Basic Skills / Getting Started with Drawing

Brent Eviston, Master Artist & Instructor

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16 Lessons (4h 21m)
    • 1. Introduction to Basic Skills

      3:32
    • 2. How to Begin

      10:25
    • 3. Circles & Ovals

      13:42
    • 4. Straight Lines & the Shapes They Make

      15:08
    • 5. Charting the Course of Curved Lines

      18:52
    • 6. Putting it all Together

      25:33
    • 7. Scrub Jay Demo Pt 1: Simplifying Shapes

      17:59
    • 8. Scrub Jay Demo Pt 2: Adding Detail

      17:13
    • 9. Scrub Jay Demo Pt 3: Finishing the Drawing

      15:57
    • 10. Botanical Demo Pt 1: Basic Shapes

      18:25
    • 11. Botanical Demo Pt 2: Texture & Detail

      17:37
    • 12. Botanical Demo Pt 3: Finishing the Drawing

      16:26
    • 13. Figure Drawing Demo Pt 1: Gesture & Basic Shapes

      19:27
    • 14. Figure Drawing Demo Pt 2: Defining the Forms

      16:38
    • 15. Figure Drawing Demo Pt 3: Shading & Finishing

      16:21
    • 16. Orientation and Materials

      17:51
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About This Class

Drawing is not a talent. It’s a skill anyone can learn. Designed for aspiring painters, graphic designers, illustrators and artists of all types, The Art & Science of Drawing series will teach you the foundation of art and design of all kinds: drawing.

BASIC SKILLS is the first course in the series and will teach you the basics of drawing one day at a time. 

Here’s how it works:

Each day you’ll watch one video lesson that will teach you an essential drawing skill.  At the end of each lesson you’ll be given a project designed to build your drawing skills quickly and efficiently.  After doing the project, you’re ready for the next day’s lesson and project! 

In this beginning drawing course you’ll learn:

  • How to use the pencil like an artist
  • How to draw any shape
  • How to analyze and draw any subject by simplifying it into basic shapes

BASIC SKILLS is overflowing with powerful insights into the drawing process and offers some of the clearest, most accessible drawing instruction available.  Many of the tools and techniques you'll learn here are rarely taught outside of private art academies.

BASIC SKILLS is the first course in The Art & Science of Drawing  series designed to take students from the absolute basics to advanced drawing techniques like perspective drawing and shading. If you're a beginner, we recommend going through the entire series in the following order:

The Art & Science of Drawing:

The Art & Science of Figure Drawing:

If you've got some drawing experience, feel free to mix and match The Art & Science of Drawing courses to suit your personal needs as an artist!