At CG Cookie, you’re encouraged to draw during class.

A well-rounded artist is the most valuable artist. Learn the foundations of drawing to create better characters, models and games.

Master color theory, learn shape language and create your vision on paper, digital and real.

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Master Digital Drawing the Smart Way, At Your Speed

Follow a learning flow, connect with us via live streams, or explore our full library on your own.

Have a clear roadmap, walk it at your speed

No more guessing what to do next. Follow a Learning Flow to build your 2D skills with purpose, step-by-step.

Have a question? Join a community of characters, err artists.

With a long-running trainer crew and a tight-knit community, we want to get to know you.

Test what you've learned with peer graded exercises

Make your new knowledge stick. Complete quizzes, attempt drawing exercises and get peer feedback to skyrocket your skills.

Up for a challenge? Take on a project based course

Beyond the sculpting fundamentals, get your hands dirty with one of our project based 2D courses.

Expand your artist toolkit with anatomy and brush resources

As a Citizen of CG Cookie, gain ready-to-download resources to help you learn quicker.

Share your work in the gallery to get feedback and internet street cred.

Friends and family tend to say your work is amazing. Get you honest feedback so you can get better, or get featured on our social channels.

Artists like you make CG Cookie their choice for learning how to draw.

“The material CG Cookie provided helped me and my students learn how to use Blender at a level that assisted us in winning the state round of the SkillsUSA competition in 3D visualization and animation.”

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Drawing and Digital Painting F.A.Q.

  • I want to create in 3D. Why should I care about concept art?

    Because having a solid foundation in digital painting will make you a more successful 3D artist. Understanding light, color and perspective is essential to creating quality renders and scenes that feel real.

  • Is concept art important in games and films?

    Concept art is where every game or film idea begins and concept artists have the crucial role of visualizing ideas and giving shape to the project. Understanding what concept artists do is essential for modelers, texturing artists, game devs and other team members so they can work together effectively.

  • But what if I’m not good at drawing?

    Like every skill, drawing can be learned - and maybe you haven’t been taught the right way! That’s why we start with the fundamentals of shapes, forms and color so you can train your eye to start seeing as an artist. With a little practice, the rest will follow soon.

  • What drawing software do you teach?

    The majority of CG Cookie tutorials are based on Photoshop, though the User Interface is similar for most software packages. You can easily follow our training using a free painting program like Krita or GIMP.

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