Art Fundamentals: Drawing and Painting Essentials
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Art Fundamentals: Drawing and Painting Essentials

Learn the principles underlying art creation, so you can draw, paint and illustrate art with confidence and skill.
4.3 (54 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
560 students enrolled
Created by Scott Harris
Last updated 2/2015
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the Core Principles of Creating Art
  • Firmly Grasp the ideas of Shape, Form and Detail
  • Create with Looseness, Energy and Confidence
  • Approach the Page with Vision and a Clear Workflow
  • Build a Solid Foundation for Further Art Training
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Requirements
  • No prior art knowledge is needed for this course
  • Students are encouraged to take personal notes, in order to aid memory retention
Description

Art Fundamentals: Drawing and Painting Essentials covers the key foundational principles that underly artwork and it's creation. You'll discover the core fundamentals you need to know in order to be effective at learning to draw and paint, be it digital or traditional. This course is designed for artists of all levels.

Master The Essential Foundational Principles Of Drawing and Painting

  • Learn how images are built, from 2D shapes to final finished paintings
  • Understand how looseness, line weights and penmanship impact your artwork
  • Grasp the fundamentals of a strong art workflow, and the real goal of a "rough"
  • Gain insight on moving from vision to implementation, and reaching your idea
  • Recognise the empirical patterns apparent in all artwork
  • Learn to differentiate between art studies and art creation, and make real progress
  • Embrace true 3D drawing by learning to "Draw Through"

Learn Why Appealing Art Looks The Way It Does, And How To Do It

Professional concept artists, illustrators and painters have a deep understanding of how images are made - not just surface level things like "how to draw a head" or "How to paint a sky", but the in-depth background understanding of why an image looks good, and feels good to look at. I'll show you the important fundamentals you need to know in order to have strong foundations in principles of creating art, whether you want to draw, paint, create comics, design concept art or illustrate manga.

Art Fundamentals: Drawing and Painting Essentials covers key foundations of art creation for imaginative representational realism - drawing and painting realism from your imagination. This course is designed for imaginative and creative people who want to draw and paint from their minds, no matter the style or medium.

I've designed this course to be easily understood, and allow for efficient learning. Primarily focused on digital tools, most principles apply equally to traditional art tools as well, and you'll quickly see how you can switch between mediums easily. This first course covers the absolute foundations of imagery, and is a necessary step before moving onto other courses such as Perspective, Light and Form, Color, Composition, Anatomy, Character Design and Drawing, Environment Design, Industrial Design and many more.

Upon completing this course, you'll have a rock solid grasp of how art is made - both in terms of workflow, and fundamental principles. You'll be ready to approach studying other topics with the right artistic mindset, and a comprehensive set of skills.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for all levels of aspiring concept artists, illustrators, manga artists, comic artists, painters, industrial designers and imaginative realists.
  • This course is both for absolute beginners to art as well as high end art professionals, and is focused on the foundations of imaginative realism - that is, drawing and painting from your imagination. The course content can be implemented both traditionally and digitally. This course is not for you if you’re interested in non-realism art, such as abstraction.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Fundamental Principles
5 Lectures 10:13
Introduction to the Foundation of Visual Images
00:51

Understanding Shape
03:51

Understanding Form
01:38

Understanding Detail
02:21

A Global Workflow for Art
01:32
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Principles of Line and Stroke: Looseness, Lines and Brush Strokes
6 Lectures 16:56



Understanding Line Weight
03:31

Understanding Edges
02:37

Drawing Thinly and Lightly
01:41
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The General Art Workflow: From Vision to Implementation
7 Lectures 16:45
Introduction to The General Art Workflow: From Vision to Implementation
01:25

Vision Before Implementation
01:56

A Cornerstone: Rough versus Refined in Art Creation
03:50

Understanding the Concept of Drawing Through
01:52


General Art Workflow
04:42

Implying Detail
01:00
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Quality, Style and Next Steps
3 Lectures 03:41
Quality Over Quantity
01:13

A Note on Style
01:09

Conclusion to Art Fundamentals: Drawing and Painting Essentials
01:19
About the Instructor
Scott Harris
4.6 Average rating
585 Reviews
5,483 Students
4 Courses
Art Director, DAS: School of Art and Design

Scott Harris is an Art Director at DAS: School of Art and Design, as well as a freelance concept artist and illustrator for the entertainment industry. He has been involved in digital art production for over 10 years, and also heads up Epic Legend Entertainment, a concept art and illustration production studio for film, games and entertainment design. Scott is a zealous teacher, and strives to bring students to a high level quickly, with simple, easy to understand concepts, built on rock solid art principles. He is enthusiastic, energetic, and always willing to help!