Basic Drawing Skills & Sketching

If you are an absolute beginner at drawing, this course can be a perfect choice for your very first drawing lesson. Or if you are not a beginner, but you are having difficulties with your drawings, you are just probably missing some of the basic puzzles which can be easily fixed in this course.

What you’ll learn in this beginner drawing course

Section 1) – Tools, techniques, and concept

  • the drawing tools you need
  • optional tools for the future
  • how to hold the pencil to get a better drawing experience
  • how to see the world with the eyes of the artist

Section 2) – Basic drawing skills

You will learn how to draw

  • straight lines
  • parallel lines
  • simple 2D shapes like triangles, rectangles, and squares
  • curves
  • circles, ovoid shapes, and ellipses
  • simple 3D objects like cubes and cylinders
  • in perspective (2-point, 3-point)

Section 3) – Sketching exercises

We will make all sorts of sketches on real life subjects based on reference photos. We will draw

  • a chess pawn built from simple 2D shapes
  • a chair by drawing straight lines using the rules of perspective
  • a fish using a bunch of S-curves
  • a profile portrait to practice proportions
  • a chess pawn with simple shading
  • a pair of glasses
  • a dancing human figure for an introduction to gesture drawing
  • and an astronaut just for fun

I hope you will enjoy this course!