Learning to See, Learning to Draw | Babi Wrobel | Skillshare

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Learning to See, Learning to Draw

teacher avatar Babi Wrobel, Illustrator - Artist - Art Teacher

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Lessons in This Class

13 Lessons (37m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Overview

    • 3. Shapes

    • 4. Face / Vase

    • 5. Blind Drawing

    • 6. Negative Space

    • 7. Forms

    • 8. Measurement and Guidelines

    • 9. Greyscale

    • 10. Upside Down Drawing

    • 11. Surprise Puzzle

    • 12. Depth

    • 13. Final Project

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About This Class

This class will teach you how to develop the right side of your brain and also the fundamentals of observational drawing.  You will learn how too look properly at at you subject matter before you begin to draw them.


With simple and practical exercises you will learn to draw and / or to improve your drawing skills. As a final project you will put together all the information you learned and make one drawing from beginning to end.

This class was developed for beginners and for everyone that always wanted to learn how to draw but think it is an impossible or magical skill! Students that already know how to draw but want to learn new approaches to the art of drawing will benefit as well.

Drawing is not a magical gift that one gets when we are born. We can learn how to draw and apply the benefits of this art in several areas, such as, Illustration, Graphic Design, Product Design, Architecture, Fashion industry, among others.

Drawing is just one more way to communicate and to express ourselves!

These are the Materials we are going to use:

-2B and 6B pencil

- soft eraser or kneaded eraser

- paper or sketchbook

- ruller

-a clipboard or a simple board to support the paper/sketchbook


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Babi Wrobel

Illustrator - Artist - Art Teacher


My name is Barbara, but everyone call me Babi. 

I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where I graduated in Graphic Design and started my career, working with Illustration and Cartoon Animation. Later in 2000, I moved to New York where I graduated in Illustration at Pratt Institute.

I worked for animation studios and had my work published in various areas such as: advertising, children’s books, murals, magazines, printing, fashion, packaging, among others.

I also participated in some exhibitions , including “Illustrating in Magazine – Editora Abril “, who toured Brazil and also Elephant Parade in Rio de Janeiro.

In 2013 I published my first book as an author  "Everybody Left (Todo Mundo Saiu)”

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1. Introduction: When you look at the join, many of us ask ourselves, how can this artists draw like this? I don't have the talent or I will never draw it that I know who these I've been there myself. So what we're not seeing properly is that before reaching this stage of the drawing, the artists went through several phases. For human world to reach this point, the artists had to see the world around in a different way. And that is what this course is all about. Hi, my name is Bobby Bravo. I am an illustrator, artist, and art teacher based in Brazil. I have works published, mailings, Literature, advertisement and decoration. Because of my work as a children's book illustrator and also as a mother, I always had a lot of contexts with children and they were always asking me, bye b, bye b. How did you learn to draw? For sure, I had wonderful mentors who taught me everything I know and guided mature am now. So to keep this knowledge alive, I began to organize all this learning in my mind. And that is how by putting together and best-known the pieces over, I learned over the years that I created the Coursera now presented to you in this class to observational drawing. I will teach you how to see and draw from the start. We will learn to practical exercises to develop the right side of our brain and also to sit. There were two shapes. Each class will have a practical exercise and at the end we'll put everything together and make a drawing from beginning to end. Since I was a little kid, I always felt more comfortable expressing myself to join them, so talking. And I still feel like that drawing is just another way for us to communicate ourselves. And you can learn this new language as well. So come with me and let the work begun.