Yes, Great Art Really Does Start With The Basics…

Are you ready to start learning how to draw and get serious about your art?

You know exactly how it feels to look at the blank pages of your sketchbook and feel…disappointed.

And you know the frustration of all those unfinished projects and seeing your pencils and paints gather dust in the drawers.

You’ve also heard that nagging old voice in your head that says: “You’re just not quite good enough”.

But it doesn’t have to be that way at all…

Here’s the first thing you need to know:

All those doubts? They’re not real.

And the second thing?

There is absolutely nothing stopping you from becoming an artist.

The links below will help make sure you get ‘good enough’ for whatever you want to achieve with your art.

Now that you’ve made the decision to improve, there’s no better place to start than with sharpening up your traditional drawing skills.

Introducing the Pencil Kings Traditional Drawing Series

Take action learning how to draw by focusing on your traditional drawing skills with these most popular lessons on the site.

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How to Draw a Nose

Learn how to draw the basic structure of the nose with tips and techniques from artist Sycra Yasin

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How to Draw a Mouth

Learn how to draw a mouth for male and female characters and portraits

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How to Draw a Skull

Keep it simple with drawing skulls in this fun 8-step guide with artist Laurie B.

Find the Motivation to Beat Art Block

Need motivation? See why our members have beaten their art block with these most-read articles on our site:


How to Start Drawing Again

Stopped drawing? Here’s how to put the fun back into your art and start drawing again.


How to Finish an Art Project

Fed up of unfinished projects? Whatever’s holding you back, this podcast will help you overcome it.

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Are You Killing Your Creativity?

We’re our own worst enemy sometimes. Here’s how to take charge and follow your dreams.