How to Draw

Always wanted to learn how to draw but didn’t know where to begin? Every drawing topic imagined is covered here.

Thumbnail Sketches

Thumbnail Sketches

Did you know that a thumbnail sketch can help you plan your artwork out before you invest in a ton of time and materials. Thumbnail drawings are easy to draw and super helpful. Let’s learn exactly what these sketches are and how thumbnail drawings can help you right now!

The Best Drawing Paper

The Best Drawing Paper

Wouldn’t it be great if you could skip all the trial and error and start using the best paper for drawing right now? Start paying attention to your drawing surfaces. It could be the difference between a long-lasting drawing that looks great and is a joy to create or a painful struggle.

Charcoal vs. Pencil

Charcoal vs. Pencil

Do you prefer to work in charcoal or graphite pencil? Today I discuss some of the pros and cons to each medium. Heck! Maybe I’ll even motivate you to try something you haven’t tried before.

Erasers: History & Best Practices for Artists

Erasers: History & Best Practices for Artists

Erasers are something we use everyday. As an artist you need to know which are the best ones for drawing. Today you’re going to learn a little bit about eraser technology and how you can apply it to your own drawing techniques. Also included is a handy infographic for helping you decide which eraser to use.

Drawing Lessons for Beginners

Drawing Lessons for Beginners

Are you a complete beginner at drawing? Would you like to learn how to draw and are looking for free, online drawing lessons for beginners? The following is a step by step guide for getting started today.  Don’t wait…let’s get started!

Crosshatching a Value Scale

Crosshatching a Value Scale

This post will show you the best way to learn how to crosshatch like a pro!  Crosshatching requires you to keep track of many lines, each drawn on a specific angle.  I’ll teach you the secret wizardry of crosshatching. It’s easier than you’d think!

How to Draw a Sphere

How to Draw a Sphere

Spheres show up everywhere in life and for that reason it is essential that an artist be able to render each part of a spherical form well. In today’s post I reveal the 4 parts to a sphere drawing so that you can draw spheres with realistic precision.

How to Draw a Cone

It is absolutely necessary for an artist to understand precisely how to draw a cone. Cones show up everywhere in nature including human anatomy, trees, and still lifes. Follow along with this post and you will clearly see just how easy it is to draw things you are looking at!

How to Draw a Cylinder

This post may change your life as an artist. This will be the first of 4 posts in which I teach you everything you should know about forms whilst learning to draw. Today we begin with the cylinder…

Seeing Forms in What You Draw

Wouldn’t it be great if you had some kind of framework from which all drawings and paintings could be derived from? Some way to cut out most of the confusion when trying to draw realistic things from observation would be fantastic! What if there was a way to look at anything and be able to…

Think of What to Draw

Think of What to Draw

How can you think of what to draw? How do you think of ideas? Often we see the beautiful end result of an artist’s labor, but we have so little insight into how that artist came up with the ideas to create their drawing in the first place. The cool thing about drawing is there…

How to Choose Quality Drawing Paper

How to Choose Quality Drawing Paper

Why do they make paper that weighs 70 pounds? Wow that’s heavy! Did you know that some paper will ruin your artwork if you draw on it? It’s true. This little known fact can have some serious downsides to your artwork. Find out all about drawing paper in this week’s post, How to Choose Quality…