~ Learn How to Draw In Pencil ~

I created this website so I can help others to learn how to draw too. I began laying out drawing tutorials for in-class and online that were easy and step-by-step. As a Pencil Realist Artist, I have taught hundreds of adults & children how to draw. I have taught portraits, wildlife, & pets through Loyalist College in Ontario, Canada.

I have also designed Canada’s first online drawing courses. These classes are offered through eight Ontario Community Colleges in both pencil & colored pencils.  I also offer children art classes  in Drawing Animals Continuing Education as well as in private lessons in my home.

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Latest from the Pencil Blog

Drawing a 3D Apple Skull

Drawing a 3D Apple Skull
Well, I do have to say this is pretty cool. This drawing was done by artist, Vamos Sandor (you can check out his youtube channel by clicking on his name).

3D art is becoming [...]

Around the World In 80 Drawings

Around the World In 80 Drawings
I have had the opportunity to review the book, Around The World In 80 Drawings. This book would be a great gift for the creative person and for those who [...]

What is the difference between a realistic pencil
drawing and a sketch?

Drawing A HandA realistic pencil drawing is a drawing that is realistic to our eye as being 'real to life.' So in other words, the subject(s) will look realistically close as though you had taken a photo. Now in saying this, a realistic pencil drawing can also have fantasy type characters in which they appear so lifelike you could imagine it being in the real world.

A sketch is a loose freehand drawing that lacks fine details.  It is typically a preliminary drawing serving as a quick study in a method of recording it for later use. A quick sketch can be a final drawing for artists or it can be a preliminary sketch before they work in the details with pencil, coloured pencils, conte, pastels etc. or to paint.

~ Step-by-Step Drawing Tutorials ~

Realistic Pencil Drawing - Blue JayIn the next few months I will be posting drawing tutorials in pencil ranging from still life, animals, pets, wildlife, people and landscapes. Over the years, I have drawn and designed many step-by-step drawing lessons so people can learn how to draw.

Also learn about pencil techniques, paper surfaces, pencils, photography tips for good reference photos and tools of the trade.