Do you want to learn how to draw realistic people? Here you'll find a growing collection of free tutorials, all with step-by-step instructions and sample drawings to help you follow along. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced artist, anyone can learn to draw people.

All tutorials on drawing people

Step by step tutorials

In the tutorials of this series you will find step-by-step instructions with example drawings that explain exactly how to draw a human body.

We start with simple circles and lines, which we develop into a basic framework for drawing human proportions. The shapes are refined with the help of simple tips and tricks and before we know it, we have drawn a human!

Practice makes perfect

Actually, drawing is all about translating what you see correctly onto a piece of paper. Like with learning a new language, you just have to know how to apply certain rules.

If you practice drawing people regularly, then one day you may even be able to do without circles and lines altogether, because you'll develop a sense of spacing and proportion all by yourself over time. Things that seem complicated, like drawing portraits, will then come easily to you. Through repeated practice you will become more and more confident in drawing and also experience much more joy in doing so.

... also for beginners?

Of course, the tutorials are also suitable for beginners! You only need three things: a pencil, paper and a little time.

Those who are blessed with talent will be able to learn faster. Those who think they have no talent can make up for it with enough diligence and become good as well. After all, we can all learn how to draw.


  • The first attempts will be the worst, but don't let that discourage you! Your next drawing will always be better than the one before.
  • It is worthwhile to take a photo as a reference in addition to the tutorials for practicing.
  • Asymmetry is not a flaw, it is part of nature (even if we have become accustomed to almost flawless people through media).
  • It doesn't matter if you practice in a sketchbook or on various loose pieces of paper: The main thing is to keep practicing and keep making mistakes you can learn from.
  • Drawing people is not necessarily easy, but with patience and diligence anyone can learn how to do it. So keep at it and don't give up!