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Best online drawing tutorials for children

Best online drawing tutorials for children
Does your child love to draw, doodle, paint and sketch? Help them learn new techniques and perfect their own versions of their favourite characters with a host of free draw-along videos from children's book illustrators and animation artists.

Draw with Rob


DRAW WITH ROB is a video series, a book series and even the Guinness World Record holder for the largest online art lesson, when 45,611 participants drew a whale with children's book illustrator Rob Biddulph in May 2020.

Art For Kids Hub


With over 4 million subscribers on YouTube, Art For Kids Hub offers all kinds of free art lessons for kids, including how to draw, painting and origami for children. Most of the art lessons are self-contained, so all you need to start drawing along with the Art For Kids Hub family is something to draw with, paper and colouring supplies.

Draw a Gruffalo with Axel Scheffler


Start with the horns and follow Axel Scheffler’s process from pencil to paint – you'll be drawing your very own Gruffalo in no time! You can also download and print colouring sheets featuring Axel's famous illustrations from his website.

Mice, dragons and other creatures with Emily Gravett


Emily Gravett writes and illustrates picture books in the UK. Learn to draw some of her furry and scaly characters in her YouTube videos, or try some activities like spot the difference, follow the trail or join the dots from her website.

Draw with Jim Field


You'll probably know lots of Jim Field's distinctive characters already: Monsieur Roscoe, Quick Quack Quentin, Cyril the squirrel or the animals from the billiant Oi! series written by Kes Grey. Look through the draw-along options on Jim's website.

DOODLE DO-IT! - Learn to Draw with Tom McLaughlin


Join author and illustrator Tom McLaughlin in a video series packed with helpful hints, tips and tricks for young doodlers. Whether you’re an experienced artist or just trying something new, why not have a go and Doodle Do-It?

Draw with Nick Sharratt


Try your hand at illustrator Nick Sharratt's distinctive style with loads of videos about drawing Jacqueline Wilson's characters, but also for drawing animals, buildings, vehicles, clothes, food, shops, space monsters and lots more.



A series of step-by-step draw-along videos with children's book illustrator and author Steven Lenton, featuring a range of characters from his own books and also those by Steven Butler, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Tracey Corderoy and many more. Will you try your hand at a shocktopus, a Yeti or a robot first?

Learn to draw with Quentin Blake


Watch master illustrator Quentin Blake draw Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and find out more about his creative partnership with Roald Dahl. You can download some of Quentin's intricate designs from his website to colour in, too.

Horrible Histories drawalong


Find out how to doodle a Rotten Roman with illustrator Martin Brown's Horrible Histories drawlong for BookTrust. Why not grab some paper and a pen and see how you get on?

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