Simple Dinosaur Drawings

Keep your simple dinosaur drawing small, say trading card size, and then make a page of them.  It’s the start of your own fun dinosaur collection. If you liked the brown paper and Sharpie paint marker look used in my fossil drawing project, then you’ll probably like this one too. It’s another reason to save and invest in those special … Read More

How to Draw a Fossil

Learn how to draw a fossil, and use some of today’s newer art materials to make the process as fun as possible. Paint markers and brown paper do the trick. Granted, these fossils drawn with some special art room supplies (paint markers) but if you can save for them, they are just THE most fun to draw with on any … Read More

How to Draw Grumpy Cat

Learn how to draw Grumpy Cat with my step-by-step tutorial. Luckily, he has some pretty distinctive features, like the dark rings around his eyes and his famous frowning mouth. Update: Sadly, Grumpy Cat has passed away. He will live on in infamy though, through probably hundreds of thousands of memes that borrowed his very memorable face and famous frown. Rest … Read More

How to Draw a Windmill

Learn how to draw a windmill … on a paper plate.  It’s in the style of Danish art, costs pennies, and makes for a great display. This clever idea to paint a windmill on a paper plate comes from Dream, Draw, Create. It’s another great alternative when you don’t have good watercolor paper to work with. I found these uncoated … Read More

Draw a Pagoda

Learn how to draw a Pagoda in this step by step tutorial. A great chance to practice curvy symmetry, with those very interesting roof lines. A pagoda is a tiered building that can be found in Eastern Asia. Some are temples, but some are built just to continue their architectural history. If you are looking for more simple tutorials like … Read More

Draw an Elephant, Step by Step

An elephant drawing step by step tutorial that keeps things simple, yet realistic. Great for when you need to write a report about this amazing animal. There’s also a bit of a perspective lesson in that the two legs that are furthest away need to be just a bit shorter than the front ones. A small detail, but important one … Read More

Draw a Mastodon

Expand your dinosaur drawing skills by learning how to draw a mastodon. They look a lot like mammoths, just with shorter legs, longer body and more muscles. If you like this tutorial, I have many more like it in my “Draw Dinos and Dragons” ebook in my PDF Shop. MATERIALS Download Mastodon Tutorial Drawing paper Black marker Crayons* *The above … Read More

Indian Elephant Drawing

I love how this elephant drawing for kids tutorial helps students fill their paper, and just focus drawing part of an elephant. This is probably one of my all time most popular projects I have ever shared. I think it’s because drawing half the body is so much more manageable for most students. It’s also a natural for crayon resist … Read More

How to Draw a Tree

Here’s how to draw a tree in nine easy steps. Once you see the pattern involved, your trees will look much more life like. Make sure the branches are skinnier than the trunk, with pointy ends, and you’ll be off to a great start. For some reasons, the students I had tended to draw trees that looked more like planks … Read More

Draw a Koala Bear

Learn how to draw a koala bear, and then add a baby. This may look detailed, but it’s really just one bear drawn in two sizes. If you’d rather keep things simple, just draw the larger bear and add more bamboo trees in the background. The point is to keep things fun, until you are ready for a new challenge. … Read More

Draw a Diplodocus

Learn how to draw a diplodocus, and keep his head and tail on one piece of paper. Even if he once was the world’s longest animal. This tutorial takes a different point of view by having the diplodocus rather stacked with his head and tail wrapping around his body. The original drawing idea came from a site called “Hello Kids”, … Read More

Draw a Squishy Caterpillar

Here’s how to draw a caterpillar with a guaranteed squishy look. Start with the spine, add lines for sections, and have fun connecting them. I saw it in a book years ago, and wish I could credit the genius who thought it up. It’s a great way to make a pretty realistic looking insect. Just be sure to draw lightly … Read More

How to Draw a Dragon

One of my pet peeves is a how to draw a dragon tutorial that is supposed to be for kids, but is really much more appropriate for teenagers or adults. I created this tutorial for our school’s multicultural week, and it worked well for kinders through even 4th graders. Your drawing may of course be completed however you like, but … Read More

Happy Mother’s Day Drawing

Here’s a Happy Mother’s Day drawing idea that could easily be adjusted for more siblings. Just add more babies on the branch. MATERIALS Mommy and Baby Bird Tutorial Watercolor paper* (the good stuff if you want bright colors) Sharpie marker, fine point* Liquid watercolor paint* Crayons* *The above product links are referrals. If you click through and take action, I’ll be … Read More

Draw a Triceratops

How to draw a triceratops in eight simple steps. My tutorial will help you figure out to create his odd shaped body and then place his three horns. The name ‘Triceratops’ comes from the Greek language, with ‘tri’ meaning three and ‘keratops’ meaning horned face. Make sure you get all those horns added. If you like this tutorial, there are … Read More

Draw a Dragon Head

Focus on the head for an easy to draw dragon tutorial. The legs and tail can come after you master that fierce face. Your drawing may of course be completed however you like, but I recommend that you try filling him in with two values of whatever color you choose. That means that you press hard to get a darker … Read More

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