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  • The most recognizable trait in an anime iconography is more than meets the eye. Learn how to create your own pair of anime eyes in a few easy steps!

    How to Draw Anime Eyes

    How to Draw Anime Eyes

    by JR Mamerto4

  •  Prismacolor Premier or Prismacolor Premier Lightfast colored pencils, or Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils are all very subject to internal breakage. Other brands of colored pencils can get this too, some are worse than others. Prismacolors are the...

    How to Sharpen Prismacolor Pencils

    How to Sharpen Prismacolor Pencils

    by robertsloan220

  • Tangerines, colored pencil drawing 4" x 5" by Robert A. Sloan, you may copy this drawing if you credit my HubPages tutorial and link to it when you post it online. This article is a step by step demonstration in colored pencil realism. Once...

    How to Draw Tangerines with Colored Pencils

    How to Draw Tangerines with Colored Pencils

    by robertsloan217

  • How to draw a still life step by step, from setting up a composition of objects to drawing shapes, lines, and shades.

    How to Draw Still Life

    How to Draw Still Life

    by Robie Benve56

  • We have now arrived at the very last part of the lesson: The Grid Method. The grid method is used for creating realistic drawings from an image such as a photo or magazine. Now that you have a basic understanding of how to draw the entire face,...

    Portrait Drawing for the Ultimate Beginner: The Grid Method

    Portrait Drawing for the Ultimate Beginner: The Grid Method

    by Kalilah L7

  • A compass rose is a device used in navigation. It pinpoints the four cardinal points: north, south, east, and west. Learn how to draw one in MS Paint!

    How to Draw a Compass Rose in MS Paint

    How to Draw a Compass Rose in MS Paint

    by Jose Juan Gutierrez2

  • It’s been said that digital art is not art because it is created using a computer and there is no “original” piece, but is art really about the tools used to create it?

    Digital Art - A Revolutionary Form of Art

    Digital Art - A Revolutionary Form of Art

    by Alison H0

  • Learn how to draw the seed of life, the flower of life, and the basics for a mandala. I've included tips from my personal experience and insight into the origin of these designs.

    How to Create Geometric Patterns

    How to Create Geometric Patterns

    by Monique K-G1

  • How to solve these three common problems: trouble starting pens, clogged channel in a nib, and a piston that needs re-lubrication.

    How to Troubleshoot Fountain Pens

    How to Troubleshoot Fountain Pens

    by Josh2551

  • Some helpful tools for learning and mastering the art of animal anatomy. It's really not as scary as you think!

    How to Draw Animals

    How to Draw Animals

    by Shaddie17

  • If you have ever wanted to know how to draw a Leprechaun, this tutorial will show you how to do it. Easy, step-by-step instructions guide you through to a finished drawing.

    Drawing a Leprechaun

    Drawing a Leprechaun

    by MKayo0

  • Grab a pencil and some paper and learn how to draw a cute cartoon cat in this easy step-by-step guide!

    Drawing a Cartoon Cat

    Drawing a Cartoon Cat

    by Krystal Dallis5

  • If you want to know how to draw a Bassett Hound dog, then just follow along with this simple, step-by-step tutorial. Anyone can be taught to draw if you follow a few simple directions.

    How to Draw a Basset Hound Dog

    How to Draw a Basset Hound Dog

    by MKayo4

  • An art teacher shows how to draw a sea turtle step by step. Also includes 10 interesting facts about sea turtles. Great for a classroom lesson or for an adult art lesson. Enjoy!

    Kids Art Lesson: How to Draw a Sea Turtle

    Kids Art Lesson: How to Draw a Sea Turtle

    by Dorsi Diaz6

  •   In this article we will see how to draw a 2- dimensional representation of 4- dimensional objects. Fig. 1 The Number Line 1-D Space Fig. 1 shows the x-axis or number line. This is a single dimension. Any point on the line is represented...

    How to Draw Four Dimensional Figures

    How to Draw Four Dimensional Figures

    by lgsims9611

  • Jamaica Beach Scene sketch by Robert A. Sloan, 5" x 7" in ball point pen and Pan Pastels on Pentalic Nature Sketch paper. Photo reference by VladK on WetCanvas.com. Pan Pastels by Colorfin LLC are a new form of soft pastels. Colorfin's proprietary...

    New Sketching Technique with Pan Pastels

    New Sketching Technique with Pan Pastels

    by robertsloan29

  • If you want to learn to draw a simple and easy anchor then you need to take a look at this drawing tutorial. It teaches you a step-by-step process to draw a simple anchor quickly. Find out more...

    How to Draw an Anchor

    How to Draw an Anchor

    by MKayo24

  • Some colored pencils sets Many art courses and traditional art schools suggest that beginners need to stick with limited palettes. Often art teachers want students to use only monochrome or two-color harmonies. Yet inside many artists I've known,...

    Why start with a big set of colored pencils?

    Why start with a big set of colored pencils?

    by robertsloan214

  • I discovered that doodling can help you tap into your subconscious mind and consciously visualize what's hidden there. You may even get to understand yourself better with this interesting and fun doodling experiment.

    How to Access Your Subconscious Mind by Drawing Doodles

    How to Access Your Subconscious Mind by Drawing Doodles

    by Glenn Stok11

  • Glass and Birds Page in my Moleskine watercolor journal by Robert A. Sloan In my Glass and Birds Page, above, I used hatching and crosshatching with fine point colored pens to create values and shapes in an orange glass paperweight and around two...

    How to Draw Shading with Hatching and Crosshatching

    How to Draw Shading with Hatching and Crosshatching

    by robertsloan229

  • Here are some tips on teaching children how to draw starting from stick figures and using letters and numbers to create figures.

    Teaching Children How to Draw

    Teaching Children How to Draw

    by Michelle Simtoco97

  • Many people think a diary is the same thing as a journal. However, there is quite a big difference between the two. Learn the characteristics of each and decide what you'd like to use!

    Diary vs. Journal: What's the Difference?

    Diary vs. Journal: What's the Difference?

    by Sadie Holloway1

  • Eyes are a signature defining aspect of manga drawing technique. Here's a basic, easy to follow guide that will help you with the basics of drawing anime-style eyes.

    Basic Manga Drawing 1: Anime Eyes

    Basic Manga Drawing 1: Anime Eyes

    by Rachael Lefler3

  • I thought I'd kick this off with something a little wicked for those of you that enjoy my art lessons. The topic is so simple it's almost stupid, right? How to draw an egg? Come on, you just make this oval and leave it white, right? Ever try to get...

    How to Draw an Egg

    How to Draw an Egg

    by robertsloan221

  • I wanted to get better at drawing hands so I challenged myself to draw one hand a day for 100 days and here is the result of my empowering drawings. You can do it too.

    Drawing Hands for an Exercise

    Drawing Hands for an Exercise

    by Denise McGill14

  • Want to learn to draw? You can draw Winnie the Pooh in a few simple, easy-to-follow steps. Just follow along with this drawing tutorial and you'll be able to easily draw this lovable bear.

    How to Draw Winnie the Pooh

    How to Draw Winnie the Pooh

    by MKayo21

  • It is in us somehow to try to recreate what we see using lines and color. And so we draw. Here are a few things to think about when drawing faces.

    Why Images Are Important

    Why Images Are Important

    by Denise McGill20

  • I've collected an entertaining variety of dot-to-dot printables collected for you to use for your children or for you to try yourself! They're organized by the number of dots, ranging from quite easy to extremely hard. Enjoy!

    How to Use Fun Dot-to-Dot Printables

    How to Use Fun Dot-to-Dot Printables

    by Jeanette64

  • ACEO Lilacs in Prismacolor Premier on white Stonehenge paper by Robert A. Sloan  ACEO Lilacs was a twenty hour production, not counting the time it took to take the photo reference and wait till the lilac bush in our back yard bloomed in 2007 to...

    Prismacolor Realism, Colored Pencil Painting

    Prismacolor Realism, Colored Pencil Painting

    by robertsloan229

  • Siamese cat profile, 9B graphite pencil (super soft) on paper by Robert A. Sloan. The finished demo drawing. Model is Aristophenes MRC Sloan, the cat who owns the author. When you draw a cat from life, as I just did, it's important to watch for a...

    How to Draw a Siamese Cat Profile

    How to Draw a Siamese Cat Profile

    by robertsloan214

  • If you have a collection of beautiful notebooks and journals you're afraid to write in, here are some ideas to help you fire up your creative muse and fill those blank pages!

    Creative Uses for Notebooks and Journals

    Creative Uses for Notebooks and Journals

    by Sadie Holloway2

  • A Winter Fantasy, 5" x 7" in Richeson semi-hard pastels on Fresh Grey Colourfix sanded pastel card, by Robert A. Sloan Richeson, a well established art supply manufacturer, recently came out with three new lines of pastels. Experienced pastelists...

    Richeson Semi-Hard Pastels Product Review

    Richeson Semi-Hard Pastels Product Review

    by robertsloan27

  • Keeping an art journal can be a fun way to record life events and daily activities. This article gives ideas on what to write as well as how to write in an art journal. New ideas are added regularly.

    Art Journal Prompts

    Art Journal Prompts

    by Gayle Dowell73

  • Learning how to draw a bucket is easy if you can create a few simple shapes and lines. Follow this drawing tutorial and sketch a realistic bucket!

    How to Draw a Bucket

    How to Draw a Bucket

    by MKayo0

  • Come on by, and learn how to draw the crazy canine-suited robot sidekick from the Nickelodeon show, "Invader Zim." In a few easy steps, you'll be drawing the ever-popular Gir to your heart's content!

    How to Draw Gir from Invader Zim

    How to Draw Gir from Invader Zim

    by Krystal Dallis3

  • Sketching the human face is the first essential step before the final drawing. Sketching is a penciled outline which acts as a guide towards adding details and refining a portrait.

    Sketching and Drawing Human Faces

    Sketching and Drawing Human Faces

    by Tricia Deed4

  • Learn how to draw a cute seahorse with step-by-step instructions created by an art teacher! You'll find clear photos and ideas to help you along with 10 interesting facts about seahorses which make for a great art lesson in the classroom.

    How to Draw a Sea Horse in 5 Steps

    How to Draw a Sea Horse in 5 Steps

    by Dorsi Diaz6

  • Drawing is simply a matter of creating and connecting shapes in a certain way - it's really as simple as that. Follow along with this drawing tutorial to create a scientist of your very own...

    How to Draw a Scientist

    How to Draw a Scientist

    by MKayo4

  • Want to learn how to draw a still life composition? This photo-illustrated guide takes you through all the steps, from start to finish. You'll also learn what supplies you'll need, tips and much more.

    How to Draw a Still Life Composition

    How to Draw a Still Life Composition

    by carolynkaye85

  • If you have decided to take up journaling, whether it be a diary or perhaps a gratitude journal, then why not use collage to help you express how you feel?

    Collage Ideas for Your Art Journal

    Collage Ideas for Your Art Journal

    by Bev G35

  • How to draw a gun will help you by showing three different methods for doing your drawing. It will also give you some pictures to show and help you as well as videos as examples.

    How to Draw a Gun—Full Tutorial

    How to Draw a Gun—Full Tutorial

    by Gareth Pritchard11

  • A storyboard tells the basic story of a film, motion picture or commercial. Anyone with the desire to do so can become a storyboard artist and work alongside film directors. Read More...

    How to Draw a Storyboard

    How to Draw a Storyboard

    by MKayo43

  • An illustrator's job is to tell the story in pictures. But how many pictures? It all depends on the age of the child, the style of the book and the requirements of the publisher in question.

    How to Illustrate a Children’s Book

    How to Illustrate a Children’s Book

    by JohnMello20

  • Color pencil drawing can be a subtle or bold medium depending on which type you use and how you use it. Read on to learn about the factors that differ in the color pencil world.

    Fine Artist Color Pencils: How Do They Differ?

    Fine Artist Color Pencils: How Do They Differ?

    by thoughtfulgirl22

  • Gesture drawing is a simple, inexpensive way to help art students and artists of all skill levels improve their proficiency in drawing. This article explains the technique and gives advice on the best way to get the most out of this time-honored drawing exercise.

    Gesture Drawing:  A Quick Way to Improve Drawing Skills

    Gesture Drawing: A Quick Way to Improve Drawing Skills

    by Dbro12

  • What is a bullet journal? Would I benefit from a bullet journal? How do I start a bullet journal? I aim to answer these questions for you along with a number of examples for inspiration.

    How to Start a Bullet Journal

    How to Start a Bullet Journal

    by Claire Miller4

  • Blue Lake Scene, 8 1/2" x 11" in Ultramarine Deep Dark Shade Pan Pastel by Robert A. Sloan Because at the end of the month you will be a much better artist. Your drawings and sketches will be more lifelike, your shading smoother, your lines more...

    How to Fill a Sketchbook In One Month

    How to Fill a Sketchbook In One Month

    by robertsloan230

  • Learn how to draw an opened clam with a pearl in the center. Pearled clams are beautiful and this is a must see tutorial if you want to learn how to draw something fun and visually appealing.

    How to Draw a Clam

    How to Draw a Clam

    by Shawnte12

  • Angry Birds has reached incredible heights of popularity despite starting out as a mere web game, and part of its fame is no doubt due to the colourful characters. The birds themselves are an odd-looking crew, and great subjects for fan pictures....

    How to draw Angry Birds

    How to draw Angry Birds

    by Matt Bird4

  • Having used watercolor pencils for many years, mostly in mixed media projects, here is a round-up of my favorite brands.

    Watercolor Pencils - Reviews

    Watercolor Pencils - Reviews

    by Bev G29

  • What color combinations work well together? Which color scheme is best? An overview of the basic color schemes as guide to find an harmonious color palette.

    Color Harmony: Color Schemes Explained

    Color Harmony: Color Schemes Explained

    by Robie Benve29

  • Painting a flower study in colored pencil. Step-by-step photos and detailed description. Super-simple, and looks lovely framed up as a gift.

    Painting Flowers With Colored Pencils

    Painting Flowers With Colored Pencils

    by Bev G68

  • Many people love stationery. For some, it is a fascination with paper. For others, it can be a love of pens, diaries, or desk tools like staplers and dispensers. My personal favorite stationery items are the pencil case and the mechanical pencil.

    The World of Mechanical Pencils

    The World of Mechanical Pencils

    by AtticusParker17

  • Are you struggling to draw the person right in front of you? Figure drawing can be incredibly frustrating for beginners. But, with these simple tips, you can quickly improve your drawing skills.

    Figure Drawing for Beginners

    Figure Drawing for Beginners

    by Nicole Grizzle5

  • Are you new to Bullet Journaling? Join me in my adventure of this new-to-me way of getting, and staying, organized and productive.

    5 Ideas for Bullet Journals

    5 Ideas for Bullet Journals

    by Diane Ziomek0

  • Cape Cod Poppies, drawn in Derwent AquaTone woodless watercolor pencils on paper, dry, by Robert A. Sloan. Photo reference from WetCanvas.com August Colored Pencils Challenge posted by draymond for the August 2009 Colored Pencil Challenge. Rocks...

    How to Draw Rocks With Colored Pencils

    How to Draw Rocks With Colored Pencils

    by robertsloan220

  • Drawing is a fun thing to do. Most people love to doodle even if they aren’t “artists” or imagine they have any drawing skills. It helps us to think, solve problems, imagine.

    Drawing the Human Face

    Drawing the Human Face

    by Denise McGill24

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