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Drawing Instruction -- How to Draw Step by Step

Updated on January 8, 2015

Drawing Instructions

Using simple drawing instructions, nearly everyone can learn to draw. From simple figures to more complex images, drawing is a great way to express yourself.

Step by step drawing instructions let beginners see how images take shape. Easy to follow drawing instruction let you create an animal or a cartoon character or whatever it is you want to draw. The links provided here take you to some great Web sites to find such step by step drawing instructions.

Whether you want to learn to draw animals or just doodle like a pro, these step by step drawing instructions can help you get off to a good start.

Here's a photo of a doodle I drew. Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Drawing Fun - Practice Drawing with These Fun Instructions

Want to take a break and just have some fun? Check out these links and start drawing.

Learn to draw cats.
Learn to draw cats.

How to Draw a Cat and Many More Critters

Vintage Kids' Printable

Karen at The Graphics Fairy is kind enough to offer graphics and clip art on her blog. This fun printable illustrates how to draw a cat. Use this for everyday cats or Halloween cats.

Visit The Graphics Fairy to download and print these drawing instructions.

Then when you've mastered drawing cats, visit Do It and How and learn to draw cartoon animals like penguins, monkeys, cats, and many more! Such fun!

Books on How to Draw Cars and Trucks - Learn even more about drawing cars and trucks

How to Draw Cars the Hot Wheels Way
How to Draw Cars the Hot Wheels Way

Know someone who loves cars? Maybe they'd love to learn to draw cars. There are numerous books on just this subject available to get them started.


Draw Animals - Click a small image to enlarge it. Visit the link below to go to The Graphics Fairy Web site to download these instructions.

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Draw these critters. Source:  The Graphics FairyLearn to draw a bear. Source:
Draw these critters. Source:  The Graphics Fairy
Draw these critters. Source: The Graphics Fairy
Learn to draw a bear. Source:
Learn to draw a bear. Source:

Pictionary is a Fun Drawing Game - Draw, Play, Win!

Books on How to Draw Dogs

Just about everyone loves dogs. Learn to draw them with one of these step by step instruction books.

Drawing Flowers Can Be Easy and Fun - and oh so beautiful!

Books on How to Draw Animals

It's fun to draw animals and these books help you do it step by step.

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This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

Do you enjoy drawing?

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      6 years ago

      Drawing is fun and entertaining. Been drawing since I was little; evidence shows on my schoolwork. Currently working on freelance illustration work along with other things. These sources are helpful and will be added to my arsenal. Thanks for sharing this awesome lens.

    • TheLoneWriter LM profile image

      TheLoneWriter LM 

      6 years ago

      Neat! My sister is amazing at zen tangles. Does anyone here know the difference between a zen tangle and a zen doodle?

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      Mary Norton 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Yes, I do but I have not done much of it lately.

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      6 years ago

      I was here about a year ago and just peeking back in at your step by step drawing inspiration, I love how anyone can have success!

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      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      Really great lens on a topic that does not get enough coverage. I took a drawing class once, loved it. I got the idea in a dream. blessed.........

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      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      Drawing is such fun for kids and adults too. My three lenses about drawing (cats, ghosts and dragons) are quite popular. Just paper and pencil can provide hours of fun.

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      7 years ago

      Angel blessings to you! Thanks for sharing all the drawing resources!

    • squallpogi profile image


      7 years ago

      great job!

    • Tugee profile image


      7 years ago

      I do enjoy drawing but I am so very bad at it, which is why I'm visiting "how to" lenses. Thanks for this.

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      Sher Ritchie 

      7 years ago

      Yes, though I don't have much time to do it at the moment. This is a great lens, I'm featuring it on mine ( - thanks for sharing!

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      7 years ago

      I love to draw. I'm usually not satisfied until I've over done it, then it's trash. I'm always looking for new books on how to draw, lo and behold, I find myself on your lens again. You are great at this Creative thing I love so much! Thanks, Blessed, liked and bookmarked!

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      7 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I keep telling myself I need to learn to draw,and I've no excuse except using my time for things that seem more important right now. I own most of the Dover books on drawing and all of another series to teach kids to draw, since I own an online bookstore that sells these and more. But I seem to prefer writing and Zazzling to learning to draw, so I use my spare time that way. You have supplied links to a great bunch of resources for those who want to draw badly enough to actually take the time to learn.

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      7 years ago

      great pattern of designs

    • hsschulte profile image


      7 years ago

      I do this with my kids once in a while. I'm quite fond of that frog. We will try it.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      7 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @gottaloveit2: I'd call you anything but boring, Lori. I'm not much of a drawer either.

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      7 years ago

      What a cute lens, Peggy! I always draw squares - guess I'm that boring. Drawing is something I've never mastered. Dang it all.

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      7 years ago

      Ah well, i never could draw and i will never learn it - the keyboard+mouse are my pencils

      had again a big smile about your nickname, i really like it (i know i said that already)

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      7 years ago

      Delightful and inspiring for those with a desire to learn to draw!

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      Close2Art LM 

      7 years ago

      what a wonderful lens full of great information, a true one stop art lesson, Love It!...:)RWJR

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      Jan T Urquhart Baillie 

      7 years ago from Australia

      Love to draw with lead pencils. I draw with a sewing machine needle now.


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