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The Art & Science of Drawing: Contours Days 2-5

Brent Eviston, Master Artist & Instructor

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5 Videos (1h 6m)
    • The Art & Science of Drawing: Contours Trailer

      2:34
    • Contours Day 2

      14:06
    • Contours Day 3

      16:42
    • Contours Day 4

      16:21
    • Contours Day 5

      16:46
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About This Class

Here in the sixth week of  THE ART & SCIENCE of DRAWING series, you’ll learn to describe complex, volumetric form using three kinds of contour lines.  First, you’ll learn to craft a detailed outside contour.  Next you’ll learn to draw inner contours and overlaps that will describe any subject with great depth.  Finally, you’ll learn to draw using cross contour lines to create the illusion of dramatic volume and deep space.  By the end of this course, you’ll understand how to combine different kinds of contour lines to draw any form.  You’ll even be introduced to foreshortening, one of the most sought after drawing skills.

THE ART & SCIENCE of DRAWING is a remarkable new program that will teach you how to draw one day at a time. The program is simple, each day you’ll watch one video lesson that will introduce an essential drawing skill, and then do the recommended practice. THE ART & SCIENCE of DRAWING is overflowing with powerful insights into the drawing process and offers some of the clearest, most accessible drawing instruction available.  Many of the tools and techniques you'll learn here are rarely seen outside of private art academies.  

This course is the sixth installment of an 8-part series.  If you're a beginner, we recommend going through the entire series in order.  If you've got some drawing experience, feel free to mix and match The Art & Science of Drawing courses to suit your personal needs as an artist!

Week 1: Basic Skills:

 Week 2 Dynamic Mark Making:

Weeks 3 and 4 Form & Space (Parts A & B)

Week 5: Measuring & Proportion:

Week 6: Contours:

Week 7: Shading Fundamentals:

Week 8: Shading: Beyond the Basics:

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Brent Eviston

Master Artist & Instructor

Drawing has been my lifelong passion. After studying at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles, I have continued to study numerous forms of drawing including the timeless traditions of the old masters as well as cutting-edge contemporary practices.

I have been teaching drawing for over 20 years at studios, museums, galleries, and schools. I started teaching traditional drawing and figure drawing online in 2016 and love working with students from more than 145 countries.

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