What are the best resources to learn how to draw?

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    #1Proko channel

    Proko channel
    Instructional How to Draw videos for artists. These drawing lessons are approachable enough for beginners and detailed enough for advanced artists.
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    Edward Weber
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "This youtube channel is among my preferred ones, and I love watching its tutorials about how to make drawings. There are many subjects and topics covered, and it's always a very good source of techniques and styles to apply to your next drawings: check it, you won't regret!"
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    #2The drawing website

    The drawing website
    Think you need the talent to know how to draw? Think again! Drawing is like writing, like playing an instrument, like learning to dance,...like Kung Fu. In this website, you can learn to become a Master.
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    Jeffrey Cook
    Written on March 5, 2017
    " I will have to admit that my drawing talents are very limited, but this guide has given me hope. I've always been jealous of those with a natural ability to draw with incredible detail, but this website has taught me how I can learn to be a better artist. I just follow the step by step levels of skill that will eventually lead me to become like a Kung Fu Master at the Final Level!"
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    #3Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 drawing lessons from the creator of Akiko

    Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 drawing lessons from the creator of Akiko
    The graphic novelist Mark Crilley shows you step-by-step how to achieve an authentic manga style-from drawing faces and figures to laying out awesome, high-drama spreads.
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    Alexander Valdez
    Written on March 23, 2017
    "This book really helped me to develop my drawing skills! The book covers a lot of fundamental drawing techniques like perspectives and anatomy, but also delves into more specifics like characters and even how to draw clothing! Perfect for the beginner or advanced alike, this book is a good fit for anyone who needs to improve their drawing!"
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    #4Art of Wai

    Art of Wai
    This artist shows you how to draw anything the easy way. Full step by step drawing demonstrations with graphite pencils.
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    Joseph Hall
    Written on February 24, 2017
    "I could barely draw a stick figure before I tried Art of Wai. It was good at explaining fundamentals I lacked. I can draw good enough now that my kids think I am an artist. I recommend it for people who have never really been any good at art in general. I was very poor at it and now I have some confidence."
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    #5[TUTORIAL] How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students

    [TUTORIAL] How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students
    How to Draw Cool Stuff shows simple step-by-step illustrations that make it easy for anyone to draw cool stuff with precision and confidence. These pages will guide you through the basic principles of illustration by concentrating on easy-to-learn shapes that build into complex drawings.
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    Lawrence Mason
    Written on March 3, 2017
    "I love drawing in my spare time, and I love teaching kids to draw. When I work with students and we have downtime, I like to give them little art assignments. This book is full of helpful ideas I can share with my kids. This is easy enough to use with kids of all ages."
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    #6Easy drawing tutorials

    Easy drawing tutorials
    Learn to draw popular cartoon characters by following these videos and the step-by-step guides.
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    Jonathan Nguyen
    Written on January 18, 2017
    "I wanted to do a drawing for my kid nursery and the best tutorial I found is Easy drawing tutorials. You pick your character and there is a video to show you step by step how to draw. You also find a step by step in the same page under the video. I think this source works well because you can revisit each step at your own pace. There are tons of characters to choose from. Drawing is fun and simple with this tutorial."
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    #7Drawing with Jazza - How to draw

    Drawing with Jazza - How to draw
    Drawing tips and tricks applicable to any program or medium!
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    Gerald Harrison
    Written on February 22, 2017
    "Youtube allows you to learn how to do anything and drawing is no exception! Drawing with Jazza-How to draw offers 83 videos and is extremely popular with over 1 million views. You will learn drawing fundamentals and actual items you'd like to draw like Zombies and emotions. "
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    #8Dragoart

    Dragoart
    DragoArt.com is the world's most popular website for 'learning how to draw'.
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    Samuel Kelley
    Written on January 17, 2017
    "I am in love with this site!! I have always been an art lover myself but I can't seem to draw a straight line! This site has tons and tons of tutorials for every type of drawing you can imagine. It even lets you search for anything you might want to draw and categorizes them by level of difficulty. I'll be a Picasso in no time using this site!"
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    #9Drawing for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Drawing

    Drawing for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Drawing
    This inspiring book makes drawing in a realistic style easier than you may think and more fun than you ever imagined!
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    Alexander Henderson
    Written on February 18, 2017
    "If you are learning to draw, I have the perfect book for you. This book has a lot of good information. I have used it myself and it was very helpful. It has a lot of tips for new beginners. It will show you a lot of things you need to know about drawing. I would highly recommend. "
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    #10Positive and Negative Space

    Positive and Negative Space

    Positive and Negative Space is an article by Matt Fussell on The Virtual Instructor website that explains what positive and negative space is, and how this concept can help you paint better. The article also has a useful video that allows you to better understand this theory and tells you how to apply it to your own creations.

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    Stephen Romero
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "While its a good concept to learn for advanced drawing, it doesnt bold well for those that are interested in learning how to draw. Look elsewhere for beginner techniques on drawing as I found this one too advanced for novices."
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    #11[TUTORIAL] How to Draw: The Beginner's Guide

    [TUTORIAL] How to Draw: The Beginner's Guide
    This guide is for help those who really want to learn how to draw.
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    Carl Ramos
    Written on March 28, 2017
    "This is a pretty good, simple guide to learning how to draw. I needed some tips for my plan to do a bunch of nature sketches this summer, and this was really well organized and easy to get through. They split it up well so it's easy to do a section and then come back later."
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    #12[TUTORIAL] How to Design an Animal / Mascot Logo

    [TUTORIAL] How to Design an Animal / Mascot Logo

    In this video by DesignCourse Channel, they'll take out about a half hour to design an animal/mascot logo; specifically, one that's encased in an emblem. 

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    Karen Mitchell
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "I have used a few apps from and How to Design an Animal / Mascot Logo is another great addition. It really helps me pickup technique and skills I didn't think I would ever master."
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    #13Draw Cubes & Boxes Step by Step

    Draw Cubes & Boxes Step by Step

    How to Draw Step by Step Drawing Tutorials is a website for learning how to draw almost anything you can imagine, mostly because it teaches you the basics of a lot of different stuff. This post teaches you how to drive cubes and boxes, using little pieces of text (not too overwhelming) and example sketches. 

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    Daniel Black
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "I like the app for its simplicity, it's ease of use, and efficiency in accomplishing what its users want. It is direct, helpful, and I believe just works. I recommend it for those looking to start with drawing and to get the idea behind it, though limited in its scope."
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    #14Illustrator Tutorial: Process of Creating Mascot Logo Designs

    Illustrator Tutorial: Process of Creating Mascot Logo Designs

    In this video tutorial, you can learn how to make a mascot logo design with Adobe Illustrator. Seso shows you with a practical example the working process step by step from draft to final art.


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    Ralph Nichols
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "I have created some amazing logos thanks to this. I always thought I was a bad artist, but this just proves me wrong. I'm actually somewhat proud of most of the logos I've created."
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    #15[TUTORIAL] How To Design Characters - Design Contest Blog

    [TUTORIAL] How To Design Characters - Design Contest Blog

    In this Design Contest article, they teach you the best way that how to design simple and charismatic characters with a few useful concept level tips.


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    Sharon Liang
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "My daughter loves to draw (and voice) cartoon characters. She checked out the How to Design Characters article from Design Contest Blog. It really helped her make cute, simple characters that she loves to draw. Definitely a good site for beginning cartoonists."
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