Blocks In some ways, doing a piece of art is like building a house; if the foundation is crooked, then it doesn’t matter how much time and money you spend decorating it—that house is always going to look wrong.

This section will provide a lot of general information about drawing, from terminology to theory to warm-up exercises to putting pencil to paper. We’ll also offer you lots of tips and tricks for developing your “eye” and improving your drawings.

It’s important to note that most of the basics of drawing are not particular to a certain style of drawing—perspective is perspective, whether you’re drawing a pile of books on a desk or Neon Genesis Evangelion’s Unit 01 towering over Tokyo-3. Any decent book on drawing can teach you almost everything you’ll need to know about perspective, and the same goes for a lot of the other basics of drawing.