Drawing Lessons

These fun drawing lessons will teach you how to draw step-by-step! Here you'll find drawing tutorials for every skill level, from beginner to advanced.

Step by Step Drawing Lessons

How to Draw a Cat

Learn how to draw a cat! This drawing lesson shows you how to draw cute cosmic cats that are filled with colorful psychedelic designs. There are no rules, so let your imagination run wild!

Draw a Photorealistic Marble

Learn how to draw a photorealistic marble in this step by step colored pencil drawing lesson! I'll walk you through step-by-step instructions on how to create a realistic drawing of a marble in colored pencils.

How to Draw a Mandala

Learn how to create a mandala! This drawing tutorial shows you how to create your own mandalas, step by step. Although it looks complicated, it's quite easy!

How to Draw a Rose

Learn how to draw a rose in this step by step drawing tutorial, using materials you can find around your house. This tutorial includes tips and techniques for making you own realistic rose pencil drawings.

How to Draw an Owl

Learn how to draw an owl in this fun, easy step-by-step drawing lesson! Draw a cute owl filled with colorful shapes and patterns.

How to Draw a Puppy

Learn how to draw a puppy! This drawing tutorial shows you how to draw puppies based on your own photographs, with techniques that are helpful when creating realistic drawings.

How to Make Patterns

Learn how to draw patterns step by step! This easy drawing tutorial shows you how to make 4 different abstract patterns, and tells you how to draw your own patterns off the top of your head.

Henna Hand Designs

Learn how to create a unique self-portrait by drawing detailed patterns on an outline of your hand! This fun Henna Hand Designs drawing lesson is based on a form of temporary body art in India and the Eastern Mediterranean region.

How to Draw Skulls

Cute Doodle Monsters

Learn how to draw skulls. These easy drawing tutorials demonstrate 9 different wants to draw skulls! These skull drawing tutorials are perfect for Halloween or Day of the Dead.

Learn how to draw cute doodle monsters! This fun easy lesson show you how to turn simple doodles into whimsical monsters.

Create a Mind Map

Learn how to create a mind map! Mind maps are useful for organizing your thoughts and visualizing your goals. This mind map lesson demonstrates one technique for mind mapping.

How to Draw Paisley

Learn how to draw paisley in this easy step-by-step lesson! Explore your creativity to fill your paisley with unique patterns and designs. Get inspired!

Draw Groovy

Learn how to Draw Groovy in this fun book filled with easy step-by-step drawing lessons by Thaneeya McArdle (that's me)! You'll learn how to draw cute whimsical images like flowers, owls, butterflies, hot air balloons, paisleys, vines and more!

Body Art Book

Learn how to draw cool doodle tattoos in The Everything Girls Ultimate Body Art Book by Thaneeya McArdle (that's me!), which features over 50 step-by-step lessons! Use tattoo markers or pens, or makeup such as eyeliner, to create awesome temporary tattoos on yourself or your friends.

 

Brush up your drawing skills with these drawing lessons that explain specific drawing techniques:

Colored Pencil Instruction

Colored Pencil Instruction: Learn about 5 basic colored pencil techniques that will be useful when creating colored pencil art.

Creating Value

Learn about 5 basic techniques for creating value in pen and ink drawings.

Book Reviews

Drawing Realistic Pets

Drawing Realistic Pets from Photographs: Learn how to turn your pet photos into fabulous art, in this 128-page book by Lee Hammond. Read my detailed review and get a glimpse at the art and lessons in Lee's book!

Painting Light

Painting Light with Colored Pencil shows you how to use colored pencils to create beautifully realistic still lifes. Learn more about this 128-page book by Cecile Baird in this review!

Sketchbook Confidential

Sketchbook Confidential takes you inside the private sketchbooks of 40 different artists. Get a peek inside this 176-page book in my detailed review, and read some of the quotes from the featured artists!

Personal Geographies

Personal Geographies is a fun 144-page book by Jill K. Berry that is full of inspiration and instruction. In this book you'll learn to make mixed media maps that explore both your inner world and your outer experiences.

 
Keep a Visual Diary

Learn how to keep a daily visual diary in this easy sketchbook assignment!

If you normally draw with pencil but you would like to start using other drawing media, expand your horizons by checking out these sections on colored pencil art and pen and ink drawings!

 

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