The Drawing Masterclass - Perfect Guide for Very Beginners
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The Drawing Masterclass - Perfect Guide for Very Beginners

Develop Your Drawing Skills From Zero To Confident - Learn Drawing, Shading, Observing and More - Start Drawing TODAY
4.5 (201 ratings)
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1,187 students enrolled
Created by Alexandra Gábor
Last updated 7/2019
English
Current price: $139.99 Original price: $199.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • to draw lines with different properties, rhythm and weight
  • to hold the pencil in a stable and comfortable way
  • to create an artwork entirely from lines
  • to draw basic geometric shapes in order to build up more complex shapes
  • to create forms from shapes (sphere, cone, cube)
  • to apply values
  • to shade with the "Reverse Shading Method"
  • to create the illusion of space in your artworks by applying linear perspective
  • to draw the different parts of the face
  • to draw basic facial proportions
  • to let out your personal symbol set and explore how you like to draw
  • to draw with confidence
  • different areas of some visual industries where you can apply your beginner level skills
  • to copy lines and shapes from one surface to another using reference points
  • to copy lines and shapes from one surface to another using reference points
  • to draw the outlines of an object with the help of measuring
  • to get the character of an image by drawing the most important lines, curves and angles first
  • to observe shadows and draw a real object in its real proportions
  • to find the basic geometric shapes in complex forms
  • to morph basic geometric shape compositions to appropriate contour lines
  • to use the grid method
  • to draw an image from a reference photo in a bigger scale
Requirements
  • You will need drawing materials - pencils and paper (sketchbook/set of pencils), eraser, sharpener, micron pen (optional)
  • Watch the Supplies video (Free Preview) for my recommendations
Description

Welcome to The Artmother's Drawing Masterclass!

Drawing is a skill anyone can learn! It is the most important building block of all art - illustration, graphic design, fine art and even animation starts with sketches and drawings! If you are the person who always though he can't learn drawing, even if you are already into some medium, like watercolors, you are in the right place!

As a professional art teacher with a Master's Degree in Art Education, in the last 10 years I watched people form all age categories learn drawing. In the last year I was researching the perfect methodology to teach a very beginner art fundamentals and I combined all these experiences and also the feedback from my first drawing course to create a comprehensive Masterclass.

It has 3 levels: The Beginner Levels Skills, The Intermediate Level Skills and The Advanced Level Skills.


In "The Beginner Level Skills" our focus is to explore your inner symbol set, roots of your style, your relationship to drawing and the ways you LOVE to draw, styles that you are most into and try to get the most out of it! We will start with as simple things as drawing lines and build it up to creating shapes and forms.

In this class you will learn:

- to draw lines with different properties, rhythm and weight

- to hold the pencil in a stable and comfortable way

- to create an artwork entirely from lines

- to draw basic geometric shapes in order to build up more complex shapes

- to create forms from shapes (sphere, cone, cube)

- to apply values

- to shade with the "Reverse Shading Method"

- to create the illusion of space in your artworks by applying linear perspective

- to draw the different parts of the face

- to draw basic facial proportions

- to let out your personal symbol set and explore how you like to draw

- to draw with confidence

- different areas of some visual industries where you can apply your beginner level skills

The point of this level is to prepare you for the intermediate level skills, to give you a push to draw regularly and believe in yourself and your art!

UPDATE: The Masterclass has been updated with a new class - 10 Projects for Better Observation

In this class I have designed 10 Projects to get your Observational skills from copying nonsense lines to an appropriately drawn and shaded statue drawing. The class includes a 25 Page PDF Resource.

In this class you will learn:

- to copy lines and shapes from one surface to another using reference points

- to draw the outlines of an object with the help of measuring

- to get the character of an image by drawing the most important lines, curves and angles first

- to observe shadows and draw a real object in its real proportions

- to find the basic geometric shapes in complex forms

- to morph basic geometric shape compositions to appropriate contour lines

- to use the grid method

- to draw an image from a reference photo in a bigger scale

The class is ideal for very beginners, with zero experience with drawing. If you are the person whose automatic reply to the question "Can you draw xzy?" is an automatic NO (even when playing Activity), YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE:)

Even if you are already painting with different kinds of mediums, like watercolors, acrylics of digital, but you are questioning whether you need to learn drawing in order to do your craft, THIS MIGHT BE THE COURSE FOR YOU!

If you are ready to learn what you always wished for but never had courage or procrastinated over it, this is the time to ENROLL!

See you inside!

Alexandra

The Artmother

Who this course is for:
  • Absolute beginners in drawing
  • Beginner artists who are already painting (f.e. with watercolors) but don't know how to draw
  • Who think they can never learn how to draw/shade, but would want to
  • Beginners who have problems in doing observational drawing
  • Creatives who would love to learn to draw what they see
  • Beginners who would love to learn to draw a reference image in a bigger scale
Course content
Expand all 59 lectures 07:02:51
+ Introduction
4 lectures 20:27

In this video you will be introduced to the course.

Preview 03:49

In this video you will learn about the exercises we will do in the course.

Preview 03:49

In this video you will learn about the supplies we are going to use.

Preview 12:37
Welcome to the FACEBOOK COMMUNITY
00:12
+ Lines
4 lectures 32:25

In this video we are going to learn to draw lines with different properties - vertical, horizontal, diagonal.

Drawing Lines Part 1.
08:51

In this video we are going to draw lines with different properties - wavy, zigzag and curves.

Drawing Lines - Part 2.
06:44

In this video we are going to make a zentangle exercise.

Zentangle Exercise
06:10

In this video we are going to make a zen tangle mini project.

Zentangle Mini Project
10:40
+ Drawing Shapes
3 lectures 17:00

We are going to learn how to draw shapes properly.

Drawing Shapes
05:03

In this video we are going to build up a simple illustration from shapes.

Preview 04:44

In this video we are going to analyse your drawing.

Art Therapy Fun
07:13
+ Drawing Forms
8 lectures 55:54

We will learn about shapes, forms and values. We will introduce the reverse shading method.

Shapes to Forms
05:44
Shading Basic Geometric Shapes OK
10:14

In this video we will exercise a little gradation.

Value Practice
03:44

We are going to draw and shade a pear.

Preview 11:16

We are going to draw and shade an apple.

Drawing the Apple
06:14

We are going to draw and shade a Banana.

Drawing the Banana
07:52

We are going to learn about placing objects in a linear perspective.

Simple Perspective
05:42
Perspective Practice
05:08
+ Coffee Break
1 lecture 05:58

In this video we are going to talk about the development of drawing.

Coffee Break - The Symbols in Your Head
05:58
+ Drawing the Face - Basic Features
7 lectures 51:01

In this video we are going to draw a random eye.

Drawing the Eye
10:59

In this video we are going to draw a nose.

Drawing the Nose
06:32

In this video we are going to draw a mouth.

Drawing the Mouth
04:08

We are going to draw an ear.

Drawing the Ear
05:04

We are going to draw a random face.

Drawing a Random Face - Basic Facial Proportions Part 1.
06:11

We are going to draw a random face.

Drawing the Face Part 2.
08:27

We are going to draw a random face.

Drawing the Face Part 3.
09:40
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 07:46

In this video I am going to summarise the Beginner Level Skills.

Beginner Level Summary
06:10
The project is to create an artwork of your own choice, but within the concepts we have learnt in the class:
Beginner Level Final Project
1 question

Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts
01:36
+ 10 Projects for Better Observation
18 lectures 02:38:54
Project Gallery
00:09
1. Project - Easy Drills
10:15
2. Project - Blind Drawing
06:48
3. Project - Quick Sketches
13:01
4. Project - Contour Lines
07:59
5. Project - Upside Down
08:03
Coffee Break
08:58
5. Project - Shapes of the Shadows
12:21
6. Project - Copy Draw
13:07
7. Project - Basic Geometric Shapes in Complex Forms
09:27
8. Project - Morphing Part 1.
10:59
Morphing Part 2.
10:56
9. Project - The Grid Method - Placing the Basic Geometric Shapes
09:06
The Grid Method - Outlines
16:29
The Grid Method - Shading
07:36
Final Thoughts
01:26
+ Creative Shading
12 lectures 01:11:25
Introduction to Creative Shading
02:17
Supplies
03:23
Overview Part 1.
07:25
Overview Part 2.
08:40
Blending (Tonal) Shading
08:02
Hatching
06:28
Cross Hatching
06:49
Smudging
08:06
Stippling
05:05
Scribbling
06:57
My Project
07:01
Final Thoughts
01:12