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Draw a woman’s portrait | Paint by Number | Paintology App

We at Paintology love portrait art. Portraits have been a very popular subject for artist since it is a challenging subject but can be very rewarding. To get a good likeness to the person you are drawing or painting can be very satisfying. In this exercise in paint by number portrait drawing with the Paintology Read More

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Draw & color Xmas lights | Paint by number | Paintology

Xmas lights exudes the spirit of Christmas, so why not color one yourself! In this easy coloring exercise, you can produce a colored drawing of Xmas lights right on your phone. Catch all the vibrant colors of what makes Christmas. With Christmas not too far away around the corner what can be better to draw Read More

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Color a hip girl | Paint by no | Paintology

In this modern world we can see fashion and hip styling all around us. Why not color one! In this coloring of a hip girl, we only use six colors to make this drawing. The template for this coloring exercise can be found below along with the completed image to use as a reference. Why Read More

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Color a galaxy nebula | Paint by number | Paintology drawing app

In this coloring exercise for beginners, you don’t have to worry about the exact placement of colors. You can be very free in this coloring since it is unimportant to get the edges exactly right. With 16 colors to color, it will provide a vibrant color on the finished drawing. You can also use different Read More

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Draw a cat resting | Paint by number | Paintology drawing app

Animals are always a great subject for paint by numbers coloring exercises. Cats are one of the most popular subjects in YouTube and it seems that people can’t get enough of them. I thought it would be good to do another one here in this exercise. In this coloring, we are taking a sleeping cat Read More

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Trace mode of Drawing | Lesson #240 | Learn with Paintology

In this guide, I show you how powerful the trace mode of drawing is with Paintology. One cannot ignore that trace drawing has been used by budding and accomplished artists alike. It has contributed to their improvement in the artwork especially in architecture (perspective) and portraits. However, trace drawing has many important facets in your Read More

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Color a dancing couple | Paint by number | Paintology drawing app

Paint by number is always a fun experience but can also dramatically improve your skills in drawing and painting. Most of us have a deep desire to paint and draw like the good artists we see all around us. The fact of the matter is that it is an easy process and requires an interest Read More

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Color a glass apple | paint by number | paintology app

The previous glass apples exercises were very popular with our readers. Links for the past ones can be found below. Color a red glass apple – Paint by number Color a bunch of glass apples – Paint by number Here are more ‘colored’ glass exercises that you can try on your phone/tablet incase you missed Read More

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Color a model | Paint by number | Paintology

Coloring by paint by number can be the foundation for doing many creative paintings with other mediums such as acrylics and oils. Paint by number is ideal to launch your painting career Doing paint by number coloring exercises with the Paintology drawing app will help you appreciate color schemes. This helps you understand the details Read More

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Draw a dog in the park | Paint by number | Paintology drawing app

Most of us love animals. Considering the number of pet owners around the world, cats and dogs are two of the favorites. I have done many drawings on the subject of dogs with Paintology. You can check all of them out in the links below. As you can see there are various dog coloring exercises Read More

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Color a Yamaha Bike | Paint by Numbers | Paintology Drawing App

Based on the popularity of the previous paint by numbers coloring of a Suzuki Bike, we posted another one here. This one has a bit more details than the previous Suzuki one we did, but it is just as enjoyable. If you are a beginner, try to get comfortable with all the tools of the Read More

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Color a butterfly | Paint by numbers | Paintology drawing app

This is a butterfly coloring exercise that you can do with the Paintology drawing app. The exercise is fairly easy to do since there little complex details to do. Once completed it will look good on any phone or printed out. Feel free to download and print the template if you want to use your Read More

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Color a Vintage Camera | Paint by Numbers | Paintology Drawing App

We thought it be great exercise in coloring to do this vintage camera by Paintology. This coloring is perfect for beginners since it has small range of colors and larger regions to fill in the colors. In this way, you can improve your drawing skills. Skills improved are your strokes and speed of drawing and Read More

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Color a glass apple | Paint by nos | Paintology drawing app

The previous post on the glass apples was quite popular with our readers. So we thought we should bring another one for your pleasure. The apple fruit has been a great subject for drawing and painting by many artists throughout the centuries. It is no wonder, this is the case, since the apple is a Read More

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Color tennis shoes | Paint by nos | Paintology drawing app

Shoes are the most common items that we see every day, so why not color them! This exercise in Paint by nos is a great way for beginners to get into colored drawing on their phones. The multicolored tennis shoes is an eye catching picture that will be fun to do. Take out your phone Read More

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Draw a lambo | Paint by nos | Paintology drawing app

The design of the lamborghini (lambo) car has a very eye-catching design that turns heads whenever you see it. Due to the iconic nature of this car, let’s draw this lambo for our own pleasure. Here is the template to start the drawing: You will notice that the car has distinct straight lines with very Read More

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Color a Suzuki bike | Paint by Numbers | Paintology drawing app

Most of us love bikes and are drawn to the aerodynamic shape and the sense of speed it displays. You can now try out a drawing of a bike with Paint by numbers. It is something anyone of any age can do since it does not require much skills. It is ideal for someone just Read More

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Draw alienware logo | Paint by numbers | Paintology drawing app

This logo is probably well known to most people especially with gamers of PC and laptops. It is a logo of alienware, makers of high performance PC and laptops. The logo can also be confused with people’s thoughts on actual aliens. For example all the Sci-Fi movies such as ‘Close encounters of the third kind’ Read More

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Paint by numbers | Paint a Serengeti sunset | Paintology drawing app

Sunsets are a great way to get into painting since they don’t require much technical competence in the use of brush or stylus. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when doing this kind of painting. Tips on the sunset painting of the Serengeti sunset plains: This paint by numbers painting of Read More

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Paint by Numbers | Color a happy couple | Paintology drawing app

Here is another easy painting of a happy couple that you can download, print and color with crayons, pencils etc. This paint by numbers drawing has been designed to improve your drawing skills. We recommend that you use your phone or tablet with the Paintology app to paint this. Many of you are not familiar Read More

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Draw a UK phone booth | Paint by numbers | Paintology drawing app

When you visit a gallery and look at other artists work, you will see that the painting or drawing close up can look very different from a distance. This is because in art, the whole visualization of the painting/drawing is interpreted by the brain. The brain has a tendency to fill the gaps based on Read More

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Paint by Numbers | Paint Katrina Kaif | Paintology Drawing App

Drawing and painting portraits is always a popular subject amongst beginner artists or advanced. Since we spend most of our lives in the company of other humans, its inevitable that it is so popular. The subject of portraits has a strong community amongst accomplished artists who are always trying to perfect their craft. You may Read More

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Draw an Indian Actress | Paint by Numbers | Paintology Drawing App

Drawing can be very fun especially when there is a good approach to help you grasp those essentials skills in drawing and painting. Paint by Numbers which comes in a kit form with a canvas, paints and brushes have been enjoyed by millions of people for decades. Now you can do the same on your Read More

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Draw a Doll | Paint by Numbers | Paintology Drawing App

If you are new to Paint by Numbers for Paintology, it might be worth trying out something simpler with less colors and a quicker application of the paint. Usually clipart paint by numbers can be ideal for this due to the bigger and clean swatches of color that you can easily apply. You can also Read More

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Learn drawing – Parrot – Birds of paradise series

Learning to draw is not confined to paper and pencil, you can draw right on your phone or tablet. Apps like Paintology have become more usable and easy to use and allows you to tap your drawing skills and creativity to create stunning drawings. In this series of the Birds of paradise, you can complete Read More

Draw Scooby cartoon character | Trace method using Paintology | Easy and fun drawing

The lovable scooby doo character from the famous TV series, Scooby Doo, Where are you!, was a favorite amongst young and adults alike. In this drawing, we are going to use the traced method to make this quick drawing of Scooby using the line brush. Instructions: Open the tutorial from the Video Tutorials section from Read More

Paint by Number | Draw a Lion | Paintology traced method, fast and easy

In this paint by number drawing of a lion, we use the same method as before to create this colorful drawing. Instructions: Download the free Paintology app from the Google play store Go to video tutorials and under Paint by Numbers, locate the lion paint by number drawing Click on this and it will open Read More

Paint by Numbers | Paint a tweety bird | Learn drawing with Paintology

Here we show a simple paint by numbers drawing of a tweety bird that anyone can do! All you need is an android phone or a tablet! Download your FREE Paintology app today!

Learn Paintology – Lesson #01 – Lean zoom & color palette

The Paintology app has been designed to get artists at all levels to develop their drawing skills faster. This is only possible through good tools that are versatile and powerful for the skills being developed. Understanding that many of our users like drawing on their phones, we have updated and modernized some of the tools Read More

Paint along with Fred #5 – Draw an apple using the overlaid image technique

In this drawing we do something slightly different from the traced mode of drawing in Paintology. We have a template with the drawing we want to do and load this as an overlaid image onto our canvas. It is quite easy to do and all you need to do is use a photo editor to Read More

Paint along with Fred – Draw a tree #4

Paint along with Fred #4 – Draw a tree. Drawing nature allows you to express more with your pencil, pastels or brushes. It also develops your drawing and painting skills. Follow me on this video of drawing a tree. You can also download the free Paintology app from the Google play store… Download the free Read More

Draw along with Fred – Line art drawing

Line art drawing made easy with the Paintology app. See how quickly you can create a line art drawing with our free Paintology app. Download from the google play store… Download the free Paintology app from the Google play store.

Paint along with Fred – Draw Flowers

I wanted to offer a series of videos that pick interesting subjects for you guys to draw along with. I have put a hashtag of #PaintWithFred so that you can easily follow me and paint along with me and have fun painting along the way. For more video tutorials, please visit our website: or Read More

Draw Snoopy the Dog – Paintology easy digital drawing

Here we show you how easy it is to draw Snoopy the dog from the much loved cartoon series, Charlie Brown. Paintology is a great digital drawing tool for absolute beginners to advanced artist. Anyone can learn to digital draw. To download the free app, please visit the Google play store…

Magic Trick – Water Illusion!

Here is a fun way to trick your friends and it’s very easy to do! Check out the youtube video below to find out how. Download the free Paintology app from the Google play store.

Cartoon – Trace Tutorial with the Paintology App

Watch the video on how to create a cartoon face (beginners) all the way to detailed landscapes. The only thing you need is a good dose of creativity! For more tutorials visit our website Download the free Paintology app from the Google play store.

Paintology trace tutorial – digital drawing for beginners – draw an angry bird

Drawing cartoon characters is a fun and easy way to get into digital drawing. Here we show you how using our trace function of the Paintology app. Using the charcoal brush and adjusting the size to get the weight of the drawing. Try our many other tutorial videos. Download our free Paintology app from the Read More

Draw a car – Line Numbers – Paintology Tutorials

In this drawing we use line numbers to finish the outline of a car and then use the color palette to color the car. This is a basic drawing that will get beginners to become comfortable with the tools of the Paintology app. For more great tutorials, please download the app and try some fun Read More

Draw a Cartoon Face – Paintology Strokes Tutorial

In this tutorial we show how you can draw a cartoon face with ease. If you are new to drawing, this is a good exercise for you and you will find that you will become more confident as you do more. The strokes tutorial by Paintology is a unique approach to drawing especially newbies who Read More

Paint by Numbers – Draw Baloons – Paintology Tutorial

Get your drawing skills up with Paint by Numbers. This unique tutorial not available anywhere else allows you to draw directly on your tablet in the comfort of your own armchair! You can rapidly develop your skills by doing the tutorials on the Paintology app such as the Paint by Numbers and Line Drawing. For Read More

Paint by Numbers – Draw a Clock – Paintology Tutorial

Paint by numbers can be an important step towards becoming an artist. In this drawing of a clock we have the circular shape that develops your steady hand skills. In addition, the smaller markings provides for intricate drawing skills necessary for drawing details. We hope you enjoyed this Paint by Numbers by Paintology. Please download Read More

Paint by Numbers – Butterfly – Paintology Tutorials

In this drawing of a butterfly using the paint by numbers, you can practice the intricate colors of the butterfly. The paint by numbers is to help you get better in drawing by improving your hand and eye coordination. It is a perfect way to get into freehand drawing. We have many drawings of this Read More

Paint by Numbers – Paint a Fish – Paintology Tutorials

Painting by numbers is an excellent way to develop your skills in drawing and painting. Don’t let others tell you otherwise. Your inspirations and creativity for drawing in freehand will come much easier with this approach. In this drawing we have 5 colors to draw this fish and the example should take you less than Read More

Bird in the sky

Start drawing by the beak. Then move to head.

Digital Portrait Drawing from an Overlaid Image

In this drawing, we use the reference image directly on the canvas so we can draw by referring to this image. This is different to the traced method where we needed to alternate between the traced image at the back and our drawing canvas. In this approach of drawing, we have a stationary image to Read More

Paintology Beginners Tutorial – Draw a tree

Here we use the strokes method of Paintology to draw a tree. You can check out the many other similar tutorials that will help you rapidly advance your skills in drawing. The Paintology app is a versatile tool that has been developed to help many artists at all levels to enter the domain of digital Read More

Paintology strokes tutorial – Draw a car

What better way to develop ones skill than drawing a car. This helps your hand and eye coordination all the better to improve your drawing skills. In this tutorial, we first use the ‘charcoal’ tool to draw the outline of the car and then we draw the wheels, windows, bumpers etc. Then we color in Read More

Draw a female cartoon face – Easy tutorial using Paintology Strokes

In our previous tutorials, we showed you how easy it is to draw a cartoon using the Strokes method of Paintology. The technique allows you to follow a step by step way to draw a cartoon straight onto your tablet. You can practice easily with this method until you rapidly build up your hand and Read More

Draw a cartoon face – Anyone can draw

We continue in the series of beginners drawing tutorial with this simple drawing of cartoon. Previously, we did circles and boxes and not its time for more fun! This is a cartoon sketch that was made famous by one of the Ted talks ‘why people think they cant draw – and how to prove they Read More


A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person

Drawing circles – connect the dots method.

Continuing on the series of drawing circles tutorials, here I show you how to further improve your circles drawing. It is based on the connect the dot method which many of us are familiar with. In this drawing, we use the traced image to overlay our drawing and join the number accordingly. When joining the Read More

Draw circles – strokes tutorial

From our last video tutorials, we showed you how we can increase accuracy of circles by trying to use short strokes as opposed to a single sweeping line of the pen. In this tutorial, we have created the strokes video tutorial to allow you to practice on the digital canvas of Paintology. Strokes – 60 Read More

Drawing boxes – trace tutorial.

In our tutorial, we showed you how to practice drawings of boxes using the Paintology app. In this tutorial, you will follow the tutorial using the strokes tutorial method of drawing. This is a unique feature that is offered only with the Paintology app. Rather than describing how this works, it is best that you Read More

Learn to Draw Series – Drawing Boxes

Continuing on the beginners drawing series of the circles, we will now try to draw boxes. This in fact is an easier tutorial than drawing a circle, so I would recommend complete beginners to do this exercise first. As before in the circle drawing tutorial, I show you how to use the same methods for Read More

Learn to draw freehand concentric circles – Part 2

In our last tutorial of drawing concentric circles – part 1, we showed you how to use the Paintology app to practice drawing circles. In essence, you can use this method to load any reference images to the app and practice drawing. In this tutorial, we are going draw free hand concentric circles by first Read More

Learn to draw concentric circles – Part 1

Drawing for beginners can be a real challenge, especially when they also feel that they cannot draw the basic shapes. This is not surprising since they have not practiced or gone through a learning process that can help them get improve. In this tutorial I show you how easily you can practice with the Paintology Read More

Paint an old farmer with hat.

This drawing was done on a 32 inch touch screen monitor using the Paintology Android App. I was impressed that the old version of Paintology which had all the necessary tools to create artwork on the bigger screen. In this drawing of a face, I used the ‘pen’ tool at the largest setting and the Read More

Pencil Sketch

Sketches have made an indelible place in the history of art as well as the hearts of artists, and that’s not without reasons. Sketching is generally a prescribed part of the studies of art students.[5] This generally includes making sketches (croquis) from a live model whose pose changes every few minutes. A “sketch” usually implies a quick Read More

Draw a Truck

This is another tutorial on the tracing method of drawing on the Paintology app. This remarkable tool allows you to trace and view the reference image by adjusting the opacity through a slider. This is a unique functionality that is only found in Paintology. This method of drawing helps any beginners or advanced artists get Read More

Draw a simple face with Paintology.

If you are just beginning to draw, you might want to try this Paintology tutorial which teaches you how to draw a simple face. Follow the simple instructions for downloading this tutorial and try it for yourself.

How to draw portraits effectively

We have all at some stage or another tried our hand at drawing a portrait of someone. The big problems we often face are the proportions and shape and we find little things like the eyes are too narrow, lips are too high etc. Here I show you an effective method of using triangle shapes Read More