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Absolute Beginners Drawing Course

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.

Previous students transformations:

 

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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!

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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.

The 3 things that are holding you back from learning to draw.

 1. I can’t draw and I don’t think anyone can teach me.

  • It is a myth that artists are born being able to draw, it is a skill that can be learnt.
  • Filmed in real time with simple lessons. Revisit each lesson as many times as you need until you ‘get it’.
  • Erasers are not the enemy, in fact they can be key in shaping your work.

 2. I don’t know what to draw!

  • Downloadable high resolution images to work from.
  • Compositions and perspective made easy to give you the best results possible.
  • Stops procrastination by giving you 6 bite-size video tutorials that produce successful results alongside home-study worksheets.

 3. Learning to draw would take years

  • Clear time indication on each lesson so you can be productive in your creativity.
  • The breakthrough when to ‘get drawing’ happens in an instant.
  • No planning needed, everything has been worked out to produce the best results in the shortest amount of time.

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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.

What will I learn on this course ?

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.

  • Shape - by focusing on the shapes of the objects (and more importantly the shapes between the objects) you will be able to view a subject with a whole new outlook and focus.
  •  Simplicity - I’m keen on you getting results. So I want to concentrate on simple subjects and drawing techniques that will teach you the fundamentals of drawing yet still be very powerful when used together.
  •  Structure - by delivering each consecutive lesson weekly, you will have a step-by-step structure that is easy to follow, without being overwhelming. Each week will be split into 2-3 smaller videos alongside worksheets and drawing assignments.Will-Kemp-artist-logoswillkemp drawing

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!

What my students say about the drawing course:

‘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’

 Home Study – Instant Access £45 / $69

  • Instant Access to all Lessons – From the first time you login you will be able to access the complete drawing course, from Lesson 1 to Lesson 6.
  • Over 4 hours+ of HD Video – I’ve recorded step-by-step tutorials. They are compatible on any computer or tablet, including ipads.This is so anyone can access it world wide with no shipping costs and bonus content can be added in the future and you’ll have instant access to it. You will not receive DVDs.
  • Download tutorials to your computer to work offline.
  • Private Drawing School Membership Site – Each lesson will be hosted on a private drawing school membership site that you will have access to. It will be in the form of video demonstrations, worksheets that are downloadable PDF’s alongside Hi-res images so you can print them out to work from offline.
  •  Drawing worksheets – Ready to use drawing worksheets for easy downloads that are designed to work alongside the videos.
  • Unlimited access – if you need to ‘pause’ the course for any reason, vacation, wedding, whatever – you can pick right back up where you left off. These materials are yours for life, use them when you need refreshing.

Home study - instant access

 

 

FAQ’s

Q: What materials do I need?
A:
Please click on the PDF for a full materials list

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.