A bouquet is a decoration made by tying together cut flowers or by arranging them in a vase.
The practice of making bouquets is very old. The earliest records of such come from ancient Egypt, over 4,000 years ago.
In Victorian England, floral bouquets were used as a way to send messages. Each flower had a meaning, as did its color and the way it was arranged.
"Flower dictionaries" were written to help people understand the messages they received and to send the correct messages to others.
Today, bouquets may be used as adornment or given as gifts on special occasions, such as at weddings, dances, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, or dates, as well as to cheer the sick or at funerals.
While most people don't associate flowers with a secret message, this gift is often understood to express love or sympathy.
Would you like to draw a bouquet of flowers? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a sheet of paper, a pencil, and colored pencils or crayons.
People have been gardening for a very long time. Gardens allowed people to stay in one place, rather than traveling to find the plants they needed to survive. The earliest known plan for a garden dates from 1400 B.C.E. in Egypt.
Urban flower gardens are especially important today, since cities now take up the space once occupied by plants and animals. They provide food for pollinators. Why is this important?
Pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, carry pollen from one plant to another, allowing them to produce fruit and seeds. Without pollinators, plants species would die out - and we wouldn't have any food to eat.
Would you like to draw a flower garden? This easy, step-by-step tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil or pen and a sheet of paper.
Nemo: "How old are sea turtles? Sydney plankton from next door said that sea turtles, that they live to be about a hundred years old!"
Marlin: "Well, you know what? If I ever meet a sea turtle, I'll ask him."- Disney's Finding Nemo (2003)
Sea turtles are long-lived, scaly, shelled reptiles that live in the ocean. In Disney's Finding Nemo, the turtle named Crush identified himself as being "a hundred and fifty, dude, and still young!" The oldest sea turtle on record lived to be 250 years old, and scientists think that some turtles could live much longer.
Two types of sea turtle, the Olive ridley sea turtle and the Kemp's ridley sea turtle, display a unique behavior called the arribada. Arribada is a Spanish word meaning "arrival." During the arribada, mother turtles come to the beach to nest and lay eggs. Later, all the baby turtles hatch at once, covering the beach. During the 1950s, as many as forty thousand turtles nested along the coast of Mexico, but by the 1980s, the turtles were almost extinct. Because of conservation efforts, especially those protecting mother turtles and their nests, the number is now over twelve thousand.
Did you know? Most people call any reptile with a shell a "turtle." However, sea turtles, who are fully aquatic, have flippers for legs, and come onto land only to lay their eggs, are the only "true" turtles. Turtles that spend all their time on land are called tortoises. Tortoises typically have stumpy, elephant-like legs. Those that have clawed flippers and live partially on land and partially in water, such as near a river or pond, are known as terrapins.
Would you like to draw your own sea turtle? This easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial will show you how. All you will need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and an eraser. You may also wish to use crayons, markers, colored pencils, or paints to shade your finished picture. Cowabunga, dude! It's time to draw.
In this really easy drawing tutorial you will learn to draw a simple Bunny.
Bunnies have long been a staple of the animation industry. Perhaps the most famous is Bugs Bunny, who debuted in Tex Avery's Merrie Melodies short, "A Wild Hare," alongside Elmer Fudd.
Later, bugs was joined by other lapine characters, such as his girlfriend Lola Bunny and the youthful Babs and Buster Bunny from Tiny Toon Adventures.
Other rabbits have graced the silver screen as well.
Among the most notable are Roger Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, 1988), the Rabbit of Caerbannog (Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 1975) and Judy Hopps (Zootopia, 2016).
Rabbits have also featured in other art forms for countless ages, often representing moon deities or fertility on ancient pottery and in early paintings.
Drawing a bunny is now easier than ever with this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
This simple guide will show you how to draw a bunny using only a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also want to use an eraser to correct mistakes, and crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished picture.
Note that in each step, new lines are shown in blue. Some steps don't add lines at all. In these steps, look for previous lines, called guide lines, that have been removed.
Now, get hopping and draw your bunny!
Ash Ketchum. Goku. Lelouch Lamperouge. "Kirito" Kazuto Kirigaya. Takeya Ikuhara. Junpei Kousaka. Rin Okumura. Gray Fullbuster. The list could go on as we consider the "classic" male anime or manga character. With piercing eyes and unruly locks of dark hair, these anime look-alikes often steal the show.
Anime is a style of Japanese animation that is now popular all over the world. Anime characters typically have large, expressive eyes, a colorful appearance, and even more colorful personalities.
Did you know? The first anime was produced in 1917. The modern style emerged during the 1960s. In 2016, 60 percent of the world's television cartoons were anime.
Would you like to draw an anime boy's side profile view face? This easy, step-by-step anime side view or manga drawing guide is designed to show you how.
You will be using guide lines - namely, a circle and perpendicular straight lines - to help you draw the face with the proper proportions. As you go along, you will need to erase these guide lines.
In this really easy drawing tutorial you will learn to draw a simple Penguin.
Penguins are birds that use use their wings to swim through the water rather than flying through the air.
Penguins eat fish, which they catch with their beaks while swimming. Their black and white plumage serves as camouflage and helps keep them safe from predators such as leopard seals and orca whales - from below, their white bellies blend in with the bright sunlight, and from above, their dark backs disappear in the murky water below.
Did you know? Penguins don't live at the North Pole. Almost all penguins live in the earth's Southern Hemisphere, below the equator - only the Galapagos penguin lives farther north.
Not all penguins live in the snow, either - there are small penguins, for example, that live on warm beaches in New Zealand, in Africa, and on tropical islands.
Some penguins are so small that you could hold them in your hand, while the emperor penguin of Antarctica stands nearly four feet tall. How tall are you? Are you taller than this enormous penguin?
Penguins have starred in numerous animated films, including The Pebble and the Penguin (1995), Happy Feet (2006), Surf's Up (2007), and Madagascar (2005).
Some of the earliest animated penguin characters appeared in the 1964 film Mary Poppins. These movies feature Adélie penguins, emperor penguins, rock hopper penguins, and other species.
Would you like to draw your very own cartoon penguin? Doing so is easier than ever with this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also want to have an eraser handy to remove guide lines and correct mistakes. Shade your finished drawing using colored pencils, crayons, markers, or paints.
Are you ready to draw your penguin? Get started, and you are sure to do swimmingly!
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Tears are the salty liquid that leaks from our eyes when we cry. Although we most often associate tears with pain or sadness, they can be shed during happy times as well - for instance, when we laugh heartily; in times of great joy, such as the birth of a child; and in times of relief, such as the return of a loved one who had been in danger.
There are, in fact, three different types of tears. Our eyes constantly produce basal tears, which keep the eyes moist and inhibit infection. Reflex tears occur in response to a stimulus, such as when something gets in your eye, when you smell strong fumes, or eat spicy foods. This type of tear also forms when you cough or yawn. Finally, psychic tears are the kind shed in response to strong emotions.
When draw, tears often assume the "teardrop" shape - a curved figure that is rounded on the bottom and has a point on top. You, however, may wish to draw a more realistic depiction of a person shedding tears. If so, you've come to the right place. All you will need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
Each step of this tear-themed drawing guide includes a detailed illustration as well as explanatory text. Notice the light blue lines in each picture, as these indicate new lines to be added to your drawing. Also, if you have access to crayons, markers, colored pencils, or paints, you may wish to use these to shade your picture when complete.
Today, books are familiar sights in homes and classrooms around the world. Books may be sheets of paper, called leaves, hinged together on one side, or they may be electronic representations of the same material. Electronic books, called ebooks, can be read on computers, tablets, phones, and dedicated e-readers.
Books as we know them have not always been around, however. In early history, tablets were used to record information. A tablet was a piece of stone or clay on which words were carved. Some tablets were made in the shape of cylinders. Later, scrolls, or long sheets of paper rolled around a spindle, were used. By the end of the first century C.E., the book had taken its familiar form, then called a codex.
For many thousands of years, books were rare and expensive, as they had to be written and drawn by hand. In 1450, German inventor Johannes Gutenberg developed the first printing press with movable type. From that time, books became more affordable and available.
What books have the most copies in print? The Bible has over 5 billion copies in circulation, nearly one for every person on earth; billions of copies have also been made of the political work Quotations from Chairman Mao. Don Quixote, written in 1605, has sold 500 million copies; A Tale of Two Cities, 1859, 200 million copies; and Lord of the Rings, 1954, 150 million copies.
In this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial, you will learn to draw a three dimensional book. Will this book be your math book, your journal, or your favorite story? The choice is yours.
All you will need to complete this drawing is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and a good eraser. You may also wish to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing.
In each step, you will see a detailed illustration along with explanatory text. Pay special attention to the light blue lines, as these indicate new lines to be added. Now, hit the books and start drawing!
“A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east.” ― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
Scientifically, sunset describes “the daily disappearance of the Sun below the horizon as a result of Earth's rotation.” Culturally, however, this frequent phenomena holds much deeper meaning
Various ancient religions held that the sun was a god, pulled across the sky each day in a great celestial chariot. The setting of the sun indicated the god’s passage through the underworld.
Some religions, such as the worship of Amun-Ra in ancient Egypt, included rituals meant to awaken or revive the sun from its daily death. This idea still resonates in the metaphorical application of “sunset” to the later years of one’s life.
Today, sunsets are often featured in works of art. They are also a favorite subject of photography.
Beach sunsets, such as the one featured in this drawing tutorial, are used to represent vacations, relaxation, the tropics, and ample monetary funds.
Would you like to draw your very own sunset? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also wish to employ crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to vividly shade your finished sunset.
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Drawings of people are an integral part of most cartoons, comic books, and fine art. Yet, many artists find drawing people accurately to be a difficult task.
Would you like to be able to add a cute cartoon girl to your own art collection? Now you can, by following this easy, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a piece of paper and a pencil. You may also want to use an eraser to correct any mistakes, and crayons, colored pencils, or markers to color your finished drawing.
Each step of this simple drawing guide is accompanied by an illustration. In each step, new lines added in that step are shown in blue. Lines drawn in previous steps appear in black.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your early lines, called guide lines, as you go along.
In the previous tutorial, we created an easy to draw dog. This time we’ll draw a super-cute cartoon dog. This drawing tutorial is a little more complicated, but if you go carefully and follow the step-by-step instructions, it should be easy to create a fabulous looking cartoon dog drawing.
We will be using some basic shapes to get the dog’s proportions right. Draw the early steps with a light touch as those lines will be erased later.
In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.
You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.
You can find a video version of this drawing tutorial below, as well as a printable PDF version.
Carrots are familiar both in the garden and on the dinner table. The carrot a vegetable cultivated for its starchy edible taproot. Its name is derived from a word meaning "horn," describing its shape.
The carrot was domesticated thousands of years ago from a wild variety known as Queen Anne's lace. At first, it was the aromatic greens and seeds that were used, as relatives such as anise and cilantro still are today. Domestic carrots are sweeter and less woody than their wild relatives
Did you know? Many people believe that eating carrots will improve your vision. While carrots are good for you - they're a rich source of vitamins K and B6, as wells as alpha and beta carotene - that they drastically improve vision is a myth. This originated during World War II, when the British tried to hide certain technologies from the enemy by saying that they fed their soldiers carrots to improve their vision.
In popular culture, the carrot is often seen in the hands of characters such as Bugs Bunny or as the nose of a snowman. DC Comics featured the anthropomorphic rabbit superhero Captain Carrot, who obtained his powers by eating a "cosmic carrot."
The term "carrot and stick" or "carrot on a stick" is a metaphor for combining a reward and punishment, or for unattainable rewards. Visually, this is often seen as a carrot dangling from a string at the end of a stick, in front of a working animal such as a donkey.
Would you like to draw a tasty carrot? Now you can, with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide. All you will need is a pencil or pen and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.