Creative Process: ART ESSENTIALS / Contour / Draw sensational lines

Jennifer Moorhead, Artist, Art Professor, Entrepreneur

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11 Videos (1h 23m)
    • Introduction

    • What is contour?

    • Blind contour

    • Contour

    • Cross-contour (part one)

    • Cross-contour (part two)

    • Cross-hatching contour (part one)

    • Cross-hatching contour (part two)

    • 3D / Descriptive contour

    • Your contour project

    • Final thoughts


About This Class

Creative Process: Art Essentials is a "stand-alone" series of learning the basic skills of Fine Art.

Contour is the first step of learning how to draw. This class is about hands-on contour techniques with fun and easy exercises. Let me teach you how to really feel confident in the drawings you make while enriching your own creative style.

This amazing drawing class is designed for a beginner level artist and a great refresher class for advanced artists. As a beginner, do not be overwhelmed. Just try out the exercises with me and you can definitely learn pencil techniques. Learning art is by "just doing it".  I am here to guide you through the way of creative self-discovery. It's an absolute joy to really have the essential drawing skills needed to create what you want! 

Come and enjoy making art with me!!!

The Fine Art skills you will learn:

  1. to create sensational lines to define form.
  2. eye and hand coordination.
  3. tips and techniques for drawing: contour, cross-contour, cross-hatching, 3D contour, and implied lines.
  4. positive and negative space.
  5. basic understanding of shape and form.
  6. drawing from observation.
  7. basic compositional formats.

Materials list:

Sketchbook (at least 9” X 12”)

Pencils (Soft leads)

Ink pens (Mulitliners or pens that don't smear)

Pencil sharpener

Plastic eraser

Feathers (at least one)

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Jennifer Moorhead

Artist, Art Professor, Entrepreneur

Hello, I'm Jennifer Moorhead

Enjoy learning the important art essentials that I taught in college for over 35 years. I teach with the same passion for art and methods that I taught in college successfully to thousands of art students.  My classes are 'hands-on' to experience the physical process of learning the creative process of art. These are easy and fun classes with quick results. This knowledge of the fine art essentials will be so help...

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