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NOW YOU CAN DRAW ONLINE!
Draw and color online and save to your desktop!
Get your start in art here by working on fun projects you'll enjoy! Don't worry, you'll learn technique and color theory and other cool stuff along the way. Most importantly, we want you to have fun creating!
Whether you just started drawing and painting or you are getting back to it. Expect to make some mistakes while you learn how to draw and paint and don't about it! You have to walk before you can run!
Fortunately there are plenty of easy to follow step by step art lessons on this site created by some amazing artists.
As you practice and learn about color and composition, your artwork will improve by leaps and bounds before you know it. You can do it!
Cool things you can draw with the art tutorial on this site:
- Greeting Cards: Draw a Happy Birthday Card for your Mom, a Father's Day card for your Dad or a "Get well soon card" for your best friend.
- Create a sign for the door to your room, or that upcoming garage sale.
- Enter a local art contest.
"Smart" also means you will can find out interesting things about what you are creating. Also, learn about the artists, the math, the science, and the history behind the art.
"Smart" in How to Draw and Paint Smart also means using simple step by step lessons that will show you how you can create just about anything you can see or imagine.
We all know art is fun!, but is art important?
Yes, art is important! We learn much about human history because of the art we created by those who came before us. Many of the world's greatest scientist were also great artists. Did you know that Leonard, Michelangelo and Donatello where artists before they were NinJa Turtles! The same goes for Raphael too!
Art is science: An artist learns to understand form and light and proportion.
Art is math: Artist measure, balance,arrange, and count
Art is history: We know most of our human history because of art.
For teachers and moms: If you have a class to teach, a home school curriculum to pull together or just love learning new stuff about artists, animation, art history, graphic arts, drawing and painting, you have come to the right place.
So What are you waiting for - Pick a topic and learn how to draw today?
Table of Contents
- How to Draw Online
- How to Draw Online - We've got online drawing programs, an online coloring pad, and online online drawing for kids and online coloring books with printable coloring pages.
- How to Draw Graffiti Letters
- Learn How to Draw Graffiti Letters!Plus Easy to Draw 3D letters, Learn How to draw bubble letters, drawing graffiti letters is awesome fun. Write your name in graffiti letters with these step by step lessons.
- How to Draw Bubble Letters
- How to Draw Bubble Letters. Draw Bubble letters step by step. This Graffiti Lettersdrawing art lesson teaches you how. Letter spacing and shading techniques are covered in this lessons. Pencil drawing, graphic design and lettering techniques.
- How to Draw 3D Letters
- Learn How to draw 3d Letters Step by Step. 3D block letter drawing tutorial. No special glasses required! It is an awesome feeling to be able to draw block letters that are ready to pop off the the page.
- How to Draw Flames
- How to Draw Flames, an easy step by step lesson
- How to Draw Cool Things
- How to Draw cool things step by step. Easy things to draw and fun things to draw when you're bored. Find 100's of drawing lessons at drawinteachers.com - Draw Dogs, horses, hearts, cool letters amd more.
- How to Draw a Heart
- Learn How to Draw a Heart, draw a heart with wings, draw a heart with flames, draw a heart with a banner. you can Learn to draw a simple heart shape and combine other elements with it.
- How to Draw Cars
- So, you want to learn how to draw cars. That's great! We're here to get you started. With some basic instruction and some practice on your part, you can draw the cars of your dreams!, Sports Cars, race cars, car caricatures, trucks and more!
- Make Your Own Birthday Cards
- Learn How to Draw a Birthday Cake so you can Make Your Own Birthday Cards, Birthday Bbanners or Make Your Own Birthday Invitations. If you want to make a birthday card for an adult like your Mom or Dad, you have come to the right place!
- Make a Birthday Banner
- Make a Birthday Banner! The trick is in getting the letters spaced out correctly before you color then in.. This lesson will show you how!
- Draw Geometric Shapes
- Learn How to Draw Geometric shapes, draw ovals, pentagons, octagons, stars. Can't draw a straight line? Artists' Secret revealed! I have been an artist for over 25 years and I can't either.
- How to Draw Animals
- Learn How to Draw Animals Step by Step, a growing directory of animal drawing lessons, how to draw cartoon animals, how to draw farm animals, and how to draw zoo animals as well as pictures of animals to draw.
- How to Draw a Dog
- How to Draw a Dog! Draw Cartoon dogs, draw a puppy, even learn how to draw dogs realistically step by step. Learn how to draw dog noses, dog ears and dog eyes with step by step lessons. Once you master the basics of drawing dogs, you’ll find the possibilities are endless.
- How to Draw a Cat, Draw a Lion, Draw a Tiger, Draw a Cartoon Cat Step by Step
- How to Draw a Cat, Drawing cats can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians. They loved cats! Big Cats too, How to Draw a Tiger, How to Draw a Lion with cat pictures to draw
- How to Draw a Horse
- How to Draw a Horse, Learning how to draw horses well is an admirable goal. Draw realistic horses or Learn How to Draw a Cartoon Horse in step by step lessons, draw horse head, body and legs
- How to Draw a Cartoon Frog
- Learn How to Draw a Cartoon Frog with these simple step by step instructions. This silly cartoon frog on a lily pad has a funny grin. and he's a pretty easy carton frog to draw! Check him out!
- How to Draw Dragons
- How to Draw Dragons! Learn How to Draw a Dragon, How to draw a dragon for kids, how to draw a dragon breathing fires, chinese dragon drawings and more step by step. Learn how to draw dragons wings, dragons tails and dragons scales. Once you master the basics of drawing dragons, you’ll find the possibilities are endless.
- How to Draw a Fish
- Learn How to Draw a Fish - Draw a cartoon Fish. If you've ever thought, I wish someone could teach me to draw a fish, you're in luck! With these easy steps and a little practice, you can learn how to draw fish and be able to create your own fish drawing!
- How to Draw Cool Cartoons
- Learn How to Draw Cool Cartoons Step By Step, One of our earliest introductions to art is through the world of cartoons. Bursting with color and energy, cartoon drawings magically come to life on our televisions, computers, phones and movie screens
- How to Draw Flowers Online
- Learn How to Draw Flowers Online Step By Step, leaning how to Draw a rose is a matter of mastering the layered look of those soft velvety petals, how to draw pansies? they always look to me like happy faces
- How to Draw a Rose
- How to Draw a Rose! Learn how to draw a simple rose step by step, Maybe you'd like to draw a compass rose or draw a pencil rose. These rose drawings, rose pictures and rosebud lessons about drawing roses will get you off to a good start.
- How to Draw Landscapes
- How to Draw Landscapes! Landscapes are one of many subjects an artist can seek to master. Drawing Landscapes realistically requires an excellent understanding of what you see. Seeing is key to everything in the visual arts!
- How to Draw People
- Learning How to Draw People is perhaps the most challenging subject an artist can seek to master. Drawing people realistically or as cartoon caricatures, requires an understanding of human proportion, anatomy and musculature.
- How to Draw a Funny Face
- How to Draw a Funny face, Draw Funny Faces, Easy Cartoon faces to draw for kids. Draw funny animal faces, Draw funny people faces, Draw a funny cat face, Draw a funny dog face
- How to Draw Heroes and Villains
- How to Draw Heroes and Villains! Learn how to draw heroes and how to villains. Draw godd Guys adn bad guys from the Chronicles of Thunderbirds Christian Manga Style Series of comics and animations.
- How to Draw Superheroes
- Learn How to Draw Superheroes with these great Superhero Drawing resources. Learn How to draw Marvel Characters. You can learn how to draw Marvel superheros and DC Comics Superheroes and more with these how to draw books. Draw batman, Spiderman, Superman, even Draw Yoda.
- Lindsay Cibos
- Draw Like Lindsay Cibos, creator of the award-winning three-volume graphic novel series Peach Fuzz about a prissy ferret named Peach, several instructional art books including Draw Furries, and the graphic novel called The Last of the Polar Bears
- Rod Cockle
- Art lessons by Rod Cockle at DrawingTeachers.com - How to Draw and Paint Smart!, Author and Illustrator, Rod is the creator of RodCockle.com, a destination filled with imaginative adventures for the whole family.
- Cheri Crawford
- Cheri Crawford, has always been drawing, since she could hold a drawing utensil, whether it was a crayon or magna-doodle. Cheryl 'Cheri' Crawford Contributing artist at How-to-draw-and-Paint.com
- Tim Hodge
- Art lessons by Tim Hodge
- Don Howard
- How a $10 art job changed a life! Don Howard Drawing Tutorials. Don is a talented artist of celebrity caricatures, cartoons, murals, and animation character design. Mr. Howard's career includes Walt Disney Studios, product design, public and private mural painting, and the world's premier online celebrity caricature business.
- Chris Evans
- Chris Evans, Contributing artist at DrawingTeachers.com As a child I spent lots of time copying from comics and books often to the exclusion of other activities but I never thought at the time I would one day make a career from it.
- Draw Like Artist Maja Thoenes
- Draw like Artist Maja Thoenes.
- Michael Thoenes
- Draw and Color for a Living! Art lessons by Michael Thoenes, T-shirt airbrush artist, sign painter, newspaper graphic designer, fine artist, 3D animation artist, portrait illustrator, corporate multimedia designer and graphic design artist.
- Draw Like Artist Starr Weems
- Draw like Artist Starr Weems. Being able to draw and paint is a learned skill that is a result of hard work, not a magical special talent that some people are born with and others are not. Sure, art comes more naturally to some people than others, just like math or reading, but the truth is that If you have the skill to write your name, then you can learn to draw.
- Pamela Wang Artist Instructor at DrawingTeachers.com
- Artist Pamela Wang, Instructor at DrawingTeachers.com, shares lessons on drawing and paintign techniques
- Draw Like Artist Nick Warren
- Draw like Artist Nick Warren. Nick has exceptional skills drawing realistic animals in pencil. Step by step drawing lessons show you how to draw a tiger, learn how to draw horses and how to draw dogs, as well as other animals.
- Dona Bonnett Photography
- Dona Bonnett is the owner of A Digital Reflection Photography & Videography. Dona is a photography and Adobe Photoshop instructor at Calhoun Community College and an active member of the Mississippi-Alabama Photographer Association (PPMA) and the Tennessee Professional Photographers Association (TPPA).
- Russ Sexton Photography
- Russ Sexton is an award winning photograher and photo artist. Russ shares some tips and advice about photo compostion, the rule of thirds, colour and using paths to lead the eye in your compositions, whether you're drawing, painting, or taking photos, Russ Sexton's compositon articles will help you create better pictures with a new insight as to what makes for an excellent image.
- Philip Craig
- Philip Craig, author of Chronicles of the Thunderbird, aka. Chronicles of Thunderbird creted the concept for this Christian Series as a forth grader. Draw and color characters from this christian comic book and animation series. In addition to being an author, Minister Philip Craig is also the program director of a local mentoring program that encourages young people to live good lives and work hard.
- David Hitt
- David Hitt's advice to young writers: Author David Hitt says, 'If you want to be a writer, write! Read voraciously to see how others do it, but write constantly so you can find your voice as a writer. The key to being a successful writer is learning to find your voice.
- Drawing Pencil Sketches
- Have fun Drawing Pencil Sketches, Pencil shading can create the illusion of depth in a drawing. There are a few simple techniques that will help you get the most out of your pencil illustrations.
- Grid Drawing Worksheet
- Grid Drawing Worksheet. DrawingTeachers.com has prepared this Grid Drawing Worksheet frame to use with the Drawing Worsheets below. Simply print out the pdf file and use a ruler and pencil to connect the 1 inch squares marked off in the frame borders.
- Drawing Software
- Drawing Software or Draw Software generally refers to vector-based drawing software. The big boys on the block are Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw. Draw Software also includes very capable and economical tools such as Zoner Draw and Inkscape which happens to be free.
- Free Drawing Lessons
- FREE DRAWING LESSONS online by professional artist at How to Draw and Paint Smart. with these FREE DRAWING LESSONS you can BEGIN DRAWING LIKE A PRO!.. It's a great place to learn the fundamentals of line drawing, sketching and how to draw cool things.
- How to Draw and paint Smart
- Contact How to Draw and Paint Smart
- Art Gallery Submission
- Art Gallery Submission to How to Draw and Paint Smart. The site for learning how to draw and paint
- Site Map
- Site Map, How to Draw and Paint smart. A simple listing of all the drawing lessons and pages at how to draw and paint smart.com
- Terms and Conditions of Use
- Terms and Conditions of Use, How to Draw and Paint smart.com
How to Draw Halloween Pumpkins
Learn How to Draw Halloween Pumpkins. This lesson features a video and simple step by steb instructions to help you draw a Pumpkin. You can make your own Halloween Cards or Decorations, get your start here!
Make the right choices as a beginining Photographer. Choose the right camera, accessory equipment you may need, learn about beginners digital photography with a step by step introduction.
How to Draw Bubble Letters
Draw Bubble letters step by step. This drawing art lesson teaches you how. Letter spacing and shading techniques are covered in this lessons. Pencil drawing, graphic design, lettering techniques.
Draw 3D Block Letters
Draw cool 3d letters that appear to pop out of the page. Draw 3d block letters step by step. This drawing art lesson teaches you how. Use the sample block letters chart to write your name in 3d letters. one-point perspective and shading are covered in this drawing art lesson.
Rule of Thirds - In Photography
THE RULE ALL ARTIST SHOULD KNOW! Composition in Art, Using the Rule of Thirds and applying the 9s! You have a fighting chance to get professional results if you understand the Rule of Thirds!
Draw American Flag Graphics - In Draw Cool Things
Draw your own American flag graphics and American Flag Clipart. A few easy tricks help you to know how to draw the American Flag. You can do it with thee easy step by step flag drawing instructions.
Draw a Cat Face - In Draw Cool Things
Here Kitty, Kitty, lets learn how to Draw a cat face!
The challenge with drawing cats is that they generally won't come when they are called. So it's best to catch them when they are sleeping. this is why in most of my early cat drawings, my cat had her eyes closed.
How to Draw a Box - In Draw Cool Things
Draw an impressive Cardboard Box! You can Learn to illustrate a Box! Impressive yet deceptively simple, the basic box is your key to drawing most anything boxy. you won't need a graphi c design degree for this lesson! You can make your box look 3D and you will have entered the third dimension of drawing. Amaze your friends with your new drawing expertise. One BOX to rule them all!
How to Draw a Crown - In Draw Cool Things
Crowns are usually made of a precious metal like gold or silver and covered with precious gems. Diamonds, rubies, emeralds, saphire and pearls. Crowns sparkle in the light and give the wearer a kind of halo that makes them appear somehow above this the common trouble of this world.
How to Draw a Red Rose - In Draw Flowers
Learn how to draw a simple rose, how to draw a pencil rose, how to draw an open rose... This lesson will get you started
How to Draw a Christmas Tree - In Draw Cool Things
Draw a beautiful Christmas Tree and then you can draw your own Christmas cards. You can also draw yourself some presents. Smile, Laugh, have fun, feel great It's almost Christmas again!
How to Draw a Cartoon Frog - In Draw Animals
Art Lesson: Cartoon Frog on a lily pad with these simple step by step instructions. It's Free and Fun!
Draw a Flag - In Draw Cool Things
Art Lession: Learn to How to Draw a waving Flag Step by Step, Starting with three simple rectangles, you'll be amazed at how quickly your flag drawing takes shape and looks like it is flapping in the wind.
Draw Flames - In Draw Cool Things
Art: Lesson: An easy step by step lesson. Once you conquer flames, draw a campfire or perhaps a heart on fire by combinig this lesson with the Heart Drawing tutorial.
Draw a Heart -In Draw Cool Things
Art Lesson: Cartoon Style Step By Step. Easy to Draw love Hearts. this heart is great for Homemade Valentines Day Cards! It's also a great thing to draw for Mom!
Draw a Dog Bone - In Draw Cool Things
Art Lesson: An awesome cartoon dog bone. Learn how to draw a Dog Bone in a few simple steps. Then shade your Dog Bone Drawing to make a look 3D.
Draw Teddy Bear - In Draw Cool Things
Art Lesson: Illustrate a Teddy Bear Step by Step, Great for Birthday Cards, Christmas Cards or just for the fun of it drawing. The name Teddy Bear comes from former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, whose nickname was Teddy.
Draw Clouds Step by Step - In Draw Landscapes
No more boring skies! Learn How to Illustrate Clouds Step by Step in this free online art lesson. Draw a cloudscape by adding the sun and coloringin a crystal blue sky. Did you know, clouds have their own appreciation society!
Draw a Star - In Geometric Shapes
Art Lesson: Learn to How to Draw a 5 -point Star step by step, you'll be amazed at how quickly your star drawing takes shape and you will use a wee bit of math in the process.
Draw a Star Shape - In Geometric Shapes
If you can draw the letter A, you can draw a star shape! It's Easy to Draw a Star Shape! A fun simple star shape lesson for kids.
Draw Skulls - In Draw People
A drawing of a human skull conjurs up all sorts of references, Hamlet, "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him."
Draw the Human Face - In Draw People
Sketch out a Human Face, What's not to love about the face? We see a heroic character, a glowing beauty, gruesome evildoers, and adorable little children.
Draw Mermaids - In Draw People
Learn How to Draw Mermaids! Mermaids have been a part of our sea-faring mythologies for centuries, all across the globe. How to Draw a Mermaid Step By Step Mermaid drawings of a Mermaid princess.
Draw an Angel - In Draw People
Angel Drawing Tutorial, This Basic Angel Design is a good start for beginners because you will be incorporating symmetry within your framework and basic shapes to establish believable forms. You will learn how to draw angels wings and more.
Draw a 57 Chevy Bel Air - In Draw Cars
Understand How to Draw a 57 Chevy Bel Air with these helpful 57 Chevy Pictures, Reference Art, Line drawings and Car Renders, The '57 Chevy Bel Air is an awesome car to draw. This car has tons of personality and attitude and is a testament to the times in which it was created.
Draw a Corvette - In Draw Cars
See How to draw a Corvette with Great reference images, line drawings, corvette pics and renders. The Chevrolet Corvette is a car that turns heads wherever it goes. The Corvette is sleek and powerful in its appearance and performance. It's a great car to drive and a great car to draw.
Draw a Lamborghini - In Draw Cars
See How to Draw a Lamborghini Countach with these great reference images, line drawings, lambourghini pics and renders. The Countach frequented the top 10 list for best sports car of the 1970's and 1980's.
Draw a Lamborghini Countach - In Draw Cars
Lamborghini Countach 3D Reference Rotator for How to Draw a Lamborghini Countach. View the Countach Drawing Reference in 360 degrees to find the perfect angle to draw from.
Draw a Dragon - In Draw Cool Cartoons
Sketch out a Dragon! Draw a fierce and funny fire breathing Dragons Step by Step. Amaze your friends with your ability to draw this medieval monsters
Draw a Bear - In Draw Animals
Sketch out a Bear Step by Step - This cute honey Bear is reminicent of the Bears Don drew when working for Walt Disney Studios. This Bear is construced from circles in the classic Disney style using shapes to create bear.
Draw a Puppy Dog - In Draw Animals
How to Draw a Cartoon Puppy Dog Step by Step. Whether you want to draw a collie, draw a pug or draw a chihuahua, you need to start with the basic body shapes before you move on to the particulars of your cartoon dog. drawing. You can learn how to draw dogs!
Draw a Rabbit - In Draw Animals
Sketch out a Rabbit Step by Step - The secret is all in the shapes. Get your bunny's shapes worked out and pop some ears on the 'wascally wabbit' and you will have yourself one fine bunny drawing.
Draw a Kangaroo - In Draw Animals
Sketch out a Kangaroo, Learn how to sketch this adorable Joey. Joey is what a young kangaroo is called. Drawing this cartoon Kangaroo... is great way to to kick start your art."
Draw Alligators - In Draw Animals
Sketch out Alligators Step by Step - Draw a Cartoon Alligator -The secret is all in the shapes. Get your Alligators shapes worked out and you will have a cute cartoon gator drawing.
Draw a Horse - In Draw Cool Cartoons
Illustrate a Horse, Learning how to draw horses well is an admirable goal. Learn How to Draw a Cartoon Horse in this step by step lesson, draw horse head, body and legs.
Draw a Turtle - In Draw Animals
Art Lesson: Sketch out an adorable Turtle - Draw a cartoon turtle. Whether you want to draw ninja turtles, draw box turtles, draw sea turtles or draw snapping turtles, there is something about turtles that is worthy of our admiration and our fascination.
Draw a Reindeer - In Draw Animals
Art Lesson: Reindeer - Draw a cartoon reindeer with this online drawing lesson by Don
Draw a Cat - In Draw Cool Cartoons
Art Lesson: Cat - Draw a cartoon cat with this online drawing lesson from by Don
Draw a Penguin In Draw Cool Cartoons
Art Lesson: Penguin - What could be more cute than a penguin, In this easy step by step lesson you will learn how to draw one. Great art lesson for Kids!
Draw a Whale - In Draw Cool Cartoons
Art Lesson: Whale - Moby Dick would be proud of this one.
Draw a Dinosaur In Draw Cool Cartoons
Art Lesson: Dinosaur - They Roamed the earth for a long time. They were big, they were awesome. Bring your own dinosaur back to life with htis drawing art lesson.
Draw Cartoon Cars - In Draw Cool Cartoons
Art Lesson: Car - Draw a cartoon car with this online drawing lesson by Don
Draw Lions - In Draw Cool Cartoons
Art Lesson: Lion - He's the king of the Jungle! Draw a cartoon lion with this online drawing lesson by Don
Draw a Caveman - In Draw Cool Cartoons
Art Lesson: Caveman - What could be cooler than a caveman with his club. My favorite caveman was Captain Caveman! Have fun drawign your very one Cave Dude!
Draw A Lily! - In Draw Landscapes
These beautiful flowering lilies come in a variety of sizes. These pictures of water lilies were taken at the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge in North Alabama.
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