Live Lessons: Drawing Exercises - Observational and Creative

Drawing exercises
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This lesson series features:
1 Hour of Instruction
1 Video


About This Lesson Series...

A series of drawing exercises designed to improve drawing skills, observation, and creativity. Blind contour line drawing, gesture drawing, cross contour line drawing, creative challenges, and drawing subjects in motion are all explored in this challenging hour of instruction. These drawing exercises are designed to improve your drawing skills and challenge your creativity.

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Finished Result

Here's what you'll need...

  • Drawing paper or sketchbook
  • Graphite drawing pencil
  • Ink pen

Lesson Discussion

  1. Hi MAtt,

    I very much enjoyed these exercises. Just to let you know, the camera is focused on your work, without showing the examples of ie pears, bananas, and moving man. Unsure what it was. Just FYI.

  2. Hi Matt,
    I am taking your course on Udemy and I can print the images for drawing. I believe they are peppers, bird and maybe something else. I sent you messages from Udemy as well as a lot of other students. Can you help or attach the files in a different format. My computer does not recognize the format you have in the course. We would appreciate your help. Thank you.

    Myrlande Janvier Russell

    • Hi Myrlande,

      All of the images are in jpeg format. This is a universally readable format. I’m not sure if Udemy has done something to file format, but this is out my hands since I do not have control over their platform. How are you opening the images? What program are you using?

  3. This is an awesome lesson. Loved doing this. I will be doing this on a regular basis. The hand was challenging but taught a lot. The contour lines lesson helped 100%. My grandson and I do the lines and creative thinking challenge all the time. I love to see what we can come up with.

    Thank you so much for your time and effort.

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