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.
Yoda is an iconic member of the Star Wars franchise, recognizable to fans and casual watchers alike. It's no surprise that the little Jedi Master is the subject of millions of pictures - and when he goes from screen to page, as simple as he may...
Have you ever wanted to draw? Pencil drawing is a great hobby, it's relaxing, and cleansing for the mind. Take a look at some tips to get you started.
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...
A simple guide to teaching yourself to draw, or at least improving your drawing ability by utilising/training the right (artistic) side of your brain.
If you’re looking for a way to relax, release some creative energy, and develop a new skill, put on some chilled background music and start Zendoodling on a Zentangle!
Do you like sunflowers? Learn how to draw a beautifully detailed sunflower with these step-by-step instructions.
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....
Learn how to draw a cute little rubber ducky in this 7-step guide. This tutorial is great for all ages and artistic levels. :)
In this hub, learn how to draw the head of everyone's favorite cowardly canine, Scooby-Doo! This guide is recommended to those with an intermediate knowledge of drawing, but all are welcome!
In this basic drawing tutorial, you will be learning how to draw a very cute looking ballerina tutu. This is somewhat unusual but fun nonetheless!
Drawing people kissing is easy if you make use of your drawing skills and an editing graphic program such as MS Paint.
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...
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.
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.
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 still life step by step, from setting up a composition of objects to drawing shapes, lines, and shades.
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 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.
Learn to draw a cute pair of glasses in a 7 minutes or less. This is a very easy to follow tutorial that I created in my spare time and I hope that it is very much enjoyed. :)
Want to learn how to draw? Well then you have landed on the right hub! Learn how to draw a simple, dead tree by following the instructions in this hub.
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.
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.
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...
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...
A compass rose can add a nautical touch to any area! Learn how to paint one by hand and set a maritime mood.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw a barrel? Follow my guide to learn how to draw one with a lovely, old-fashioned feel.
Drawing is a way of looking at things. Some people naturally have an intuition for approaching a visual "problem" but for many, it's difficult and they become discouraged. Here are some quick tips!
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...
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...
Are you a sucker for Halloween? Well you're in luck. This tutorial will help you to learn how to draw a bubbling witch's cauldron in eight easy steps. Give it a try!
If you've ever wanted to paint a picture of your dog but found it intimidating, follow these simple steps to tackle this project!
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.
Some helpful tools for learning and mastering the art of animal anatomy. It's really not as scary as you think!
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, like many animated cartoon stories and characters, were first introduced in comic book form, and from there merchandising of the TMNT's eventually brought them to the attention of producers, who started work on the...
Here's how to draw a clownfish with step-by-step instructions. It's great for a classroom lesson or for an adult art class. Enjoy!
In anticipation of the soon-to-be-released Disney/Pixar film, "Monsters University," learn how to draw one of the movie's lead monsters, Mike Wazowski!
Learning to draw is not as hard as you may believe, but there is no place for a good memory in the process.
Grab a pencil and some paper and learn how to draw a cute cartoon cat in this easy step-by-step guide!
Zentangle-inspired art (ZIA) is a lovely way to relax and create small abstract drawings with pen and pencil. Learn how to see tangles everywhere.
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...
An easy tutorial for learning to draw an underwater scene and how to color and shade with oil pastels. A great project for kids of all ages!
Here are some tips on teaching children how to draw starting from stick figures and using letters and numbers to create figures.
So, you want to learn how to draw Bluebonnet flowers? This is the tutorial for you. Follow along as you read and before you know it - a beautiful drawing of a Bluebonnet!
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,...
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,...
I discovered that doodling can help you tap into your subconscious mind and consciously visualize what's hidden there.
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.
An art teachers step-by-step art lesson on how to draw,color and make your own 3-D hand-print artwork. Great for Mothers Day gifts,birthdays,craft lessons with kids,Fathers Day gifts and just for fun!
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 shojo girl's head and hair. This lesson is not meant to be overly realistic — it's just an exercise that shows you the basic properties of a manga girl.
Have you ever wondered what pencil to use or if woodless is better than a traditional pencil? Well, I have use a variety of pencils and in my experience woodless is good for big thick strokes but for all the minute details I prefer traditional.
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.
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...
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.
Learn how to draw a trumpet with this simple drawing tutorial. A trumpet can be a rather complex subject to draw, so I broke it down into easy steps for you to follow!
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...
Shiver me timbers! Learn how to draw a pirate-inspired treasure chest by following the simple steps in this tutorial!
Faces are an important part of manga storytelling. So here, I break down the secrets of drawing manga faces.
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.
This article will help an aspiring artist create a beautiful still-life drawing using common drawing materials.
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!
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...
Focus on a few important aspects of drawing, master the fundamentals, and each of your future drawings will be transformed.
Painting a flower study in colored pencil. Step-by-step photos and detailed description. Super-simple, and looks lovely framed up as a gift.
Would you like to have more texture in your artists' soft pastel paintings? Then maybe This article can help.
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.
No matter how you slice it, cute foods with faces are adorable! Follow these step-by-step instructions to draw a cute slice of cake and get started creating your own sweet characters.
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.
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!
Drawing a picture of a forest scene at sunset is a stimulating art project for people who enjoy creating landscapes. I love to draw because in our modern world it is the one thing we can still do without a machine. Yes, I used a camera and a...