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Visual Development: Dynamic Sketching

In this 12-week course, instructor Charles Hu will teach you the core fundamentals of dynamic sketching. You will learn to focus on gesture, shape, and structure while drawing various subjects. Charles will first introduce you to the materials needed for the course and give you basic drawing exercises that will help strengthen your hand's muscle memory. From there, you will learn to manipulate organic, geometric shapes and add surface details. Charles will demonstrate drawing animal skeletons, marine animals, insects, landscapes, cars, and many more. In addition, you will explore sketching in color using gouache. After this course, you will develop an ability to break down any 3D subject into a 2D structure, and from there, draw with confidence.

12 Lessons 27h 20m 15s of videos

In week seven, Charles will teach you how to draw small and big birds such as an ostrich, eagle, and owl. You will study the structures of the birds’ skulls, wings, and feet to help you accurately capture them in your drawings.

In week ten, you will explore drawing cars. Charles will analyze the proportions and the main components of a car, including the wheels. From there, he will demonstrate sketching classic and modern classic cars using an artist pen and markers.

Common Questions

Is this course beginner friendly?

This course is appropriate for the intermediate level.

Are there any assignments in this course?

This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructor Charles Hu. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.

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.

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.