Drawing For Experienced Beginners
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!