The Secrets to Drawing


The Secrets to Drawing Video Course

“The Secrets to Drawing” is the most complete online drawing video course available for learning how to draw.  Drawing is a skill that is learned and developed and this video course is designed to give you the knowledge that you need to draw better almost immediately!  Each aspect of drawing is broken down into “easy to follow” and “easy to understand” segments complete with drawing demonstrations and commentary.  All lessons are presented in High Definition!  There are a total of 28 HD videos with over 300 minutes of drawing instruction. The course also includes 26 ebooks that combine for 178 pages with 498 color illustrations.  This course is for members only, so if you’re not a member, join today and start learning.

arrowtovidStart at video 1 or skip around, it’s up to you.  Learn the fundamental concepts of drawing including the elements of art, creating the illusion of form and space, drawing light, drawing from observation, drawing from photos, and compositional theories.  Explore a variety of drawing media including graphite, ink, charcoal, oil pastels, chalk pastels, and colored pencils all with demos covering the subjects of still life, landscape drawing, wildlife drawing, portraiture, and figure drawing.

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Course Modules

Module 1 – Introduction

The Secrets to Drawing Introduction

Description: An introduction to “The Secrets to Drawing” video series.

Suggested Materials: None

Video Length: 5:03




Module 2 – Line

The Secrets to Drawing Line

Description: A look at the element of art, line and its relationship to drawing. Concepts covered include contour, blind contour, line quality, and cross contour lines.

Suggested Materials: White drawing paper, a soft graphite pencil, eraser, several objects to draw

Video Length: 14:25

Level: Beginner



Module 3 – Shape

The Secrets to Drawing Shape

Description: A look at how shapes can be used to draw anything. Concepts covered include geometric and organic shapes, using shapes to draw objects.

Suggested Materials: White drawing paper, a soft graphite pencil, eraser, provided photo reference

Video Length: 8:19

Level: Beginner



Module 4 – Form

The Secrets to Drawing Form

Drawing Ebook FormDescription: A look at how to create the illusion of form on a 2-Dimensional surface. Concepts covered include turning shapes into forms, using shadow to further the illusion.

Suggested Materials: White drawing paper, a soft graphite pencil, drawing mannequin (optional)

Video Length: 13:00

Level: Beginner



Module 5 – Value

The Secrets to Drawing Value

Drawing Ebook ValueDescription: This video takes a look at the element of art, value and its relationship with drawing. Concepts explored include tints, shades, highlights and shadows, and creating the illusion of a light source.

Suggested Materials: White drawing paper, a soft graphite pencil, provided image reference

Video Length: 11:59

Level: Intermediate



Module 6 – Space

The Secrets to Drawing Space

Drawing Ebook SpaceDescription: This video takes a look at how to create the illusion of space on a 2-Dimensional surface. Concepts covered include overlapping, size, value/color, detail, placement on the paper, and linear perspective.

Suggested Materials: White drawing paper, a soft graphite pencil

Length: 6:13

Level: Beginner



Module 7 – One Point Perspective

The Secrets to Drawing One Point Perspective

Drawing Ebook - One Point PerspectiveDescription: Space is explored further in this video through one point perspective. Concepts covered include horizon line, vanishing point, one point perspective.

Suggested Materials: White drawing paper, medium grade drawing pencil, ruler, eraser

Video Length: 12:58

Level: Beginner



Module 8 – Two Point Perspective

The Secrets to Drawing Two Point Perspective

Drawing Ebook 2 Point PerspectiveDescription: A look at how to use two point perspective to create the illusion of space in a drawing. Concepts covered include horizon line, vanishing points, two point perspective.

Suggested Materials: White drawing paper, graphite pencil, eraser, ruler

Video Length: 12:13

Level: Beginner



Module 9 – Three Point Perspective

The Secrets to Drawing Three Point Perspective

Drawing Ebook 3 Point PerspectiveDescription: A look at creating the illusion of space through three point perspective. Concepts covered include vanishing points, horizon line, steps to three point perspective.

Suggested Materials: White drawing paper, graphite pencil, eraser, ruler

Video Length: 10:27

Level: Intermediate



Module 10 – Basic Drawing Techniques

The Secrets to Drawing Basic Drawing Techniques

Drawing Ebook Drawing TechniquesDescription: 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)

Video Length: 15:03

Level: Beginner



Module 11 – Drawing From Life

The Secrets to Drawing Drawing From Life

Drawing Ebook Drawing From LifeDescription: Tips on drawing from life. Concepts covered include still life lighting, using a view finder, and sighting techniques.

Suggested Materials: 2 or more spotlights, still life objects, drawing paper, drawing media of your choice.

Video Length: 9:01

Level: Intermediate



Module 12 – Drawing From Photos

The Secrets to Drawing Drawing From Photos

Drawing eBook Drawing From PhotosDescription: How to draw realistic drawings from photographs. Concepts covered include cropping photos, editing photos, creating a grid, drawing with the aid of the the grid.

Suggested Materials: Image manipulation software, drawing paper, soft graphite pencil, eraser, photo reference

Video Length: 15:25

Level: Intermediate



Module 13 – Composition

The Secrets to Drawing Composition

Drawing eBook - CompositionDescription: How to create successful compositions in drawings. Concepts covered include sketching thumbnails, positive and negative space, Plato’s Rule, The Rule of Thirds, The Golden Mean, eye movement, and how to create focal points.

Suggested Materials: None

Video Length: 12:20

Level: Intermediate



Module 14 – Graphite

Graphite Drawing Techniques

Drawing eBook GraphiteDescription: A description and characteristics of the drawing medium, graphite. Concepts explored include graphite grades, characteristics, forms, and techniques.

Suggested Materials: Various graphite pencils, eraser, white drawing paper.

Video Length: 9:00

Level: Beginner



Module 15 – Charcoal

Charcoal

Drawing Ebook CharcoalDescription: A look at the drawing medium, charcoal. Concepts covered include charcoal forms and applications.

Suggested Materials: vine charcoal, compressed charcoal (white and black), white or gray drawing paper, kneaded eraser, blending tool

Video Length: 10:32

Level: Intermediate



Module 16 – Drawing With Ink

Ink

Drawing Ebook InkDescription: An exploration of the drawing medium of ink. Concepts covered include ink wash, choosing the right ink, pen and ink applications with a nib pen.

Suggested Materials: Carbon Black Pigmented Ink, nylon brushes, water, watercolor paper, nib pen with a sharp nib

Length: 9:00

Level: Intermediate



Module 17 – Color

The Secrets to Drawing Color

Color Theory EbookDescription: A look at the three parts of color theory and how it influences color choices in our drawings. Concepts covered include: the color wheel, primary, secondary, tertiary, color values, color intensity, psychological effects of color, color schemes, monochromatic, complementary, color triads, color tetrads, analogous, warm, cool, split complementary.

Suggested Materials: None

Video Length: 14:28

Level: Intermediate



Module 18 – Colored Pencils

The Secrets to Drawing Color

Colored Pencils eBookDescription: How to use colored pencils. Concepts covered include layering, mixing, building up colors, burnishing, and adding details.

Suggested Materials: soft colored pencils, photo reference

Video Length: 11:56

Level: Intermediate





Module 19 – Oil Pastels

The Secrets to Drawing Oil Pastels

Oil Pastels EBookDescription: An exploration into the drawing medium of oil pastels. Concepts covered include layering, mixing, and landscape drawing with oil pastels.

Suggested Materials: Oil pastels, photo reference, toned drawing paper, drawing brush

Video Length: 11:51

Level: Intermediate



Module 20 – Soft Pastels

The Secrets to Drawing Soft Pastels

Soft Pastels EbookDescription: An in-depth look at the use of soft pastels in the creation of a seascape. Concepts covered include proper use of soft pastels including smudging and layering colors.

Suggested Materials: soft pastels, toned drawing paper, photo reference

Video Length: 11:21

Level: Intermediate



Module 21 – Facial Proportions

The Secrets to Drawing Facial Proportions

Facial Proportions EbookDescription: A look at basic facial proportions from the front and profile views. Concepts covered include general locations of facial features and placement relationships.

Suggested Materials: Graphite, white drawing paper

Video Length: 13:56

Level: Beginner



Module 22 – The Eye

The Secrets to Drawing The Eye

Drawing the Eye EbookDescription: An in-depth look at drawing a human eye.

Suggested Materials: Graphite, white drawing paper, photo reference of an eye

Video Length: 14:05

Level: Intermediate





Module 23 – The Nose and Mouth

The Secrets to Drawing The Nose and Mouth

Draw the Nose and Mouth EbookDescription: A look at drawing the nose and the mouth.

Suggested Materials: Graphite, white drawing paper, photo reference of a nose and mouth

Video Length: 12:24

Level: Intermediate





Module 24 – The Ear

The Secrets to Drawing The Ear

Drawing the Ear EbookDescription: A look at drawing the human ear with graphite.

Suggested Materials: Graphite, white drawing paper, photo reference

Video Length: 4:51

Level: Intermediate





Module 25 – Hair

The Secrets to Drawing Hair

How to Draw Hair EbookDescription: A look at drawing hair with graphite.

Suggested Materials: Graphite, white drawing paper, photo reference

Video Length: 14:02

Level: Intermediate





Module 26 – Basic Figure Drawing

The Secrets to Drawing Basic Figure Drawing

Basic Figure Drawing EbookDescription: A basic introduction to figure drawing including a simple four step method for drawing a figure.

Suggested Materials: Graphite, white drawing paper, photo reference

Video Length: 20:00

Level: Beginner





Module 27 – Foreshortening

The Secrets to Drawing Foreshortening

Foreshortening EbookDescription: Drawing the figure in perspective.

Suggested Materials: Graphite, white drawing paper, photo reference

Video Length: 12:54

Level: Intermediate





Module 28 – Conclusion

The Secrets to Drawing Conclusion

Description: What’s next?

Suggested Materials: None

Length: 2:58

Level: Beginner

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