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10 Best Educational Toys For 2 Year Olds 2021

Looking for the best educational toys for 2 year olds this year? Whether for Christmas, birthday or even just a fun gift we have the top ten list of educational toys for toddlers to save you the hassle and time.

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Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 1 Top Bright Toddler Tools Set

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 2 An Ice cream Playset With Maths and Logic Game

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 3 Music Dance Mat for Toddlers

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 4 2 Pack LCD Writing Tablet 8.5inch Doodle Scribbler Pad

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 5 Wooden Car Ramp Toy

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 6 Mr Pencil’s Scribble and Write Interactive Learning Toy

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 7 Wooden Tumble Tower Game

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 8 Mushroom Garden Light Up Toddler Toy

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 9 Playtime Bus Educational Playset

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 10 Musical Instruments Set for Toddlers

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.1 Top Bright Toddler Tools Set

This lovely little educational construction tool set will suit toddlers up to 3 both boys and girls. It will help toddlers to develop their fine motor skills, and to pursue an interest in the use of tools of different kinds. The twist tools, hammer pounding and rotating parts will keep a child engaged as well learning about simple mechanics.

The fantastic bright colour’s will really catch and keep a child’s attention, and keep them coming back for more and more.

A pull along toy, a set of construction tools and a box to build and try the tools out on all come with this great little educational toy.

Check out this great and affordable wooden tool set below.

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.2 An Ice cream Playset With Maths and Logic Game

What could be more educational and fun than learning basic Maths while counting colourful ice cream cones? This bright, attractive and educational for toddlers is super useful, AND super fun!

Children can roleplay, develop their imaginations, interact with adults and peers and improve their basic Maths and Logic skills at the same time.

Check out this lovely little educational toy below.

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.3 Music Dance Mat for Toddlers

This Piano Dance Mat will help your child learn some of the basics of music and dance as well as give them a really fun way to exercise. It’s suitable for boys and girls up to the age of 5.

The mat actually produces 25 different sounds, which includes 8 animal sounds, 9 music scales, as well as 9 melodies. It also comes with 13 cards, to help children learn about and better understand a number of musical instruments.

It’s also brilliant for hand foot coordination!

Check it out below.

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.4 2 Pack LCD Writing Tablet 8.5inch Doodle Scribbler Pad

This brilliant little tablet is perfect for young kids who are just beginning to write and draw! It even changes colour and the thickness of the lines changes according to the amount of pressure added.

There are even two included in the pack so no need for arguments! 1 blue and 1 pink. Get creative on a screen without the need for mess. Great for saving on paper and ink, and you can clean the screen in one single push button.

Well worth a look here.

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.5 Wooden Car Ramp Toy

No best educational toys blogpost would be complete without a wooden car ramp toy!

This great little ramp plus wooden cars helps develop cognitive skills and coordination, as well as encouraging children to play independently.

You can even invite a little friend to the whole race to encourage the development of social skills!
Check it out here.

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.6 Mr Pencil’s Scribble and Write Interactive Learning Toy

Mr. Pencil’s Scribble & Write is designed to be a fun and helpful preschool learning toy which features 6+ activities to help introduce kids to drawing, writing and spelling.

Preschool kids can follow Mr. Pencil as he teaches young children their letters and numbers step by step using basic shapes and words.

Find this brilliant toddler learning gift below.

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.7 Wooden Tumble Tower Game

The fun and educational Tower Game is actually 4 GAMES IN 1!

There are actually 4 different variations that can be played with the whole family.

You can build the tower while rolling your dice to find out which coloured block to pull out
You can use the animal cards to know which coloured block to pull out
You can use your imagination to build from the blocks
You can even make domino chains

This all inclusive game actually develops no less than 6 cognitive skills – creativity and logical thinking, basic physics, fine motor skills and colour recognition, hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills!

This great game can be found at the link beneath.

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.8 Mushroom Garden Light Up Toddler Toy

This is a multi-award winning fun learning toy which will appeal to any 2 year old!
The colourful light-up mushrooms help young children to learn to recognise colours, numbers and also play music. They also aid memory as the mushrooms light up in a pattern which then gets longer as the child progresses.

This educational toy helps with numerous skills including motor functions, creativity, memory, problem solving and concentration!

Check it out at the link below.

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.9 Playtime Bus Educational Playset

This brilliant little Playtime Bus has plenty of activities to keep 2 year olds entertained. They can press character buttons to learn fun phrases as well as safety rules, as well as the number buttons to learn their numbers.

They can even answer questions in the Challenge Time activity AND compose music in the Music Station Activity.

Toddlers can learn phonic sounds, vocabulary, letters, counting and safety rules!

There is so much fun and learning to be had here.

Click below to check it out.

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.10 Musical Instruments Set for Toddlers

We’re going to finish on a high note here. Literally! This recommendation is actually also Amazon’s Choice.

This is the absolute best set of educational toys for budding musicians. The set includes a tambourine, chime bar, agogo block with stick, a flute, maracas, handbells, castanet and a wooden block with stick.

What could be more educational, fun, and musical than this?

Read up on these brilliant educational ‘toys’ below.

If you enjoyed this post feel free to check out our post on ‘Unique Christmas Gifts,’ below.

10 Unique Christmas Gifts For Creatives 2021

Further recommended reading:
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/childrens-products/toy-reviews/g5150/best-toys-for-two-year-olds/

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10 Unique Christmas Gifts For Creatives 2021

You often have to get really creative yourself to think of unique gifts for creatives. Here are 10 of our most unique Christmas gifts for creative people to save you some time and effort.

Unique Christmas Gift No. 1 Buy Them an Experience

Creative people often enjoy the ‘idea,’ of something or an ‘imaginative experience,’ more so than how expensive a gift is. Why not give them an experience of something they will never forget? This could be as hands on as a Pottery Course for a day, or a painting workshop, or even a Cooking Masterclass.

It could also be something that allows them to see the world in a different way, such as a boat trip or a unique experience in their own town that they have never had before. A guided walking tour can lead to discovering and appreciating all that you have on your own doorstep. It need not be particularly expensive either!

Unique Christmas Gift No.2 3D Printers

If you’re buying for close family or a best friend, you could consider a 3D Printer. You can print out all manner of designs and shapes customising everything from signs to superhero models or dogs in your own way. You can paint them and even sell your items if you wish. The possibilities are endless.

It’s an incredibly unique Christmas gift which can keep the recipient amused for a long time to come. You don’t even need to design your own templates (which takes a bit of skill) you can get fantastic templates cheaply off sellers on Fiverr, or use free templates.

Check out these affordable 3D Printers here:

Unique Christmas Gift No.3 Custom LED Neon Sign

This unique gift could work for a teenager’s bedroom or an outdoor bar, or garage/back garden. You customise with a Name, an Event, or even just a symbol that means something important to the person receiving the gift.

This Custom Neon sign is particularly good:

If you are looking one that is less expensive have a look at this one as well:

Unique Christmas Gift No.4 A Bluetooth Beanie

This gift is perfect for anyone who enjoys listening to music outdoors or wants to go hands free while talking on their phone and moving around. It’s perfect for colder weather, for skiing, running, or any outdoor sport.

You don’t have to worry about it getting dirty either as it’s washable. Just make sure you take the headphones out first! It’s very affordable too! Check it out here:

Unique Christmas Gift No.5 A Bartender Kitbag

This is a really interesting and unique gift that will suit creative cocktail makers who like the outdoors and crafting on the go.

Included in this kit is a Travel Cocktail Shaker Set and portable barware set. It comes with a very handy shoulder strap so it’s easy to carry. Perfect for Camping, Picnics and Outdoor Parties.

Unique Christmas Gift No.6 American Smoker BBQ

You just can’t beat an American smoker. The Deep South has so much offer when it comes to barbecuing, in fact much of the culture is based around it.

Once you add flavoured wood chips and slow cook your meat you have just reached a whole new level of taste. While it may not initially seem very Christmassy people in the Deep South barbecue turkey all year, and a sweet slow cooked turkey is a proper Christmas Day feast.

Besides the best Christmas presents are the ones that evergreen and can potentially be used on any day of the year. Make sure you get the wood chips to add to your coals – we fully recommend hickory smoked chips but apple or cherry wood chips are amazing too.

Check out these little beauties here:

Or you could buy the less expensive add on to your BBQ here:

Unique Christmas Gift No.7 Gazebo

This is another useful, unique all year round Christmas gift. It’s become a crucial addition to many homes due to the global pandemic but a Gazebo allows for outdoor creative cooking all year round, no matter the weather.

Put your BBQ or pizza oven under here and you can pretend it’s summer (even on Christmas Day) in a relaxed and sheltered setting.

Have a look at this unique Christmas gift here:

Unique Christmas Gift No.8 Industrial Lights (For Your Gazebo or Not)

These lovely industrial steampunk lights will definitely create a Christmassy vibe but they will set the tone all year long. There also very affordable and decent for the price.

Check them out here:

Unique Christmas Gift No.9 Projector

This is a fantastic one for film fans and wonderfully portable, meaning you can project onto a wall outside at night time as well as an indoor wall. You could even set up your own Drive in Movie Theatre!

Feel free to look here to see this fantastic offer:

The cheaper version with more limited functionality is available here:

Unique Christmas Gift No.10 All in One Music System

Imagine being able to play records, cassettes, CDs and Bluetooth streaming services on one system. Use those cassettes you haven’t heard for years, not mention the old records you’ve been dying to play but just weren’t able to.

You don’t need to imagine anymore because you can buy an All in One Music System – the beautifully presented Victrola.

Or the less expensive but still aesthetically appealing version here:

If you enjoyed this blog feel free to read our other blog ‘Gifts For Young Artists,’ here:

Gifts For Young Artists – 5 Gifts For Creative Kids at Christmas or Anytime

Recommended Reading:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/christmas/0/best-unusual-christmas-gifts-unique-present-ideas-2021-quirky/

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Butterfly Drawing

Welcome to our easy Butterfly Drawing Tutorial! We will take you through drawing a butterfly step by step with pictures and a time lapse video at the end.

Butterflies are the ultimate symbol of transformation. From ugly caterpillar to beautiful, colourful winged creature floating gracefully through the air. Although they only live a short time, the life they do lead is delicately graceful and incredible.

Table of Contents

Butterfly Drawing Step 1 – Draw the Head
Butterfly Drawing Step 2 – Draw the Body
Butterfly Drawing Step 3 – Draw in the Top Left Half of the Wing
Butterfly Drawing Step 4 – Draw in the Top Right Half of the Wing
Butterfly Drawing Step 5 – Draw in the Bottom Left Wing
Butterfly Drawing Step 6 – Draw in the Bottom Right Wing
Butterfly Drawing Step 7 – Fill in the Details on the Inside of the Top Wings
Butterfly Drawing Step 8 – Add the Details on the Bottom Two Wings
Butterfly Drawing Step 9 – Add in the Antennae
Butterfly Drawing Step 10 – Colour In Your Butterfly

Butterfly Drawing Step 1 Draw the Head

To make sure your butterfly is symmetrical draw a cross shape with a ruler in the middle of the page. Watch the time lapse video to help with this.

Just above the middle of your page draw a small circle for the butterfly’s head. If you find this difficult freehand then draw round the end of a pen or pencil to get a perfect small circle shape.

Butterfly Drawing Step 1 Image

Butterfly Drawing Step 2 Draw the Body

Just underneath your head draw the body of the butterfly – it will look like a carrot shape or a stretched out oblong. The head and the body will look like a clothes peg.

Butterfly Drawing Step 2 Image

Butterfly Drawing Step 3 Draw in the Top Left Half of the Wing

Now you are going to draw in the top left half of the wing. Make sure it is symmetrical as the picture shows. It will look like a triangle with a rounded edge with a little dip inwards like a bracket. Refer to the picture to help.

Butterfly Drawing Step 3 Image

Butterfly Drawing Step 4 Draw in the Top Right Half of the Wing

At this point you can draw in the top right half of the butterfly’s wing. Make sure that it matches the other top part of the wing as symmetrically as possible. Check out the picture or time lapse video to help.

Butterfly Drawing Step 4 Image

Butterfly Drawing Step 5 Draw in the Bottom Left Wing

Now go back to the left side and draw in the bottom left wing of the butterfly. It will look more rounded than the top part of the wing, almost like the bottom part of a teardrop shape.

Butterfly Drawing Step 5

Butterfly Drawing Step 6 Draw in the Bottom Right Wing

All you need to do for this step is to mirror the bottom left wing on the right hand side, taking special care to make sure it is symmetrical. Have a look at the picture or video to help you.

Butterfly Drawing Step 6

Butterfly Drawing Step 7 Fill in the Details on the Inside of the Top Wings

For this step you can draw in the colourful shapes inside the two top wings themselves. Consult the picture and the video to help. First of all we will add stretched out teardrop shapes as the picture shows, taking care to mirror the same shapes on the other wing. Then you can add the three circles at the tips of both wings as you can see in the picture and video.

Butterfly Drawing Step 7

Butterfly Drawing Step 8 Add the Details on the Bottom Two Wings

Now you just need to draw in a series of teardrop shapes on the bottom left wing and then mirror it on the right side. Check the pictures and time lapse video to help.

Butterfly Drawing Step 8

Butterfly Drawing Step 9 Add in the Antennae

At this point draw in your two antennae at the top of the butterfly’s head. It will look similar to a U shape with two dots on the end.

Butterfly Drawing Step 9

Butterfly Drawing Step 10 Colour In Your Butterfly

This final step involves colouring in your butterfly, especially the wings. The body of the butterfly will be black. We have gone for a Red Admiral approach which involves red, black and white spots on the wings, but it is up to you what colours you would like for your butterfly. Have fun with it!

Butterfly Drawing Step 10

For another great Butterfly Drawing Tutorial try https://www.wedrawanimals.com/how-to-draw-a-butterfly/
If you enjoyed this post feel free to read our Wolf Drawing Tutorial:

Wolf Drawing Easy Step by Step Tutorial

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Affiliate Marketing | Tips For Beginners

Many people are interested in Affiliate Marketing but don’t know how to get started. Here are our best tips for beginners getting started in affiliate marketing who want to do things the right way with some integrity.

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1 Start a Blog For Your Affiliate Marketing
2 Keyword Research For Your Affiliate Marketing
3 How to Get Backlinks For Your Affiliate Marketing Website
4 Tiktok For Affiliate Marketing
5 The Best Affiliate Training Out There

Start a Blog For Your Affiliate Marketing

Alright, we may be biased here but there are many great reasons to start a blog. Our blog is a great place to share affiliate links and recommended products. The main reason for this is that a blog is one of the few things an online entrepreneur has some control of.

Have you ever considered that Social Media accounts are things you could lose? You perform a simple action that is entirely acceptable to you (and in your mind should be acceptable to Facebook/Instagram/TikTok etc) and suddenly your account is in jeopardy.

We have shared simple how to draw videos, and they have been labelled as inappropriate for literally no reason. Thankfully we haven’t been banned but others have, and still don’t understand why.

You could be penalised by Google because someone you don’t know decides to link to your website, and suddenly you have dodgy backlinks. This makes it difficult to rank and so your visibility on search engines is compromised. Also a Google update could seriously affect your rankings overnight, and you could find yourself unable to be found in search. After all, the old joke/adage holds true – if you want to successfully hide something put it on the second page of Google.

Unless you seriously break the policies of your host provider for your blog (which is much less likely than Social Media AND Google) you should always have your blog. You should always have this platform which provides great value to your readers.

In all honesty, starting a blog (much like starting a Youtube account) really does take time and effort and resilience. However the benefits outweigh the pitfalls longterm. You should start a Youtube channel, just as you should set up your own website and aim to rank on Google. Both are free and both can bring you a great deal of traffic.

It’s worth considering starting a blog because after you cross what some call the Critical Authority Threshold (CAT for short) you WILL start to generate traffic to your blog. As painful as it is to admit this threshold tends to take on average 6-9 months to cross. GASP. HORROR. FAINT.

If you know in advance the challenge you are taking on you won’t give up as easily as some. Adopt a steely mindset, produce great content and the rewards will inevitably come. After crossing the CAT our blog began to gather traction which lead to thousands of views.

Once you have a blog that generates 1000+ views a month (whether 6 months in or later) you can write blogs that rank on the first page of Google within a few days if you do your Keyword Research correctly. Especially if you managed to generate some worthwhile backlinks (high authority websites that link to your website. More on this later.

Keyword Research For Your Affiliate Marketing

In our experience getting a really decent SEO research tool like SEMrush, Ahrefs or Ubersuggest makes a huge difference. These platforms have a free (or cheap) trial period which allows you to find out the benefits for yourself.

Google Keyword Planner will give you the monthly search volume for chosen keywords as long as you have a Google Ads account. If you start a Google Ads campaign but then don’t go on to set it up fully and pay for it you can get access to the Keyword Planner and search volume for free.

Unfortunately, the search volume is only an estimate – e.g. 10000-100000 – so that’s why paid tools (or occasional sign ups for free trials are MUCH better). Finding out a search term is 100-1000 month is not very accurate or helpful. It’s too big a range.

If you do your Keyword Research well you can rank even with a relatively new website. Make sure you pay attention to Keyword difficulty. If a keyword has low competition (as in the websites that rank on Page 1 of Google have few backlinks) you should have a decent chance to rank.

Look at the first page of Google for a certain search (say for example ‘How to Rank on Google’) and see if there are any high authority sites on positions 1-7. If the first page of Google for that keyword is filled by Pinterest, Facebook, Etsy etc you can forget ranking for that keyword. You can’t take on these kinds of giants.

Instead, research keywords that have ordinary blogs with a relatively low DA (Domain Authority – based on how many backlinks the website has) on the first page for the keyword search. If ordinary blogs with a low DA dominate the first page of Google you know you have a chance. Learning how to analyse the first page of Google is SO important for understanding which keywords you can and can’t rank for, meaning you don’t waste your time chasing keywords that are unworkable. You get to know what you can rank for more and more intuitively with practice. The best SEO tools like SEMrush will help here because they will provide SEO difficulty as part of the process. Anything over 65-70 (classified as the upper end of medium difficulty) is going to be too difficult for a beginner website to rank for.

How to Get Backlinks For Your Affiliate Marketing Website

Backlinks enhance your website’s authority. Period. They are hugely important in how your website ranks in the search engines. The more backlinks your website has, the better it will rank in the search engines. Especially if the website that links to you has high authority itself. Domain Authority is based on the number of websites that link to that particular website.

Some people actually never set out to gain backlinks to their website as such. They aim to produce really good content so that people will naturally want to link to their website.
While that can be very successful if your content is outstanding, we would recommend that you actively pursue backlinks.

The best way to do this is to do what many call ‘outreach.’ Send emails to people and websites that are in the same niche as you, telling them how much you enjoy their content. Make sure you provide value to them by telling them you have ALREADY linked to them because you enjoy their content so much, and they might think about linking back to you. At first it’s best to offer them value without openly asking anything at all. Allow them to consider linking to you without pressure, and build relationships with other websites within your niche.

Google loves you to link out to other sources who are doing what you do because it enhances the user experience for people conducting the search. If you are searching ‘How to Start Affiliate Marketing,’ for example you could benefit from reading not just one but a few authoritative articles.

This will also reduce your ‘bounce rate,’ because people will read your whole article and go on to read other articles on Google. Your ‘bounce rate’ makes a massive difference to your ranking on Google because it means searchers are finding value in your article and not ‘bouncing,’ back to Google search again because they haven’t found what they are looking for.

Now we can move on to where to share your affiliate links without having a website. It must be stressed that having a ‘home,’ on the Internet really is the best starting point – all your efforts to build outwards should be based on having a blog/website that you can link back to and build from.

Quora For Affiliate Marketing

You can really add to your website’s visibility by signing up for quora.com. From this fantastic site you can answer questions related your niche and then add a link at the end to entice people back to your ‘home,’ website.

For the context of this article you could answer a question about affiliate marketing e.g. ‘Where can I share my affiliate links?’ and write a valuable and lengthy response to this question.

At the end of your response you could link to your article on your own website based around the subject of Affiliate Marketing. If this answer gets lots of upvotes (because it is helpful and informative) you could potentially drive a great deal of people to your website. If you use a keyword tool like SEMrush you will be able narrow down subject matter, Quora, and your topic (e.g. affiliate marketing) in such a way that you find the topics that are most searched and have the most visits and you could go viral, potentially driving traffic to your website on autopilot for months or even years to come.

Tiktok For Affiliate Marketing

It would be remiss of us NOT to mention the platform that is most likely to make your content viral at this stage. TikTok is unfortunately in a process of change and may soon be less viable for sharing affiliate links, but right now as this article is being published (October 2021) it’s not too late to set up your account.

If you can find some of the affiliate marketing accounts that have gone viral and use them as a model you can really have success. Don’t copy as that is useless and pretty much immoral, but do use the best videos as a model. Check out Spencerhacks or Make Money With Lori, and you will definitely find models you can use. You don’t need to do better videos necessarily, just understand what kind of video format is likely to go viral.

All you need is one or two videos to go viral and your followers will explode! Youtube can take months and months but at the moment Tiktok can blow up overnight, and no-one knows for how long this will be the case.

Take advantage of this opportunity to grow your affiliate marketing business while you can!

The Best Affiliate Training Out There

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Recommended further reading on Affiliate Marketing:
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Art Commissions | Artists and Clients

Orla Gilkeson is an artist living beside the sea in County Down who paints in an abstracted contemporary style, capturing the essence of seascapes and landscapes around her.

She was recently featured in the prestigious ‘Ireland’s Homes, Interiors and Living’ magazine – the September 2021 issue. She also has an upcoming show at the Blackshaw’s Gallery in October 2021.

She has completed many Art Commissions and shares her experience of ‘Art Commissions | Artists and Clients,’ in this guest post.

Art commissions are an important part of my business and it gives me the chance to share my process and creative vision with my customers. It can be an exciting collaboration for the artist and clients to work together and share their ideas. It can also stretch me as an artist and help me to produce a piece of work that I otherwise would not have created.

To help make sure that the whole process runs as smoothly as possible, I’d like to share some of my best tips for Artists and Clients when it comes to commissioning art.

Table of Contents

Art Commissions Tip 1 Keep the Communication Open

Art Commissions Tip 2 Be Transparent About Pricing

Art Commissions Tip 3 Be Clear About What You Both Want

Art Commissions Tip 4 Know What You Are Good At as an Artist

Art Commissions Tip 5 Enjoy the Process!

Art Commissions Tip 1 Keep Communication Open

II have found that it’s usually best to meet in person to try and eliminate any miscommunication. This isn’t always possible, especially if the client and the artist live in two different countries!

However meeting the client for a coffee, or having them drop into your open studio means they get a sense of who you are, what your process is like, and your painting style. I paint in an abstract contemporary style although some people have expected me to do realistic portraits, or other types of painting which would not be part of my own creative journey.

I try to make sure that I point any inquiries from customers towards my Instagram or website so they can get a good sense of my painting, but I still sometimes have clients coming with unrealistic expectations of what I can produce. Some clients believe that because I am an artist with a Fine Art degree and years of experience that I can paint anything at all. Most artists specialise in a particular style.

Letting a client see my work allows them to commission art from me that hopefully suits both of us. Artists and clients are both coming from different perspectives, and that’s why it’s so important to keep the communication open.

Art Commissions Tip 2 Be Transparent About Pricing

Talking about money is always the most awkward part of the conversation so I find that it’s best to be as transparent as possible.

I have found the best way for me to calculate price is:

Price = hourly rate x how many hours spent on art commission

So if your decided hourly rate is $25 and the painting takes 20 hours to complete, then the price will obviously be $500. I know some artists work on the basis of $/square footage but this wouldn’t be my preferred method.

There are some other things to consider too, such as how well known/in demand the artist is. As artists we often don’t like to think of building a brand and the business side of things but that is essentially what we are doing with our names. Some artists have greater brand awareness and so their prices will be in the thousands rather than the hundreds.

Obviously the larger the canvas the more the commissioned artwork will cost. Canvases can be expensive and larger ones can be $100 or more to buy, so you need to price this in.

A piece of art is a luxury rather than a necessity, but that doesn’t mean that all your clients will be wealthy. I like to make sure that everybody has a chance to buy my art, so I do allow people to pay monthly and over a few months if they need to.

Art Commissions Tip 3 Be Clear What You Both Want

This leads on naturally from the idea of keeping the communication open. Clients usually come to me with a place that is special to them, that they would like me to paint. For example a local landmark, a beach, a wood or perhaps somewhere in the mountains.

Sometimes the client is happy to hand the idea over to me and let me exercise creative judgement and license, which is obviously ideal for me as the artist. Some clients are more specific about what they want and like to be more closely involved in the process. Either way I like to make sure I check in with the client, and I usually try a few ‘mock-ups’ or sketches to give them an idea what the final piece will look like.

Doing this makes sure that there aren’t any unpleasant surprises when the piece is finished, and both the artist and the client have not been wasting their time. We both need to be as clear as possible about the direction we are heading in. Although it can definitely be a pleasant experience for me if the client is laid back and happy for me to exercise my judgement, it is also possible that this could lead to the client not being happy with the final result.

This is why it’s so important to be as clear as possible about the outcome, and why I keep the client involved in my artistic process throughout. I also send pictures as the layers begin to develop, and I am letting one layer dry.

Art Commissions Tip 4 Know What You Are Good At as an Artist and Know Your Market

This is important for Artists in particular but it will obviously affect your clients as well. If you really like hyper realistic pencil sketches of dogs, but are ‘just ok,’ at them it’s an unfair thing to offer your clients. Some artists are fantastic at hyper realism, leave it to them. You need to find your style and then you can be confident that you can better serve your clients.

At the same time you have to consider who your ideal client would be and know your market. There is simply no point in indulging yourself in painting in a certain way if there is hardly anyone out there who appreciates your style. Artists, you need to know the kind of client who is likely to appreciate your art and commission, and if there are enough of them out there to make your art business sustainable.

Art Commissions Tip 5 Enjoy the Process!
Commissioning an artists should be a fun process for both artists and clients! Approach it with warmth, joy and passion and a spirit of cooperation. As the writer Neil Gaiman says, ‘The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.’

You can visit Orla Gilkeson’s website at http://www.orlagilkesonart.com or her instagram at http://www.instagram.com/orla.gilkeson.art

If you enjoyed this post you might also like ‘What is abstract art?’

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It’s worth reading this article on ‘Art Commissions,’ also:
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Peach Drawing – How to Draw a Peach in 9 Easy Steps

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Table of Contents

Peach Drawing Step 1 Sketch the Outline of Your Peach

Peach Drawing Step 2 Draw the Indent At the Top of the Peach

Peach Drawing Step 3 Draw the Split on the Right Hand Side

Peach Drawing Step 4 Add in the Stem Of Your Peach

Peach Drawing Step 5 Draw in One Leaf At the Top of the Stem

Peach Drawing Step 6 Draw the Midrib of the Leaf

Peach Drawing Step 7 Draw the Veins on Your Peach Leaf

Peach Drawing Step 8 Go Over Everything in Darker Lines

Peach Drawing Step 9 Colour in Your Peach

Welcome to our Peach Drawing Tutorial. We are going to help you to draw a peach in a few easy steps, follow our pictures and time lapse video to help you.

All you will need is a pencil, paper and of course this helpful tutorial!

As ever we will take you through step by step, starting off with light pencil lines which you can go over with bolder darker lines, either with marker or a thicker darker pencil.

Peach Drawing Step 1 Sketch the Outline of Your Peach

Start off by sketching the outline of your peach drawing in the middle of your page. Think of the shape as roughly circular but with a little indent at the top, and a curved almost triangular shape at the bottom. A peach could also be considered as a slightly plumper heart shape. 

Try to make sure your peach is as symmetrical as you can manage, but remember Nature isn’t perfect!

Check out the picture or the video to help you with this.

Peach Drawing Step 1

Peach Drawing Step 2 Draw the Indent At the Top of the Peach

Now you can draw in the indent that your stem will come from. It is shaped like bird wings stretched out.

Peach Drawing Step 2

Peach Drawing Step 3 Draw the Split on the Right Hand Side

Peaches and nectarines have a split down the middle so you can go ahead and draw it in now. Depending on the angle the peach is sitting at the split will be in different places. We have chosen to draw our split on the right hand side, but you could put it down the middle or more to the left. Just remember there will be a slight curve to your peach split because the fruit is a round shape.

Peach Drawing Step 3

Peach Drawing Step 4 Add in the Stem Of Your Peach

At this point we are going to add in the stem of your peach. This will look like a slightly more curved lower case ’n’ shape with a little circle at the top. You can rub out the pencil line where it overlaps with the first outline you drew.

Again check the picture or video to help you.

Peach Drawing Step 4

Peach Drawing Step 5 Draw in One Leaf At the Top of the Stem 

Now you can draw in a leaf sweeping down from the top of your stem. We have chosen to draw it on the right, but you could have a leaf on the left or even two leaves on the right and the left.

Peach Drawing Step 5
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Peach Drawing Step 6 Draw the Midrib of the Leaf

Now it’s time to add in the midrib of the leaf. You are going to add the veins branching off from it in the next step.

Peach Drawing Step 6

Peach Drawing Step 7 Draw the Veins on Your Peach Leaf

You can now draw the veins branching out from the midrib of your leaf. The easiest way to do this is to think of a V shape on its side with the point of the V touching the midrib of the leaf. You can draw 4-5 of these veins or a couple more if you like.

Peach Drawing Step 7

Peach Drawing Step 8 Go Over Everything in Darker Lines

Once you are happy with your whole peach shape you can go over your lines with a marker or darker pencil lines.

Peach Drawing Step 8

Peach Drawing Step 9 Colour in Your Peach

The last step involves colouring in your peach in nice bright yellow and red colours. Your stem will be brown and your leaves green. For the purposes of authenticity you could even add in a little peach fuzz as the picture shows!

Peach Drawing Step 9

This is a lovely little drawing exercise for beginners, and good fun too!

Peach Drawing Time Lapse Video

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Moon Drawing | How to Draw the Moon in 5 Easy Steps

Welcome to our Moon Drawing Tutorial! Today we are going to learn how to draw the moon in 5 easy steps. Don’t forget to sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about our new blogposts!

The moon has fascinated us humans for centuries, and many myths, art, literature, and music have been created around it. People have even worshipped the moon! It has even been suggested that it is made of cheese. Who came up with that idea?! They must have been wired to the moon themselves.

It’s a really great drawing exercise which is easy and fun. We’ll take you through it step by step with pictures and a time lapse video at the end. 

Table of Contents

Moon Drawing Step 1 Draw a Circle in the Middle of the Page

Moon Drawing Step 2 Draw a Cloud at the Bottom of your Moon

Moon Drawing Step 3 Fill in the Details Inside the Moon

Moon Drawing Step 4 Shade in Your Crater Shapes

Moon Drawing Step 5 Add in Some Details to the Night Sky

Moon Drawing Step 1 Draw a Circle in the Middle of the Page

We are actually going to draw a full moon to keep things straightforward.

It could be quite difficult to draw a circle freehand so use a compass if you have one. Alternatively you could draw round your favourite mug, glass or even a circular baking cutter. It’s surprising how many circular items you can find around the house!

Moon Drawing Step 1

Moon Drawing Step 2 Draw a Cloud at the Bottom of your Moon

We are going to have our moon nestled in a cloud so draw the shape of the cloud as shown in the picture. You can make your cloud look more realistic by joining together a number of small semi-circles to make a fluffy outline. It’s best to make each little semi-circle a different size as clouds are rarely symmetrical and can seem quite random.

Moon Drawing Step 2

Moon Drawing Step 3 Fill in the Details Inside the Moon

Now we are going to add more detail to the inside of the moon. If it is a really clear night you can actually see some interesting crater shapes inside the moon, and this is the effect we are going to create. 

Draw in some random different shapes inside the moon, like the picture shows.

Moon Drawing Step 3

Moon Drawing Step 4 Shade in Your Crater Shapes

If you want to keep this pencil sketch just lean in more heavily for this to make your craters seem like shadows on the moon. If you want to colour in your moon drawing then just make sure you use a darker colour such as dark grey or black.

Moon Drawing Step 4

Moon Drawing Step 5 Add in Some Details to the Night Sky

This is where you can get creative and add your own touches. You add in some squiggly lines to show other clouds being blown about by wind, as well as add in a twinkling star or two. 

Finally you can colour in or shade in your moon drawing to add the final touches!

Moon Drawing Step 5

Now you know how to create a full moon drawing! 

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Wolf Drawing Easy Step by Step Tutorial

Welcome to our ‘How to Draw a Wolf Easy Tutorial!’ This one is fun and straightforward for kids and beginner artists in particular. As ever we will take you through step by step, providing pictures and a time lapse video at the end.

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Table of Contents

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 1 Draw the Head

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 2 Draw the Left Ear

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 3 Draw the Inside of the Left Ear

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 4 Draw the Right Ear

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 5 Draw the Inside of the Right Ear

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 6 Draw the Fur Between the Ears

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 7 Draw the Left Eye

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 8 Draw the Right Eye

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step Step 9 Draw the Beginning of the Snout

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 10 Draw the Nose

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 11 Finish Off the Snout

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 12 Draw the Mouth

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The iconic wolf is a symbol of cunning and fear, but also of intelligence, teamwork and wild freedom. We are going to be drawing an easy wolf so we are going to focus on the head of the wolf only, we’ll leave it up to you to shade or colour it in as you please. You may even want to draw in the body itself after we have got you started!

All you will need is a pencil and sketching paper.

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Wolf Drawing Easy – Step 1 Draw the Head

In the centre of your page draw the shape of the wolf’s head as shown in the picture. Think of it as a flower pot shape but furry! Make sure it is as symmetrical as possible, and nicely placed in the middle of your page.

How to Draw a Wolf Easy Tutorial Step 1

How to Draw a Wolf Easy Tutorial – Step 2 Draw the Left Ear

Now you are going to draw the outline of the wolf’s left ear, as the picture shows. Draw a loose triangle shape beginning at the left side of the head and moving downwards until the ear finishes roughly one third down the left hand side of the head. When we draw the eyes in they will start roughly level with the end of the ear.

How to Draw a Wolf Easy Tutorial Step 2

How to Draw a Wolf Easy Tutorial – Step 3 Draw the Inside of the Left Ear

At this point you can draw in another triangle outline inside the ear to show the tip of the ear. You can also draw a squiggly line halfway down the ear, splitting it in half and showing the wolf’s fur.

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 3

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 4 Draw the Right Ear

Repeat Step 2 but the other way around to draw the outline of the right ear. Make sure you finish the outline of the ear in line with the end of the left ear.

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 5 Draw the Inside of the Right Ear

Repeat Step 3 but again the other way around to complete the inside of the right ear. Use the pictures and video to help.

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Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 6 Draw the Fur Between the Ears

You can now draw a squiggly line for the fur between the wolf’s ears at the top of its head.

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Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 7 Draw the Left Eye

Starting roughly in line with the bottom of the left ear, you are now going to draw the wolf’s left eye which is roughly oval shaped, as shown in the picture. Draw in the pupil as shown in the picture as well.

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 7

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 8 Draw the Right Eye

Now repeat the same thing for the right eye so they are symmetrical and a mirror image of each other.

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 8

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 9 Draw the Beginning of the Snout

Underneath the eyes draw two stretched out semi-circular lines to form the snout, as the picture shows.

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 9

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 10 Draw the Nose

Now you can draw the nose at the end of the wolf’s snout as a rough circle with two holes for the nostrils.

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 10

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 11 Finish off the Snout

Draw the rest of the snout as an upside down semi-circle which finishes just under the nose as shown.

How to Draw a Wolf Easy Tutorial Step 11

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How to Draw a Wolf Easy Tutorial – Step 12 Draw in the Mouth

Now draw in the mouth under the snout as a smaller, neater upside down semi-circle, as show in the picture.

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 12

You can now choose to go back and shade in your wolf in greater detail or even colour it in if you wish. The inside of the ears will be lighter, as will the eyes, and the paler patches around the eyes. Grey wolves usually have whitish fur halfway down the head stretching down to their chest fur, and on the underside of their muzzles.

The nose and line of the mouth will be darker with the fur overall being quite a dark grey (unless you want your wolf to have a completely black mane).

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial Time Lapse Video

If you would like to see some of our other drawing tutorials try our ‘How to Draw Angel’s Wings:’

How to Draw Angel’s Wings – 12 Easy Steps

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How to Draw a Gun in 12 Easy Steps

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Table of Contents

How to Draw a Gun Step 1 – Draw a Long Thin Rectangle for the Gun’s Body

How to Draw a Gun Step 2 – Draw a Long Thin Rectangle for the Gun’s Body

How to Draw a Gun Step 3 – Draw the Trigger Guard and Trigger of the Gun

How to Draw a Gun Step 4 – Draw the Hammer at the Back of the Gun

How to Draw a Gun Step 5 – Draw in the Sights of the Gun

How to Draw a Gun Step 6 – Divide the Main Body in Two

How to Draw a Gun Step 7 – Rub Out the Guidelines and Round the Edges of the Gun

How to Draw a Gun Step 8 – Draw the Grip onto the Handle of the Gun

How to Draw a Gun Step 9 – Add in the Safety Catch’s Switcher Above the Grip

How to Draw a Gun Step 10 – Draw The Barrel of a Gun

How to Draw a Gun Step 11 – Draw in the Slide Stop and the Disassembly Lever

How to Draw a Gun Step 12 – Draw the Magazine Release Behind the Trigger

Welcome to our how to draw a gun tutorial where we will teach you how to draw a gun in 12 easy steps. Drawing guns is important in many art contexts such as manga, anime, graphic design or really cartoons of any kind. Whether you are drawing a cowboy or a futuristic robot, hero or villain, drawing a gun skilfully will really make your whole drawing so much more impactful. This is a fairly simple gun drawing but as ever getting it right will depend on attention to detail and perseverance.

All you will need for this is a pencil and paper.

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 1 – Draw a Long Thin Rectangle for the Gun’s Body

Start off by drawing a long thin rectangle in the middle of your blank page. This is the main body of your gun. See the picture or video to help guide you.

Drawing of Gun Step 1

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 2 – Draw a Long Thin Rectangle for the Gun’s Handle

We are going to have our gun aiming to the right, but of course you could do it the other way round just as easily. Now you can draw a second rectangle for the butt or handle of the gun. See the picture below.

Drawing of Gun Step 2

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 3 – Draw the Trigger Guard and Trigger of the Gun

This step involves drawing the trigger and its guard where the main body of the gun meets the handle of the gun. Check out the picture to help.

Drawing of Gun Step 3

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 4 – Draw the Hammer at the Back of the Gun

Draw in the hammer as shown in the picture. Don’t worry about the initial guidelines, we will rub them out soon.

Drawing of Gun Step 4

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Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 5 – Draw in the Sights of the Gun

Simply draw in the front sight, and the rear site of the gun as shown.

Drawing of Gun Step 5

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 6 – Divide the Main Body in Two

Now you are going to divide the main body of the gun (the first rectangle you drew) in two as the picture shows.

Drawing of Gun Step 6

Drawing of Gun Step 7 – Rub Out the Guidelines and Round the Edges of the Gun

In this step you are going to rub out the initial guidelines as in the picture, and then draw around the whole outline of the gun making the edges rounded instead of sharp.

Drawing of Gun Step 7

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 8 – Draw the Grip onto the Handle of the Gun

Of course, not all guns have grips as such but we are going to have a grip on our handle, with two little screws to hold it in place at the top of the grip and at the bottom, as shown.

Drawing of Gun Step 8

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 9 – Add in the Safety Catch’s Switcher Above the Grip

This step involves drawing a series of vertical lines to make a rectangle above the grip of the gun to make the switcher of your safety catch. The last line should be parallel with the rear sight at the butt of the gun.

Drawing of Gun Step 9

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 10 – Draw The Barrel of the Gun

At the end of the gun you can draw in the opening of the barrel of the gun. It will look like a small rectangle facing downwards, as shown in the picture.

Drawing of Gun Step 10

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 11 – Draw in the Slide Stop and the Disassembly Lever

On the main body of the gun, just above the trigger you can draw in the slide stop and the disassembly lever, as shown in the picture.

Drawing of Gun Step 11

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 12 – Draw the Magazine Release Behind the Trigger

The last step in your gun drawing is to draw the magazine release behind the trigger.

Now all you need to do is add the finishing touches in terms of shading and lighting. Think about where the light source in your picture would be coming from. We are going to think about the light coming from above the gun and to the right. This helps us to shade in the parts of the gun that would be in shadow.

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How to Draw Angel’s Wings – 12 Easy Steps

How to Draw Angel wings is as popular a subject as ever. Wings can be used symbolically for a loved one who has passed on, or in cartoons, anime, graphic novels and the like. Please enjoy our ‘How to Draw Angel’s Wings Step by Step’ tutorial and have fun with it.

How to Draw Angel’s Wings – Finished Drawing

You will need a pencil, sketching paper – felt tips or crayons are optional for colour. You can leave it as a pencil sketch if you want to. We have opted for an organic drawing without a ruler or drawing out a background grid. This makes the ‘angel’ look like he/she is standing a little sideways. Think of a bird in real life – one wing rarely aligns perfectly with the other!

How to Draw Angel’s Wings Step 1 – Start with the Main Outline of the Left Wing

Start at the bottom left of your page and draw a relaxed ‘S’ shape in a curved diagonal line. This will form the main outline of the top of the left wing.  

How to Draw Angel’s Wings Step 2 – Mirror the Same Curved Line on the Other Side

Now you can draw an exact mirror image of this shape on the right hand side of the page. See the picture of the video to help you with this. Now you have the outline of the tops of the two wings.

How to Draw Angel’s Wings – Step 1 + 2

How to Draw Angel’s Wings Step 3 – Draw the Flight Feathers on the Left Wing

Starting at the top of your left wing you are going to draw 3 feather (or finger) shapes which are all roughly equal sizes. Think of them as relaxed ‘n’ shapes. See the picture or video to help with this.

How to Draw Angel’s Wings Step 4 – Draw the Flight Feathers on the Right Wing as a Mirror Image

Repeat the previous step on the right wing taking care to mirror the feathers on your left wing as closely as possible.

How to Draw Angel’s Wings – Step 3 + 4

How to Draw Angel’s Wings Step 5 – Add the Flight Feathers on the Bottom Half of the Wings

How to Draw Angel’s Wings Step 5

Starting with the right wing you are going to draw in the feathers for the bottom halves of the two wings. Repeat this on the left wing matching the shapes of the feathers as closely as possible. Again you will be using loose ‘n’ shapes.

How to Draw Angel’s Wings Step 6 – Join up the Start of Your First Line with the Base of the Wing

How to Draw Angel’s Wings – Step 6 – Complete the Base of Each Wing as Shown on the Right

Join up the start of your first line with the bottom of each wing. Use a curved ‘n’ shape and then some smaller tighter ‘n’ shapes. Mirror this process on the other side. Now you have completed the entire outline of the two wings!

How to Draw Angel’s Wings – Complete the Base of the Wings on Both Sides

How to Draw Angel’s Wings Step 7 – Shade in the Top of the Wings

At this point you are going to draw a curved line right across the top of the inside left wing, as shown in the picture and video. This will extend from the tip of the feather right down to the base of the wing, as shown in the picture. Mirror the same curved line on the right wing.

How to Draw Angel’s Wings – Shade in the Tops of the Wings

How to Draw Angel’s Wings Step 8 – Add Feathery Textures to the Centre of the Wings

Now you can draw another curved line across the centre of each of the wings, roughly parallel to the top edge of the wings. This will add further feathery textures to the angel’s wings. As usual be careful to make sure the line on the right is as close to a mirror image of the left as you can manage.

How to Draw Angel’s Wings – Add a Feathery Texture to the Centre of the Wings

How to Draw Angel’s Wings Step 9 – Draw in Another Curved Line around the Base of the Wings

Draw another curved line to show the small feathers around the base of the left wing, as shown in the picture. Now mirror it exactly on the right wing. This will make up the small feathers around the base of the wings.

How to Draw Angel’s Wings Step 10 – Draw in Another Layer of Feathers  

The next layer of feathers and will be like a smaller version of the bigger outline extending along the bottom edge of the wing, and will also be like the ‘n’ shapes or finger shapes we used in Step 3. Mirror the shape on the other wing.

How to Draw Angel’s Wings -Draw in Another Layer of Feathers

How to Draw Angel’s Wings Step 11 – Draw One Final Layer Of Flight Feathers

Now you are going to draw one final layer of feathers which are roughly going to follow the shape of your overall outline, and rise to a point. Again repeat this process on the other wing on the right hand side. See the picture to help.

How to Draw Angel’s Wings – Draw One Final Layer of Flight Feathers

How to Draw Angel’s Wings Step 12 – Add Curved Lines to the Outside Feathers For More Detail

This is the final step. You can now add in some curved lines around the outside flight feathers near the bottom of the wings for extra detail and sharpness. See the picture to help.

How to Draw Angel’s Wings – Final Step

If you want to draw in a male or female form in the middle of the wings you can. Or you can leave your detailed, beautiful feathered wings as they are. Halos are also optional! 

You could even make your angel a little edgier by colouring in the wings grey, or even black. It’s entirely up to you!

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If you would like more on this topic there is another great drawing tutorial on angel wings here:

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Bullet Drawing – How to Draw a Bullet in 7 Easy Steps

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Welcome to our Bullet Drawing Tutorial!

You’d be amazed how many people want to create a bullet drawing, or bullet sketch. Here’s our tutorial on how to draw a bullet using a pencil to produce a really cool bullet sketch.

Table of Contents

1 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 1

2 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 2 

3 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 3 

4 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 4

5 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 5

6 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 6

7 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 7 

Bullets are used all the time in various art contexts from album covers to graphic designs, gaming designs, T-shirt designs, Anime, graphic novels, book covers, and film artworks to name just a few. They are great to draw for beginners especially but depending on the detail included can be done by more advanced artists too. 

We are going to be looking at how to draw a bullet sketch with the point facing to the right, but it’s really up to you which way it faces – just follow our instructions but point it in the opposite direction. You could also adjust the angle of your bullet so that you can see the circular butt at the blunt end if you wish also.

1 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 1

The best place to start drawing a bullet is with the actual body of the bullet which is a long narrow rectangle. Try to make sure that the top and bottom lines of the rectangle are straight and symmetrical, and of equal length. It’s best to use a ruler here. When it comes to drawing the two ends of the rectangle remember that they are slightly curved because a bullet is basically a cylindrical shape with a point at one end.

Bullet Drawing Tutorial Step 1

2 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 2 

Now it’s time to add the shoulders of the bullet which are in the form of a trapezium shape.

Bullet Drawing Tutorial Step 2

3 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 3 

The next thing to do is to draw the neck of the bullet. Your drawing will now look a little like a flask or canister lying on its side.

Bullet Drawing Tutorial Step 3

4 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 4  

 Now you want to go ahead and add the head of the bullet which is shaped like a tall triangle which is slightly curved (rather than completely pointy) at the top. Note that your drawing will now look something like a marker on its side or a lipstick holder with the lipstick exposed.

Bullet Drawing Tutorial Step 4

5 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 5

Now you can start to work on the other end of the bullet at the rim or butt. This consists of three thin slightly curved rectangles in a row. The first rectangle fits in with the top and the bottom lines of your very first rectangle (the main body of the bullet) and then the second rectangle extends a little upward beyond the lines of the main body of the bullet to stick out a little. 

Bullet Drawing Tutorial Step 5 + 6

6 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 6 

Now the magic happens. Use the side of your pencil to shade in the bottom of the main body of the bullet so that it has a shadow which is not as a thick and dark as the bolder outlines of the bullet. Now do the same thing for the shoulders, neck and finally the head of the bullet so there is a line of shadow across the whole bottom of the bullet.

7 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 7 

If you would like a lighter shade along the top of the bullet. Try to imagine where the light might fall on the top of the bullet to make it as realistic as possible. This line will be lighter again than the bottom which will be in a deeper shadow.

You can now take the opportunity to rub out any lines that you don’t need with an eraser.

Bullet Drawing Tutorial Step 7

Done!

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Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas To Start You Off

Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start You Off – Man with Muscled Arms Drawn Behind Him

Welcome to our ever popular Aesthetic Drawings Easy Tutorial! Please explore and enjoy these ideas and try them for yourself.

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1 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – An Open Book 

2 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – An Arrangement of Eggs On a Table Or in a Bowl

3 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Pieces of a Chess Board

4 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Black and White Sketch of a UFO

5 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Various Fruits

6 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – A Piece of Furniture

7 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – A Coffee Mug 

8 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Mountains

9 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – a Tree or Trees

10 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Birds

11 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Flowers

12 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Moon Shapes

13 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Candles 

14 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – A Hot Air Balloon

15 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Simple Images From Nature

We have thoroughly researched, explored and gathered some of the best aesthetic drawings easy ideas we can find to provide a comprehensive list of the best ideas for drawing when you are just starting out.

There is no particular order of which ones are best just plenty of easy ideas for aesthetic drawings. It might also be worth writing a caption underneath your drawing for extra effect, such as ‘journey,’ ‘wanderlust,’ ‘all who wander are not lost,’ or ‘stairway to heaven.’ You choose.

1 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – An Open Book 

For the best results see if you can find one that is quite old and interesting-looking. Open it up at a page that suits you, arrange it so that it sits at a really attention-grabbing angle and draw away.

 2 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – An Arrangement of Eggs On a Table Or in a Bowl

Try and find eggs that vary in tone and colour. If you can find duck eggs for contrast (they are usually a brilliant blue) that will really add to your drawing. Try to use coloured pencils or even watercolour brush pens to capture the different tones of the shells.

3 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Pieces of a Chess Board

These could be done in charcoal or as a pencil sketch to produce a really interesting black and white contrast. You could include part of the board underneath as an extra touch.

4 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Black and White Sketch of a UFO

It’s always good for beginners to try cartoonish drawings which are fun but great practice for symmetry and dimensions. Have fun with this one in particular!

5 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Various Fruits

You could draw an apple, an orange, a banana or a grapefruit – whatever works for you! To make it more interesting slice the fruit open. You could try drawing the same piece of fruit using a variety of different mediums such as pastels, coloured pencils, graphite or perhaps watercolour brush pens (you would need to use watercolour paper here). The various shadows, tones and reflections of your chosen fruit will definitely stretch your skills!

6 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – A Piece of Furniture

This could be a bed, an antique chair or even an armchair. Nothing says human comfort like a well chosen chair, and older chairs could tell many stories.   

7 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – A Coffee Mug 

A coffee mug is as good an example of human touch and interaction as you could possibly think of. You could draw it with steam coming out to show its heat and appeal or with a hand or hands holding it. Ah, blissful.

8 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Mountains

There is nothing that says adventure quite like a picture or drawing of a mountain. Don’t aim for perfection here draw your own interpretation of a mountain in a medium of your choice – watercolour, pencil, charcoal or coloured pencil. Have fun with it. 

9 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – a Tree or Trees

Something about trees and forests calls to us and makes us think of new experiences and journeys. We all love to see paintings and drawings of trees. Sometimes it doesn’t hurt to give people what they want. Including yourself. Go wild with brown, green, and enjoy the detail that can be found in Nature. Pick up a leaf or two on your way home if you like.

10 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Birds

Birds are the ultimate symbol of freedom, especially in a clear blue sky. If you find it difficult to draw a bird in flight, capture one in stillness as it’s easier. A quirky and arresting cartoonish bird can also go a long way and takes a degree of skill. This is definitely one of our favourite things to capture on paper. 

Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas – A Bird

11 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Flowers

You could see this one coming a mile off – flowers are aesthetically stunning and it’s possible to produce something really decent as a beginner. Use really interesting colours – it might be worth thinking about spring or summer flowers with beautiful reds, golds, purples and greens.

12 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Moon Shapes

As we all know the moon goes through various different phases throughout the month allowing for different moods and renderings. So many different effects can be achieved allowing for all sorts of mediums. 

13 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Candles 

A candle casts such lovely shadows and provides a beautiful opportunity for light and shade. As such it’s an amazing thing to draw for beginners (as well as more advanced artists) to make a dramatic, bold and arresting drawing. 

14 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – A Hot Air Balloon

The Hot Air Balloon is such an artistic, historic and appealing symbol of a quest or worthy journey that we had to include it here. If you have ever been in a hot air balloon you will know that it is simply one of the smoothest rides you could have which is why you will find this symbol in art, fiction and film. You can create outstanding colours for your balloon, and have it float against a sunrise or sunset, or even a night sky. Beautiful. 

15 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Creatures of the Sea

So much of the sea is still unexplored and new sea creatures are being discovered frequently. Drawings of the sea and its creatures are undeniably heart-warming and they make great subjects for beginners. Think whales, dolphins, fish, seas, sunsets and sunrises and you’re halfway to stunning art creations. 

16 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – The Sea Itself 

The sea and its constant change can be difficult to approximate but as a beginner it is possible to try to capture a simple moment, for example a wave against a beautiful sky. The sea is one of the most inspirational and enduring symbols of beauty, power and change that we know of. You could start with just one wave, and build on that.

17 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With  – Homes

Few places capture a sense of sanctuary and peace like the idea of home. Why not draw your own home, or go a little further and describe your perfect home through a drawing? Although this requires an imaginative stretch you could come up with a unique and inspirational drawing.  

18 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Simple Images From Nature

Drawing an acorn, a fern leaf, even a blade of grass is such a great practice for beginners and more advanced artists. It teaches you to really see what is around you, and consider the variety, fragility and beauty of the many lives that cross our path. Drawing a leaf is more intricate and rewarding than it first appears, the same is true of an acorn which is the seed of an incredible tree.  A true artist learns to be aware of such things technically and emotionally. 

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Mushroom Drawing – How to Draw a Mushroom Step By Step

Mushroom Drawing – How to Draw a Mushroom Step By Step

Welcome to our mushroom drawing guide. This is an easy, quick and exciting thing to draw for artists at all stages and ages, but written with a beginner in mind. Mushrooms are not at all hard to draw, but as usual it’s best to pay attention to detail to produce the best possible result.

As ever we are going to draw the outline in light pencil lines, some of which we can rub out later, and then draw over in thick marker or bolder pencil lines.

How to Draw a Mushroom – Complete

Table of Contents

Mushroom Drawing Step 1 Draw the Cap of the Mushroom

Mushroom Drawing Step 2 Draw a Curvy Line Across the Cap

Mushroom Drawing Step 3 Draw the Stem of the Mushroom

Mushroom Drawing Step 4 Add in Some Grass at the Base of the Stem

Mushroom Drawing Step 5 Add in Some Spots on the Mushroom

Mushroom Drawing Step 6 – Add in More Detail to the Grass

Mushroom Drawing Step 7 – Shade or Colour in Your Mushroom Drawing

Mushrooms come in many different shapes and sizes, some are poisonous, some are good to eat. Some can even make you see things that are’t there! The poisonous ones are called usually called toadstools, but it can be very difficult to tell the difference between poisonous and edible, so leave it to the experts!

We are going to draw a fairly generic and recognisable mushroom shape, to keep things clear, and avoid confusion. Follow the pictures and the time lapse video at the end to help you piece it all together, and don’t forget to sign up to our mailing list!

Mushroom Drawing Step 1 – Draw the Cap of the Mushroom

The first step involves drawing the cap of the mushroom. Draw a semi-circle in the middle of your page, and then draw a straight line across the base of it to make your mushroom cap. Check the picture below of the video to help.

How to Draw a Mushroom Step 1

Mushroom Drawing Step 2 – Draw a Curvy Line Across the Cap

Now we are going to emphasise the top of the cap, dividing it from its underside where the gills will be. Check out the picture or video to help.

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Mushroom Drawing Step 2

Mushroom Drawing Step 3 – Draw the Stem of the Mushroom

At this point we can draw in the stem of the mushroom by sketching two curved lines heading downwards. Try to make them roughly parallel so your mushroom drawing looks more realistic. Now draw a slightly curved horizontal line at the top of the stem as shown. You can rub out the line of the of the cap which should be behind the stem not over it, as the picture shows.

How to Draw a Mushroom Step 3

Mushroom Drawing Step 4 – Add in Some Grass at the Base of the Stem

Mushrooms often grow best in damp, dark places such as forests, so we are going to draw in some grass at the base of the mushroom’s stem. You can do this by sketching in some squiggly pointed lines (almost like a graph) at a slight angle. We can shade in or colour in this later.

Mushroom Drawing Step 4

Mushroom Drawing Step 5 – Add in Some Spots on the Mushroom

You can now add in some circles on the mushroom’s cap to make it look more dramatic and attention-grabbing. It might make you think of a toadstool – suggesting that your mushroom is deadly as well as cute!

Mushroom Drawing Step 5

Mushroom Drawing Step 6 – Add in More Detail to the Grass 

Now we are going to add more detail and texture to the grass. You may want to draw a leaf or even a bit of a tree trunk to show your drawing is set in a forest. You could even add a daisy or two, or a fern!

Mushroom Drawing Step 6

Mushroom Drawing Step 7 – Shade or Colour in Your Mushroom Drawing

The final step means adding in some more detail in terms of light and shade, or colour if you like. Consider where the sun/light source will be in your picture and then you add in shadow where you want to. If your light source is to the right, draw in the shadows on the left of the mushroom, and vice versa.

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Well done! You can now draw a mushroom!

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Things to Draw – Best Inspirational Tips 2021

We’ve collected our favourite Things to Draw in one article so you don’t need to go looking or wait for the Muse to visit you! We’ve made sure that each drawing idea has multiple options so you’re really getting lots of value out of your drawing ideas!

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Things to Draw

1 Your Mobile Phone

2 A Dog

3 A Cat

4 A Shoe

5 A Mug of Coffee

6 A Glass of Wine

7 Candles

8 Something Jazzy

9 Flowers

10 Beaches

11 Tin Cans

12 Stringed Instruments

13 Clothing

14 Horses

15 Cars

16 Different Hairstyles

17 A Coin

18 A Gun

19 A Sword

20 A Monster

21 A Skull

22 A Chair

23 Birds

24 Jewellery

25 A Bar of Soap

26 A Bicycle

27 Vintage Photos

28 Old Toys

29 Old Portrait Photos

30 Cartoon Characters

1 Things to Draw – Your Mobile Phone

This is a really easy one to start with, as few of us are ever without our phones. You may even be reading this post on your phone, so why not put it down and draw it?

The reflections on the screen alone are an interesting challenge, and you can draw the back or the front. Or both!

2 Things to Draw – A Dog

If you have your own dog then this is a no-brainer. Even if you don’t all you have to do is get a cute picture of one from Pinterest or Google Images. It can be a cartoon one or a more realistic one if you’re up to the challenge.

Things to Draw – A Dog

Getting the proportions right will improve your skills no end.

3 Things to Draw – A Cat

This leads us on naturally to drawing a cat. Again try a cartoon cat or a more real life drawing.

Things to Draw – A Cat

4 Things to Draw – A Shoe

A great way to challenge yourself is to try drawing a shoe. It isn’t as easy as it sounds. You could try one that you are wearing or someone else’s. It can be trainers, boots, high heels or whatever footwear you like! 

5 Things to Draw – A Mug of Coffee

For many of us a morning coffee is a crucial part of the day. Why not draw it? Especially if you have a cool favourite mug.

6 Things to Draw – A Glass of Wine

This leads on very naturally to drawing another beverage, hopefully one you drink in the evening this time! A wineglass, empty or otherwise is great drawing idea.

Trying to capture what the light does on the glass and what you can see through the other side in a distorted way, is brilliant practice.

Things to Draw – Wine Glass Drawing

7 Things to Draw – Candles

Candles are another fantastic drawing idea, especially in a dark room allowing you to draw the light around the candle as well. This one is particularly good if you have an attractive candle holder or can find a nice picture of one. Perhaps even an antique one.

8 Things to Draw – Something Jazzy

This is one of our favourite drawing ideas. Jazz and art have always enjoyed a close relationship so why not draw a jazz instrument? A saxophone or trumpet are the most obvious but a trombone could work really well too. 

Another idea could be something abstract based on jazz – think Kandinsky, musical notes and abstract instruments here.

9 Things to Draw – Flowers

Obvious for sure but still a great drawing idea. Obvious ideas would be peonies, roses and chrysanthemums but we would encourage you to think beyond and perhaps try something a little different.

Things to Draw – Flowers

10 Things to Draw – Beaches

Why not try drawing a beach? Beaches come in many different shapes and sizes. Some are sandy, some are made up of pebbles, some have sand dunes. The list goes on. Try drawing a beach near you, or even better imagine your own perfect beach.

11 Things to Draw – Tin Cans

Think about your favourite drink – Coke, Pepsi, Budweiser etc and draw the can crushed in different ways. This is a really personal one as it could be a soft drink can, a beer can, even a tin of sparkling water. Choose your poison. You can have fun with this by crushing the can to left or right, or even squashing it into itself from top to bottom.

Things to Draw – Tin Cans

12 Things to Draw – Stringed Instruments

We’ve already mentioned jazz instruments, but stringed instruments are a great option too. Guitars work really well for drawing ideas, but ukuleles and mandolins create a completely different vibe and are a little more unique. Violins, violas and cellos are excellent drawing ideas too.

Things to Draw – Ukulele

13 Things to Draw – Clothing

Yes we are heading in the direction of fashion here but drawing clothes is excellent practice even if you don’t want to be a fashion designer. Every artist has some sort of clothing that helps define them, be it hats, scarves, shirts, skirts or coats. Getting the shading and shape right takes skill and effort.

14 Things to Draw – Horses

Horses are a really beautiful animal that many an artist has been captured by. There are many options for drawing – a horse running, a horse standing still or a horse and rider. A more abstract drawing is always a great drawing idea too.

Things to Draw – Horses

15 Things to Draw – Cars

Whether you want to do a cartoon car or something more realistic this is a really good drawing idea. You could even draw your perfect imaginary car – perhaps based on an electric car you might drive on the moon, like a Tesla.

16 Things to Draw – Different Hairstyles

Few things define an era like a hairstyle. You could draw the hairstyle of the person next to you on the bus or train, or you could sketch the bob style of the 1920’s. These days the feminist fringe might be more your style. Go crazy with it and have fun!

17 Things to Draw – A Coin

Why not go ahead and draw a coin? It could be a coin from hundreds of years ago or one that has been minted recently. Again, coins define certain eras, as well as countries. Use your own or search up a worthy picture of a coin on Google or Pinterest. 

18 Things to Draw – A Gun

Not that we support violence in any way, but a gun is an unavoidable thing to draw for comics, films, novels, and anime to name but a few. You could go crazy and imagine your own futuristic sci-fi gun, or one that a cowboy or cowgirl might happily use. Try a rifle, a revolver, handgun or even ray-gun. You could even invent your own weapon for whatever context suits you.

19 Things to Draw – A Sword

From guns to swords and back again, we would definitely recommend learning how to draw weapons (though not use them in real life!) as they are part and parcel of so many contexts for drawing. No-one can deny the  appeal of learning how to draw a samurai sword, or even some sort of dagger. This drawing idea could keep you going for a very long time! 

20 Things to Draw – A Monster

Okay so it’s one of the most broad drawing ideas but we all need more monsters to draw in our lives. Consider Frankenstein, Werewolves, Vampires, Bigfoot or whatever works for you!

21 Things to Draw – A Skull

Yes we know it sounds a bit morbid, but drawing a skull is a basic skill for every artist. Find one in Google Images, a museum or somewhere safe… Don’t kill anyone or anything to help with this one! A sheep’s skull, a goat’s skull or something similar is a stable in most Art Departments in school. You could find one prettily easily, or better yet search Pinterest!

22 Things to Draw – A Chair

This one is a favourite with us because it presents lots of possibilities. You could draw an armchair, a fancy dining room chair, a bedroom chair  or even a small child’s chair. Go crazy with this and find your own favourite chair to draw, or imagine what your perfect chair might look like – complete with manoeuvrability, drinks holder or whatever suits you.

23 Things to Draw – Birds

This is a really open-ended drawing idea – you could draw anything from a sparrow to an eagle. The feathers are a particular challenge and this exercise will help you become a better artist in so many different ways.

24 Things to Draw – Jewellery

Find a piece of jewellery that you really love and draw it. It could be a ring, an earring, a bracelet, or even a necklace. Imagine where the light source in your drawing might be and showcase that sparkle in your drawing.

25 Things to Draw – A Bar Of Soap

This is a surprising thing to draw but somehow it works. We use soap every day (hopefully!) but it can be an excellent thing to draw. You might even want to include a few soap bubbles too!

26 Things to Draw – A Bicycle

A lot of people love to cycle so don’t miss out on this possibility for drawing. Cycling is great exercise but drawing a bike is also a great exercise! 

27 Things to Draw – Vintage Photos

This is a really great way to improve your drawing, and it might even leave you smiling. Find some of your old photos, family ones or if that is too painful, photos of past holidays are perfect. Do your best to convert them into a drawing, and enjoy the nostalgia!

28 Things to Draw – Old Toys

We all have old toys lying around that don’t have any monetary value so why not draw them? From Transformers to My Little Pony, drawing ideas abound. 

29 Things to Draw – Old Portrait Photos

One of the best drawing ideas we could think of would be old photos of people’s faces. It could be your grandmother or a famous face from the past. Whatever way you look at it drawing faces is a difficult but rewarding experience, and it will help you improve your drawing no end.

30 Things to Draw – Cartoon Characters

What could be more fun than drawing your favourite cartoon characters? All you need is to find some pictures on Google Images, whether it be Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny or a character from the Simpsons, or Rick and  Morty. This is always fun. Every time.

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Cloud Drawing – How to Draw a Cloud in 7 Easy Steps

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Welcome to our latest tutorial to help you create a cloud drawing! We’ll take you through our easy steps complete with pictures and a time lapse video.

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As usual all you will need for this is a decent pencil, a rubber and good paper, not to mention this cloud drawing tutorial. Colours are optional as you may want to colour or shade in at the end. 

Remember to start off your drawing with nice light lines which you can go over in darker lines later. It’s always easier to rub out lighter lines later on!

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Table of Contents

Cloud Drawing Step 1 Draw the Top of the Cloud

Cloud Drawing Step 2 Complete the Left Side of the Cloud’s Outline

Cloud Drawing Step 3 Finish the Right Side of the Cloud’s Outline

Cloud Drawing Step 4 Draw in the Base of the Cloud

Cloud Drawing Step 5 Fill in More Detail on The Inside of the Cloud

Cloud Drawing Step 6 Draw Over Your Outline with Bolder Lines 

Cloud Drawing Step 7 Shade or Colour in Your Cloud

Cloud Drawing Step 1 Draw the Top of the Cloud

Start off by drawing an upside down semi-circle as shown in the picture. You will want to have it near the top of your page to leave you enough room to stretch your cloud out to the right and left, as well as fit in the base of your cloud further down the page.

Cloud Drawing Step 1

Cloud Drawing Step 2 Complete the Left Side of the Cloud’s Outline

Draw the outline of the left part of the cloud using more semi-circular shapes joined together, as shown in the picture. It will look more ‘cloud-like’ if the semi-circles are different sizes and not all the same. Clouds are never uniform – they taken on random patterns.

The two sides of the cloud will look more realistic if they are not even so don’t worry about being too precise here.

Cloud Drawing Step 2

Cloud Drawing Step 3 Finish the Right Side of the Cloud’s Outline

Now do the same on the other side, and don’t worry if your right side is longer or shorter than the other side, enjoy the randomness!

Cloud Drawing Step 3

Cloud Drawing Step 4 Draw in the Base of the Cloud

Now it’s time to draw the base of the cloud which will be a little flatter and longer than the top and sides. See the picture of video to help you.

Cloud Drawing Step 4

Cloud Drawing Step 5 Fill in More Detail on The Inside of the Cloud

Draw in some more semi-circles inside the cloud to make it seem more wispy and puffy. You can follow the picture or have the wisps go in a different direction to make your cloud more unique. Have fun with it!

Cloud Drawing Step 5
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Cloud Drawing Step 6 Draw Over Your Outline with Bolder Lines 

Now you can go over your outline and the middle of your cloud in bolder lines or with a marker or dark colouring pencil if you want. Now you are ready for your final step!

Cloud Drawing Step 6

Cloud Drawing Step 7 Shade or Colour in Your Cloud

All you have to do now is colour or shade in your cloud. Obviously clouds are generally white, and rain clouds are grey. However you can try a light blue or even yellow in places to show the sun shining through. 

It’s always good practice to think of where the light source is coming from so that you can have lighter and darker patches on your cloud. Obviously if the light is coming from the left the right side of your cloud will be shadier.

Cloud Drawing Step 7

There you have it! Now you can draw a cloud!

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