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The Fundamentals of Sketching with Sheldon Borenstein

The Fundamentals of Sketching
Learn to Sketch Worry Free Get started on the right foot with this comprehensive overview of drawing basics

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In this lesson, instructor Sheldon Borenstein will walk you through the basics of sketching. They include setting yourself up on a drawing horse, drawing the fundamental shapes, and learning how to use cross-contours in your sketches. You will gain knowledge of compositional design and learn to utilize positive and negative space to help you compose your drawings. You will also study the laws of light and their effects on objects.

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.

You do not need to purchase specific materials to take this course.
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