The reason I’ve developed this new drawing course is to help frustrated artists find a way to express themselves by drawing with confidence.
You can go on a creative journey to discover that you can pick up a pencil, wherever, whenever and actually learn the secrets behind drawing.
Before and After
This is an example of one of my students ‘Before’ and ‘After’ on my 6 week drawing course – this is the same mug drawn 6 weeks apart!
It’s such a fantastic improvement on understanding light and shadow, if you notice in the ‘before’ the shadow is on the wrong side of the mug, but look at the ‘after’ and see how even the shadow of the handle has been keenly observed and the cast shadow is so dramatic it really feels like you could pick the cup up off the table – a real transformation!
Before and After
Another example of one of my students ‘Before’ and ‘After’ – the same teacup was used for both exercises, but look at how flat the ‘before’ appears to be, compared to how much form has been expressed in the ‘after’ with a new confidence of mark making in the shadows.
Look at the difference in the observation of the handle, this student is now seeing with artists eyes.
Before and After
This is one of my students David Smith ‘Before’ and ‘After’ – the same mug was used, but look at how the ‘before’ drawing has an unrealistic perspective, with the ellipse on the top of the mug being too circular for the height we are viewing it from. Now look at the ‘after’, he’s really captured drama in the piece, with a more confident line and his perspective is spot on!
David made amazing progress on the course, learning how powerful negative space can be in creating dramatic compositions.
In my opinion drawing success comes down to 3 specific things, shape, simplicity and structure.
I want to focus on a very specific, yet simple set of principles that will give you instant results and give you the confidence to say ‘I know how to draw that’, even if your practical skills haven’t yet caught up with your new drawing knowledge.
I hope to show you there is even pleasure derived when dealing with the pitfalls, the near misses and triumphing over perspective.
I can’t tell you how many drawings I’ve done that I thought were perfect at the time but on reflection, my vision was somewhat distorted but how happily absorbed I’ve been in their creation and how thrilling it is to see something clearly for the first time and say, ‘I’ve never seen that before!‘
‘I have really enjoyed the drawing school and it has made me draw more than I normally would. That is what I like about it – just the reason to get on with it.’
Q: What materials do I need?
A: Please click on the PDF for a full materials list
Q: What kind of time commitment will this require?
A: 30 minutes watching the videos lessons.
25 – 60min to complete the ‘drawing assignments’ each lesson depending on the drawing project we are working on.
30 minute tea breaks! ‘being an artist’ very important!
Q: How will I receive the course?
A: After buying ‘Home Study Instant Access’ you’ll receive your login details for the drawing school where you can view all the lessons, download them if you prefer or watch them online as many times as you like.
Each lesson is split into 2-3 short videos (10-20 minutes) where I will demonstrate and explain the techniques and theory behind learning to draw. This could be through a video demonstration, analysis of other artists drawings or going through basic materials needed for the best results.
Q: Can I download the videos on to my home computer?
A: Yes. You can download them onto your home computer if your internet connection is slow. Also you can watch them online, whenever, wherever and as many times as you want to, even on your ipad, as long as you have an internet connection.
Q: What if I can’t draw a straight line?
A: We’ll use a ruler! and who wants to draw a straight line anyway.
I’ve taught drawing for over 10 years and all my students have had amazing journeys, from going on to study Fine Art Degrees to selling their work.
But what all of them gained was a new outlook on the world.
A transformation from wanting to draw, and feeling like it was unattainable goal to seeing like an artist and a holiday album full of sketches rather than photos.