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9 Online Resources To Learn How To Draw

Most of us who love art, myself included, dream of being able to actually produce something creative. Perhaps not to the level of the artists we admire, but certainly something that isn’t totally unrecognisable, that we can look upon, feel proud and get the kind of kicks Manda Lane talks about with adding an art practice into our lives.

Sadly, most of us believe the totally untrue notion that you’re either born with artistic talent or not. When in reality, making art, like everything else in life, requires practice to produce talent. And thanks to the internet, the tips and tools to work on those artistic skills have never been easier to access.

With so many, many, many, many YouTube channels dedicated to drawing and painting tutorials, I’ve narrowed this article down to cover just drawing, and we will cover painting in a later piece.

Top 9 YouTube Channels to Learn How to Draw

1. Drawing Tutorials Online

Pencil Drawing Channel

This is a great channel for really comprehensive videos on how to draw — from the basics to the advanced. It goes over concepts and videos often run in steps so that you can get a really good deep dive into the tutorials.

2. Circle Line Art School

Pencil Drawing Channel

With a focus on three dimensional, illusion and unique perspective drawings, this channel is a super interesting one to follow. Covering quite a broad range of subjects, Circle Line Art School is a really comprehensive source to learn from.

3. Drawing Art Academy

Pencil Drawing Channel

Quality channel with loads of videos to go back on that cover all the basics that newbies will need, as well as more advanced videos and tutorials as you advance through your art practise.

4. Art of Wei

Pencil Drawing Channel

Art of Wei doesn’t look to be posting too regularly these days, but it’s worth including as this channel has seven years worth of content to go back on, and there is a real focus on anatomy and the intricacies of drawing people.

5. Proko

Pencil Drawing Channel

This is probably one for the advanced drawers out there. They do lots of critiques of drawings, and their anatomy exploration is really next level. They also have a podcast, and they focus a lot on fine art.

6. Drawing 3D Art

Mixed Medium Drawing Channel

With more than a million subscribers following this channel, these peeps are obviously doing some cool stuff. On here you can find loads of videos on how to draw optical tricks, how to use different pens, pencils and colours, and even tutorials on how to draw on your mobile phone.

7. The Virtual Instructor

Mixed Medium Drawing Channel

If you’d like a channel that is quite broad and can teach you loads of methods from charcoal to pencil to acrylic painting, then this one is the go-to. This channel has been around for ten years! And they’re still posting regularly. Needless to say, there is a sh*t tonne of videos here.

8. Art With Flo

Digital Drawing Channel

This is a super cool channel with loads of tutorials from the usual guide on how to draw portraits, all the way through to how to actually use these digital drawing tools for the best results.

9. James Julier Art Tutorials

Digital Drawing Channel

James Julier has lots and lots and lots of tutorials for iPad and Procreate. He goes through texture, different subjects — landscape, portrait, etc. — and he gives a good rundown of the tech required and how to use it.

That’s a wrap, folks. We wish you happy drawing and we would absolutely love you to share any cool work you produce with us! You can chat to me (Steph) on Instagram at @splatrsart.

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