Are you interested in learning how to draw, but do not have the time to take a physical class? You can learn at your own pace and when you have moments to spare thanks to awesome YouTube videos. These channels and tutorials take you from the basics to the more difficult subjects.
Whether you want to expand your creativity with a new skill or simply find drawing to be therapeutic, these options are ideal for beginners. If you were not born with artistic talent, then grab your materials, have a seat, and get ready to create your first masterpiece.
The Fine Art – Tips YouTube channel has a wonderful array of drawing tutorials. From people to places to things, you can learn to draw most anything that interests you.
The artist who provides the tutorials is Leonardo Pereznieto. He has been awarded prizes such as The Mozart Prize for the Arts (sculpture) and the Gold Medal, Italy Award for Visual Arts. His work is displayed in museums and galleries around the world.
Fine Art – Tips has a helpful section that teaches you the basics of drawing. You can learn about shading and shadows or one-point perspective. You can also check out the tutorial with tips for drawing better overall based on a line.
You will find almost 60 videos in this category that include everything from portraits to figures to body parts like ears and hands. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and the artist explains the reasons for his process, which is helpful for future drawings.
The landscape tutorials go a little further by using different tools such as a pencil, fountain pen, colored pen, and paintbrush. The scenes take you from a simple tree to snowy mountains to a distant castle. Escape to a serene lake, visit a dark forest, or take a hot air balloon ride with this great collection of drawing videos.
If reptiles, sea creatures, insects, and furry, four-legged animals interest you, then this is the collection you need. You will find over 80 tutorials that use pencil, watercolor, Chinese ink, and markers for unique creations. You can learn to draw a baby crocodile, killer whale, metallic grasshopper, or prancing horse in just minutes.
Do you love cars? Fine Art – Tips has a handful of tutorials for this category. Choose from a Ferrari, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, or Shelby Cobra. Some videos use color to make that sweet ride really stand out.
If you would like to draw something out-of-the-ordinary, check out the tutorials in this section. From a basic sphere illusion to an amazing 3D dragonfly, try your hand at a distinctive type of drawing.
Art of Wei is another terrific YouTube channel for drawing tutorials. You can learn to draw figures and portraits, animals and anime, or objects and illusions.
Wei Ho is the artist who provides the tutorials for Art of Wei. He has done animations, concept designs, and 3D modeling. And, his works have been featured in movies such as The Chronicles of Riddick and The Mummy 3.
This helpful collection of tutorials is perfect if you are truly just learning to draw. The videos show you the basics of using pencil for drawing lines, curves, objects, and shadows. As with Fine Art – Tips, Art of Wei offers easy-to-follow instructions and explanations throughout the drawing process.
From Marilyn Monroe and David Beckham to characters and superheroes, this category offers portrait tutorials that use photos as the models. You will find 40 videos to choose from, so there is something (or someone) for every interest.
If you would like to concentrate on specific facial features or even figures in action, you will find a dozen tutorials for that here. Learn to draw an eye, nose, lips, hands, and hair. Or challenge yourself with figures in motion like Cristiano Ronaldo kicking or Steph Curry dribbling.
10. Animals and Fish
Art of Wei offers an animals section, although not as broad as the one from Fine Art – Tips, there is still a nice collection. You can choose from a fierce lion, cute panda, or tiny goldfish. Or take on a Tyrannosaurus Rex, King Kong, or a dragon from Game of Thrones.
For items that do not fall into another category, check out the five Odd Things tutorials. You can learn to draw a realistic water drop, shiny chrome ball, or perky Peppa Pig. You will also find an optical illusion triangle as well as steps.
12. Manga and Anime
If you want to draw Naruto and Gaara, or Subaru Natsuki, Emilia, and Rem from Re:Zero, then head to the Manga and Anime video section. These drawings are a bit more complicated than the others, but use photos like the portrait tutorials, which are helpful.
13. Timed Challenges
When you feel like you are ready to move onto something more difficult, Art of Wei offers a collection of drawing challenges. The goal is to see how much you can draw in just a couple of minutes. Challenge yourself to draw Emma Watson and Clint Eastwood in just two minutes or Captain America and Scarlett Johansson in three.
Additional YouTube Channels
If you want to expand, keep honing what you have learned, and explore other drawing subjects, here are a few more YouTube channels to help.
- Art Channel
- Drawing & Painting – The Virtual Instructor
- Circle Line Art School
What Will You Draw First?
Are you interested in learning to draw your favorite character or celebrity? Or maybe a beautiful sunset or tree landscape is more your style. Whatever it is that interests you the most, you are sure to find it with these YouTube channels and videos.
Let us know what you want to draw first and why!
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