Grow as an Artist: 6 Tools to Create Depth in Your Work | Donna Jean Engstrom | Skillshare

Grow as an Artist: 6 Tools to Create Depth in Your Work

Donna Jean Engstrom, Mixed Media Artist and Creative Explorer

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9 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. 6 Tools Introduction

    • 2. Lesson 1 Overlapping

    • 3. Lesson 2 Size and Placement

    • 4. Lesson 3 Detail Converging Lines

    • 5. Lesson 4 Let's Talk Color

    • 6. Lesson 5 Begin Landscape Drawing

    • 7. Lesson 6 Adding Color

    • 8. Lesson 7 Conclusion

    • 9. Your Class Bonus!


About This Class

About This Class:

This class will show you how 6 simple tools will improve the depth and perspective in your drawings and paintings.


What Will You Learn?

  • How to use each tool successfully. Use each tool in your own drawings.
  • View famous artist's work.  You will see the tools in action.
  • How to incorporate a few tools at a time.  No overwhelm, you will get a chance to use what you learn.
  • Create dynamic compositions.  Lots of tips on arranging elements on your surface.
  • Enhance depth and perspective. Use size, placement, overlapping, converging lines, detail, and color to draw a landscape from start to finish.
  • Create a drawing in three stages. Follow along with my demos to create at each stage.





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Donna Jean Engstrom

Mixed Media Artist and Creative Explorer

I've been an artist and teacher for over 30 years. Yikes! That's a long time, eh? Well worth every single minute. I love teaching and bringing the joy of creating to those who think they can't. You know who you are, 'can't draw a stick figure' come to mind?

My classes are easy to follow, full of encouragement with a dose of challenge, and based on my many years of teaching drawing, painting, collage, and bookmaking classes.

I'm a signature member of the National Collage Society...

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