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Character Drawing & Design Lessons

Like to doodle? This series of online courses will help you to advance your character drawing skills. You’ll learn about the anatomy and gestures that make an image believable and accurate, along with specialized drawing styles like pinups, wild west, and more. Get lifetime access to all 11 courses in The Awesomer Shop.

Drawing with String

Drawing with String

Artist Dr.Bks Varma shows off a remarkable drawing technique, in which he takes a cotton thread saturated in india ink, and uses its tip to draw solid lines, and its edge to create feathered shading. Watch him create another string and ink portrait here.

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Learn to Paint and Draw

Hone your artistic skills with this series of six online courses that include drawing and painting in various different medium, along with lots of tips and techniques. You’ll learn about composition, color, shading, as well as working with oils, acrylics, and watercolors.

Horizon Ruler

Horizon Ruler

This stainless steel tool helps draw circles, arcs, and straight lines, and can also measure. It combines a protractor, straight edge, T-square and compass functions, and can measure in inches, centimeters, picas, and pixels. It packs neatly in your wallet alongside your credit cards.

Helix Circle Maker Tool

Helix Circle Maker Tool

Want an easy way to draw perfect circles? This handy art tool features a rotating interior disc with pre-marked locations for circles up to 6″ in diameter. Simply place your pen or pencil into one of the holes, and spin. The exterior markings double as a 360º protractor, so you can easily draw precise arcs too.

Electric Eraser Drawing

Electric Eraser Drawing

dP Art Drawing loves to experiment with many different drawing techniques. Recently, he decided to create an image by covering a background with charcoal powder, then revealing its subject using an electric eraser. The second drawing achieves more subtle shading with an ordinary 50 cent eraser though.

Ambidextrous Drawing

Ambidextrous Drawing

Detroit lawyer and artist Colin Darke not only can draw well, but has the rare ability to do it with both his left and right hands. But he doesn’t just use them one at a time, he draws with both hands at the same time. Check out his Instagram for more time-lapse videos of his work.

Compass Starry Night

Compass Starry Night

Vincent van Gogh’s painting Starry Night is famous for its swirly brushstrokes. Rather than replicate the painterly style of the original, dP Art Drawing copied the design with rulers, french curves, and a compass, resulting in a geometrically-structured interpretation. She used gel pens on black paper to make the colors pop.

Dots & Lines

Dots & Lines

This playful pair of books from Flipboku is packed with fun drawing activities. The first book, Dots, has dot-to-dot puzzles which form six professionally-illustrated cartoon animations when complete. The second book, Lines, offers up six brain-bending animated optical illusions.

Rick and Morty 3D Pen Sculpture

Rick and Morty 3D Pen Sculpture

We’ve played around with those 3D drawing pens, and generally just end up with a blobby mess. But 3D Pen Lab is an expert at this creative tool, cranking out some pretty amazing sculptures with the device, like this smooth image of Rick and Morty. It’s creepy as hell during the build process, but the finished result is amazing.

Rockstar Ruler

Rockstar Ruler

Rock out with your French curve out. Designer Mike Vaiksaar’s clever drawing tool for Suck UK makes geometry so much more fun, packing a protractor, set square, arc tool, and other useful stencils into the shape of an electric guitar. Available for order soon.

Drawing Fundamentals Bundle

Pay what you want for this bundle of nine courses which will help you build your illustrative skills. By the end, you’ll know how to get the most out of ballpoint pens, colored pencils, pastels pencils, and more, while drawing everything from landscapes, to skulls, to comic book superheroes.

Drawing Portraits with a Compass

Drawing Portraits with a Compass

Artist DP Truong shows off her mad compass skills as she creates a detailed portrait by drawing hundreds of concentric circles and varying the pressure of his pen to create shades of grey. Here’s another one of her images celebrating the collab between Son Tung, Snoop Dogg, and Madison Beer.

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The Fundamentals of Drawing

Sharpen your pencils, and learn to draw accurate human figures, comic book characters, faces, pets, still life images, and more with this extensive bundle of online art training. Another great bargain from The Awesomer Shop.

Drawing Every Iron Man Suit

Drawing Every Iron Man Suit

James Raiz aka TheBoxOfficeArtist pays tribute to Tony Stark and his massive collection of armor by illustrating all of his suits in one image. He spent about 24 hours on this masterpiece of Marvel fandom, condensed down to a 14 min time-lapse. You can buy prints on his website.

LED Tracing Pad

It used to be that artist’s lightboxes were big, clunky things. Now, thanks to modern LED and optics tech, they’re thin and portable. This one has a 12″ x 8.5″ surface, perfect for tracing images onto letter-sized paper. Save 49% in The Awesomer Shop.

MagCon Drawing Tools

MagCon Drawing Tools

These smartly-designed tools make it easy to crank out straight lines, circles, grids, and other smooth and consistent drawings. The complete set consists of a straightedge and a curved arm, and a swiveling base. Available in aluminum or stainless steel.

Wacom Cintiq 16

Wacom Cintiq 16

Wacom’s entry-level Cintiq 16 has a 15.6″ 1080p non-touchscreen display. It has an anti-glare parallax coating to mimic the look and feel of paper. It comes with the Pro Pen 2, which has 8,192 levels of sensitivity, low activation force and tilt recognition.

Black 3.0 Paint

Black 3.0 Paint

Stuart Semple’s Culture Hustle is known for making the pinkest pink paint available. He sells it at an affordable price too. Now he’s helping make the blackest commercially available black paint, and wants everyone to get their hands on it as well.

iskn Slate Repaper Graphics Tablet

iskn Slate Repaper Graphics Tablet

iskn’s Slate Repaper is a graphics tablet that lets you use real pens and paper. It comes with a magnetic ring that you put around your pen of choice to capture your strokes, and offers pressure sensitivity. It can be used with PCs or mobile devices. Drops 2019 for $200.

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Polar Drawing Machine

Polar Drawing Machine

ft Robotics shows off a nifty Arduino Mega and Fischertechnik based plotter. Unlike other drawing machines which are driven by cartesian coordinates, this one uses polar coordinates. It draws by moving a pen along one axis, while a turntable rotates beneath its retractable pen.

Drawing a Realistic Fried Egg

Drawing a Realistic Fried Egg

Artist Marcello Barenghi presents a time-lapse video of him creating a photorealistic image of a fried egg using colored pencils, paints, and airbrushing. The simulated shine is so impressive that we want to grab a fork right now and poke it into our screen. Breakfast time!

CuttleLola Electric Dotspen

CuttleLola Electric Dotspen

This unique writing instrument allows artists to draw with a stippling technique without having to constantly raise and lower the pen. The rechargeable pen vibrates its tip rapidly to drop dots of ink onto the page. Reduced price available for a limited time from Massdrop.

Amazing 3D Pen Creations

Amazing 3D Pen Creations

Artist Dutch exp shows us how he uses a 3D printing pen (in this case a Myriwell Pro) to create amazing full color replicas of characters from pop culture, including Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star, Q*Bert, Pac-Man, Sonic, Olaf, and Rick Sanchez.

Da Vinci Eye Drawing App

Da Vinci Eye Drawing App

This mobile app makes learning to draw a lot easier and more fun. It uses your phone’s camera so you can overlay an image that you want to copy or use as a template and then sketch over that in real-time. It’s available for both iOS and Android.

Sand Drawing Robot

Sand Drawing Robot

Ivan Miranda made a robot that can draw images on sand by etching one line at a time. It does take its time, and it would be nice if he could make it more portable and freewheeling, but it’s still a neat build. Skip to 1:40 to see the robot in action.

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