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The Art & Science of Drawing / BASIC SKILLS

Drawing is not a talent. It's a skill anyone can learn.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 18m
Language: English
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The Art & Science of Drawing is a remarkable program that will teach you how to draw one day at a time. The program is simple, each day you’ll watch one video lesson that will introduce an essential drawing skill, and then do the recommended practice. The Art & Science of Drawing is overflowing with powerful insights into the drawing process and offers some of the clearest, most accessible drawing instruction available.  Many of the tools and techniques you’ll learn here are rarely seen outside of private art academies.
This course is highly recommended for anyone interested in painting as well.  Most master painters agree that drawing is a fundamental and essential skill for all painters.  BASIC SKILLS is the perfect primer for anyone wanting to learn to draw. The skills you’ll learn here will dramatically improve your art & design no matter what medium you work in.

This bestselling course is now even better with new content recently added as well as improved picture and sound. This updated version of the course now includes hours of bonus drawing demonstrations that will show you how to apply your new drawing skills to a wide range of subject matter including botanicals and birds.  There’s even an introduction to basic figure drawing. 

BASIC SKILLS is the first course in a series designed to take students from the absolute basics to advanced techniques like volumetric drawing and shading. If you’re a beginner, we recommend going through the entire series in the following order:
Basic Skills
Dynamic Mark Making
Form & Space
Measuring & Proportion
Shading Fundamentals
Shading: Beyond the Basics
If you’ve got some drawing experience, feel free to mix and match The Art & Science of Drawing courses to suit your personal needs as an artist!

You will learn

✓ How to draw any shape.
✓ How to observe and analyze any subject.
✓ How to draw any form by breaking it down into basic shapes before adding dark lines.
✓ How to use light lines and basic shapes to lay an accurate foundation for finished drawings.
✓ How to hold the pencil.
✓ How to bring your drawings to life with detail and texture.


• This course is for absolute beginners and intermediate level artists seeking to improve their fundamental skills.
• No previous drawing experience is necessary!

This course is for

• Anyone wanting to learn to draw. Recommended for adults and determined teens.
• Painters! The best way to improve your painting is by learning to draw.
• Anyone interested in seriously pursuing art. Although this course in particular is designed for absolute beginners, THE ART & SCIENCE OF DRAWING series is designed to teach the fundamentals of master drawing.
Artist and Instructor
Drawing has been my lifelong passion.  After studying at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles, I continued to study numerous forms of drawing including the timeless traditions of the old masters as well as cutting-edge contemporary practices.
I have been teaching drawing for over 20 years at studios, museums, galleries, and schools  and have developed numerous bestselling online figure drawing courses taught to an international student base.
In 2017 I was honored as one of Udemy’s Best New Instructors.
I’m thrilled to bring you a lifetime of drawing and teaching experience to this unique program. I look forward to working with you.  Cheers!
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 18m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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