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Secret to blending with pencils – shading and tones

Understand the importance of gradation in drawing out realistic techniques in bringing in dark towards light
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 3m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Description

We all have been sketching or scribbling since we were little, and probably know how to pick up the pencil. But do you know how to hold it? What makes some strokes dark, some light? Is it only with special kind of pencils?
Starting from the very basic of making lines, bringing out different shapes and then towards realistic objects followed by nature, let’s build it up little by little. 
We will be understanding how light plays an important role in adding to the realistic shapes, tones and on how to hold the pencil, what type of pencil and its pressure techniques.
If you already have a good idea on drawing but not getting the shading and gradation with the pencil, then this course will help you along your artistic practice.
We will start with making lines and understanding how pencils can vary but sometimes one pencil if gripped right, can do all the magic. We’ll work with shapes and alongside jump right at it by shading them by placing imaginary light from different angles. There are many directions in which the pencil moves during the shading process and that’s what we’ll go deeper into. This will be followed by an overview on perspective drawing, everyday objects, portrait drawing and then towards nature and landscape followed by an introduction to blending in colours.
By understanding pencil shading and lighter and darker tones, there is an extra section with an introduction to colours – namely water colour pencils and soft pastels.
I will be available throughout the course and will be responding to any queries that go along the way. It’s an interactive course where you can work alongside and keep pausing and moving along with the pencil towards many striking strokes and adding depth and richness to your drawings. 

You will learn

✓ Confidence in starting as a beginner, understanding lines, how to hold a pencil, types of pencil and strokes, freehand drawing
✓ Drawing lines, shapes, everyday objects, nature, landscape, portraits, perspectives and an introduction to colour
✓ How to study and draw light, observe the natural flow of light from dark towards light and bring it in blending
✓ Bringing in colour – moving towards different mediums and working further with light, we will get a great overview with soft pastels and water colour pencils
✓ Create your own final works on paper – ready to be framed and displayed
✓ In a week with daily half hour practice of drawing – you’ll be able to observe and draw objects around you

Requirements

• No drawing experience needed, you will learn everything you need to know from drawing a line towards the nature landscape
• If you last drew something in kindergarten – that’s just fine! Starting from the basic and building it up slowly
• Enthusiasm and willingness to take out time and practice and a keen eye to observe
• Art materials: Pencils – namely 2B or else HB is fine. The rest of the darker pencils of 4B, 6B, 8B and 10b can follow along during the course, but shouldn’t stop you from enrolling right away:)
• Sketchbook or any found paper, you can even use the reverse side of used computer sheets.
• If you have watercoloured pencil or soft pastel – that would be great in one section to understand how blending works with colours after deeply understanding blending with pencils
• Dry thin brush, water container for the section on water colour pencils
• Ruler for the section on perspective
• Eraser and dry brush for cleaning

This course is for

• Anyone new to the world of drawing and wants to bring out realistic and beautiful artworks
• Complete beginners who have never drawn before or didn’t get the opportunity to
• Student where drawing is a required tool such as interior designer, architects, fashion designers, storyboard artistst
• Even if you aren’t new to drawing but want to understand shading and blending deeper, this course will sail you through

How much does the Secret to blending with pencils - shading and tones course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $14.99. And currently there is a 50% discount on the original price of the course, which was $29. So you save $14 if you enroll the course now.

Does the Secret to blending with pencils - shading and tones course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Secret to blending with pencils – shading and tones has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Secret to blending with pencils - shading and tones course, but there is a $14 discount from the original price ($29). So the current price is just $14.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Surbhi Bahl a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Surbhi Bahl has created 1 courses that got — reviews which are generally positive. Surbhi Bahl has taught 3 students and received a — average review out of — reviews. Depending on the information available, Surbhi Bahl is a TRUSTED instructor.
Artist, illustrator, animator and art tutor
Hello and namaste! I’m Surbhi, a Delhi based artist who loves to create and teach along with my cup of coffee.
I have helped numerous students from young to elders in achieving their style in drawing and painting and guiding them along in their art practice. I enjoy bringing students to their highest level of creativity and potential and bringing them closer to their goals – efficiently and with easy to understand concepts and ideas.
I have immersed in teaching offline and as well as online and giving back to the community everything that I have learned during my journey.

Surbhi has graduated in MA Fine Art in painting from Chelsea College of Art & Design, London where  specialisation was in painting. Over the years she has worked as a graphic designer with design companies, art galleries and publishing houses. She has exhibited at art exhibitions and taken part in project spaces widely across India and London.
She loves drawing, shading, painting, animating, creating comics, storyboards in various art mediums as well as in digital form. If not found creating or teaching, she is often seen in the mountains for treks, runs and expeditions.

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Language: English
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