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How To Draw: The Very Basics

Myra Naito, Animal Portrait Artist

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11 Videos (34m)
    • Intro Video

      1:23
    • Gathering Your Materials

      3:39
    • Basic Elements

      3:10
    • How to See

      6:17
    • Blind Contour

      2:31
    • Making a Value Chart

      5:25
    • Space in Art

      2:47
    • Shape to Form

      1:59
    • Object Prep

      1:04
    • Setting Up Your Project

      3:07
    • Final Thoughts

      2:38

About This Class

This class will cover the very basic elements of art. Learning to draw can be daunting and downright intimidating. How often do you hear people say they can't even draw a stick figure? This class is a low-key, no pressure approach to the art of drawing as well as how artists see in the first place. We will go through each element individually, put them into practice, and then combine the elements at the end to produce a simple 3-dimensional composition.

These are the basic building blocks! You gotta start somewhere...

85 of 86 students recommendSee All

This is great even for those who draw regularly, it is nice to refresh your mind once in a while. Loved this very much thank you :)
This seemingly simple and short course is a really good and solid foundation class for many wanting to learn the drawing basics right. I am happy that I stumbled upon this though while searching something else.
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Myra Naito

Animal Portrait Artist

Myra is an artist best known for her incredibly photorealistic animal portraits.

Her love for animals shows in each of her portraits. Her primary goal in each is to capture a bit of the soul of each creature. Her distinctive style has garnered her many commissioned works as well.

Myra has an Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts. Devoted to her craft, she is always pushing her skills and learning new techniques by traying as much as possible to draw every day. Driven by the amazing qual...

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