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Basic Drawing

Module Index
Module #
Lesson Name Description/Notes
Introduction
    • Introduction
    • Basic structure of objects
    • Drawing straight lines
    • Holding the pencil
    • Angle and direction of lines
Perspective: Eye Level
    • Changing shapes and eye level
    • Cube in perspective
    • Judging size relationships
    • Practice exercises
Drawing Cubic Objects
    • Cubic Forms in Everyday Things
    • Searching with Lines
    • Handling Detail
    • Refining with Tracing Paper
Drawing Cylindrical Objects
    • Drawing Curved Lines
    • Observing Cylindrical Forms
    • Rendering Cylindrical Objects
    • Ellipses and Perspective
Drawing Spherical Objects
    • Basics
    • Departures from the geometric shape
    • Depth and the Sphere
6
Drawing Conical Objects
    • Basics
    • Symmetry of the Cone
    • Drawing Everything
    • Putting Basic Forms Together
    • Basic Forms and Their Relationships
    • Drawing Symmetrical Objects
7
The Horizon Plane
    • Relating objects
    • Contours
    • Creating a composition
    • Selecting a viewpoint
    • Perspective in a still life
    • Working with real objects
8
Light and Shade
    • Observing light and shadow
    • Light and dimension
    • Tonal values
    • Using the full tonal scale
    • Cast shadows
    • Angle of light
    • Level of light
9
Translating Local Color to Black and White
    • Using a middle tone
    • Values and Tones
    • Tonal Arrangement
    • Rendering Texture
    • Tactile and Visual Textures
10
Drawing a Still Life
    • Copying vs. drawing from real life
    • Composition and construction
    • Laying down correct tones
11
Drawing with Charcoal
    • Vine and compressed charcoal
    • Powdered charcoal
    • Erasers and blenders
    • Papers
    • Toned papers
    • Fixative
    • Charcoal's versatility
    • Ease of manipulation
12
Still Life with Charcoal
    • Four Drawing Principles
    • Hard and Soft Edges
    • Working from "Roughs"
    • Composing a Still Life
    • Practice vs. Theory
13
Drawing Outdoors
    • Natural light
    • Light at different times of the day
    • Observing the effects of light
    • Reflected light
    • Searching for basic forms
    • Using a viewfinder
    • Drawing on the spot
14
Drawing Outdoors with Charcoal
    • Advantages/Disadvantages
    • Capturing moods of nature
    • Rendering specific objects
    • Rough Charcoal Sketches
    • Finished drawings
15
Drawing with Various Media
    • Wash techniques
    • Pigment / Mixer
    • Surfaces
    • Brushes
    • Properties of wash
    • Flat washes
    • Wet-in-wet technique
    • Graded wash
    • Drybrush
    • Linear effects
16
Drawing with Wash
    • Step-by-step maple branch demo