Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started
Viewers: in countries Watching now:
Anyone can learn how to draw. Success comes down to three things:
Shape: By focusing on the shapes of the objects (and more importantly the shapes between the objects) you can view subjects with a whole new outlook and focus.
Simplicity: You'll get better results by concentrating on simple subjects and drawing techniques that will still prove powerful when used together.
Structure: A structured approach makes drawing easier to master.
Each chapter in this course is built on these three principles, combining drawing theory and practical examples with worksheets and drawing assignments. Will Kemp brings his passion for teaching and infectious love of drawing together in these lessons. You'll learn about line, value, tone, negative space, and perspective, and come away with the confidence to start making drawing a daily practice.
This course was created and produced by Will Kemp. We're honored to host this training in our library.
So I really hope you've enjoyed all the lessons on this course, and it's really opened your eye to the world around you. Now's a great time to have another go with the cup drawing we did at the very start. So again, just get a cup, the exact same one that you used at the start of the lessons and draw it again. Bearing in mind all the techniques you've learned. So looking at putting a total ground down, so you can work the drawing on top of that, using the eraser to bring out all the lights, and thinking of the cone and light logic, so you can create your umber in your piece.
Look for the negative spaces in the handles, and the idea of the frame, to really get a balanced composition. And then you can open up your first drawing that you've have hidden away in that drawer, and compare the two, and see how much you have improved, and how much your view of the world is got so much better because of learning how to draw. So make sure you keep practising with your pencils, to keep your eye tuned in, whether a coffee break at work or when you on holiday. Instead of reaching for that camera. Reach for a pencil and your sketch pad, and sit down and draw a scene.
I really hope you've enjoyed these lessons, and I look forward to seeing you on the next course.
There are currently no FAQs about Foundations of Drawing.
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.