Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video The use of line, part of Foundations of Drawing.
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…So to start off your drawing journey, we're just going to concentrate on line.…Line can often be overlooked when you're first starting.…But it can be so important to really understand how…shapes all work together to construct a really nice drawing.…So, if we start off with line, then we can build…up, looking at shade and tones, as our drawings and skills progress.…The left-hand side of our brain, which…you've learned hinders us when we are trying…to draw something accurately, comes back to help…us once we have done the line drawing.…Because it's so keen to make logical sense of what we are looking at, it…can something appear 3D to the viewer, and…to yourself, once your line drawing is completed.…
So a really good example for you to see how good the left brain…can be, is if you ever go into an art gallery and from a…distance you see a painting that really looks photorealistic, but then as you get…closer and closer towards it, you start to notice it's just really abstract shapes.…Just dashes and dots on the actual canvas.…
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