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Find Your Flow: Drawing without Sketching for Absolute Beginners.

Jinjer Markley, Nerdy Artist

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14 Videos (40m)
    • Introduction

      2:07
    • Gather Your Supplies

      2:10
    • Find an Object to Draw

      3:13
    • Seeing and Drawing Lines

      3:34
    • Seeing Curves

      5:00
    • Drawing Curves

      2:04
    • Proportion Basics

      1:32
    • Finding Proportions

      4:56
    • Copying Proportions

      1:27
    • Between the Lines

      3:36
    • Drawing Relationships

      3:40
    • Negative Space

      1:53
    • Time to be Free

      4:11
    • Final Thoughts

      0:58

About This Class

Freehand drawing means drawing from life without any pencil sketches underneath. There are many reasons to learn freehand drawing--It impresses people, it improves your drawing skills (even if you will normally sketch first), and my favorite reason: it feels AWESOME. Freehand drawing is like a cross between riding a roller coaster and mediation. Blank pages are scary in a delicious way, watching images appear from nothing is thrilling, and the rhythm of observing and making marks is centering. You can tap into this experience in just minutes, using less than $10 in supplies--even if you get the fancy supplies I will recommend.  In this class, you will learn to look for lines in everyday objects, and transfer those lines faithfully onto paper for your project, you will will be examining an object from your house or nature, and drawing it freehand! I'll also give you drills to train your hands, and you are welcome to share your progress!

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I really enjoy Jinger's teaching style, she is also really comfortable on camera and a good sense of humor too..
Jinjer has a lot of really great information. The exercises are set up in a way that builds on your skills (as a left handed person, figuring out how to draw a straight line was the bane of my existence.) She is very enthusiastic about her subject and very enjoyable to watch. If I had any critiques, it would be that the portrait orientation of her camera is a little distracting, plus there's some volume difference between the music and voice that are jarring. Nothing that makes it unbearable to watch, because it is 100% worth watching and developing these skills as a beginner free hand artist!
At first I needed to get used to the "snapchat feel" but as I did I really enjoyed her presentation. Her teached approach to analyze the gaze at an object is refreshing to me and very comprehensible.

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Jinjer Markley

Nerdy Artist

Hello, I'm Jinjer. I studied Plant Biology in graduate school and I taught Middle School Science, but I never stopped drawing. I'm currently making art into a career as well as a deeply relaxing and satisfying hobby. Whether art is your career or hobby, or an item on your bucket list, I hope you find my classes useful!

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