Five Pencil Method

by Darrel Tank

What can Art Studio do for you?

Learn to Draw
Portraits of Loved Ones...

Darrel Tank will give you the foundational skills to create jaw-dropping graphite and colored pencil masterpieces.

Step 1

Learn Darrel's secret, foundational knowledge, in his 4 included beginner classes.

Step 2

Expand your skills by taking Darrel's included tutorials for advanced drawing techiniques for drawing things like shiny surfaces and diverse textures.

Step 3

Refine your skills by continually pushing your boundaries each week during our live class and using your included expert critiques.

Anytime & Anywhere

Watch 1000's of hours of original, exclusive, drawing tutorials anytime on your phone, tablet, or computer.

Any Skill Level

Whether you're a beginner or expert, we have content for you and guarantee you'll see results.

No commitment. No risk.

Create your account today. You can cancel anytime with no penalty. If you aren't satisfied with your first month, we'll give you a refund.

What's included?

We have start-to-finish tutorials and walkthroughs for drawing portraits, animals, landscapes, objects, textures and much more!

For anyone from beginner to expert.

Follow along with Darrel's beginner classes or jump into the deep end with his advanced drawings.


Whether you want to draw a loved one, celebrity, or even a stranger Darrel can show you how to capture the essence and emotion your subjects.


Learn to draw your pets or favorite animals in their natural habitats.

Landscapes & Nature

Darrel will show you how to draw your favorite vacation spot or any stunning landscape. Learn how to capture the magnificence of nature with Art Studio.

Ready to dive in?

Try Art Studio for 7 days FREE!

Trusted by a community of over 70,000 thriving artists

I still believe Darrel's videos got me through the tough times going through my chemo treatments. Got me back to my drawing and got my mind off the rough times.

Chuck Kelly
Member since 2016

In a year I went from not being able to draw anything to drawing very realistic portraits. Thanks to Darrel's great teachings, patience, and encouragement.

Bonnie R.
Long-time member

If I had not stumbled across Darrel Tank's awesome site and got a spark for art back in my life, I would never have started drawing again. If I had not learned to draw with the tools Darrel recommends I would have been discouraged and given up a long time ago.

John Middick
Long-time member

I cannot thank you enough for all of your 5-Pencil Method tutorials. Absolute beginners and advanced portrait artists alike can garner much skill and confidence by taking your classes. I truly cannot thank you enough. My portraits (pets and people!) have improved 100% since participating in the online classes.

Donna Thorne
Long-time member

Meet Darrel

  • Darrel Tank

    Founder and your teacher

    Darrel Tank is a professional artist and educator with over 45 years of experience. His greatest strength lies in his ability to demystify and declutter the art of drawing, making it fun, formative, and completely accessible to anyone!

    His drawings and illustrations have been featured in over 400 publications and his unique 5-Pencil Method drawing DVDs and online classes have inspired countless artists from around the globe.

    Darrel invites you to pick up a pencil, grab your paper, and discover the joy of drawing for the first time or all over again!

Ready to dive in?Uncover your hidden potential today.

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Follow along with Darrel as he creates these masterpieces!

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