Fundamentals of Drawing Anything - Shading, pencils, more
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Fundamentals of Drawing Anything - Shading, pencils, more

Learn to draw well
4.5 (300 ratings)
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2,094 students enrolled
Created by Neil Fontaine
Last updated 2/2019
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  • 9 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will learn how to draw anything by mastering the fundamentals of drawing, shading, form, light, shadow, etc.
Requirements
  • At least a pencil, piece of paper, and the willingness to learn.
Description

Hi, welcome to the fundamentals of drawing anything, where you’ll learn how to draw anything you want from imagination or from reference. I’m Neil Fontaine, a professional comic artist, and traditional painter but also the easy-going instructor for this course.

I show you all the fundamentals of drawing that will give you the foundation to draw anything. By the end of this course, you will be able to draw in a new way that lets you break down any complex picture into simple forms. More importantly, you will be able to draw from your imagination.

In this course, we will learn light, shadow, shading, form, perspective, shapes, and we will learn how to properly hold our pencil and draw nice lines. Then we will put all this together and sketch a landscape and draw realism.

I also help you along the way by answering your questions and giving feedback on your progress drawings.

This course is for the beginning artist that wish to draw like a pro. Feel free to look through the course. I’ll see you inside.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn to draw well.
Course content
Expand all 41 lectures 09:10:20
+ How to draw proper and smooth lines
6 lectures 55:05

In this lessons, we will learn how to draw smooth lines, but also how to draw the fundamental lines that are important to draw anything. The exercises will train your hand eye coordination and make you better and drawing. 

Preview 17:16

Here are the images/drawings you can use for reference that we draw in this course.

Draw references for this course
00:00

In this lesson, we are going to learn to draw using just our wrist, for fine details. 

How to draw small lines for details
10:49

In this video, we will learn how to draw curved lines with our wrist. 

How to draw curved lines with your wrist
10:53

We will learn how to draw straight lines using a simple trick. 

How to draw straight lines
05:03

In this lesson, we will learn to put everything in this section together and draw perfect lines. 

Putting it all together to draw perfect lines
11:04
+ How to Draw using basic shapes
5 lectures 01:08:06

In this lesson, we will learn to see and drawing with basic shapes. It seems simple, but this is fundamental knowledge you need to draw anything, especially if you wish to draw without references. 

How to draw using basic shapes
15:38

In this video, we will learn to draw a bunny with basic shapes. This might seem silly to learn, but it is absolutely necessary. Please do not skip any lessons. They are all necessary to draw well. 

How to draw a bunny using basic shapes
15:08
How to draw an apple with basic shapes
05:37

In this lesson we use everything to draw a fish. Basic shapes, and all the types of lines we practiced. 

How to draw a cool fish with basic shapes
12:21

In this lesson, we learn how to draw anything with basic shapes. 

How to draw anything with basic shapes
19:22
+ How to draw an eye - putting it all together so far
2 lectures 32:06

In this lesson, we learn the first part of drawing a realistic eye, focusing on form. Then we will start to add basic details. 

How to draw an eye, blocking in the shapes
19:27

We finish up the eye in this lesson. 

How to draw an eye part 2
12:39
+ How to Draw using 3D shapes
5 lectures 01:04:59

Why it is important to learn to draw the basic 3D shapes. This is necessary to draw anything. Please do not skip this lesson or section. 

Why to draw using 3D shapes
06:00

In this lesson, we will learn how to draw the cone from different angles. This is important to learn how to do as it trains the brain to foreshorten and see in 3D. 

How to draw the cone from different angles
15:59

In this lesson, we learn how to draw cylinders from different angles. This shape is used very often in drawing the human body. I highly recommend mastering all the basic 3D shapes. 

How to draw the cylinder from different angles
14:18

In this lesson, we will learn to draw modified spheres. 

How to draw squished spheres
08:47

In this video, we learn how to draw the cube from different angles. This is a very important shape to learn in order to draw almost anything. 

How to draw cubes from different angles
19:55
+ How to shade basic shapes to look 3D
4 lectures 44:48

In this video we learn the basics about how and why to shade a sphere to look 3D. 

How to shade a sphere to look 3D
19:17

In this lesson we learn the basics of shading a cylinder. 

How to shade a cylinder to look 3D
08:41

In this lesson, we learn the basics of shading a cone. 

How to shade a cone to look 3D
09:47

In this lessons, we learn the basics of shading a cube to look 3D. 

How to shade a cube to look 3D
07:03
+ Master Light and Shadow
7 lectures 01:52:50

The core understanding of light and shadow to make your objects look 3D, realistic. 

Beginning to understand light and shadow
17:58

How to light objects to look 3D. 

How direct like works to make objects look 3D
19:19

In this lesson, we will learn how to show the light direction on an object to look 3D. 

How to figure out the direction of the light
15:14

In this lessons we learn how and why drop shadows appear the way they do, so you can draw or paint them correctly.

How to draw drop shadows
19:24

In this lessons, we will learn how to draw form shadows and learn more about how they are formed. This is what makes objects look 3D.

How to draw form shadows
04:59

In this lesson, we learn the importance of bounce light.

How to draw bounce light.
17:07

In this lesson, we learn how highlights work, which will add a high level of realism to your drawing and paintings.

How highlights work and how to draw them
18:49
+ Perspective Drawing Made Easy
9 lectures 02:22:29

In this lesson, we will learn one point perspective in a new way that makes easy to understand what would normally be a difficult subject.

Preview 16:10

In this lesson, we apply the knowledge we learned about single point perspective to draw a scene.

Drawing a Kitchen scene in one point perspective
14:14

In this lesson, we will learn an easy method to understand two point perspective and learn how to draw in two point perspective.

Two point perspective made easy
19:45

In this lesson, we will learn how to draw in two point perspective in an easy to understand way.

Drawing a bedroom scene in two point perspective
19:34

In this lesson, we will learn how to draw drop shadows in perspective.

How to draw shadows in two point perspective
18:16

In this lessons, we will learn how to draw in 3 point perspective.

How to easily draw in three point perspective
19:16

In this lesson, we draw some basic building shapes in 3 point perspective.

Continuing with 3 point perspective
04:58

In this lesson, we learn how to draw people and objects the correct size in perspective. This is the same way we draw trees the correct size and where the bottom of the tree should be.

How to draw objects the correct size in perspective
11:20

In this lesson, we learn how to foreshorten and overlap objects.

How to foreshorten and overlap objects
18:56
+ Putting It All Together
2 lectures 27:58

In this lesson, we will learn how to sketch a landscape, using all the principles we learned in this course.

How to sketch a landscape
09:20

In this lesson, we put everything we have learned together and draw a bell pepper.

How to draw a bell pepper
18:38
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 01:59

Thank you for watching.

Conclusion - Thanks for watching
01:59