Ever wanted to learn how to draw?
Have you daydreamed of just picking up a pencil and sketching? But inside there is a lingering doubt.
A distant memory of a school teacher who told you once you were bad at art.
An inner critic that holds you back…. Even before you begin.
But what if you could learn to draw?
Wouldn’t you give it a try?
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.
I believe anyone can learn how to draw accurately and realistically – without years of grueling study.
I’ve developed this easy to follow, 7 Part online downloadable video course, to help frustrated artists really understand how drawing works.
You will go on a creative journey to learn how to ‘see like an artist’.
You will learn how to confidently pick up a pencil and draw any scene in front of you.
Imagine gaining a new perspective on the world, ‘seeing’ drawings and compositions around all you!
With years of teaching experience I want to give you a clear explanation and logical progression so anyone can learn the concepts and techniques of drawing.
With over 3 hours of video tuition, I want you to have that ‘a-ha’ moment and really ‘get drawing’.
I know what you’re thinking… Sure.. you’ve taught some people to draw but they were already o.k and I’m really bad…I mean so bad I draw stickmen and even they’re wrong!
Well, I can tell you if you can sign your name, drive a car or catch a ball, then you can learn to draw.
It is not the ‘holding the pencil’ or ‘choosing the right paper’ it’s a question of learning to see … really see.
Before and After
This is an example of one of my students ‘Before’ and ‘After’ – 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.
‘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. I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed this course. You’re a terrific teacher. Thanks again
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!‘
When you purchase the course, you will receive an email with all the downloadable video links to the course.
You then have to download and save the Video Lessons onto your home computer. Once you have saved the files, you can watch them as many times as you like, whenever you like – forever!
The video files are quite large (2 GB in total) so you need a broadband internet connection and enough space on your computer hard drive.
Please note: You will not receive a DVD.
Having studied film and cinematography, I’ve tried to create a video course that will give you the best results, as if I’m in the studio with you.
For this NEW VERSION OF THE DRAWING COURSE, I’ve updated a few technical things to give you the highest quality possible.
This course focuses on the drawing and was filmed in 1080pHD with fantastic quality audio.
I filmed it, edited it, and coloured it myself (with a little help from Vanessa!) rather than working with a production company.
Artists have different needs than editors so I wanted to cut the course like an artist, showing you exactly what I wanted to see when I was learning.
What materials do I need?
Please click on the PDF for a full materials list
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.
Let’s get drawing!