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6 Videos (18m)
    • Introduction

      1:13
    • Form

      3:07
    • Approach 1: Light and shadow

      4:41
    • Approach 2: Weight

      3:51
    • Combining approaches

      3:18
    • Conclusion

      1:21
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About This Class

In less than 20 minutes, illustrator Melissa de Nobrega, is going to teach you how to enhance your drawings with specialized tips and tricks. She’ll take you through two different approaches to drawing with line quality. While she’s working digitally, you're more than welcome to use traditional mediums such as pen and paper.

For the class project, you’ll have a go at applying these techniques yourself by picking any household object and drawing it.

Through this process you’ll learn how to:

  • describe the form of your objects and create a sense of depth in your drawings
  • use light and shadow in your linework
  • convey a sense of weight/weightlessness
  • combine both approaches through one ultimate method of drawing!

This class is for anyone who wants to upgrade their drawing abilities. No prerequisites are required, though if you're working digitally, a tablet is recommended.

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Great class. I do a lot of pen and ink florals and I needed some clarification about line width and shading. This should help me quite a bit. I will try to remember to upload one of my next flowers that I do so you can see if I'm doing it right now. I've been teaching myself art, so these classes are really a help and you were awesome. You are a very good teacher and I thank you.
Super class always wanted to know what the line weight meant. Many thanks.
Useful class thnx :)
Jit Nimana

i love experiments with illustration

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Melissa De Nobrega

Graphic designer & Illustrator

I'm a Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator who's had the pleasure of working at home in my comfy pyjamas.

When I'm not wrapped up in blankets, I can usually be found hopping from design studios to media agencies, getting work done! I've been an artworker, illustrator, pitch designer, packaging designer and even powerpoint guru.

Now I mostly work on my own illustrations and designs to put up for sale on Creative Market :)

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