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Sonja Stangl tells us her 10 favourite coloured pencil techniques – to help artists currently using the medium and inspire those who haven’t picked up a coloured pencil since childhood. Source: 10 tips for drawing with coloured pencilsRead More →

5 vertical panelled illustrations for UX designers

I know what you thought while reading the title—Why UX/UI designer should know how to… code, right? That’s a vital discussion indeed, but this article highlights a completely different theme and I’ll tell you why it’s that important. Source: Why UX/UI designer should know how to draw illustrations and whatRead More →

What You’ll Be Creating If you want to learn how to draw lips and a mouth without a reference, you need to understand their anatomical structure first. In this tutorial, I will show you where the form of the mouth comes from, and how to draw lips in various shapesRead More →

  What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, we’ll look at different ways of drawing cartoon noses. We’ll start with the nose’s construction, and then use this in the context of experimenting with stylistic renditions of this part of the face. Source: How to Draw a Cartoon NoseRead More →

In this masterclass, I’ll reveal the basic steps you need to follow to perfect your figure drawing. I’ll start with the first conception – or inkling of an idea – and take you through to the final presentation. Each written step is also covered in the video below and involvesRead More →

What You’ll Be Creating Drawing a star may seem simple and overwhelming at the same time. For example, how to construct a five- or a seven-pointed star and make your drawing technically correct? If this theme is something you’re interested in, let’s dive into the fascinating world of stars andRead More →

Started a new drawing! I was nervous about drawing on black paper for the first time but so far it’s been a fun challenge! 💖💀 A post shared by Morgan Davidson (@morgandavidson) on Nov 5, 2015 at 11:34am PST Whether you’re a seasoned hobbyist or professional artist, it’s always funRead More →

9 top tips for drawing in black and white This may seem like an odd way to start an article on black and white drawings, but when I was a kid, my favourite drawing tool was a blue crayon. I drew everything in that one colour – the sky, theRead More →

Artist Kathleen Darby takes viewers through her step-by-step process of drawing a colourful bird on black paper. Start at the beginning for more details. It’s interesting as well as relaxing, as there are some important differences when starting from negative space. Source: Watch how to draw with colored pencils onRead More →

With our industry’s technological advances, “the designing architect is not simultaneously the drawing architect.” Meuser’s manual aims to help architects develop and hone their technical drawing skills as the “practical basis and form of communication for architects, artists, and engineers.” Read on for ten freehand drawing exercises that tackle issuesRead More →

When I was a child I loved to bury myself in the centrefold cutaway illustrations of the monthly scientific magazines my father subscribed to for me. Cars, tractors, ships, trains, engines — I loved every tiny detail. I loved pretending I was one of the tiny men in the pictures.Read More →

In Japan, the word manga refers broadly to the art form we know in English as comics. But as used in the West, it refers to a comic art style with distinctive aesthetic and storytelling conventions of its own, originating from but now no longer limited to Japan. Source: HowRead More →

Part of honing your skills as an artist involves learning how to draw the world around you: animals, people, landscapes and so on. The other part involves getting to grips with art techniques – mastering composition, light, shadow and so on.Read More →

What You’ll Be Creating Pigs are a very interesting subject to draw, because they have a simple body structure: like a barrel with a head and legs. This means that even if you’re a beginner, you can do a decent job of drawing a pig! Source: How to Draw aRead More →

What You’ll Be Creating Is there anything cuter in this world than a puppy? In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw one step by step, from scratch. I will lead you from the basic “skeleton” of the drawing to the proportions of the head, and then toRead More →

For the past, few hundred million years, the legs of vertebrate animals have evolved into many different forms and shapes. But for many animals, there’s an underlying similarity as well. In his book Chuck Amuck, legendary animator Chuck Jones used a simple technique to help visualize how to accurately drawRead More →

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What You’ll Be Creating The anime style was created to make animated characters both expressive and easy to animate. This means that many elements of the face have been extremely simplified—and this means they are easy to draw, too. Source: How to Draw Anime Heads and FacesRead More →

16 illustration tips for packaging Digital Arts Online Full coverage Source: 16 illustration tips for packagingRead More →

If you’re working in oil, you can premix pools of color that you’re going to use a lot. That way you won’t have to waste your time mixing the same color again and again. Spend a few minutes at the beginning planning your color. Decide on the gamut (the rangeRead More →