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 Faces AdvertisementsRead More →


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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 →

I usually don’t link to tweets in case they disappear – but you need to see this preview in motion! Jens Kutílek work in progress looks fantastic! Source: Sketching letters in GlyphsRead More →

For over 20 years, artist Claire Watson Garcia has been teaching people how to draw at the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, Connecticut. Below, we share excerpts from her latest book, Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner, Revised, including three exercises to jumpstart your drawing skills. Source:Read More →

I came across this “Can you draw this?” test, which asked if you could trace the following without lifting your pen off of the paper: I don’t like that one because it involves folding the paper, which I think is b.s. This second one was a little more satisfying toRead More →

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, the sea – and things that weren’t even blue, likeRead 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! In this tutorial I willRead More →

Many of my analog sketches have this great texture to them. The secret is a piece of mesh textile that I put below the surface of the sketch that transfers through by rubbing the paper with a colored pencil. I show off the technique in this shoe sketch. Give itRead More →

The line art trend is conquering the graphic design world—one line at a time. It’s simple yet clever. A “line” is one of the basic elements of design and arguably the most important. As famed Bauhaus artist Paul Klee famously stated, a drawing is simply “An active line on aRead More →

What You’ll Be Creating In today’s tutorial, we’re going to take a look at the process of creating a simple geometric bird illustration, which we will bring to life using some hand-drawn shapes in Adobe Illustrator. As always, we’re going to be using some of the basic shapes and toolsRead More →

When sketching furniture or architecture it helps to be able to simulate woodgrain. In this video I’ll use a simple coffee table design to show you how I add woodgrain to a sketch. I use several tones of markers, pen, and white pencils to achieve this affect. [embedded content]Enter aRead 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 →

Big cats are my favourite subject to draw. They’re elegant and powerful, and their body has a simple, yet beautiful rhythm. Today, I’d like to show you how to draw a tiger-from the “skeleton” and muscles to the fur, details, and stripesRead More →