DVD

10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing (DVD)

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Format

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

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • DVD with 10 video lessons
  • Full-color, printed reference materials booklet
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Includes closed captioning

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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 product

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

Taught by

Patricia Watwood
Patricia Watwood
Patricia Watwood is an American figurative painter. She earned her MFA from the New York Academy of Art, where she later went on to teach, in addition to teaching workshops across the country. Her work has been exhibited at galleries worldwide and was included in the historic presentation of Contemporary American Realism in museums throughout China. Patricia's paintings focus on mythology, allegory and contemporary human life, and have twice graced the cover of American Artist magazine.

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