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Warming up - Exercises to Help you Create your Best Art

Cara Ord, Illustrator & Graphic Designer

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13 Videos (1h 15m)
    • Introduction

    • Hand and Eye

    • Line Weight and Pressure

    • Contour Drawing

    • Drawing Blind

    • Blind Contour Drawing

    • Peanuts

    • Blob Caricatures

    • Wireframes and Forms

    • Speed Sketch Session

    • Drawing Upside Down

    • Coloring

    • Final Thoughts

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About This Class

This class is designed to help you relax into your art works and help you produce your best art every time. The exercises demonstrated in this series will activate both your hand and your eye and help increase your level of illustration at a higher pace.

exercises we will be reviewing include:

  • Line weight pressure exercises
  • Contour drawing
  • drawing blind
  • peanuts
  • blob caricatures
  • wire frames and skeletons
  • speed sketch sessions
  • drawing upside down
  • colouring

15 of 15 students recommendSee All

Very good tips to get you started. I really like the peanuts and blob ideas- they're very good warm up exercises
This was exactly what I have been looking for. A great variety of exercises to warm up with and improve my drawing! Thanks!!
I am halfway, but really recommend it! Lots of exercises that have been opening my mind and releasing tension from my drawings.





Cara Ord

Illustrator & Graphic Designer

Hello Everyone ,

My name is Cara and I am a professional Graphic Designer and Illustrator with 4 years under my belt. I am very passionate in what I do and love to share this passion with others. My ultimate goal in life is to be a full time book illustrator/designer as I am an avid bibliophile and I would love to one day see a book which I took a hand in creating published and on my shelves.

Other loves of mine include ice skating (I am also a professional performer), dogs, nat...

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