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 wanna learn more about portrait drawing, check out my “Portrait Fundamentals Made Simple” course.
It’s a very beginner-friendly course that walks you through all the basics of portraiture, from constructing a basic head, facial proportions, drawing the features, and finally drawing a realistic portrait step-by-step.
Yes I would like to learn about storing images in my mind. I know I can do it by drawing by repetition but is there another way?
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?
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 🙂
Thank you for suggesting these warm-up exercises. I’ve got to try these more often.
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?
This is so very helpful, Ethan. Thank you
Mr.Ethan, thank you for the tutorials.You have given me a lot confidence.
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….!!!
Thank you Ethan, yet again a beautifully presented tutorial and the best advise ever. Great
Well done. I did benefit from your tutorial.
This is such an awesome video you’ve made. This will really help people practice their line work.
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.
very nice a d easy to learn thank u
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
Yes, of course I’ll try to help you draw portraits. I will try to keep putting out more lessons on the topic. In the mean time, have you check out my lesson series on portrait drawing? If not, you can check it out here:
First lesson – //mydrawingtutorials.com/drawing-realistic-portrait-1-of-8/
List of all 8 lessons – //mydrawingtutorials.com/category/portrait-drawing/page/2/
You should check out this free lesson series that I created. It’s specifically on how to draw realistic portraits.
Lesson 1: //mydrawingtutorials.com/drawing-realistic-portrait-1-of-8/
(Go get to all the other lessons, just change the “1” in the URL to a “2” and a “3” and a “4”… and so on)
Hope that helps.
thank o so much ..this is really helpful… 🙂
Awesome! I’m glad you liked it!
wow im loving this!