A look at light and shadow in a drawing, the importance of value, and the role of contrast.
Learn how to draw a realistic strand of hair in this recorded Live Lesson.
How to Draw a Ninja This tutorial will show you how to draw a ninja step by step. This tutorial has easy to follow directions and steps making it that much more possible for anybody to tackle
In this module, we’ll learn how to use value to create the illusion of light and form in a drawing.
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Learn how to draw a realistic portrait using the grid technique. Develop the value within the scene with graphite and white charcoal.
Learn how to draw with value in order to create the illusion of light and form in this recorded live lesson.
Leather Wings In this tutorial you can get ideas and techniques for drawing realistic wings stracture, Artist focuses at drawing wings.
How to Draw Optimus Prime From Transformers In this tutorial you will be learning how to draw one of the most popular of the Autobots, Optimus Prime. This drawing tutorial will show you in detail how to sketch, draw, and shade in this character that is popular around the world
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Graphite Portrait This tutorial explains all steps to create a portrait of Zinedine Zidane in graphite pencil. Time to complete: 10 hours.
How to draw from life and create accurate reproductions of what you are observing.
Learn how to draw an eye using blending stumps and blending tortillons in this full length recorded Live Lesson.
Learn how to draw a realistic mouth with graphite pencil. Two videos are included as well as still images.
Portraiture lesson To study draw a portrait using the ‘inside-out’ method.
Learn the basics of figure drawing. A four step approach to creating accurate proportions is explored.
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Learn how to draw the basic forms that are the building blocks for more complex objects in this drawing lesson.
The ultimate guide to drawing trees with four lessons included. Lesson one teaches you how to draw a tree with graphite pencils.
Manga Making Tutorial In this tutorial artist will show you the process of creating a complete Manga comic strip using traditional tools.
Hair Amanda Tapping A step by step drawing showing amazing hair on a portrait of actress Amanda Tapping. The result is impressive realism. A must see!
A look at drawing the structure of what lies beneath the face and head – the skull (frontal view).
Learn how to draw basic forms by starting with simple shapes. Create the illusion of form through the use of value and tone.
Portrait Drawing The Smart Way – Triangular Grid Drawing – 3 Lessons
Learn how to draw with blending tools like blending stumps and tortillons.
The basic facial proportions and spacial relationships of the features of the head.
Eye-drawing tutorial by Sarah A great and very detailed tutorial, to learn how to draw an eye in 30 steps
Learn how to draw a bird with basic shapes and render the image with pencil and white charcoal.
Drawing Hair in Pencil Some very useful tips for you on how to create extremely inspiring and realistic drawing hair in pencil work
Learn how the concept of cross contour lines can help us to better understand the form of a subject and determine directional stroking when adding shading to a drawing.
A look at drawing reflective surfaces with graphite pencils (2 lessons).
A comprehensive lesson series on drawing a house portrait with graphite pencils on charcoal paper.
Learn and explore the different grades of graphite pencils used by artists and strategies for sharpening your pencil in this course module.
Learn how to draw a realistic portrait using a modified grid. This technique greatly reduces the number of preliminary lines but ensures an accurate drawing.
Evil skull drawing Looking for a terrifying evil skull drawing tutorial? Just follow the steps and you should be able to walk away with a scary skull to use in your scary projects (whatever they might be). Let’s start with the evil skull drawing tutorial!
An eight part video series on drawing a representational portrait with graphite pencil.
Learn the basics of drawing with graphite in its various forms.
Five one hour lessons and exercises on the basics of drawing.
Learn how to create the illusion of texture found on highly reflective surfaces. Practice concepts learned with a drawing exercise.
Drawing a Rose An excellent tutorial offered by Rachel, to learn how to draw a pink rose.
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How to Draw Dragons: Step-by-Step Instructions from Tooth to Tail Dragons aren’t real, but if we want them to look like something living in our reality, their design must obey certain rules. Dragon draw tutorial – Game of Thrones, the Hobbit or Harry Potter series.
Think it takes talent to draw? In this webinar, you’ll see that it doesn’t and that you CAN draw anything that you wish. Drawing exercises are included.
25 Days to Better Drawings – Sighting, Measuring, and Mapping
The Guide to Graphite Course – Graphite Grades and Sharpening
Learn to get loose with graphite pencil drawing in this full length demonstration of a drawing of a dog.
Learn how to use sighting, measuring, and mapping to ensure greater accuracy in your drawings.
This article contains a mixture of traditional drawing tutorials, drawing techniques and some methods for transforming and preparing your creations for screen design. Some are intermediate level and some are advanced tutorials that include general theory, useful tips, comic inspired art, sketch a pencil drawing, coloring processing, character sketching, doodles, shapes, proportional, perspective and much more. We hope that drawing tutorials and techniques in this post will be a great help to you.
Learn how easy it can be to draw hands in this free drawing tutorial.
Learn how to draw realistic water droplets and how light behaves within a transparent object.
Face drawing: the heroic male In this tutorial we’ll draw a character face of a hero-like character. In the process we’ll review an optimal placement of the facial features and the best ways to emphasize the features of the face that will make our character look manly and heroic.
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A look at drawing the eye from a profile view using a step by step approach of observation and application of material.
Learn how to draw an imagined 3D maze using two point perspective in this lesson.
In this module, we’re introduced to the element of art, value. Learn its importance to drawing, proper terminology, and blending techniques.
Comic Story Step by Step If you are looking for a comic story guideline, here is a perfect step by step guide for you that will guide you starting with sketching and moving on through the inking and digital processes.
How to draw a fashion figure In this video tutorial you will learn how to use existing reference photo to trace a fashion inspired sketch.
9 Steps to Creating Better Compositions Great compositions don’t just happen by accident. They take planning, patience, and a knowledge of all the visual elements at your disposal. The great thing is, no matter how much or how little talent you have, you’ll always be able to improve your art by sketching out a good composition before you begin.
How to create the illusion of texture in a graphite drawing and the factors that most contribute to success. The second of three subjects is explored in this module.
Learn how to create a loose and airy sketch with colored graphite in this lesson.
Learn how to break complex subjects down into easy to draw shapes. Apply this concept to a complex subject with a drawing exercise.
How to create the illusion of texture in a graphite drawing and the factors that most contribute to success. The first of three subjects is explored in this module.
How to draw lips In this tutorial artist will explain how to draw the structure of the human lips.
How to Draw what you See: Techniques and Tips to Improve your Drawing Skills This article contains step-by-step images of the process Artist uses to create realistic looking drawings, as well as tips he have picked up over the years which anyone can use to improve their drawing skills.
3 Dimensional Drawing Techniques To learn the basics of shape, perspective and shading in order to create depth in your work.
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Combine a variety of black and white drawing media to create a realistic drawing of a Great White shark.
Learn how to use water-soluble graphite in this full length video demonstration.
Learn how to draw a realistic eye following a step by step approach.
Creating a continuous line drawing is an easy and effective drawing exercise. Learn the “ends and outs” of creating one in this tutorial.
A look at drawing the eye from a frontal view using a step by step approach of observation and application of material.
Learn some of the common graphite drawing techniques in this free drawing lesson.
Learn the essence of drawing by balancing observation with mark making. Reinforce concepts with four drawing exercises.
Learn the different types of graphite that artists use in this video tutorial.
A look at drawing the mouth and teeth using a structured approach of observation and application of media.
Circulism Technique Circulism is a very interesting technique to create skin texture with pencil. With this great tutorial, learn how to acheive a realistic skin texture with circulism.
Hair drawing tutorial Drawing hair is definitely one of the trickiest part of almost every portrait. However, you will definitely like it if you acquire technique and skill in it. Therefore Artist introduce some easy and effective ways to draw wavy or straight hair or hair blowing in the wind. No matter how much chaotic the hair is, you’ll be able to draw it. This tutorial explains two techniques of drawing hair on four portraits.
Proportions Proportions in any drawing assignment hold great value; therefore we have come up with these five most helpful techniques that will help you getting grips with proportions in your drawings.
How to draw Marlon Brando step by step It is now time to show you “how to draw Marlon Brando step by step” All the steps and instructions are laid out in the simplest format possible to help make this tutorial a breeze.
A look at drawing the ear using a step by step approach of defining specific regions through thoughtful applications of gradations of value.
Create a quick sketch of a skull in just 30 minutes using basic forms and shapes to ensure accuracy.
Basic drawing techniques including blending, hatching and cross hatching, rendering, and more.
A look at drawing the nose from a profile view using basic shapes, then developing the value to model the form and create texture.
Learn how to draw a soft and nostalgic portrait with graphite pencils.
Learn how to group basic shapes together to draw complex subjects.
Learn the power of value and how to use it to create the illusion of form and volume.
Learn the steps to drawing a seated figure in this recorded live lesson.
Learn how to keep your drawings clean from start to finish in this time lapse video of a completed drawing.
Dance of Spring Tutorial A step by step detailed tutorial that will help you with your Colored pencil.
See all of the steps in this creation of a portrait in graphite in this video.
Explore the different erasers used for erasing graphite. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of each eraser.
Learn the three factors to creating smooth shading in drawing.
Learn the basics of drawing with the exercise known as “Blind Contour Line Drawing” in this drawing video.
Learn how to draw a sphere and the proper terminology on shading in this free drawing lesson video.
Learn how to create the illusion of reflection and transparency with graphite and white charcoal while developing a drawing of five marbles.
Learn how to draw from photographs to produce accurate results.
The basics of drawing with two point perspective, a form of linear perspective.
Learn how to create the illusion of space with one point perspective.
A Pseudo-Sugar Skull: From Start to Finish. Create a highly detailed sugar skull illustration by following this expert tutorial, with details on the process from sketch to final digital design.
From Sketch to Vector Illustration Create inspiring digital creations from hand drawn sketch using these helpful tips.
Learn basic facial proportions and take a close look at each feature in these recorded live lessons.
Learn how to draw a figure in perspective with a simple step by step approach.
The basics of drawing with one point perspective, a form of linear perspective.
Learn how to create a value finder, a useful tool for drawing.
Pet Portrait A very good tutorial about how to draw pet portraits with colored pencils. Basic process and tips. Medium : Prismacolor Colored Pencils.
Learn how loosening up can lead to greater accuracy in your drawings. Tackle the challenging shapes of circles and ellipses in this lesson’s drawing exercises.
A look at sketching with graphite. Sketching as a study, for form, and as a preliminary drawing.
Lone Wolf Pencil Drawing Here is a new miniature speed pencil drawing. Artist wanted to make this one different from my other ones. He combined two drawings in one to make a single image. The sunset and the single wolf. It gives the final image a different look and feeling.
Learn how to draw the figure in perspective in this drawing lesson.
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Learn how to use shading and manipulate light to create the illusion of form in a drawing.
Learn how to create value studies and sketches quickly with water-soluble graphite
Marilyn Portrait Tutorial A truly fantastic drawing tutorial to learn how to draw a portrait of Marilyn Monroe with pencil. Each step of the portrait is perfectly well explained and commented. This tutorial is very detailed, and requires a lot of patience.
Pencil Sketching by Max MaxBert Bertuzzi very comprehensive theoritical tutorial, this article will increase knowledge and power of your drawing skill
Learn how to use line to define objects and create the illusion of form.
How to Draw Caricatures: The 5 Shapes This is a great collection of tips and techniques you can use to draw caricatures and learn the basic theory and 5 shapes of caricature design.
Learn how to draw with colored graphite (Graphitint pencils) in this recorded Live Lesson.
How to use value to create the illusion of convincing rocks in the landscape in this full length video.
Learn how to draw feet from several different angles in this full length video tutorial.
Drawing Hands and Feet Some useful explainations and tips about how to draw hands and feet.
Learn how to create the illusion of space with two point perspective.
Learn how to create accurate shading in a drawing. This tutorial includes shading techniques as well as the principles of understanding light.
Detailed Hair This article contains high quality tutorials that will guide you how to create highly realistic and inspiring hair on your subjects.
Learn how to manipulate value to create the illusion of hair.
A look at drawing the nose from a frontal view by placing basic shapes and adding shading / value to create the illusion of form and texture.
Traditional drawing is certainly way harder than digital and it is true that people are able to progress much faster digitally, but one should learn the traditional type of drawing and painting before starting digital drawing, since it often lays out the foundation for screen design.
Learn seven different application techniques for graphite and strategies for blending.
How I making manga part 2 A step by step comprehensive and detailed tutorial about making manga.
Learn how to draw realistic eyes in this free drawing lesson video.
This video demonstration shows you how to draw hands quickly and easily
Learn how to manipulate value to create the illusion of muscles in the arms and back in this recorded live lesson.
Learn how to draw hair in this ultimate guide that demonstrates a four-step process.
How to Draw a mouth and teeth Artist made this tutorial to show the different steps that he take in drawing a realistic mouth, lips, and teeth.
Learn the placement of the facial features and how this information can be used to draw any portrait.
Learn drawing techniques for creating the illusion of space in a drawing.
Learn how to create the illusion of space with three point perspective.
Learn how to use value to create the illusion of form and light in this tutorial that features excerpts from a 1 hour drawing demonstration.
Drawing clothes techniques A less general point that the portrait seems to pose few problems is the representation of clothing. In this tutorial, clothing can be summarized in two points: the folds and textures.
Learn two different approaches to drawing animal fur texture in this lesson.
Learn how to draw a horse in motion with graphite pencils in this lesson.
See all of steps in the creation of this drawing of a dog in graphite in this video.
Learn pencil techniques to create the illusion of a realistic tree in this recorded live lesson.
Learn how to draw with water-soluble graphite in this video tutorial.
An introduction to “Pencil Drawing – The Guide to Graphite”.
Drawing Hands Follow these simple and easy tips to avoid the difficulty of recreation of hands in pencil drawing and to learn some great tips and techniques of drawing hands.
A look at recognizing and drawing the planes of the face and the head.
How to Draw a Realistic Eye Artist made this tutorial to show the different steps that he take in drawing a realistic eye.
Portrait tutorial Artist is going to show several step photos along the way on this one. Artist chose this photo because of it’s RICH content, and it’s HIGH amount of TONAL VALUES, CONTRAST as well as it being a high resolution file, Finding just the right photo is half the battle to a good drawing. NEVER EVER work with a low quality photo.
TRADITIONAL SKETCH RENDERING At most design schools they teach you how to use a single wooden pencil to create an entire rendering, sometimes referred to as a “Prisma-rendering” due to the type of pencil usually used (Prismacolor wood pencils). These are fast and very pretty looking techniques, and they are fairly easy to master. This will be more of a walkthrough then a tutorial in the sense that artist won’t describe every pen stroke, more the basic steps and thoughts behind. Ok, let’s go!
Learn how to create smooth gradations of value using hatching and cross hatching.
The most complete guide to drawing noses. This page focuses on drawing realistic noses using a pencil.
A detailed look at drawing an architectural landscape with graphite on charcoal paper.
Learn how to draw a realistic feather. Use shape, line, and value to create realistic textures.
Learn how to use powdered graphite to develop an underpainting and create a drawing of a dog.
Learn how to draw facial proportions from 5 different angles in this full length video tutorial.
Clothing Tutorial An excellent roundup with plenty of tips and clothing tutorials. So, dress your characters in the best way by practicing these tips.
Learn how to create the illusion of space using two point perspective in this free drawing lesson video.
A detailed lesson series on drawing a realistic light bulb with graphite on smooth Bristol paper.
The basics of drawing with three point perspective, a form of linear perspective.
An introduction to “25 Days to Better Drawings” and a look at the materials that will be used throughout the course.
Learn the stages to artistic development and why they are important to drawing improvement.
Learn how to create the illusion of space using one point perspective in this free drawing lesson video.
Editing Drawings Editing Drawings by Cataclysm-X offers valuable tips for bringing out the best in your traditional drawings after they have lost their depth and luster due to scanning.I am sure this technique will help many traditional artists in the presentation of their work.
How to Draw a Car For this tutorial the artist will show the different steps he takes in drawing a realistic looking car. He chose to draw an american classic, the Corvette. This tutorial will apply to any car though because for the most part, they are all the same. The key to drawing a car that will pop off the page is having a good balance of lights, midtones, and darks along with clean, sharp edges. He is using Derwent Graphic Pencils and Fabriano Artistico Bright White Watercolor Paper, he is also using mechanical pencils for small details.
Portrait tutorial This is a step by step tutorial on how to draw a realistic portrait. The artist assumes that you have a basic understanding of drawing and shading before attempting to draw a serious portrait. For this lesson he is drawing on 11”x14” Fabriano Hotpressed Watercolor Paper. He is using Derwent Graphic Pencils ranging from 2H to 7B. For more information on any of the drawing tools that he mention in this tutorial, visit the drawing materials page.
A look at drawing hair using a step by step approach of developing values and textures.
Learn the secret to drawing reflective surfaces in this recorded live lesson.
Learn how to draw hands from different angles using basic shapes and value in this full length video recorded form a live lesson.
Tips for drawing hands In this tutorial Artist will include many tips about drawing hands he has picked up which are useful for getting better at drawing hands, including foreshortening, nails, and finger shapes.
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Learn how to draw a rose with pencil in this easy, step by step lesson and drawing exercise. (Photo reference included.)
Shading and Blending This brilliant tutorial is all about shading and blendng, so let start and get lot of tips and amazing techniques.
Learn how to draw with Graphitint pencils in this lesson. Graphitint pencils are colored graphite pencils.
Learn the two key components that lead to the illusion of texture in a drawing. Apply concepts to draw the texture of wood.
Learn how to draw complex subjects by piecing together simple, basic forms.
Learn how to draw a face with graphite. Both male and female examples, and the profile view are explored in 4 video demonstrations and illustrations.
Learn how value affects the illusion of light and form on a subject and how contrast can be used to create the illusion of depth.
How to Draw Caricatures: Head Shapes Head shape is the most important part of a caricature and in this tutorial you will learn great techniques about it.
Learn how to create the illusion of texture in a drawing by combining shapes of value with directional stroking.
Graphitint pencils are used to sketch a lion in this tutorial.
Learn how to draw a figure quickly and with correct proportions.
A two part video series on creating the illusion of texture in a pencil drawing.