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New to drawing? Let us help you learn how to get started!

Drawing is a skill, not a talent. It doesn't matter if you can draw or not, with practice you can be the best. We welcome you to our community. Learn with us, the future artists of reddit.

We don't believe in talent, we believe in DRAWING.

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New to Drawing?

DAY 1: First day of Drawing? Start here!

DAY 2: Grid Drawing

DAY 3: Still Lifes

After that: have fun, set goals & draw every day!

If you want to follow a beginner's book, try

"Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" (referral link to Amazon)

Trick to learn drawing cartoons in 30mins: https://www.ted.com/talks/graham_shaw_why_people_believe_they_can_t_draw?language=en

After Your First Week: drawabox.com

FAQ

Quick & Dirty Drawing FAQ

  • Do I need talent?

  • How do I develop a style?

Free Resources

Loomis:

Free Art Books on drawing humans (pdf) - Beginners: "Fun with a Pencil" (free pdf in link above) - Intermediate: "Figure Drawing For All It's Worth" (free pdf in link above)

Proko:

Free Youtube Tutorials on Drawing Humans

Proko paid courses

Ctrl+Paint:

Free tutorials on digital art

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/r/learntodraw

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Feel like I’m making progress

I’ve been very inconsistent with drawing since having kids. I got a PC drawing tablet, but having to sit down at my desk for extended periods of time never worked for me. I finally got a stand alone drawing tablet, and I’ve been drawing every free moment of my days for the last month. It’s been amazing and I really feel like I’m settling into my style. I have been trying to get into commission work, but my art just doesn’t seem to draw any attention. What are your thoughts?

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2024/04/15
15:42 UTC

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Learning To Draw (self taught)

Any recommendations on YouTubers that I can learn to draw from in an understanding way(I need someone in English) Thanks in advance

1 Comment
2024/04/15
15:38 UTC

1

those damn eyes

How can I make my eyes look identical? I've tried hundreds of times already

1 Comment
2024/04/15
15:25 UTC

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Is this a good start?

So i recently posted my drawing asking what was wrong with it and how can i improve? A lot of amazing people gave me tips and guides on proportion and told me about the loomis method, i drew this without any references

1 Comment
2024/04/15
15:22 UTC

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Doodling

2 Comments
2024/04/15
15:10 UTC

6

Eating a Snack

1 Comment
2024/04/15
14:36 UTC

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Not drawn for years. this is my first attempt getting into it (copied from a youtube tutorual)

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2024/04/15
14:31 UTC

2

First few heads

The hair looks decent enough but the other parts leave a bit to be desired i think. The middle one is the only one where i used full refs btw.

I plan on getting a sketchbook soon instead of drawing on this dirty notebook.

1 Comment
2024/04/15
14:28 UTC

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Ai hoshino drawing( need feedback)

20 Comments
2024/04/15
14:17 UTC

7

Cartooning

Cartooning.

I know the obvious mistakes. Working on it

2 Comments
2024/04/15
14:04 UTC

3

First time drawing a Torso- Critique/Advice please

3 Comments
2024/04/15
12:53 UTC

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Sofia Vergara draw attempt

1 Comment
2024/04/15
12:32 UTC

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how to draw more dynamic poses without a reference/how to draw without a reference?

i’ve been drawing for my whole life and im self taught, which means i never learned proper anatomy. I’ve been studying anatomy recently and i have an established style, but i cannot for the life of me draw anything interesting without a pose reference, especially something dynamic. i dont always have a device with me to look up references when i draw and i dont want to be held down by this issue. any advice is super helpful, thanks!

4 Comments
2024/04/15
12:32 UTC

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Anime fanart by me !!

My holo from spice and wolf But didn't turn out like i wanted because of using normal black pen and normal pencil made mistakes .

4 Comments
2024/04/15
11:59 UTC

2

This weeks practice sketch

Working on sketching from reference still. Struggling a lot on making the face look the way I want. A lot of erasing which only looks first since I’m out of hard pencils for the initial sketches but we persevere. Any and all critique is appreciated thank you 😊

2 Comments
2024/04/15
11:40 UTC

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I need help with knowing where to start!

Hello,

I am a 24 M and have always dabbled with art across my life, not enough or consistently to move past the beginner stage. I have always wanted to create stories but I find my writing is not really very good and I work within a scientific field so it is not possible for me to improve my writing skill since I need to write in a very clinical and concise manner for my day to day work. I can always see detailed images within my minds eye of how a character looks or how a scene plays out and I felt like learning art would be a great creative outlet and also a positive hobby to take up.

I have tried looking online and I have even bought an anatomy book (to draw from though I understand this skill is needed further down the line) however I keep seeing references to learning fundamentals or the basics. I am not an art student nor have any formal art training so the talk of fundamentals is basically gibberish to me. Each time I look I find people provide conflicting information hence why I am making this post.

Some people online I have found say you should try to draw everyday, others say you should only draw a few times a week, some people say you should copy your favourite artists using them as references while other people say you should never do this as you will just become a copycat and never have your own style. Honestly it is all very confusing and at times a little discouraging.

What I want is for someone to point me in the right direction to start my learning process, is there any drawing practice tips you might have? Any recommendations on books or where to learn fundamentals? I would love to hear them and any other recommendations you might have.

I currently want to learn paleo art since I have an idea involving dinosaurs and I also really want to learn how to draw eldritch creatures, monsters and horror art. I would also like to put a possible anime/manga spin on these styles but whenever I look online for this everyone just says Junji Ito (Not really an art style that appeals to me or one I want to learn). If anyone has any recommendations on learning these specific styles please also do let me know! :)

5 Comments
2024/04/15
10:40 UTC

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Skulls 💀

8 Comments
2024/04/15
10:38 UTC

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Looking for feedback

5 Comments
2024/04/15
10:30 UTC

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Photographer suggestion

Hello!

I've very recently started drawing faces part to practice and now I feel confident enough to draw a full face! I would like to find an artistic photo reference and not just a stock one. I'm very ignorant regarding photographers and the only one I could come up with is Steve McCurry, do you suggest me anyone else?

Thanks!

2 Comments
2024/04/15
09:31 UTC

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Finally feel like I'm able to draw a face half decently without reference

Looking for critique on what could I improve! I notice the pose is a pretty stiff, the hair feels flat and the anatomy probably isn't much correct either. Clothes obviously need some work on. Is there anything else I do not notice?

https://preview.redd.it/4qnqqrg6rluc1.jpg?width=942&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=9fb1d7d1b1063c81f00c4a11b7b6a89f479a1390

4 Comments
2024/04/15
08:22 UTC

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I have been mainly learning from criticism and online guides, and have been drawing for 2-3 years. Am I lagging behind?

9 Comments
2024/04/15
06:51 UTC

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Manga sketch ✍️

I just started drawing a manga for the first time but would yall say this is manga or manhwa? Considering my artstyle

2 Comments
2024/04/15
06:46 UTC

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More head construction

7 Comments
2024/04/15
06:06 UTC

6

drawing backgrounds demotivates me

2 Comments
2024/04/15
05:06 UTC

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