How to Draw
Always wanted to learn how to draw but didn’t know where to begin? Every drawing topic imagined is covered here.
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
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.
28 Drawing Ideas for Creative Art Students
Need some drawing ideas? Get ready for the most creative list of drawing prompts imaginable!
How to Shade With a Pencil
Want to learn how to shade with a pencil? Learn some basic pencil shading techniques to get you started creating drawings the right way!
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 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
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
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 and Use a Value Scale in Your Artwork
I’m going to share with you an easy way to shade in a value scale using pencil, charcoal, and even paint. I’ll also be explaining why you should probably buy a value scale too if you are serious about getting better at your artwork.
10 Most Popular Drawing Mistakes
From personal issues to technical problems, here are ten of the most common drawing mistakes art students make when learning how to draw.
10 Reasons to Use a Drawing Board
Here’s 10 reasons for why you should be using a drawing board when creating drawings in pencil, charcoal, or any drawing media. Are you making these foolish drawing mistakes?
How to Crosshatch
You’ve seen that cool way of shading in comic books using lines. Grab a pen or marker. Today you will finally learn how to crosshatch!
How To Draw an Ellipse
Sooner or later you will need to draw an ellipse in your artwork. Learn to identify ellipses correctly and how to draw an ellipse in your artwork!
Know Your Pencils
We use pencils everyday but how much do you actually know about your drawing pencils?
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
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
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…