Online Class

Sketching Your Point of View

$29.99$40.00

Capture ordinary scenes in extraordinary sketches. Learn how to simplify busy spaces, sketch perspective intuitively, depict wide-angle views and more.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Paul Heaston
  • 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

Find out how to draw what you see confidently with video lessons from Urban Sketchers correspondent Paul Heaston. You'll start by discovering how to simplify cluttered spaces so they're easier to sketch, as well as how to add dimension to your work with value. Next, take the frustration out of foreshortening as Paul helps you apply this concept to give your sketches a more realistic sense of space. He'll also show you how to maintain consistent scale and proportions as you sketch. Perspective can seem perplexing, but Paul will refresh your understanding of both one- and two-point perspective techniques before teaching you to capture them intuitively. From there, you'll discover how space curves as it recedes so you can sketch scenes as they truly appear. Paul will even help you apply the techniques you've learned to create a wide-angle sketch of an interior space.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Understanding Subject Matter
25:33
Meet Paul Heaston and get started sketching your point of view. To begin, you'll learn to look for scenes instead of objects. Then, find out how to simplify the scene when drawing cluttered spaces. Paul will also help you differentiate between sketching and illustrating, so you can draw what you see instead of what you think you see.
2. Value
15:55
3. Proportion & Scale
17:06
4. Intuitive Perspective
17:38
5. Wide-Angle Exterior
23:16
6. Wide-Angle Interior
09:52

Recommended with this class

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

Taught by

Paul Heaston
Paul Heaston
Paul Heaston received his MFA in painting from Montana State University. He's also a correspondent for Urbansketchers.org, an internationally recognized website that showcases visual journalism. You can find some of Paul's work on his sketch blog, Three Letter Word for Art. Paul has been teaching college-level drawing and painting since 2005.

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