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Stress-Free Sketching

In this 8-week course, instructor Sheldon Borenstein will teach you stress-free ways to sketch and draw. With his 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry and teaching, Sheldon will help you start your artistic career on the right foot. Throughout this course, you will learn the essential elements of scribble, shape, form, and the laws of light. Sheldon will walk you through everything from the initial setup to the proper way of sharpening your pencils. He will also share with you his favorite tools to use while sketching.

8 Lessons 9h 24m 10s of videos

Common Questions

What will I learn from this course?

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.

Is this course recommended for advanced students?

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.

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. Most of the supplies are required for this class; the only optional one is the fountain pen.

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

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.

Are there any assignments in 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.