Art Fundamentals: Foundations of Painting and Drawing Course
What you'll learn
- How To Understand the Core Principles of Creating Art
- Learn about Shape, Form and Detail in Art
- How to Draw and Paint with Looseness, Energy and Confidence
- How to Draw and Paint with Vision and a Clear Workflow
- How to Build a Solid Foundation for Further Art Training
- No prior art knowledge is needed for this course
- Students are encouraged to take personal notes, in order to aid memory retention
What is the bottom line of this course?
Put simply, it's a starting point to understand visual communication - it's more theoretical than practical, and will give you a solid foundation for your art learning and your art journey ahead. This course will not make you a professional artist, but it WILL give you foundations for reaching a professional level - and foundations are EVERYTHING in art.
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, in any style or genre. 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 this course is for:
- 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.
As an illustrator, painter, art director and artbook author, I’ve helped more than 400,000 students globally grow their art skills quickly and efficiently. Through DAS: School of Art and Design, workshops, coaching and my Udemy courses, I've helped hundreds of thousands of students learn to draw characters, paint, understand coloring and perspective, and much more. Whether you’re drawing characters, manga, creatures, creating beautiful paintins, comics, painting portraits or creating worlds, I teach the core art knowledge you need to know to reach a high level quickly. I’ve invested years in learning the fundamental theories behind art and character animation, teaching you to think like a master artist. I'm a zealous teacher that strives to bring students to a high level efficiently, with simple, easy to understand concepts, built on rock solid art theory. When you learn with me, you’ll learn well, and learn efficiently. That’s my promise to you.
Scott Harris is the Art Director of DAS: School of Art and Design, as well as online art school, ASI (Art School of Imagination).
Scott is also the author of Draw Manga Style: A Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide for Drawing Anime and Manga published by Quarry Books and available worldwide.
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