25 Days to Better Drawings
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25 Days to Better Drawings

The Core Concepts to Drawing - One Day at a Time
4.8 (155 ratings)
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1,146 students enrolled
Created by Matthew Fussell
Last updated 2/2020
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This course includes
  • 10 hours on-demand video
  • 44 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to balance observation with mark making.
  • How to loosen up for greater accuracy in your drawings.
  • How to break complex subjects down into easy to draw shapes.
  • How to use variety in line to create the illusion of form and light through line quality.
  • How the concept of cross contour lines can help us to better understand the form of a subject and determine directional stroking when adding shading to a drawing.
  • How to apply the concept of cross contour lines to shading using hatching and cross hatching.
  • How to use value to create the illusion of light and form in a drawing.
  • How to use value to create the illusion of texture in a drawing.
  • How to create the illusion of space in your drawings using five simple devices.
  • How to draw with one, two, and three point perspective.
  • How to use sighting, measuring, and mapping to ensure greater accuracy in your drawings.
  • How to recognize positive and negative space (shapes) to ensure greater accuracy in your drawings.
  • How to use a formulaic approach to drawing a face from observation or imagination by understanding the general locations and proportions of the face.
  • How to use the grid technique to accurately capture any subject in a drawing when working from a photo reference.
  • How to draw the human figure quickly and with accuracy using a simple four-step approach to gesture drawing.
Requirements
  • A willingness to learn and practice drawing.
Description

Learn a new drawing concept and skill every day for 25 days. Each drawing concept taught includes a short drawing exercise (less than one hour) that reinforces the concept. Students can go through the course in sequential order or take the course at their leisure, taking each day as they find time. Each day includes a "Daily Mindset", drawing lesson, and downloadable ebook.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for beginning and intermediate artists wishing to learn the concepts of drawing.
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 10:12:23
+ Drawing Basics
3 lectures 59:51
Drawing With Lines
25:29
Drawing Ellipses
18:26
Drawing With Shapes
15:56
+ Line
3 lectures 01:03:30
Line Quality
13:10
Cross Contour Lines
11:32
Shading With Line
38:48
+ Value
3 lectures 40:14
Value
10:52
Light and Shadow
11:57
Drawing Basic Forms
17:25
+ Structure
1 lecture 21:12
Drawing With Forms
21:12
+ Texture
3 lectures 01:35:43
Texture Study #1
28:53
Texture Study #2
49:19
Texture Study #3
17:31
+ Space and Perspective
4 lectures 02:46:17
The Illusion of Space
16:33
One Point Perspective
46:39
Two Point Perspective
48:35
Three Point Perspective
54:30
+ Drawing Accuracy
3 lectures 29:21
Sighting, Measuring, and Mapping
10:02
Positive and Negative Space
08:12
The Grid Technique
11:07
+ Drawing People
3 lectures 02:02:12
Basic Facial Proportions
41:51
Figure Drawing
01:03:53
Drawing in Reverse
16:28
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 03:56
Conclusion / Final Exercise
03:56