Draw a Running Rabbit

Add some action to your cute rabbit drawing with this one that is running through the grass. MATERIALS Running Rabbit PDF Tutorial Drawing paper Black Sharpie marker, fine tip* Crayons* *The above product links are referrals. If you click through and take action, I’ll be compensated a small amount, at no extra expense to you. DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for … Read More

Draw a Baby Lion

For a lion drawing step by step tutorial with super cute results, try this baby lion with an oversized head. Super easy and super simple to do. MATERIALS View and download Baby Lion Tutorial Drawing paper Black Sharpie marker, fine tip* Crayons* *The above product links are referrals. If you click through and take action, I’ll be compensated a small … Read More

How to Draw a Store

Here is how to draw a store, which children can easily turn into something for pets, candy, clothes, toys, etc. My experience is that young students, as young as five or six, love to buildings from their surroundings. Adding a very simple awning to a pretend store makes it a little extra special. MATERIALS Draw a Shop PDF Tutorial Drawing … Read More

Draw a Cement Truck

There are many ways to learn how to draw a truck. This tutorial is for a cement truck, which has a different type of back end. Cement trucks have lots of moving parts, but they don’t have to be hard to draw. An angled oval and maybe an extra wheel are all you need. If you like this drawing project, … Read More

How to Draw a Ladybug

Learn how to draw a ladybug with more detail than just a red body and some black spots. There’s a lot more to them than that. Mix a little science and art by drawing a ladybug with all her cool details. For starters, did you know her seven black dots are symmetrical, and her legs have sections and curved feet? … Read More

How to Draw a Shark

Once you learn how to draw a shark with this step by step tutorial, add some realism with a little watercolor paint. If you paint his top a shadowy black, and then the sides a watery gray, you end up with a very dimensional, and striking, shark painting. Make sure you have a good small brush and use just a … Read More

How to Draw a Cicada

Learn how to draw a cicada and then paint its fuzzy body and transparent wings. Simple crayons and watercolor do the job amazingly well. Cicadas are known for the loud buzzing that males make to attract females. I grew up with them in the midwest, and nothing said summer more than listening to cicadas as I fell asleep each night. … Read More

Draw 3D Buildings

This 3D drawing step by step tutorial is an excellent example of how to turn flat shapes into dimensional forms (as in squares into cubes). Once students learn how to draw these dimensional shapes, they can then create their own fun and creative cityscape. TIP: You could work with just blank white paper, but starting with a light grid is … Read More

Draw an Abstract Self Portrait

Looking for abstract self portrait ideas? Try drawing extra large features so you can color the different areas different colors. Instead of getting stuck trying to make the “perfect” eyes or nose or mouth, try generalizing those shapes, so you can spend more time on your hair and clothes. You’ll be left with a face with large closed shapes that … Read More

San Miguel Arcangel Mission Project

Make your San Miguel Arcangel mission project a special drawing, with the help of a step by step tutorial and some architectural drawing advice. Start by printing a dot grid on brown paper to help you draw straight lines, add a step-by-step tutorial, and finish with your best pencil crayons. All will support each other in making a precise drawing … Read More

Easy Unicorn Drawing for all Ages

To support the current craze, here’s an easy unicorn drawing project with step-by-step instructions. Best colors for painting? Rainbow, of course. Of all the tricky animal bodies to draw, I think horse-shaped ones rank near the top. With the bend and curve of the legs, it’s just plain tricky to get them to look right. The solution? A tutorial that … Read More

Draw a Cute and Easy Car

Let’s face it, Volkswagen Beetle cars are cute. Here’s an easy car drawing step by step tutorial to help you make one with it’s very unique profile. Note: Another reader just emailed me about how useful the guidelines (those dashed lines in my tutorial) have been for her students. They really help students place their lines more accurately on the … Read More

How to Draw a Gorilla

Here’s how to make a gorilla face drawing with a little attitude. If you follow my tutorial, I’ve found that even kinders can make a pretty mean looking work of art. Starting this drawing with a rounded rectangle will help you get that big head, no neck look that most gorillas have. Add a lopsided mouth and angry eyes and … Read More

Draw the California State Bird

Learn how to draw the California State Bird, who kind of looks like he has a little too much of everything – feathers, markings, etc. Also known as the valley quail, the California quail became the official state bird in 1931. As prized game bird, it is known for its hardiness and adaptability. If you need some help drawing this fellow, my … Read More

How to Draw a Sea Shell

Just in time for summer fun, a new tutorial for how to draw sea shells. Color them realistically, or with your favorite colors. When  you can’t draw from real life, try using this tutorial for drawing a few different types of seashells. After all, they are symmetrical by nature, and rather fun to add your own design to. If you like … Read More

Draw a Cute Mouse Face

This step by step mouse drawing tutorial is an easy way to focus on the animal’s cute face, and fill the paper at the same time. This series of animal face drawing ideas are based on a rounded rectangle, which is much easier to draw some other shapes. Circles and ovals tend to be lopsided when you are just getting … Read More

Draw a Koi Fish

If you’d like to learn how to draw a koi fish, why not take an extra step and learn how to paint him too? Watercolor and crayons are all you need. Use the transparency of watercolors to your advantage, when painting your koi fish. By simply creating an under layer of yellow, your fish will have a lovely golden glow. … Read More

Draw a “Wanted” Self-Portrait

Studying the wild west, or having a wild west theme birthday party? Learn how to draw a “Wanted” self portrait to imagine yourself in that time period. Start by using my included template to create the wanted poster background. Print the two halves on drawing paper and tape together to make an old-fashioned frame. Draw yourself inside, with the necessary … Read More

Draw a Parasaur Dinosaur

Parasaurs were herbivores and had large head crests they used for trumpeting. Here’s how to draw a parasaur standing on his back legs. If you like this tutorial, there are many more like it in my “Drawing Dinos and Dragons” ebook in my PDF Shop. Just click on the link or photo to learn more. MATERIALS View and download Parasaur … Read More

How to Draw a Velociraptor

A certain hot dinosaur movie may be creating some interest in how to draw a velociraptor. Follow this step by step tutorial to draw a pretty cool looking one. This guy is made from lots of curvy shapes, so I tried to keep this tutorial with as simple as possible, without losing any of his fierceness. After all, according to … Read More

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