How to Begin Drawing with Perspective

How To : Draw a cartoon bird house

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw an animated birdhouse. The materials required are paper and a drawing utensil. Begin by drawing a rectangular base. A bird house is usually geometric, show the base should only contain rectangle and square shapes. It is recomme ...more

How To : Draw an eye and hair

This video demonstrates how to draw a detailed half face portrait of a person by drawing the eye and hair. Begin by drawing the outline of the eye, adding detail such as the inner fold of the eye where the tear ducts are as well as creases above the eye. Draw the pupil of the ...more

How To : Apply a tiger mask with makeup for Halloween

In order to make a tiger mask with makeup for Halloween, you will need the following: moisturizer, white and black liner pencils, black liquid liner, eye shadows, blush, and lipstick. Apply moisturizer. It may help to print out pictures of tigers to use as a reference. Begin ...more

How To : Draw a cute anime mermaid

This is a video tutorial showing its audience how to draw an anime mermaid. The first step in drawing an anime mermaid is to gather your supplies. For this drawing you will need a photoshop type of program. Next you can open up the program. First you will need to open a new wi ...more

How To : Draw figures that sit within a space

This four part instructional drawing video to draw human figures that sit within a space. It helps to begin by drawing a series of cubes. This warm up exercise allows you to arrange objects within a field of vision. You can then arrange human proportions in relation to the oth ...more

How To : Draw a wintery snowflake with Mr. G

In this video, Mr. G demonstrates how to draw a wintery snowflake. You will need a plain pencil, or a blue and black colored pencil for this drawing. Start by writing your name and the date on a white sheet of paper. Then, begin lightly drawing the base of your snowflake. Afte ...more

How To : Make a spiral rose

Learn to make a beautiful spiral rose of paper, by watching this video. Things you will need to make this rose are: Red colored paper (or any color of your choice for the rose), a toothpick or small stick, glue, scissors. Begin by drawing a spiral on a square piece of red colo ...more

How To : Draw Squirtle from Pokémon

First, begin by drawing a big circle in the middle of the page. Then draw a smaller circle (about a third the size of the bigger one) above your first circle. This will be the head. Next draw two lines where you want the arms to be, and one leg on the right side. Next draw two ...more

How To : Draw a Chibi-style anime face

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a chibi-style animation face. This task is very fast, easy and simple to do. Begin by drawing box-like face with any type of angle, depending on the character's emotion. Then add an ear. Now draw the eye. Make sure that the eye ...more

How To : Draw Iron Man from scratch in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Iron Man from scratch in Photoshop. Begin by drawing an outline of the entire Iron Man with a light gray pencil in this program. After you have done this, use a black paintbrush and draw over the lines to make cleaner marks. Next, start t ...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 : Draw Spider-Man back in black in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw the black Spider-man in Adobe Photo-shop. Begin by drawing the shape of Spider-man and then scan it. Now extract the ink from the white page. Then change the ink from black to white. Make the background black. Then fill the ent ...more

How To : Draw big pouty lips

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw lips. Begin by drawing a horizontal line for the mouth and draw a Mickey Mouse shape in between the line. Then sketch the upper lip with the 2 smaller circles on top and draw the lower lip with the large circle as guidelines. N ...more

How To : Sketch a human skull

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a human skull. Begin by drawing a circle shape and draw a center line to mark the symmetry. About half way through the circle, create an indent for the temple and arch out for the cheekbones. Now connect the bottom of the cheek ...more

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 ...more

How To : Make a stencil

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a stencil. The materials needed for this project are: contact paper, scissors and a pencil. Begin by drawing the design, shape letter or number on the contact paper. Make sure to draw the stencil on the back of the paper and ma ...more

How To : Draw anime character, Edward Elric

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw the animated character, Edward Elric. Begin by drawing the guidelines of the character in 30% black pencil lines. The head is drawn as an oval shape. The shoulder is guided by a large circle and the elbow by a smaller circle. C ...more

How To : Draw a gas mask

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a gas mask. Begin by drawing to oval shapes for the frames of the eyes. Then start drawing the base of the mask. Towards the bottom of the mask, draw an accordion-styled tube and attach it to a short cylinder to represent the f ...more

How To : Draw a cartoon dresser

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a dresser. Begin by drawing a vertical rectangle to represent the font panel. Then add a long rectangle on one side to represent the side panel. Now add 4 pairs of legs under the dresser and add leg supports by drawing an arch ...more

How To : Draw a bridal dress

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a bridal dress. Begin by drawing the basic shape of the female figure. Then draw the arms wearing a long gloves. Now add the hair on the figure's head. Make the hair curly and glamorous looking. Then draw the basic form of the ...more

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 ...more

How To : Draw a cool cartoon rabbit

In this video, Michael Weisner shows his viewers how to draw a cartoon rabbit. You will need paper and a writing utensil in order to complete this task. Michael had already previously outlined the picture of the rabbit in his video, but it is not necessary to do so. You should ...more

How To : Draw a snowman's face

Michael Weisner shows aspiring artists how to draw a snowman's face on a piece of paper using any writing utensil. In order to save time, Michael has drawn a rough outline sketch in pencil to give an idea of what the finished product should look like. However, it is not necess ...more

How To : Make a 2D paper jack-o'-lantern for Halloween

This is a fun and easy craft demonstration that shows how to make a paper jack-o-lantern with orange, green and yellow construction paper, scissors, tape, a pencil, a black Sharpie and an X-acto knife. Begin by drawing a jack-o-lantern on the orange paper. Use the knife to cut ...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 : Draw Lilo & Stitch

Begin by drawing an oval and attach two feathered shaped ears to head. Draw guidelines for the face. Draw the face and a marshmallow shaped torso. Add the legs and arms. Add the detail and start erasing the guidelines. Repeat the similar steps for Lilo. Once finished both char ...more

How To : Draw a single red rose for beginners

In this video tutorial viewers learn how to draw a rose on the computer. Begin this drawing with gray guidelines. The rose is cup shaped in the center with larger petals that unfurl on the sides. Use basic shapes for each petal and stick lines for the stem and leaves, the bud ...more

How To : Draw a beautiful rose step by step

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a rose on the computer. This rose was drawn using the line tool on a paint program. Begin by drawing the shape of pedal, as shown in the video. Add a circular shape above and put a dot within the circular shape. Go on adding pe ...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 a woman's head

Learn how to sketch a realistic 3/4 profile of a female head and face. Begin by drawing a simple circle. Add a few more construction lines which outline the general shape of the drawing. The rough features of the face come next. Now you are ready for more artistic touches, suc ...more

How To : Make a fake tattoo with a ballpoint pen

Learn how to draw a ‘Fake Tattoo’ using a ballpoint pen and some colored highlighters, by watching this video. Begin by drawing a faint design of your choice at the back of your palm, using a ballpoint pen. Darken the outlines when you are done with the image drawn. Now accord ...more

How To : Draw a lotus flower on a computer

Learn the art of drawing a ‘Lotus Flower’ on your computer, by watching this video. Begin by drawing a faint outline of the flower at the outset. This is done by drawing an oval shape first. Then a straight line is drawn below the oval, along the center. A semi-circle comes ne ...more

How To : Draw a human skull

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a human skull. Begin by drawing a half circle with the opening at the bottom. Add cheekbones by drawing two lines, starting just inside the line of the half circle and gently curving outside the half circle. Continue the cheekb ...more

How To : Draw Betty Boop

Drawing Now presents this simple video tutorial on how to draw Betty Boop. Begin by drawing an apple shape for her head. In the center of her head draw her part and extend the curved line down to her cheek finishing off with an upturned curl. Next draw the other half of her pa ...more

How To : Draw a manga girl with long hair

This how-to video demonstrates a method for drawing a female character in a Japanese manga style. Starting with her eyes, the artist works step-by-step to create a sketch of the girl's facial features. Then the drawing is given more depth and detail as long hair is added. The ...more

How To : Draw a basic SpiderMan

This how-to video demonstrates a how to create an image of the comic-book superhero Spiderman in a basic generic pose. The artist, Xia Taptara, sketches out the basic figure, then gives advice on how to practice drawing tricky features like musculature, hands etc. as he adds m ...more

How To : Draw rooms using colored art markers

Free Drawing Lessons has this video on how to draw rooms using colored art markers. This is the process to draw rooms using imaginary box and art markers - interior perspective. Free Drawing Lessons has more great online drawing tutorials and tips.

How To : Do the "Down the Rail" drill while playing pool

In this video, we learn how to play pool with the down the rail drill. First, set up the balls in numerical order along the rail. Begin to run the balls using a drawing combination with right English. Do this each time for all of the balls and be careful not to scratch in the ...more

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. Step-by-step instructions from the artist: 1. Draw 2 pa ...more

How To : Draw a Rebel flag

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a rebel flag. The materials needed are a ruler, sheet of paper and drawing utensil. Begin by using the ruler to draw a rectangle for the flag. Then draw an X in the center of the flag, going diagonally from the top corners to t ...more

How To : Draw an olive tree

Michael Weisner, an animator and a graphic designer, shows us in this video how to draw an olive tree using a piece of writing paper and a writing utensil. First, it should be taken into account that olive trees are grown in rocky soil, which other trees cannot be grown in and ...more

How To : Draw a Japan-inspired farm scene

Drawing towns full of buildings can be challenge, especially when trying to properly use perspective to make the view stretch out into the horizons as so many towns do in the real world. This video demonstrates how to start with a simple web and then build on it to create a ne ...more

How To : Trace a picture accurately of an apartment complex

Imitation is the best form of flattery, right? In the case of this picture of a roadside apartment complex, imitation will help you learn about perspective and vanishing points, and how architectural features align with these two drawing caveats to create a realistic picture. ...more

How To : Draw a quick demonic head

If you need to draw a demon monster in a hurry then watch this video to see how you can sketch one up in a flash. The great thing about sketching is that you can just sort of etch out the form, refining it until you have the scary demon you are looking for. When starting to d ...more

How To : Use curvilinear perspective

Check out this video to learn how to use curvilinear perspective. This shows the idea of how to create a curvilinear perspective image. Normally this view would only be used when drawing something incredibly massive. It's a bit like looking through a fish-eye lens. This is con ...more

How To : Draw a mysterious woman

This masterful drawing session from idrawgirls instructs us how to draw a mysterious girl specifically the facial figure, face, hand and upper body front view. First you will establish, very lightly, the facial shape, direction of the eyes, and the shoulders and upper body. Th ...more

How To : Draw a 3/4 view manga face

This is a fantastic video that walks you through a simple drawing of a face in the manga style. Drawn from a 3/4 perspective, this is great manga and anime portrait technique.

How To : Sink a pool ball into a pocket

Learn how to sink a pool ball into a pocket. What do pool sharks know that you don’t about sinking a ball? Lots. You Will Need * A pool table * Pool balls * A rack * A pool cue * A pool table * Pool balls * A rack * A pool cue Step 1. Watch the pros Spend some time watchi ...more

How To : Answer the "Tell me about yourself" question

In this video, John Heaney gives advice on how to answer a simple but difficult question during a job interview. If interviewers ask job seekers to tell them about themselves, they can be put on the spot and be unable to even begin to answer the question. Heaney puts this ques ...more

How To : Draw a complex room

Miandza teaches you how to draw a complex room. You will start with two rectangles, one smaller than the other. Also draw 3 perspective lines - one horizontal and two diagonal, meeting in the middle. After that, start creating objects and pieces of furniture. Also add walls, d ...more

How To : Draw a scary vampire face

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a vampire. Begin by using the paint bucket tool to fill the entire background in black. Then start drawing the vampire in transparent blue. Sketch the outlines of the face and draw curves for the guidelines of eyes, nose and mo ...more

How To : Draw someone with muscular arms from the side view

If you're drawing someone in profile, and they have strong, muscular arms, you'll need this tutorial. It demonstrates how you can draw people from the side and, using perspective and a strong working knowledge of the human body, draw realistic arm muscles.

How To : Sketch a street drawing

Miandza teaches us how to sketch a street. You start with a horizontal line and two diagonal lines, all intersecting in the middle. You then start to add parts of buildings, in perspective. You continue to use the lines as reference and add more buildings. Then start doing tre ...more

How To : Draw people in dramatic poses

How do you draw people doing the things you want them to do? Watch this instructional drawing video to draw people in dramatic poses. First, become clear on your intent. Draw a person in perspective by giving them a set action within a set space.

News : Free! Drawing Lessons From the New York Times

Drawing is a craft that becomes art when combined with an idea. It is a skill that comes naturally to some; for others it is a slower, more painful process. But the truth is, anybody with patience and discipline can learn to draw. Learn the principles of line, perspective, pro ...more

How To : Create a cut up bloody makeup look for Halloween

In order to do a bloody makeup look for Halloween, you will need the following: deep red blush, deep shadow Mac paints, eyeshadow, contour shadows, theatre blood, and eyeliner. On a clean face, draw in the lines. You can make any pattern of cuts that you wish. Begin with red ...more

How To : Light a cigar

If you're going to spend money on a hand-crafted cigar, you should know how to properly light it up. Watch this video to learn how to light a cigar. You Will Need * A cigar cutter * A cigar * A butane torch lighter or wooden matches * Piece of cedar wood Step 1. Cut the cig ...more

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