How to Draw and Sketch for Absolute Beginners
- 11 hours on-demand video
- 3 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- By the end of this course you will be able to draw almost anything
- The correct way to use reference
- Draw what they see and observe
- Draw basic lines and shapes
- Understand the basics of volume , light , shadow and composition
- Feel confident enough to further their artistic learning on any subject.
- Understand that everything is made of a few basic shapes
- There is absolutely no prior experience required to take this course
- No software is needed
- Only a pencil or pen and paper is needed
Drawing and sketching can seem like magic if you don't know how to do it. It's not magic, it's a skill. that means it can be taught and I will be your instructor. Just like anything and everything you have learned you had to know the very basics. You can't do math without knowing how to count and you can't drive without knowing what the key looks like.
This course is your "key". All drawing starts with lines, some are straight, some are curved and rough but all are lines. Lines are used to make shapes and shapes become volumes (3d shapes) and everything in the world is made from shapes.
I will teach you to use those shapes. I will show you how to make lines shapes and volumes. You will learn to hone your observational skills and draw what you see, and even what is in your head if you study and practice enough.
You need no experience in drawing. Absolutely zero ! There is no special software just a regular pencil and some paper.
If you have always wanted to learn to draw this is the course for you. If you are a graphic artist that knows learning to draw will save you time and money, take this course. If you want to make comics or cartoons then this will be the course that will be your starting point.
This is the beginner class. Often books tell you to start by making 3d shapes but what if you are having trouble with that? If you are , I got you covered.
- Anyone who wants to learn how to draw using a pencil and paper
- Anyone who wants to learn drawing in a more "traditional" way.
- Anyone wanting to increase their drawing skills
- The absolute beginner with zero ability to draw
- Graphic artists that want to learn to draw.
- The hobbyist who has wanted to learn to draw
- Anyone who wants to make comics or games or express their artistic desires.
- Everyone who has "How to" art books on their shelves but still couldn't draw
- Everyone who has watched a drawing video but still couldnt draw.
Please watch this very short video before you decide to enroll.
Here are some very common reasons why drawing is hard for most people.
There is zero specialized paper appends that you will need for this course. You can use some regular copy paper from any local store and a regular number two pencil. Later on if you want to get more art supplies that's entirely up to you. Later on when I demonstrate adding ink to your drawings you may just want to get a regular pen. We got to keep this nice and simple so that you are not getting bogged down with a bunch of extra art supplies that you may not even use.
In this video I will show you the power of making rough lines. Oftentimes people say that I can't draw straight line with the ruler. And while that might be true for you I don't want you to worry about that since there are no straight lines in nature. It's actually a very good thing if you can't draw straight line right away. I'm going to show you exactly what you can do with lines that are not straight. I encourage you to practice and follow along with me or you can sit back and watch the video.
There are many different ways as draw straight line. What I'm gonna show you is how to draw a straight line freehand. You won't need a ruler or straight edge. I do want to say that if you do need to use a ruler or some sort of straight edge then that's perfectly fine professional artist do that all the time. I don't want anyone to feel like they're cheating by using a ruler but I do encourage you to practice this technique as it will save you a lot of time and you're not always been a have a ruler around.
This video is about line accuracy. Line accuracy is something that I don't think I've ever really seen discussed very much in books. The idea of measuring a line and being very accurate with not only its size but where it intersects another line. This very basic fundamental thing is often the culprit on why drawings look inaccurate.
This video is on line weight. Line weight is something that I want you to be very aware of right away. Even if you aren't able to use it this early I still want you to know that it's there. The weight of your line can highlight characters or act as a focal point and even give a basic shape "weight".
This video is on drawing a rectangle. A rectangle is often very easy to draw as most people at some point has drawn a rectangle. Whether you're doodling why you're on the phone or sitting at your desk you drawn a rectangle. We are in a practice drawing a rectangle and I'm in a show you just how powerful a rectangle can be.
This video is on drawing the square. The square is very important because it can act as a really basic unit of measurement to make your drawings more accurate. Believe it or not squares are bit more difficult to draw. In this video ominous show you how to draw a square and make it look accurate.
Continuing with our basic shapes we are going to draw a triangle. A triangle in understanding it is going to be the basis of two very important shapes. The cone and the pyramid are essential and building so many objects that it is important that you fully understand how to draw a basic triangle. Triangles also become wedges and can be used to measure things like object placement and perspective.
This video is about drawing an oval which by its nature is organic. But in order to fully understand the "peanut" I want you to practice drawing one part of it. On its own it can represent many things like the shape of faces or even body shapes and when it's combined it becomes even more powerful.
And finally we look at the peanut. The "peanut" or the "kidney bean" or the many other names that it's used over the years in different books and different lectures. It's all the same basic concept. The concept of putting two organic oval like shapes together to create a complex form. And this is a very exciting turning point for you when you're drawing because this is actually a first complex form.