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An Overview of Classical Drawing Techniques
Class begins with an introduction to classical drawing concepts including sight-size measuring. Aspects of this method that can be translated to multiple other approaches are emphasized for versatility.
Work from Photos and from Life
Learn the skills you need to work both from photo references and from life. These methods will serve you regardless of the subject matter, situation, and scale in which you are drawing. Graphite and Charcoal are both utilized throughout the lessons.
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Lesson 1: Intro to Graphite
Lesson 2: Intro to Sight-Size
Lesson 3: Contour and Keys to Realistic Shading
Lesson 4: Intro to Charcoal and Angle Sighting
Lesson 5: How to Draw from Life
Lesson 6: Edge Control
Lesson 7: Developing Your Mark
Lesson 8: Everything is in Transition
What Materials Do I Need?
To complete this course you will need white paper, gray paper, graphite pencils, charcoal, white charcoal, some erasers and blending tools, a drawing board, and a few other items that most people have around the house.
It's possible to use materials you already have on hand, but for the full recommended list of supplies, download this PDF.Download Materials PDF