How to Draw From Beginner to Master
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How to Draw From Beginner to Master

Drawing and Shading From Fundamentals to Photorealism
4.7 (2,780 ratings)
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Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 8 hours on-demand video
  • 19 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You’ll learn the fundamentals of drawing
  • You’ll learn about materials Like the different pencil lead weights and what each one is best used for
  • Shading techniques
  • How to manage line weight
  • A process and structure to creating a drawing from start to finish, that’s easy for anyone to manage!
  • How to simplify objects to make them easy to draw!
  • How to recognize and draw using planes
  • How to light (and even photograph) a subject to make drawing easier (And how to light a portrait)
  • Different approaches to drawing to see what works best for you
  • An approach to preliminary shading and how to easily shade to create realism in your drawings!
  • How to use mistakes to your advantage
  • How to get more energetic, dynamic drawings and keep them from looking stagnant
  • A system to draw hands, eyes, portraits and any object imaginable!
  • How to create and use axis lines to make getting proportions easy
  • Techniques to draw a viewers attention to desired focal points in your drawings
  • Visualization and simplification techniques
  • A quick easy trick to making sure you get perfect values and shading every time!
  • An easy system for drawing hair
  • How to draw a portrait from scratch!
Requirements
  • No previous experience is necessary
  • You'll need a short list of supplies like paper, a ruler and pencils, etc. (See the supply list video for specific instructions on materials)
Description

I designed this course to work for everyone, even students who claim they can barely draw a stick figure! Its made to help you to progress quickly and get to enjoy drawing. Join over 20,000 learners in this courses’ community and start developing the skills to draw anything your heart desires!

You’ll learn time honored drawing techniques combined with contemporary approaches, delivered to you in a no nonsense, no fluff video edited to match anyones pace perfectly! You’ll learn techniques I’ve adapted by masters like Leonardo Da Vinci, William Adolphe Bougereau and John singer sergeant as well as lighting techniques by Rebrandt Van Rijn.

By the end of this course you will have learned and applied a step by step approach to drawing. And with practice, you should be able to produce academic quality drawings of any subject your heart desires

The lesson plan consists of over 8 Hours of clear professionally filmed and edited content. And I’m available throughout the day and evening for support and to answer any of your questions. Just a friendly reminder, you will need access to a 8.5x11 (letter) printer for this course.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone from absolute beginners to experienced artists who want to learn or master a traditional drawing technique.
  • Anyone who wants to learn a creative skill that's built on drawing, like digital animation, painting, architecture or design
Course content
Expand all 55 lectures 08:10:28
+ LESSON 1 FUNDAMENTALS
3 lectures 43:16
SHADING EXERCISE PART 1
14:12
SHADING EXERCISE PART 2
16:12
+ DRAWING THE CUEBALL
3 lectures 42:07
SHADING THE CUEBALL PART 1
14:56
SHADING THE CUEBALL PART 2
14:57
+ DRAWING HANDS EXERCISE 1
4 lectures 56:27
DRAWING PLANES
04:23
DRAWING USING PERIMETER LINES
26:35
SHADING LIGHT VALUES
11:22
+ DRAWING HANDS EXERCISE 2
4 lectures 29:35
REINFORCING AND EXPANDING ON TECHNIQUES
04:07
DRAWING AN OUTLINE
08:29
MANAGING LINE WEIGHT
02:28
PRELIMINARY SHADING
14:31
+ DRAWING HANDS (BONUS EXERCISE)
1 lecture 17:24
DRAWING HANDS USING PLANES AND THE LIGHT SOURCE
17:24
+ DRAWING EYES EXERCISES A,B and C (EXERCISE A)
8 lectures 59:01
DRAWING EYES, SIMPLIFYING SHAPES
04:20
USING AN AXIS LINE
02:30
OUTLINES AND INTERIOR LINES
05:55
MANAGIING MISTAKES
07:50
LINE WEIGHT
00:48
PRELIMINARY SHADING
06:09
BUILDING UP DARK VALUES
17:24
RIGHT EYE
14:05
+ DRAWING EYES EXERCISE B
8 lectures 47:28
DRAWING EYES EXERCISE B
02:16
CREATING AN OUTLINE
04:47
RIGHT EYE OUTLINE
04:11
LINE WEIGHT
01:34
PRELIMINARY SHADING
03:09
BUILDING YOUR VALUES
18:29
SEEING DETAIL
10:13
FINISHING TOUCHES
02:49
+ DRAWING EYES EXERCISE C
7 lectures 57:19
THE GOLDEN RATIO
05:53
PRELIMINARY DRAWING (LEFT EYE)
04:40
PRELIMINARY DRAWING (RIGHT EYE)
04:04
FINDING AND FIXING MISTAKES
00:29
LINE WEIGHT
10:56
BUILDING YOUR SHADING
13:53
BUILDING UP DARK VALUES
17:24
+ DRAWING A PORTRAIT
15 lectures 02:09:14
DRAWING A PORTRAIT
04:06
PORTRAIT LIGHTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY
04:02
FINDING STRUCTURE IN FORM LIGHTING
03:12
OUTLINING YOUR SUBJECT
06:04
INTERIOR SHAPES
18:23
USING THE GOLDEN RATIO
01:26
LINE WEIGHT
04:15
PRELIMINARY SHADING
07:17
BUILDING UP MIDTONES
20:31
BUILDING UP DARK VALUES
09:57
SHADING LIGHT VALUES
13:11
SHADING IN VALUES PART 2
13:23
VALUE CHECK TRICK
02:12
MAKING THE VALUES UNIFORM
12:06