In this tutorial, we’ll draw an angelfish—a small freshwater fish with a round body and elongated fins of a complex angular shape. This contrast makes an angelfish a true creative discovery for an artist!
Roses are very popular flowers, commonly seen as a symbol of love. They’re very difficult to draw, though—they’re made of many layers of petals. You need to add them carefully one by one, and then shade the whole construction. In this quick tutorial I will show you how to do it if you want to build your own rose from scratch, without relying on a reference. But if you want, feel free to check any of these ThemeKeeper Market references to help yourself:
Do you remember those color-by-numbers pages you used to play with as a child? You were provided with the outlines, and your job was to fill them with colors as they showed, to create an artwork the author had planned for you. It was fun without any stress!
Of all the mammals, grizzly bears are one of the easiest to draw—they are big and plump, with thick fur concealing the silhouette, and they’re plantigrade, so their legs are similar to ours. Moreover, their characteristic face with tiny eyes and a huge muzzle makes it easy to keep the proportions right. So, even if you’re a complete beginner at drawing, you can safely try drawing a realistic bear with me!
You can remember them from your childhood—Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck, Disney’s Robin Hood… All these walking and talking animals that are so human-like that you start treating them like humans. These characters are anthropomorphic: they’re basically animals with their bodies modified to resemble humans both in the way of moving and in their general behavior.
For me, a deer is the symbol of autumn—the time when the males of this timid species turn into the real kings of the forest, with a crown of antlers on their heads. Of all the deer species, my favorite is the red deer—not as big as a moose, but more regal looking.
In this tutorial, I will introduce you to the traditional process of paper stretching. There are a lot of tutorials and videos on the subject, but I want to take you through my many, many mistakes—ones that you can avoid—as well as teaching you how to stretch your watercolour paper.
In this tutorial I will show you how to draw a realistic fox step by step, without any reference. You’ll learn how to sketch the pose to avoid proportion mistakes, how to add proper anatomy, and how to make it look real with details. You can also use this workflow to learn how to draw other similar animals.
A spider web is one of the symbols of Halloween. It’s very simple to draw, but it takes a lot of time to do it well. However, you can treat it as a form of mandala drawing, to have fun and relax.
This tutorial is dedicated to selachophobia—the fear or extreme dislike of sharks.
Intricate geometric compositions created on a base of a circle, known as mandalas, have a deep spiritual meaning in Hinduism and Buddhism. They represent the whole of the universe, and they can be used as an exercise or for meditation. Recently, the basic idea of drawing a radial pattern has been also adopted by the Western world, as a tool for therapy or simply relaxation.
In this tutorial I will show you how to draw a realistic African elephant step by step from scratch. This tutorial is ideal for beginners. You’ll learn how to plan the pose, how to achieve the correct proportions, and how to add all the body parts and their details. It’s not as difficult as it seems!
Children love creating art. They do it intuitively, just pouring their imagination out with any medium they are given. It’s pure fun for them, nothing else. But for us adults, things are different. We care very much about the results, we have certain expectations, and when we fail, we feel bad. And why would we do something that makes us feel bad? So we stop creating at all, to avoid unnecessary pain.
Do you want to draw your own monkey? In this tutorial I will show you how to draw one step by step from scratch. We’ll sketch the pose, and then we’ll add body volume, the details of the face, and all the fur. No special skills required—the instructions will be very simple!