7 Skillshare Classes for People who love Drawing

By |2018-09-04T03:15:23+00:00June 13th, 2018|Art and Creativity|4 Comments
  • Thinking of upping your drawing game? These Skillshare classes on Drawing are perfect for people who love to draw or artists at any level. #drawing #draw #skillshare #class

Being an Illustrator/Comic Artist for almost a year means I constantly have to learn new techniques related to drawing.

And I joined Skillshare to learn more tips, faster. If you’ve been following me for some time, you’ll know how much I rave about Skillshare.

I live in India and I’m a home bird. I never leave the apartment unless I have to take my dogs for a walk. I stay in an area surrounded by trees and a lake which means I never actually meet people.

I even do my grocery shopping online.

Skillshare enabled me to learn whatever my heart craved for without even leaving my desk.

In case you don’t know, Skillshare is an online learning community, where Creators can share classes based on practically anything (drawing, cooking, photography, baking, etc.) and people can watch these classes to improve their skills.

Hence the name “Skill-share.”

Skillshare costs $8-$12 a month, but as my reader, you can get 60 days of Skillshare Prime Membership free if you click here. You can watch unlimited classes in these 2 months.

If Skillshare is not your cup of tea, then you can cancel your membership just before the 60 day free trial is over.

Why say no to a free cookie sample?


Now, if you’ve always had a zing for drawing, and want to get better or are already a professional artist but are looking to improve your drawing skills, then you’re going to like this post very much.

Very much indeed.


I have gone through a lot of classes, but these are (according to me) the best drawing classes on Skillshare.

1.Design a Female Character: Sketching Portraits with Pencils.

Drawing Faces

This is a course I really enjoyed because I love sketching girls/women in general.

Gabrielle teaches you how to sketch cute female characters with pencils. She’ll walk you through the materials and pencil techniques she uses before she breaks it all down by sketching the face, feature by feature, in easy to follow steps. This is a class for artists of any level.

Tools used

What I love most of all is her course is full of worksheets, guides, tutorials, tips, and references to help prepare you for drawing female characters — with loads of video demonstrations to help you solidify the information, while watching it in action!

Drawing the Eyes

By the end of this class, you will know how to draw a variety of female eyes, noses, mouths, and hair styles that you can then work into endless combinations.

Drawing Expressions and Hair


2. Pen and Ink Illustration: The Basics for Creating Magical Drawings

Pen and Ink illustration

Like the name suggests, this course is all about inking and drawing using brush pens and technical pens.

Yasmina teaches you about all the supplies and tools that she uses before she shows you what is line variation.

Line Variation

After which, she will show you all the different ink-shading techniques. And she provides you with worksheets that you can use to practice on!

Ink Shading Techniques

And then, she will show you the different types of patterns and textures you can use for your piece. Finally, she guides you through a step-by-step process of how she does her drawings.

Ink Drawing


3. Imaginative Drawing – Developing Concept Art Characters

Imaginative Drawing

In this class, Camilla teaches you how to combine styles and techniques from two art world genres: manga and pop surrealism.

She will show you all the tools she uses of course and teach you the difference between hard lead and soft lead pencils. She begins with simple shapes that eventually becomes the outline of the drawing.

Drawing Shapes and Outlines

And then she goes to show you step-by-step instructions on how you can flesh out the drawing.

 Drawing from your Imagination Class



4. Character Illustration: Drawing Facial Expressions, Figures, and Clothing

Drawing facial expressions, figures and clothing

Now, although the final result is a computer generated illustration, Gabriel goes through the entire process of drawing figures, faces, expressions and clothes.

He begins the class by teaching you how to do figure drawing exercises, so you get a rhythm of drawing basic figures.

Drawing poses

He then delves into drawing expressions and faces both – masculine and feminine.

Drawing expressions masculine and feminine

After exploring how to draw clothes and poses, he then moves on to showing you how you can put the sketch into your computer and use Photoshop to create a beautiful illustration.

Illustrating the figure

Overall, this is a very extensive course and it is packed with value. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned Artist, this is a course that you should check out.



5. Drawing Letters, Making Art: Lettering Beyond The Page

Drawing Letters making Art

Like the name suggests, this is a course all about drawing letters.

Joseph starts his classes by teaching you about all the tools he uses.

Using Markers to draw letters

And then he moves on to the Fundamentals of Typography – including Lettering Tips and Tricks. Finally, he shows you how to create a masterpiece on an object.

This process is super detailed because he shows you how to prep the object and then draw on it.

Drawing on everyday objects


6. Art School Boot Camp: Drawing Dynamic Gestures

Drawing Gestures Skillshare ClassChristine will teach you how to draw gestures – a very important step in drawing people. She will show you the three most important concepts to keep in ind when drawing poses.

Worksheets for Drawing

And she illustrates just how important lines and curves are when you’re drawing figures. She will teach you how to make a quick line gesture drawing from a photo reference.

Drawing Gestures from References


7. Drawing as Self Discovery: 5 Ways to Start

Mari Andrew Drawing Class

This course is unlike the others on this list. Mari teaches you how to draw in order to heal and connect with yourself. Her course isn’t about drawing perfectly but drawing from the heart.

Tools used for Drawing from the Heart

These easy, fun exercises will guide you to go deep, reflect on your emotions, and visualize your dreams for the future.

Creative Exercises for Drawing

What I love most about this course is that you don’t need to be perfect at drawing. You just need a pencil and a paper and you can draw whatever you feel like.


And this is the perfect course to take if you want to start an Art Journal.


That pretty much brings us to the end of this list. If you’ve made it to this point, you must really love to draw as much as I do.

Skillshare only offers 1 month free of Premium Membership but as my reader, you will get 2 months if you click here.


What is your favorite class on Drawing? Let me know in the comments below if any of these suggestions got you interested in picking up that pencil.

About the Author:

Angela is a 26 year old Illustrator and Comic Artist living in Bangalore, India with her husband and 2 cute little Labrador retrievers who resemble a cream-bun and a chocolate kiss.


  1. Charu June 18, 2018 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Hey Angela! I have been following your illustrations for a while. It’s great that you are sharing your knowledge with a wider audience now. I too hope to become a professional illustrator someday. So this is very helpful for me. Thank you! Have a great day 🙂

    • Angela Vaz June 18, 2018 at 1:09 pm - Reply

      Hey Charu!

      That’s wonderful. Thank you so much for following me. 🙂 And you can definitely become an Illustrator if you put your mind to it! I’m self-taught too.

      I will make a list of Illustrator Classes that you can take to become better at your skill! You can also take my course on converting pencil sketches to digital illustrations if that is something you’d be interested in. ^_^

      Warm regards,

  2. Liz Agboola July 9, 2018 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Hello Angela, thank you for the free resource but all these classes have become available to only premium members.

    • Angela Vaz July 9, 2018 at 8:34 am - Reply

      Hello Liz,

      These classes are all premium, but since you’re my reader you will get 2 whole months of Premium membership of Skillshare!

      You will have to input your card details, and then you can watch all the premium classes for 60 days. If you don’t want to be charged, then before the 60th day is over, cancel your membership and you won’t be charged a dime! Attaching the link below.


      Let me know if you have any other questions and I’ll be more than happy to answer you!

      Warm regards,

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