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Online Art Tutorials & Courses

    starting with the core art fundamentals!

    Let's Shake off Any Rust and learn, or re learn together.

    These art courses will stretch across the next 4-5 months delivered through the brand new YouTube Channel.

    They’ll cover some core fundamental art learning principles required for you to improve and build a core set of foundaton skills as a budding amatuer or professional artist.

    It's FREE... Jump on Board!

    1. Signup and create Guest or Members account.
    2. Post your works in progress after watching each video that is released.

    To post your artwork and comments simply log in and then Create a Post in the appropriate Category in relation to the video. You should specify in the title anything you're struggling with, and make any additional comments in the post.

    I’ll be offering crique on artworks  based on the tasks, giving pointers where I can and paint overs to some of you which might be featured in one of the videos for others to learn from.


    FIRST COURSE: Drawing Fundamentals (Starts Friday March 2nd)

    Read more information about Art Fundamental crash course learning.

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  • Drawing Fundamentals

      IT'S FREE! JUMP ON BOARD...

      1. Signup and create Guest or Members account.
      2. Subscribe to the YouTube Channel & Register interest in the forum!
      3. Post your completed Art Task after watching the Latest Video.

      First Log in and then Create a Post of your artwork in the appropriate Category

      CREATE ACCOUNT REGISTER INTEREST

      STARTS FRIDAY, MARCH 2nd 2018

      These Tutorials Cover The Essential Drawing Fundamentals Required For Any Competent Artist.

      Below is a list of each Tutorial that you'll be working along side me with.


      Video 1: Drawing Tutorial: Beginners Guide to Line & Shape
      Video 2:  Drawing Tutorial: 1, 2 & 3 Point Perspective
      Video 3: Drawing Tutorial: Elipses, Light & Shadow
      Video 4: Drawing Tutorial: Faces, Expressions & Emotion
      Video 5: Drawing Tutorial: Gesture & Figure Drawing
      Video 6: Drawing Tutorial: Line Art Stylisation & Shading
      Video 7: Drawing Tutorial: Shape Language & Silhouette
      Video 8: Drawing Tutorial: Composition, Layout & Focus Points
      Video 9: Drawing Tutorial: Art Prompts & Ideas of what to draw

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    • Register Interest & Questions

        Welcome to forum for these online Art crash courses, there's a lot to get through but I can gaurentee you'll be a better artist by the end of it.

        Please register your interest and say hello here! I'll answer any question you have about the courses and YouTube Channel.

        REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

        List of Participents: Mark Button, Roseanne, Angel, Savannah, Dim, Gabbie, Laura, Nataly Ku, Dion Duckworth, Cheri, Reyna Rodriguez, Olivia, Valentina, Joshua Doherty, Dania Gonzalez,  Monisah

        UPDATE: VIDEO IN PROGRESS. SORRY FOR DELAYS! :)

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    • 01 Line and Shape

         

        Beginners Guide to Shape & Line 

        Welcome to the first week of the Drawing Fundamentals Crash Course!

        This first drawing tutorial is designed to get you thinking about how to approach drawing in a way that makes it less daunting, using some simple approaches that will (hopefully) serve you throughout your artistic journey.

        Before reading in, make sure you watch the Drawing Tutorial video via the YouTube Channel, and when you're ready, start the tasks.

        WATCH DRAWING TUTORIAL


        List of Tasks:

        1. PRACTICE: You can warm up first using the Drawing Warm up Generator if you like
        2. TASKS: Complete atleast 1 task from each Task type
        3. SUBMIT: You can get feedback from myself, or give feedback to others yourself if you like!
          • Submit your Art work here.
          • Select the category '01 Line and Shape'.
          • When submitting, it would help if you put any task related question or problem in the title.
          • Artwork Images must not exceed 1mb each.
            • File Types are gif,jpg,png,jpeg


        Shape Seeker Tasks

        Trace Shapes
        Find an image of the Subject specified in the brief... look for the basic shapes that it is made up of and trace over them.

        Copy Shapes
        Find an image of the Subject specified in the brief... Copy the basic shapes that make up the image.

        Imagine then Copy
        Try to imagine the Subject specified and draw it by using basic geometric shapes... Then find an image of the Subject specified and redraw it based on the Shapes you see in it. Compare it with how you imagined.

        Copy then Imagine
        Find an image of the Subject specified and draw it based on the Shapes you see in it, when you feel it's complete... start fresh and redraw it from scratch using the same shapes without looking at image for reference.

        Copy Shapes & Finalize
        Find an image of the Subject specified in the brief... Copy the basic shapes that make up the image and then go onto build in more intricate shapes and details to finalise the drawing.

        GENERATE SHAPE SEEKER TASK

         

        Block In Tasks

        Trace Shadows
        Find an image of the Subject specified in the brief (a black and white image would be ideal). Trace around the shadows and simply them into shapes using lines to determine the overall form of the subject.

        Block Shadows
        Find an image of the Subject specified in the brief... Copy the basic shapes that emerge from the shadows. Simplifying them into basic shapes and angles to build up an image.

        Block Shadows & Refine
        Find an image of the Subject specified in the brief... Simplify the shadow areas into basic shapes by using efficient angular lines. Once you've found the basic shapes of the shadows, block in more intricate shapes to give more information about the subject.

        GENERATE BLOCK IN TASK


        Task Deadline

        There's isn't one, really... well, until the end of the course... so end of March will be the window by which I stop giving any feedback. But it's best that you complete the tasks sequentially and stay up to date!

        Because I was delayed getting the first video out, the timetable plan has changed a little, please see here for details!

        [Basically, a new video will be out every Wednesday and Saturday!]

        Examples Of Tasks

        You can review some examples of the tasks by clicking here.

        When submitting, showing your step by step process is important so I can see your thinking and general approach!

        SUBMIT ARTWORK

        Oh, and if you would be so kind to give the Art Video a Thumbs up on YouTube, please! ;)

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    • 02 Drawing in Perspective

        Drawing in 1, 2 & 3 Point Perspective

        Welcome to the first week of the Drawing Fundamentals Crash Course!

        Ok so we're moving on to drawing in perspective so that we're able us to draw 3D objects more accurately!

        Make sure you watch the Drawing Tutorial video via the YouTube Channel, and when you're ready, start the tasks.

        WATCH DRAWING TUTORIAL


        List of Tasks:

        1. TASKS: Complete atleast 1 task from each Task type
          • 1 Point Perspective
          • 2 Point Perspective
          • 3 Point Perspective
          • Forshortened shape
        2. SUBMIT: You can get feedback from myself, or give feedback to others yourself if you like!
          • Submit your Art work here.
          • Select the category '01 Line and Shape'.
          • When submitting, it would help if you put any task related question or problem in the title.
          • Artwork Images must not exceed 1mb each.
            • File Types are gif,jpg,png,jpeg


        Drawing in Perspective

        Please generate your tasks at the Perspective Generator. You can download all of the materials here.

        This will include the .PSD file and a .JPG image of the grid used in the video. Enjoy practicing and please submit your work, I look forward to seeing all of your shapes!

        GENERATE PERSPECTIVE TASK

         

         

        SUBMIT ARTWORK

        Oh, and if you would be so kind to give the Art Video a Thumbs up on YouTube, please! ;)

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