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Tom McPherson Blog 101

Hi, Tom here, welcome to Circle Line Art School

I'm an artist and YouTuber
- Founder of Circle Line Art School and creator of all it's content -


I created Circle Line Art School to help encourage as many people as I can to improve their drawing skills through online teaching.

I have now taught thousands of students how to draw online. My YouTube channel has over 2 million subscribers and 240 million views. I have worked with Google Culture and the BBC on creative drawing projects

I have taught students of all abilities over the years and
I'm going to share with you the key drawing skills I have discovered.

When I was six years old when I first discovered drawing. Obviously, just like everyone else when they’re trying something out for the first time, they’re not very good. I struggled with my confidence as a beginner artist because I really had no idea what I was doing besides putting pencil to paper. Not knowing what I was doing was really discouraging and it became hard to continue practicing with little improvement.

Even though things were rough to start out, I was really determined to master my craft and become a more confident and accomplished artist. Once I hit (big turning point that skyrocketed your results) my work really took to a whole different level and since then drawing has become my biggest passion and it is something I look forward to doing everyday.

Not having any idea what I was doing when I started out almost led to me quitting drawing completely and it scares me to think how many people must be giving up this incredible journey because they’re in the same position I was. That’s exactly why I have created How To Draw From Scratch. This is the course that I wish I had when I started my journey. You will learn all of the fundamentals of drawing and see incredible improvements in your work, even if you have absolutely zero artistic background or if you’re an “un-artsy person”. If you want to hit the same type of breakthrough that I did then joining this course will do exactly that. I promise that you will become a more confident and accurate artist. Guaranteed.


Learning anything on your own is harder than it should be


Learning to draw from scratch is tough. Drawing is not a skill that comes easily, and if you don't know how to sketch then it can seem like an impossible task. Especially if you want to progress into more advanced styles, it is extremely hard to figure everything out on your own.


But drawing is extremely fun and rewarding if you put in the time and effort because it can take on many forms and styles as your skills develop and your art will begin to grow with you.


Drawing takes practice to master but when you follow the right guidance and learn the basics, there are infinite possibilities of what you could draw!


Where do you start as a beginner?

Most people have no idea how to start drawing from scratch or where to begin. There are so many different techniques out there and they all seem complicated. How do you know which one is the right way? Which technique will give you results?

Learning the basics of drawing can be overwhelming because there is a lot of information out there, but not all information applies or makes sense to everyone. Especially as a complete beginner, where in the world are you supposed to start with all of this information available?

Drawing From Scratch has everything laid out for you, A-Z so you know that you are getting the exact information that you need to better your skills and focus your time on what matters - drawing.

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Drawing has been a huge part of my life and I want it to be for you as well

Drawing has been so incredibly important in my life and it is something that still to this day brings me so much happiness. Looking back at the beginning and thinking that I almost gave up because I didn’t see the results that I wanted blows my mind. That’s why in this course you learn alongside me so that you don’t have to make the same mistakes that I did and begin to see better results in a fraction of the time. If you are interested in learning to draw, this course is really the best option for you to see success quickly.

When you join one of my online drawing courses you get instant lifelong access to all course content.

If you choose direct Tutor support, you will get individual feedback on all your course drawings from your tutor, Tom McPherson, founder of Circle Line Art School.


Donate to help me make free content online:

Please click the link below to donate to Circle Line Art School,
so I can continue to make free content on
my YouTube drawing channel,
I couldn't have achieved any of it without your support!
Thank you so much!

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What is Circle Line Art School?​

​I started Circle Line Art School to provide How to Draw art content online.

There are two types of content:

1: YouTube drawing channel: Circle Line Art School

2: Art Courses online

I would like to thank everyone who supports me by watching my YouTube videos and I hope to make many more!

Who is Tom McPherson?

My name is Tom McPherson and I make all the content and videos for Circle Line Art School.

I am an artist and freelance art teacher. I live in England and studied Fine Art at

Chelsea School of Art and Central St.Martins School of Art in London.

​I love to draw and teach and through Circle Line Art School I am going to

share my best advice on how to draw with you!

Why did I start Circle Line Art School?

I started Circle Line Art School to provide online drawing tutorials because

I want to encourage and help you gain confidence and skills in drawing.


Why the name: Circle Line Art School?​

When I was an art student in London I would travel on the tube,

often I would have a pocket sketchbook and draw my fellow passengers.


One of the underground lines I travelled on was called the Circle Line!

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