Drawing exercises: shading objects and figure drawing

Milan Glozić, Painter, illustrator, Designer

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11 Lessons (59m)
    • 1. Introduction to drawing and sketching class

    • 2. Exercise 1 - basic line making and drawing

    • 3. Exercise 2 - from circle to a ball

    • 4. Exercise 3 - objects with sharp and round edges

    • 5. Shading the human figure - first steps in visual arts

    • 6. Shading the human body + fine art tips

    • 7. Shading and tips on having a background music

    • 8. Shading and how to think about your exercises

    • 9. Drawing a human body - visual communication

    • 10. Shading the human body + 7 main tips

    • 11. Final words and Project Description


About This Class

Learn the basics of shading objects and human figures and how to use drawing materials to enhance the look of your work. This course aims to overcome the challenge of proper shading and prepare you for creating beautiful drawings.

Create a strong foundation for your drawing process and from there make art that your friends and family would love to see on their walls.

  • Gather up materials and set up your workplace
  • Practice simple exercises to master your lines
  • Follow step by step instructions
  • Create your starting sketch of a human figure
  • Apply all the things you learned in the course and shade that figure

Start making drawings with confidence of a professional draughtsman.

Learning the basics of drawing and particularly shading is a great way to improve artistic toolbox. Works you crate can become a great part of your creative career or a passionate hobby. They can be sold as originals or as prints. Excellent choice for a present or a decoration for your home. Finally, you can use them as a reference for a painting done in some other medium. The choice is up to you.

Creating something out of nothing is a very satisfying and in time you’ll achieve more and more confidence in your artistic process. In this course will cover much of it and split it up to easy to follow steps that can only benefit your work, weather it's in graphic design, illustration or painting.