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Online Drawing Classes. Draw Better Than You Ever Imagined Possible. Make Some Friends Along the Way!

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Get unprecedented exposure to Darrel’s lifetime of drawing experience
and discover fundamental skills like:

✏️Recommendations of proper materials for the most realistic drawings possible AND the reasoning behind each choice…

✏️A proven way to hold a pencil and position your hand for consistently accurate strokes…

✏️The secret to creating “3D” drawings that seem to “pop” right off your paper…

✏️How to layout your drawings using a method that virtually guarantees accuracy And much, much more!

Plus, with our huge supply of step-by-step, guided drawing projects, you’ll never have to search for a portrait, landscape or animal subject on which to practice these skills!
You will have the ultimate resource for mastering realistic drawing –
regardless of your current skill level!


Access to the 5 Pencil Method Community of over 25,000 artists from around the world who share their art and encourage one another,

Enjoy special pricing and promotions on new downloads.

Darrel will add student critiques to the end of each live class -  One is included FREE with EVERY NEW subscription - Additional critiques are available for separate purchase

At the end of most projects, Darrel offers a FREE STUDENT CRITIQUE class - ANY member can submit their work (5Pencil subject or their own) for critiquing. This class is always a favorite.

(new members only)

Art Studio

A GREAT place to START
For Beginners


  • Includes 4 PROJECT COLLECTIONS (30 lessons) for you to begin your Five Pencil Method journey. They are the basis for all of Darrel’s teachings. Unlimited access for as long as you need to work on those beginning principles.

    Access to a NEW LESSON weekly - enjoy the LIVE Art Studio Classic Class where we continue working on those basic techniques. This is broadcast LIVE each Wednesday night at 8 pm EST, or the recording will be available for you to watch anytime until the next class is published(access for 7 days).

    Join in the LIVE CHAT with other students from around the world, ask Darrel questions in real time

    (FREE Trial Not Available for STARTER)

Art Studio Classic

The FAST TRACK to becoming a phenomenal artist!


  • EVERYTHING from Art Studio Starter PLUS....

    You get UNLIMITED ACCESS to ALL of the NEW Weekly LIVE classes AND

    Access to over 30 projects (350 plus lessons) of Darrel’s past classes for members to peruse and work on in between classes

    Darrel rotates between Drawing Challenge projects, Drawing What Matters, Triad Projects, and shorter portrait, landscape and animal projects•

    Graphite and Color Pencil projects

    Project lengths - 2 to 12 weeks

    Learn how to tackle Drawing Challenges that can stump even experienced artists
(new members only)

Art Studio PhotoRealism

Artists of ALL LEVELS can take their drawing to a REALISTIC level


  • Includes 4 PROJECT COLLECTIONS (30 lessons) for you to begin your Five Pencil Method journey.

    UNLIMITED access to 15 past PhotoRealism projects (over 250 lessons) for members to peruse and work on in between classes, AND

    A NEW class recording (2 hours plus)will be posted on Monday evening EST each week and is available for you to watch anytime•

    Mostly Graphite Pencil projects

    Project lengths range from 15-20 weeks

    This class offering will take you further in to learning how to create drawings that look like photos.•

    Art Studio Ultimate



    • The ALL-ACCESS pass of Art Studio Classes!

      Includes EVERYTHING from Art Studio Starter, Classic AND PhotoRealism.

      For only $20 more per month, you can enjoy over 35 different tutorial projects (390 + lessons!)