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Fundamentals of Drawing and Perspective

In this 10-week course, discover the fundamentals of observational drawing and perspective. Your instructor, Renae Wang, will guide you through the technical skills and materials needed to create convincing representations of still-lifes and environments, making this course accessible for beginners. You will learn to use different tools and techniques to create drawings that convey volume and space, including creating a construction drawing, applying linear perspective, and understanding value systems. Renae will demonstrate how to observe and describe a three-dimensional form on a two-dimensional plane, helping you create compositions that appear to pop out of the page. Additionally, you'll learn how to measure, create a plan for your drawing, and use different shades of tone to give your artwork even more depth and richness. By the end of this course, you'll have gained valuable skills and techniques to become a skilled artist, whether you're just starting or looking to refine your skills.

10 Lessons 24h 5m 1s of videos

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

Common Questions

Is this course beginner friendly?

This course is appropriate for all levels. You will learn the basics of drawing, perspective, as well as light and shadow.

What materials do I need to get for this course?

A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.

Are there any assignments in this course?

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.

Can I do this course digitally, using Photoshop or Procreate?

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.