20 Traditional Drawing Tutorials to Learn Drawing Techniques

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Hand-drawn sketches are not what they used to be. Nowadays, the digital design is more used than traditional drawing techniques. However, the sketched designs tend to have more appeal to the public, thanks to their unique character.

If you want to develop your traditional drawing skills, this collection of useful tutorials will guide you through all the steps necessary for creating stunning artworks. You will be learning about the principles of sketching as well as how to design like a professional sketch artist.

You will be given step-by-step information and images that show you the progress at each step, from the beginning to the final image. Also, besides learning how to create amazing sketches, you will also learn lots of useful tricks.

You will work with various tools (pencils, charcoals, etc.), use multiple drawing techniques, create shadows, contrast and highlight, proportions, symmetry, and more. You will improve your traditional drawing skills that will also help you as a designer.

So, check out these 20 helpful traditional drawing tutorials and start creating awesome drawings! Let’s get started!

Sketch Process

In this tutorial, the designer shows every step of sketching a new design. For this, he uses a Derwent Graphic Pencil and Fabriano Artistico Bright White Watercolor Paper and Mechanical pencils for small details.

One Image Per Day

This designer gives you useful tips on how to exercise your sketching skills. Also, he shows you shading techniques that you can use right away.


Hand Drawn Type Artworks

Check out this stunning design of traditional art. This designer demonstrates a precise technique that will definitely make an impression.


Postcards Hand-Drawn

Take a look at these lovely postcards with a hand-drawn design that you can use to impress. The designer gives you valuable information on the various techniques that he used.


Rules of Success

Here is an amazing design that focuses on the typography. Check out these designs and learn new tricks.

Tutorials: How to draw lips

This tutorial provides you useful tips on how to draw perfect lips, giving you step-by-step information. Take a look!


Drawing a Greek Taverna Menu Main Image

By following this instruction you will design a perfect Greek tavern menu image with a traditional look.

This is an excellent tutorial on how to draw a hyper-realistic drawing. The result is stunning!


Pencil Drawing

Here is an amazing hand-drawing with a high level of detailing. This is a remarkable sketch with unbelievable depth of detail.


Marilyn Portrait Tutorial

To create this striking sketch you need to be very patient. It is a very detailed sketch that will take some time to realize.


Dessiner une Rose

Check out this wonderful tutorial that shows you, step-by-step, how to create this beautiful rose. Take a look!


Portrait tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw a perfect portrait. The designer shows you all the information that you need.


How to Draw a Car

This is a step-by-step tutorial that shows you how to sketch a realistic car. You will learn about shading, mid tones, and more. Check it out!


Portrait tutorial

Here is a stunning sketch that you can create by following this very comprehensive tutorial. Enjoy!


How to draw a fashion figure

In this step-by-step tutorial, the designer shows you how to design a fashion figure. You will be using an existing photo as reference.


Graphite Portrait

Take a look at this amazing sketch tutorial and learn how to create it by following a few easy steps.


Detailed Hair

This is a useful information to all sketch artists. Follow this tutorial an use what you learn in your future projects.



Proportions are very important when creating portraits. Follow this tutorial and learn more about this.


How to Draw Caricatures: The 5 Shapes

In this tutorial, you will learn how to hand-drawn various caricature sketches. Take a look!


Hair drawing tutorial

Follow this neat tutorial and learn how to sketch perfect hair. This is an easy-to-follow tutorial that offers you guidance all the way.


Let us know which one of these traditional drawing tutorials was your favorite and why!

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques, collating creative website designs, and writing about the latest design trends, inspiration, design freebies, and more. You can follow him on Twitter

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