Drawing For Experienced Beginners

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30 Lessons
Skill Level
Beg. & Int.
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Duration
9h 7m
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English

Drawing is an ESSENTIAL skill an artist needs to master.

Drawing is everything. Whether you are an illustrator, painter, animator, character designer, vis dev artist, comic book artist, or anything in between, your success hinges on your ability to draw. In this class, I will help you establish strong, indispensable fundamentals to help you quickly make progress with the most important aspect of your art. If you are a pure beginner, or someone with a little bit of experience, this is the course for you.

This course is how I learned to draw!

Each chapter is a lesson that was essential to my own learning - allowing me to draw everything from characters, to environments and backgrounds. It will be like a road map, highlighting each important stop on my own route to becoming a professional artist. I will be teaching through the lens of how I learned the concepts when I was a beginner artist, with insights into how I still use them today.

The concepts and fundamentals will be shown both in a theoretical way using lectures and deconstruction of artworks, and then immediately applied to real-world uses, as I draw through many demonstrations. The demonstrations also act as homework assignments, as they are specifically targeted to drill the principles and fundamentals presented.

Why draw? I want to paint!

In short: painting is drawing. Drawing is the foundation of representational art, be it stylized/cartoony, or realistic. Drawing is the realm of gesture, shape, form, and design. As a professional artist of >15 years, when I paint, the #1 thing I'm thinking about in my head is drawing, often using principles I learned in my first year as a student. With the tools in this class, you will not only be able to draw better, but your paintings will automatically get elevated, too! 

In the modern world of AI generated images, these are tools and lessons that will help your work stand apart, ultimately allowing you to do what an AI can't. This will not only elevate your artwork and help you get noticed, but also make you far more hirable, if your goal is to work professionally. I look forward to helping you level up your skills!

What you will learn
1Drawing Fundamentals
Fundamentals that are essential across all mediums and disciplines. Includes learning about figures, characters, and backgrounds. These essential fundamentals will allow you to see like an artist
2Perspective Knowledge
A core understanding of the 3 most common (and most useful) types of perspective
3Structure
Learn a method of building your drawing up in stages, from gesture, to 3D form, to final lines and shapes
4Form
Insight into how nature works, in both volume and shape
5Color
Solid tools and practices that will form the foundation of your paintings and color work as well
6Self-analysis
Tools to direct honest and unbiased critiques at your own work. Determine what is essential vs. what isn't when it comes to drawing your subject
7Reference
Learn to analyze reference properly, and not simply copy it
8Studying to Maximize Skill Improvement
A method of practicing fundamentals separately, for on-the-go learning, as well as how to eventually combine them for more advanced study. I've also included a PDF regimen for actionable, daily study
Premium Benefits
Exclusive Content
Only premium students get to watch the majority of instruction contained in this course. Little to no free content is provided.
Assignments
A variety of exercises to help you practice what you've learned. After you do the assignments, you can post them in the community for feedback and see what other students are posting.
Step by Step Process
Watch step by step video demos from start to finish with educational commentary from the instructor. Most of us are visual learners (we’re artists!), so reading about it or hearing it explained is not enough. We have to see it!
Downloads
Includes content that the student can download to any personal device for offline viewing.
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