You Can Draw from Life! Essential Skills and Exercises

Ksenia Annis, Figurative artist

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12 Lessons (1h 51m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:24
    • 2. How to start

      15:11
    • 3. Doodling practice

      3:46
    • 4. How to shade

      11:47
    • 5. How to draw perspective

      7:12
    • 6. How to draw perspective - demo

      9:40
    • 7. Light and shadow

      20:56
    • 8. Going from general to details

      4:28
    • 9. Going from general to details demo

      20:58
    • 10. Drawing what you see

      8:59
    • 11. Class project

      1:08
    • 12. Useful tip: blending with the tortillon tool

      5:02

About This Class

Drawing is an important part of art creation process and an art form in itself. Drawing is also fun and relaxing thing to do. To start drawing you don’t need much – just a pencil and a sheet of paper, but you do need to practice to be able to draw exactly what you have in mind or what you see in front of you. The goal of this class is to give you skills to draw any subject without following some formula or mindlessly tracing photos.
I will break down the drawing process, identify skills required for each step and show simple and fun exercises as well as illustrate the whole process with demos.
If you’d like to learn not only what skills you need, but to also understand why you need them, this class is for you. We will only talk about the most important stuff to help you start drawing without information overload.