Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video Pre-instruction drawing of a cup, part of Foundations of Drawing.
- View Offline
…So, before I start any teaching, and this is going to be the hardest…thing I'm going to ask you to do, is a pre-instruction drawing of a cup.…This is just like if you go to the gym for the first…time, you get a fitness test just to see what level you're at now.…And it can be so important so you can…really see what progress you've made throughout the course.…It will only take 15 minutes.…If you don't do it now you'll kick yourself at end of the course because you…won't be able to see what a massive jump you have made from the very beginning.…Any tea cup will do and if you haven't got a tea cup, a mug.…
Place it in front of you on a piece of typing paper and just start to draw it.…If you draw for five minutes and you hear…yourself saying, this is rubbish, this isn't going very well.…Then you've just got to push yourself to work through it.…It's only 15 minutes.…So just go at your own pace because any improvement…we see on this course, it's just based on you.…So once you finish the drawing, just write the date on it and how long it took.…
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.
- Materials you need to draw
- Drawing theory
- Framing your composition
- Using the picture plane
- Creating contrast
- Using negative space to create more powerful compositions
- Creating form from shadows and light