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40 Free Tutorials on Advanced Drawing Techniques

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The traditional form of drawing and sketching is a highly sought after skill. Develop your personal drawing abilities by following this collection of 40 great tutorials on advanced drawing techniques, including general theory, useful tips, comic inspired art and some methods for transforming your creations into digital format.

  • 1. How to Draw a Car

    Use a range of pencil drawing techniques to create an American classic, the Corvette. This tutorial from DueysDrawings.com covers the process from roughing out the initial outline through to shading with a range of tones.

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  • 2. How to Draw Hair With Naughty-Kitty

    Follow this tutorial by Naughty Kitty to gain some useful tips on recreating Manga inspired hair in a range of styles.

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  • 3. How to Draw Cute Characters

    Learn the tips and techniques in this Manga tutorial to draw a cute female character, paying particular attention to body language and facial features.

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  • 4. Tips for drawing hands

    Discover a range of tips for drawing hands, generated from the artist's own experiences. Techniques include foreshortening, drawing nails and finger shapes.

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  • 5. How to Draw a Ninja

    Start by sketching out the wireframe skeleton and work through this tutorial to produce a dynamic ninja character ready for action.

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  • 6. Traditional Sketch Rendering

    Swedish designer Mikael Lugnegard shows us his techniques for creating a traditional sketch render of a BMW car concept.

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  • 7. How to Create a Three Color Wolf Skull in Illustrator

    Use a Wacom tablet directly in Adobe Illustrator to trace a reference photo and shade the illustration with a range of hatch lines.

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  • 8. Inking and Coloring the Comic Strip The Brads

    Follow tips from cartoonist Brad Colbow to discover how to create your own comic strip.

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  • 9. Drawing the Human Eye

    Pay close attention to the anatomical structure of the eye and follow tips in this tutorial to produce a highly realistic sketch of a human eye.

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  • 10. Eye drawing tutorial by Lianne

    Follow this tutorial from Lianneissa.com to draw a detailed female eye from scratch.

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  • 11. A Pseudo-Sugar Skull: From Start to Finish.

    Create a highly detailed sugar skull illustration by following this expert tutorial, with details on the process from sketch to final digital design.

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  • 12. Comic Book Style Graphic Design.

    Discover useful tips and techniques while following this design process of drawing a stunning comic book style character.

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  • 13. From Sketch to Vector Illustration.

    Follow these tips on producing impactful digital creations starting from a hand drawn sketch.

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  • 14. Character Drawing.

    Follow this artist's personal recommendations and tips on creating your own characters.

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  • 15. Create Your Own Impressive Cartoon Character.

    Create your own character by following these tutorial steps, starting with a skeletal framework to build the cartoon features.

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  • 16. Sketching Figures with Lines.

    Although the site requires an account, this extensive collection of tutorials is extremely useful for anyone looking to improve their drawing skills.

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  • 17. How to Draw a Fashion Figure.

    Watch this simple video tutorial to learn how to use existing reference imagery to trace a fashion inspired sketch.

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  • 18. Figure drawing video tutorial.

    View this figure drawing video lesson with Matthew Achambault to gain a useful insight into life figure drawing.

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  • 19. How to Draw a Head.

    This useful series of video tutorials cover some highly useful tips for drawing a human head.

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  • 20. The Dragon Tutorial.

    Pick up some techniques in this dragon inspired tutorial that can be put into practice in your own fantasy drawings.

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  • 21. Leather Wings.

    Aimed directly at drawing wings, pick up some ideas and techniques for drawing realistic wing frameworks.

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  • 22. The Human Body.

    Learn the stages of drawing dummy frameworks in order to produce realistically proportioned figures.

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  • 23. Pencil Sketching.

    Including a range of theory and practical advice, read this article to gather together some interesting nuggets of knowledge.

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  • 24. Drawing Hair in Pencil.

    Drawing hair is hard work, but these useful tips you'll be creating extremely realistic hair in your drawings in no time.

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  • 25. Drawing Hands Tutorial.

    A common difficulty in pencil drawing is the recreation of hands, pick up some great tips and techniques from this overview.

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  • 26. Drawing Detailed Hair.

    Follow this multi-part tutorial for more tips on creating highly realistic hair on your subjects.

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  • 27. Myth's Dragon Tutorial.

    This artist breaks down the process of drawing a fantasy creature into easily followable steps.

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  • 28. General Sketching Tips.

    Learn various sketching techniques in this tutorial, with focus on creating a great looking character.

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  • 29. Proportions.

    These five techniques will help get to grips with proportions in your drawings, an excellent roundup with plenty of tips.

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  • 30. Clothing Tutorial.

    Dress your characters in a range of clothing by following these practical drawing tips.

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  • 31. Step by Step Comic Book Creation.

    View the process of creating an awesome comic book layout in this article, starting with sketching and moving on through the inking and digital processes.

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  • 32. Inking Tutorial.

    Read through some interesting theory and pick up some highly useful tips in this multi-part inking tutorial.

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  • 33. A Look at Chibi Art.

    Learn about the Japanese form of art named Chibi, and how to create Chibi inspired characters with this quick list of tips.

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  • 34. How to Draw Caricatures: The 5 Shapes

    Pick up a range of tips in this article highlighting the basic theory and 5 shapes of caricature design.

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  • 35. Character Design Lesson

    Watch this character design video tutorial along with other lessons in the series to pick up more useful design tips.

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  • 36. Drawing Manga Clothing

    Discover some interesting tips for drawing Manga inspired clothing and fabric.

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  • 37. Manga Strip Tutorial

    View the process of creating a complete Manga comic strip using traditional tools.

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  • 38. Facial Aging

    Log in and learn tips and techniques to accurately draw people of various ages in this detailed tutorial.

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  • 39. How to Draw Ears

    View this great collection of slides to learn useful tips to accurately draw the human ear.

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  • 40. Pencil Shading Techniques

    Learn the various techniques of creating tone with this roundup of pencil shading methods.

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