Course curriculum

    1. Understanding the Graphite Grading Scale

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    2. The Many Types Of Charcoal

    3. Using A Colored Pencil To Sketch

    4. The Right Paper For Drawing

    5. Your Perfect Drawing Surface

    6. The Ideal Lighting For Drawing

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    7. Personal Space And Time

    8. Pick Your Tools

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    1. The Drawing Pyramid

    2. How To Loosen Your Hand

    3. Why Sketching Is So Important

    4. How Is Shaping Different From Sketching

    5. What Does Shading Accomplish

    6. How Much Detail Is Needed

    7. Practice Exercises

    8. Lines And Circles Practice

    1. Sketching And Symmetry

    2. Sketching 3D Shapes

    3. How Light Affects Shapes

    4. Get Your Hands Dirty

    5. How To "Sculpt" With Charcoal

    6. Practice Exercises

    7. Symmetry Exercises

    8. Simple composition Drawing

    9. Willow Charcoal Drawing

    1. The Grid Method Mechanics

    2. Make A Grid On A Photo

    3. Copy The Grid To A New Page

    4. Block By Block Outline

    5. Hiding Or Removing The Grid Lines

    6. Mid-course survey

    7. A Smooth Gradient Transition Technique

    8. Edge To Edge Shading

    9. Final Details And Cleanup

    10. Grid Drawing Assignment

    11. Grid Drawing

    1. How To Use A Reference Image

    2. Freehand Sketching With Charcoal

    3. Control Your Style With Shading Decisions

    4. When It's Ok To Have Sharp Edges

    5. Tips To Control The Amount Of Detail

    6. Photo Vs Drawing Assessment

    7. Freehand Drawing Assignment

    8. Drawing From A Reference

About this course

  • $129.00
  • 55 lessons
  • 4.5 hours of video content
  • Access to a private drawing community
  • Learn real artist secrets

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Arm yourself with priceless knowledge that will be the foundation of all the art you make from now on.

Student Reviews

5 star rating

I can actually draw?

Arwen Ogilvy

I came into this course as a colourist with no drawing skills at all. I took this course to learn basic drawing skills but I was shocked to discover that, with Lisa's teaching, I am actually very good! Honestly, it's such a surprise, I can't even ...

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I came into this course as a colourist with no drawing skills at all. I took this course to learn basic drawing skills but I was shocked to discover that, with Lisa's teaching, I am actually very good! Honestly, it's such a surprise, I can't even have modesty about it yet. I am so thrilled I chose to do this course and so grateful to Lisa for her accessible and effective teaching style... thank you Lisa!

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5 star rating

Amazing, high quality and complete course!

Linda Huxleyi

This is a great course for both beginners and advanced students looking to refresh their knowledge base. The lessons are clear and complete; combined with the exercises, they foster efficient and durable learning. Lisa is a talented artists and gi...

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This is a great course for both beginners and advanced students looking to refresh their knowledge base. The lessons are clear and complete; combined with the exercises, they foster efficient and durable learning. Lisa is a talented artists and gifted teacher, she excels at communicating the topic and techniques at hand. The production value of this course is outstanding!

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5 star rating

Great course to start!

Svetlana Popova

Along with fundamentals of drawing, I've got confidence that yes, it's easy to draw.

Along with fundamentals of drawing, I've got confidence that yes, it's easy to draw.

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