How to Draw and Sketch for Absolute Beginners pt 1

Learn the Basics of Sketching and Drawing
How to Draw and Sketch for Absolute Beginners pt 1
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5.86 GB
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12h 48m



Rich Graysonn


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Last updated 6/2022



How to Draw and Sketch for Absolute Beginners pt 1

What you’ll learn

By the end of this course you will be able to draw almost anything
The correct way to use reference
Draw what they see and observe
Draw basic lines and shapes
Understand the basics of volume , light , shadow and composition
Feel confident enough to further their artistic learning on any subject.
Understand that everything is made of a few basic shapes

How to Draw and Sketch for Absolute Beginners pt 1


There is absolutely no prior experience required to take this course
No software is needed
Only a pencil or pen and paper is needed


Drawing and sketching can seem like magic if you don’t know how to do it. It’s not magic, it’s a skill. that means it can be taught and I will be your instructor. Just like anything and everything you have learned you had to know the very basics. You can’t do math without knowing how to count and you can’t drive without knowing what the key looks like.
This course is your “key”. All drawing starts with lines, some are straight, some are curved and rough but all are lines.  Lines are used to make shapes and shapes become volumes (3d shapes) and everything in the world is made from shapes.
I will teach you to use those shapes. I will show you how to make lines shapes and volumes. You will learn to hone your observational skills and draw what you see, and even what is in your head if you study and practice enough.
You need no experience in drawing. Absolutely zero ! There is no special software just a regular pencil and some paper.
If you have always wanted to learn to draw this is the course for you. If you are a graphic artist that knows learning to draw will save you time and money, take this course. If you want to make comics or cartoons then this will be the course that will be your starting point.
This is the beginner class. Often books tell you to start by making 3d shapes but what if you are having trouble with that? If you are , I got you covered.


Section 1: Welcome to Drawing for Beginners

Lecture 1 IMPORTANT ! Watch this BEFORE you enroll, please.

Lecture 2 Art as Problem Solving

Lecture 3 Drawing Has been Hard for You Because….

Lecture 4 Getting the Most out of this Course

Lecture 5 Here are the Worksheets

Lecture 6 For my Left Handed Students (3/04/18)


Lecture 7 The Only art supplies you will need.

Lecture 8 How to Hold your Pencil

Lecture 9 Drawing Lines

Lecture 10 Drawing Curves and Ellipses

Section 3: The Power of Lines

Lecture 11 The Only 4 Things you NEED for this Course

Lecture 12 Introduction to lines

Lecture 13 Rough lines

Lecture 14 The Straight Line

Lecture 15 Straight line Practice

Lecture 16 Curved lines

Lecture 17 C Curves

Lecture 18 S Curves

Lecture 19 Lines as Texture

Lecture 20 Line Accuracy

Lecture 21 Line Weight

Lecture 22 IF you are having trouble making Lines (Facebook Group Lesson)

Section 4: Making Simple 2D Hard Shapes

Lecture 23 Intro to creating your first shapes

Lecture 24 The Rectangle

Lecture 25 The Square

Lecture 26 The Triangle

Lecture 27 The Ellipse

Lecture 28 The Circle

Lecture 29 The Center Line

Section 5: Making Simple 2D Soft Organic Shapes

Lecture 30 Intro to Organic Shapes

Lecture 31 Organic Triangle

Lecture 32 Organic Square

Lecture 33 Organic Rectangle

Lecture 34 Organic Oval

Lecture 35 Peanut

Section 6: An Introduction to Form

Lecture 36 Introduction to Form

Lecture 37 From 2D to 3D

Lecture 38 Drawing Through

Lecture 39 The Box

Lecture 40 The Cylinder

Lecture 41 The Pyramid

Lecture 42 The Cone

Lecture 43 The Wedge

Lecture 44 The Sphere

Lecture 45 Contouring lines

Section 7: Organic 3D Forms

Lecture 46 Intro to Organic Form

Lecture 47 Organic Cylinder

Lecture 48 Organic Peanut

Lecture 49 Organic Cone

Lecture 50 Organic Box

Section 8: Perspective Crash Course

Lecture 51 Why Perspective

Lecture 52 The Horizon Line

Lecture 53 The Vanishing Point

Lecture 54 One Point Perspective

Lecture 55 Two Point Perspective

Section 9: Putting Shapes Together

Lecture 56 Intro to Merging

Lecture 57 How to Merge Hard Shapes

Lecture 58 2 Shapes

Lecture 59 3 Shapes

Lecture 60 Merging Organic Shapes

Lecture 61 2 Shapes

Lecture 62 3 Shapes

Section 10: Understanding light and Shadow

Lecture 63 Light Source

Lecture 64 Intro to Light and Shadow

Lecture 65 Light Fall Off

Lecture 66 Diffused Light

Lecture 67 Ambient Occlusion

Section 11: NEW DRAW WITH ME : Hatching and Shading

Lecture 68 Intro to Hatching and Cross Hatching

Lecture 69 Hatching exercise 1

Lecture 70 Hatching exercise 2

Lecture 71 Hatching Assignment

Lecture 72 Hatching to Gradient exercise

Lecture 73 Shading a Sphere

Lecture 74 Shading Boxes

Lecture 75 Shading an Organic Form

Lecture 76 Shading a Cylinder

Section 12: Texturing Objects

Lecture 77 Intro to Texture

Lecture 78 What is Texture

Lecture 79 How to Draw Scales

Lecture 80 How to Draw Random Shapes for textures.

Lecture 81 How to Draw Fur

Section 13: How to “Shade” and “Render”

Lecture 82 Value Chart

Lecture 83 High, Low and Middle Key Value

Lecture 84 Simple Value Chart

Lecture 85 Blending and Smoothing

Section 14: Observation or How to See Like an artist.

Lecture 86 Intro to Observation and Art

Lecture 87 Observing Lines

Lecture 88 Observing Shapes

Lecture 89 Negative Space

Lecture 90 The Grid Method

Lecture 91 Lining up Lines

Section 15: Learning Simple Composition

Lecture 92 How I see Composition

Lecture 93 Rule of thirds

Lecture 94 Golden Ratio

Section 16: Practical Lessons on Drawing


Lecture 96 Before you begin this section

Lecture 97 Start with the Study

Lecture 98 Quick Study : Tree

Lecture 99 Quick Study : Metal vase

Lecture 100 Quick Study : Grapes

Lecture 101 Quick Study : Dog

Lecture 102 How to Draw a Simple Face

Lecture 103 How to Draw Facial Features

Lecture 104 How to Draw a Simple Figure

Lecture 105 How to Ink

Lecture 106 Congratulations You Are Now an Artist !

Section 17: Traditional Lessons

Lecture 107 Art Supplies

Lecture 108 Art Supplies part 2

Lecture 109 Intro to Shading

Lecture 110 Shading Exercise 1

Section 18: BONUS : Exclusive Student Facebook Group

Lecture 111 BONUS : How to join the Facebook Group.

Anyone who wants to learn how to draw using a pencil and paper ,Anyone who wants to learn drawing in a more “traditional” way. ,Anyone wanting to increase their drawing skills,The absolute beginner with zero ability to draw,Graphic artists that want to learn to draw. ,The hobbyist who has wanted to learn to draw,Anyone who wants to make comics or games or express their artistic desires.,Everyone who has “How to” art books on their shelves but still couldn’t draw,Everyone who has watched a drawing video but still couldnt draw.

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Udemy | English | 12h 48m | 5.86 GB
Created by: Rich Graysonn

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