The Art & Science of Drawing Week Three: Form & Space (Part A) Days 1-5

Brent Eviston, Master Artist & Instructor

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6 Videos (1h 29m)
    • The Art & Science of Drawing: Form & Space Trailer

    • Day One: The Sphere

    • Day Two: The Cylinder

    • Day Three: The Cube

    • Day Four: Observing Objects

    • Day Five: A Simple Still Life

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About This Class

In the Form & Space section of THE ART & SCIENCE OF DRAWING series, you’ll learn to do drawings that give the illusion of 3-Dimensional objects occupying deep space.

You’ll start by learning how to draw the sphere, the cylinder and the cube, the foundational shapes that all other forms, no matter how complex, are constructed from. You'll even get an introduction to linear perspective! Never again will your drawings appear flat and lifeless on the page.

This is the perfect course for painters who want to add depth to their work and the perfect primer for figure drawing. Learning how to think and draw in terms of volume is what makes the difference between good artists and great artists. 

This course contains the third installment of an 8-part series. The fourth installment, Form & Space (part B), will be launched on SkillShare in March 2018.

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! The complete Art & Science of Drawing series consists of 40 mini-lessons that are designed to take you from basic skills to more advanced shading techniques.  Explore all of the classes in The Art & Science of Drawing

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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This is one of the most completed and complex courses about drawing. And I was checking many before this one... So I can tell you that even if you got week parts, the whole course will take you a way much more time - you need to count it for months of practicing... Sometimes I'm feeling so depressed that I'm stuck in this week. But I know how this part is important to do good base for drawing. And that time is worth it. I can now draw things that I wasn't able to draw - they were always not right, I got feeling that something is wrong but I couldn't figure out what it is, now I know. And I think that many selt-taught people got same problems because we do not start from basic structures, we just draw what we see, and that's why we can make more mistakes. But I see changes and I'm feeling more confident in drawing in every week. And I want to say big thank you for that. I really appreciate everything here. Also I can tell you that this is one of the best teachers. Why I think so? Because you got feeling that here is connection with teacher. Even if this is video you still think that teacher is talking to you and all notes are mention directly to you. And repeating all the time about basics, all over again so you can remember them, and more and more... Here you got great experience in teaching. This is really important. Some people can draw amazingly but they can't teach. So again big THANK YOU for all great job, keep doing it and sharing with others :)
I've have considered myself an artist for most of my life, however, do to the fact that I had a small amount of natural talent, I never worked very hard and I never built a solid foundation. Now, I'm a college student studying art, and I'm having trouble with more advanced concepts. I started this class because I wanted to go back to square one and shore up my foundation to making learning new techniques easier in the future, and I'm glad I did. This series is easy to follow, and most of the practice required for the first few weeks of the course is simple enough that you can do it in the background while watching a show or talking to a friend. This sort of simple practice is what I've found to be the best way to develop skills since it means that you can practice more often without interrupting other aspects of your daily life. I've already recommended this series to my wife and a few friends that were in the same boat as me, and I look forward to seeing what the final few weeks of the class have in store.
Wow what an amazing teacher. I always wanted to learn to draw and tried different courses and books, but I would just get bored and unmotivated. But here from the first lesson my line were getting better - I was getting more confident and wanted to explore more and more. I really loved the lesson on psychology of line - shows what the pencil can do, boosts up creativity and confidence and allows to choose a personal style. Thank you so much Brent!





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 130 countries.


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