Complete beginner or looking for creative inspiration? Click on the video below to learn how to draw using basic shapes.

This is a great skill for 3D artists, as you can take these easy, quick drawings and put them into Blender (or similar) to use as background images for your models.

Follow along in the free Photoshop alternative, Krita, or use good old fashioned pencils and paper.

You'll be adding personality to simple shapes. There is no right or wrong, it's all about having fun and experimenting. Start by drawing simple shapes, then convert them into wonderfully weird characters!

Grant Abbitt, from our Blender Characters course and a guest appearance in the Complete Blender Creator 2.8 course, is here to get you started drawing! Be sure to check out his YouTube channel for more tutorials.

Interested in learning more? Check out our Learning to Draw Kickstarter - the Grantopia pledge level is perfect for more art goodness from GameDev.tv and Grant!