To Measure When Drawing

How To : Measure your space when drawing a landscape

In this video, we learn how to measure your space when drawing a landscape. First you want to draw a line in the middle and measure out the line to the top of the building, and create another line there. Measure the length and then measure the edge of the outside of the buildi ...more

How To : Measure to draw portraits

It takes a lot of skill and practice to draw portraits freehand and have the proportions turn out accurately. It takes time to learn facial proportions. In this multi-part video, you'll learn how to sketch in the proportions of the face so you'll always draw faces accurately. ...more

How To : Draw using measuring points and guidelines

Jordon Schranz brings you this tutorial on drawing. Search WonderHowTo for Sessions Online School of Fine Arts for more drawing tutorials. The technique & craft of drawing isn't necessarily about inherent talent, it is something that comes with lots of practice. It is all abou ...more

How To : Draw correct human proportions for figure drawing

This is the ultimate guide to drawing correct human proportions. If you've always had trouble with it in high school art class or in art school, this video condenses all the information into a tight package that's fun and easy to understand. This will uncover all the tricks to ...more

How To : Draft a Basic Pant Pattern

Written Instructions with accompanying video for anyone who wants to make a basic pant exactly to your measurements! Please get your correct measurements before you begin from How to Take Your Measurements. Video: . Note: Solid lines are the final cutting lines. Dotted lines a ...more

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 ...more

How To : Use a protractor to make a pie chart

If you have a circular or semicircular protractor like the one used in this video, making a pie chart is as easy as – well — pie. This will teach you how to use your protractor to measure out each individual slice in your pie chart. Learn how to visualize statistical data thro ...more

How To : Install shelves in your closet

Installing shelves in a closet turns dead space into useful storage. You Will Need: * A tape measure * Shelving * Studfinder (optional) * A pencil (optional) * Leveler (optional) * Brackets (optional) * Drill and bits (optional) * Wall anchors (optional) * Screws (optional) ...more

How To : Make retro 70's string art with ThreadBanger

This video is 70's string art tutorial, decor yourself. The way the women is describing, is that you can use anything to do this, get a piece of thick wood, paint it white, use a ruler, and measure halfway, draw a dot. Draw a circle around it, with the dot being in the middle. ...more

How To : Install snap tile for your bathroom floor

This is a video which shows how to install snap tile on a bathroom floor. The snam tile has plastic tabs that interlock. First he measures the lengths. Then he takes the tiles outside to be able to use the saw to cut lengths. Next a mark is drawn. The square is used to make st ...more

How To : Do gesture drawing

Jordon Schranz brings you this tutorial on drawing. Search WonderHowTo for Sessions Online School of Fine Arts for more drawing tutorials. The technique & craft of drawing isn't necessarily about inherent talent, it is something that comes with lots of practice. It is all abou ...more

How To : Hang wallpaper with tips from Lowe's

In this tutorial, Lowe's teaches us how to hang wallpaper. Wallpaper can update a room and give it personality. Make sure you prep and measure your wall before you begin to hang. Now, cut out your paper to the appropriate size for your wall, then draw a line on the wall from t ...more

How To : Make your own board game for 99 cents

In this tutorial, we learn how to make your own board game for 99 cents. First, trace out a name onto the board spelling out each letter. After this, break the letters down into different spaces, and color code them for different moves on the board. Write down the key for the ...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 : Build a BBQ grilling station

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to building a bbq grilling station. The tools needed are a measuring tape, square, hammer and chisel, safety glasses, a deadblow hammer and work gloves. Select the location and measure the dimensions of the grilling stati ...more

How To : Building a landscape retaining wall in a weekend

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to build a landscape retaining wall in a weekend. This video is from www.allanblock.com. You can do it by using the Europa collection from Allanblock. Get the installation details and the location of the nearest dealer fr ...more

How To : Shred your t-shirt 70's style

In this Beauty & Style video tutorial you will learn how to shred your t-shirt 70's style. For this you need a pair of fabric scissors and a t-shirt. Hold the t-shirt over your body, measure it up to the hip on the right side and make a snip with the scissors. The fabric will ...more

How To : Make a wooden doorknob coatrack

Gathering the materials is probably the most challenging part of the project, though it's great fun. 1. Start by lightly sanding the board to create a smooth working surface. Then arrange the doorknobs across the board’s face to see how they’ll look after they’re attached. On ...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 : Make a Support Halter Top

To make a support halter top shirt, you will need: Pattern for a basic bodice Draft paper or newspaper Yardstick Pen or pencil Scissors Cotton fabric 2 foam bra cups Matching thread Watch the following video for visual instructions, and make sure to reference the text below. ...more

How To : Building a patio enclosure with seating walls

In this how to video, you will learn how to build a patio enclosure with seating walls. You will need measuring tape, a level, a dead blow hammer, a square, masking tape, safety glasses, and work gloves. You will need the courtyard collection as well. First, draw out a plan fo ...more

How To : Create a zoetrope

For a fun novelty project, try making a zoetrope at home. * A plastic coffee can lid * A strip of white paper 20" x 1.5" tall * A strip of black paper 20" x 3" tall * Glue, rubber cement or tape * A craft knife * A pencil * A ruler * A plastic coffee can lid * A strip of whit ...more

How To : Establish the modeling mindset for SketchUp

This video series helps you understand and get in the right mindset to model in SketchUp. It accompanies Chapter 2 of Google SketchUp for Dummies. PART 1 explains the relationship between edges and faces. PART 2 shows you how to give instructions with the drawing axes. PART 3 ...more

How To : Make sewing patterns

Design your own clothes by making sewing patterns, but pay attention to the details. You Will Need * Pattern paper * A broad table * An L-square * Measuring tape * A paper pad * A pen * A French curve * A helper (optional) Step 1 Lay a large piece of pattern paper on a broad ...more

How To : Measure out a good sized bicycle frame

Measuring out a bicycle frame is useful knowledge. This instructional video shows how to determine the best sizes and angles for weight distribution on the bike frame. Georgena Terry's drawings and geometry help explain which bicycle frame designs are best for riding.

How To : Make a Basic Skirt Pattern

Written instructions on how to draft a basic skirt pattern with accompanying video. Take your correct measurements before you begin. Video: . Step 1: Measure Carefully measure your waist, hips and hip drop. Step 2: Draw a Rectangle The horizontal lines (1 to 2 and 3 to 4 in ...more

How To : Make Hand Warmers

In this tutorial, we learn how to make hand warmers. You can make this out of pockets off of an old sweater. First, grab a piece of copy paper and measure over two inches, then fold it in half. After this, measure down 1.5" and then draw a line where this mark was. After this, ...more

How To : Draft a pants sloper

In this tutorial, Don McCunn teaches us how to draft a pants sloper. First, measure out the center line of the leg and then draw the center line onto a piece of paper. Now, measure from the waist and mark the measurements along with where you drew the center line. Now, measure ...more

How To : Make a t-shirt

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a t-shirt. First, measure around your waist and your bust, as well as around the hips. Now, take your old boxy t-shirt and flip it inside out. Now, place your measuring tape on the shirt and pin it where your measurements are. Draw out yo ...more

How To : Make a Christmas tree skirt

Looking to make this Christmas a DIY Christmas? Why not make your own Christmas tree skirt, customized to fit your personality and home decor! Nothing says it’s Christmas like a beautiful Christmas tree. Now you can decorate the area below with a handmade Christmas tree skirt ...more

How To : Draw wheels in perspective

Check out this video to learn how to draw wheels in perspective. Learn the easy way of drawing or painting wheels or arches in perspective. This video shows you a simple way to get them upright and vertical - and looking right - first time, every time. No complex measuring or ...more

How To : Choose the right frame for a picture

Stumped on what frame to use for your favorite piece of artwork or photo? The perfect frame will make your painting, photograph, or piece of artwork stand out on your wall. Here's how to find an ideal match. You Will Need: • A picture or other form of artwork • Measuring ta ...more

How To : Draw a figure proportionally

One of the hardest things in figure drawing to master is proportion, but in this video Sheldon shows you how to the draw a figure proportionally. Using the head size as unit of measure, Sheldon will teach how many heads there are in a human figure drawing, a cartoon figure dra ...more

How To : Draw medication up from a vial for an injection

This how to video demonstrates how to draw up medication from a vial for injecting a patient. Watch and learn how simple it is to draw up a liquid from a vial. Make sure to properly measure your medication, identify the patient, and always wash the hands before injecting the p ...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 : Cut a pentagon from a square piece of paper

Cut a perfectly balanced pentagon from a square piece of paper! You can do this without measuring or drawing. Fold your square of paper as outlined in this tutorial, and then cut along several of the fold lines to end up with a pentagon!

How To : Understand the Rule of Corresponding Angles

This video explains about the rule of corresponding angles. When measuring the angle between the parallel lines (i.e.) Line1 and Line2 across the straight line. The angle A and angle B are equal. The angle C and angle D are equal. The angle E and angle F are equal. Finally ang ...more

How To : Make a storyboard

Making a storyboard before shooting a movie is like drawing a blueprint before grabbing a hammer and nails. Do it well, and make sure your film is structurally sound. You Will Need * Several loose sheets of blank 11-by-17-inch paper * A pencil * A ruler * And a shooting script ...more

How To : Use a rafter-angle square

This video teaches you how to use the rafter-angle square - also known as a speed square - measuring tool for measuring and drawing angles. Use a rafter-angle square. Click through to watch this video on iskills.com

How To : Draw a daffodil for St David's Day

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a daffodil for St. David's Day. Start off by drawing a circle to measure out where all of the different petals are going to go, then draw a circle in the middle you know where the middle will go. Next, start to draw out the petals onto th ...more

How To : Draw Rukia from the manga series Bleach

In this video, we learn how to draw Rukia. Start out by drawing a circle with a triangle shape at the bottom. Then, draw reference lines in the face to measure where the features of the face are going to be. After this, start to draw in the details of the face. Draw the eyes, ...more

How To : Draw manga eyes

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw manga eyes. Start off by drawing the top of the eye, the measure how long it is. Then, make one eye width between each of the eyes and draw the other eyelid. Now, if you want to draw eyes in a different perspective, you will draw the line ...more

How To : Draw a parallelogram given base, angle & altitude

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a parallelogram given base, angle & altitude. First, you will draw the base of the parallelogram, using your ruler to measure out the line. Next, you will draw a dotted line perpendicular to the line that you just drew that is 3 cm in len ...more

How To : Bind a quilt without bumps

In this video we are shown how easy it is to complete the finishing join on a quilt binding. Just before the final join 6 inches of binding should be left over at the beginning and the end, while the rest of the binging should already be sewn down. The two ends of the binding ...more

How To : Make realistic custom vampire fangs

Clean out the empty bottle that you are going to use. You can use a white dish-washing soap bottle or a cleaning agent bottle. Just make sure it is empty and clean. Use the pen to draw a wide rectangle that measures 3 inches long by 1/4 inch wide onto the bottle. The teeth you ...more

How To : Make a fringy scarf in two minutes

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a fringy scarf. You will first need 1 yard of fabric, then fold it with the right sides facing each other. Next, measure 19" down, then start to cut. After this, measure 7" down, draw a line from across. Now, start to cut towards that lin ...more

How To : Recycle a milk carton into a tabletop lantern

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to make a milk carton lantern. This lantern uses recycled items. The materials required for this lamp are: a milk carton, unryu paper, colored newspaper, raffia, ruler, glue gun, hole puncher, X-acto knife, glue stick and scissors ...more

How To : Work out the circumference of a circle

Simonc1973 teaches you how to work out the circumference of a circle. You start with a circle and draw a line across the circle. That's called the diameter. You multiply the diameter with Pi, which is 3.141. The video is even more amazing being taught by Harry Chapple, a 4 yea ...more

How To : Do a rotation in Geometry

Learn how to do a rotation in geometry with this video! First step is to pout the pencil into the compass. Adjusting the pencil and compass needle is same. Suppose you want 165 degree size circle. Measure the reading with compass in protractor. Note the point and adjust the co ...more

How To : Hang heavy objects using toggle bolts

Ron Hazelton shows the most secure way to hang heavy mirrors or art on plaster walls using toggle bolts. Attach a sturdy hanging wire to the piece if necessary. Draw a level line on the wall where the top of the piece will go. Stretch the hanging wire taut and measure the dist ...more

How To : Draw small faces on paper

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw small faces on paper. This is best for drawing on comic books, because the faces are smaller than on regular drawings. First, give yourself a scale size to see how large you want the faces on the paper to be. If you are new at drawing, us ...more

How To : Create a Mad Hatter Costume Inspired by Tim Burton

The Mad Hatter from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland not only makes a great costume but a great project. The hour-glass shaped hat, the striped pants, the fingerless gloves, and the Hatter's signature scarf are the most important components in this costume. If you're fairly sk ...more

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