How-to Guides

On this page you can find how-to guides to help you learn how to draw and paint.

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People
How to draw people? If you’ve struggled in the past trying to learn how to draw a person, don’t feel bad, you’re not alone. How to Draw a Person.
In the initial four steps, I’ll show you the details of the eye and how to draw them. The eye has so many more parts than you think. How to Draw an Eye.
Learn how to draw 3D shapes by reading our latest blog. You’ll get the step-by-step guide so you can create the display to make it truly a 3D drawing. How to Draw a 3D Hand.
If you’ve always wanted to know how to draw faces this is your go-to blog. You’ll learn how to draw a face in just a few steps. How to Draw a Face in 6 Steps.
Braids have always been popular and they ease to draw, if you break them down step by step like I do. How to Draw Braids: 3 Different Styles.
I’ll share with you how I create a body drawing that’s easy and straightforward. To create these three drawings, I used the Professional Pencil Drawing Set. Step-By-Step Body Drawing.
How to draw a nose? We’ve developed these five steps. See what we did and learn how easy it is! How to Draw a Nose in Just 5 Steps.
With just a few simple steps, you can capture the charm of the anime eyes and start creating your own unique characters.  How to Draw Anime Eyes in 5 Easy Steps.
Want to improve your face drawing skills? Here are some must-read blogs that’ll teach you everything you need to know! 9 Blogs That Teach How to Draw a Person.
Learn how to draw a realistic eye with the help of Fiona from @fiona_aarts on Instagram. She’ll show you step-by-step how to create an eye drawing that’s so realistic, it’ll look like a photo! How to Draw a Realistic Eye with Fiona Badelt.
Learn to make 3 different realistic drawings of lips for your portraits. Grab your pencils and follow along with this step-by-step guide. How to Draw Realistic Lips Step-by-Step in 3 Different Ways.
Portrait drawing is something artists have been doing for centuries. Whether it’s self-portraits or portraits of others, it’s important to learn the basics of how to draw a face. Check out the blog and learn some helpful tips about proportion, shading and more for your portrait drawings. How to Draw a Self-Portrait Using Basic Theories and Practice.
In this article, you’ll get three examples of how to paint flesh tones with EverBlend Markers. Create Realistic Skin Tones with EverBlend Markers.
From the Renaissance devotional images, such as Dieric Bouts "Weeping Madonna", to Gustav Klimt’s "Freya’s Tears" of Gold, to Roy Lichtenstein’s pop art works that include women crying, artists have been portraying the tears of their subjects for generations. Tears help tell the story of the painting, convey sorrow and heavy emotion, and also bring tears to the eyes of the viewer. They are an important element you may wish to add to your paintings, making it well worth your time to master the art of drawing them. How to Draw Tears.
Animals
Recipes are fun to share and collect and even more fun when you illustrate them, especially if the recipe is one for Thanksgiving Day turkey. If you’re thinking about sharing your turkey recipe and would like to add a hand-drawn illustration to accompany it, you’ll want to know how to draw a turkey that looks good enough to eat. Or, you may just want to draw a cute turkey in your sketchbook as a reminder of a wonderful holiday meal. Whatever the reason, you can draw a turkey step by step with this guide and video. Once you’ve read through the guide and watched the video, you’ll be prepared to draw a mouth-watering Thanksgiving turkey! How to Draw a Thanksgiving Day Turkey.
How to draw a dragon? Dragons are fantastic creatures. Some are friendly, while others are fierce. They come in so many shapes, colors, and sizes. All these things are what make them so much fun to draw! How to Draw a Dragon.
Do you want to learn how to draw a dog? See how to draw a dog step by step with easy-to-follow pictures that will take you through the process. How to Draw a Dog in 4 Easy Steps.
Using colored pencils and a step-by-step video, this blog about how to draw a shell is all you need if you’re interested in drawing shell fish, seashells or shells within seascapes. Watch as the artist takes you step-by-step through sketching and coloring each of three different shells. Read the step-by-step guide. How to Draw a Shell Step by Step Tutorial for Beginners.
How to draw a horse? We’ve created these easy steps to draw a horse to help anyone who’s longed to draw one. How to Draw a Horse.
This octopus I’m going to show you how to draw was painted using Arteza’s Metallic Acrylic Paint-Set of 36. How to Draw an Octopus.
Do you want to learn how to paint a cat? See how to paint a cat step by step with easy-to-follow pictures that will take you through the process. How to Paint a Cat.
We'll show you how to get a realistic-looking palm tree and before you know it, you’ll be creating your own island paradise. How to Paint a Palm Tree with Gouache.
I've created my own way of drawing butterflies and with this little tutorial, I’d like to show you how I do it. How to Paint a Butterfly Step by Step.
How to draw a hand? We're here to demonstrate an easy process of making natural-looking hands. How to Draw a Hand Easy and Quick.
How to draw a shark? Our artist has created this mini-tutorial on shark drawing. So follow these, take your time, and learn to draw a realistic shark. How to Draw a Shark in 6 Steps.
Here’s a simple duck drawing you can do in minutes. It is a step-by-step guide to drawing a painting a cute duck that teaches how to draw a duck in minutes. How to Draw a Duck the Easy Way | Easy 9-Step Duck Drawing.
You’ll see how easy it is to draw this adorable little unicorn and add color with Arteza TwiMarkers. How to Draw a Cute Unicorn.
Here’s an easy way how to draw a fox. In 7 simple steps, you’ll draw and color this simple fox drawing with awesome results! Impress your friends and family with your fox drawing. 7-Step Fox Drawing For Beginners.
Celebrate Pride Month with a rainbow cactus painting. Illustrator, Jamie Kim teaches how to draw a cactus and paint it with watercolors. Learn How to Draw a Cactus with Jamie.
If you’ve always wanted to know how to paint flowers or improve your flower drawing and painting, we’ve got some helpful tips. How to Draw a Toucan in 7 Steps | Arteza Art Camp Day 1.
Create a realistic dolphin drawing using these 6 easy steps. Learn how to use watercolor pencils in this easy-to-follow tutorial. How to Draw a Dolphin in 6 Steps.
Here’s 5-step corgi drawing guide. Make this drawing now of an adorable corgi with this easy-to-follow tutorial. Corgi Drawing Step-By-Step Guide: Cuteness Overload.
Nature
We’ve put together this step-by-step guide to learn how to draw a mountain in hopes it will give you a foundation to take your drawing to new heights. How to Draw Mountains.
How to draw flames? The trick is to try to show the flames in motion while working within a static shape. How to Draw Fire.
Learn how to draw water in just a few simple steps. Using just the right amount of shading, you’ll be able to turn a simple shape into a realistic water drop. All it takes is a few supplies and a little patience. Read the post and try out the techniques. How to Draw Realistic Water Droplets.
Plants
There’s nothing quite as beautiful as flowers in bloom and many artists want to know how to paint flowers. To paint flowers, this article will give you the steps you need for painting three varieties, including the rose, peony, anemone, and a variety of petals using Real Brush Pens. Learn how to get stunning watercolor effects. How to Paint Flowers with Arteza Real Brush Pens.
Learn how to paint a pumpkin white using acrylic paint. Spice up your pumpkin painting designs with stencils for hand lettering to add a spooky touch. How to Paint a Bewitching White Pumpkin: Halloween Crafts 2020.
Hanging a wreath on your door at Christmas instantly adds holiday spirit to your home. We’ve added a fun twist to the traditional wreath by using wood slices decorated with Santa’s team of tiny reindeer featuring Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen, and of course, Rudolph. It’s an easy DIY project that’s sure to bring a smile to the faces of all those who see it throughout the season! How to Make a Holiday Wreath with Wood Slices.
If you’ve always wanted to know how to paint flowers or improve your flower drawing and painting, we’ve got some helpful tips. How to Draw a Realistic Rose.
Paint a beautiful lavender farm with this watercolor landscape tutorial. It includes written instructions and a video. How to Paint a Watercolor Lavender Field Step-By-Step.
We've created this pineapple drawing guide using the Arteza TwiMarkers. This is like having two pens in one, in an amazing range of colors. 8 Simple Steps For a Pineapple Drawing.
Get into the spirit of Halloween with this easy pumpkin drawing. All you’ll need is some colored pencils, some paper and your imagination. This is a great way to test out Halloween pumpkin ideas or make some fun art for the season. Read our latest blog post to see all the steps. How to Draw a Realistic Pumpkin Step by Step.
Objects
DIY Christmas tree ornaments add a personal touch to your holiday decorations as well as make wonderful gifts. And, when you get together with loved ones to make them, you can create your own Christmas traditions and special memories that will last a lifetime. How to Make Christmas Tree Ornaments.
The holidays are special times for families, with lots of gift-giving and togetherness. To make this year’s seasonal get-together something to remember, we’ve created a step-by-step guide for making a family tree . Whether you’re thinking of giving DIY gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, nothing is more personal than recording the generations of your family and giving that to a loved one in the form of family tree art. How to Make a Family Tree.
When I want to show a character with royal blood or one who’s wealthy, I add precious gemstones to hair ornaments, clothing, or jewelry. These beautiful stones immediately project, like no other accessory, the message that this person is important! When it comes to drawing gemstones, such as rubies, emeralds, and diamonds, it’s a lot easier than it looks. In fact, once you master the stone’s facets, you can design any gemstone you like! How to Draw a Dazzling Diamond Step-by-step.
How to draw a car? We’ve got nine simple steps that are sure you need for the confidence to draw this car and others in the future.  How to Draw a Car in 9 Easy Steps.
Knowing how to draw perspective is essential to artists. Here’s a guide that explains perspective drawing including two-point perspective. Learn How to Draw Perspective.
Chill out and create this cute ice cream drawing using Arteza colored pencils. I’ll show you how to draw ice cream. How to Draw Ice Cream with Colored Pencils | Arteza Camp Day 5.
Follow along with our easy 7-step guide to drawing a musical piano scene and recreate this colorful and detailed illustration. You’ll learn to combine a variety of techniques to create one harmonious piece of art. Grab your Fineliner pens today and let’s create together. 7-Step Guide to Making an Incredible Piano Drawing | With Video.
Mojca Novak has taken over the blog and is showing us how she creates adorable animal doodles. You can follow along with this helpful guide to add a touch of cuteness to any bullet journal, agenda or scrap of paper. Read the blog to learn more. How to Draw Cute & Easy Minimalist Doodles with Mojca Novak.
Make your own ooey-gooey slimes for spooky season with just a few slime ingredients and Arteza craft supplies. Fill your cauldron to the brim with easy, frightful slime creations. How to Make Spooky Halloween Slime Using Glue.
We’ve written this guide on how to draw a mandala as a helpful tutorial to teach the art of making your own now and as a future reference. How to Draw a Mandala.
Draw a cupcake step-by-step. Visit our blog and get an easy guide on how to draw a cute cupcake with our EverBlend Art Markers. After you read the guide and watch the video you’ll be ready to use these professional quality markers that come in a wide selection of delicious colors to make your own cupcake! How to Draw a Cute Cupcake.