• Illustration Tutorial: Shading Techniques with Pencil
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    Illustration Tutorial: Shading Techniques with Pencil

    Learn step by step how to shade gradually and the possibilities of this technique in illustration with Ricardo Núñez Pencil shading is one of the most common techniques used by any illustrator or artist, but also one of the most practical and difficult to master. When blurring, many times we tend to generate forms that are too hard or aggressive, when the objective of this technique is to create delicate lights and shadows with a natural look. In the following video tutorial, illustrator Ricardo Núñez (@rhinunez) shows us how to correctly apply the shading technique, using pencils of different hardness. Discover it below:

  • Illustration tutorial: how to draw wrinkles on clothes
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    Illustration tutorial: how to draw wrinkles on clothes

    4 keys to give detail to your illustrations and drawings through wrinkles in clothes, with illustrator José Luis Ágreda Knowing how to draw wrinkles is one of the first challenges of any illustrator: if we place them incorrectly, without taking into account a series of rules that provide realism and coherence, anyone who sees our drawings will unconsciously notice that something is wrong.

  • Illustrator Tutorial: Tips for Vectoring Sketches
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    Illustrator Tutorial: Tips for Vectoring Sketches

    Learn how to use your sketches and draw them with vectors to give the final touch to each element with Mauro Martins, graphic designer and bespoke illustrator Sketching helps us to organize ideas on paper, letting the line flow freely to give life to abstract figures that will later gain detail. It is at this stage that we can give free rein to our creativity. The next step is digitization, which requires more attention to detail and can be quite laborious, but it is essential to define your style and identity. To help you in this process, Mauro Martins (@mauromartins), graphic designer and illustrator, shares some tips to transform your sketches into a vector and give the final touch to each element. You can watch the tutorial here.

  • How To Color Hair (+Free Download)
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    How To Color Hair (+Free Download)

    Elevate your drawing skills with our free PDF tutorial on hair coloring. Unlock the secrets to vibrant and lifelike hair in just two steps! Have you ever been so engrossed in creating the perfect character, only to hit a roadblock when it comes to coloring their hair? Well, fear not, because we've got just the solution to breathe life into those flat strands and infuse your illustrations with vibrant hues! Hair is an essential element of character design, an expression of personality, and a canvas for creativity. Much like crafting the perfect hairstyle in real life, mastering the art of hair coloring in illustrations requires finesse, technique, and a touch of magic. Before we dive into the world of hair coloring, let's take a moment to revisit our first adventure in mastering the art of drawing hair. If you missed it, be sure to download that freebie as well!

  • Watercolor Tutorial: How To Paint Eyes Step By Step
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    Watercolor Tutorial: How To Paint Eyes Step By Step

    Learn these basic tips to start working on your watercolor portrait eyes with Sol Barrios The eyes are the element of the face express the most and bring the most personality to a portrait. Therefore, it is important that we dedicate special attention and detail to them in our projects. In this tutorial, Sol Barrios (@solbarrios), watercolorist and muralist, teaches us how to approach the drawing of the eyes step by step in a watercolor portrait. You can follow the process in the following video:

  • Design Tutorial: How to Overcome a Creative Block
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    Design Tutorial: How to Overcome a Creative Block

    Learn to create characters by setting your pencil free and leaving your comfort zone, with these tips from Cecy Meade Drawing for pleasure is usually fun, however, drawing every day for a living can be wearing. If you have to constantly churn out new characters, you will of course have days where you feel less inspired or you just can’t find a way to create something fresh and original. To help you overcome these creative blocks and tap into your creativity, designer and 2D and 3D illustrator Cecy Meade shares her top tips below. Although they focus on character design, these tips can be applied to any illustration task or, in fact, any creative task.

  • Illustration Tutorial: How to Color with Watercolor
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    Illustration Tutorial: How to Color with Watercolor

    Learn how to add color to your illustrated stories simply and easily with Paula Bossio Watercolor offers an interesting way to add color to your drawings. Its flexibility allows for an original style that's worth trying out and experimenting with. In this tutorial, graphic designer, illustrator and author Paula Bossio (@paulabossio) explains how to use it to bring color to your work. Prepare your sketch and let's go!

  • Drawing Tutorial: How to Create a Superhero Comic Page
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    Drawing Tutorial: How to Create a Superhero Comic Page

    Learn the basic creation and design tips for a comic book page step by step with Salva Espín In the world of superhero comics, character design is vital. However, it's also necessary to know how to distribute these characters on a page so that it is simple to read and effective, both narratively and aesthetically. Illustrator and comic book artist Salva Espín (@salvaespin) shows us how to distribute our superhero story and make a initial pencil sketch. You can see the video here:

  • Cartoon Tutorial: How To Draw Characters with Personality
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    Cartoon Tutorial: How To Draw Characters with Personality

    Ed Vill shows us how to draw characters from scratch, starting with their personality Pencil, paper, tablet, computer: when contemplating drawing a character, you’re sure to think about the different physical tools you’d use. What about their personality? For Venezuelan illustrator and designer Ed Vill (@edvill), who is based in Mexico City, you should start by focusing on the essential characteristics of your creation, such as their distinctive facial features, how they behave, and how they react in certain situations. Only after deciding these traits will you be able to put pen to paper (or stylus to screen) and start sketching ideas. In this tutorial, Ed Vill shows us how to develop a “psychological” profile for a character and give them a personality that brings them to life. Discover more in the video below:

  • Illustration Tutorial: 5 Steps to Draw Poses
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    Illustration Tutorial: 5 Steps to Draw Poses

    Follow Jose Luis Ágreda's advice to draw people in natural poses Life drawing is one of the essential skills of any illustrator, whatever their style. Knowing how to capture the real world will always be useful for building characters or settings. The main problem novice illustrators face is that it's easy to get lost in the details of a figure instead of looking at its overall structure.

  • Character Design Tutorial: How to Draw Facial Expressions
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    Character Design Tutorial: How to Draw Facial Expressions

    Learn the basics of drawing a characters’ facial expressions, from the skin and the wrinkles to how different facial features affect each other, with Laura Ewing The face is one of the most expressive parts of the body, which is why understanding how to illustrate believable facial expressions can be the difference between creating a good character and a great one.. Laura Ewing (@le_lauraewing) is a storyboard artist and character designer whose job it is to capture the essence of a story quickly and efficiently for films, documentaries, and publishing houses. In this tutorial, she shares a few basic tips for drawing facial expressions that your viewer will instantly be able to understand.

  •  Urban Sketching Tutorial: Using Different Perspective Techniques
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    Urban Sketching Tutorial: Using Different Perspective Techniques

    Learn different ways of representing perspective, from classic to curvilinear, in your urban sketches with Lapin Perspective is how you see the world, and also how you represent it. Since the Renaissance, linear perspective has been a popular formula in art, but it’s not the only option. Using different types of perspectives can add personality to your work, create room for more details, and help capture your unique viewpoint. In this tutorial, urban sketcher Lapin (@lapinbarcelona) explains different methods of representing perspective and how each one will shape your illustration. He also talks about why it’s important to practice observing how things look, rather than how we think they should look, and how this skill adds a new perspective and depth to urban sketches.

  • Tutorial Children's Illustration: 5 basic expressions for character design
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    Tutorial Children's Illustration: 5 basic expressions for character design

    Learn with Teresa Martínez the basic tips to create gestures and expressions in your children's story characters The correct construction of characters, whether they are more or less realistic, is one of the skills that every professional illustrator must master. The posture of their bodies, their costumes... and especially their facial expressiveness, which allows to convey a lot of emotion with just a few correctly placed lines. In the following tutorial, Teresa Martínez (@teresa_mtz), illustrator specialized in children's books, teaches you the basic expressions to give your characters a unique character. Discover them below:

  • Illustration Tutorial: How to Draw Manga Faces Step by Step
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    Illustration Tutorial: How to Draw Manga Faces Step by Step

    Learn the keys to drawing a face front on, facing slightly to the side, profile, and the back of the head with Andrea Jen To draw a character is to give life to a new universe, with their physical and psychological characteristics , their way of reacting to situations, the traits which distinguish them from others. All of that begins with a formula. As illustrator and educator Andrea Jen (@andrea_jen) will show us, the head and face are where this process begins. This step by step guide will allow us to design methodically and with precision, without forgetting the different aspects we should keep in mind for if the character is male or female. Discover this method below:

  • Learn Different Perspectives with this Exercise (Free Download)
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    Learn Different Perspectives with this Exercise (Free Download)

    Curious about mastering the art of drawing perspectives? Take your first step learning how to position shadows, grasp vantage points, and more with this free exercise. Perfect for honing your skills in perspective drawing. Hey there, welcome back for another exciting free download! If you're eager to level up your drawing skills and dive into the fascinating world of perspective drawings, you're in the right place. Get ready to sharpen your pencils and unleash your creativity with this fantastic offering from one of our teachers, Marcos Chin.

  • 5 Downloads to Supercharge Your Drawing Skills
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    5 Downloads to Supercharge Your Drawing Skills

    Looking to improve your drawing skills? These 5 free downloadable resources are a must-have for any artist wanting to elevate their abilities. Hello everyone, from fellow creators to aspiring artists! Welcome for a special treat, 5 incredible downloads that will elevate your drawing skills. Ready? Let the download party begin!

  • Free Download: Drawing Prompts List
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    Free Download: Drawing Prompts List

    Prompt lists are on the rise right now! We thought it would be a good idea to jump on the bandwagon and capitalize on the rampant lack of inspiration our world seems to be suffering from! But unlike other "bandwagon jumpers" we are actually giving an unprecedented twist to the whole trend with these "customizable drawing prompts". You'll see! Explore our list of creative drawing prompts for inspiration and ideas to ignite your next artistic project.

  • Free Download: How To Draw Manga Eyes
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    Free Download: How To Draw Manga Eyes

    Do you consider yourself a Weeaboo, an Otaku, or a, so called, Wapanese? Are you looking to become one? This article doesn't go into such depths but it might get you started in your path to ostracization. Sour joking aside...! You will learn how to draw the vibrant manga eyes you've always wanted to draw (for whatever ostracizing reason...!) following these simple steps:

  • 5 Essential Animation Books
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    5 Essential Animation Books

    Boost your animation skills in 2024 with these must-read books. A curated list blending art, technique, and industry wisdom for animators. If you are an amateur or a professional animator, I'm sure you would benefit from some reading in general, and so maybe if you started with something familiar you might not fall asleep immediately! Let's learn how to read together! In all seriousness, I'm an animator myself so I speak from experience! These animation books will keep you at the edge of your seat the whole time (with the same bad posture you develop whilst animating for hours on end).

  • Illustration Tutorial: How to Draw from Your Imagination
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    Illustration Tutorial: How to Draw from Your Imagination

    Learn to draw flora and fauna using the imaginary as a reference to find your own style with Violeta Hernández The best way to learn to draw is to familiarize yourself with the technique through exercises that help us to experiment with different materials and visual references. Once you master the first phase, Violeta Hernández proposes that you go even further to find your own stamp: draw from your imagination. What does that mean? To create from what you remember and the sensations an animal or a bunch of flowers have made you feel, for example. In this process, memory, creativity and a desire to let yourself go, will be key. Below, designer and illustrator Violeta Hernández (@soyvioleta), will show you some key tips on how to draw from your memories and the results of her own adventures.

  • 11 Easy Drawing Ideas for Kids
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    11 Easy Drawing Ideas for Kids

    Drawing is a skill that allows children to express their creativity and imagination. It provides them with a sense of accomplishment and allows them to bring their ideas to life. If you're looking for easy drawing ideas to engage and entertain your little ones, we've compiled a list of 11 fantastic options that are perfect for kids of all ages. Whether your child loves animals, mythical creatures, or even food, there's something here to spark their artistic flair.