Speedy Sketch Challenge: Learn fast inking & combat mental blocks! Premium class
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Tutorial 1: Sketching Basics and Ideas7:19
Tutorial 2: Nature - Trees, Water, Plants etc...7:15
Tutorial 3: People - Hair, Clothes, Bums, Breasts and Penis'7:26
Tutorial 4: A few common things and some final thoughts.4:37
Pre Challenge Talk: Important!1:36
Challenge 1: 15 Minutes of Still Life.15:04
Challenge 2: 10 Minutes Street Scene10:05
Challenge 3: 5 Minutes Party People5:10
About This Class
Hi, my name is Ed!
I'm a professional illustrator and creator of this class on editorial illustration.
What will I learn in this course?
I'd like you to learn two things all wrapped up in one exercise.
1) Is to teach you the way I like to sketch on location and to do so at speed!
Often when sketching there is very little time to get detail down, be it because the subject is moving or because you are keeping your friends waiting! Either way it is important to master the art of fast drawing.
One of the most important skills in getting good at this is learning to not care or be precious about your work. This is why I use brush and ink and why I advise my students to also. It's exceptionally hard to achieve a high level of detail in a short amount of time with this medium.
You'll get better at drawing and hopefully discover a new way of working that will aid you in your every day practise.
2) To help you out of a creative mental block (if and when they arise!)
Working quickly and under pressure in this way is a great stress reliever. It doesn't really matter what the outcome is and it really helps to open the mind and get those creative juices flowing. If ever I find myself stuck on a project, or lacking inspiration, the first thing I turn to is this method of fast sketching.
Who is this class for?
This class is for anyone really, though professionals may get less use out of it, like me, they may enjoy seeing how other people work! However I think this course is particularly useful to those people just getting into drawing, sketching and illustration, or maybe people looking to expand their skills and cross over from another discipline.
So, as before, take my hand and lets have a big old learn shall we?
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Ed shows a great way to let go of fear and start drawing real life scenes! I loved it and leave this class less intimidated to draw and sketch, thank you!
Great tips on keeping in simple and getting the point across without going mad with details.
I've watched this twice and been so inspired to loosen up and just draw! I've pretty much been drawing on and off all day. I love your style of instruction, it's totally encouraging and helpful. And where else do you get 15 minutes of gorgeous music to draw a still life by!? Really nicely produced. Thanks.
“I really like Ed J Brown's work,
stretching, as it does, from the
vernacular of Barnum and Bailey
& Billy the Kid to the landscapes
of the Steppes via the urban stomp
Let him loose on your projects
and rejoice in the wild colour
and wicked line.”
-Martin Colyer, Readers Digest
Ed is a UK illustrator based in Leipzig, Germany. He's worked with lots of people - check his website and see.