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How to Draw From Beginner to Master

Drawing and Shading From Fundamentals to Photorealism
Instructor:
Joseph Patric Daniels
13,471 students enrolled
English
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!

I designed this course to work for everyone, even students who claim they can barely draw a stick figure! Its 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.

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.

GETTING SET UP

1
COURSE OVERVIEW
2
SUPPLY LIST FOR COURSE

LESSON 1 FUNDAMENTALS

1
LEAD WEIGHTS AND THE 10 VALUE GREYSCALE
2
SHADING EXERCISE PART 1
3
SHADING EXERCISE PART 2

DRAWING THE CUEBALL

1
CUEBALL LINE DRAWING
2
SHADING THE CUEBALL PART 1
3
SHADING THE CUEBALL PART 2

DRAWING HANDS EXERCISE 1

1
DRAWING PLANES
2
DRAWING USING PERIMETER LINES
3
PRELIMINARY SHADING
4
SHADING LIGHT VALUES

DRAWING HANDS EXERCISE 2

1
REINFORCING AND EXPANDING ON TECHNIQUES
2
DRAWING AN OUTLINE
3
MANAGING LINE WEIGHT
4
PRELIMINARY SHADING

DRAWING HANDS (BONUS EXERCISE)

1
DRAWING HANDS USING PLANES AND THE LIGHT SOURCE

DRAWING EYES EXERCISES A,B and C (EXERCISE A)

1
DRAWING EYES, SIMPLIFYING SHAPES
2
USING AN AXIS LINE
3
OUTLINES AND INTERIOR LINES
4
MANAGIING MISTAKES
5
LINE WEIGHT
6
PRELIMINARY SHADING
7
BUILDING UP DARK VALUES
8
RIGHT EYE

DRAWING EYES EXERCISE B

1
DRAWING EYES EXERCISE B
2
CREATING AN OUTLINE
3
RIGHT EYE OUTLINE
4
LINE WEIGHT
5
PRELIMINARY SHADING
6
BUILDING YOUR VALUES
7
SEEING DETAIL
8
FINISHING TOUCHES

DRAWING EYES EXERCISE C

1
THE GOLDEN RATIO
2
PRELIMINARY DRAWING (LEFT EYE)
3
PRELIMINARY DRAWING (RIGHT EYE)
4
FINDING AND FIXING MISTAKES
5
LINE WEIGHT
6
BUILDING YOUR SHADING
7
BUILDING UP DARK VALUES

DRAWING A PORTRAIT

1
DRAWING A PORTRAIT
2
PORTRAIT LIGHTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY
3
FINDING STRUCTURE IN FORM LIGHTING
4
OUTLINING YOUR SUBJECT
5
INTERIOR SHAPES
6
USING THE GOLDEN RATIO
7
LINE WEIGHT
8
PRELIMINARY SHADING
9
BUILDING UP MIDTONES
10
BUILDING UP DARK VALUES
11
SHADING LIGHT VALUES
12
SHADING IN VALUES PART 2
13
VALUE CHECK TRICK
14
MAKING THE VALUES UNIFORM
15
DETAIL AND FINISHING TOUCHES
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