# Sketch Build

### How To : Convert a sketch to a vector drawing with Illustrator

This video shows you how to convert a hand-drawn sketch to a vector drawing using the Live Trace Tool in Illustrator CS3. You learn how to manage tracing options, fill in gaps, and convert a Live Trace object to traditional Illustrator shapes or a Live Paint group. Check out t ...more

### How To : Draw basic figures for fashion design sketches

Consider a normal and ideal height for a girl in 5feet 8inches in height. The book of Andrew Loomis is a good guide for drawing realistic human figures. It explains the body proportions, techniques, drawing the parts, human movements, and poses of the body. These are the impor ...more

### How To : Find and sketch the domain of a multivariable function

Looking for a primer on how to find and sketch the domain of a function z = f(x, y) in calculus? Learn how with this free video calc lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to auto ...more

### How To : Sketch a woman's face at 3/4 profile

Learn how to sketch a woman's face at 3/4 profile. This drawing tutorial is done in Photoshop.

### 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 sta ...more

### How To : Draw clean and sharp pencil lines when you sketch

This tutorial goes over a few tips and techniques which will help you draw clean and sharp pencil lines. The most important thing is to hold your pencil correctly, and then you're taught a few drills to practice to improve your drawing.

### Drawing 101 : How to Sketch Your First Caricature (Portrait)

If you've ever been to an amusement park or carnival, or even just been on a stroll down the boardwalk or promenade, then you probably know exactly what a caricature drawing is—those cartoony depictions of people or things with extremely exaggerated or oversimplified features ...more

### How To : Draw a pencil sketch of an anime-style girl sitting down

This tutorial shows you one way to draw your anime girls - to show them sitting down. The video also goes over the proper use of perspective to make your drawing more realistic. Just follow along with this step by step and add to your anime portfolio!

### How To : Install Sony's Sketch Drawing App on Your Nexus 7 Tablet for Improved Doodling

"What's the point of having a Nexus 7 for drawing if all of the drawing apps suck?" That's what my girlfriend said after buying her new Nexus 7 tablet. She draws a lot and was hoping to hone her doodling skills on it, but she's right—most of the drawing apps available on Googl ...more

### How To : Sketch a human hand holding a pencil drawing

You may not know how to draw, but but don't let that discourage your from trying. This video will take your fears away and prove to you that anybody can draw if they want to! A little instruction is all anybody needs to succeed. But drawing hands is difficult, right? Sure, han ...more

### How To : Sketch a woman posing

How to sketch and construct a female form quickly.Drawing Female figure is an art form, it is very challenging to represent femininity, beauty and accuracy at the same time.

### How To : Design and draw fashion sketches

Want to be a fashion illustrator like your favorite clothing designers? Learn to draw fashion sketches in this free video on fashion design and illustration. Part 1 of 15 - How to Design and draw fashion sketches. Design and draw fashion sketches - Part 2 of 15. Click through ...more

### How To : Create a rough sketch effect in Adobe Photoshop

Have a photo that's not sketchy enough for your taste? Are you maybe just a big fan of Norwegian new wave band, A-ha? Whatever the case, this free Photoshop video tutorial will walk you through how to apply the effect to your own images in Adobe's popular image editing program ...more

### How To : Create a sketch effect in Photoshop

Photoshop Mama's tutorial on how to create a sketch effect in Photoshop. The first video shows the basic technique, then you'll learn how to play and have fun with different effects you can create. Part 1 of 3 - How to Create a sketch effect in Photoshop. Part 2 of 3 - How to ...more

### How To : Sketch female facial structure

This drawing tutorial gives emphasis to drawing female facial figure. Learn how to draw a front view female face.

### How To : Draw a sketch of fire in pencil

Fire is one of the most common, but most irregular and thus difficult-to-draw parts of the world. This video demonstrates techniques for drawing a couple of different kinds of fire in pencil. These sketches cover lighter flame and a more fantasy style.

### How To : Take apart an Etch a Sketch

Before I built the mechanics for my laser cutter I was planning on using the etch a sketch since the pulleys where already there. I accidentally cut the wires while taking it apart, so I made it from scratch (much bigger too). But I figured I'd post this in case you want a sma ...more

### How To : Draw a Michael Jackson sketch

Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, has changed the way audiophiles listen and create music. He's a very influential part of everyone, whether they know it or not. Pay tribute to the King of Pop by drawing a skillful sketch of him and his signature dance. DragoArt has this video ...more

### How To : Turn a picture into a sketch using Photoshop CS4

If you've ever wanted to sketch something from scratch and realize you don't have the time to take formal classes, then Photoshop might be what you need. In this helpful tutorial, you'll find out how to take your photos, or any other photo out there, and turn it into a beautif ...more

### Notes 101 : How to Undo Typing, Sketch Strokes, Deletions & More on Your iPhone

Many of us use the Notes app to jot things down in a hurry. Most of the time, that's no big deal. However, the faster the typing, the higher the chance of error. If you happen to make a typo, or if you accidentally delete that chart you worked so hard on, there's an easy way t ...more

### How To : Learn to draw and sketch

This comprehensive video series by Bob Davies serves as a basics drawing lessons that are excellent for beginners just starting off in addition to tips for intermediate artists. This series covers all the basics of drawing from choosing paper, drawing medium (graphite,charcoal ...more

### How To : Create a motion sketch in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

### How To : Make a watercolor painting of an existing sketch

Learn how to stretch your paper and prepare it for painting in the watercolor style from this how-to video series. Pick up some techniques for watercolor, like wet on wet paint, using salt for texture, creating shadows, detailing, color choice, and finishing. Watch these video ...more

### How To : Sketch the graph of a piecewise function

This video teaches us to draw the graph of a piecewise function. This is shown using two examples. In the first example we have 'y' equal to 'x + 2' for x less than zero and '1 - x' for x greater than equal to zero. We plot two points on the function for x less than zero and d ...more

### How To : Practice a few sketching tips & exercises

Sketching takes exercises and practice. Learn different sketching techniques to get started with this free drawing video series. Part 1 of 6 - How to Practice a few sketching tips & exercises. Practice a few sketching tips & exercises - Part 2 of 6. Click through to watch this ...more

### How To : Use Photoshop CS2 to turn a photo into a sketch

Riley Lewis demonstrates how to make photos like sketches using Photoshop CS2. You can make a half sketched and half gray scale image. You should desaturate your photo if it is in black and white.

### How To : Draw a pencil sketch of King Leonidas of Sparta from the movie "300"

Replicate King Leonidas from the hit movie '300'. This tutorial shows you an easy to follow along with, step by step guide to drawing a pencil sketch from the film. Once you're done, you can shade it, or ink and add your own color!

### How To : Digital paint over a sketch

Learn how to paint digitally in Photoshop over a sketch.

### News : World's Greatest Etch-a-Sketch Artist: George Vlosich

George Vlosich, considered the world's greatest Etch-A-Sketch artist, has been perfecting his craft for the past 20 years. Vlosich works with one continuous line, which means one mistake and he's forced to start over. Each piece takes 70-80 hours to complete. For more details ...more

### How To : Transform a picture using pencil sketch in Photoshop

Have a photo that you really love, but you want to give it more character by making it look like a drawing? This video will teach you how to use Adobe Photoshop to make your pictures look pencil sketches. Audio is unavailable so you must watch closely.

### How To : Sketch poses of the human body on the computer

Drawing the human body making dynamic poses is a massive challenge for most artists. This video demonstrates how to sketch some different poses in the Photoshop with a tablet pen. They obviously need to be elaborated to be called final art works, but these sketches teach you h ...more

### How To : Draw a concept sketch for fashion design

This video shows us the method to draw a fashion concept sketch. You must show the figure of the person you are drawing. You can draw the figure wearing a scarf you have designed. You can draw the flowers on it. A lot of sketches are very long. There are a lot of vertical line ...more

### How To : Draw a simple pencil sketch of a knife

Drawing a pencil sketch of a knife or other bladed weapon is not incredibly difficult for the artist. Watch in this video as the artist draw a basic knife, and then demonstrate several variations, including a curved blade, you can use for your own artwork.

### How To : Make sketches with Microsoft Excel

Not only is Microsoft Office Excel handy for drafting documents, it can also be used to make simple illustrations. Quite easily at that. The program's drawing tools are so easy to utilize, in fact, that this free video software tutorial can present a complete overview of the p ...more

### How To : Draw a spraycan sketch

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a spray can sketch. First, draw the face of the can on the piece of paper, drawing the eyes, nose, and mouth. After this, draw the surrounding parts of the can around the face. Draw the bottom and the top of the can as well as the top wit ...more

### How To : Sketch a face

Check out this video to see how to sketch a face and get the basic proportions correct.

### How To : Draw and sketch a female StarCraft marine

Learn how to draw Mecha Mecha: StarCraft Marine Combat Soldier woman, female, girl, with inspired armor Manga and Anime style step by step with costume step by step. This drawing, painting video tutorial shows you from basic rough sketching to finish drawing quick sketch for c ...more

### How To : Turn a photo into a watercolor style sketch in Photoshop

Start with a basic photograph in Adobe Photoshop, and then apply the filters and processes outlined in this video to end up with a watercolor sketch effect. This is a great treatment to give portraits a unique and memorable look. Turn a photo into a watercolor style sketch in ...more

### How To : Draw a pencil sketch of pop superstar Lady Gaga

Instructions for meat dress not included. This tutorial shows you how to start with a blank piece of paper and end up with a sketch of Lady GaGa. Draw along, and create your own image of the pop and costume sensation!

### How To : Use Photoshop to turn a picture into a sketch

Sketching takes time. Not quite so much if you use Photoshop. In this video tutorial you will learn to use Photoshop to turn a photo into a sketch.

### How To : Draw a pencil sketch of Storm from the X-Men comic books

Storm is a popular superhero in the X-men comic books who has control over the wind and weather, and this tutorial shows you how to draw a pencil sketch of her. You'll become an artist like Stan Lee in no time!

### How To : Draw a fashion sketch with Threadbanger & Simplicity

In this video, we learn how to draw a fashion sketch. Start off by using a fine pen and drawing the silhouette of a woman. Draw on the outfit to the woman, adding in all the fine details. Draw in ruffles of the clothing as well as the prints of clothing you are going to use. U ...more

### How To : Sketch a female face

In this tutorial, we learn how to sketch a female face. Start with an upside down egg shape for the face, then draw in the contours of the chin. Use reference lines on the face to help you place where the eyes, nose, and mouth are going to go. After this, start to draw in the ...more

### How To : Sketch and sweep in Autodesk Inventor

This tutorial shows you how to create a 3D sketch using points and then how to use the sweep tool to create the final shape in Autodesk Inventor, a digital prototyping software. Knowing the interface of the software will be helpful so you can find the exact tools being used.

### 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 a red and yellow bird with a pencil sketch and colored markers

Using your favorite pencil, you can sketch the picture of a bird (like a red-breasted robin) and then use markers to color it in. The tutorial shows you the steps, starting from a blank piece of paper, to draw a multicolored bird. Part 1 of 3 - How to Draw a red and yellow bir ...more

### How To : Draw a simple sketch of a Thanksgiving turkey

This guy looks a little nervous - as well he should be, for it's Thanksgiving season and someone might be wondering how he'll taste in a deep fryer! All you need is some paper, pencils, ink pens and an eraser!

### How To : Fashion sketch satin

In this tutorial, we learn how to fashion sketch satin. When you are sketching satin, you would to make sure you use the right colors and the side of the pencil. You will need to use the side of the pencil to shade in small areas to create creases and folds in the clothes. The ...more

### How To : Sketch a dragon

For all those who have always wanted to sketch a dragon, here is one video which will give you step by step instructions on how to draw one. Dragons are creatures who breathe fire through their noses. The video is a quick watch and learn tutorial and anybody with a desire to p ...more

### How To : Draw a sketch of rap star Jay-Z step by step

Reduce the human face to a series of basic lines and shapes so you can easily draw anything. This tutorial shows you how to use this technique to draw a realistic and fully proportionate sketch of the rap star Jay-Z.

### How To : Convert an image into a sketch in Photoshop

In this video, we learn how to convert an image into a sketch in Photoshop. First, open up Photoshop and open the picture you want to convert. Now, click the layer and unlock the background. After this, go to "image", "adjustments", and remove all the saturation from the photo ...more

### How To : Use Photoshop to turn a photo into a sketch

Quickly turn your photograph into a hand drawn sketch! This Photoshop tutorial shows you one way to do it using desaturate and invert, Gaussian blur and brightness and contrast.

### How To : Sketch a dragon serpent figure in pencil

Serpents and dragons are among the most intricate, varied, and fun to draw of fantastical images. This video demonstrates how to sketch a serpent / dragon figure, you can work out the fantasy taxonomy for yourself. It's eerie grin makes it almost seem alive. Improve your fanta ...more

### 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 : Sketch for fashion with tips from Threadbanger

This week, Rob and Corinne take a trip to Simplicity Pattern Co. to get a lesson in fashion sketching. Don't think you can draw? Fooey! Give it a try! This video drawing for fashion lesson gives yo ua few pointers that will have you sewing in no time. Threadbanger is one of W ...more

### How To : Draw a sketch of a creepy alien or monster

Watch a sketch artist draw a creepy monster with a bulbous head and long, clawed arms. A shading technique to make everything look creepy is also demonstrated. This piece of fantasy art can be replicated whenever you need to know how to draw something scary to terrify your fri ...more

### News : Interesting concept - share your game idea sketches

Fancy yourself a game developer? Submit your napkin doodles here, and maybe you can even make one of the ideas shown. Via BoingBoing.

### How To : Go from a rough pencil sketch of "Brody's Ghost" to a final ink version

"Brody's Ghost" is a popular anime series that's depicted in typical anime style: Characters have ginormous eyes and pupils, small, cherubic faces, and teeny mouths. If you're into the anime style of drawing then check out this tutorial to learn how to go from a rough pencil s ...more

### How To : Use curve sketching to solve equations in calculus

PatrickJMT takes you through step by step on the basics of how to use curve sketching to solve calculus equations. Steps that are covered in this two part video include domain, intercepts, symmetry, horizontal and vertical asymtotes, intervals of increase/decrease, local maxim ...more

### How To : Sketch an anime boy

Need to brush up on your anime drawking skills? This short tutorial takes you through the steps in drawing an anime-style boy. First with starting with the head, then the face, hair, then clothes. Good luck!

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