Learn the fundamentals of Drawing
By Maria Avramova, Award-winning Director, Designer and Animator
This course is for you
You´ve always wanted to draw. You may be one of those people who have already drawn a lot, you doodle all the time, you picture your friends and family framed in a nice portrait, but you don´t know how to make your drawings look better. Or you find it difficult to understand all those art books, even if they advise there looks easy at the first glance, you don´t know how to apply them. Well, there is a secret to that. There are some simple rules and principles that when you know them you will be able to use them and create an illusion of real life that will improve the quality of your artistic skills immensely. Because that is what we are creating- an optical illusion of real life. So in this course I´m going to guide you, step by step and teach you those very simple techniques and rules. You won´t need to follow complex charts and mathematical formulas for that. It can be done in a very simple way. As soon as you understand it, you will not need to think about it anymore, it will become built into your system as a guideline when you draw. You don´t need to buy expensive, long-term courses. You can do this at your own pace without spending a fortune. So I will take just 3 shapes: A cube A cylinder A sphere and show how you can easily learn the rules of perspective and shading with those shapes and apply them to anything else you draw. And yes, you can even draw a face using just those 3 shapes. What I´m also going to talk about here is your artistic manner. Because, even if we draw the exact same thing, each one of us will draw it differently. It is like the handwriting. And that is what is also our artistic signature. So, in this course, I will help you to realize your artistic signature instead of being afraid of it. Yes, we all want to draw like someone else, but what if we can draw like ourselves and be original and experiment and explore our artistic uniqueness. Rule + creative freedom (or knowing how to break the rules) = An Artist Enjoy!
Course overview - 7
Still life drawing
Drawing a Portrait
Drawing a Tree