In week one, Sheldon will walk you through the basics of sketching. They include setting yourself up on a drawing horse, drawing the fundamental shapes, and using cross-contours in your sketches.
In week two, Sheldon demonstrates the basics of drawing still life objects. You will study the importance of still life drawing, and how it will benefit you throughout your artistic career.
In week three, Sheldon teaches you how to use toned paper as a mid-tone in your sketch. You will unlock the potential of having three values in a drawing.
In week four, Sheldon will teach you the importance of scribble in your drawings. You will learn how scribble and gesture are the backbones that convey storytelling, emotion, and rhythm in your artwork.
In week five, Sheldon will teach you the importance of shape in your drawings. You will learn how to recognize shapes in every object; it helps build a solid structure and creates a strong sense of design for your composition.
In week six, Sheldon will show you ways to give your drawings a sense of form and solidity. You will learn how to build upon the gestures and shapes to create forms on the figure.
In week seven, Sheldon will teach you how to use the elements like gesture, form, light, and line to build a drawing composition. Mastering these elements by steps will benefit you in sketching a still life.
In week eight, Sheldon will demonstrate how to draw a still life from start to finish. You will learn how to use core shadows, halftones, and highlights to describe the direction of light.
In this course, instructor Sheldon Borenstein will give you all his tips and tricks for sketching with little to no stress. You will learn about the importance of scribble as well as how to render objects and figures convincingly.
This course is recommended for all levels. If you are just starting out this will give you a solid foundation to begin your artistic career. If you have been painting and drawing for a number of years, this course is an excellent refresher on how to sketch and draw.
A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare. Most of the supplies are required for this class; the only optional one is the fountain pen.
All 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. We recommend avoiding layer, undo, automatic line straightening, or other shortcuts for this course.
This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructor Sheldon Borenstein. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.