Drawing Fundamentals Pt 2: Perspective Basics & 3D Sketching | Ethan Nguyen | Skillshare

Drawing Fundamentals Pt 2: Perspective Basics & 3D Sketching

Ethan Nguyen, Professional Artist and Instructor

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26 Lessons (2h 9m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:29
    • 2. Basics of Perspective

      5:30
    • 3. One Point Perspective

      7:16
    • 4. The Diagonal Method

      2:33
    • 5. Cutting into Boxes

      6:43
    • 6. Adding to Boxes

      4:54
    • 7. Book Drawing in One Point

      6:10
    • 8. Sofa Drawing in One Point

      4:40
    • 9. Two Point Perspective

      6:36
    • 10. Modifying Boxes In Two Point

      5:11
    • 11. Book Drawing in Two Point

      7:40
    • 12. Sofa Drawing in Two Point

      6:06
    • 13. Major & Minor Axis

      3:52
    • 14. Ellipse Roundness & Tilt

      4:51
    • 15. Cylinder Drawing Exercise

      5:46
    • 16. Mouthwash Bottle Drawing

      3:13
    • 17. Pencil Drawing

      2:33
    • 18. Metal Nut Drawing

      4:13
    • 19. Pencil Sharpener Drawing

      4:59
    • 20. Sphere Basics

      2:36
    • 21. Sphere Modification

      4:31
    • 22. Wine Glass Drawing

      2:56
    • 23. Lemon Drawing

      7:18
    • 24. Trash Bin Drawing

      5:31
    • 25. Loomis Head Drawing

      4:10
    • 26. Tea Pot Drawing

      6:48
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About This Class

Being able to draw from your imagination is one of the most important and sought after skill an artist could have. Although it might seem difficult or even impossible, any beginner can learn to draw from imagination if they understand the right concepts and techniques. 

In this part of the Drawing Fundamentals Made Simple series, you're going to learn the foundational skills and perspective principles that will allow you to do just that.

In the first section of this course, we'll begin by learning the basics of perspective drawing. You'll learn concepts like the horizon line, vanishing points, line convergence and how to use them to create 3D objects and scenes. We'll cover how one and two-point perspective work… and then we'll go through step-by-step exercises where you can practice drawing simple boxes and modify them to create a variety of shapes. 

Once you're comfortable with constructing boxes, we'll apply this knowledge to drawing actual 3D objects from imagination. We'll do this in both one and two-point perspectives.

Now that you have a good understanding of how to draw boxy objects, in the next section, we'll cover curved objects. You'll learn the simple rules that explain how ellipse and circle perspective works and how to use them to draw cylinders at various angles.

Then we'll go through a bunch of different exercises where you'll learn how to combine boxes and cylinders to create all sorts of everyday objects.

Lastly in the final section, we'll dive into drawing spherical forms. Again, you'll learn how to use perspective to create three-dimensional spheres. 

And we'll go through lots of examples of how to use this knowledge to draw even more complex subjects. 

By the end of this course, you'll have a good understanding of how to draw boxes, cylinders, and spheres and how to use them to construct more complex objects from your imagination. 

This course was designed for beginning and intermediate artists who want to build a solid foundation in constructive drawing.

All the concepts are explained in a clear, easy to understand manure and you'll get lots of step-by-step examples to help you deepen your understanding.

This course is part of the Drawing Fundamentals Made Simple Series.

Be sure to check out the other courses in the series so you don't miss out on any important skills: