Easy Drawing Exercises For Beginners

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So once again, I was going over the comments section and I saw this comment from one of our subscriber – Puja:

“Hello Ethan, my problem is the drawing, i cannot draw, i know how to shade… but to draw… what tip can you give to me for this…??”

Glad you asked, Puja!

As a beginner it can be very scary to stare at a blank piece of paper and try to draw a whole drawing. Most of the time you just feel frustrated and want to give up.

In this drawing for beginners video, I want to give you a few simple drawing exercises that any beginner can do to help develop your hand dexterity and drawing ability.

Think of them as training wheels – much like push-ups and jumping ropes is to a boxer – they will help develop your skills without making you frustrated… so that one day, you can drawing the complex masterpiece of your dream.

You can do these exercise as a warm up before you drawing… or as a daily training routine.

It’s up to you!

Simple Drawing Exercise To Help Develop Your Skills

If you like these drawing exercises, then you’ll really love my “Beginner’s Fast Start Guide” ebook.

It’s a PDF guide book where I cover all the basic (but essential) knowledge that every beginners should know.

We’ll go over…

  • Basic materials that you need for drawing and what you should look for
  • More easy-to-do drawing exercises to help you hone your skills… without being frustrated
  • Different types of shading techniques and what you should use them for
  • Common vocabulary & concepts finally explained! (Ever been watching a tutorial and hear a word you didn’t understand? Are there some basic drawing concepts that just confuses you? It’s all inside!)
  • And a whole lot more!

If you are just starting out or been out of the game for a while and is a little rusty… this is the perfect jump start for you.

It will get any beginners into “fighting shape” as quickly as possible… so you can start having fun with drawing.

This ebook is worth $27 on its own, but it’s not available for sale anywhere.

But if you purchase my Realistic Portrait course today… you can get The Beginner’s Fast Start Guide ebook as a FREE bonus.

Just go here and enroll in the main course and the ebook will be automatically waiting for you in the members area.

Click Here To Get The Beginner’s Fast Start Guide NOW

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Also, if you have any request for future tutorials, you can leave it in the comment as well.

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  • Joan

    Reply Reply April 21, 2015

    Dear Ethan,
    Thank you for the free lesson. I was so impressed, I bought all your tutorials. Now I have to find the time to practice. Just love what I have learned from the free tutorials so far. I wanted to go to art school, now I can do it in the comfort of my own home.

    Please keep me informed if you put out any new information.

    Do you have anything on water colours, pastels and oils?

    • Hi Joan,
      Thank you so much for all your support! I’m so glad the lessons are helping. I’m glad you asked because I am currently working on some new courses on painting. I’m not sure which will be released first (oil, watercolor, or pastels) but when I do, you’ll be the first to know about it 🙂

  • Kirk Howland

    Reply Reply April 19, 2015

    Thank you for suggesting these warm-up exercises. I’ve got to try these more often.

    • Margo Wright

      Reply Reply May 8, 2016

      Hi Ethan
      I am a beginner and am going on a trip with a local art Group shortly. They say to take a sketch book
      I really need to practice basic sketching for future painting. Do you have a video which would help?

  • Thesa

    Reply Reply February 24, 2015

    This is so very helpful, Ethan. Thank you

  • Manzoor Ahmed Hasrat

    Reply Reply August 4, 2014

    Mr.Ethan, thank you for the tutorials.You have given me a lot confidence.

  • aakash

    Reply Reply December 17, 2013

    please give a tutorial on how to draw faces….!!!
    I can draw the body in any pose and can even shade it…but i can’t draw the face….!!!

  • leigh

    Reply Reply November 7, 2013

    Thank you Ethan, yet again a beautifully presented tutorial and the best advise ever. Great

  • Annie

    Reply Reply August 20, 2013

    Well done. I did benefit from your tutorial.
    Thank you

  • Dominique Squire

    Reply Reply July 15, 2013

    This is such an awesome video you’ve made. This will really help people practice their line work.

  • Barabra Henderson

    Reply Reply December 19, 2012

    This just exactly what I needed. You explain things so well and make it so easy to understand. I can’t thank you enough for giving these lessons out for free. I’m going to tell all my friends about this site.

  • devi

    Reply Reply December 2, 2012

    very nice a d easy to learn thank u

  • Keith Smith

    Reply Reply November 25, 2012

    hi ethin whats up iam a artist up coming in drawing. Can you show me how to draw an realistic protrait form a picture because iam drawing for six years and i am still having trouble making my drawing like more real . i would like to try your drawing dvds sets. because iam trying to make a comic book ok later????????????11-24-12

  • sachina

    Reply Reply November 23, 2012

    thank o so much ..this is really helpful… 🙂

    • Ethan [My Drawing Tutorials]

      Reply Reply November 23, 2012

      Awesome! I’m glad you liked it!

  • valjean

    Reply Reply November 12, 2012

    wow im loving this!

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