Updated February 24, 2018 by Gabrielle Taylor

The 10 Best How to Draw Books

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Your Artist's Brain
The Drawing Lesson
The Marvel Way

We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Some people are lucky enough to be born with an innate artistic ability, but for the rest of us, fortunately there's a lot of instructional material out there. These books will teach you how to draw, even if you're a complete beginner, using formats that are engaging, easy to follow, and take you through the process step by step. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best how to draw book on Amazon.

10. Modern Florals

9. Draw 50 Animals

8. Realistic Faces

7. The Marvel Way

6. Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

5. Your Artist's Brain

4. The Drawing Lesson

3. Disney-Pixar Characters

2. You Can Draw in 30 Days

1. The Realism Challenge


Gabrielle Taylor
Last updated on February 24, 2018 by Gabrielle Taylor

Originally from a tiny town in Virginia, Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles for a marketing internship at a well-known Hollywood public relations firm and was shocked to find that she loves the West Coast. She spent two years as a writer and editor for a large DIY/tutorial startup, where she wrote extensively about technology, security, lifestyle, and home improvement. A self-professed skincare nerd, she’s well-versed in numerous ingredients and methods, including both Western and Asian products. She is an avid home cook who has whiled away thousands of hours cooking and obsessively researching all things related to food and food science. Her time in the kitchen has also had the curious side effect of making her an expert at fending off attempted food thievery by her lazy boxer dog.


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