If you’re an aspiring artist, drawing and sketch references can help improve your drawing skills and techniques. With the references I’ve curated below, you’ll discover a variety of drawing styles to try out.
Along with sharing some pretty cool drawings, I’m also sharing a few tips for improving your techniques as an artist. These tips apply to a newbie artist and someone who has been drawing for years.
1. How to Draw Eyes
This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to draw realistic eyes. Of course, it’s not as easy as six steps, but with practice, you’ll be drawing realistic eyes too.
2. Girl with Clown Makeup
If you want a cute and fun girl sketch to try, use this one of a girl wearing clown makeup. You can add as little or as much detail to your sketch as you’d like.
3. Girl Wearing a Hat
Here’s another fabulous sketch by Gaby Nico. Check out their Patreon for step-by-step tutorials of their art and so much more.
4. Hand Holding Mirror
Drawings like this are perfect for anyone who wants to practice drawing realistic hands. You can also use this reference to practice drawing lips.
5. Girl Wearing a Nike Hat
This girl is so stylish and would be a blast to draw. If you reference this drawing, consider changing certain details to make it fit your style.
6. Deidara from Naruto
Fans of the Naruto manga or anime will love drawing this piece which features Deidara. Deidara is a member of the Explosion Corps, an organization from Iwagakure.
7. Young Girl with a Backpack
I love this drawing which features a girl with a bee on her forehead. If you like cartoon-style art, you’ll love giving this a try.
8. Female Characters
These female character drawings are so cool. I love the side profile drawing because it reminds me that I must also practice drawing profiles.
9. Tent with Campfire
If you love drawing the outdoors, you should consider drawing a campsite within a circle. These types of drawings have been really popular because they look so cool.
10. Tanjiro from Demon Slayer
Last year I watched the first season of Demon Slayer and absolutely loved it. I’m now a massive fan of Tanjiro and just had to include this drawing.
11. Saitama from One Punch
I remember being hesitant to watch this anime, but I’m so glad I did. If you’re looking for a good time, draw a picture of Saitama while watching the show.
12. Draw Eyes in 100 Minutes
Okay, if you’re anything like me, it’ll take you a lot longer to draw eyes like these, but I’m definitely up for the challenge of drawing realistic eyes.
13. Woman with Cropped Top
I think drawings like these are fun because they challenge you to draw something other than the face. If you want to practice drawing the human shape, I love this reference.
14. Advanced Drawing
This is an advanced drawing, but if you’re an advanced artist, this will challenge you in a good way. Hey, even if you’re a beginner, you can give this a try.
15. Beautiful Woman
I am in love with this drawing. The lines are so clean, and the artist has done a fantastic job with the facial features. Those eyes, eyebrows, and lips are amazing.
16. How to Draw a Nose
I’m going to say that this nose drawing tutorial is perfect for beginners. At first, I was wondering if this was more advanced, but you could pull this off as a newbie.
16. How to Draw an Iris and Pupil
For many of us, these time estimates are probably way off, am I right? But you don’t have to rush to finish this in 15 minutes. Go at your own pace, and you’ll be so proud of your results.
17. Different Eyebrow Types
I’m always trying to get better at drawing eyebrows, so I appreciate this drawing that features 11 different eyebrow types and shapes.
18. Eye Drawing References
If you’re looking for references that showcase different eye shapes and angles, look no further than this incredible piece.
19. Girl Laughing
If you haven’t yet practiced drawing a person in the act of laughing, go ahead and give this a try. It’s perfect for anyone who needs to practice drawing expressions.
The more you practice drawing, the better you get. What once was challenging for you to draw will become easier and easier. I hope these simple tips help you along in your journey.
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