Some artists say that drawing people is one of the hardest skills to master. But it doesn't have to be that way! No matter if you are a novice or an experienced artist, you can use this collection of people drawing tutorials to boost and improve your sketching skills.
Why should you learn how to draw people? There are many reasons. You might need to make a sketch for an art class or another school assignment.
Maybe you desire to have a career in the arts, perhaps in graphic design or animation. Or maybe you just enjoy drawing and you want to share your artwork with your friends.
Whatever your artistic goals may be, our easy people drawing tutorials can help you reach them. Drawing realistic portraits or cartoon characters doesn't have to be difficult.
We break the process down into a series of easy lines and shapes that anyone can master. Just look for the lines that are added in each step, and copy them on your own paper.
You'll also need an eraser. Why? Many of our people drawing guides employ guide lines - often circles, curved lines, or geometric shapes that help you get the contours just right but are not part of the finished drawing. Once they've accomplished their purpose, you'll be instructed to erase them.
Helpful tip: You can give your completed pencil drawings a professional touch by going over the final outline with a pen or marker. Then, color and shade your drawing.
Learn to draw your favorite cartoons or grow your skills to create your own original character - the choice is yours, and there are no limits to what you can imagine.
Postmen and postwomen work hard to deliver the mail we send and the packages we order. You can show appreciation for your local delivery person when you make a thank-you card using this easy drawing tutorial.
Sometimes, we are not able to hug our loved ones because they live far away or we need to avoid spreading germs. But a paper hug can go where you can't go! Master this drawing and send a paper hug to someone you love today.
"This is awkward. Not you're awkward, but just cause we're... I'm awkward. You're gorgeous. Wait, what?" - Anna. You don't have to feel awkward about your drawing skills. Spend some time with Anna, and the result will be a fabulous princess portrait!
Hut, hut, hike! Get ready for the Superbowl or your hometown Friday night lights when you draw this American football player in action. What role will you assign him - quarterback, running back, or linebacker?
Feel the chill of the ice hockey stadium as this determined hockey player goes for the goal. Remember, “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” -Wayne Gretzky, Canadian hockey player.
"I want to see the world, and not just through a window." -Rapunzel. If lockdowns ever get you down, you've got a lot in common with this courageous Disney princess. Remember, you can travel anywhere with the help of a little imagination.
Do you need a superhero to save the day? Wonder Woman was originally made by goddesses from a lump of clay, but you can bring her to life using paper, pen, and ink. "Sometimes you can't see what you're learning until you come out the other side." -Wonder Woman.
"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." -The emperor, Disney's Mulan. Your drawing skills can blossom like a flower with the aid of this Disney princess drawing tutorial.
"I'm sure I'll get along somehow. Everything's going to be alright." -Snow White. You can adopt Snow White's positive attitude as you practice this princess drawing guide. Even if you make a mistake, everything will be alright!
Work those pompoms and root for your favorite team with this classic cheerleader. Color her hat, shirt, and skirt to match your team's colors, and draw one of our sports players, above, to complete the scene.
Express your faith or document history with the help of this drawing tutorial featuring Jesus. Various religions recognize this man as a prophet or as God's son. Even writers who do not believe in God have commented on the value of Jesus' teachings of kindness and similar qualities.
Mary was the mother of Jesus. She was a humble young woman who desired to do God's will. You can learn to draw their family portrait! Don't forget Jesus' adoptive father, Joseph, and his younger siblings.
Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. Do you know who was elected between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson? Use our presidential drawing guides to complete your history homework.
From the famous Albert Einstein to modern-day researchers, scientists work hard to make discoveries that improve our lives. What is this scientist working on - a new medicine, or a way to save the environment? He can accomplish whatever you can imagine.
You can learn to draw a lovely lady in a long evening gown. Simply follow the contours of this simple portrait drawing tutorial. Dress her up for prom, a gala, a ball, a wedding, or another special event.
Nurses help doctors treat the sick and prevent illness through vaccines. You can thank a nurse for his or her hard work today. We appreciate our essential workers and the long hours they spend helping others.
You've drawn many essential workers already - teachers, doctors, nurses, postmen, and scientists. Don't forget to add firefighters to that list! (Hint: You'll find more essential workers, including policemen, dentists, and pharmacists, below.)
Some revere angels as mighty spirit creatures who live in the heavens and help people in line with the will of God. The word "angel" means "messenger." Mary, pictured above, was visited by an angel. What mission will you assign to this one?
Some artists think that people are hard to draw; that's why we created this simple tutorial for beginners. Even if you've never drawn a person before, you can sketch this cute kid in just a few minutes!