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How To : Draw a large truck under a bridge with shading

Sometimes the most common, everyday subjects are also the best for practicing basic drawing methods like drafting and shading and contouring. Just take the truck, people, bridge, and garden in this drawing tutorial, for instance. You'll learn to use your extensive existing kn ...more

How To : Shade a drawing of an anime/manga girl

"Miki Falls" manga creator Mark Crilley presents a tutorial on drawing a girl in the manga or anime style, this time focusing on shading techniques. Watch this video to learn how to shade a drawing of an anime or manga girl.

How To : Draw, shade, and outline graffiti art

If you're interested in learning how to draw graffiti art, this tutorial can help you out with it. In this video, you'll find out how to draw, shade, and outline graffiti art following this video. It's easy to understand and can be practiced over and over again. So good luck a ...more

How To : Draw and shade west-coast styled graffiti text

Graffiti is a well known art form that some people really don't consider an art. It can be a very difficult art form to practice that requires time and patience in order to create a great looking piece of work. So in this tutorial, you'll find out how to draw and shade the wes ...more

How To : Draw Kirby with hair, eyes, and shades

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Kirby with hair, eyes, and shades. First, draw the outline of the character and add in the basic shapes for the features on the face. Now, draw in the hair on the top of the head and connect it with the rest of the head. Next, draw the ba ...more

How To : Create a Helix in Adobe Illustrator

This is a 3 part tutorial. Be sure to click on Chapters 2 & 3 to get the full tutorial. In Part 1 of this 3 part Adobe Illustrator tutorial series, Vincent Rosati explains how to use the free transform tool to take the first step in creating a helix with AI. In Part 2 of thi ...more

How To : Draw Two Point Perspective

Video: . Video: . Video: . Step 1: Drawing with Glen Kennedy Introduces Fundamental Drawing Techniques to Encourage Young Artists to Develop and Hone Sound Drawing Skills, a Requirement for Those Pursuing Careers in Art and Design. In the First Video, Kennedy Introduces View ...more

How To : Draw a Human Eye

Video: . Video: . Video: . Video: . VCAD instructor Glen Kennedy introduces fundamental drawing techniques to encourage young artists to develop and hone their drawing skills. Step 1: In Part 1 of the Video Series, Kennedy Demonstrates How to Set the Foundation for Drawing ...more

How To : Draw a mermaid on a computer

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to draw the Disney cartoon character, Ariel from the Little Mermaid. Ariel from the Little Mermaid movie makes a great fantasy art subject, when learning how to draw. You can draw your own mermaid, complete with fins and tail, by ...more

How To : Draw Wolverine from X-Men in Photoshop

Artist Stephanie Valentin takes us through the steps of how to draw the X-Men character Wolverine in Photoshop. She outlines the necessary tools to be able to make the drawing and provides detailed information on width, shading, and opacity to make sure the colors are all accu ...more

How To : Draw a cartoon man's head

This is a video tutorial on how to draw a cartoon man's head. Anyone watching the easy steps demonstrated by the author, Zane Kohler, can learn to draw a cartoon man's head. The whole process, from the beginning is explained in easy-to-understand steps. The author also shows h ...more

How To : Draw manga shoes

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw manga shoes. First, you want to sketch the basic shape of the foot. On top of this, you will draw a rough shoe shape with a different colored pencil. Next, draw in the details of where the laces are going to go, and where the lip of the s ...more

How To : Contour your face to enhance your features

You know how in art class one of the main principles of drawing realistically is shading an object to establish its shape and contours? The same idea applies to makeup application. While our faces have natural dimension and contours, their hills and valleys can be further emph ...more

How To : Draw Danzo Shimura from Naruto

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Danzo. To start, you will draw the outline with the light touch of the pencil. After this, draw in the final outline darker and then erase the background lines. Next, you will add in the details around the character and then add in lines ...more

How To : Draw Death the Kid from Soul Eater

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Death the Kid from Soul Eater. First, you will need to draw in circles around the body where the joints would go. After you do this, draw the outline of the body around the joint markers. Next, you will start to draw in the arms for the c ...more

How To : Draw a detailed skull

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a skull. First, draw the outline for the skull. Remember not to draw the hair on the head, because skulls do not have these! After this, you will draw on the cracks to the top of the head and shade around them. From here, draw in black on ...more

How To : Draw a fist

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a fist. Start off by drawing for circles linked to each other, then draw lines coming down from the middle of each circle. Then, draw a line across the bottom of each vertical line, going horizontally. After this, use a dark line to outli ...more

How To : Draw the cartoon version of The Incredible Hulk

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw the Hulk. Start off by drawing the outline of the body. Make sure you draw the character's body large and keep the proportions accurate. After this, start to draw in the features of the face and the rest of the body. Use lines to make the ...more

How To : Draw a basic dragon

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a basic dragon. Start off by drawing the head of the dragon, then draw the neck and the rest of the body in a simple outline. Use circles throughout the body of the character to create a large body that looks realistic. Next, draw in deta ...more

How To : Draw an adorable little puppy

Michael Weisner teaches us how to draw an adorable little puppy in this tutorial. Start out by drawing the outline of the dog, drawing in all the details as well as the body. After you have the base done, grab a Sharpie and start to draw the top of the head and the ears. Make ...more

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 ...more

How To : Draw The Incredibles

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw The Incredibles. Start out by coloring the background orange, yellow, and white. Then, draw the outlines of the bodies for all of the characters in the family. After this, draw in the details, giving them a 3D type of image. Next, you wil ...more

How To : Do a simple Mario drawing

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a simple Mario drawing. First, take your pencil and start to draw the outline of the head. After this, you will draw in the mustache, nose, and mouth on his face. From here, draw in the hat on the top of the head and then draw in the eyes a ...more

How To : Draw Kazekage Gaara from Naruto

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Kazekage Gaara. First, draw the outline of the character using a pencil. Then, draw in the features of the face and the hair as well. From here, draw in lines on the clothing to create the folds and make it look more realistic. After this ...more

How To : Make a realistic pencil sketch of a human skull

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a skull. Begin by selecting a skull image to draw from. Then draw a circle and sketch a few lines to position the eye sockets, nose and mouth cavities. Now erase the guidelines and re-sketch the drawing. Then start toning the e ...more

How To : Draw anime-style cartoon characters

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw anime. Start off by drawing the outline of the anime, then color in the face, hair, and clothing. Add in the ear on the side of the head, then add in the features of the face. Next, add in shading to the face, hair, and clothing to add di ...more

How To : Draw a plan view with art markers

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a plan view with art markers. First, you will draw a dot in the center of the paper and then draw lines out from here. After this, use the lines on the paper to create the proportions for the buildings. After this, draw in squares and lin ...more

How To : Draw Robin from the cartoon series Batman & Robin

In this video tutorial from Drawing Now, learn how to draw the character Robin from Batman & Robin. You will need to first draw a circular shape for Robin's head. Then draw ears as well as a series of lines that looks like hair. These lines will actually serve as the raw form ...more

How To : Draw a realistic-looking skull

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a skull. First, select a picture of a skull that you want to draw. Then, sketch a few lines so you know where you are going to position the sockets in the eyes. Also do this for where you're going to position the nose and mouth cavities. ...more

How To : Draw Sonic from Sonic the Hedgehog

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw Sonic from the Sonic the Hedgehog. Begin by drawing a circle for the head and 2 triangles for the ears. Then draw the lines for the spikes and a small oval for the stomach. Now draw the hands, legs and feet. Draw the eyes. Now ...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

Draw a chibi Sokka from Avatar : The Last Airbender

In this drawing tutorial, we learn how to draw a chibi Sokka. Start off by drawing a round circle for the head of the character. After this, draw on the ears to the sides of the head. Then, draw on the hair on the back of the head followed by the facial features. After this, d ...more

How To : Draw Obi-Wan from Star Wars

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw Obi-Wan from Star Wars. Begin by drawing a circle for the head and rectangular shape for the jaw. Then draw a line 1/3 way across the circle. Draw the eyes on the line and the nose just underneath the line. Now draw 2 lines fro ...more

How To : Shade a demon with various pencil grades

You know how in kindergarten you loved nothing more on a hot summer afternoon than to sip your Juicy Juice while scribbling wildly onto your favorite coloring book? Well, this tutorial stems from the same idea. While outlines, as provided in coloring books and yourself later a ...more

How To : Draw a face using charcoal

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a face using charcoal. Start out using a light touch with your pencil to draw the outline of the pencil. After this, use the darker touch of a charcoal brush to draw in the details of the eyes. Draw the eyeline and the creases in the eye, ...more

How To : Draw a cartoon cyborg

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a cartoon cyborg. Start off by drawing the outline of the body to be wide and fat. Make the hands look like claws and the toes large. The ears should be pointed out and the belly should be large and fat. Add in hairs, eyes, a nose, a mout ...more

How To : Draw a woman in 3/4 profile

You’ve got the basic head structure down and now it’s time to learn how to draw a detailed face of woman. It can be a little tricky to draw an angled view of a face but you can use sketching and shading tools to give depth, angle and form to create a realistic woman. Dimensio ...more

How To : Draw an anime or manga female in motion

This video goes back to basics, using regular pencil, pen and colored pencils to create a manga female figure. He begins by drawing basic lines and shapes of the torso with pencil, then adding legs, arms and marking the joints. He adds detail to the body and fills in the shape ...more

How To : Draw a Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M. Start out by drawing the outline of the vehicle. Make sure you draw in the areas for the tires and the windshield, as well as the other areas of the car. After this, add in shading around the car on all of t ...more

How To : Draw a Chibi Orochimaru from Naruto

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a Chibi Orochimaru from Naruto. Start off by drawing the outline for the character, then add in the details for it as well. After this, you will start to draw in the shading and the additional lines to give it more details. Then, you will ...more

How To : Draw Ironman

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Ironman. Start off by drawing the feet to Ironman, making sure to pay close attention to the detail that is on the outside suit. Make sure to include bolts and screws to make the picture more lifelike. Use shading on the outside of the si ...more

How To : Draw a racing car

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to draw the character Lightning McQueen from the Disney movie Cars. Begin by drawing a 3D rectangle. Make it rounded. Add the wheels and windshield. Draw the mouth on the bumper and the eyes on the windshield. Draw the spoiler and ...more

How To : Draw the 8-Tails Jinchuuriki, Killerbee

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw the 8-Tails Jinchuuriki, Killerbee. Start out by drawing the outline of the character. You want to make sure you draw reference lines on the head so you know where to place the eyes, nose, and lips. Next, you will start to draw in lines t ...more

How To : Draw the head of a horse

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw the head of a horse. Start out by drawing the outline of the horse's head and the neck. Then, draw in the ears and the details for the nose and the face. Next, color in the horse and then add shading along the sides of the horse and fill ...more

How To : Draw a manga girl

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a manga girl. Start out with a pen on a piece of paper and draw the eyebrows in the upper middle part of the paper. Color the brows in, then draw in the eyes, along with their creases and the bottom of them. Next, you will draw in around ...more

How To : Draw smile now cry later clowns

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw smile now cry later clowns. Start off by drawing a large laughing mouth with the tongue inside of it. Next, draw the eyes and then the nose and chin. Draw the eyebrows on the clown so it looks like a clown, with makeup on the eyes and fac ...more

How To : Draw with basic shapes

In this Fine Art video tutorial you will learn how to draw with basic shapes and apply them. The four basic shapes are spheres, cubes, cylinders and cones. A sphere is a three dimensional circle. On paper it will look flat without shading. Make sure you practice all kinds of c ...more

How To : Draw a zombie head

Big fan of all things gory? In this three-part drawing tutorial, learn how to draw a gruesome zombie head step by step. In the first video of this series, the artist begins by sketching and shaping the head, while the second video goes over shading & defining the zombie head. ...more

How To : Easily draw a horse

Drawing of a horse is broken down into a helpful series of tips and tricks in this nice, succinct tutorial video. Step 1, the video describes the use of ovals and other simple shapes, to begin to plan the overall structure, for later. Step 2, around those ovals and simple shap ...more

How To : Color with Copic pens

In this tutorial, we learn how to color with Copic pens. First, grab a picture that you want to color with your pens. After this, start to color in the picture with your different colored pens. After you fill in the colors, use a darker colored pen to add in shading and make t ...more

How To : Draw a Young Girl's Face

Video: . Video: . Video: . Video: . Video: . Free drawing tutorial by the Storyboarding, Drawing and Animation Instructor at Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver (VCAD) Glen Kennedy. Step 1: In This Tutorial We Will Create a New Semi Realistic Character. Why Semi ...more

How To : Build up tones with cross hatching when drawing

Watch this tutorial to learn how to build up tones with cross hatching when drawing. Make sure to pause the video after each step and look at the screen every few seconds while you are drawing. Check out the Shading Resource. "I will teach you about drawing pencils and when ...more

How To : Draw Kobe Bryant

Love basketball? Then you probably love Kobe Bryant… everybody loves Kobe. Watch this tutorial to learn how to draw Kobe Bryant. Make sure to pause the video after each step and look at the screen every few seconds while you are drawing. See the second video for an extended l ...more

How To : Draw Lebron James

Make your own art masterpiece of a professional basketball player: Watch this tutorial to learn how to draw Lebron James. Make sure to pause the video after each step and look at the screen every few seconds while you are drawing. Check out the second video for a detailed loo ...more

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