Drawing Lessons from Art History

How do we find our own voice as artists in a sea of creative ideas and with so much richness of art history behind us? In this inspirational and beginner-friendly course, American painter Danny Galioete helps you to analyze to the great masters of the past and extract drawing and painting lessons from their example to combine that knowledge with our own contemporary sources.

26 Lessons 39h 48m 38s of videos

Level 1

In this series, artist Danny Galieote tackles a challenging topic that everyone eventually faces: how to find your personal voice as an artist. This first lesson will cover Danny’s influences on Looseness, Rhythm, and Appeal. He will discuss various Pontormo works as well as a variety of animation drawings that helped to shape his voice […]
Master draftsman and painter Danny Galieote, will demonstrate a rhythmic and constructive approach to drawing the figure while using images from the NMA reference library. You will learn how to lay-in the rhythms, shapes, angles and overall balance of the figure, as well as how to develop solid structural forms. Materials Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil – […]

Level 2

In this series, artist Danny Galieote tackles a challenging topic that everyone eventually faces: how to find your personal voice as an artist. This third lesson in the series will cover Danny’s inspirations when it comes to exaggeration of figures and creating a three-dimensional quality. He will begin with an analysis of artists such as […]
In this series, artist Danny Galieote tackles a challenging topic that everyone eventually faces: how to find your personal voice as an artist. Danny will cover his various influences throughout his artistic career and explains how they helped shape his personal style. In this fourth and final lesson, Danny looks at the work of Venetian […]

Level 3

In this lesson, master draftsman and painter Danny Galieote executes an analytical study of Michelangelo’s drawing technique used in his famous study of the Lybian Sibyl. First you will see how to block-in the rhythm, anatomical landmarks and structure, followed by how to develop the subtle forms with a hatched-line technique. Materials Prismacolor Colored Pencil […]