When I was a kid, I'd play a game called "What should I draw?" Someone would ask, "What should I draw?" Someone would answer, "A bear." Then you would draw a bear. Pretty basic, right?
David Huyck
You don't have to wait 'til summer to spruce up your space with sunflowers. With just a few colored pencils, you can easily create your own bright blooms, no matter the season!
Everybody has at least one defining feature, the thing that makes them look like themselves and nobody else. When you're drawing somebody's portrait, you want to get that feature just right.
Sara Barnes
This isn't going to be your basic online manga tutorial. We promise not to show you pretty pictures by another artist and expect you to redraw them perfectly. Nope, this is different — it's more of a pep talk on what to do, and what never ever to do, if you want to become a better manga artist.
Alex and Monique
Discover the many things that inspire Stu and Nicky and how those inspirations affect their design choices.
Sharpen your pencils, grab your best eraser — and maybe even round up a few new materials to try! These projects have our hearts for sheer fun factor, and because each one has something valuable to teach a budding (or already blossoming!) artist.
Drawing with pencil is an art form that you can jump into at any age (Not started yet? Take our Start Drawing Course!) . It requires very few supplies and — honestly! — isn't hard to learn. In fact, if you know how to hold and use a pencil (check!), you already have the basic graphite skills needed to start working with this versatile medium.
Jessie Oleson Moore
If you want your drawings to leap right off the page, you need to master 3D shapes. Implying multi-dimensional form with just paper and a pencil is a simple skill, but also a crucial foundation for realistic drawing. Once you know how to do it, you can apply your knowledge in endless ways.
Sara Barnes
Picture this: crowds of strangers eyeing your artwork and wanting to buy a piece or a whole collection for themselves.
Jessie Oleson Moore
If you love to draw with beautiful bold colors, we've got great news — you're not limited to colored pencils. Pastels are a ton of fun and simple to master once you know how to work 'em.
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