Ever wanted to learn how to draw? You aren’t alone. Many creatives yearn for that pencil-to-paper feeling that only drawing can satisfy. Not only is it seen as a fundamental part of design, but it can also help to improve focus over time.
“But where should I start?” You ask.
Simple. With a great tutorial of course! Check out this incredible assortment of drawing tutorials over on Envato Tuts+ Design & Illustration.
Learn the Basics First
You must learn how to crawl before you can walk, and drawing is no different. From important tips like how to work with traditional media, to essential guides on drawing faces, we’ve got you covered!
Follow these step-by-step lessons to kick start your drawing skills today!
Get into the right mindset before you tackle your next project with this fantastic series. Built as a mental exercise to get you through that creative block, this series walks you though the mechanics of drawing for great practice. Develop the manual skills needed to control your line work with these phenomenal lessons.
Need a simple break down of each drawing? Explore this vast collection of 100 easy tutorials to help you master the basics. From adorable cats, to mandalas and more, follow these amazing lessons for great results!
Beginner-Friendly Drawing Tutorials
With the basics out of the way, feel free to challenge yourself with more beginner-friendly tutorials.
Understanding human anatomy will help you go far. So one of the projects you should tackle first is the human face. Try it out in this comprehensive breakdown.
Eyes are the window to the soul. In this tutorial, learn how to build the basic structure of the eye before finalizing it with shading and details.
Roses are red, but they can also be a pretty big thorn in your side. Master this tricky flower with this brilliant step-by-step tutorial.
Perhaps cartoons are more your vibe. Learn the correct way to draw a cartoon face with this expansive introduction.
Essential Learning Guides
Have a little more time to spare? Check out these learning guides for more great lessons.
Explore the tools of the trade with this beginner series. Instructor Tracey Butler introduces you to the wonderful world of pencils, pastels, and charcoals. Challenge yourself to learn how to experiment and develop your style.
Ever wanted to draw your own comic or cartoon? Join Carlos Gomes Cabral as he takes you along the journey of drawing cartoons from start to finish. Learn how to create movement and action and enjoy countless fundamental tips in this helpful series.
Just like humans, animals have their own anatomy you must thoroughly study and practice drawing. So in this series, instructor Monika Zagrobelna breaks down the complex muscle and skeletal structures of various animals and wildlife.
As you voyage into more advanced territory, you’ll learn that texture is an essential component to understanding realism. In this series, Monika Zagrobelna shows you how to draw animal fur, natural textures, and even clothing!
Love industrial design? From awesome motorcycles, to massive trucks and more, join James Butler as he shows you how to draw complex vehicles from scratch.
In Depth Video Courses
For more in depth coverage of essential drawing techniques, head on over to the Courses section of Envato Tuts+ Design & Illustration. Here you’ll get access to over a thousand brilliant courses, including some amazing drawing tutorials. Check out a few below dedicated to developing your drawing skills.
Pointillism is the art of using small dots to create shade and texture. And you can create a beautiful pointillism portrait with this detailed course. Learn how to get comfortable drawing with a pen first before tackling the freehand sketching and easy transfer techniques.
Back at it again with a cool cartoon tutorial! In this course, Justin Dike introduces you to the basics of cartooning by taking on several fun projects. Perfect for beginners, these videos will make you want to try your hand at drawing basic cartoon heads and backgrounds.
Anatomy and perspective go hand in hand when understanding how to draw. And now that you’ve drawn a couple of animals, why not try drawing them at different perspectives? In this course, expert Monika Zagrobelna shows you how with several insightful videos. Learn to draw cubes and spheres first before tackling the real thing.
Digital drawings are dominating illustrative design. And this technique is a great alternative for anyone experience difficulty with traditional art creations. In this course, instructor Kirk Nelson shows you how to draw digital portraits at several different points of view.
With a little patience and a lot of practice, drawing will get easier over time. Apply yourself by following these helpful guides and continue to challenge yourself regularly. Good luck!