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Drawing Masterclass - 10 Projects For Better Observation

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Lessons in This Class

17 Lessons (2h 39m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Class overview ok

    • 3. 1. Project - Easy Drills

    • 4. 2. Project - Blind Drawing

    • 5. 3. Project - Quick Sketches

    • 6. 4. Project - Contour Lines

    • 7. 5. Project - Upside down

    • 8. Coffee Break - The Benefits of Doing Art

    • 9. 6. Project - Shapes of the shadows

    • 10. 7. Project - Copy Draw

    • 11. 8. Basic Geometric Shapes

    • 12. 9. Project - Morphing Part 1.

    • 13. Morphing Part 2.

    • 14. 10. Project - The Grid Method - Placing The Basic Geometric Shapes

    • 15. The Grid Method Outlines

    • 16. The Grid Method Shadows

    • 17. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Welcome to the Drawing Masterclass - 10 Project For Better Observation!

This class is part of the whole Drawing Masterclass series, but can stand alone and help you with getting better observational skills.

Drawing is a complex skill and requires not just the ability of putting marks on the paper, but you need to be able to plan an art piece and observe. This class focuses on this last aspect.

Observational drawing is extremely important in getting better at drawing. After we master the technical part - so using a pencil, being able to draw lines, shapes and forms with beginner shading, we need to update our symbols sets we have in our brain and that we use for expression - by observing and drawing things from real life, we learn their characteristics and will be able to express ourselves better in our own creations.

This class is perfect for anyone who wants to get better at drawing and observation. It is great for absolute beginners, however the prerequisite of the class is to have some essential knowledge, like drawing lines, simple shapes and beginner shading  - if you don't have this knowledge, check out the first part of the Drawing Masterclass - The Beginner Level Skills here ---- https://skl.sh/2NxQiDt

I have designed 10 projects which will carefully build up your observational skills to a level where you will be able to do the final project - a drawing of a statue.

These are the 10 projects:

1. Easy Drills - we will copy nonsense lines and shapes on a worksheet I created for you

2. Blind Drawing - we will observe an object and draw its contour lines without looking at your paper.

3. Quick sketches - we will draw 10 images in a 1 minute timeframe to get the most important proportions, angles, lines and the character of the image.

4. Contour Lines - we will observe a real object - your shoe

5. Upside Down - we will draw 2 images upside down

Coffee Break - we will discuss the benefits of doing art

6. Shapes of the Shadows - we will observe 10 images and find the shapes of the shadows in them

7. Copy Draw - we will draw and shade a real object in real proportions - a spoon.

8. Basic Geometric Shapes in Complex Forms - we will observe 10 images and find compositions of basic geometric shapes that build up complex forms

9. Morphing - we will copy the found basic geometric shape compositions and morph them to appropriate outlines

10. The Grid Method - we will draw and shade a sculpture using the grid method

As you can see, this class is packed with useful and fun exercises, so what are you waiting for? Join me in the class now!

I can't wait to see what you create!


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1. Introduction: drawing is a complex killed its requires so much more than just the ability off putting marks on the paper. You need to be good in planning and observing as well. Hi, guys. Welcome to the drawing Master Class 10 projects for better observation if you are seeing before the first time. My name is Alexander Gabbert and I'm a professional art teacher. Andan artist In the last year, I was researching the perfect methodology to build up the drawing skill Often absolute beginner from zero to mastery. The whole course is so extensive that I cut it up into comprehensive classes. And here you are in this second part the first class, the very beginner skills took the absolute beginner from zero to confident. We learned how to draw lines, shapes how to create forms with beginner shading. And in this class we are going to take dear skills into the next level. If you haven't already taken dad class and you are an absolute beginner, I really recovered you to go and check it out. But also don't run away if you haven't checked it out. But you have some essentials. This class is perfect for anyone who wants to get better in observations. I have designed 10 projects too. Build up your observational skills from copying nonsense lines to drawing death with Yeah, the Statue of Liberty. Don't be afraid. It is not that hard. And I promise that at the end of this class you will be able to do this. We are going to train your eyes to look for the right shapes, angles and curves. And we're going to try Teoh, teach your hands to do what you want. I said want and not see because drawing is not just about what you see and in the very beginner skills with these girls that most of the times you draw what you know. It is the combination of the two so that you can draw what you want because that is our ultimate goal, right? In the beginner level skills we have talked about, that you have symbol sets in your hat that you use for visual communication and that observational joing help you to learn visual characteristics off objects, scenes on on different things so that you upgrade your symbols and your hat so that you can use them to express yourself so Yes, observational drawing is really important. Off course. We want to be as accurate as possible, but or priority is to rather to catch the corrector and failing on the mood rather than got lost in details and perfectionism. Drawing on doing art should be fun on hailing, So if they are ready to train your eyes on hands to observe, let's jump right into it. And also make sure to follow me here in skill share. Check out my Social Media or INSTAGRAM and Facebook and my website, where you can find me as d art murder on. Just check out what I'm up to the same class. 2. Class overview ok: I welcome to the class in this video, I'm going to talk to you about the projects we are going to do. Let me at first warn you that the first few projects will be visually appealing and that is absolutely Okay, let me just show you the first project. We're going to do the easy drills. The easy drills. Ah, you are going to copy nonsense lines and shapes from one square to the other. I have created for you to Burke shits. We are going to do one in this class and you're the second is optional so that you can practice more. The second project is blind drawing, and it is going to result us some interesting and funny things. So something like this, um this is really not beautiful, right? But it is a really useful. So in the blind growing, we are going to observe an image and keep or I own the outlines off the reference image on the object on the reference me and just use or hens to Joe What we see and it will result as some interesting things, but it is a really useful projects of Dan. We will going to do the quick catches. The point of this project is to capture the character off these images. We will create 10th catches from 10 different reference images in a limited time. Let's say around at around one minute, so you will have one. We need to draw the outlines and get the main shapes and a character off the image. This feel. I trained you to look for the most important things. So the proportions, the main outlines and angles and curves so that you don't get lost in the details when you are droving, bigger images because it is more important to have things right. That how that little detail So nice Denville do contour lines. Yes, this is the sandal off my son Andi. So in this project, we are going to do a similar thing that we have done in the blind drawing. So we are going to observe, but a really object know Justin image a really object. And here we are going to be allowed to look at the paper as well. So we are going to do a simple observational Joe being but on Lee for contour lines. We are not going to shade reveal only need to learn to do a little bit off measuring. So we are going to try to use this standard units to measure the thing so that we can be proportional without any other help, right? So they're really not nice product comes with. And I'm holding this upside down for a reason because our project is called upsides down. Drawing The theory behind us is that if you don't know what you are droving, you don't want to implement what you know about the subject. So if you're driving a deer upside down, you should be, um, more accurate. This theory wasn't Prue in, in my case, because even if I'm droving a deer upside down, I know it is a deer, and he didn't really work out for me. But maybe it will for you. So this project will be fun and, uh, like, useful. You will observe against of Let's do that when his well, so after a lot of these projects, we're going to have a coffee break again and discuss the topic off. Why should we draw or in general, why should we do art? So we're going to discuss the benefits of doing art next to project will be a little bit connected. And the six project going to take a look on the 10. A different reference photos. Um and we're going to just just draw around the shapes of the shadows. Until this project, we are absolutely not to dealing the shadow. So this is the 1st 1 and we're going to train or I two look for these shapes again and not the highlights, just the shadows in this case. So we're going to do 10 images from this one and then move on to the next project, which is called Copy Dro. Let me just show you what I mean. So, yeah, in this project, we're going to draw a spoon. A real spoon. We're going to put it next date and copy it. So in this project, we're going to apply what we have done so far. So we're going to be able to copy the counter lines, look for the shapes, shapes of the shadows, and it will be in ah, riel proportion. So you don't need to deal with that when we are going to copy, draw for Riel and yeah, it will be fun as well. In the ninth of project, this will be extensive as well. We're doing going to do 10 images again. So we are going to find the basic geometric shapes in complex forms and do 10 off these images. And we're going to just look for the circle, the triangles, the ovals, how to build up that complex shape. And then we're going Teoh, copy these shapes to a paper and we're going to morph these, uh, compositions to really catches that will help us to be more accurate and proportional. So let me just show you this is this catch with that composition and this is we doubted and it will be really helpful. So we're going to do 10 of these. It will be extensive, but it will really teach you a lot. And then we will move to the final project, which will be the statue off Liberty, you might think now did. This is really complex 40 stage, but it really isn't. I'm going to show you the great method, which basically means that you, Joe agreed onto your reference image and onto the paper. You are drawing on and with the help of these reference lines, you are placing the basic geometric shapes we have done in the previous project and then more fifties to the outlines. And then we will do again big in our level, shading on just gas. A really nice statue, droving. So let me just take a minute to talk about your projected in this class. In this final project, you your task will be to draw any statue for riel so you don't need to do the Statue of Liberty If you find it too hard. It can be a really easy boot, huh? Or any statue you find online and you will go to draw. You can just do a little detail firm a statue. The main point is to use the grid method, observe the outlines and apply beginner shading again. We'll leave a more variation because I'm just going to use free pencils in it, but mainly one. But our point is Teoh to get more in dept and really into this observational thing and do a complex project at the end of these lots off exercises we do. Before that one, I would love to invite you to the exclusive community. I'm living on Facebook. So we have an art. Minors online are to Facebook group. I would love you to join it. Share your progress there. Okay, so when you do the first project the second the fifth other. I don't know the 17. Just sherry there and get feedback and off course. Don't forget to create your project here on skill share. And it is Abu gallery. Okay, So the finals that you droving is obligatory. But you are free to pose any project you do in this club class in the process. So you can post the 1st 1 with the worksheets. You can post the co Pedro or anything. I have just much and we will do so I think it's enough talk. Let's get into 3. 1. Project - Easy Drills: so welcome to the first project, and it's just called Easy drills. Now, I will do this project on my iPad pro. Ah, because it will be just easier for me. But I will include these worksheets I have created for you in the resource of section. And the best would be if you were Just bring it out. Get a marker on. Do the exercises with me. This exercise is about, um, building an observation. So your task will be to copy days lines on shapes exactly into this square that is next to it. Okay, so at the end, we will have 10 images observed on copied, and it will really train or eyes too. Look for reference points. So now I will take a different color for my pencil. And I've just magenta, um, so that you can see in more contrast what I am doing after the 1st 1 Where would I start here at first I'm looking for the first reference point that is here on here. I look for the curves, so I will just trying to I already missed us and approximately like this. Okay, The great thing about I potro is that I can make any mistakes. Okay, so these lines don't necessarily need to be, like, extremely precise, but to train your eye on hand, Teoh full lines, You can see it is hard even for me. But okay, let's keep like like dust. Now I can see that approximately this circle is here again. The perfect. Now this line starts at this curve and on approximately here and now I have a square. I will not start to draw the square a decide because I might not end. Um, far enough from the end of these rectangles, what I'm doing is start with desk line and I can make it in approximate sighs. I can get this distance a bit more precise. Play deaths on like us. That's what went to the next one. I will do the exact same thing. I start with death and the points, So yeah, this here. Okay, Now I will continue with us. Don't. And it is above this curve. Now I will do this line So it does it proximal here and approximately here. Hey, here is the start, and I can see that if I would drawn this straight line here in my imagination. You can see that this triangle starts approximately here. So this is the line and drawing in my imagination and comes down here like here. Great. Oh, let's move onto the next one. No, I will start with this thick line. Okay. Well, perfect. Now I felt again find these points and joined them. I have this line straightening tool in procreate that we don't have in real life. It would be useful, right? But doesn't matter if your lines are not perfect. It would be great to find this crossing point as well. Okay, good enough. And here is a big circle. Let's warm. No, this will be fun. I can see adult here. When starts in here when it ends, I will go down. And, uh Okay. Great. I have a doctor here. I have a star here and another one here. Okay. This is a little house, I guess. I don't know. I created us an absolute random. Okay, I'm not trying not to use the that line straightening a tool too much. So we have one here and here on the middle. And now again, I will start with a smaller one. So that I can gas a distance from D H. Okay. Great. And I have this dot about this line, and I can see I made a mistake. This is to shirt. So, like this, I need to Great. Okay. It's well into the next one. I'll start with this spiral. Great. Again. I will find this points approximately. This is just an amazing, um, exercise to train your eyes on. As you can see, I have troubles with it. So it is good even for one's artists practice. And it is just fun. They last do this. Next one split. Here. You have it here. Ups that's connected. Great. Wonderful. Okay, this numbness, Brickey, I'll start with this circle, so I will make the circle here and connect it to the edges. Then I will make this second circle like this on again. Connected, um, today edges. And now I can say that this line is a continuation off this one and it is the same the deaths. So yeah, And does this here? Where should I start? I will start to district tangle shape. I want to guess it's ah position. I would be curious. How? Where were you Stunned this images like maybe I draw them more easily because I have created the originals. Maybe you would have different strategy. If you do, Um, would you please share it with us in the discussion so that we can learn from you? What is your strategy? So now again, I will start here. Ok? I didn't do it Well, so let's, uh it's like this. Great. Now we have adopt here, is connected up here. And then we have days Rick Tunggal here. I should again at first Countess the stunts Ford from the drafty square. Well, Terry So this is my filled in worksheet. Find it in the restart of section and I will just show you that we have another one. This is the 2nd 1 So you will have 20 squares to copy. So practice as much as you want. Do approximately one sheet and you can share it in a Facebook group for the US are You can also applauded into the project gallery so that we can see how you were doing. It would be fun to see it in different colors so that we can really are differentiate between the black, um original Anstey, things you have done. I hope you lights this exercise and these easier drills. Let's move onto the next one. It will be fun as well. And I also can't wait to see how well you do in those exercise. 4. 2. Project - Blind Drawing: Okay. Welcome to the second project, which is called Blonde Droving on. We are going to do exactly what its name says. We are going to draw blindly. Basically, it means that we are going to look on a reference photo and we're going to copy the outlines without looking at our paper. So at first I'm going to find a reference photo and search for images. Name still life. I want objects now, like desperately. Right now, I have my reference photo here. I'm just going to observe its contour lines. Like here. I'm going to start somewhere the top and try to follow the movement off my eyes with my hands. Uh, India's exercise. We're going to focus on Lee on outlines, so we are not going to shaded or put highlights on it. We are just simply going to follow, and it outlines. And, um, I need to warn you, this might not look like perfect. Okay, So you might lose, um, proportions, etcetera. But this exercise is really great to train your hands to follow what your eyes do. So now I, um, following this line. Okay, I'm not looking at the paper. Okay, so this is really not. This is going to be surprised for me. How did you learn how to determine their now and now? I am slowly looking at the outlines here. I see the flowers, so I'm going to draw them. Here is de frights. Okay, great. Then somewhere here there is thes through it. And yeah, and above Does there should Contini? I wonder how does it look like I didn't get my before me. Okay. Wow. I just looked at it and it Okay doesn't look exactly exactly how it should, but okay, is just practice. Okay, this is training your eyes. Um, I just odd. This sprayed here. Great. Beautiful. Okay, let's find not a picture. This looks Is it for me? I will not even don't want it. Just put it like death. Uh, I'm going. Teoh, choose this part off the paper to do it. It's OK. I'm looking at the reference photo and following the outflows in my eyes and try to put this movements together. So he is going to be this flavor. Okay, was do this. Okay. Okay. Uh, okay. I know I went through this line, but I think I made it bigger. Okay, so let's approximately find this, uh, Slover. And then it has, like, this leaves here. And then here is Deana Dewan. Okay. Looks great. I think this Liz battered and desk one was, However, I really didn't get the proportions right. As you can see, I So I try to follow this. Ah, these shapes here and not just subtly made it look bigger. Spend in place to deal things that I forgot the camp. So I just that at its there. So you're just a cop, okay? Really not great. Anyways, um, this is a wonderful exercise to train your eyes to follow d outlines and to train your hands to do the same. What? Your eyes I are doing. And it is absolutely not bad if he didn't get it right. Like I think nobody can replicate an image without looking at the paper. Um, but this will improve your observational skill. Okay, so let's go to the next project, which is called Quick Sketches on DA. It will again not give us some beautiful drawings, but or point now in this part is the level of your observation. And it was just great again to do that. Some small wanted the next video 5. 3. Project - Quick Sketches: Okay. Welcome to the Kwik Catches. As you can see, I have divided an a four sheet paper to 10 even parts. So it just, like, not perfect, but doesn't matter. You don't even need to do this on one paper, because we're going to create 10 catches. You can use separate papers for each of them with what we were going to do is, um, a so called gesture. Scotch. So we are going to take coq 10 reference photos I have chosen from stock for the site. I'm going to just move them. I will have approximately one minute to scotch them. OK, so God D shapes ride at cetera. I don't need to start shading or something like dot um, but do get the main lines and, ah, an approximate proportions. You can check the reference photo now and look at the paper. So this is not blind drawing. Um, but little sketches. Okay, so I'm going to start with this fries. You can use your own images or or follow me with these. Um, you really don't need to go into detail detail with them. I'm not trying to get these lines. I don't even see them because, uh, it is not full. Doesn't really matter. So I have dis lines here. And then I have this paper which has something like Disc Irv, That is the hidden with the fry up here. I'm observing the image a lot, so I'm not blind drawing. But I don't even need to be too precise. I have a lot to death. No, I have does fry here and here was Does next one There is one hair one here gone through my area, but doesn't matter. Great. I will move onto the next one next image. Okay, I have this small ball. Okay? It's bigger. As you can see, I'm using a lot of short lines. This looks like bigger in D glows. Okay, Andi, I have this giant dandelion here thickness going into detail because I need to move on. Okay. The next one I will start with the leaf for different. It has shaped like dense. Okay, I have one think here. Then Here is another one following disc, Irv. And now I can see what I want. Mistakes I made. I put this too close to this one. And this is not long enough. We are always like learning when we are are looking for his reference points to places. Objects I don't even see what is here with some shaped, like does. Maybe it this cinnamon. I'm not sure he resented the one. Uh, he was something like just Okay, I need to know one the next one. Okay, I have free pairs. So here is the 1st 1 They just care. It is not easy to not going to too much detail it first. Right, But, um, this will teachers also that we need to pull in. So we need to spend time getting this shapes right before we start to add details and shadows. And it is just hard. It's hard even for professionals. I guess I have problems with this. Okay. Not perfect. Oh, okay. Doesn't matter. Do I have time? Yes, I have 10 more seconds. I'm just doing approximately one minute. I'm not too much, OK? These are not even touching. Doesn't matter. Let's move onto the next one on this bill distilled. Make it hair. So I just make the main shape off it. But this is not easy. Okay? I will just get me in shape like this. Okay, this is hard to money details. You can get the main main lines. Okay, I have 20 more seconds. You'll just at these, Okay. Oh, okay. Okay, let's move on to the next. Oh, it's a nice watch. So I will just just circle in one. Outside of that, I have just so it is enough. If someone can recognize what you have, don't It really doesn't need to be like something perfect. Yeah, right. Let's move onto the next one. Okay. This is a coffee or tea. Come. I need to put the compositions somehow. Everything ah fits, which is again, Not an easy thing to do. I have Oh, okay. Not here. It's far away. This, uh, apple then we have this things here and he already types. I think the repair is not going to be in damage. Okay. Okay. I need to move on to the next month. Ah, here is a can. Here is a boob. Not here. But here it doesn't matter. I'm entering the space next to this. Then here is a our glasses. Okay. I need to move on again. A pineapple again. Just this similar to go to this one just got to main shape. And here is an apple. Okay. And the next one, And, uh, hair raising It was dip. A rare Exactly. But you don't. Okay, And here is the jug. Okay, so we're finished. Oh, now we have 10 catches. Really Quickly done. I think it is just great. I can recognize everything apart from Does this looks like a cold floor or something. But anyways, this is a great exercise to train your eyes to look for the main shapes on, to place them approximately and aunt to practice, actually to draw different objects. So or your task now is Teoh. Either use those images. I'm going to show. I have shown you at the edge of these video or find your own, um, images in stock photo side, download em and set a timer to approximately one or 1.5 minutes and just try to catch the whole image. Wouldn't that timeframe and shared with us with in the Facebook group? Maybe we can just do gassing that. Okay. What do you think? What is it that I catched? I think this will be just so much fun. Let's move on. to the next project, which is called Counter Lines on, Grab your Shoes because we're going to draw it. So was getting Teoh. 6. 4. Project - Contour Lines: Okay, Now let's move on to the fort Project, which is called Contour Lines. We're going to do approximately the same We have done already, but from a really object, I want you to grab your shoe. One shoe is enough. I'm going to use my son's sandal because it is smalling off so that I can show it to you here. Then I don't really have too much space here. I'm going to put in here, and I'm going to observe it. Okay, So what I'm going to do, uh, is that I am going to go a little bit more into detail in this project. I'm going to look for D counter lines. I want to make it as accurate as possible. So this is not going to be a simple scotch that we've done in the previous project. I once the main lines to be OK, and I'm going to do line work. I'm not going to shade our highlight anything, and I'm going to try to put it sideways so that I can like state straight from the side. I don't want to work now in angles because it might distort my image right now at the stage . So let's just try to put the shoe somehow so that you can see it from the front, as I'm as I'm here and I'm going to look at it from the side. I hope we just put this sharpener below it so that I can just look straight onto its side. So let's just do a little bit of basic measuring. I'm going to measure approximately this, But at this part, it's half of death and the literature. So I'm going to start with a lie, and I'm going to sharpen my pencil. At first, I'm working with a three B pencil. Okay, so I've done all of the projects until, though all the projects in this part with a freebie pencil, I'm going to dull it a little bit because it is too sharp. But right now, okay. So what? I'm doing this. They start approximately. We don't approximate the line. Okay, Um, I'm measuring this part two desperate so that it is on the health and also the hate. So it is exactly the same hate as that. Okay, so here I have a main line. I'm going to the right. It approximately into the middle. Put this about. Richard gives us the hate. Okay, Hate off the shoes. And now I have, like, four reference dollars for Have to call this, uh, even five, because this is as well I'm going to try this part. So I'm going down here. I have this thing hair and, like, I already have to back off. Stand old. Just check if you can see that. Now, I real continue up here to this point where I have this thing said dust line. This has a curve here, staying up this way. I think this it has an angle. Um, find an angle. You can invest in the pencil rights to the subject you are drawing and George in the jungle and the use the pencil. Do we draw that angle? Um, to the paper. So I've gotten it wrong. That's fine. Uh huh. I've got it wrong. I am just looking at this part, this point and droving and imagine and relying down here, and I can see that the end off desk curve is right here. Always find, um, reference points. It doesn't matter now that ice poised it it is. Um, practice. Ok, I will just give this line here so I don't make it, like, thicker too much. I have the bottom for it. Now, let's move up here. Um okay, so I need to find this hate. I can see that dissipate as health off desk hate. Okay, Thanks. I'll just divide it approximately to here. And you, as you can see, to find the perfect shape on using short lines. Then I can erase. Okay. So to find this perfect lines don't need to be afraid to you those lines to help you, because that's their job. Okay, So what do you say? I really like it. It is cute. It does not perfect. So it is actually a really usual thing to draw your shoes. In art schools, it is usually included in every curricula since I didn't want to leave it out. A. So your project now is to draw a shoe than share it. Entering the project gallery are in the Facebook group, uh, and then also show was the reference object Hubert with on we will get your feedback and at siren. Ok, so we have one last contour line focused project, and that is the upside down project. So let's see. There 7. 5. Project - Upside down: welcome to the next project Wishes called upside down Drawing. There was a theory that if you draw upside down and you are not realizing what you are drawing just following the contour lines, you can observe much more better than when you know what you are drawing. And you are implementing the symbols from your head about that object into what you're drawing of. That makes sense. I just have written to un splash to the search bar animal And I'm going to choose, um, one animal like this and hand it over and I want to start drawing again. We are not going to shade or create highlights. So when I'm doing iss basically observing and drawing, observing and drawing and I hope does thing so the theory stars, you can be more accurate. I'm not saying it as like 100% true. I will need to make this charter because my buddy Bill looked like I just approximately people that, like here and really China to think about what you are actually droning it now really looks like as if it was fingers and something. But Okay, Oh ho, Here is another one. I will just you raise a little bit. Yeah. So I really raised us line as well, actually. Really? It doesn't really feel like I'm droving factors or something. I really can break down the thing. I am drawing into this shapes and really think about them as simple shapes. So now the rehearsal Fetters, I'm not go to detail in this because I want to try another one within this time frame as well. I want to emphasize that these drawings were doing in this. Claws are not really visually appealing because we are now really practicing. Okay, we're practicing. So I hope you really enjoy this. These exercises and as you will improve and but don't bury at the end, we will have a final project again where you can, like, use what you have learned. And this in this close. So a house is hair approximately. Yeah. Okay. I got turned over, huh? Rate. I'm not saying it is the most beautiful bird I painted our drone. Let's see. Yeah, it does is approximately accurate. Like I would say that the, uh, the body is great. This might should have been like longer, but I didn't make it. Let's trade with another one. Okay, I turned is over again. Let's see it. I think it is a little bit a Fendt, don't you think? I don't know. Maybe his next short. Yeah. This is where it meets. Like what? You know about this subject and what you see. Ah, you wouldn't need to train your eyes and hands to Joe What you see and hooked what? You know, personally, I think you need to implement both. So it does not an exclusive. Think you need to be flexible and and, uh and do like dot So this is just ridiculous. That's okay. Uh, it is a great way I should do this exercise is more often, I guess. Okay. So far away that Okay, let it be like this. So I want Teoh dis project to get an animal turned image upside down on try to observe it on, drove it upside down on then see how it worked for you. So far, what we have done is that we done. They have done this. Is it rials We copied. There's nonsense lines and shapes. Duty briquettes, knock stood. Then we have done some blind drawing. Very observed an image on, Drone it with doubt. Looking at her paper. Onda Dan, we have done quick catches on catched 10 images to get the main shapes and characteristics off dot image so that we can replicate it. Then we have done some control and drawing where we have Joan a shoe with observing a rial object. And then we have done the upside down droving where we should have drowned contra lines off an animal upside down, too. Tryout desk theory, which is actually great but didn't work for me. I hope it works for you. Now let's have to cop a break and down. Continue. We usually more appealing. Um, pro ducts. Okay, Cedar. 8. Coffee Break - The Benefits of Doing Art: or a topic in just coffee break as why to drove. I have chosen to stopping because I have met a girl recently who just told me that she just cannot understand. Why would an adult person choose to raised his precious time for doing art or drawing? And it just hurt me so much because I think that drawing and doing art is important for the whole world and not just for the whole world, but for you as a person. To be honest, I was raised with this thought that art is useless even though my father was an artist. So he was a multi artist. He was a play bright. He wrote Children's books. He played, Hey, painted he was an actor, he was a journalist And, um, maybe because of that time that if an artist wanted to succeed here really need it on, um, connections a degree or or dot extreme talent or lock, you know, But we are not living in it, but in Dat World anymore, so my parents didn't include ours in my future picture that's doing art is is possible carrier, but anyways, I ended up being an art teacher because I really wanted to to stay at art and and I choose to be a teacher because I love teaching and connection with people and to share my knowledge. And the second situation when I match this, uh, art is useless. Thing was, as an art teacher, I entered the state school and they took away Ah, the art lessons off the not qualified teachers and Davor offended. They accused me of me stealing their lazy lesson, you know? And they said, I am not a real teacher. I'm just teaching art that's like, not for life. So it was really hurtful. And also, this attitude went to the teenagers, and I was teaching. They were saying that drawing is childish Is the useless, you know, only few of number interested in it on Leah's Hopi. And just because it didn't know that art is a thing, Okay, it is a thing. So as you can see in the world, there are so many people who are not involved in art anyhow, uh, really thinking that artists like useless? Why would you do that? Why would you waste your money on art supplies or art courses? And I notice you heard No, that person because you are here and watching me talking about it. But but also I seen people around me with such a low self esteem, and I struggled with this as well. I have a low self esteem because everybody outside told me that art is no the thing and artists useless and and Burtless and I was not confident about me wanting to do it. You know, I was drinking secretly and not saying I'm doing heard and I'm an artist and I love it, you know. And that's bad because then you think that you need to be some kind of a superhero or on extreme talent to be proud that you are drawing and doing art, and it is just not right. You don't need to be ashamed off running on the street for exercise. If you are not in a link, become, you are running. You are exercising and doing good for yourself. And doing guard is is that Let me just name you a few benefits. Doing art has to convince you that what you are doing is awesome and amazing. So the first is art therapy. Art has a proven therapeutic effect. So let's think about the kids. It's so natural to process their emotions and experiences through art and even in primary schools. We had to draw what happened to us in the vacation and to draw our family and express those things that are around us. And if you were with me at the beginner level skills, you already know that what you Joe comes from really deep inside you and you are expressing yourself your mood, your feelings with the shapes you are doing with the decisions you are making in the drawing process. So what you are expressing through your hints comes from your so it leads you to better self knowledge and and acceptance. And is this just joyful and relaxing and hailing? So I called this, I guess, a regular soul yoga, and it is regular soul yoga. So if you're doing are two regularly, you have a channel where you can just two leaves thes this frustrations and anxiety and depression on sadness and things that are not good for you and your expressive, and you feel better, the the same way that you feel after exercise. It is healthy for you And who are we? If we don't have mental health, you know it is important as well. So doing art is important for you, your mental health, your soul and heart. The 2nd 1 is personal development. I already talked to you about that. People around me have such a low self confidence. Not just in doing aren't their thing, but there's self acceptance is just not on the right level where it should be. First thing we have learned into you at the University Waas that that the most important thing is to give students the feeling off success so challenged them. But give them doable projects because if you don't have the feeling off success, you cannot learn anything. And and this feeling of success applies to S O many parts off a person's life. So if you have his little successes in your in your life, you're just feeling better. Your days just better and your life is just better and and you have the sense off accomplishment, which is important again. The 3rd 1 is that art has wonderful effect cognitive abilities. So observational drawing trains your brain to observe your environment, to have a better perception off the world around you planning a piece on art piece in houses, geological thinking and drawing from your imagination. A boost your creativity says you can see doing aren't has a wonderful effect on your intellect as well. And it is just looking. Brother sold ing mathematical assignments right, and the last one is actually the one that I started with that we are living in a different world. There has never bean a better time to be an artist. This is the time when not academic degrees matter, but what you know and what you can do. And you can do anything and you can learn anything. Social media has brought us so many possibilities, the visual industrious blossoming. Everyone is communicating visually, and there is a demand for regional images from videos, Jeffs, illustrations, paintings, design brand logos, websites at cetera and all starts withdrawing and doing guard. And you have everything just a click away. So in summary, why to dro? Because it hails your soul. Build your confidence, devil ups, your intellect, and you also have opportunities in the visual industry. And even if your purpose is not related to getting creative job, you don't need to be Madonna to sing right. You can draw and paint for pure joy and you deserve it. And I want you to know that what you're doing is important on Amazing. You are important and amazing. 9. 6. Project - Shapes of the shadows: welcome to the next project, which will be in the next two videos. We're going to copy dro, which means that we are going to draw this spoon in riel proportions. But before that in this video, we're going to find the shapes off the shadows on 10 different photos to prepare or eyes to look for the shadows because because until this we were looking on Lee Ford outlines. And now I want you to find the shapes of the shadows in this images, and we're going to go through. There's 10 images together and find thes shapes of the shadows. You can do the same exercise by your own images you find in stock photo sites, or you can just stop the video and show these images in yours on your screen and just go through. Are these shapes on your own or just watch me do it? Or to find your own images and again like find these shapes on by yourself? So when you look at this image, what you see is color. I have created ah, one layer, which, if I turn on it d saturates this image, and as you can see, it has really dark. So my color almost is lost. What I can see is shadows and highlights. Actually, Can you see that? So there's a little bit of me to tone everywhere. You see a really dark shadows, but I want to look for these in colored images. So I am going to turn on this layer at every image to see how accurate was I with my observation. So just get into it. What I can see here here is a giant shadow. And actually, it is taking over almost a full shape off the apple. I cannot even see it here. Uh, did I see a shadow here? Here is the really dark shadow. Also here around us thing here is Chado. Then I would say this also counts to shadow, but I wouldn't call this a shadow Niedere Midtown. It is somewhere in between similar value. And this shape is if you can see that. So these two are the darkest ones and these are in the mid range. No, that's see here. This is almost black. I can see this is almost black. Would these shapes around that here is, um, leave a lot lighter shade up shadows, then this part is fully black. Eye can see a reflection here. It isn't approximate thing again. Okay, so, yes, these are the shadows. Honesty. Okay. And didn't want us to do so. Let's turn on Andi. I was approximate. So if I see this, they're saturated. Let's just take a look here. This is almost fully the same value as this. This one, but actually did It doesn't really matter for now we turn this layer off on moved to the next image, which is those ball. So where do I should see shadows of I see a shadow up here, Dan, down here. Okay. I can see this is in shadow in transparent objects. It is a little bit different because you can see through these things also. I can see Here's almost black. This is the shadow fully here. This is shadow again. You don't need to be 100% accurate. A dis were just training your eyes for to look for shadows because that is what we're going to do in the next video. So eat. This is shadow. I would say this is shadow over. Get a swell. Maybe it iss at the background. I am not going to just on demon. Just find it shadows, but on the images. Let's just see, out of curiosity. Yeah, approximately accurate. I can see this shape again as well. Okay, last one wanted the next one. I understand. Right. Hair, Uh, these images are really easy to work with because, um, they are really contrasted. You have really harsh shadows that you can actually clearest see Like this is almost black under sport and this and I can see this. It's a cost shadow. This is in shadow. Just end plate. Yeah. Here's shadow. Out of curiosity, yeah, I think we've gone to darkest while use. This is a little bit like a wife stifles a graphical to, um, filtered or how to put us that I can clear. It's the the shadows. Can you see them? This is Shadow. This is shadow. Can you see a shadow here and also here? So now I'm not saying Hend, but I'm seeing shapes. That is what I need right now. Just check it. Yeah, those are the darkness values. Let's move on to the next one. So I'm focusing on the carp now. Um, I can see your shadow here. I could see the cost Shadow off the Kern. I think it is noon when it's photographed. I can see this. Partisan shadow Death. Sparta's in shadow. This is Shadow. This almost a whole loving lower part of the cars and shadow. I think that's all. Just check it. Yeah. Yeah. You can see the Diz values. Maybe I would add a little bit here, but that's just enough for now. What's going to the next layer? We have these Cherries here. So again, I'm going to start with the ball. Now I see two cost shadow here and desk part. I did not include this part, so I will just make it look shorter. Like here. But here is here. Is on here is a big shadow. Cherries are in absolute shadow here. Is there a little bit of Pref reflection? Okay, this is almost fully black again. Here is a little bit off reflection again. I can see it. Here. Here, Almost back Meet. Okay, let's just check it. Yeah, no, Too many MIT Dems again, but okay, both of the next one. We have pairs here. Great again. Really nice shadows Here. I can see them. Almost every little shadow is so definite. Maybe meant main ladies cast shadows. You see them here also in the meal. And I would call this like the darkest ones. Maybe this part of the despair maybe a little bit. Hair place for day touch. Okay, lets jacket. Yeah, nicely done. I just continue this line. We wanted this guitar again. Really? Nice shadows is You can see this is really dark and done. We have this cost shadow. We have to shadow aim, detect style. And we have shadow here. Down here, here is a shadow of the lotus circle. More accurately. Okay, let's check it. Yeah, great. This is a really dark I I could, like, drove almost everything, but I will focus on the spoon. I can see that there is this shadow in the spoon makes it definite. And then here is a little bit off this shadow there days. So when I will not spend too much time on this Shadows gauges, notes time. So I look in. Yeah, just take a look on the spoon, but only as if only this part would be colored. Right. Okay, so we went to the last one, which is again, quite obvious. We have everything outside on your focus on here. We have a big shadow Hare. Will one here after stone here. And Dan around two. Cop in the cafe on. I guess that's all. Just jacket groups. Yeah, again. We called it great. So I think this exercise is really great. We have seen every every image and all these shadows, and I think we have trained or I to sit it everywhere. So let's move on to the next exercise where we are going to draw this exact spoon. 10. 7. Project - Copy Draw: Okay, now we have trained or I two for the shadows. Now we trained or I two Look for the contour lines. We did plan drawing drills for observation. Quicks catches control is upside down drawing. And now we are going to copy dro. Uh, the way it is different from the contour lines exercise is that then we hade the shoe off. My son, are your shoot further away on We translated to imagery observed onto the paper, which could have had a little bit of distortion. But now we're going to get a spoon. So now run and got a spoon and we are going to draw exactly next to it. So there hopefully will be any different, um, proportions. And I will just change my position because I really want to look at this pool from the top . So make sure that you are looking from ah, straight so that you can And maybe you will see my had popping up here because I really want to getting ride. So now what I'm doing, I sharpen my pencil. I might want a little bit too dull it because I will know draw. Really likely. I want this I want this shape to be as accurate as possible. - You can as well put the spoon right into the center. And this should be no Okay. And see how it right? Not too much difference. Um, I just had some issues with the angles. I will just correct that. Now there's angles. I would say it is OK, you know? And what will make this pool more lively? Uh, is the shadows okay? Now we need thio added to shadow. As you can see, here is a thin line, the cyst. A side of the spool, which is lighter. So I don't need and it comes up here. So I will make a thin line, right hair, But I can see like this. And there is this same line here. He'll be in shadow approximately from hair. You really need a sharp pencil foot is because this is detailed. Were so make sure you have your pencil sharpened. Okay, Now I can see that this part down here until this part is approximately aid shadow. I have a reflection here. I might have a different Charvis as's you have. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to I'm going to make on the meat so that I can replicate it for you from the top. As you see it, it's like this. So this is what you see. I'm sitting in a different angle, so I have different. So I will try to do what you I see. Okay. So again, here I just tend up. I did a little bit of close up so that you can see I am dropping now through death. Cameron. So this Forgive me. So here is a big highlight shaped like this and then we have it like this. This part is fully light. Oh, you have a reflection here. Truth be lighter. We have a reflection here on here. That that will be a lighter. We have a highlight here. I'm not going to drop because I will add it. What? While I am going to like shade, then if you can see here, is highlight. And here is the pattern, uh, that that I might not I will I will just join. So I'm going in with really sharp five people on cell. I will just try to add one. Well, you I would in the spoon and then I will. Just dark and light I'm using again. Um oh, on the razor to make it right. I really had the engines off this highlights and shadows. I think I might need to darken this one. I didn't go dark, you know, into it. I don't want to draw every little dot here. I would go nuts. What? I can see that there is shadow actually within this. So I will just shade a little bit over the sport I have created here. Andi? Yeah. The side of the this spoon is again darker. But what will make the spoon more lively is to cost shadow. As you can see, he have cost chateau below it. It's a spreading right hair just going to do it really, really lightly darkening. The shadow is I'm getting closer to the to the spoon. Yeah, and I have it light. Just pillow this pool. It's harsh down here. Yes. Okay. So what do you say? Not 100%. Perfect, but I would say that it is great. Ah, What I would do now is to duck and just even want more. I think I nearly need to go dark with this. Okay, I would call it finished. Maybe even not something like this. I don't really want to overdo it. It is really Is it to overdo it? So here is my spoon. What do you say to death? So what? Your task here is to grab a spool, put it into yours. Catch book, Um, based out like this. If you need help, you can just put the spoons and just trace it and then correct those lines because it isn't angle. So it will be enough. Like a perfect copy, if it But if you are ready with it, look for the shadows. Try to do a mid tone, and then when you already dry, too dark need to as much as possible. As you see it. I was looking through the camera, so maybe I got it a little bit of dark so that you can see to contrast, contrast as I have here on then at a cost shadow which will make it more lively. You don't need to make it like a 100% realistic drawing again. I'm in. I'm a it's answer sizing dot De says just practice for me as well. So just relax. You don't need to create a perfect artwork every time you were doing something. So you can do this with a school. You can do this with a sharpener. You can do this with something that is actually not colorful. It will be just easier to see the values. OK, so, yeah, Post you're not taxing to the Facebook group or into the project galleries so that we can give you feedback on it. So it's movement and next section with more interesting, um, activities. So see you there. 11. 8. Basic Geometric Shapes: welcome to the next project. So this project is, uh, in relation to the next one. In this video, we're going to find basic geometric shapes in complex forms. If you have taken the very beginner skills, you already know that everything is built up off shape. So we practiced to draw triangles, rectangles, circles, trapeze squares at Sarah. So basic geometric shapes. We have built an easy illustration with These are we have drawn or house. But it was good only to practice to use thes shapes to create illustrations. But as in life on mostly we are going to are mostly be wants to draw things from life, um, and also to improve or droning skills and symbols that we need to practice throwing things from life. They are usually more complicated. Shapes den, simple geometric shapes. However, um, in order to get, for example, better contour lines, we can build up death shape from basic Joe math. Rick shapes. If you have droned the apple pear on the banana with me, you already esteemed that at first I draw the main basic geometric shapes, and then it just the counter lines. When we are going to do as, uh, I'm going to show you 10 images, and we are going to look for the basic geometric shapes and them. You can do this, exercise with me, or just watch it. You can just stop the video when I arrived to the new image and just look for yourself. Where does shapes are or what? Or those shapes are? Or you can find your reference images on stock photo sites and used them. So let's just start with just one. If you want to get just of this video now and then, continue so yes, as you can see here is a circle at its head. Then we have a triangle. Then we have an oval, and oboe is also basic German trick shape. And then we have a triangle again. It's a tale. So if I would want to redraw this animal and I would see these come composition off basic geometric shapes, I would I would be able to draw a bit more reasonably. So let's move on to the next one, and I'm going to draw to this. Okay, this is a giraffe, and, as you can see at Haase, a big triangle and its hand then if I want to Stepper dis here is a P Rick Tangle. And I would say here is a triangle again and I can just draw a big circle. I'm sorry and I can just draw a big circle right here as it's us coal, I guess. And there are also like triangles here, but not just keep it as simple as possible. So OK, let's just no one to the next one. Here is your dear that we try to draw upside down a Z. You can see it has at first I would say that he has this trapeze here and then this triangle. Icis knows also triangle here in the tri young girl here. Then I can see a giant circle here and maybe another one right here and the triangle here. Okay, So what do you say to this? It's more wanted. The next one I will just turn it over like this. I can see a big circle here and then a week Tunggal here and then another one. Up here it's one. The face is going to be interesting, so I can see big circle here. I was the top of this coal, and here is a triangle for in the nose. And I would say Here is a rectangle again. So I already see. Does Cole Can you see that? That's more wanted as big zones, so its shape is really irregular. So I will just draw this circle here, and I can see, um, rectangle here. Onda stri angle here that says the coffee maker Brewer, this is kind of obvious. So here is a rectangle again, a Rick tango on and a trapeze jug a jar. So again, as you can see, where you see these curves, there is usually a circle that you can exert into it. Okay, so, no, I can see this square on dis rectangle up here. It's go to the next one, the wonderful Bill. So I see a circle, but not exactly the wheels. But let's say this whole of the circle I can see a circle here as well. And let's, uh, this is a triangle, and from this composition, I would be just happy to more the outlines and let's so moved to the next one. So he aren't three pairs. It is absolutely obvious that here already is circles right And here is a Rick tango and two triangles, for instance. But I can do it differently as well as well. So I have Ah, um, rectangle here. I can have a smaller circle here, and I can have I don't know this trapeze here, or I can put like, another circle here. Oval. This isn't oval. Okay, now I'm going to add a small circle here, a big giant circle here and here. We have a rectangle, and here we have a triangle. There are so many ways to do this. I think there are endless ways. Do this. Uh, this is a great practice. In the next video, you will see that I will turn on death composition, put it on the paper, and then try to more the outlines to get it right. So let's continue to dat one 12. 9. Project - Morphing Part 1.: Okay, so the weighing you're going to do this as that? Your task is to draw thes compositions on your paper. So circle on overall triangle outside Rome, Or if you use the reference for the copy from that to a paper, or I am going to provide you days exact images so that you can follow along or do on your own. So what I'm going to do now is to look at the reference for the with them in my mind with these compositions in my mind, I'm going to morph D's shaves to my advantage. Ah, to draw this. Thanks. They might not be that perfect, but now we can see better. Right now we can. Now we have lots off reference points like we have the I. You don't need to be like to, uh, perfect or precise or detail with these drawings or point here is to Joe as good as possible. So here we have. And as you can see, these oval is not exactly at the edge. But we have a reference point to start or feathers at right, so it is already better than nothing. So if we wouldn't have these compositions we wouldn't know where to start to draw these things. So now we know that he has likes here. Right here was this he has when they hear. And not a hair. Another hair. Now let's continue in his head. You can see that these things are coming this way. And here are these feathers continuing seller there raise here because he was this something. Okay, we concede that it continues like this and well are in a few seconds. I'm going to turn all of this off. I have a wonderful bird drawings. And if I wouldn't have those things, it would take me more time to figure out the proportions. So I hope you now get it. Why do we need them or why are they useful? So let's move on to the next one. So again, I have my composition off a big circle, a triangle, smaller triangle on the rectangle. And I can see that he is a this something nose or mouth or one of this starts like hair and it comes up here, right? Great. Now I can see that he has his ears here. So, like deaths and care, he has this some things here. So it really improves my catching. I know where to place these things. Okay, so this is his name continues like deaths authorities with first. Like this is this year. And now we see this for for real. Just status. Great. And now I can also place these shapes if I want to. How is he? I don't want to go too much in detail just to show you that these lines are really helpful . Like for real. See, I will turn off does things. And I have a giraffe in How many? How much time? I don't know. Three minutes. An accurate dress. This is awesome, Pierre. Again, as you can see on dairies, a little bit of difference. You He's button, and then it follows this line. You are her his legs proximate like dis Uresti. So, basically, again, what I'm doing as, uh I, um continuing This is a bit of shadow. I'm continuing to, uh, look for reference points than here is another leg and another wife like this. Now we can see how just air here. This is a bit more complicated in the others were, but I just want to under this dear, as I spoiled the upside down droving with him. Oh, yeah? So here is his. No. So, as you can see, I see that it is a bit away from this point off this triangle. So I am putting this here. Here's is I It's here. And I want Okay, I might not be the best Drover off deer's. I wants to proved us wrong, but it just doesn't happen, Okay? It doesn't really matter. As you can see, someone's good people are good at different things. I'm I'm not the best drawing two years, but so I will just catches still better as it as it waas. Okay, It needed a little bit off shading here. Oh, it's looks better. Or now. Okay, great. But his proportions are perfect. Um, so if I didn't have again these lines to follow, I wouldn't be able to do this. So, what's belong to the next one at this phobia? Eight More easy, because we are doing almost just geometric shapes. So here is the top off the ball. Here we have us a nice top and again and now we can see that we have disc Irv on disk. Irv I'm following. They outlines. You can see if this is here. This is Here's can just end it like this. And what? I have a really nice bottle. Hell, it's born to the phase. This will be interesting. 13. Morphing Part 2.: So now I'm going to start right here. I can say that dust line also helps me. Actually, I can follow deaths. And just about this triangle Her face is coming out. So she will have her. I like here still continues. Like here. She has her own life right here. I grow here and her nose starts. Okay, I'm asked the I Okay, her mouth. She She has this stuff here and it starts right here. Let's just move onto the next one, so we will start here, okay? I don't know what's wrong with me today, but for some reason, I just can't seem to know how to draw today. But OK, I will come to new. So as you can see, here is the head here. We have some horns. His head is continuing down. Right? Like here. I did stuff here. Make some. Okay. So here we have a big bus off lakes. Okay, so it works like this great. And I'm just turn off this and I have a zone that I have another drone before in liking three minutes. Great. Amazing. Okay, let's move on to the next one. So this will be an easy one. So I will start with getting this angle. I can just go for it. I can see that it has an angle like here. And then here you have just lines rising again. This will be really easy. Yeah. Now the car I can see that Just think is here and it takes curve like this. I have This will be rudder, Um, like a comic over the car. So I can clearly see the angles that I need to. Joe here is the other little wheel. Great. - Amazing , right? Let's turn these off and let's move on to the last one. So I can see we have just stand here continuing this line coming out. Great. Now we have another one. The stem starts here. Then the girls like here and here is the lost one. Amazing. And I ha wonderful proportions and got the rial shapes off these pairs. So I think this exercise was so interesting and exciting. The biggest level waas, I guess, to phase the portraiture. I wouldn't do it actually. Desperate too much a degree. The method helps me with it even more. Your task now is to take the resources, take these shapes under reference photos and try to draw the outlines. Maybe you can just print it and put tracing paper over these main shapes. So that is your final piece. You don't see them or draw them really lightly so that you can erase them afterwards so that you really got these nice outlines. So you will have 10 outlines of the destruction. I would be really happy if you would share within the Facebook group or in the project gallery. You don't need to share all. Then just I don't know what you liked the best. Ah, place sharing your experiences. Which image was the easiest? Which image was the hardest? If you use your own reference photos, it would be really great if you would create verse shits like death for the others. Eso that we have even more to practice on with. Your basic geometric compositions are even without them. Um, yes. So I think we can You want to the last parts 14. 10. Project - The Grid Method - Placing The Basic Geometric Shapes: welcome. We arrived to the last project where we are going, Teoh, to use the grid method, which means that you put agreed on your reference image and square grid and then you actually cookie these squares onto your paper, which has the exact same greed. And that way you can use these lines as reference points on actually get drawing. What I used to do is that I used to use 1/3 grid, which we usually use for compositions. The reason I love to use it because if you use the same format for the paper and the reference photo, you have less distortion down with square. Great. I also don't usually do on Lee on the outlines, but I use on the technique we learned in the basic geometric shape part so that you analyzed your reference image in terms off the basic geometric shapes you haven't had. And then place does basic geometric shapes using the square greed, and then you use degree and do basic geometric shapes to create the outlines. The reason for that is that then you will have less distortion. If you are interested in the third grade drawing, I have a course called Droving course for total beginners from line to still life There I use 1/3 great too and draw a still life Now in this class, I want to do it differently. So I will do Ah, square grid on and also used the basic geometric shape thing. And then dro a statue. Yes. This is your project for disc class. So you need to draw a statue. It can be any statue. Okay. The reason for choosing a statue is that it is a life thing. Okay? It is free. Dimensional. You already can see on the line bergs the shadow shadows and the highlight. So it will be easier for you to draw it in this course. We're going to do the sculpture. You can choose any sculpture. It can be this woman. It can be more complicated or less complicated. I would love to shaded as well so that it looks batter. What I'm going to draw is the statue off Liberty. You can do it with me. You can simply print out the reference Follow on. Draw agreed on it. But you need to pay attention to have equal sizes. Because if you don't have the same Great On your paper. You will Holland distortion. This is why I like the the third grade Better but anyhow, so in this project I'm going to use a ruler. And I'm going to create five centimeter squares and 40 pencils. I'm going to use an HB pencil for Lineburg a four b pencil for shading on a 90 pencil for the darkest shadows. So, as you can see in this level, I try to reach more dept with bigger variation with the pencils, we will see how that works. Okay, so now I will spare just that. I would just create a grand if 20 centimeters and I market at every five centimeters. And I want 12345 squares down. So I need 25 centimeters here. Okay, I'm finished with the grid. Can you see that? All right, what is good about this grid Massetti. Isas Well, that you can't kale a drawing from small to bigger one. Once I've done moral painting off a job. Ah, weather Ron or windage motorbike onto the GATT ridge wall of my husband. And it was just a small like photograph I've had drawn de great on it. And I've drawn the bigger agreed on to the wall, so I was able to scale it to a bigger size. So this is a swell, really great feature off does Method says I already told you. I used to just do the basic Joma fix shapes and place them on the paper, And I'm just going to do that. So it is absolutely obvious that here you were awful. Then you is a rectangle. Right? Then here is a Rick Tangle. Let's put it that way like deaths. Then we have a circle here for the head, and then we have a triangle like this. Um, these are the main things we need to put on our paper. So I will just grab my HB pencil and look for these reference lines so I can see that I have this oval approximately here. I haven't oval shape, and then I, uh this line is going down here, Okay? I didn't get the oval shape. You see, you can You need to look at the edges as well. This is the oval shape. It doesn't. This will be better. Okay, this is the oval shape, and this is going to be to approximately here first the second shape. Then let's say approximately here we have another one, and this angle is really important. So I can see that it goes down like deaths until here and continues back up approximately Teoh here and goes back somehow. I need Teoh. Say this again. It is really great if you look at the paper from the front so I might again have a little bit of distortion because I'm looking it on an angle. So when we have here is this big, uh, basic geometric shape? It doesn't really look like this one. I want to try to It goes down hair. So I will have as well these and then I will remove. We'll make it like, less scene seasonable. I'm using a HB pencil because I'm now like sketching. I will go deeper into these lines when I will be like, Okay, this is a circle not a perfect one, because this is as well No, the perfect one. But anyhow, this triangle continues down here. Down here. Okay, Now we have an approximate placement off these basic geometric shapes. Let's continued an accident. Judy Helplines 15. The Grid Method Outlines: So now we have a basic geometric shapes. I put this a pass ity so that I can see these things better. I will start here up here so I can see that this basic geometric shape wasn't really a perfect one. I will just go around it and make it a bit lighter and try to make it a really nice circle . I mean, oval because, like, yes, it comes down here and continues, So we'll make dust shape look better as that, because it has this curve in it. Okay, So approximately it ends like here. So here is the hand. As you can see, the utter starts white here and here is the finger. Yeah. Details later. Here is a one. Okay, continues down here. So here is this finger. Thanks. It was another one. It is actually not covering is almost You can see the full circle of this, uh, finger goes that duct it here. That here is another one on it as actually on a from this. And here is see side again on he read another one. Great. Okay, so we have the hand approximately. I want to emphasize that dust is a practice again, so don't feel I don't know how Intimidated by, um, Not getting everything perfect. Okay, I am an illustrator, and I work from my imagination most of the times. So, actually, I, um, practicing now as well. It is a really great thing to do. And I guess this shape is perfect as well. Okay, so just keep call. We're just drawing together. Having fun? No, taking life too seriously. Okay. No, As I conceded, it ends here. Desk curve comes like dis you is. I don't go too much into detail here, Gus. Don't like like it. Where is this stuff? Okay, it looks leered. Um, it doesn't matter. This looks here sectors, and also, if you don't really get it perfect. So let's see a Z. You can see this part isn't like too much of that's much below this line. It doesn't really measure, but I think it will look by her own mine because I got something wrong. But again, you're using your mind as well in your observation. And you are creating a piece off art. So it is yours. You can do whatever you want with it. So I have one leave here. And another one here, then another one here. When? Here. Small on this Great than there is one here. Uh, and I got it reference line here. So it has this thing, and it has another thing. Great. And it comes like, Okay, I will not going detail. And this one with just one, must continue to get everything like butter. So this is a bit like this. And now face will be so much harder. I started the nose because that is so, um important. So where does it start Here is this thing like his hair? Her hair like this hair is her nose. Here is an angle. This is the Broxham angle. This will look weird now, but when we have, you'll have the shading it real like, look better. Okay, here is a mouth coming like this so it would end here. Just Nick. I don't just focus on this square now so that I got Ah, this books and and stuff. So here is Look, isn't that right here? So now we have a big shadow here. I will just market approximately. And here we have the eyes. As you can see, I'm not just focusing on on separate squares. But I I love to see how it continues on and to to make it like, not this started as much as I can. So here is De I don't focus on this line here that goes up approximately two here and takes a curve. It's their hair. And here is another way. Here is her year more far away. Almost Adam it at the middle. So it is like here, I guess. Yes, because she has this this thing here, this hair. What's that? Yes, she has this here up here. Is it it just similar Some, Like in an angle. Here is the ear. It is so nice to draw this. I wouldn't have ah realised these details if I wouldn't have, like, drone this today with you. So she has this Something looks like death. I didn't get angle right. So, like deaths and I do's Yeah, amazing it. I can see it. It starts to work out. I wasn't sure it will, like, look nice at the end, but I can see hope for that. Here is something maybe her. You know, these lines that continuing somehow here But then she has. This does big hair here in the Oh, this looks weird. And this one and it continues like this. As you can see, this spiral is a bit higher. I am just realizing, Don, when you need to pay attention to so many things that you just can't blame yourself for not getting some of these things, like Right, OK, just be cool about that. This should be longer. So I guess this book should be, like, a bit low over. I can do that. Yeah. And the last thing we need to do is this, uh, drop ary or textile, which will give us a lot off hard times when shading I will just mark approximately the shapes of the shadows. Because, as you can see, this is almost just shadows. Here is a front part off off, distinct style from the finger to bottom. It does. This part will be, like, easier. And then here you have a shadow report, Uh, that that comes from the neck. Okay, so I forget to do draw these things, so I just put them Okay, So, uh, discos here, Okay. Discursive and approximately here and here. It has its it's and this starts rated. So let's see this one. We got the top. Well, and it comes down here. Yeah, has its site again. Okay, so now this one, the lower down here. This here? Yeah. I just use the gesture. Okay, I'm do I'm drawing to my digitally, I guess. Okay, fine. It will be fine. Is that what do you think? I call it great. So now let's move to the next video where I'm going to it raised this great. 16. The Grid Method Shadows: Okay, so we arrived to the shading stage. The whole process took me over 45 minutes. So I'm not going to bore you with that. I'm spitting up on. Explain the process. I'm following that. First, you need to look for the highlights which are the lightest parts off the statue, and leave them white off the paper. Now, we are not drawing this shape separately, but you need to work around these shapes as you shade. I used a four b pencil to lay down this basic while you that is called mid tone. And as I'm shading, I'm simply pressing it harder to get some darker shadows. So I'm working around the subject, observing and drawing, observing and drawing, sharpening my pencilled and dahling it a little bit. There's a thing called inclusion, which means that things that touch leave shadows. If so, you cannot really see line work in real life. As you can see you, you don't really see Liner QC light and shadow on color. And, uh, when two things touch, you can see this line and that is actually a shadow. If I put my hand here, you can see this is just shadow. And this is what we are drawing not actually lines. Okay, so this is my just like, okay to die. I erase it like here because there is highlight and it just looks like, aren't just stick to not having outlines. Okay, so I am actually drawing shadows. This this shadows below it and also not is the way I'm holding the pencil. I make sure to shade with the side of the land so that so did I can blend it well and not make too harsh lines. See the position off my hands. I'm changing it to get the right directions. And I try to shake toe one direction. Mostly horizon Aly, but sometimes and change it to vertically. But I make sure not to see the difference in the pencil marks on the paper to have nice gradations. I used a razor to soften the edges off the shadows I have drawn. - I think it looks great. Like if you just look at it without the reference in age, it is just awesome. And I think it is a really doable. So if you don't choose to complicated culture on and I think it has really easy project because cultures had really does contrast. And and the really easily recognisable shapes of shadows shapes off highlights and thanks like dot. So I just had something to shadow here because this is, like, darker and how guy. So I hope you like this project. I hope you, like. Disclose he see Amanda Knox video where we are going to sum up the whole we have done in this class. You there. 17. Final Thoughts: you are amazing. If they are watching this video, you have gone through all those demanding project and you dead it. You've gone freedom and you leveled up your observational skills. Congratulations. Thank you for taking the class. It will be a really great if you would leave me review. Um, it does bunks that gives the possibility. Are you ready to leave a review and click that your bottom on that? You know what you think Because it is really important to me. Please follow me a social media on Instagram and Facebook to see what I'm up to and also follow me here, and skill shares started to get notified when the other classes will be out there and I'm planning alone. You are welcome to share your art books in the OSCE monitors online Arts room. 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