How To Draw: The Very Basics Free class

Myra Naito, Animal Portrait Artist

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11 Videos (34m)
    • Intro Video

    • Gathering Your Materials

    • Basic Elements

    • How to See

    • Blind Contour

    • Making a Value Chart

    • Space in Art

    • Shape to Form

    • Object Prep

    • Setting Up Your Project

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

This class will cover the very basic elements of art. Learning to draw can be daunting and downright intimidating. How often do you hear people say they can't even draw a stick figure? This class is a low-key, no pressure approach to the art of drawing as well as how artists see in the first place. We will go through each element individually, put them into practice, and then combine the elements at the end to produce a simple 3-dimensional composition.

These are the basic building blocks! You gotta start somewhere...

40 of 40 students recommendSee All

Very informative and great for a beginner
Enjoying this survey of the fundamentals. I stopped drawing YEARS ago and want to start again but there isn't any "picking back up where I left off". This is great for getting started again. Thank you.
Reagen Desilets

“The knowledge of all things is possible." daVinci

Very straightforward and I especially like the tips given regarding breaking down complicated images into simple shapes.





Myra Naito

Animal Portrait Artist

Myra is an artist best known for her incredibly photorealistic animal portraits.

Her love for animals shows in each of her portraits. Her primary goal in each is to capture a bit of the soul of each creature. Her distinctive style has garnered her many commissioned works as well.

Myra has an Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts. Devoted to her craft, she is always pushing her skills and learning new techniques by traying as much as possible to draw every day. Driven by the amazing qualities of every animal she draws, Myra hopes to record the beauty of the animal kingdom, both pets and wildlife in her art for others to enjoy and to hopefully bring awareness to conservation efforts.