Tuesday, February 6

Drawing - Begin from the beginning

Vishal - Take 3

More learning to draw links. This time from one of my favourite sites WetCanvas. They now have a separate sub-forum, The Classroom, devoted to teaching people to draw step-by-step with lots of attention and instruction thrown in. There are now two levels, the Basic 101's for beginners and the 102's for those who have graduated. Have a look and join in, you wont regret it. Happy Drawing!

The Classroom
Basic 101
Pre-Class assignments and Faq's
Class1 Basic Structure of Objects—Straight Lines
Class 2 Eye Level: Foundation of Perspective
Class 3 Drawing Cubic Objects
Class 4 Drawing Cylindrical Objects
Class 5 Drawing Spherical Objects
Class 6 Drawing Conical Objects
Class 7 EXAM: Putting it all together
Class 8 Light and Shade
Class 9 Book Report and Project Assignment 2 week class
Class 10 Still Life
Class 11 That Ol’ Black Charcoal
Class 12 Swabs: Not Just for Ears Anymore!
Class 13 Outdoor Still Life
Class 14 The Human Figure—GO FIGURE! warning, NUDITY!
Class 15 Fantasy and Imagination
Class 16 Material Folds - clothing, drapery etc.
Class 17 Hands and Feet
Class 18 Drawing Heads Portraits
Class 19 Drawing Children
Class 20 Caricature dedicated to the Late Walt Kelly
Class 21 Sketching
Class 22 Drawing Animals
Class 23 The Glass Class
Class 24 Drawing Water
Class 25 Drawing Fur
Class 26 Deja Vu getting to know you/art ideas
Class 27 Drawing Metal
Class 28 Combining glass, metal and water in a convincing composition
Class 29 Intro to Pen & Ink drawing
Class 30 Pen & Ink Stipple technique
Class 31 Compositional Chaos
Class 32 Colored Pencil
Class 33 Male Portrait Drawing
Class 34 Advanced Realistic Portraiture II female portrait drawing.

Start of the 102 Classes:
Class 1 Intermediate Perspective
Class 2 Creativity
Class 3 Sketching for Real
Class 4Wildlife in Charcoal
Class 5 Composition in One Easy Lesson
Class 6 Portraits in three-part harmony
Class 7 Negative Drawing with Mike Sibley
Class 8 Drawing on the Dark Side
Class 9 Clouds and Skies
Class 10
Class 11

( i'm still learning :D this is a pen & ink that i made yesterday. i too need to start these lessons soon. Vishal : Pen & Ink on a 8" by 11" drawing paper)

Journaling and More Drawing Basics

Here's a new site that I came across yesterday while googling how to draw water and reflections. It's called Suite 101 and has lessons on a whole bunch of subjects ranging from architecture to modern history to world theater. They also have a section on Painting and Drawing under Visual arts. I have selected the lessons by Joan Martine Murphy whose lessons I've started reading. I found them interesting and I hope you do too.

Drawing Lessons by Joan Martine Murphy
Lesson 1: Getting Started - An Introduction to Journaling.
Lesson 2: Line An Essential Ingredient.
Lesson 3: Creating Depth
Lesson 4: Colour
Lesson 5: Transparency, Reflections, Shadows and the Art Of Illusion.
Lesson 6: Abstract methods:
Lesson 7: Gestalt - Something More Than The Sum of the Parts
Lesson 8: Collage Creation.