Drawing & Illustration Lessons

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Drawing and sketching refers to two-dimensional pieces of art made by marking on a surface with a variety of mediums. Drawing tools can include graphite pencils, pen and ink, colored pencils, charcoals and chalk and pastels. It is the most foundational skill an artist possesses. The practice of drawing and sketching as an art form became widely popular in 15th-century Europe when paper became generally available. The famous journal of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci contains hundreds of sketches, brainstorms and observations that inspire draftsmen today. Almost every form of imaginable art involves some level of drawing or sketching. In this free video series on drawing, a professional illustrator demonstrates drawing a variety of objects. Find out how to draw superheroes, flowers, roses, animals and fancy letters. Get tips on using a gesture line to represent the motion of the figure, and understand the function of a line in art. Start drawing using this helpful art guide.

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  • How to Draw Fancy Letters

    To draw fancy letters, block out the basic outline, begin adding ornate details inside them and even add vines and filigree around the outside of the letters. Draw fancy letters… Read More

  • How to Draw Animals on Totem Poles

    Drawing animals on totem poles requires first sketching out the tall totem pole, drawing a winged creature at the top of the totem and using strong, bold shapes to illustrate… Read More

  • How to Draw Sea Animals

    When drawing sea animals, begin with a line of action, flesh out the main components of the animal's body, and add details to create realism in the drawing. Draw a… Read More

  • How to Draw Animals Using Numbers

    To draw animals using numbers, sketch out the number lightly in pencil, think of an animal that resembles its shape, and start drawing in the animal's physical features. Draw the… Read More

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