Pencil Drawing - The Guide to Graphite
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19 HD videos • 18 eBooks • Over 3.5 hours of instruction • 100% money back guarantee • Certificate of completion
TAKE YOUR PENCIL DRAWINGS TO A NEW LEVELThe ordinary graphite pencil is usually the first art-making medium that we explore as artists. This common and simple tool is capable of producing incredible drawings and anyone can do it. All it takes to create amazing drawings is a basic understanding of the concepts of drawing, a knowledge of the tools and surfaces, and a willingness to learn and apply what you've learned to your own drawings.
Fortunately, it doesn't require talent to create life-like drawings. It requires knowledge and practice. This comprehensive drawing course provides you with the knowledge by exploring the core concepts of drawing such as light and shadow, shading, creating textures, sketching and proportion while covering a variety of forms of graphite including traditional drawing pencils, mechanical pencils, powdered graphite, water soluble graphite and even colored graphite. All while exploring the subjects of still life, portrait drawing, landscape drawing, figure drawing, and pet portraits.
READY TO SEE DRASTIC IMPROVEMENT IN YOUR DRAWINGS?Drawing is a skill that anyone can learn. It requires a bit of knowledge and some practice, but if you have the desire and apply the knowledge that you gain, you will see major improvement in your drawing ability.
- Do you know all of the tools, materials, and surfaces that are used by professional pencil artists and how they affect the finished result?
- Want to know how to use shading and value to create texture, light, and the illusion of space?
- Do you want to know how to sketch quickly without sacrificing accuracy?
- Want to learn how to create life-like portraits with graphite pencils that are always accurate?
- Want to create a variety of convincing textures by using the medium of graphite on different surfaces and in different forms?
- Do you want to reach your full potential for drawing with graphite?
- Are you ready to take your skills to the next level?
THE COURSE..."Pencil Drawing - The Guide to Graphite" is a complete video course on pencil drawing with graphite designed for beginner and intermediate artists. The goal of this course is to provide the learner with a rich learning experience through "easy to digest" modules consisting of video demonstrations and accompanying ebooks.
19 HIGH DEFINITION VIDEOSEvery step, every technique, every mark in brilliant clarity.
LEARNING SIMPLIFIED WITH EBOOKSNot all of us prefer to learn from watching videos. Some of us prefer to learn from books as well as videos, so ebooks are included as well. This course has been developed to accelerate learning by teaching to many different learning styles. Each course module includes an illustrated ebook that corresponds with the video. Every step and concept is clearly illustrated and described in each ebook.
The 18 ebooks combine for a total of 90 pages.
COURSE MODULESHere's what you can expect to learn in this course...
MODULE 2 – Graphite grades and sharpening. A look at the different grades of graphite which are organized according to softness and several different approaches for sharpening your pencil.
MODULE 3 – Erasers. A look at different erasers for removing graphite and how they affect the drawing surface, mark making, and subsequent marks made with graphite.
MODULE 4 – Mark making and blending. A look at different grips for mark making and a variety of graphite application techniques.
MODULE 5 – Light and shadow part 1. A look at light and shadow, the importance of value, and the role of contrast in a drawing.
MODULE 6 – Light and shadow part 2. A look at light and shadow, the importance of value, and the role of contrast in a drawing.
MODULE 7 – Sketching. A look at sketching with graphite. Sketching as a study, for form, and as a preliminary drawing.
MODULE 8 – Texture study 1. How to create the illusion of texture in a graphite drawing and the factors that most contribute to success. The first of three subjects is explored in this module.
MODULE 9 – Texture study 2. How to create the illusion of texture in a graphite drawing and the factors that most contribute to success. The second of three subjects is explored in this module.
MODULE 10 – Texture study 3 part 1. How to create the illusion of texture in a graphite drawing and the factors that most contribute to success. A highly reflective surface that features a variety of textures is explored. The third of three subjects is explored in this module.
MODULE 11 – Texture study 3 part 2. How to create the illusion of texture in a graphite drawing and the factors that most contribute to success. A highly reflective surface that features a variety of textures is explored. The third of three subjects is explored in this module.
MODULE 13 – Landscape drawing part 2. A look at landscape drawing with graphite. How to create the illusion of space in a drawing using six different methods. Trees, rocks, and water are all included in this demonstration.
MODULE 14 – Portrait drawing part 1. A look at portrait drawing with graphite. Learn how to lay out a grid to ensure accuracy and apply a range of value to develop the form of the subject.
MODULE 15 – Portrait drawing part 2. A look at portrait drawing with graphite. Learn how to lay out a grid to ensure accuracy and apply a range of value to develop the form of the subject.
MODULE 16 – Powdered graphite. Learn how to make and use powdered graphite in a drawing. Powdered graphite is used to create an underpainting and to soften the appearance of the drawing.
MODULE 17 – Water soluble graphite. Learn how to apply and activate water soluble graphite to create quick, loose sketches and value studies.
MODULE 18 – Colored graphite. Learn how to apply and activate colored graphite to produce light and airy sketches.
MODULE 19 – Matting and framing / Conclusion. Learn how to mat and frame your graphite drawings using simple tools, a manufactured frame, and mat board.
HOW OUR COURSES ARE DIFFERENT"Pencil Drawing - The Guide to Graphite" is not an ordinary drawing course that simply illustrates one technique or medium through one or two demonstrations. Instead it is truly comprehensive, covering many techniques and subjects through many completed drawings. Combined with the ebooks, there's simply not another learning experience like it.
Every demo above is included plus more not pictured.
"Pencil Drawing - The Guide to Graphite" is included with membership, but if you are interested in the stand alone version of this course, it can be purchased here.