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How To : Draw perspective shadows using a light source

This video demonstrates the process for drawing prospective shadows using a light source. Start with the shadow vanishing point which is directly below the light source on the horizon line. Draw lines from the shadow vanishing point to the front three corners of your box. Next ...more

How To : Draw shadows

Are you a novice artist looking to up the ante in your drawings? Introduce depth and realism to your drawings with shadows. It all starts with “seeing the light.” You Will Need: • Ball • Light source • Pencil • Paper • Eraser Step 1: Arrange ball and light source Place ...more

How To : Draw light-colored hair in cartoon characters

Drawing light-colored hair requires accenting the highlights with darker shadowed areas along the root line. Render light-colored hair in graphite with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. If your favorite cartoon character has ligh ...more

How To : Draw shadows in manga

In this video, we learn how to draw shadows in manga. When you are drawing shadows, you want to think in 3D. When you show the lights and shadowing, it's like you are drawing something you see a photo of instead of just a drawing on a piece of paper. Draw the shadows where you ...more

How To : Draw several different shadows

Drawing shadows is an important skill in art which you need to master. However, it needn't be difficult and this tutorial video covers several basic shapes to show you how and where shadows fall, depending also on the direction of the light. Draw several different shadows. Cli ...more

News : iPad + Light Drawing = Holographic Magic

Dentsu London collaborates with BERG to create this futuristic stop motion animation. Made with light drawings on the iPad, the result is beautiful. The first 1:40 of the video describes the creative process. Enjoy: “Making Future Magic”.

How To : Begin drawing using direct light

How do you draw an object to look three dimensional? After blocking out the silhouette of a form, you can begin to render it's three dimensional qualities. An easy way to begin giving an object sculptural form is to think about where the light is coming from. Note the lightest ...more

How To : Add rim light to a drawing in Adobe Photoshop

Rim light is the light in the background or immediately surrounding your figure. Using a black and white drawing, this tutorial shows you a few techniques in Photoshop you can use to play around a little bit with rim light to make your picture really pop!

How To : Draw manga or anime noses

This video explains how to draw manga or anime noses. Draw a shaded triangle. The straight on nose is usually nothing more than a shadow. Decide where the light source is coming from and draw a black triangle on the half of the face that would be in shadow. In the example, the ...more

How To : Color a complex street drawing with art markers

In order to color complex street drawings with markers, you will need the following: markers in assorted colors and a street sketch. You should begin by coloring one building at a time. Choose different colors for each building. Color all the windows the same color, but leave ...more

How To : Draw Raven from the Teen Titans cartoon series

Teen Titans is one of the most tragically underrated American children's cartoons of all time. Fortunately, Drawing Now one of our favorite art instruction groups, has created this video tutorial on how to draw one of the shows iconic characters, Raven. Here are the artist's s ...more

News : Why Are Our Brains Fooled By Optical Illusions?

My mind is playing tricks on me! Discover Magazine systematically dissects five fantastic optical illusions. The scientific explanations are logical: "our brains are programmed to see the world in three dimensions instead of two" ...or... "illusion arises when cells in the ...more

How To : Begin drawing gestures

Watch this two part instructional drawing video to draw the illusion of motion. You can draw lines to appear as though they are moving through space based on their thickness and directional flow. Learn to draw gestures by drawing decisive lines that operate in relation to each ...more

How To : Draw a 3D ball & cone

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a 3D ball and cone. First, draw a circle with two lines coming out the side of it. After this, add in shading to the bottom of the circle and then draw a shadow coming out of the bottom of the circle as well. After this, draw a light that ...more

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 neve ...more

How To : Create a twisted geisha makeup look

This video is about how to create a twisted geisha makeup look. - Step one is to cover your eyebrows and to cover the entire face in white makeup. - To set the white, apply a white powder. - Cover the eyelids with white eye shadow. - Take a light color pink and with a fluffy ...more

How To : Draw a basic horse

Watch this how-to draw a horse video for a walk through of this horse drawing. To begin with you want to start to define the major areas of the head like the nose, mouth ears and eyes of the horse along with the general shape of the head. At this stage keep your lines loose a ...more

How To : Master Figure Drawing By Erasing

Master Figure Drawing using an Eraser Having trouble with the human form in your figure drawing class? Or just looking to impress your girlfriend or boyfriend with your art skills with a beautiful drawing of their figure? Here is a simple tip to trick your brain into using mo ...more

How To : Create an engraved text effect in Photoshop

In this video, we learn how to create an engraved text effect in Photoshop. First, start a new document in Photoshop and make it as large as you want it. Now, select the foreground color as a dark gray. Next, grab the rectangle tool and draw a shaped layer, making the color wh ...more

How To : Shading techniques with fantasy artist Ed Beard, 1

Need a little help on your shading technique? This tutorial on shading and shadowing techniques is hosted by Ed Beard, an internationally reknown fantasy artist known for his published works in Magic the Gathering and Tolkien. This video demonstrates how to choose a light sour ...more

How To : Paint an avacado

This is a silent video by artist Dan P. Carr. It is filmed in fast action, the video is approximately 3 minutes long but in real time the painting took 50 minutes to complete. It is done on a small canvas with oil paints. It shows the development of the avocado from a simple o ...more

How To : Create a nice drawing composition

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a nice drawing composition. First, use your pencil to sketch a light outline of the still life objects that you're drawing. After this, you will add in lines on the side of them for their shadows, then shade the area in between the line ...more

How To : Do easy smokey eyes for an older woman

Sharon Connolly, Image Consultant, demonstrates how to create a fabulous smoky eyes look. Start by brushing a very light color over the eyelid area from the lashes to the brow, accenting the inner corner of the eye. Then apply a brown shadow from the lashes to just above the ...more

How To : Paint shadow lines on a model car

If you want to paint shadow lines on a model care you should first realize that you can pair this technique up with any other technique you want to for different effects. Shadow lines occur when the out lines get thick and it provides a contrast to make something pop out. Shad ...more

How To : Draw a realistic looking woman's face

This video will show you how to make a realistic drawing of a woman's face. Start with an circle for the head shape, establish the eye line which is usually at the halfway point. The nose is one fourth of the distance between the eyes and the chin, and the mouth is halfway bet ...more

How To : Create a Moulin Rouge makeup look for Halloween

In order to Create a Moulin Rouge makeup look for Halloween, you will need the following: primer, yellow eye shadow, brown eye shadow, a red eye shadow, a light brow bone color, liquid liner, lip liner, a headband, lipstick, jewels, lash adhesive, and false eyelashes (standard ...more

How To : Transform into Snow White for Halloween

In order to create the Snow White look for Halloween, you will need the following: Disney eyes, powder, foundation, concealer, sunscreen, a black wig, a blue jay, eye shadow, eyebrow pencil, an apple, a red bow, lipstick, lip gloss, blush, white eyeliner pencil, and liquid lin ...more

How To : Apply sexy cheetah girl makeup for Halloween

In order to create a Cheetah girl makeup look for Halloween, you will need the following: a cheetah print scarf, pink and gold shadow, false eyelashes, foundation Make up your face using the color theme you would like to use. Apply foundation. Use your eye shadow base. Color ...more

How To : Draw a cartoon little girl with pigtails

Keep on cartooning with host Bruce Blitz as he shows you how to draw a proud girl with pigtails. All you need is a pad of paper, pencil, marker, colored chalks or colored pencils and eraser. Using a pencil, draw a bean shape for her head. Use your marker to draw an upside down ...more

How To : Draw realistic looking clothing

After you start drawing people, you will undoubtedly want to dress them. Drawing clothing is all about knowing how clothes fall, fold and wrinkle. Check out this tutorial, and you will be drawing realistic folks in no time. You Will Need * A person wearing a T-shirt * A graphi ...more

How To : Draw a cartoon face with an angry expression

Don't be upset, all you need to create this angry expression is a piece of paper and a pen. To spice it up you can use markers and colored chalks or colored pencils. Start by loosely drawing a teardrop shape, with a pencil. Then, draw a line going across where the eyes would b ...more

How To : Draw Two Point Perspective

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How To : Create an exposed teeth makeup look for Halloween

This video is a step by step guide for creating exposed teeth makeup . This is loosely based on the Harvey Dent character from Batman: the Dark Knight. * Begin with etching out the shape you want with a darker colored lip liner. * Next you take spirit gum, which is available ...more

How To : Take Better Photos Without a Better Camera

Taking great photos doesn’t mean you have to invest in an expensive camera. By learning a little bit about photography and the camera you have, you can use a simple point-and-shoot to capture amazing pictures. Try out these tips to begin! 1. Take the time to learn your camera ...more

How To : Create fire and smoke using Pyro FX in Houdini 10

The new Pyro FX in Houdini 10 are very impressive with improved workflow. The Pyro FX are great for creating 3D fire and smoke effects. And in this video tutorial series, you will learn the Pyro FX workflow in-depth and the parameters used to create fire and smoke effects. You ...more

How To : Create a basic eyeshadow for a mature look

In this video, we learn how to create a basic eyeshadow look for a mature look. Start by applying primer to the eyes, then apply a light shadow to the entire eyelid. After this, use a flat brush to apply a dark gray shadow to the outer section of the eye. Next, use a blending ...more

How To : Apply glamorous old Hollywood makeup and eyeliner

It's hard to picture Old Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe and Ava Gardner without their cherry red lips and thick black liner. Thanks to these timelessly glamorous stars, the retro pin up makeup look has been prized by women for decades. With bold colors and minimal applic ...more

How To : Get a fairy inspired makeup look by Sephora

In order to create a fairy inspired makeup look, you will need the following: foundation, pink blush, powder, blue eye shadow, purple eye shadow, pink eye shadow, lavender eye shadow, and glitter. Apply foundation. This look is achieved through pastels and glitter. Use a ligh ...more

How To : Do a quick easy everyday look, for an older woman

This video is a makeup tutorial by Image Consultant Sharon Connolly, showing us how to look younger and more polished in just five minutes a day. First, line your eyes using liquid eyeliner. Rest your knuckle on your cheek for better control, keep your eyes open, and try to g ...more

How To : Draw a waterfall landscape by hand

In this video, we learn how to draw a waterfall landscape by hand. Start out by drawing the outline for the drawing with a light pencil. From here, you will start to fill in the different areas with the shading where you would like it. After this, bring in your browns to the r ...more

How To : Make your eyes look like big doll eyes with Kandee

The make-up artist Kandee Johnson demonstrates how to create a cute look of big dolly eyes for Asian girls. The first step is to make the eyelid look bigger and lighter by using a white eye pencil from Sephora. The second step is to use a light-colored eye shadow from Mac, whi ...more

How To : Use putty erasers when drawing

This drawing tutorial covers how to use an eraser to create light and pick out fine points of detail in your pictures (yep - they're used for much more than simply erasing mistakes). Use putty erasers when drawing. Click through to watch this video on how-to-draw-and-paint.com

How To : Draw Disney's Winnie the Pooh

This is a video tutorial that is showing its audience how to draw Winnie the Pooh from Disney. The first step in drawing Winnie the Pooh is to draw a light circle that will end up being Winnie's head. Then draw construction lines through the circle for the mouth, eyes, and nos ...more

How To : Draw clouds that you can touch

Cloud drawing is a snap, and it's a great place to learn how to smudge your pencil lead when you are drawing. Step 1 - The cloud shape Create your shape using circular motions to define the outline. If you're having problems getting nice circles, go get a compass and use that ...more

How To : Fix, enhance, and retouch photos in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Make glowing LED creature costume eyes

By using LEDs that only put out a little light the eyes can be lit in dim room light but still appear white, the moment the eyes are in shadow they glow bright red. Watch this video tutorial to see how to make glowing LED creature costume eyes for your film or costume project. ...more

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