Drawing - Video Tutorials

Always wanted to learn how to draw - or improve your skills?

11 FREE video tutorials taken from my popular and successful drawing program,

containing exercises which will help you with any art practice.

These friendly and accessible videos contain detailed descriptions of

different drawing techniques - from pencil to charcoal to white pastel - as well as

information, ideas and concepts which really will help you to

change the way you SEE 

impacting your creative and personal development in a very positive way!

My cheerful and open approach to teaching has helped hundreds of students:

  • improve drawing and painting skills

  • gain personal confidence through art

  • connect and communicate in a new way

  • relaxation through new forms of focus

  • see the world differently!

There are reference photos and samples attached for you to download and/or print - scroll down to the bottom of the page for additional photos for you to try your new skills on!

Learn how to draw - no. 1

 

Before you start... how to SEE

The introduction to my drawing course - containing key elements which will help you enormously before you start any kind of art practice - notably to start understanding what it is you are actually looking at, and how to start translating that onto paper or canvas!

Learn how to draw - no. 2

 

Preparation - key visual elements to look for 

Some important and helpful tips for you before you start drawing - what it is you are looking at in the photograph, and elements to think about when you start.

Learn how to draw - no. 3

 

First steps: easy techniques for starting  

Ready to start drawing?

This video gives you easy-to-understand techniques which will help YOU to "translate" your picture onto paper - lots of tips and simple ways to understand what it is you are looking at, and how to recreate it.

 

What you need: a ruler, pencil, eraser, A4 white paper (preferably sketching paper which is a minimum of 120gsm), extra A4 paper for scrap  

 

Have fun!!

apples and pears for Charlotte Giblin drawing tutorial
Reference images to download

click on the paperclip to get a high res version of the apples and pears photo in a zipped (compressed) file

 

This is a completely safe image to download to your computer or device and to open for printing.

Learn how to draw - no. 3a

 

charcoal tutorial - quick apples and pears  

Following on from the "first steps" video (no.3) this tutorial talks you through a quick and easy charcoal drawing, to create a full bold picture.

 

To have more detailed simple tutorial steps for learning to use charcoal check out video no. 5 below...

 

Materials needed: 1 stick willow charcoal, eraser, kneadable eraser (putty rubber if you have one - or use Blu-Tac!), A4 white paper.

Have fun!!

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Reference images to download

click on the paperclip to get a high res version of the apples and pears charcoal sample done by Charlotte in a zipped (compressed) file 

This is a completely safe image to download to your computer or device and to open for printing.

Learn how to draw - no. 4

 

summary of 6 key points for great drawing   

A perfect summary of the detailed introduction to drawing with Charlotte Giblin Art! These 6 key points will transform the way you can approach your drawing - and all forms of art.

Learn how to draw - no. 5

 

charcoal tutorial (single pear)

A detailed step-by-step tutorial showing how to use willow charcoal to get great 3D results quickly and simply - the subject here is a pear.

 

The tutorial also explains the difference between two kinds of charcoal and why willow charcoal is the best to start with - plus loads of additional advice and help across the board for any kind of artwork.

 

Materials needed: pencil, willow charcoal, eraser, kneadable eraser (putty rubber - if you have one - otherwise Blu-Tac can be used!), white A4 paper (120gsm preferable), plus additional scrap paper.

Charlotte charcoal pear sample
Reference images to download

click on the paperclip to get a high res version of the pear charcoal sample done by Charlotte in a zipped (compressed) file 

This is a completely safe image to download to your computer or device and to open for printing.

Learn how to draw - no. 6

 

white chalk pastel tutorial (single pear)

Simple step-by-step tuition to help you get great 3D results with white chalk pastel.

 

The subject here is a pear - learn how to get the impression of texture, and how to make an object really pop out from the paper!

 

Friendly, chatty voice-over and description of techniques to guide you with how to use white chalk pastel for any drawing subject.

 

Materials needed: white chalk pastel (stick), white chalk pastel (pencil), kneadable eraser (putty rubber), black A4 paper (or any dark-ish colour that will show white)

Charlotte white chalk pastel pear sample
Reference images to download

click on the paperclip to get a high res version of the pear white chalk pastel sample done by Charlotte in a zipped (compressed) file 

This is a completely safe image to download to your computer or device and to open for printing.

Learn how to draw - no. 7

 

pencil tutorial (single pear)

Want to create realistic drawings without too much stress or pressure?

 

This is a great subject to start with - including simple and straight forward guidance on many different aspects of drawing with pencil.

 

Materials needed: 2B pencil (or any pencil you have lying around!), eraser, kneadable eraser (putty rubber - if you have one), A4 white paper (preferably 120gsm sketching paper) 

pencil pear drawing sample by Charlotte
Reference images to download

click on the paperclip to get a high res version of the pear sample in pencil done by Charlotte in a zipped (compressed) file 

This is a completely safe image to download to your computer or device and to open for printing.

Learn how to draw - no. 8

 

pencil tutorial (magnolia flower)

Want to learn how to draw realistically?

This simple tutorial using a photo of a magnolia flower as reference guides you through all the tips and techniques for producing great drawings with pencil - even if you're a beginner!

 

Plenty of friendly advice which you can use on any drawing subjects you want!

 

Materials needed: 2B pencil (or whatever pencil you have lying around!), eraser, A4 white paper (120gsm sketching paper is ideal)

Reference images to download
Charlotte pencil magnolia sample

click on the paperclips to get a high res version of the magnolia sample in pencil done by Charlotte and the reference photo in zipped folders (compressed files) 

These are completely safe images to download to your computer or device and to open for printing.

Magnolia flower reference photo by Charlotte

Learn how to draw - no. 9

 

pencil tutorial (fabric folds)

Tips and techniques for creating great pencil drawings!

 

This easy to follow tutorial gets you started on a fabulous realistic drawing of folds of fabric with all sorts of creative advice which will help you with any kind of drawing project!

 

Materials needed: 2B pencil (or any pencil you have lying around), eraser, A4 white paper (120gsm sketching paper is ideal)

 

Have fun!!

Reference images to download

click on the paperclips to get a high res version of the fabric folds sample in pencil done by Charlotte and the reference photo in zipped folders (compressed files) 

These are completely safe images to download to your computer or device and to open for printing.

Fabric folds sample in pencil by Charlotte
Fabric folds reference photo for doing drawing exercise

Learn how to draw - no. 10

 

Next steps - still life set up - drawing objects in real life

 

You've had fun drawing from photographs, and feel that you're getting good at it - so what's next?

Do you feel that when you sit down to try and draw something in "real life" it never looks as good as your drawings from photos?

 

Charlotte gives detailed explanation of a number of different methods for "translating" real 3D objects onto paper - choose which ways suit you, and choose the objects you want to start with!

 

This video carries on from Charlotte's previous 9 videos which explain "how to see" and how to learn to draw from photos.

Have fun!!

still life reference image by Charlotte
Reference images to download

click on the paperclip to get a high res version of the still life composition photo in a zipped (compressed) file

 

This is a completely safe image to download to your computer or device and to open for printing.

additional reference images you can download
apples and pears reference image

click on the paperclips to get a high res version of additional reference photos for apples and pear drawings! 

These are completely safe images to download to your computer or device and to open for printing.

apples and pears reference image 2
apples and pears in a bowl reference image
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