Learning How to Draw: A Mindset, Method, and Exercises

Yuko Shimizu, Illustrator, Instructor at School of Visual Arts

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12 Lessons (1h 6m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:03
    • 2. Materials

      2:03
    • 3. Exercise 1: Blind Contour Drawing

      8:20
    • 4. Exercise 2: Drawing Hands

      10:02
    • 5. Exercise 3: Drawing Small Objects

      7:25
    • 6. Exercise 4: Using Anchors

      5:41
    • 7. Exercise 5A: Drawing from Memory

      3:38
    • 8. Exercise 5B: Drawing from Memory II

      6:06
    • 9. Exercise 6: The Rodchenko Challenge

      6:20
    • 10. Yuko's Work

      12:18
    • 11. Conclusion

      1:26
    • 12. What's Next?

      0:37
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Project Description

Your assignment is complete the drawing exercises. Every illustrator and artist needs a baseline drawing skill, so you will begin with the first exercise, and work your way up! Don't be afraid to repeat exercises for more practice.

  1. Blind contour
  2. Draw your hands
  3. Draw a small object
  4. Draw with anchors
  5. Draw from memory
  6. Rodchenko challenge

RESOURCES

Once you've completed this drawing class, apply your skills to Yuko's inking class on Skillshare: Ink Drawing Techniques: Brush, Nib & Pen Style

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