The Art of Drawing: Brent Eviston Teaches in 3 Essential Videos
Artist Brent Evston teaches the art of drawing fundamentals, taking you from basic line weight to mastery of shape and form. Explore the first three lessons!
Explore our most popular drawing courses and find out what makes them Brent Evston What a great drawing teacher! The Art and Science of Drawing, its unique series of video lessons, is the perfect platform for all skill levels to explore essential drawing principles and techniques. Each session is designed to be taken one day at a time, working through simple shapes, making emoji, and building shape and size. Explore the first three courses in the series!
First week: Basic skills and a commitment to practice
In the first week, you’ll learn why practice, not inherent talent, is the key to success in the art of drawing. As Brent Eviston knows, drawing is a process that begins with light lines and multiple attempts to model, and no one gets it right the first time! You will learn to hold the pencil with the upper handle and create light lines next to the pencil. On your first project, you’ll draw lightly for at least 30 minutes, finding your ideal line weight. Additionally, why would you want to prepare for a standing drawing instead of sitting.
Week Two: Making a dynamic tag
The drawing consists of hundreds (if not thousands) of individual lines and marks. Each line in the drawing should serve at least two purposes. The first is to communicate what the literal form is. The second purpose is to express an idea or emotion through your written work. In the second week of “The Art and Science of Painting”, instructor Brent Evston helps you explore the psychology of calligraphy, lines that convey emotion, bring form to life, concrete lines and atmosphere. Daily homework guides you to experiment with differences and to experience freedom and confidence.
Week 3: shape and space
Flat piece of paper. To communicate dimensions, we need to understand how the eye and mind perceive volume and how we can reasonably draw the objects that occupy space. Brent Eviston teaches you this basic skill of volumetric painting in Week 3 of “The Art and Science of Painting”. You will practice with balls, cylinders and cubes and learn to observe objects to obtain important information. Then put it all together with a simple still life drawing using these shapes. Daily workouts will build your skills and improve your ability to spot and smash anything!
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