Anyone can learn to draw. It’s not some magical talent a few people are born with. It’s a skill you can train.

A lot of people treat the ability to draw like it’s some mysterious, esoteric gift that only a select few possess. I’ve seen art schools and classes that do little more than encourage their students to draw more, as though one day something will just click.

Ultimately, what I like to call the fine art approach never worked for me. Having been trained as a programmer, I need to be able to break things down into simple problems that can be solved, and feeling things out never really appealed to me.

Fortunately, I found a different approach.

When studying at Concept Design Academy in Pasadena, California, I was taught exercises and approaches to drawing that simply made sense. Everything was logical and clear, and each step served a purpose.

Now, I’d like to share what I learned with you. I will not guarantee a first class education – my lessons are based on my interpretations of things I learned from my instructors (Peter Han, Kevin Chen, James Paick and John Park) and include my own insights as well as my own misinterpretations. I emphasize concepts that I find valuable, and skip over parts that I find distracting.

My lessons are available completely free, so many find them to be a good place to start. I also offer homework critiques through /r/ArtFundamentals on Reddit.

Not everyone can afford to pay for art classes – because of this, Drawabox is supported through a Patreon campaign, where those who do have a few dollars to spare pledge a donation each month, and all may benefit from an expanding curriculum.

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School Info
Type: Online
Program(s): Tutorials
Medium(s) Taught: Drawing
Instructor(s): Irshad Karim
Tuition: N/A
Financial Aid: None


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