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Hi my name is Darlene Nguyen and I created this website to help YOU draw! Each tutorial on RFA follows a step-by-step format that is simple and easy to understand. Learn how to draw realistic art today!

Latest Tutorials

How to Draw Curls in 7 Easy Steps

In this step-by-step tutorial, I'll show you how to draw curls in 7 easy steps! Grab a pencil, paper,...

How to Draw a Face from the SIDE (Loomis Method)

Hey, I'm Darlene and in this tutorial, I'm going to explain the Loomis method for drawing the face/head from...

How to Draw a Face from the FRONT (Loomis Method)

Hey, I'm Darlene and in this tutorial, I'm going to explain the Loomis method for drawing a face from...

How to Draw a Male Eyebrow

Hey, I'm Darlene and in this tutorial, I'll break down how to draw a realistic male eyebrow into simple...

How Draw a Realistic Eye From the Side

Hey, you're reading a detailed step by step tutorial on how to draw a realistic eye from the side,...

Pencil Shading Techniques Intro

I’ve always found shading to be the quickest way to add realism and depth to my drawings, be it...

How to Draw Asian Eyes

One of the most distinctive features of southeast Asian eyes is that the eyelid crease is tapered instead of...

How to Make Drawings POP!

In this tutorial, I'm gonna show you a few ways to give a flat drawing more depth.Go grab a...

How to Shade for Complete Beginners

When you add light and shadow to your line-drawings, you can make your subject come to life by creating...

How to Draw Faces for Beginners – SIMPLE

Here's a quick and easy method for beginners to draw male and female faces. In this tutorial, I'll draw...

How to Draw a Pair of Realistic Eyes

This is hands down the most requested tutorial to date. It's a long one too!The video below is a...

How to Draw Closed Eyes

Here's a quick and easy way to draw closed eyes for beginners. I came up with this method by...

How to draw a female face (side view)

 Struggling to draw female faces from the profile view? This tutorial gives you a great way to practice getting...

How to draw a female face in 8 steps

Another highly requested tutorial fresh out of the oven! This one is, again based off my original method, but with a few...

How to draw 6 different eye shapes

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to draw 6 different eye shapes: almond, round, monolid, hooded,...

How to draw short hair (very detailed)

Looking for a highly detailed tutorial on how to draw short hair? This is a very extensive one with...

How to draw an ear from the front

Learn how to draw an ear from the front in 11 easy steps!Tools: - HB, 2B and 4B pencils - Canson...

How to shade an eyeball

Every now and then, I get questions about how to shade eyeballs and how to make them look round....

How to draw eyebrows on paper

Hey guys! In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to draw realistic and subtle eyebrows. Learn how to...

How to draw eyelashes

Hey guys! Today, I'm going to show you how to draw eyelashes and also how not to draw them....

How to draw lips from the side

This tutorial has 3 examples for you to draw from: Overbite, Normal Bite and Underbite. When going through the tutorial,...

How to draw lips from the 3/4 view

Struggle with drawing lips in the 3/4 view? With this method, you'll be drawing perfect lips every time!Since my first lip tutorial...

7 steps to draw noses from the 3/4 view

This tutorial is a little different than the usual. Each step has 3 options for you to draw from:...

How to shade & pencil shading techniques

You guys asked for it, so here it is: the most requested tutorial to date: How to Shade +...

How to draw eyes from the side – 10 steps

In my last tutorial I mentioned that I would make a detailed post on drawing eyes from the side....

How to draw a face from the side – 10 steps

Hey Guys! I'm back with a new tutorial as a followup to the last one: how to draw a face from...

Learn how to draw a face in 8 easy steps: Beginners

Many RFA readers have requested me to write a tutorial on how to draw faces, so here it is!To make...

How to draw hands part 2 – Beyond structure

This is the last part of a 2 part tutorial. Part 1 covers basic proportions of a hand. If...

How to draw hands part 1 – Construction

Our hands are extremely expressive and can form endless amounts of gestures. These gestures can convey many emotions such as fear,...

How to draw realistic hair: The ultimate tutorial

Are you struggling when it comes to drawing hair? Drawing hair can be an intimidating task for those who...

How to draw an ear – 5 easy steps

When drawing portraits, people usually do not put too much effort into creating a likeness with their subject's ears...

How to draw a smile with teeth – 7 easy steps

Hello fellow artists! Wow, it's been such a long time since I posted a tutorial on RapidFireArt! Sorry for the...

How to draw a nose from the side – 6 steps

Many people find drawing noses difficult, especially from the side. Creating basic shapes as a guideline will make the...

How to draw lips – 10 easy steps

In this tutorial I will teach you how to draw lips in 10 easy steps using a simple triangle shape....

How to draw a nose from the front – 7 easy steps

Here is a very simple step by step tutorial on how to draw a nose from the front view. Below...

How to draw a realistic eye

Hi, welcome to RapidFireArt! My name is Darlene and in this tutorial I'm going to teach you how to...

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