Grow Your Talent with Still Life Drawing Exercises
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Grow Your Talent with Still Life Drawing Exercises

Use the science of learning to become a better artist
4.6 (5 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.
58 students enrolled
Created by Ria Sharon
Last updated 4/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course, students will understand what it takes to grow any talent or skill and also feel comfortable applying this learning to drawing a still life with a pencil set.
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Requirements
  • No prior drawing experience is necessary, just curiosity and a desire to learn.
Description

Anyone can learn how to draw! Those are not just empty words. I know this is true, not only from having studied master artists, but also the work of psychologists and researchers. Regardless of where your drawing ability is today, you can grow your talent! I'm going to show you how.

In this class, I’ve created science-based exercises that will help you become a better artist.

Drawing is the foundation for so many things in the visual arts—lettering, portraiture, character design, surface patterns, illustration, graphic design—being able to draw is essential to all of them. By the end of this class, you’ll know how to get better at making the marks you draw on paper match the vision you have in your mind! Together, we’ll set up and draw a still life to practice everything we’ve learned.

This is a perfect beginner class for artists of all ages. Perhaps you have always wanted to take up art but have been intimidated by the "talented" artists around you. Maybe you're a whiz with illustrator and photoshop but feel a little wobbly with the thought of drawing by hand. Or, maybe you love art but just don't feel like you're very talented.

This is the class for you!

You'll need:

  • Your brain! :D
  • Starter pencil set or equivalent with different pencil grades
  • An eraser that you like
  • Paper
  • Desire to develop a skill
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for beginning artists, hobbyists, and crafters who want to learn how to or to improve their drawing skills.
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
03:47:39
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Course Overview
1 Lecture 03:14
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Basic Drawing Tools
3 Lectures 06:33

Pencils
01:49

Erasers
01:43
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The Science Behind Talent
1 Lecture 18:50
Assignment #1 and How Your Brain Works
18:50
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Drawing Techniques
6 Lectures 15:57

Cross-hatching
01:50

Scribbling
01:51


Burnishing
03:27

Assignment #2
03:49
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Foundational Concepts
4 Lectures 37:23
Creating Focal Points
00:58

Adding Visual Interest
00:43

Defining Edges
16:06

Creating Shape and Volume
19:36
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Real Time Drawing Demonstration
9 Lectures 02:24:11
Start Sketching
08:56

Establish Structure with Lights and Darks
06:29

Blend and Burnish
15:57

Gestalt in Action
20:01

Keep Going
20:01

Get in the Flow
19:42

Personal Style
16:17

Detail and Texture
19:46

Last But Not Least
17:02
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In Closing
1 Lecture 01:31
Keep Growing Your Talent
01:31
About the Instructor
Ria Sharon
4.6 Average rating
5 Reviews
58 Students
1 Course
Make Art Every Day

Ria received her degree in Studio Art from Northwestern University. For over 20 years, she's been involved in visual communication in some form or another. In addition to being a professional illustrator and graphic designer, Ria teaches both online and in the real world. She was an adjunct instructor in the College of Arts & Sciences at Maryville University and teaches classes and workshops on the creative process. 

Ria is a firm believer in "practice makes better" for her own work and as a teacher. She thinks making art can be a simple daily practice — one that is joyful and fun!