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How to Draw From Beginner to Master

Drawing and Shading From Fundamentals to Photorealism

4.8 / 5.0
38970 students8 hours 12 minutes

Created by Joseph Patric Daniels, offered on Udemy

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Student feedback

9.4/10

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Course length

9/10

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Overall score

9.2/10

This course currently has a bestcourses score of 9.2/10, which makes it a great course to learn from. On our entire platform, only 15% of courses achieve this rating!

Description

I designed this course to work for everyone, even students who claim they can barely draw a stick figure! I believe anyone can draw, it is a learned skill, not just something you’re born knowing how to do! You have to be taught, like playing an instrument. I created this course for Both beginners and experienced artists who want to master a traditional drawing technique. It’s made to help you to progress quickly and get to enjoy drawing.

You’ll learn time honored drawing techniques combined with contemporary approaches, delivered to you in a no nonsense, no fluff video edited to match anyones pace perfectly! You’ll learn techniques I’ve adapted by masters like Leonardo Da Vinci, William Adolphe Bougereau and John singer sergeant as well as lighting techniques by Rebrandt Van Rijn.

This is an interactive, guided course, so I don’t just want you to watch

my demonstrations , it’s designed for you to work along with it.

You control the pace and we do each lesson in tandem. I don’t just explain how to draw each line, I explain why I drew it and how I placed it.

By the end of this course you will have learned and applied a step by step approach to drawing. And with practice, you should be able to produce academic quality drawings of any subject your heart desires

The lesson plan consists of over 8 Hours of clear professionally filmed and edited content. And I’m available throughout the day and evening for support and to answer any of your questions. Just a friendly reminder, you will need access to a 8.5x11 (letter) printer for this course.

What you will learn

  • You’ll learn the fundamentals of drawing
  • You’ll learn about materials Like the different pencil lead weights and what each one is best used for
  • Shading techniques
  • How to manage line weight
  • A process and structure to creating a drawing from start to finish, that’s easy for anyone to manage!
  • How to simplify objects to make them easy to draw!
  • How to recognize and draw using planes
  • How to light (and even photograph) a subject to make drawing easier (And how to light a portrait)
  • Different approaches to drawing to see what works best for you
  • An approach to preliminary shading and how to easily shade to create realism in your drawings!
  • How to use mistakes to your advantage
  • How to get more energetic, dynamic drawings and keep them from looking stagnant
  • A system to draw hands, eyes, portraits and any object imaginable!
  • How to create and use axis lines to make getting proportions easy
  • Techniques to draw a viewers attention to desired focal points in your drawings
  • Visualization and simplification techniques
  • A quick easy trick to making sure you get perfect values and shading every time!
  • An easy system for drawing hair
  • How to draw a portrait from scratch!

Requirements

  • No previous experience is necessary
  • You'll need a short list of supplies like paper, a ruler and pencils, etc. (See the supply list video for specific instructions on materials)
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  • Price: $149.99
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 8 hours 12 minutes
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bestcourses score: 9.2/10

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