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Drawing Insects, Tropical Animals, and Color Demonstration with Charles Hu

Drawing Insects, Tropical Animals, and Color Demonstration
Study the Fundamentals of Dynamic Sketching Learn how to draw of insects and tropical animals, while being introduced to sketching with color

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Instructor
Charles Hu
Subjects
Drawing
Topics
Drawing Exercises, Light & Color, Sketching
Mediums
Gouache, Marker, Pastel Pencil, Pen
Duration
1h 51m 14s

In this lesson, instructor Charles Hu will teach you how to create lay-in drawings of insects and tropical animals using a variety of drawing tools. Then, you will learn to sketch with color, specifically in gouache. Charles will show you how he loosely lays in the drawing, paints the overall color, and adds temperature shifts.

This lesson belongs to the course Visual Development: Dynamic Sketching. In this 12-week course, 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 hands’ 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 colors 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.

Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

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