Art Tutorials – Learn to Draw Step by Step

Learn how to draw it, paint it and create it all with step-by-step instruction from IMPACT authors, step by step.

Grab Your Four-Legged Friend, It’s Take Your Dog to Work Day!

It’s Take Your Dog to Work Day! AKA one of the best holidays of the year. Who doesn’t love getting snuggles from their four-legged friends? It’s a definite mood booster. Take Your Dog to Work Day was started back in 1999 by Pet Sitters International, Inc. (PSI for short) to “celebrate the great companions dogs make and...

Painting Animal Eyes: Watercolor Birds

Everyone has heard that phrase, “The eyes are the window to the soul.” Human or animal, the eyes are very expressive. Getting the eyes right in your art is important. We’re here to help! Painting animal eyes or human eyes is easy once you learn how to break it down. Today’s blog post covers...

How to Create Character Details, Inspired by Wonder Woman

Creating character details is really important when developing your own character. Specific details will inform your readers about that character with just a glance and make them recognizable. Costume elements can play into the story you write as well.  With the new Wonder Woman movie out, I’ve been diving deep into her history and...

How to Draw Medieval Clothing

I’ve long loved costume design and seeing the gorgeous historical costumes from the many different fashion eras. Each era has a signature style. Medieval clothing definitely had a look of its own. With today’s post you’ll learn some of the history of medieval clothing so that you can draw it for the character you’re...

Doug Chiang’s 6 Keys to Good Design

Doug Chiang is an award-winning artist who has done a lot of work for film and TV. He’s also worked on multiple projects for the Star Wars franchise. He’s done work on the movies and video games! You can read a Q&A with him and learn how to draw a spaceship by following those links...

Celebrate #Junicorn by Learning How to Draw a Unicorn!

I’m all about the art hashtags and coming up with a theme for a month. #MerMay was great. I’m definitely looking forward to #Inktober. Now it’s time for #Junicorn! I’ve always loved unicorns. I read so many books about unicorns. Anyone else a fan of The Unicorns of Balinor or The Unicorn Chronicles? The...

Communicating Character Design with Colors

Today’s post comes from YouTube sensation Josiah “Jazza” Brooks and his book with IMPACT, Draw With Jazza. Colors are a great way to define character traits. Read on and use the handy character color wheel below for reference when creating your own character. Working With Color Exploration and experimentation are crucial to finding the perfect design...

How to Add Weathering to Your Cosplay

If you’re creating armor or weaponry for your cosplay, you’ll probably need to think about weathering. Most armor doesn’t stay shiny and new for long! Adding weathering to your cosplay shows that the pieces have seen some battle. This technique from The Costume Making Guide by Svetlana Quindt AKA Kamui Cosplay will help you...

Mastering Manga 2: How to Draw a Hand

Hands can be intimidating to draw. Learning how to draw a hand is an essential skill if you want to draw people. There are a lot of ways to draw hands, but we’ll break down how to draw a hand with an easy guideline tutorial from Mastering Manga 2 by Mark Crilley.   For the...

Learn How to Draw a Dog with a Free Tutorial!

Dogs are man’s best friend. I’m a cat person myself, but any time I see a dog I can’t resist running over to pet and play with it. Now you can learn how to draw a dog with this free step-by-step demonstration from Cartoon Animal Friends by Char Reed. Today’s tutorial will show how to...