With the exception of a few pencils and some paper, it is completely free to get started making money from drawing. Don’t think you have to have a natural talent for drawing either. If it’s something you want to pursue, whether as  a hobby or as a way to make cash, you can teach yourself through a site such as Pencil Drawing Made Easy.

If you are going to learn drawing from scratch it is important that you enjoy it because it can be quite time consuming to learn. But the more you practice the better you will get. Once you are able to draw you have a number of ways to monetize your work. You can offer your services on a freelance basis, you can sell prints or your actual work through social media or eBay. You can even offer to convert peoples photos into sketches with a site such as InstaPainting. On top of that there is a side income you can create by documenting your progress in a blog or film your work being created and stream it live on Twitch or upload to YouTube. As you grow your audience you can ask for a donation from them to support your work through Patreon.

Extra Cash

You don’t have to limit yourself to drawing as the only way to build an income from your creative talent. You can do the same with any creative art including painting, sculpting, crafts, photography or anything else that you have a talent for or can learn to create.

Recommended Reading

How to Draw Cool Stuff – A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students.

The Complete Book of Drawing – Essential Skills for Every Artist.

Sites to use

Pencil Drawing Made Easy – Learn to Draw like a Master Artist.

Deviant Art – World’s largest online social community for artists and art enthusiasts.

Patreon – Earn revenue from your biggest fans.

Insta Painting – Get paid to convert peoples photos into drawings.