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Get Started with Drawing!

August 25, 2009

Here is a collection of articles that are aimed at helping beginners who are just getting started with the art of drawing.


Drawing Tools: How to Choose a Pencil – Need help choosing the right pencil for your drawings? This article gives you an overview of the types of pencils available and when you should use them.

Drawing Tools: What you Need to Improve your Drawings – Besides pencils, there are several other tools available that can help you produce better drawings.


How to Draw

Tips to Improve your Drawings: How to See – One of the keys to successful drawings is teaching yourself how to see your subject matter. This article will show you how to retrain your brain.

5 Tips for Better Drawings – Here are five simple tips that will help you draw better in no time!

How to Grid a Reference Image and Draw from It – Gridding is a helpful tool when it comes to drawing realistic images. This article gives explains the process.

How to Draw from a Gridded Reference – Tutorial – This tutorial builds on the general gridding tips of the previous article. Here you will find a step-by-step guide on how to use the grid.



How to Shade Your Pencil Drawings – Shading is what gives drawings that three-dimensional feel. Here you will find answers to all your shading questions.

Shading Techniques: Hatching, Scribbling and Pointillism – Bored of the commonly used smooth shading style? Here you will learn about different shading techniques that you can use in your drawings.

How to Shade with Pointillism – This article further explores pointillism and how to use it to effectively shade your drawings.


What to Draw

21 Ways to Kickstart your Creativity and Become a Better Artist – Now that you have the tools and the skills, what do you draw? This article will give you 21 ways to help generate ideas.

Why Doodle? – Doodling is another tool to help get your creative juices flowing. Here you will find out why, and get some tips on how to get doodling.




From → Art General, Drawing

One Comment
  1. hey! I’m not sure, about the CSS. I really don’t know much about that stuff, but I did figure out how to do the typepad with my own stuff eventually-I’ll have to just google and follow instructions if I find any. Not today though, didn’t sleep at all last night. Going to go do a load of laundry and pick up something for dinner, and that’s it!:)
    appreciate the comment though, and I’m going to check out this post later this evening.
    have a good day!

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