This is the 2nd episode of my How to Draw 101 series.
In this beginner drawing course you can learn step by step how to recognize the 3D structures of real-life subjects, and how to draw believable 3D forms with your pencil in order to create the illusion of 3-dimensionality in the viewer.
We will use the basic principles of volumetric drawing and perspective drawing to create depth on the 2-dimensional paper.
Understanding volumes, depth & space is an essential drawing skill that you will use all the time in your artistic carrier.
What previous drawing experience do you need?
Some basic drawing skills would be useful (check out the 1st episode of this series), but not mandatory for this course. I designed the lessons in a way that you can also benefit from it with very little or zero previous drawing experience.
What drawing tools do you need?
You can enroll in this beginner drawing course without any special drawing tool. I'll be using a regular 2B graphite pencil, and cheap office papers. But you can use any drawing tool you like or have (pen, marker, crayon).
What can you expect by completing this course?
You will understand how complex 3D forms are built from simple building blocks. You'll be capable to recognize the 3D structure of any subject you see. Also, you'll be able to draw simple and more complex forms using the rules of perspective drawing (1-point, 2-point, and 3-point perspective). First, you will learn to draw the simplest basic 3D shapes from any angle: the cube, the cylinder, the sphere, the cone, the pyramid, and the torus. Then, you will learn how to make different transformations (like rotation, bending, twisting, stretching) on these basic shapes to get more complex forms. To practice what you've learned we'll be doing plenty of drawing exercises. We'll be sketching & drawing a lot.
By the end of the course, you'll be able to draw rock solid 3D structures on the paper about your favorite subjects, which is the very first phase of creating any kind of artworks.
Day 1 - How to See Volumes?
How to recognize the 3D structure of
a blocky subjects - a classic arch
rounded forms - a glass of wine
a human figure - a yoga pose
more complex, organic forms - the lips
Day 1 - Assignment: analyze the structure of a windmill, and make a sketch about it
Learn about construction lines.
Day 2 - Perspective Drawing Basics
Projection in visual perception
Graphical projection types
3D isometric projection
2D multiview projection
Day 2 - Assignment: practicing perspectives
Day 3 - Basic Building Blocks
Day 4 - Transformations
Draw a P letter in 3D
How to draw a coffee cup handle step by step
How to draw rounded glass-like forms
How to draw a donut shape
How to draw a complex 3D form, the banana in different angles
Day 4 - Assignment: imagine you're drawing
Day 5 - Let's do some sketching
Make a sketch about a camera in 3D
Make a sketch about a coffee cup with a spoon in 3D
Day 5 - Assignment: 3D sketching about your favorite subject
If you'd like to take your drawing skills to the next level, enroll in this course now!
See you in the first lesson!