How to Draw Anything with Basic Shapes

Gabriela Benke, Illustrator

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9 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Warm Up Exercise 1

    • 4. Warm Up Exercise 2

    • 5. Basic Shapes

    • 6. Drawing a Bird Step by Step

    • 7. Live Example

    • 8. Playing With Proportions

    • 9. Final Project

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About This Class


In this class, you’ll learn how to draw anything in using basic shapes. Drawing can be hard sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be like this. You can learn how to draw in an easy and fun way.

We’ll do a bunch of exercises together and for your final project you’ll choose an three reference images and draw them using the method you’ve learned in this class. And by the end of this course you’ll have all the tools you need to keep practicing and improving your drawing skills.

You don’t need any prior knowledge. This course is for everyone who want to learn how to draw or want to learn some exercises to improve their drawing skills.

All the exercises can be done using only pencil and paper, so you don’t have to worry about getting fancy materials.

What you’ll learn:

Warm-up exercises: we’ll do some warm-up exercises to improve your linework and make you more confident in drawing; 

Observing: you’ll learn how to observe and break any object into basic shapes, so you can draw it more easily;

Drawing made easy: you’ll learn how to draw step by step by breaking the subject into basic shapes.

Live Example: I'll show you a simple live example that you can follow along with me step by step. 

Playing With Proportions: you're gonna learn how to play with proportions and stylize your drawing.


Music used in this course:

Carefree by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under the license Creative Commons Attribution
Origin: Song
Artist: Incompetech