Using Critical Analysis to Improve Your Drawing Skills

Michelle Tabares, Cartoonist and Illustrator

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11 Lessons (41m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:05
    • 2. The Benefits of Critical Analysis

      2:13
    • 3. The Importance of Observation

      3:03
    • 4. Keep in Mind Before You Start...

      1:54
    • 5. Tracing Exercises

      4:42
    • 6. Using Reference

      4:20
    • 7. Analyzing Old Art

      5:29
    • 8. Redrawing Old Art

      9:29
    • 9. Comparing Your Old and New Drawings

      5:06
    • 10. Assignment

      1:48
    • 11. Closing Thoughts

      1:05

About This Class

Every artist that I've known (myself included), has had a desire to do better in their work and go beyond the bounds of their creative limitations. At times this can feel daunting or even impossible, but it's important to remember that drawing is a skill; and skills can always be honed and improved upon. There are simple and practical steps you can take to make your drawings better, and this class will help you do just that.

Most of us already know that practice is an important key to improving any technical skill, but what else can be done to help speed up your learning? This class will show you how to critically analyze your work, harness your observation skills and demonstrate a couple of practical warm up exercises that will help your drawing be the best it can be.

If you're ready to start improving your drawing skills, I'll see you in class!

Music courtesy of DJ Quads -  https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads