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Pencil sketching - tricks and hints

Evgeniy Stasenko, Postcards from Barcelona

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4 Videos (15m)
    • Introduction

    • Preparation to sketching

    • Placement, measurement, outline

    • We do sketch: when to stop?

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About This Class

This class is for beginners in drawing. When you start to draw by yourself, sometimes a kind of embarrassment appears that can prevent you even from doing the first lines. The essence of it is a short question: what to start with? how to start?


I'll give you some hints about the consequence of the steps in working on a sketch. Ill tell you about some rules of measurement, composition and schematics. Another important thing, I will teach you how to choose the correct viewpoint to the landscape you will be drawing. All in all, Ill explain you some rules and I'll show you in practice how to build a nice two-dimensional image from a three-dimensional real landscape.

After this class you'll be able to sketch on your own with clear understanding how to start and how to come to the result you want to achieve.

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This class has a very simple goal: to teach people with no drawing skills to produce a drawing of one scene that they will feel good about. The instructor uses a homemade grid to help students get the proportions right. Instruction is minimal. He has apparently used this technique to teach groups of people in the past. OK, if you accept the very minimal goal.
Good little class for beginners. Great measuring tool suggestion. Got some other good ideas to get started on sketching.
This is a drawing class that asks you to sit back and relax a little while you follow the steps. Evgeniy gives some interesting instructions and tips and I really like the cost free measuring device he makes at the beginning. I think taking a real class with him would be even better, so next time I'm in Barcelona, who knows!
Lucy Lambriex

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Evgeniy Stasenko

Postcards from Barcelona

Hello, I'm Evgeniy.

I am an artist from Moscow but recently I moved to Barcelona. I graduated from Moscow Padagogical University, Fine Arts & Graphic Department and have practiced both fine arts and teaching ever since, simultaneously more than 20 years.

As teacher I have always aimed at creating an integral system, a consistent range of methods that would allow me to effectively teach drawing and painting to any person regardless of skills. These methods come as the result of e...

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