25 Days to Better Drawings

25 DAYS TO BETTER DRAWINGS

THE CORE CONCEPTS TO DRAWING - ONE DAY AT A TIME

Learn a new drawing concept and skill every day for 25 days. Each drawing concept taught includes a short drawing exercise (less than one hour) that reinforces the concept taught. Students can go through the course in sequential order or they can take the course at their leisure, taking each day as they find time. Each day includes a "Daily Mindset", drawing lesson, and downloadable ebook.

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Course Modules

Day 1 - Materials and Mindset
Introduction and Materials

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 1 EbookDescription: An introduction to "25 Days to Better Drawings" and a look at the materials that will be used throughout the course.

Suggested Materials: None.

Video Length: 10:07



Day 2 - Drawing with Lines
Drawing with Lines

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 2 EbookDescription: Learn the essence of drawing by balancing observation with mark making. Reinforce concepts with four drawing exercises.

Suggested Materials: Graphite drawing pencil and white drawing paper.

Video Length: 25:29



Day 3 - Drawing Ellipses
Drawing Ellipses

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 3 EbookDescription: Learn how loosening up can lead to greater accuracy in your drawings. Tackle the challenging shapes of circles and ellipses in this lesson's drawing exercises.

Suggested Materials: Graphite drawing pencil and white drawing paper.

Video Length: 18:26



Day 4 - Drawing With Shapes
Drawing with Shapes

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 4 EbookDescription: Learn how to break complex subjects down into easy to draw shapes. Apply this concept to a complex subject with a drawing exercise.

Suggested Materials: Graphite drawing pencil and white drawing paper.

Video Length: 15:56



Day 5 - Line Quality
Line Quality

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 5 EbookDescription: Learn how to use variety in line to create the illusion of form and light through line quality.

Suggested Materials: Technical ink drawing pens and a kneaded eraser.

Video Length: 13:10



Day 6 - Cross Contour Lines
Cross Contour Lines

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 6 EbookDescription: Learn how the concept of cross contour lines can help us to better understand the form of a subject and determine directional stroking when adding shading to a drawing.

Suggested Materials: Graphite drawing pencil, white drawing paper, and a kneaded eraser.

Video Length: 11:32



Day 7 - Shading with Line
Shading with Line

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 7 EbookDescription: Learn how to apply the concept of cross contour lines to shading using hatching and cross hatching.

Suggested Materials: Graphite drawing pencil, white drawing paper, technical drawing pens, and a kneaded eraser.

Video Length: 38:49



Day 8 - Value
Value

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 8 EbookDescription: In this module, we're introduced to the element of art, value. Learn its importance to drawing, proper terminology, and blending techniques.

Suggested Materials: Graphite drawing pencils: H, HB, 2B, 4B, gray drawing paper, white charcoal pencil, and a blending stump.

Video Length: 10:52



Day 9 - Light and Shadow
Light and Shadow

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 9 EbookDescription: In this module, we'll learn how to use value to create the illusion of light and form in a drawing.

Suggested Materials: Graphite drawing pencils: H, HB, 2B, 4B, gray drawing paper, white charcoal pencil, and a blending stump.

Video Length: 11:58



Day 10 - Drawing Basic Forms
Drawing Basic Forms

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 10 EbookDescription: Learn how to draw basic forms by starting with simple shapes. Create the illusion of form through the use of value and tone.

Suggested Materials: Graphite drawing pencils: H, HB, 2B, 4B, gray drawing paper, white charcoal pencil, and a blending stump.

Video Length: 17:25



Day 11 - Drawing With Forms
Drawing with Forms

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 11 EbookDescription: Learn how to draw complex subjects by piecing together simple, basic forms.

Suggested Materials: Graphite drawing pencils: H, HB, and 2B, white drawing paper, and a kneaded eraser.

Video Length: 21:12



Day 12 - Texture Study #1
Texture Study 1

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 12 EbookDescription: Learn the two key components that lead to the illusion of texture in a drawing. Apply concepts to draw the texture of wood.

Suggested Materials: Graphite drawing pencils: H, HB, 2B, white drawing paper, and a blending stump.

Video Length: 28:54



Day 13 - Texture Study #2
Texture Study 2

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 13 EbookDescription: Learn how to create the illusion of texture in a drawing by combining shapes of value with directional stroking.

Suggested Materials: Graphite drawing pencils: H, HB, and 2B, white drawing paper, blending stump, and a kneaded eraser.

Video Length: 49:20



Day 14 - Texture Study #3
Texture Study 3

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 14 EbookDescription: Learn how to create the illusion of texture found on highly reflective surfaces. Practice concepts learned with a drawing exercise.

Suggested Materials: Graphite drawing pencils: H and 2B, gray drawing paper, blending stump, and a white charcoal pencil.

Video Length: 17:31



Day 15 - The Illusion of Space
The Illusion of Space

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 15 EbookDescription: Learn how to create the illusion of space in your drawings using five simple devices.

Suggested Materials: Graphite drawing pencil, ruler (optional), and white drawing paper.

Video Length: 16:33



Day 16 - One Point Perspective
One Point Perspective

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 16 EbookDescription: Learn how to create the illusion of space using a graphical system known as one point perspective.

Suggested Materials: Graphite drawing pencil, ruler, kneaded eraser (or any eraser) and white drawing paper.

Video Length: 46:39



Day 17 - Two Point Perspective
Two Point Perspective

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 17 EbookDescription: Learn how to create the illusion of space using a graphical system known as two point perspective.

Suggested Materials: Graphite drawing pencil, ruler, kneaded eraser (or any eraser) and white drawing paper.

Video Length: 48:35



Day 18 - Three Point Perspective
Three Point Perspective

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 18 EbookDescription: Learn how to create the illusion of space using a graphical system known as three point perspective.

Suggested Materials: Graphite drawing pencil, ruler, kneaded eraser (or any eraser) and white drawing paper.

Video Length: 54:30



Day 19 - Sighting, Measuring, and Mapping
Sighting Measuring and Mapping

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 19 EbookDescription: Learn how to use sighting, measuring, and mapping to ensure greater accuracy in your drawings.

Suggested Materials: Graphite drawing pencil, kneaded eraser (or any eraser) and white drawing paper.

Video Length: 10:02



Day 20 - Positive and Negative Space
Positive and Negative Space

25 Days to Better Drawings Day 20 EbookDescription: Learn how to recognize positive and negative space (shapes) to ensure greater accuracy in your drawings.

Suggested Materials: Graphite drawing pencil and white drawing paper.

Video Length: 8:13



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