Being able to draw is one of the most rewarding hobbies available. It is extemely cheap, can be started and stopped at a moments notice, and you can get some terrific results in a matter of minutes.
But beginners and new artists are faced with a challenge, "How can I create good looking images, if I have never learned to draw?" Well, the answer my friend, is waiting for you in this course.
'Drawing from Photographs' is your guide to creating hand-drawn images by using photos as your reference. In this course, I will be your 'drawing-guide' as I walk you through the entire process from choosing the right image, to mapping out your framework and finally in to the shading process. I will also share with you have to add those final enhancements using the computer.
There is no special terminology or advanced concepts to grasp. Everything I did to create the main project, I share with you in simple terms. There is also no time constraint. One of the joys of creating pencil drawings is that you can start and stop when you have the time. So if you can only do 20-30minutes a day. You can draw, stop, put away your image and come back to it later. Great for those of us with a busy life!
The course is broken down into short lectures. Each focusing on a single step in the process. As you complete each step, you will have laid the foundation for the next lecture. This is very much a follow-along course. And once you have completed this process a couple of times, you will be able to adapt the work-flow to suit your own style.
This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to draw and have their images look professional and well crafted. Even if you have not drawn for years, do not consider yourself creative or have always put-off learning because of the time investment then this course is for you.
Come join me and start drawing your image today!
In this first step we are going to select our reference image and enhance it, to better suit our needs.
In this second step we are going to prepare our drawing surface to make mapping-out a breeze!
In this third step we are going to perform the 'mapping-out' and draw the important lines on the paper.
In this fourth step we are going to learn how to hold the pencil and begin the shading process.
In this lecture we are going to continue establishing our pencil values. Plus, we will take a few moments to dispell some myths about why this is a bad technique!
In this lecture we are going to begin to tighten up our drawing. Establishing tone and form. Plus, we discuss some of the other drawing skills you have been learning, without even knowing it!
In this lecture, the image really starts to look good as we focus on elevating the rest of the image. Plus, we discuss that all important question "How true do I have to stay to the reference image?".
In this lecture, we add detailing to the face region and begin the final uniifaction of the image. Plus, we discuss how to achieve constant improvement as beginner artists.
In this lecture, we begin to add the icing to the cake, as we render the eyes, wrinkles and fur.
In this lecture, we finalize the darkest darks and hone in on the final details.
In this lecture, we conclude this lesson by adding our final details to the whole image.
In this lecture, we look at some important tips when digitizing your pencil drawings and preparing them for sharing online.
Hi, I’m Robin. I’m a self-taught Freelance Digital Artist and Illustrator.
I have published drawing courses, ran google hangout sketching sessions and shared tutorials through social media but what I’m best known for is running a Youtube channel where I talk about and create Concept Art, Fantasy Art and more Specifically Creature Design.
I believe drawing and illustration is a skill not a gift! Which means that anyone can learn a skill it simply takes guidance, perseverance and a little patience. We are all artists with our own visions to share. And as we go through life we are touched and shaped by many experiences. It is this unique path that each of us follows which makes creating unique and original art so compelling.
It’s never to late to pick up a pencil and start learning, so I invite you to check out my YouTube Channel, my Website and my Courses here on Udemy to learn more about me and the art that I create.
I look forwards to helping you realize the visions in your imagination!