Essential Drawing
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Essential Drawing

The information you need to get better at drawing.
4.3 (20 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
190 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2015
English
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Draw realistically from observation. These skills are applicable in illustration, design and artmaking.
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Requirements
  • The only required materials are a pencil, drawing paper and an eraser. Optional materials include a pen, india ink and block printing ink.
Description

Essential Drawing is an eighteen video drawing course meant to give students a foundational understanding of drawing practices. The two main goals of Essential Drawing are to teach drawing skills through the elements-of-art and to cover the major approaches to drawing that have stood the test of time. You don't need a lot of expensive art supplies to get better at drawing - just paper, a pencil and an eraser. If you have a brush and black watercolor paint you can use that too. If you want to improve your drawing skills, or if you draw well but want to learn a variety of methods to add to your bag of tricks, then this course is for you. A reference image accompanies many of the video lessons so that you'll have no trouble following along.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for beginners with limited formal instruction. If your drawings are often mistaken for photographs this course may not be for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 18 Lectures Collapse All 18 Lectures 02:42:13
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Drawing with the Elements of Art
6 Lectures 49:44

This video outlines the course lessons and their respective topics.

Preview 04:26

This video outlines the course lessons and their respective topics.

Preview 07:06

Learn to use simple shapes like rectangles and triangles to draw complex subject matter.

Shape
05:56

Learn to use a single light source to describe forms such as cubes, pyramids, cones and cylinders.

Form
16:38

Learn to see and use five different, but interrelated, way of creating space and depth in a drawing.

Space
07:53

Learn to use a value scale to accurately and efficiently add light-and-shadow to your drawings.

Value
07:45
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Drawing Techniques and Processess
9 Lectures 01:35:51

Learn to use stroke direction and pressure changes to create a smooth gradation with graphite. Also, learn what reflected can do for your drawings.

Blending Graphite
12:11

Learn to shade with lines. These techniques are especially useful when drawing with a pen.

Hatching and Cross-Hatching
10:34

Learn to use a grid and breakdown a complex subject into smaller, digestible bites of information. Use this method to rescale a drawing or photograph.

Drawing With a Grid
12:48

Learn to use you drawing tool to capture proportion and measure angles. These methods are the bedrock of how artist have drawn without photos over the centuries.

Drawing From Life
12:03

Learn to use the empty space between and around your subject to double-check your drawing.

Negative Shapes
11:07

Learn the difference between 1, 2 and 3-point perspective. Differentiate between horizon and eye-level.

Basic Linear Perspective
08:11

Learn to see the skull as two parts joined together. Build anatomical awareness.

Draw the Human Skull
06:43

Learn to use implied lines and parallell relationships to strengthen your drawing skills.

Implied Lines - Nuts and Bolts 1
11:29

Learn to create detail with shading.

Implied Lines - Nuts and Bolts 2
10:45
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Drawing Expanded
2 Lectures 14:35

Learn to make a monoprint by drawing into block-printing ink. Monoprinting is a subtractive drawing process.

Monoprinting
06:12

Learn to make an ink wash by building up values in successive layers. This process is adaptable to graphite as well.

The Ink Wash
08:23
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:03

Last minute advice.

Conclusion
02:03
About the Instructor
Ashley Bane Hurst
4.5 Average rating
78 Reviews
901 Students
3 Courses
Artist and Educator

Ashley Bane Hurst is the Visual Art Department Chair at a public arts magnet school. He received his B.F.A. in 2002. Since that time Ashley has participated in numerous shows, executed figure paintings and portrait commissions in oil paint, pastel, charcoal and sepia and been recognized in the national Arts for the Parks contest for landscape painting. Ashley has also completed freelance illustrations and designs for production. Ashley enjoys creating a variety of art but he enjoys seeing others grow in their own art just as much. He has been teaching drawing and painting for ten years in the classroom and is excited about sharing his instruction through OilPaintingMasterSeries.com. He currently resides in North Carolina, USA with his wife Nicole, two children, Ruby and Roman, and their dog's Chloe and Bear