The Art of Sketching and Drawing: 5 Techniques to improve your skills

Mandar Marathe, Fine Artist, Sculptor, Illustrator, Designer

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9 Lessons (58m)
    • 1. Sketching & Drawing Intro video

      1:14
    • 2. Sketching & Drawing : Envelope Technique Part 1

      2:01
    • 3. Sketching & Drawing : Envelope Technique Part 2

      7:45
    • 4. Sketching & Drawing : Angle measurement technique

      8:10
    • 5. Sketching & Drawing : Triangulation Technique

      11:06
    • 6. Sketching & Drawing : Grid Technique

      10:48
    • 7. Sketching & Drawing : Negative Shapes Technique

      10:20
    • 8. Sketching & Drawing : Tips for better drawing

      5:25
    • 9. Sketching & Drawing : Draw my lunch plate

      0:59

Project Description

Draw your breakfast!

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Assignment:

All you have to do is to draw your breakfast items and share a photo of that drawing.

If you have cornflakes, milk and fruits for your breakfast, draw the bowl and spoon, the box containing flakes, say a glass of milk and a fruit.
If you have omlette, bread and a glass of milk/tea/coffee for breafast, draw the plate, omlette, bread, glass/cup.

It may not a be a finished drawing with perfect shadows and reflection. Take it as daily exercise and not a conpetition.

You can use any of the drawing techniques shown in the class videos.

Even better is to draw and share the drawings of your breakfast ( or lunch or dinner) on say 5 days, each using a particular drawing technique shown in class videos. Let's see who takes up this challenge! 

Important note: For first few attempts of drawing, you'll have to consciously use a particular technique or a combination of techniques. But, after few drawings, try to forget the names of techniques and let your brain use any of the techniques that it feels appropriate. A good drawing is the aim, not the use of any specific technique.

Deliverables:

  • Drawing of your breakfast.
  • A photo of the breakfast (taken from your eye level as you saw it while drawing it) 

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! So, don't miss it and don't miss drawing it. If you are worried about breakfast getting cold by the time you draw it, draw the empty plate, bowl and glass after having the breakfast, but don't skip it!

Resources:

Your own breakfast table!

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