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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, doodles, shapes, proportional, perspective and much more. We hope that drawing tutorials and techniques in this post will be a great help to you. [Content Care Dec/01/2016]

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Marilyn Portrait Tutorial5
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 tutorial7
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 lips9
In this tutorial artist will explain how to draw the structure of the human lips.


How to Draw a Car11
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 Transformers13
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 Portrait15
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 Ninja17
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


Portrait tutorial19
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.


Hair drawing tutorial21
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.


Eye-drawing tutorial by Sarah23
A great and very detailed tutorial, to learn how to draw an eye in 30 steps


How to Draw a Realistic Eye25
Artist made this tutorial to show the different steps that he take in drawing a realistic eye.


How to Draw a mouth and teeth27
Artist made this tutorial to show the different steps that he take in drawing a realistic mouth, lips, and teeth.


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!


Drawing Hands and Feet31
Some useful explainations and tips about how to draw hands and feet.


Drawing a Rose33
An excellent tutorial offered by Rachel, to learn how to draw a pink rose.


A Pseudo-Sugar Skull: From Start to Finish.35
Create a highly detailed sugar skull illustration by following this expert tutorial, with details on the process from sketch to final digital design.


Hair Amanda Tapping37
A step by step drawing showing amazing hair on a portrait of actress Amanda Tapping. The result is impressive realism. A must see!


From Sketch to Vector Illustration39
Create inspiring digital creations from hand drawn sketch using these helpful tips.


Manga Making Tutorial41
In this tutorial artist will show you the process of creating a complete Manga comic strip using traditional tools.


How to draw a fashion figure43
In this video tutorial you will learn how to use existing reference photo to trace a fashion inspired sketch.


How to Draw Dragons: Step-by-Step Instructions from Tooth to Tail45
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.


Leather Wings
In this tutorial you can get ideas and techniques for drawing realistic wings stracture, Artist focuses at drawing wings.


Pencil Sketching by Max MaxBert Bertuzzi47
very comprehensive theoritical tutorial, this article will increase knowledge and power of your drawing skill


Drawing Hair in Pencil49
Some very useful tips for you on how to create extremely inspiring and realistic drawing hair in pencil work


Drawing Hands51
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.


Clothing Tutorial53
An excellent roundup with plenty of tips and clothing tutorials. So, dress your characters in the best way by practicing these tips.


Comic Story Step by Step55
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 Marlon Brando step by step57
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.


Face drawing: the heroic male59
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.


Evil skull drawing61
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!


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.


How I making manga part 263
A step by step comprehensive and detailed tutorial about making manga.


Graphite Portrait65
This tutorial explains all steps to create a portrait of Zinedine Zidane in graphite pencil. Time to complete: 10 hours.


Dance of Spring Tutorial67
A step by step detailed tutorial that will help you with your Colored pencil.


Traditional Drawing Tips & Techniques Link

How to Draw what you See: Techniques and Tips to Improve your Drawing Skills69
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.


Shading and Blending71
This brilliant tutorial is all about shading and blendng, so let start and get lot of tips and amazing techniques.


Tips for drawing hands73
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.


Circulism Technique75
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.


3 Dimensional Drawing Techniques77
To learn the basics of shape, perspective and shading in order to create depth in your work.


9 Steps to Creating Better Compositions79
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.


Drawing clothes techniques81
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.


Editing Drawings 83
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.


Detailed Hair85
This article contains high quality tutorials that will guide you how to create highly realistic and inspiring hair on your subjects.


Portraiture lesson87
To study draw a portrait using the ‘inside-out’ method.


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 Caricatures: The 5 Shapes91
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.


How to Draw Caricatures: Head Shapes93
Head shape is the most important part of a caricature and in this tutorial you will learn great techniques about it.


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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, which focuses on free web resources and inspiration for designers and developers.

  1. 1

    Very nice tutorial collection!
    Will try some of them ^-^

  2. 2

    Very nice list!

  3. 3

    I was really looking for these tutorials. Great collection. Thanks a lot

  4. 5

    Most of these tutorials are just bulls***. And I would really petition somewhere that they are banned. They don’t show you how to draw, they just show you how to render and kitschy image with a pencil. And these techniques just misinform an enthusiast beginner. Bad, bad SM! Tutorials should focus on construction, observation, relativity etc… not effects. The thing is, an artist will never render hair, lips or eyes as shown above, because it’s just n00b-ish.

  5. 6

    If you have enough talent, these tuts will just give you some help…

    But If you don’t have any talent, they won;t help you a bit at all…

  6. 7

    I agree with lx!

  7. 8

    Tip for people who really want to get into drawing, and develop a style that is original, unique and accomplished: go to life drawing lessons, and go to them frequently – with an open mind and a willingness to put a lot of hours in.

  8. 9

    awesome post.. thank you

  9. 10

    um…this is the most useful and amazing list ever put together by smashing. blown away and thank you!!

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    Gabriella Azurra Sky

    September 8, 2009 6:47 am

    These are amazing. Thanks for the great post

  11. 12

    haha… I was looking for some dragons to create a tatoo… very inspiring… thanks!!!

  12. 13

    I see some negative as well as positive comments on the post. In learning to draw what helped me the most was a bit of guidance from an art teacher and LOTS of practice. My favorite way to draw is to just sit and observe and sketch the object in view and focus on what I’m seeing more than what I’m putting onto the paper. I believe it is important to focus on the contour of the object, the area it fills in space, etc. in the beginning and hold off on trying to create features.

  13. 14

    I agree with Joshua – nothing beats drawing how you see it! The problem with tutorials such as these can be that you are in effect copying another artists style, not drawing it how you see it. Don’t get me wrong, some helpful tips there but remember, it’s your uniqueness that makes you great!!!

  14. 15

    What a coincidence, I just bought a sketch pad the other day with the intention to start drawing again. I’m sure these tuts will be of great use :]

    Is there any chance of getting some Wacom tuts as well?

  15. 16

    Michael Chacon

    September 8, 2009 8:13 am

    Every day I check smashing and you guys have exactly something I’ve been looking for. Awesome, thanks again sm.

  16. 17

    I have been drawing for over 25 years, and I quickly realized the best way to learn to draw is just do it. I think tutorials like these are useful after you have established your style and methods. You don’t want to compromise you unique style and how you see the world.

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    Maupioga Michael (KNUST, FASA Digital Studio)

    September 8, 2009 8:50 am

    Wonderful collection of traditional rendering techniques. Thanks to the smashing team. You are just too good.

  18. 19

    Great list SM, just what I needed right now.

    To all you other artists commenting that this doesn’t help: You’re being ridiculous. You could say the same thing about every single photoshop tutorial on this site. I’m walking through drawing tutorials because I don’t know how to draw well. Once I learn how to appropriately render hair (or whatever) then I can start applying my own style.

    In my opinion these tutorials are far from useless.

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    Great, great, GREAT! I’ve been looking to improve my drawing skills, this looks like it will be of great guidance. Cheers SM.

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    I agree that these tutorials are largely useless. They all start off with a near perfect render outline. Anyone who really wants to learn to draw *can’t do a perfect render*. None of these tutorials even begin to explain how to measure and triangulate positions to lay out proper proportions. “Circles and sausages?” don’t make me laugh! Sure shapes are important if they are the right shapes.

    These tutorials will turn off beginners to drawing, and only feed the “I have no talent” mentality. Drawing is a process, not a talent.

  22. 23

    I can’t wait to start my drawing lessons with a great instructor and these tuts just made me wanna draw even more. I have bookmarked to come back back over and over. Thanks

  23. 24

    Rocking collection, thanks for another great list, keep up the good post.

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    Facundo Aspitia

    September 8, 2009 12:01 pm

    I worked at Universal Studios Orlando Fl, doing caricatures…. and i remember spending hours drawing, now in this digital era i gotta confess that i become very lazy. Now spending more than a couple hours doing something its too much…

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    Agree with some posters. These tutorials are disappointing and will be of limited use – following these tutorials will give you some sort of quick-fix ‘hacked’ result, but I’m not sure in what way this could ever be helpful. When I was 20 I thought I could draw pretty well, then I went to art college – and learned how to draw properly from those who really knew. Want a good drawing for a project? Hire someone who can draw. Want to learn how to draw yourself? Get a sketchbook and start drawing people, hands, feet, still lifes, a pile of chairs (for how things sit in space, form etc) – REAL stuff. Draw every day. Then draw some more. You might find you have a talent, you might not – but doing it that way will be far more rewarding.

    • 27

      I have never replied to any posts before, until I read yours. I am a writer and piddle around with a pencil. Your advice to people about being or wanting to be an artist is directly on point. The same advice is true with writing. Thank you, Steve.

  26. 28

    I have to agree to Joshua, TheDude, lx and other…I don’t see ANY tutorial showing you how to draw from NATURE and not trace over a photo. Sorry, useless.

  27. 29

    SMASHING SKETCHING, I love Circulism, pencil is empty now :) nice result.
    Great article, thanks

  28. 30

    I see that smashing magazine becoming more and more selfish everyday. I was a huge fan of this site, but lately my visits drop to once in 2 weeks or so.
    I do NOT have a blog or website but SM removed “link dropping” now i see that they also remved links from people names.
    this is just pity. You ask people to comment but no link even not their very own websites lol
    Yeah there will be lots of spammers but just spend some time to edit comments
    is that so hard ?????????????????????????????????????????
    i think thats the main reason that SMs traffic is going down every single day.
    but to be honest you guys deserve this.
    google for “linkluv” or “commentluv”

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    Smashing Editorial

    September 8, 2009 1:47 pm

    @Greg Andrew (#29): “link dropping” was removed almost a year ago. This is the necessary measure to prevent people from spamming. And no, SM’s traffic isn’t going down every single day. Now imagine the work of checking and removing links from 750 articles every single day. I am pretty that’s not the job you’d like to do in your spare time.

  30. 32

    Interesting how you address the traffic comment, and not all the ones calling this a useless article. There is no way in hell a beginner would be able to get step 1 in any of those examples without first knowing the very basics.

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    The only thing that bothers me is that I can’t draw unless I’m really in the mood. How do people force themselves to get into that drawing mood. Is there something I need to do to be able to draw at anytime I want. Inspiration is always around but I just don’t draw as good unless I’m really in the mood.
    Good list to give people different techniques and I think it helps everybody.

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    interesting… i like it

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    AWESOME collection of stuff here. Thanks for everything, again!

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    They don’t really look like the kinds of things that teach you how to draw but rather copy someone else’s style or image.

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    Great compilation but nevertheless, some are really poor ones. Especially the anime hair somethin’ somethin.

    Now I don’t have to search the web.

    But i could’ve been better for newbies if the others were presented as techniques not tutorials that you can’t do anything with besides the subject. :)

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    A lot of good tuts, very Impressive and informative.

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    Brian Temecula

    September 8, 2009 7:04 pm

    If a menu was what it took to make your site nice, then I guess a lot of these sites would rank well. My problem was that except for Full Cream Milk, none of the sites were of any value in terms of accessibility.

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    Nice post! very useful.

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    Great post! will be useful for sure

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    Wow awesome post!

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    Wow, this is just amazing hun! I love drawing with pencils but I’ve never known how to do horsey shading! But this really inspires me, I hope I get some free time soon to try it out! Brilliant job hun! Thank you so much for making this tutorial !!!

    disque dur externe

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    Extremly nice!!!

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    Excellent post! Thanks!

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    Drawing isn’t tracing!
    Traditional drawing is about volumes, light, movement.
    Most of the “tutorials” shown here are like Photoshop’s pen tool used IRL… and that’s not drawing at all.

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    Some of those tutorials are useless – few steps without good sketch, just outlines. In my opinion best drawing tutorials are ANDREW LOOMIS books. Some of those books are here:

  46. 48

    Nice collection, showing the best drawing tutorials on the net!

  47. 49

    I have to agree with the posters who took great delight that this article doesn’t show the REAL basics, however, as somebody who is married to an art teacher I can see many advantages to this article. The most important one is … take your time and try. The examples shown are varied and include many things that my wife teaches. You have to start somewhere.

    I’ll be the first to admit that not all of these articles interest me, but I do not give SM a hard time because I disagree. The beauty of the internet is … I am just a click away from looking at something else. I suggest you naysayers try that. If you don’t like it … leave.

  48. 50

    Hmmmm the best tutorial any artist can follow is to get out there and draw what they see, go to a life drawing class, or use a mirror. Develop their own style, not copy someone elses.

    The above tutorials will teach you to be them, not yourself.

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    Raheel Hussain

    September 9, 2009 4:15 am

    Fantastic Resources! thanks for putting it together!

  50. 52

    Thanks these look really useful, I do a bit of drawing and ullustration in my work as a webdesigner. If you have time I would advise anyone to do a life drawing class, at Uni I did a week of it and went from awful cartoon drawings to realistic sketches, really valuable!

  51. 53

    Wow… excellent compilation, really excellent. =)

  52. 54

    Thank you, SM, for this and all your tutorials and tips that make the creative more accessible for everyone. For the artists that see no use in this collection of web articles, you should realize it’s not intended for you. Until I met my husband, who paints in oils, I thought a person was either born a da Vinci or should just give up any artistic aspirations. He’s helped change the way I “see” the world in ways that had never occurred to non-artistic me.

    Saying “just draw what you see” doesn’t work for the rest of us that don’t naturally have your talent, your gift, your vision. Having someone break down the mechanics, step through the parts in an over-simplified way, gives me a greater appreciation that it requires hard work to harness even superior talent. Trying my hand at these tips and tricks teaches me to view other’s work by going beyond a simple gut reaction of “I like it” or “I don’t like it” and ask questions I never knew to ask before like, “why did they choose to shade with that particular technique?”

    I don’t expect nor desire to draw a piece of art, but it gives me personal pleasure that I can now produce a drawing that looks like it was done by someone older than 12.

    So all you artists, cut Smashing Magazine some slack for occasionally neglecting you in favor of teaching the rest of us less-gifted in ways to greater appreciate your efforts.

  53. 55

    very very useful collection, thx

  54. 56

    Tschai said exactly what I was about to post. I think these would be great for me to study, but a LOT of designers have no artistic ability at all. Just like a lot of artists have no design ability. Good thing I’ve always been good at both.

  55. 57

    RE: Terry and bernadette:

    “Saying “just draw what you see” doesn’t work for the rest of us” was actually my point (and others). “Step one” in every single tutorial above is an example of what a beginner **can’t yet do**.

    “first start with a perfectly rendered and proportioned sketch” is not step one. For a beginner, that’s the goal.

  56. 58

    great article! nice post!
    i hope i can draw again..

  57. 59

    nice article. Keep them coming.

  58. 60

    awesome work, thanks :)

  59. 61

    really love that one! Eventhough I always visit to SM whenever I am on linem Idon’t used to comment about sth. But This is one really have to say “Oh really thanks to you”.

  60. 62

    These tutorials are great and LX is a moron for thinking that this doesn’t help at all.Talent is one thing being mediocre is another.

  61. 63

    in my opinion the most useful tutorial ever :-)

    thanks a lot for this


  62. 64

    great tutorial its awesome thanks dude .. keep them coming

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    Stevie Chancellor

    September 11, 2009 12:01 pm

    Very detailed list of tutorials for those of us with artistic talent. The outcomes are exceptional. Nice job for compiling these.

    That being said, I think some of the posters have hit the nail on the head. These tutorials start too far ahead, assuming you have basic drawing technique down. SM does a wonderful job with balancing beginner and advanced content, so I think it would be appropriate to have another post with the fundamentals. I would really like to see tutorials on shading and basic perception of form and style,as well as different aspects of developing personal style with drawing.

  64. 66

    Hi guys,

    good list of aides for all level of artists. i’ve been looking for such a list an compiling some of my own. i’ve had to go to about, squidoo, and anything basically found from page 1 of google to well after page 20 onwards. i’ve even had to be very precise with my search queries from drawing to how to draw hand, mouth, portaits, clothes, fashion poses, etc. you guys even have some links from deviant art (had to go there to find some lessons as well as some perzonalized stock photos). i haven’t read all of the comments but from a quick skim i saw some comments mentioning that it would be helpful if smashing had a beginner section for non artists…which i agree, but i bet that if i search this site i can find something like that, which is more suitable for people posing that option. i’m not a novice, but before i start a project i like to research and work on my fundies because although i can draw lifelike, i always have to practise, and there are just some things that i can fake draw and get away with but i don’t draw well. :) i think you guys covered a lot of fundamentals as well as some tutorials that just jump right in assuming that people can do this or that. it doesn’t hurt anyone to try. i’ll be working on one a couple of the hair tutorials because people have all different kind of techniques and shortcuts on how to do hair, as well as the eye tutorials, and i want to have some go to’s in my head.

    thanks again. i’ve checked out a lot of the articles on this website (the one’s that interest me) and believe it or not i’ve always reached out to the websites of interest and have become a devoted follower of some of the artists.

  65. 67

    Yeah, I saw a few helpful tutorials but the majority would be pretty much useless unless you’ve already got good control of your medium (in this case, it looks like it’s mostly oriented towards drawing in pencil?) — because, like a few people already stated, you don’t start out learning to draw like this. It’s not a question of artists sniping at things that weren’t intended for them. The topics addressed by most of these tutorials aren’t the fundamentals. You get to them later. But first you have to understand how to even look at something, and that’s hardly addressed here.

    (Also, I honestly don’t think most of these tutorials will be all that helpful in developing one’s own style, but anyway…)

  66. 68

    I agree with lx and others. Most of these aren’t about proper drawing, but merely skin-deep guides on how to apply pencil to paper and create something pretty. The second one (portait of dark-haired female), is really bad: No one with proper drawing skills would draw something from top-to-bottom like that!

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    I wonder how many people in here dissing the article can draw real good themselves.

  68. 70

    Shame … Art by recipes … This Century Way of Life.

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    genial recopilacion, muchas gracias por el material

    excelente fuente de conocimineto como siempre.

  70. 72

    These tutorials are very helpful, especially for continuing development. The idea isn’t to copy the style of the artist but to analyze techniques and give them a try yourself. They’re there to inspire. If you’re looking for basic fundamentals, find a copy of Betty Edwards’ Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and do the exercises.

    And don’t fool yourself into the idea that you need talent or some god given gifts to become an artist when all you need is interest. Interest enough to put in the long hours to figure out how it’s done, to patiently learn a craft and master it.

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    This compilation is completely useless for a beginner like me.

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    Well gee, sure would be nice if the “artists” that are ranting and kicking their feet in the air about the lack of basics being taught here would actually POINT US to somewhere where these basics are being taught. So show us a tutorial where your basics are taught then… or otherwise just accept that a lot of people who make fantastic portraits and still lifes do so by slapping a grid on a photograph and calling it a day :) Either deliver, or keep it to yourself next time.

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    Andrew Loomis is a good reference to learn how to do tradition drawing. Simple realistic and straightforward techniques. His books are out of print long time ago but i’m sure you can find some of his teachings on the web. I might be able to find some references or point you to the right direction if interested. Let me know.

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    love it! thanks

  75. 77

    Hi everyone,

    I do agree with some comments, NOT all.
    You are not BORN An ARTIST, you develop
    your skills that YOU HAVE LEARNED over

    My EMPHASIS here is to let the viewer know,
    that although you should definitely be practising
    your drawing skill everyday that you get the chance,
    there are TECHNIQUES to drawing that make the
    drawing more APPEALING.

    These techniques are posted above by Smashing
    Magazine for anyone interested in learning those

    with your life, PLEASE.

    Best Regards to Smashing Magazine

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    thanks a lot for these amazing tutorials. they are really halpfull :D

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    I love it! be sure to check out the
    Top 10 Ways to Become a Better Artist

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    Inge Christensen

    February 19, 2010 2:27 am

    What a great collection of drawing lessons. Want to work through them all.

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    I disagree, I think digital art is way harder than traditional art because of the eye hand coordination part.

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    awesome collection

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    Thank you for the tutorials, they’ve helped me a lot ^_^

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    Greetings from Argentina!

    Thank you so much. I love these tutorials, especially the portrait of the dog.

    I’m studiying many ways of painting animals from the web and some books .

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    Dennis CArlos

    July 9, 2010 1:28 pm

    No puedo decir lo que siento porque ya de todo se dijo.
    Solo mi Humilde opinion: siempre habra alguien mas talentoso que nosotros…

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    nice very helpful

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    Excelent … Thx : )

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    i tried some techniques and its effective..hehe…thanks :)

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    all this stuff really help…i wonder why those people say bull***t….

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    this is so stupid. You wanna know why? its because all it shows is an outline of a corvette perfectly and how are you supposed to draw a perfect outline if you are a beginner? he is a pile of sperm

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

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    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.

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    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………….

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    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


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

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    just amazing !!very nice and helpful

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

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

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    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

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    Very Beautiful and useful

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    but where are the techniques???

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    very useful info..for a me i love it

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    siyabonga hlophe

    February 12, 2013 10:02 am

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

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    i real want to learn these skills

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    it is real phantaburous

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    very useful

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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    June 2, 2013 9:42 am

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

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    I am interested in learning more everyday.

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

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    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.

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    kuldeep sharma

    November 6, 2013 3:12 am

    Very beautiful and useful

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    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

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      Thank you. Please continue to help us to acquire thiss priceless skill drawing

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

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

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    this is art…

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    Mind blowing and awesome drawing…trurely unbelievable

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    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.

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    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

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

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    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!!

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    let me know more drawing technics.

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

    8th Grade

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    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.


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