Improving Your Drawing Technique

Improving Your Drawing Technique

$40.00
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# 2.00 hours

3 - 30 participants

2.00 hours online

3 - 30 participants

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I have been a professional artist since 1991, and have worked in various industries (comic books, illustration, film, animation, video games) and used various mediums (traditional drawing/painting to digital 2D and 3D). I have done freelance work as well as spent time in various studios as art director and concept artist for animation and video games. Besides doing art, I'm also a musician and have written songs for pop-stars and composed music for film and games. I'm very passionate about writing and storytelling too and have written graphic novels, screenplays, novels, and articles for magazines. I'm also a photographer and shoot portraits, real estate, food, products, and fashion. When not pursuing creative endeavors, I teach all the things I do professionally (art, photography, music, writing, game development). Website: https://www.ethereality.info Artstation: https://www.artstation.com/robertchang Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lunatiquerob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LunatiqueRob Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobLunatiqueChang/

Are you unhappy with your drawings because the lines look stiff and clumsy, the hatching used in shading looks messy, the line weight lacks expressive dynamics, and the overall drawing feels incohesive and clunky? If so, then this class is for you!

In this class, you'll learn the following drawing techniques and strategies:

  • Avoiding common bad habits and building good ones
  • How to make difficult drawing easier with effective strategies
  • Sketching vs Drawing
  • How to determine what kind of line weight to use in any given situation
  • Using line weight alone to convey lighting direction, distance, size, and weight
  • Different strategies for shading when drawing
  • How to use hatching effectively
  • The critical importance of tapering
  • Utilizing creative effects
  • Drawing according to intended display size

Once you absorb these lessons, you will have more confidence in your drawing technique and the execution of your artworks will increased noticeably in quality.

Prerequisites: Any skill and experience level welcome, whether you can only draw stick figures, or can aready draw and paint at a decent level.

Materials Required: Digital or analog tools, as long as you can draw and paint with them. The concepts taught in the class can be applied to both analog and digital, but when doing the demonstrations, I will be using digital tools (usually Photoshop or Procreate), as I prefer digital's convenience, flexibility, and power.

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I have been a professional artist since 1991, and have worked in various industries (comic books, illustration, film, animation, video games) and used various mediums (traditional drawing/painting to digital 2D and 3D). I have done freelance work as well as spent time in various studios as art director and concept artist for animation and video games. Besides doing art, I'm also a musician and have written songs for pop-stars and composed music for film and games. I'm very passionate about writing and storytelling too and have written graphic novels, screenplays, novels, and articles for magazines. I'm also a photographer and shoot portraits, real estate, food, products, and fashion. When not pursuing creative endeavors, I teach all the things I do professionally (art, photography, music, writing, game development). Website: https://www.ethereality.info Artstation: https://www.artstation.com/robertchang Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lunatiquerob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LunatiqueRob Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobLunatiqueChang/