DRAWING LESSONS

DRAWING BASICS AND PERCEPTIONAL SKILLS TRAINING

 The principals of drawing are revealed to you.  That is drawing from observation;

  • Seeing what you should and eliminating the unnecessary elements
  • What to do first, second and thereafter
  • Following clear steps to complete your sketch
  • Pressure control, scaling and measuring
  • Changing bad habits
  • Understanding darks and lights and what to do with them
  • My teaching methodology is classical in nature - I don't help students when they draw on their canvasses once they have completed Lesson 7 - you will be able to do it yourself

Please note that lessons may overlap.

LESSON 1

The Basic Considerations of Drawing

Observation

Form

Value

Warm-Up

Proportioning Exercise and Pinching

Values and Shading

Tonal Swatch – the significance of a restricted tonal value system

 LESSON 2

The circle and its uses

Drawing problems  like impatience, not following a process and linear thinking

What light and dark does.

Observing Values

Interpreting Values

Mapping

 LESSON 3

Shading

Subtleties – learn to control graded areas

Adding drama and highlights – making the viewer understand

 LESSON 4

Creative Process – Adapting a step-by-step method and pitfalls

Length to Width Theory

 LESSON 5

Project 1

Approach and Process

Form and Mapping

Shading and Final Touches

  LESSON 6

Live Drawing

Observation

Form, Value, Finesse

LESSON 7

Live Drawing

Composition

Charcoal

CHOOSE TO CONTINUE OR MOVE TO PAINTS 

LESSON 8 - 15

The Portrait

LESSON 16 - 24

Soft Pastels

Colour Theory

LESSON 25

Loosening Up

Continuous line

ADVANCED DRAWING COURSE


MATERIALS REQUIRED

Your basic requirements to lesson 6

Pencil - drawing pencil is a B or HB, and a soft 4B, 5B, 6B or 7B

Vinyl Eraser, Sharpener

Cartridge paper - A4 that is SMOOTH, non-absorbent like ordinary copy paper

Charcoal, pastel and different papers and materials will be disclosed once you reach the class

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