The Secrets to Drawing – Basic Figure Drawing

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Basic figure drawing

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"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! The course includes 28 modules and 26 ebooks.


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Description: A basic introduction to figure drawing including a simple four step method for drawing a figure.

Suggested Materials: Graphite, white drawing paper, photo reference

Next Video: Foreshortening


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The Secrets to Drawing – Basic Figure Drawing — 14 Comments

  1. I am a senior citizen, worked for about 45 years as a nurse and am retired. I decided to go back to school. I have always wanted to take art classes. I am currently enrolled in a beginners drawing class at one of the local colleges. I also decided to become a member of your training programs. They are helping immensely. Thank you. I am thankful that I found your teaching site on the web. We are currently learning sketching the human body. Your instructions make things I hear in class so much clearer.

    • If you find the pace too slow, just speed it up. YOu can speed up AND slow down playback (I love the slow down because I can see more clearly the subtle movements that are made to achieve the correct line).

  2. I would like to add that the length of video is very helpful for me. I needed to get the message that drawing. Takes. Time. And that it is important to be patient. Some learners need to see the actual process in real time. If a shorten video is desirable, maybe offer it as an option for artist who just need a quick review.

    • I agree that by showing as much of what he is actually doing it is easier to learn how he completes the shading and how he applies the graphite, if it was sped up to much a lot of this would be lost. it also helps teach patience that you wil need when drawing.

  3. I agree with Elana. I would love to see longer video time. The more I watch, the better it is for me to learn what I’m trying to draw. You make everything so clear. Thanks.

  4. WOW! I am blown away. I did lesson 21-26 today. I could not stop. The videos were awesome! I am a beginner & was able to keep up & accomplish beautiful drawings. It is great to be able to pause the video if I need to catch up. I appreciate the over view of different medias but was becoming frustrated because I could not execute the piece. I needed the photo reference & more step by step instructions. These drawing lessons are just what I was hoping for when I bought the course. I am going to try a membership. You are an incredible artist & a fantastic teacher. Thank you! I am one of those people who truly thought I could not draw, but I can.

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