Drawabox | A free, exercise based approach to learning the fundamentals of drawing

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

Drawabox is a set of free exercise-based lessons that focus on the fundamentals - the skills you'll need to make sense of all the other resources and tutorials out there. First we focus on the basic mechanics of mark making, and how to use your arm. By the end, we develop a strong understanding of form, 3D space and construction.

I won't lie to you - our approach is tough and involves a lot of hard work. It's also structured and gives you a clear path with concise explanations and assignments you can complete and submit for review.

You can read more about Drawabox and how it came about here.

Or you can join the community of thousands of beginners and professionals alike and get started.

Homework

Once you've completed a lesson, one of the best ways to refine your understanding of that material is to help others by critiquing their work. After having done thousands of critiques and having improved immensely over the last few years, I can attest to that myself.

  • Lesson 5: Applying Construction to Animals

    Nulelu

    9:21 AM, Tuesday October 20th 2020
  • Lesson 4: Applying Construction to Insects and Arachnids

    weijak

    4:15 PM, Monday October 12th 2020
  • Lesson 3: Applying Construction to Plants

    ilcavs

    4:12 AM, Tuesday October 20th 2020
  • Lesson 2: Contour Lines, Texture and Construction

    SpaceLifeChris

    9:31 PM, Monday October 19th 2020
  • Lesson 2: Contour Lines, Texture and Construction

    Asher

    9:07 PM, Monday October 19th 2020
  • Lesson 2: Contour Lines, Texture and Construction

    kalindraws

    10:06 AM, Sunday October 18th 2020
  • Lesson 5: Applying Construction to Animals

    Vanillanya

    11:43 PM, Saturday October 17th 2020
  • Lesson 4: Applying Construction to Insects and Arachnids

    whisperjellyfish

    1:58 PM, Saturday October 17th 2020
  • Lesson 4: Applying Construction to Insects and Arachnids

    steel_teal

    1:41 PM, Saturday October 17th 2020
  • Lesson 7: Applying Construction to Vehicles

    AwinBell

    5:04 AM, Saturday October 17th 2020

Questions/Discussions

Take a moment to answer someone's question, or contribute to a discussion, if you have anything to offer.

Sketchbooks

Along with Drawabox work, our community members also post other artwork to their sketchbooks.

  • akulu's Sketchbook: Looking for some harsh critique

  • RainbowsareGodsPromise's Sketchbook: Partial Lesson 1 Submission (3 / 10 exercises)

  • sreevinesha123's Sketchbook: Partial Lesson 2 Submission (1 / 7 exercises)

  • Chaoticc's Sketchbook: Partial Lesson 1 Submission (3 / 10 exercises)

  • Jenufa's Sketchbook: Partial Lesson 1 Submission (8 / 10 exercises)

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Proko

Admittedly this is one of the few recommendations that are second-hand, as I've never had the pleasure of working through Stan Prokopenko's videos. That said, I have seen enough to know that they're highly accessible, and tackle figure drawing with an approach steeped in form and construction. They're also some of the most widely used figure drawing resources on the internet, with a wealth of free content to peruse.

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