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Form: Giving Your Drawings Solidity with Sheldon Borenstein

Form: Giving Your Drawings Solidity
Learn to Sketch Worry Free Build upon the gestures and shapes to create forms in your figure drawing

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In this lesson, instructor Sheldon Borenstein 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. Sheldon will teach you how to give expression and dimensionality to the figure’s face. You will learn how to combine simple solid forms with cross-contour to create dramatic solidity in your artwork.

This lesson belongs to the course Stress-Free Sketching. In this 8-week course, 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. 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.

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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