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.

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Manga Monday: How to Draw a Confident Pose

In real life and in art, confidence is key. A confident pose might involve a wife stance, or grand gestures. Direct eye contact and facing the body toward who is speaking are also signs of confidence. Today’s tutorial from Shojo Fashion Manga Art School, Year 2 will teach you how to draw a character...

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Manga Monday: Drawing Hands with Mark Crilley

In the first Mastering Manga book by Mark Crilley, he showed us these great poses to reference when drawing hands.       This time in Mastering Manga 2, he gives a step-by-step tutorial. You wanted it, you got it! Hands are definitely not the easiest thing to draw. I know it’s something I struggle...

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How to Draw a Mermaid

In celebration of The Little Mermaid’s 25th anniversary we, at IMPACT, decided to show a step-by-step of these sea-dwelling fantasy creatures. So while you try your hand at drawing a mermaid, listen to Carly Rae Jepsen’s new version of Part of Your World. A mermaid’s upper body closely resembles that of human’s, while their...

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FREE Painting Lesson by Tim Gagnon

  Who doesn’t love to learn new painting techniques? Come try your hand at painting with Tim Gagnon, award-winning artist who’s taught over 10,000 students. And now, for a limited time, you can learn to paint the following Tim Gagnon painting from start to finish for FREE! Here’s a time lapse of one of...

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Manga Monday: Monster Manga

Has everybody seen the new movie Pacific Rim yet? I really liked it! I think I’ll see it again before it leaves the big screen. If nothing else, I want to see the huge robot vs. monster battles one more time. The monster designs are crazy. Just check out these two designs from the official...

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How to Draw Serpentine Dragons

Drawing fantastical dragons and beasts can be a large fête to any beginner – even if those are the only creatures that you’re dying to draw! But, 2013 Chesley Award Nominee, William O’Connor teaches us how to start out with the basic form of a snake to eventually build up to drawing dragons. After...

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Manga Monday: Braids

Long hair isn’t all completely even and doesn’t flow neatly down a person’s back (No matter how much we wish it did!). Rather, it drapes and falls over the shoulders and, if hair has a bit more volume or wave, it makes its own shape as it flows. So check out this step-by-step from...

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Manga Monday: How to Draw a Kiss

A manga kiss isn’t easy to draw and, as far as poses go, it’s not one you’re going to draw on every page. But if you’re creating a love story, you can’t afford a cruddy drawing when the big moment finally does arrive. So check out some tips from Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley...

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How to Draw a Fairy

Out of all the mystical creatures that exist, fairies seem to pop up the most. So when it came time to create Sketch Fantasy Art, there was no way we were going to leave out our fairy peeps! But even less frequently drawn are the ever-so-elusive male fairies. That’s why, for this time around,...

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How to Draw a Sea Horse

Sea horses are those rare creatures that tend to fascinate both modern and fantastical thinking people and, of course, anyone in between! In Stephanie Pui-Mun Law‘s latest book, Dreamscapes Magical Menagerie, she incorporates both a step-by-step drawing and painting sequence to perk up the drawing hand of even the earliest kind of beginner. Although...