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Become A Better Artist: Drawing Essentials

Ria Sharon, Practice Makes Better. riasharon.com

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8 Videos (48m)
    • Just Start

      2:43
    • Get to Know Your Tools

      8:35
    • BONUS: Physics for Artists

      2:52
    • Make Your Marks

      2:39
    • Find Your Edges

      2:31
    • Shape Up

      4:02
    • Now Draw! (DEMO)

      23:17
    • What Next?

      1:48

About This Class

Every artist starts with making one mark. Good artists are the ones who keep making marks, over and over! In this class and in all my classes, my goal is to get you to keep making art by making it fun! What better place to begin than with drawing essentials?

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 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 or a refresher class for more experienced artists who want some structure for their art practice.

You'll need:

  • Your brain! :D
  • Starter pencil set or equivalent with different pencil grades
  • An eraser that you like
  • Paper

You can also follow me on Instagram and sign up for Secret Sketches, my free weekly behind-the-scenes/inspiration email.

114 of 114 students recommendSee All

Wonderful simple steps to learning the medium of pencil. Thank you!
Love her explanations!
Great teacher! Wonderfully helpful for even intermediate students.

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Ria Sharon

Practice Makes Better. riasharon.com

There is no path to mastery that does not involve doing something over and over -- that's been my experience as an artist and illustrator!

So I encourage my students to take small consistent steps by creating bite-sized classes that make art a simple, easy, daily practice -- one that is joyful and fun!

Come visit me on riasharon.com or follow me on Instagram.

Current Project: Animal Guidance

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