Great drawing tutorial sites
- by Tracey Grady
- in Uncategorised
- posted July 9, 2008
The internet is a fantastic resource if you want to improve your Photoshop or Illustrator skills. These days there is a big range of quality sites devoted to tutorials for major graphics software. I thought it was time to look at what’s available online for people who want to get back to basics and brush up on their drawing technique.
Drawspace houses a massive collection of tutorials for beginners through to experienced illustrators. The scope of the classes is impressive. You must register (which is free) to view most of the modules. There is also a forum to showcase your work or others who inspire you.
A blog devoted to illustration and tutorials. There are some good ideas for drawing projects here, as well as useful how-to articles on fine details like drawing facial expressions.
Illustration artist Von Glitschka produces tutorials on to produce his cartoon-style vector illustrations for various different formats.
Hundreds of male and female nudes in various poses for drawing reference. I especially like the (optional) grid feature for each pose. This site comes with a daily pose widget too!
More illustration tips can be found at the following sites:
- Only Pencil
How to draw realistic people and animals
- Tom’s MAD blog
Caricature and cartooning tutorials by MAD magazine artist Tom Richmond.
If you’re interested in learning how to draw for animation, this very basic site offers a crash course in the techniques.
- Veerle’s Blog: From Sketch To Finish
If you’re ready to turn your creations into computer graphics, Veerle explains in this post how she goes from initial sketch to completed digital artwork.
JenniferJuly 11, 2008 at 6:52 am
Great list, I actually just came across the illustrationclass site yesterday and blogged about it today. It’s superb.
I would love to have more time to do drawing, I’m starting to force myself to do a bit more in a notebook, just so I don’t forget how to hold a pencil, but these sites you’ve listed are great inspiration.
TraceyJuly 11, 2008 at 6:10 pm
I know exactly what you mean about needing more time to devote to illustration projects. Luckily for me, I’m about to start a six month contract which will involve mostly (if not entirely) illustration work – I’m looking forward to it.
JenniferJuly 13, 2008 at 5:05 am
That sounds terrific, Tracey. Good luck with it.
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George BarrJanuary 12, 2009 at 11:36 am
My drawing skill have much to be desired. The drawspace site looks ideal for the likes of me.
Thanks for the pointer.
Tracey GradyJanuary 14, 2009 at 3:15 pm
You’re most welcome! I hope you find some useful tips over at drawspace.
pligg.comJuly 9, 2008 at 7:02 pm
Great drawing tutorial sites…
A look at what‚Äôs available online for people who want to get back to basics and brush up on their drawing technique….