50 Clever Tutorials and Techniques on Traditional Drawing


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.

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, shapes, proportional, perspective and much more. We hope that drawing tutorials and techniques in this post will be a great help to you.

Traditional Drawing Tutorials

Marilyn Portrait Tutorial1
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.


Portrait tutorial3
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.


How to draw lips5
In this tutorial artist will explain how to draw the structure of the human lips.


How to Draw a Car7
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.


How to Draw Optimus Prime From Transformers9
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


Pet Portrait11
A very good tutorial about how to draw pet portraits with colored pencils. Basic process and tips. Medium : Prismacolor Colored Pencils.


How to Draw a Ninja13
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



  1. 1 http://www.stars-portraits.com/en/tutorial/marilyn-tutorial.php
  2. 2 http://www.stars-portraits.com/en/tutorial/marilyn-tutorial.php
  3. 3 http://www.dueysdrawings.com/portrait_tutorial.html
  4. 4 http://www.dueysdrawings.com/portrait_tutorial.html
  5. 5 http://cataclysm-x.deviantart.com/art/Tutorials-How-to-draw-lips-103303840
  6. 6 http://cataclysm-x.deviantart.com/art/Tutorials-How-to-draw-lips-103303840
  7. 7 http://www.dueysdrawings.com/how_to_draw_a_car.html
  8. 8 http://www.dueysdrawings.com/how_to_draw_a_car.html
  9. 9 http://www.dragoart.com/tuts/559/1/1/how-to-draw-optimus-prime-from-transformers.htm
  10. 10 http://www.dragoart.com/tuts/559/1/1/how-to-draw-optimus-prime-from-transformers.htm
  11. 11 http://fauna-art.net/Gallery/process.htm
  12. 12 http://fauna-art.net/Gallery/process.htm
  13. 13 http://www.dragoart.com/tuts/874/1/1/how-to-draw-a-ninja.htm
  14. 14 http://www.dragoart.com/tuts/874/1/1/how-to-draw-a-ninja.htm

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Aquil Akhter is a web graphic designer and has been working in this field for 8 years. He also runs the blog webdesigncore.com, which focuses on free web resources and inspiration for designers and developers.

  1. 1

    Man! I really wish I can draw a nice portrait of a lovely woman… sigh~

  2. 102

    Little Miss Daisy

    April 14, 2011 6:02 am

    The post is not entirely useless. A beginner may be daunted by these drawings but other artists may find it useful by picking up some tips from other artists.
    Every artist has their own uniqueness. Why not share them?
    It’s a wonderful collection. Very inspiring.

  3. 203

    This is just good work. Thumbs up!!!

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    dexter olivar, is the name

    July 3, 2011 6:30 am

    great!!!!!…..talent’s given to us………….

  6. 506

    collection is super
    and helpful.

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    Aderibigbe Seyi

    July 20, 2011 4:30 am

    I am in art school presently in art school, and I am not fine art student in primary and secondary school, please how can you help me to improve on my drawing


  8. 809

    Very nice list. It covers many of the basics that someone learning to draw needs to know. Thanks!

  9. 910

    just amazing !!very nice and helpful

  10. 1011

    I luv these ideas!!!! I think they r interesting!! :)

  11. 1112

    These are awesome ideas.i’m inspired:) and I’m interested to see what ideas are to come :)

  12. 1213

    They are excellent

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    Gita Kharicha

    May 3, 2012 1:07 pm

    very useful!
    I’ve just started drawing classes as a hobby and this has really inspired me to continue my lessons!!

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    nandkishor shinde

    May 15, 2012 10:36 am

    excelent teaching steps for new learners

  15. 1516

    Very Beautiful and useful

  16. 1617

    but where are the techniques???

  17. 1718

    very useful info..for a beginner.like me i love it

  18. 1920

    good drawings i wish to draw like this one day ,can you give me tips on how can i be successful on my dream.

  19. 2021

    i real want to learn these skills

  20. 2122

    it is real phantaburous

  21. 2223

    very useful

  22. 2324

    These are brilliant, many thanks for this web page and rescourse…will take me some time to sample & learn from the ones that interest me.

  23. 2425

    The “Dance of Spring” tutorial is for copic markers not colour pencil.

  24. 2526

    I long to perfect my drawing and sketching skills. I hope I can perfect it after going through it……thanks and keep up the good work.

  25. 2627

    very nice .and easy to learn and very helpful………………

  26. 2728

    I’ve bought an expensive drawing pencil set just to make at least one professional-looking outcome and yet failed. I think, I would never learn how to draw good drawing. But I like your article anyway. It’s impressive. I just hope I can do it too..

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    Julien Brightside

    May 24, 2013 12:24 pm

    I think a lot of these can be useful for learning to draw.

  28. 2930

    Aquil Akhter, very proud of you! Great piece of Arts, attracting Inspiring and symbol of excellence

  29. 3031

    I am interested in learning more everyday.

  30. 3132

    awesome!!! now i have learn some new moves. thanks

  31. 3233

    fonkie jules Frank

    September 16, 2013 8:19 pm

    i’m feeling like being home.want to learn more because i want to draw and i’m not that well in drawing so this is a good start i think.

  32. 3334

    Very beautiful and useful

  33. 3435

    the list of tutorials you have given us is just great. Please do continue in this manner. You are helping us in acquiring a skill and that is priceless. Thank you

  34. 3637

    love drawing~!!!!! ^^Y
    and finally let me found of drawings techniques~!!!
    wanna keep on improve my drawing~!!!

  35. 3738

    You are a great artist .Im trying to learn skeching please help me

  36. 3839

    this is art…

  37. 3940

    Mind blowing and awesome drawing…trurely unbelievable

  38. 4041

    i love art bt loving is not enough…i want my works to be loved by others like i do.may be this help me to the way.

  39. 4142

    You are a great artist , but please make drawing video . I’m trying to learn how to draw a realistic faces and if u made drawing video it will be more easier to me

  40. 4243

    it was really amazing and they give an ideas. that why arts inspired me to draw :)

  41. 4344

    so any good tips and tutorials to choose from XD!! thankyou so much, this has to be one of the most useful posts i’ve ever seen :) it completely makes sense :D!!

  42. 4445

    let me know more drawing technics.

  43. 4546

    Shading tutorial highly useful, as well as comprehensive. Using this resource for my extension homework was a pleasure. Fantastic!

    8th Grade

  44. 4647

    I really enjoy looking at on this website, it contains great articles. “Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.” by Demosthenes.

  45. 4748

    Thanx I’ll take a look.


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