Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video The final project, part of Foundations of Drawing.
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…The first thing I'm doing now is with a harder pencil, either an HB or a 3B,…just putting in a hatch, just to build up…the tone on the leafy areas of the drawing.…Notice how I'm lifting my pencil between every mark just so…I get this small area with the tonal ground in between it.…I might go darker as the drawing progresses, but it can be a…good way just to establish a tone within your drawing to start with.…Now I can start to judge areas around it.…
This part down here, at the bottom of the actual jug lid.…And it just gives you an idea of which areas are going to go really,…really dark and which areas can start to be more of a mid-tone in your drawing.…I can now refine some of the edges and that area, there can go a…little bit darker, and then I start to…just flick my eye throughout the entire scene.…Start to refine the some of these shapes that are here in the…votive, and I'm using quite a sketchy mark here, keeping it a bit looser.…
Notice how my fingers are quite a way back from the tip of the pencil.…
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