on a broom for Halloween

In this how to video, you will learn how to draw a witch. First, draw three oval shapes for the head and body. Next, draw the basic out line of the witches and legs. From there, you can add the arms, cape and broom. You can also add a bat and cat if you want. From here, you can go back into the drawing with more detail. Add the buckle and band of the witches hat. Next, draw in the curls of the hair and the eyes, nose, and mouth. Next, add in the folds of the cape. If you drew the cat, add fur...

How To: Draw the Earth

This video shows how to draw a picture of the Earth. First draw a rough circle in black. Add blue sea areas inside the circle but leave a white space in the shape of Africa and a white space for Europe above it. On the left leave a white space for a part of America. Fill all the land areas in green. Draw an outline in turquoise round all the land areas. Add some lighter blue smudges on the sea and some yellow on the land. Add a few small brown touches at the poles and on some of the land area...

How To: Draw ceramic pots

The video is without voice. It describes abstract art. First a swirl of rings is formed which indicates potter's wheel. Four big pots of different styles are formed of which one has handles. Two earthen small shaped vessels with pointed tip is formed and also there is one very small pot. First the outline of all the images is done which is then continued by shading. However, the entire painting is blurred and is made using shades of orange. The background is in black color. The formation of t...

How To: Draw with charcoal pencils

Art enthusiast Bob Davies demonstrates how to use charcoal pencils in your drawings. Bob explains that charcoal pencils are useful when you simply want to experiment with a new idea without getting too detailed. What makes charcoal useful is that a wide range of shades, tones, and textures can be produced simply by smudging it with your finger! Bob goes on to show how to draw a quick, simple, yet surprisingly realistic tree using charcoal! This video is a great introduction to an easy, yet ve...

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 a Victorian house

Michael Weisner demonstrates his method of drawing a Victorian house. He uses a pencil or Sharpie marker, paper, and a T-square to get perfectly straight lines. First he draws the base of the house, and then marks the roof lines. He draws double lines to create the look of crown moldings. He details the first floor first with different widths of markers to show the architectural details. He then adds details to the roofs and crown moldings, and adds a tower with more details. This demonstrati...

How To: Draw a horse shoe

This video, brought to you by animator, graphic designer and 2D illustrator Mike Weisner, illustrates how to draw a horseshoe in under two minutes. All you will need to complete the task in this instructional video is a piece of paper and a writing utensil. Mike takes you step by step through the process of creating this easy to learn cartoon style image. If you are a beginner that wants to learn how to draw in this style, this video is for you.

How To: Draw a cartoon of a laughing person

Join Bruce Blitz as he teaches you one of his favorite sketches. This cartoon expression will make you laugh out loud. All you need to create this cartoon of a laughing person is pad of paper, pencil, marker, colored chalks or colored pencils, and an eraser. Using your pencil, loosely draw an oval for the face. Switch to marker to add features. Draw a big looping line to the top right for this nose. You want to leave a lot of room for his mouth. Draw two pointy half triangles going up for eye...

How To: Make cartoons out of letters

Would you think that you could draw a cartoon duck just by writing the word duck? Or Uncle Sam from the letters US? Well, grab a pen and a piece of paper and get ready to draw. All you need is a pad of paper, pencil, marker, colored chalks or colored pencils, and an eraser. To make a cartoon duck, first, write the word “DUCK” in all capital letters. Draw a face in the “C” by putting in an eye and an eyebrow. Connect it to the “K,” and close up the bottom and top of the “K.” Connect the “C” to...