Welcome to the step by step drawing tutorials section of The Drawing Source,
where you will find all of our free online drawing lessons listed!
Your ability to see and draw changes in value will determine how
convincingly you can create form, depth, space and atmosphere in your
drawings. Learning how to draw a value scale is one of the best ways to
become familiar with and draw these value changes!
You come across spherical shapes everywhere, whether you are drawing a
still life, figure, portrait or landscape. Learning how to draw this
basic shape teaches you much of what you need to know to draw just
about everything else!
In this tutorial, learn about techniques for placing the features of the face accurately, drawing concepts such as negative shapes, rhythms to help you draw a
precise yet organic-looking portrait, and much more!
On this second page of the tutorial, I
pick up where I left off with my completed block-in and begin applying
tone to my drawing. Learn how to begin shading the portrait, how to analyze and simplify
values, how to render in an order that is most efficient, and more!
How you draw hair can vary quite a bit from hairstyle to hairstyle, requiring you to be flexible in your approach. Here you will learn how to simplify such a complicated subject as hair,
how to draw hair that actually looks like your model's without obsessing
over every detail, and the key to drawing realistic and dimensional
Cast drawing teaches you much of what you need to know to successfully draw the figure. It wonderfully bridges still life and figure drawing, and it can be a less intimidating way to study the figure by removing a few of the challenges of working with a model.
Learn to block in the figure with this first page of the figure drawing tutorial.
This page discusses: how to start your figure drawing, using the head as a unit of measurement, drawing the gesture of the pose, relating interior forms to the contour, and various other tips and techniques for drawing the figure.