Drawing Techniques: How to Draw People Animals Landscapes & More

JessieCat (pastel and colored pencil, 19.75x27.5) by David Wells

Step-by-Step Demonstration: How to Draw a Portrait

G’day mates! While we’ve introduced to you artists and techniques from all over the U.S., it’s always a thrill to go international and feature exciting things going on in the art world in Europe, China, and today, Australia. If you haven’t heard of it yet, allow me to introduce you to a hugely popular...

How to Draw a Cat

Animal Drawing Techniques

Animal Drawing Techniques If you’re like me, you probably drew your first cat or dog by the time you were just a few years old. Granted, it might not have actually looked like your favorite feline (mine tended to have 6 legs), but cats are such a prevalent subject in doodles, art and literature...

Drawing The Complete Course

“Drawing: The Complete Course” Preview Video

Drawing: The Complete Course is a special compilation of some of the best articles from Drawing magazine. It’s a textbook in magazine form with drawing lessons for artists at all levels, beginning with foundational drawing skills, such as drawing solid shapes and shading basic forms. It then progresses to more advanced lessons, such as...

Found Objects
Patrick Caulfield (English, 1936–2005)
* Lee M. Friedman Fund
© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London.
* Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Drawing Exhibition of the Month: Brits in Boston

With Queen Elizabeth’s record-breaking reign in the news, it’s an opportune time to celebrate all the artists who thrived during her tenure. Accordingly, Drawing’s exhibition of the month for September is “Pastoral to Pop: 20th-Century Britain on Paper,” on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, through February 21. The show includes more than 50 British prints...


Draw a House Using Two-Point Perspective

Learn the basics of two-point perspective by constructing a simple house together step by step. We’ll imagine the house is on a little hill and we’re viewing it from somewhere down the hill; that is, our eye level is below the house. The structure is turned so that it’s in two-point perspective—we can see...

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Strokes of Genius 8 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 131 artists selected for North Light Books’ 2015 drawing competition Strokes of Genius 8: Expressive Texture! If you see your name below, please check your email for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “Strokes 8 Winner Notification” no later than Friday, September...

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Drawing, Summer 2015 Preview Video

The summer 2015 issue of Drawing is all about media, especially how you can combine materials in order to produce completely unique work. We meet artists who combine charcoal with pastel, ink with wax, colored pencil with collage and more. We also learn the basics of working with tools such as ink and silverpoint....

Learn how to draw faces in 5 minute studies!

Learn How to Draw Faces in 5 Minutes

How to Draw Faces While drawing faces can be terrifying for beginning artists to approach, though there are few subjects that are more compelling than the features of a loved one. How many of us have itched to capture the cuteness of a young family member before their joy and wonder at the world...