The Secrets to Drawing – Basic Drawing Techniques

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Basic drawing techniques

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Description: A look at basic drawing techniques and suggested media. Concepts covered include medium, hatching, cross hatching, blending, rendering, random lines, and stippling.

Suggested Materials: White drawing paper, soft graphite, eraser, blending stump, paper towel, drawing pens (ink)

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The Secrets to Drawing – Basic Drawing Techniques — 20 Comments

  1. I love the way each one sets a different mood. While blending looks the most realistic, hatching makes a clean finish, and stippling looks old-timer style.

  2. Great video. Suggest you show your drawing technique in real time, although short. Hard to see your stroke style in the rapid frame version. Also give us an idea of how long it takes to do the image. And love the jazz! Are you sitting or standing at an easel? Thanks.

  3. I agree with Alfred. If you could do just a part of each technique in real time it would be easier to understand, esp. for a technique such as stippling. I saw the end result, but am not really sure how to reproduce that! The video was very informative in any case! Thanks much!

  4. really long my arm is killing me and there is eraser stuff un the keyboard, but I still loved the video! my mom didn’t think I was putting a lot of effort into this, but I can’t wait for her to see these five drawings thanks so much!

  5. Great tutorial. I’ve never tried rendering, but I think I would really like that one. I wish I would have learned all of this earlier! Awesome Job Matt.

    Nick

  6. I’m on doing this course Matt and before I used to be able to view on my phone sideways so it fills all my phones screen but now its not, it’s just a small square in middle of my screen, it automatically goes to full screen but can only view it vertically!!!!

  7. I am unable to watch with the sound on because of the background music added in. Previous videos did not have this. (I have brain injury and can’t filter out voice from other sounds, so it is all a muddle). Do most videos have background music added in?

  8. Matt, I love the clear presentation and your videos. However, as this video is about drawing technique, can you post another tutorial or a slowed down version of this showing the pencil motion for these techniques? Other people have requested the same as well.

    Thanks!

  9. Same here, because of the high speed, a lot of frames are cut out, causing the strokes to appear on the image just by hovering the pencil over it, this is not very useful to learn from.
    A recording at normal speed is required here.

  10. Hi Matt,

    I have to agree, rendering just blew my mind away! For me, it’s like taking a picture and pulling it inside out 🙂 Anyways, I was wondering, where can I find that eraser pencil you’re using for the rendering? Not sure where I could find one with a fine point like that. Any suggestions?

    Thanks a lot!

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