Realistic Pencil Drawing: Create realistic drawings with pencil.

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This course features:
Over 5 Hours of Instruction
29 Videos
5 eBooks
30 Day Money Back Guarantee

About this Course

In this course, we explore the foundations and techniques for creating wonderful realistic drawings with pencil. Each module is presented in logically sequenced video series. Each lesson builds on the last, easing you gently into more complex concepts.

What You'll Learn:

  • The basic materials, tools, and surfaces for creating realistic drawings with pencil.
  • Why the element of art, value is so important to your success and how to use it in your drawings.
  • How to create the illusion of a variety of textures with pencil.
  • Blending and shading techniques for pencil drawing.
  • How to use a variety of forms of graphite including traditional pencils, specialty pencils, powdered graphite, and lead holders.
  • How to ensure accuracy in your drawings by using the grid technique.
  • How to ensure accuracy through sighting and measuring.
  • The importance of observation and how to see the abstract shapes that make up a subject.
  • How to use the eraser as a mark-making tool.
  • How to draw challenging subjects such as flowing water, reflections, and transparency.
  • How to apply the concepts learned to any subject that you wish.

Course Curriculum


Not 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.

What Students Say

"Thank you Matt for coming up with this new course. I LOVE it and I was really looking forward to getting all info you are giving on how and when to use the different grades of graphite to render realistic values and textures. You are THE BEST." -Simona

"I want to assure you that your time taken to produce these has been well spent. You have brought the study of art to my home – this is the only way I have been able to move forward. Your attitude of light-hearted seriousness is perfect for me. Your courses are so well thought out. Soooooooo excited to begin this course! Yay!!" -Margaret

"Love these lessons I am having a lot of fun. Matt you are an extraordinary Instructor so glad I found your classes." -Martha

"Oh my gosh, i am SO excited to start this one! I have learned more from your site and tutorials than any other I have participated with, and the membership is worth every penny!" -Trever

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