It’s Monday. You want to start drawing or painting as a hobby. These 24 links might help.

During the pandemic I tried to get back into drawing and painting. I was somewhat successful. What helped me was searching around the Internet and trying to find how to sites that were actually useful. There are so many out there that are NOT useful, I can’t begin to tell you how much time I wasted reviewing them all.

If you too are interesting in started drawing or painting, I’ve put together these links that I found,m useful and inspiring. I hope you find that too.

  1. Think you have no skills? Here’s how to make art without skill.
  2. Collaging for Beginners: if you want to try collage. Easy.
  3. How to make Your Own Pop Art Pet Portrait.  Also easy.
  4. Here’s Lynda Barry’s Illustrated Field Guide to Keeping a Visual Diary and Cultivating a Capacity for Creative Observation. Helpful.
  5. Here’s some simple watercolour techniques.
  6. A good intro on how to mix skin tones.
  7. Here’s some art therapy exercises.
  8. More art therapy exercises.
  9. You may want to know how to turn your trash into art.
  10. A good guide on how to develop a routine to make art.
  11. Here’s more advice on routine.
  12. If you are a beginner, here’s how to buy supplies.
  13. A good guide on how to paint glass reflections.
  14. And here’s how to make art people care about .
  15. A guide to make figure painting .
  16. A good intro on how to make rubber stamps .
  17. A good way to learn to paint is to learn to paint in monochrome .
  18. Here’s a guide on how to start drawing .
  19. More on how to start drawling.
  20. A step by step guide on drawing .
  21. How to draw a self portraint .
  22. I love this: a great piece on how to draw a water color in less than 3 minutes .
  23. How to draw a Renaissance portrait.
  24. Here’s how to paint like Monet (um, ok). Ok, not so beginnerish either but interesting.

Good luck!

(Photo by Kelli Tungay on Unsplash )

Comments are closed.