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10 Sites That Will Teach You How To Draw

by Saikat Basu on Jul 9, 2010 3:31 

10 Sites That Will Teach You How To Draw

how to drawThey say that there are two skills that most humans wish they were born with. The first – to sing and play in tune; the second – to draw with ease. Unfortunately, most of us can only stare with envy as some of the blessed ones give voice to their talents.

I could never hold a tune, but to a moderate degree I succeeded in holding a brush and palette. I never reached the artistic heights of a Picasso or anywhere remotely close, but I did well enough to breeze through Biology’s vertical sections and sundry anatomical illustrations. The art classes that I took certainly helped to shore up my understanding of symmetry and perspective.

Let’s take computer art. Photoshop and Illustrator can help just that much with their tools and filters. It’s the same with user-friendly drawing apps. To take it to the next level, a good drawing hand is essential. And it’s never too late to dust off the years and take up lessons on how to draw. Think of the web and these websites profiled below as your free online drawing and art class. Brush up your skills.

How to Draw It

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How to Draw it is a simple site but with lots of lessons. From the kid who is just beginning to take up the art to the guy who needs to go back to the basics, the lessons cover all. The beginner lessons are composed of 10 exercises from shading to use of watercolors. The fundamental concepts will require a lot of reading, but it’s worth that for understanding how creative art comes together. For instance: the laws behind good composition.

The specialty of the site seems to be the lessons that show how to draw different kinds of animals easily.

Drawspace

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Drawspace is definitely one of the best sites you could go to for learning how to draw and sketch. The person behind the site is Brenda Hoddinott. It’s not only the variety of things you can learn to draw or the well supported discussion board on the site. It’s also the layout of the site where you can jump straight to your skill level (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced) or choose a particular skill from the dropdown. Then there is the Gallery of finished art to…

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