Drawings; famous artists who draw; drawing collections, museums

Drawings, drawing lessons, artists who draw, drawing galleries, drawing masters


Architectural drawings *

Architectural drawings.
Visionary architectural drawings from the Howard Collection. MOMA

British architectural drawings, the collection at RIBA.

Artists *

Drawing artists: a list of famous artists who draw.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, Oxford University.
The collection of drawings, including Old Master drawings.


Bibliotecca Ambrosiana, Milan, collection of drawings.

British architectural drawings, the collection at RIBA.

British Museum prints and drawings collection.

Browse & Darby, London. Fine art dealers.


Chatsworth House collection of old master drawings.

Contemporary drawings *

Drawing Now: Eight Propositions. New York Metro Magazine. MOMA

Contemporary drawing artists

The Drawing Room, London.
The Drawing Room is the only public, non-profit, gallery in the UK and Europe dedicated to the investigation and presentation of international contemporary drawing.

A magazine for contemporary drawing.

Crocker Art Museum old master prints and drawings collection.


Dessin numérique, peinture numérique. 

Emotiv permet la consultation et l’achat d’oeuvres artistiques: ébauches plus ou moins abouties, esquisses d’autres choses, infographies abstraites ou numérigraphies des peintures à l’huile.. L’ensemble est classé par séries, techniques, dates, accessible par menu déroulant avec mise à jour quotidienne, constituant la base de données.


Fine Art Society, London.

Figure drawing *

Figure drawing, portraits and life studies.
Figure drawing and gallery of life drawings in pencil, charcoal and ink.

Figure Drawings
Drawing the human figure, recent drawings, portraits and sketches and how to draw them.

Drawing figures using correct ratios and proportions.

Figure Drawings
A blog with notes, illustrations and books about life drawing and the proportions of the human form.

Figure Drawing: Human Anatomy for Artists and Drawing

Figure drawing. Wikipedia entry.

French drawings *

Fondation Custodia
The Frits Lugt Collection in Paris is an ensemble of drawings, prints, paintings, books and artists’ letters. It was brought together for the most part by Frits Lugt, an ‘amateur accompli’, who relied as a collector and connoisseur on his feeling, taste and love of art.


Giuda Geographical Institute of Unconventaial Drawings Arts
Giuda indaga il tradimento delle immagini. Lo fa usando il disegno in forma intensiva, cartografando il dicibile e il rappresentabile. Si pone come uno spazio programmato di ricerca visiva e di estetica. Insegue i luoghi sulle cartine, sapendo che la mappa non è il territorio, ma è una sua rappresentazione e che a partire dalla cartografia si stabilisce il nostro posto sul mondo e lo spazio che a livello simbolico occupiamo.


Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London. Fine art dealers.


Leonardo da Vinci. National Museum of Science and Technology, Milan, Italy.

Lessons *

Pen, Ink and Watercolour Wash Sketching
Combines plein air sketching tips with studio practice sheets and instructions for drawing sketches with ink and painting them with watercolor wash.

A collaborative weblog for illustrators, artists, cartoonists, and anyone who likes to draw.

Rate My Drawings. An online drawing community.
Draw online and learn to draw at RateMyDrawings using online drawing tools! Watch people draw Manga, cartoons, portrait drawings, landscape drawings …

Learn How to Draw – Step by step lessons and videos.
Learn how to draw with step-by-step guides show you how to draw the fun and easy way.

Online Draw School
Visitors can create color or black and white drawings at the site and submit them for inclusion in the gallery. Pieces that collect the most votes are displayed in a special gallery.

The Prince’s Drawing School
An independent school in London founded by The Prince of Wales with the aim to raise the standard and profile of drawing. They provide drawing tuition taught by distinguished faculty to committed students of all ages.

Silverpoint and Meticulous Drawing
Illustrated Laura Shechter lecture on silverpoint and meticulous drawing techniques from the Old Masters to contemporary artists. .

Silverpoint Drawing Complete
Provides introduction to silverpoint, and a history of the technique, with links to classical and modern works.

Sketchbook Show at Pierce College
Shows the sketchbooks of several contemporary artists, from a 2003 exhibition, with notes explaining the role of the sketchbook in the artist’s work.

Learn to Draw

Pencil Drawing – Tips on Better Graphite Pencil Drawing
Techniques for better pencil drawing, line and shading. Improve your pencil drawing with this pencil drawing tutorial.

Toad Hollow Studio. Drawing lessons and technique.
The lessons include elementary to advanced drawing instruction presented in well illustrated lessons with lots of technique advice and discussion.

London dealers in old master drawings *

London Master Drawings. London dealers of drawings by masters.

Agnews Gallery
Agnew’s Gallery of 43 Old Bond Street is one of the leading international art galleries in the world, dealing in Old Master Paintings and Drawings.


Day and Faber
Old master and 19th century European drawings.

Didier Aaron Antiquaire

Jean-Luc Baroni

Lowell Libson, London. Fine art dealers.


Master drawings *

London Art Week. Drawings of London. London dealers of drawings by masters.

Master Drawings
A Quarterly Journal Scholarship of drawings from the Renaissance to 20th Century. A not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of New York for the purpose of disseminating knowledge in the field of Western draftsmanship since the Renaissance.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
The drawings and prints collection.

The Royal Collection
The collection contains around 40,000 drawings and watercolours, and 150,000 prints. The collection is particularly strong in Old Master drawings, especially by Italian artists, and Victorian watercolours.

Mia N. Weiner Collection of Old Master Drawings.

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) drawing collection.


National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, drawing collectio

Nationalmuseum Stockholm drawing collection.
The Print and Drawing Department comprises ca 500,000 sheets from the Late Middle Ages to 1900. Includes drawings by Rembrandt Hermensz van Rijn, Antione Watteau and Edouard Manet.

Neoclassical Watercolour Drawings at Charles Plante Fine Arts, London, a specialist dealer in art of the period c.1760-1840.


Pen and ink drawing *

The history of pen and ink drawing.

Colored Pencil Society of America
Contains membership, product, and exhibition information. Includes examples from past International Exhibitions.

The Drawing Society of Canada
Founded in 1998 to promote drawing and increase its visibility as a fine art. A gallery displaying the work of several drawing artists, the Bottega Journal, and a question and answer forum can be found on the site.

Portraits *

Self-portrait drawings in the collection of The National Portrait Gallery, London.


RIBA. Royal Institute of British Architects
The RIBA Library’s Drawings Collection is the largest and most important collection of British architectural  drawings in the world, numbering some 500,000 items representing British architects from the Renaissance to the present day. It also contains important drawings by foreign architects, including Andrea Palladio and Inigo Jones.

The Royal Collection
The collection contains around 40,000 drawings and watercolours, and 150,000 prints. The collection is particularly strong in Old Master drawings, especially by Italian artists, and Victorian watercolours.


Sketchbooks from the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian.


Toad Hollow Studio. Drawing lessons and technique.
The lessons include elementary to advanced drawing instruction presented in well illustrated lessons with lots of technique advice and discussion.


Windsor Castle Royal Collection of Drawings
The Royal Collection contains around 40,000 drawings and watercolours, and 150,000 prints. The collection is particularly strong in Old Master drawings, especially by Italian artists, and Victorian watercolours. Most famous are the groups of around 80 portrait drawings by Hans Holbein the Younger and 600 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, including studies of anatomy, landscape, water and natural history.  From the Italian Renaissance there are also important groups by Raphael and Michelangelo, including several of the latter’s famous ‘presentation drawings’.

Worchester Art Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs.
A collection comprised of European and American works from the early 14th to the late 20th century

Famous Drawing Artists *

Beardsley, Aubrey

Aubrey Beardsley Collection at The Harry Ransom Centre

Audbrey Beardsley artworks in art museums.

Aubrey Beardsley. Tate Gallery

Aubrey Beardsley. Victoria and Albert Museum

Aubrey Beardsley. Wikipedia entry.

Blake, Quentin

Blake, Quentin. Quentin Blake homepage.

Carraci, Agostino

Carraci, Agostino. National Gallery, U.K.

Carraci, Annibale. Carraci drawings. Spaightwood Galleries.

Annibale Carraci drawings, National Gallery of Art

Carraci brothers
On-Line Catalogue of Drawings from the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan.

Corinth, Lovis

Coribth, Lovis. Lovis Corinth, a web gallery.

da Vinci, Leonardo

Leonardo da Vinci. National Museum of Science and Technology, Milan, Italy.

The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. A collection of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci thumbnailed and available for downloading.

Leonardo da Vinci inventions, sketches, notebooks, drawings, civil engineering. Wikpedia.

Leonardo da Vinci drawings.

The Royal Collection, Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci drawings collection at The British Museum.

Leonardo Da Vinci: Man of Both Worlds. ThinkQuest.

Leonardo da Vinci. Anatomical drawings.

Leonardo da Vinci: From Sketches to Paintings. WebMuseum

Leonardo da Vinci anatomical drawings.

Durer, Albrecht

Albrecht Dürer. Metropoiitan Museum of Art

Albrecht Durer, The Complete Works. An image gallery.

Albrecht Dürer, Wikipedia entry.

Albrecht Durer. Artcyclopedia list of works of art in art museums.

Albrecht Durer. Alte Pinacothek

Albrecht Durer. Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan

Albrecht Durer, The British Museum

Albrecht Durer. The National Gallery of Art

Albrecht Durer, The Athenaeum

Albrecht Durer. The Albertina Museum

Holbein, Hans

Hans Holbein drawings in The Royal Collection, London.

Matisse, Henri

Matissse, Henri. Henri Matisse drawings,

Henri Matisse. Selected Drawings and Graphic Work by Henri Matisse. Museum, St Petersburg, Russia.

Matisse Museum, Nice, France

Mucha, Alphonse

Mucha, Alphonse. Alphonse Mucha

Munch, Edvard

Munch, Edvard. Edvard Munch drawings at The Munch Museum.


Raphael. Drawings by Raphaelat The Royal Collection.


Rembrandt’s Drawings

Rembrandt drawings by Rembrandt and his pupils.
Getty Center Exhibitions

Rembrandt drawings.
National Gallery of Art

Rembrandt’s drawings in the Rijksmuseum.
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Rodin, Auguste

Rodin, Auguste. Auguste Rodin Musée Rodin. Gallery of Rodin drawings and sculptures.

Ruskin, John

The Elements of Drawing
The Elements of Drawing is a searchable and browsable online version of John Ruskin’s Teaching Collection. The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Universiy

Topolski, Feliks

Feliks Topolski website.
Feliks Topolski made face to face portraits of the leading personalities of the 20th century from Gandhi to Shaw and Churchill.

Feliks Topolski
Wikipedia entry.

Feliks Topolski
The Tate Collection

Feliks Topolski
Illustration Art.blogspot.

Feliks Topolski on artnet
Auction results & sale prices.

Topolski Century
Teresa Topolski, daughter of the artist Feliks Topolski offers a personalized tour of a permanent exhibition, a unique, monumental work of art that presents an extraordinary panoramic record of key events and figures of the twentieth century.

Twombly, Cy

Twombly, Cy. Cy Twombley

Artworks by Cy Twombly in art museums.

Cy Twombly image gallery, ArtNet.

Cy Twombly. Fifty Years of Works on Paper
The Hermitage, St Petersburg.

Cy Twombly Artchive Gallery

Cy Twombly. ArtFact

Vallatton, Felix

Vallotton, Felix. The Felix Vallotton Foundation