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 Videos (20m)
    • 6 Tools Introduction

    • Lesson 1 Overlapping

    • Lesson 2 Size and Placement

    • Lesson 3 Detail Converging Lines

    • Lesson 4 Let's Talk Color

    • Lesson 5 Begin Landscape Drawing

    • Lesson 6 Adding Color

    • Lesson 7 Conclusion

    • 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.

22 of 22 students recommendSee All

Good lesson for people just starting out on how to create distance in their drawings.
This class is not long but full of useful tips. If you aren't a beginner, you'll probably have heard of them all -bar the one for making clouds I guess (great!)-, but having them all together in this class helped me a great deal. Plus Donna Jean is a very generous and warm-heated woman, passionnate about her subject. I really enjoyed it :)
This is an excellent introduction to a full composition





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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