Learn Basic Drawing


I have created many Basic Drawing videos from methods I have developed from over 40 years of teaching beginning and advanced students how to draw.

Learning basic drawing skills and techniques is accomplished through exercises that acquaint students with drawing materials first so that confidence is gained early on and the student is ready for the visual projects.

Perhaps you are feeling cautious about drawing. Maybe you've never drawn before, or, you did drawings long ago but something or some one discouraged you and you quit.

You may think that drawing is just for those gifted with creative talent. No! Everyone and anyone can learn how to draw! As an instructor for over 40 years, I have proven this with many successful, accomplished drawing students! Please view my page of student work on the menu button.  I have made several YouTube videos demonstrating the skills and techniques you'll need for Basic Drawing.  These are the same skills I teach in my art classes in the Sun Room Studio here in Wilmington, NC.

Watch my video of the introductory basic drawing lecture that helps and encourages students like you to learn how to draw! Then scroll down and click on the link below to begin the free Basic Drawing lessons.  The lesson videos I have put on this website are entirely free to you.  I hope you will find them inspiring and give you the momentum for your artful endeavors.

An exciting journey learning drawing is before you.  Enjoy your adventure into this wonderful world and work hard at the skills.  Your rewards will last a lifetime!


Pencil drawing

by Lois DeWitt 

"Onion Still Life"

Pencil drawing

By Lois DeWitt

Click here to start the FREE Basic Drawing Video Lessons.

Real Feedback

My eight year old son likes to draw. You sent me the drawing lessons and I am helping him with them. We are having fun and hey, guess what, I'm learning to draw too!

Helga V, Sweden

I'm 50 and going to retire soon. I always wanted to be able to draw so now is the time. I saw your website and you sent me the classes link. What you said about my work I sent you was right on!

Much improved, I'm hummin'!

Mac B, Toledo, Ohio


I'm really impressed that I got good drawing instruction for free! Thanks so much, Brian Dudley


Hello, I have been drawing portraits lately and feel your crosshatching method has been very helpful! My shading has improved immensely! I will work on the line drawing as soon as I have time! Rose


Please send link to basic drawing lessons--enjoyed your blot painting! Thank you, Phyllis