What are the best online drawing courses?

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    #1Schoolism - Courses

    Schoolism - Courses
    Schoolism is a unique opportunity to learn from many of the best artists in today's art industry. Learn online and watch the instructors paint on top of your own assignments.

    $15- per month. Varies by plan.

    Ajay Patil
    Written on May 9, 2017
    "For some pretty decent fees, Schoolism offers quite a few interesting drawing courses. While some of them seem to be very basic; it can be well worth the $15/month. It costs $1 to switch courses (from teacher or topic), if you get bored or lose interest mid-session. The entire critiqued course can be a bit pricey... so be sure this is something you're interested in before signing up! "
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    #2The Complete Figure Drawing Course HD - Alienthink

    The Complete Figure Drawing Course HD - Alienthink
    The Complete Figure Drawing Course HD is a 77 hours training course spanning 225 lessons designed to teach art students on how to draw the human figure from the mind. 

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    $45.99- First 19 lessons, completelly free.

    Billy Coleman
    Written on April 29, 2017
    "It turns out that learning how to draw is easily accessible. With just a mouse click I learned how to draw the human figure just from these simple videos."
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    #3The Secrets to Drawing - Lynda

    The Secrets to Drawing - Lynda
    This course is built on three principles: shape, simplicity, and structure, combining drawing theory and practical examples with worksheets and drawing assignments.

    Free- With 10-Day Free Trial. Varies by plan.

    Mark Barnes
    Written on April 21, 2017
    "If you love to draw and are looking for a professional course to sharpen your skills, The Secrets of Drawing course could be a great choice. You can start with a free introductory course to learn the basics. If you want to open up your world to more education about how to draw, this is a great solution. "
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    #4Society of Visual Storytelling

    Society of Visual Storytelling
    Society of Visual Storytelling exists to teach, empower, and inspire visual storytellers. SVS create professional and affordable online art tutorial videos so you can level up your art skills no matter where you are.

    $14.99- Per month. Varies by plan

    Jeffrey Hicks
    Written on February 28, 2017
    "The Society of Visual Storytelling is a great resource to learn to draw. With classes like "Illustration 1", I can learn the basics, and advanced techniques of drawing, all online, at my own speed. There are so many courses I can take, the potential for learning seems limitless. I hope to become a better artist with the Society of Visual Storytelling. It looks great."
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    #5The Secrets to Drawing - Udemy

    The Secrets to Drawing - Udemy
    This is a comprehensive video and ebook course designed for people wanting to learn the core concepts of drawing.


    William Thompson
    Written on April 12, 2017
    "I always wanted to learn how to draw, but I never really found the teaching tools or art class with the right teacher to really help me. That changed when I found Udemy. Their 'The Secrets to Drawing' learning course was easy to follow and easy to get in to. The course being in video and ebook format meant I can take lessons wherever I was at since I always have my smartphone on me."
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    #6Drawing Basics - Creative Live

    Drawing Basics - Creative Live
    In this class, professional painter & illustrator Cleo Papanikolas shares fun, beginner-friendly drawing techniques that can turn anyone into an artist. This class will help you overcome your fear of the blank page and focus on putting pencil to paper so you can draw the way you always wished you could.


    Steven Guerrero
    Written on September 8, 2017
    "For the aspiring artist in search of a good online drawing class, Drawing Basics - Creative Live is a great choice. It is relatively inexpensive, and the course is led by a talented artist. Cleo Papanikolas will help you overcome the anxieties that new artists face, and help you learn at a pace that is comfortable for you. "
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    Skillshare is an online learning community where anyone can discover, take, or even teach a class. In these creative courses, you can find different ways to learn how to draw.


    James Carr
    Written on February 26, 2017
    "Skillshare offers you the ability to sign up without a fee, but with one, you can have access to over 15,000 classes. I only pay monthly charges but they offer an annual fee that will really save you in the long run! If you are searching for your workplace, and need multiple seats, you can even sign up a Team account for their services."
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    #8Computer Graphics Master Academy (CGMA)

    Computer Graphics Master Academy (CGMA)
    Computer Graphics Master Academy (CGMA) is a leading provider of online digital art education. Through their CG Master Classes and inexpensive Master Workshops, they provide comprehensive instruction for Concept Art, Illustration, and Entertainment Design.

    $699- Pay with installments

    Michael Medina
    Written on April 2, 2017
    "I am enjoying these online drawing courses at Computer Graphics Master Academy. They cover all the skills, from Photoshop introductory course to vehicle design course, I would need to land a good paying job. Love it."
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    Ctrl+Paint is a free learning resource dedicated to the basics of digital painting. Each bite-sized video covers a different concept, allowing you to learn complex subjects in manageable increments.


    Keith Reyes
    Written on January 21, 2017
    "I really enjoy this website because I don't have a lot of money for courses and it offers so many videos free. It's nice to be able to just jump online and find a video I know will help me in my drawing skills."
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    A website that contains a large sum up of video tutorials and helping-guides for drawing animals, parts of the human body, insects and natural landscapes. Learn a lot about drawing resources and techniques for free and in a very easy way.




    Kenneth Tran
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "I found the website Art-Work-Drawsketches while I was looking for tutorial about how to make sketches of animals, and I found an infinity of useful links. The website is very well made, and it has plenty of free content to download/watch. I suggest it to everyone wanting to have fun with drawings!"


Best What are the best online drawing courses
1Schoolism - CoursesCourse 18 Paid
2The Complete Figure Drawing Course HD - AlienthinkGames 14 Paid
3The Secrets to Drawing - LyndaCourse 12 Free
4Society of Visual StorytellingCourse 11 Paid
5The Secrets to Drawing - UdemyCourse 8 Paid
6Drawing Basics - Creative LiveCourse 7 Paid
7SKILLSHARECourse 4 Free
8Computer Graphics Master Academy (CGMA)Course 3 Paid
9Ctrl+PaintCourse 1 Free
10Art-Work-DrawsketchesArticles 0 Free

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