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Do you wish you felt more confident in your drawing abilities?

At Let’s Draw Today, I invite you to discover step-by-step drawing tutorials and informative articles that will teach you the simple basics of drawing. These simple basics (along with a little practice 😊) will guide you toward making realistic drawings and sketches.

Embrace the feeling of pride in your drawings and find joy in that artistic spark that was within you all along!

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Hi, I'm Jack!

I am a self-taught artist. Additionally, I have 17 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher.

This website is the result of those two skills coming together in an effort to teach you what I know about drawing.

Whether you are a beginner or you have a bit more drawing experience, it is my goal to help you create beautiful pencil drawings of your own!

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Drawing Lessons

The blog posts at Let's Draw Today are grouped into 7 general categories. You can browse the lessons by clicking one of the links below, or you can keep scrolling to see a few hand-picked articles.

Drawing Techniques

These articles go over basic concepts about drawing that are essential to know and practice.

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How a Value Scale Can Really Improve Your Pencil Shading

Using a value scale while shading your pencil drawings can make a real difference in your artwork. In this post, you will learn how to make and use value scales to successfully shade with graphite pencils.

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What Is a Kneaded Eraser? Meet Your New Best Friend

This article will explain everything you may have ever wondered about a kneaded eraser, from what it is to how to use it and clean it.

Drawing Tutorials

These articles show you how to draw a specific subject with step-by-step directions and images.

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How to Draw a Realistic Eye

In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw an eye in a detailed and realistic manner, as well as the eyelids, eyebrow, and eyelashes.

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How to Draw a Medieval Castle

While it may be true that a realistic castle is not necessarily the easiest thing to draw, it is very possible and maybe even a little easier than you might first think.

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How to Draw a Cylinder in Perspective (3 Different Ways)

In this tutorial, we will learn how to draw a cylinder using one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective.

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How to Draw a Sea Turtle Step by Step

If you can learn how to draw a sea turtle, with its many scales, wrinkles, and possibly challenging shell, then you will feel more confident while drawing other reptiles too.

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How to Draw a Tree with Leaves in a Surprisingly Familiar Way

For many of us, the tree we drew in grade school consisted of a simple, bushy cloud shape sitting on a stump. This may surprise you, but what if I told you that you can draw a realistic tree with leaves the same way?

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How to Draw a Hamburger with a Tempting Look

Would you like to know how to draw a hamburger or cheeseburger? If so, then you are in the right place. In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw a hamburger step by step with a slice of cheese and other yummy toppings.

Foundational Drawing Courses

Are you looking for drawing courses that teach you the fundamentals?

Browse this selection of recommended courses that will enable you to have the basic foundational knowledge to draw whatever you want.