Online Class

10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing

$14.99$39.99
Format

Online Class

$14.99

DVD

$19.99

Improve your drawing to create more realistic results. Discover easy-to-learn principles of composition, perspective, value, form, mark-making and more.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Patricia Watwood
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Discover a toolkit of fundamental techniques to refine your artistic skills alongside internationally acclaimed artist Patricia Watwood. Use hatching, crosshatching, stippling and veiling to create shadows, tones and gradation. Locate and define objects in your drawings with composition, block-in and contour lines. Next, depict shapes in three dimensions with precise perspective. Accurately orient objects to create a convincing sense of placement using enveloping and triangulation. Transfer drawings so they can be copied or moved to a new surface for a fresh start. Enhance your ability to depict light and shadow, and create accurate value shifts for true-to-life results. Plus, get tips for working with toned ground and drawing materials beyond graphite and ink. Apply beginner drawing techniques to draw what you see with confidence and accuracy.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
02:42
Meet your instructor, fine artist Patricia Watwood, as you prepare to embark on a journey through classical drawing techniques. You'll learn how to use this reference class, which is broken up by various subjects, and gain a sneak peek into the techniques and troubleshooting tips that you'll learn throughout the class.
2. Introduction to Black & White Media
22:07
3. Line & Contour
17:20
4. Structural Drawing
13:48
5. Enveloping & Triangulation
18:14
6. Transferring
13:08
7. Value
20:53
8. Form
19:21
9. Working on a Toned Ground
14:42
10. Color Media
10:51

Recommended with this class

  • Standard art supplies: pencils, pens, surfaces, kneaded eraser, craft knife

Taught by

Patricia Watwood
Patricia Watwood
Patricia Watwood has exhibited at galleries worldwide, and her work was included in the historic presentation of Contemporary American Realism in museums throughout China. Watwood earned her MFA from the New York Academy of Art, and went on to teach there and in workshops across the country. Her paintings focus on mythology, allegory and contemporary human life, and have twice landed the cover of American Artist magazine.

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