In week one, Renae will guide you through the essential tools and materials needed for this course. You’ll learn the fundamental elements of primary shapes, gestures, and axis of a subject while demonstrating how to create a contour drawing of an organic still-life object.
In week two, Renae will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing geometric forms. The focus will be on utilizing a plumb line technique to ensure precise construction of objects. Following this, you will learn to analyze each contour drawing by incorporating cross contours, which will aid in the development of three-dimensional shapes
In week three, Renae will assist you in enhancing your capacity to construct geometric and organic objects together in a still-life setup. You will discover how to implement the knowledge you have acquired thus far into a more intricate still-life arrangement.
In week four, Renae will introduce the fundamentals of drawing in perspective. You will learn to draw in one, two, and three-point perspectives. Then gain the knowledge to draw simple cubes using each technique.
In week five, you will learn how to construct a room using two- and three-point perspectives. Renae will guide you through identifying and utilizing the vanishing points in each scene. This will enable you to simplify the interior into basic shapes that are easy to draw while ensuring that proper perspective is maintained throughout your artwork.
In week six, Renae will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of light logic and value. Learn how to use toned paper to create a visually appealing and realistic sphere using charcoal and white chalk. Renae will provide a detailed lecture on the materials she uses.
In week seven, you will learn how to create a still-life using the three-value statement. Renae will showcase how to construct a basic still-life drawing that will enable you to understand the principles of light and shadow.
In week eight, Renae will guide you through constructing a complex still-life drawing utilizing the three-value statement and white. You will develop skills to create diverse objects with variations of local color and values, bringing depth and realism to your artwork.
In week nine, discover how to begin a long still-life drawing on your dark drawing paper. Renae will guide you through the process of measuring and blocking in a complex setup, ensuring that you achieve a realistic and proportionate drawing.
In week ten, Renae will teach you how to complete a multisession still-live drawing. You will learn how to create a hierarchy within the different objects, giving each element its own unique significance and contributing to the overall composition. Renae will guide you through adding white charcoal, textures, and details, bringing your artwork to life.
This course is appropriate for all levels. You will learn the basics of drawing, perspective, as well as light and shadow.
A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.
This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructor Renae Wang. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.
Although we highly recommend that you use traditional materials for this course, most New Masters Academy courses are designed to be done traditionally or digitally. Software changes constantly, but the fundamentals stay the same. It will be up to you to translate the information that you are learning to your software of choice.