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Do you recognize any of these all-too-common drawing faux pas? Discover 7 mistakes that professional artists avoid like the plague and how you can too!
Your childhood dream awaits! Bring a beautiful horse to life on paper with these 10 easy-to-follow steps
Trade in your grid for this one unexpected tool and achieve the accuracy you've been after!
Darrel Tank put a number of pencil brands to the test and here are the answers about which ones give the best results...
A sheet of paper will always be flat… which makes “popping” your drawings off the page with these simple secrets all the more exciting!
Freehand drawing skills will come with time… Start having fun and seeing progress now by discovering the graphite transfer method!
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Don’t stress about mastering free-handing drawing (yet), enjoy your journey to mastery by learning how to use a lightbox to start your drawings!
Discover how to draw realistic works of art that “pop” off of your paper! In just five, fun and easy drawing classes, you’ll discover many of the skills and techniques you need to approach any new drawing project with confidence!
Find the encouragement you need to stay the course and continue your drawing journey! Browse through our list of upcoming live or rebroadcasted events and reserve your spot before they fill up.
Join Darrel Tank and his students from around the world, live, every Wednesday night for an online drawing class! Plus, get instant and unlimited access to Art Studio, our online archive of over 19, step-by-step, drawing projects that you can tackle on your own time and at your own pace.
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Start (or finish) your 5-Pencil Method drawing class library and enjoy the convenience of offline learning that you can revisit anytime! Plus, share your powerful drawing classes with your creative friends with ease! Just remember to get them back…
The ultimate resource for anyone wanting to draw stunning, realistic portraits! This bundle includes Darrel’s flagship drawing classes, How to Draw a Portrait, How to Draw Eyes, How to Draw Mouths, How to Draw Noses, How to Draw Ears, and How to Draw Hair.
The perfect first projects to begin after your adventure through the basics of the 5-Pencil Method Core Concepts. Put your new-found skills to use on 9 real subjects.
If you like a rewarding, in-depth project, you’ll love Darrel Tank’s workshop collections. These lessons are the complete weekly Art Studio class projects.
“I still believe Darrel's videos got me through the tough times going through my chemo treatments. Got me back to my drawing and got my mind off the rough times.”
“If I had not stumbled across Darrel Tank's awesome site and got a spark for art back in my life, I would never have started drawing again. If I had not learned to draw with the tools Darrel recommends I would have been discouraged and given up a long time ago.”
“In a year I went from not being able to draw anything to drawing very realistic portraits. Thanks to Darrel's great teachings, patience, and encouragement.”
“I cannot thank you enough for all of your 5-Pencil Method tutorials. Absolute beginners and advanced portrait artists alike can garner much skill and confidence by taking your classes. I truly cannot thank you enough. My portraits (pets and people!) have improved 100% since participating in the online classes.”