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Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:15:31 +0000

 



How to Draw a Jolly Santa Claus Picture

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Draw your own picture of Santa Claus following this step by step tutorial from Shawn Encarnacion. Draw this traditional jolly Santa with a huge bag over his shoulder.



5 Top Colored Pencil Brands Reviewed

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Which colored pencils will suit your needs? Here are mini-reviews of colored pencil brands to help you buy the best colored pencils for your artwork.



How to Draw a Dog in Easy Steps

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Follow these steps to learn how to draw your pet from a photograph, and use the same principles to sketch from life, too.



Draw a Christmas Tree: A Step-by-Step Guide

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Draw a Christmas tree on your own Christmas card or turn it into clipart on your computer - it's easy with this fun step-by-step guide.






New to Drawing? Avoid These 10 Common Beginner...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Drawing Tips - find out the common mistakes beginners make when they learn to draw and how to fix them.



Want to Learn How to Draw? Start Your Lessons...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

It's easier than you think. Start here with these free learn how to draw lessons. Work through step by step and you'll be drawing like a pro in no time!



What is a Vanishing Point?

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

What is a vanishing point in perspective drawing?



Drawing Winter Scenes

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Drawing Winter Scenes - how to draw snow and winter landscapes. How do you draw all that white? Here are some tips to help you draw those chilly, beautiful winter landscapes.



How to Draw Two-Point Perspective

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Learn to draw two-point perspective, step by step. This easy exercise takes you through drawing in two point perspective, one step at a time.



Sketching and Drawing: Types of Pencils to Use...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Pencil Sketching & Drawing: Types of Pencils to Use



Best Colored Pencils for Professional Artists...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Best Colored Pencils for Professional Artists



Don't Skip the Boring Drawing Exercises Even...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Read this article and find out how to learn to draw - from the beginning. This article gives you reasons to not skip the drawing exercises.



New to Drawing? Here's How You Should Hold a...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

There's no 'one right way' to hold a pencil, but some methods are better than others when it comes to drawing and sketching.



Deciphering Doodles: How to Find the Meaning of...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Doodle interpretation - discover the meaning and symbolism of doodles. Why people doodle, what the shapes mean and how to interpret doodle drawings and scribbles.



A Guide to Drawing Supplies

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Learn about the different types of drawing supplies and art materials you'll need and what you need to know before you buy them.



Draw in Perspective with 10 Easy Tips

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Learn to draw simple one-point perspective, step by step following this easy tutorial. Learn about what perspective looks like, and how to construct it in easy steps.



Which Paper Do I Use for Pencil Sketching?

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Sketch paper comes in all kinds of weights, sizes, sheets and pads. Here's a guide to choosing the right sketch paper to suit your style and budget.



Are You a Drawing Beginner? Try These Great...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Everyone can learn to draw, and these drawing books for beginners will help you gain the skills you need.



Choose the Best Charcoal for Your Drawing

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Charcoal - vine, willow, and compressed charcoal sticks and pencils, carbon pencils for sketching and drawing. An overview of charcoal drawing materials.



Which Paper Should I Use for Pastel and Chalk...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Which paper do I use for pastel and chalk drawing? There are so many different papers on the market, it's hard to know which one to use.



Best Free Android Drawing Art Apps

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Here is a selection of Android drawing and art applications to use on your tablet or phone. Read these reviews to see which one is good for you.



Doodle Symbolism - People, Faces and Features

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

What is the meaning of people and face doodles? Read how to interpret and psychoanalyze the meaning of doodle drawings and symbols in drawing.



Draw Better Eyes by Learning Some Basic Anatomy

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Improve your eye drawing by following this detailed tutorial exploring eye anatomy, proportion and drawing techniques.



Art Paper Surface Types

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Art paper types - find out what the different types of paper surfaces are for art paper. Should you use plate, vellum, velours, or laid? Rough, Medium or Smooth?



8 Easy Steps to Perspective Drawing

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

An understanding of perspective drawing is important no matter what subject you choose. It's easier than you think. Just start at the beginning, follow the examples, then progress to the next lesson when you are comfortable. Don't be afraid to experiment with perspective drawing. Your eyes will tell you when something looks right or wrong. Have fun!



Why the Mark Makes the Art: Tips on Pencil...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Improve your pencil drawing with these quick tips and techniques - how to get better tone, use marks effectively in your drawings, and more.






How to Draw a Basic Manga Character That You...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Learn how to draw manga characters using a simple wireframe method. The photos will help you along the way to perfecting your technique.



Sketchbooks You Won't Want to Put Down

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

A range of sketchbooks for general use, as well as sketchbooks for specific media such as pastel and watercolor.



Find the Right Drawing Pen, Nib, and Ink for...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Here's a guide to choosing an ink drawing pen to suit your style of drawing and personal taste. Take a look at some of the best pens and inks.



Drawing Programs and Art Software

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

There's plenty of good photo editing software around, but what about software for creating art and drawing from scratch - without breaking the bank?



Why Keeping a Sketchbook Is Essential for Any...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Keeping a sketchbook is something most artists do. A sketchbook fills various functions, and you'll find your own way of using it. But where do you start, when you bring home that beautiful sketchbook with crisp, empty white pages. How do you fill them? Try some of these creative ideas for getting your sketchbook started



Top Papers for Charcoal and Pastels

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Need help choosing a pastel or charcoal paper? Here's my review of some of the best and most popular charcoal and pastel papers to help you make an informed choice.



What Drawing Ink Should You Use?

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Drawing inks - not sure which ink to use? Check out my guide to selecting inks for drawing and my thoughts on the best brands of Indian ink and Chinese ink for fine art drawing.



Why Choosing a Simple Drawing Pencil Can Be So...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Which graphite pencil should you buy? With many options available to the artist, it can be quite confusing to know which ones to get.



Your Guide to Drawing and Sketching Cats

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

The grace and elegance of cats makes them wonderful subjects to draw and sketch. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of sketching your cat.



Draw a Manga Face With These Easy Steps

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Learn how to draw Manga style character heads and faces with this fun and easy character drawing how-to by Preston Stone.



What do the H and B and numbers mean on a pencil?

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Are you wondering what those letters - the H, B, F - and numbers mean on a pencil? - Find out what they mean, and how they relate to the numbers on American writing pencils - pencil hardness and grades.



Not Sure What to Draw? These Ideas Will Get You...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Not sure what to draw? Don't worry, we have the solution, Here are pages of ideas for your art class or personal art practice. Get better ideas for your lesson plans or sketchbooks. Come up with something a bit different and start exploring art ideas instead of copying.



Pencil Shading: Best Choices

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

There's such a range of graphite pencils to choose from it's hard to know which one to pick. Here's what to do.



How to Draw Metal With Colored Pencil

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Drawing metals like steel, silver, and copper are easier than you think. This simple one-page step by step lesson shows you how it's done.



Drawing Ideas for When Your Mind is as Blank as...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Stuck for inspiration? Before you run out of ideas, try one of these. Here are six sources of inspiration for drawing, painting - even scrapbooking. Sometimes when you look at a blank page, your mind goes blank too. So here's some ideas to get you started.



Pet Photography - How To Photograph Your Pet...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

A good reference photo is essential for pet portrait drawing, but too often, beginners try to do a portrait from a small, out-of-focus flash-photo from a bad angle. Here are some tips on getting a great shot of your pet so that you can create a great pet portrait.



How to Choose Good Titles for Your Art

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

How to you you choose a title for your art? What you title your drawing or painting tells your viewer how to approach the piece. Here are some tips on how to name your artwork, drawing or painting.



Applying Fixative Spray to a Drawing

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

How to apply fixative spray - learn how to correctly apply spray fixatives to drawings - pastel, charcoal or graphite.



Doodle Symbolism - Mark Making and Line Weight

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

symbolism of doodles - lineweight and mark making - interpreting the meaning of doodle drawings and symbols in drawing - psychoanalysis of drawings importance of marks scribbles and style



Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Drawing for the absolute and utter beginner by Claire Watson Garcia - a drawing tutorial book review by your guide Helen South






How to Draw a Horse’s Head for Beginners

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Learn how to draw a horse head in just a few simple steps, with this super easy horse drawing tutorial suitable for kids and beginners.



The 8 Best Brands of Art Pastels

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z




Drawing a Horse Is Easy with This Step-by-Step...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

This simple horse drawing lesson takes you through easy steps to draw a standing horse or pony. This tutorial is designed using very simple shapes.






How To Use Pencils Expertly For Your Masterpiece

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

How To Use Colored Pencils Expertly For Your drawings and Masterpiece Sketches



Create Hundreds of Cartoon Faces with a Few...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Follow these easy step by step instructions and learn how to draw funny cartoon faces using simple shapes. So easy anyone can do it! No talent required.



Draw a Sea Turtle in 3 Easy Steps

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Draw a simple sea turtle. Follow the easy steps of this tutorial to draw a cute little sea turtle swimming through the ocean.



How to Draw in Pen and Ink - Materials Needed

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Pen and Ink drawing for beginners - what you need to get started and how to choose basic equipment.



How to Hold a Pencil

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Do you need a special pencil grip to draw? Are you limiting your drawing by holding the pencil in some specialist grip that an art teacher showed you 20 years ago? Here are some examples of ways to hold a pencil for comfortable, effective drawing.



How To Draw A Cartoon Super Hero

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z




How to Draw Fire and Flames

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

A step-by-step tutorial on how to draw flame using line or colour, with some tips to think about when drawing candles, fire or flames.



Kick Start Your Art Career

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z




Think You Can’t Draw? Try This Lesson for...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Here is an easy drawing lesson for beginners. Start learning to draw with this these easy drawing lessons. A piece of fruit is a good subject for a beginner artist, so we'll start with drawing a pear in graphite pencil. Give it a try!



Drawing Reflections

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Drawing reflections is really as easy as drawing any other part of your subject. Find out how to tackle reflections with confidence.



I Want To Draw. . ' For the Absolute Beginner

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

I Want To Draw So Here is Your Chance For the Absolute Beginner to Learn fast



Using Blending Colored Pencil

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Finding colored pencils tricky to blend? Read these tips on different methods of blending and layering colored pencil.



All You Need to Measure Proportions Is Your...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Figure drawing proportions - find out the proportions of the average human figure heroic figure and how to measure them. Improve your figure drawing by using accurate proportions.



What Do Artists Do

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

What do artists actually do? If we believe the media and myths, we'd say they mostly swan about at exhibition openings and coffee shops looking very hipster and saying deep and meaningful things. But what do artists really do? Let's take a look at what an artist's life is really about.



Selecting, Using and Maintaining Nibs for Dip...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Tips on selecting and maintaining dip pens for ink drawing and sketching. Learn how to choose, clean and care for your ink pen nib.



How to Draw the Correct Proportions of the...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Learn how to draw the structure and correct proportions of the human head and face by focusing on the traditional rules of proportions.



Portrait Sketching 101: How to Sketch Faces

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Learn how to sketch faces freehand with this tutorial from guest artist Ed Hall. Ed shows you how to observe and sketch from life or a photograph to capture your subject's personality.



Why the Horizon Line Is So Important in...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

What is the Horizon Line in drawing? The horizon line in perspective drawing is a horizontal line across the picture...



Exploring Mark Making

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Test out your art materials. Find out what each pencil can do by scribbling and shading, so that you know which one to choose for different drawing purposes. Page 2.



Learn Drawing Basics: What is a Contour Line?

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Unlike the contours in map drawing, which track across a surface, contours in art are outlines, drawn to describe a visible edge or change of plane.



How to Use Thumbnail Sketching to Help with...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Thumbnail sketching - find out what thumbnail sketches are and how to use thumbnail sketches to help with your drawing and painting. Learn how.



Draw Christmas Holly

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Draw this pretty Christmas Holly for your Christmas cards or holiday decorations.



Doodle and Symbol Interpretation - Geometric...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

the meaning of shapes - interpreting the meaning of geometric shapes, doodle drawings and symbol analysis in drawing circles and squares



Basic Colored Pencil Shading

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Learn how to use basic colored pencil techniques including blending and layering to enhance your drawing. Learn how to shade, blend, and layer.



Tips on How to Draw from Your Imagination

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Here are some tips on bringing your creative fantasies to life, drawing from memory or imagination, and developing your own imaginative art.






Landscape Art and Drawing Ideas

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Landscape is a rich source of inspiration for the artist, and you don't have to be a tree-hugging greenie to be inspired. Whether it's an abstraction from landforms, a storm reflecting human emotion or an ode the wonders of mother nature, here are some landscape art and drawing ideas to inspire your creativity.



Top 6 Graphite Pencil Drawing Paper

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Guide to drawing paper and board - make your choice easier with this selection of the best papers and boards for drawing with graphite pencil.



Learn Why Tone Is So Important In Drawing

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

In art, tone refers to the degree of lightness or darkness of an area. It varies from bright white through shades of gray to the deepest black shadows.



Give Your Drawings Depth by Learning the Basic...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

The first step to successful pencil shading is to control the movement of your pencil, making sure that every mark you make on the paper works towards creating the shading or modeling effect that you want.



How Crosshatching Creates Tone in Your Drawings

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Crosshatching is drawing two layers of hatching at right-angles in order create a mesh-like pattern. Used in various drawing mediums for textural and tonal effects.



How Grid Drawing Can Help You Copy Images...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Gridding up, or grid drawing, is a useful way of copying drawings when tracing isn't an option. This illustrated step-by-step shows you how.



Draw Hundreds of Characters by Learning this 1...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

How to draw a cute cartoon character. This step by step tutorial makes drawing cartoon people easy. Turn the basic design into a cute boy, girl or animal cartoon.



Let's create easy-to-draw elephants in Their...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

How to create an easy-to-draw cartoon elephant in simple steps in drawing by Rembrandt



Easy Drawings For You To Kickstart Your...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Easy Drawings To Kickstart Your Masterpiece



Practice Graduated and Continuous Shading

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Get control of your range of tone with this simple exercise in graduated tonal drawing.



The Dominique Segan Drawing Prize

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

A visit to a drawing exhibition inspires some thoughts about modern art and the role of drawing in contemporary art education.



What Is Implied Line and How Can You Use It in...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Implied line is an important part of the artist's arsenal, especially in pure contour drawing when other modeling techniques are limited.



Learn How to Draw Using a Grid

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Learn how to use this method of copying from a photograph to help your overall drawing skills by training visual memory.



Doodle Drawing - Flower Symbolism

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Interpreting the meaning of flower doodle drawings and symbol analysis in drawing flowers.



How to Draw Manga Hands and Feet for Beginners

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Draw Manga hands and feet using a simple wireframe method. The photos in this slideshow will help you in perfecting your technique.



How to Draw Hair Realistically

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Get a free online drawing lesson. Learn how to draw realistic hair in graphite pencil, a key element of most portraiture drawing that can be difficult.



8 Steps to Drawing a Brick Wall in Perspective

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Learn how to draw a brick wall in Perspective - this drawing exercise helps you to practice using linear perspective techniques to construct a brick wall.



Draw a Better Head and Neck by Learning Their...

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

Learn to draw the human head for portraiture or figure drawing - improve your drawing with anatomical studies and points to observe when drawing the head and neck



Advice for Artists: Business and Career Tips

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z

copyright - a brief guide to copyright for artists with links to resource sites page 2 - some common misconceptions about copyright, what is fair use, and what is in the public domain.



How to Be A Famous Artist

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z




Sketch - What Is A Sketch?

2017-01-17T11:15:31Z