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Here's what you can expect to learn in this course...
MODULE 1 â€“ â€œIntroductionâ€- An introduction to â€œThe Secrets to Drawingâ€ video series.
MODULE 2 â€“ â€œLineâ€ â€“ A look at the element of art, line and its relationship to drawing. Concepts covered include contour, blind contour, line quality, and cross contour lines.
MODULE 3 â€“ â€œShapeâ€ â€“ A look at how shapes can be used to draw anything. Concepts covered include geometric and organic shapes, using shapes to draw objects.
MODULE 4 â€“ â€œFormâ€ â€“ A look at how to create the illusion of form on a 2-Dimensional surface. Concepts covered include turning shapes into forms, using shadow to further the illusion.
MODULE 5 â€“ â€œValueâ€ â€“ This video takes a look at the element of art, value and its relationship with drawing. Concepts explored include tints, shades, highlights and shadows, and creating the illusion of a light source.
MODULE 6 â€“ â€œSpaceâ€ â€“ This video takes a look at how to create the illusion of space on a 2-Dimensional surface. Concepts covered include overlapping, size, value/color, detail, placement on the paper, and linear perspective.
MODULE 7 â€“ â€œOne Point Perspectiveâ€ â€“ Space is explored further in this video through one point perspective. Concepts covered include horizon line, vanishing point, one point perspective.
MODULE 8 â€“ â€œTwo Point Perspectiveâ€ â€“ A look at how to use two point perspective to create the illusion of space in a drawing. Concepts covered include horizon line, vanishing points, two point perspective.
MODULE 9 â€“ â€œThree Point Perspectiveâ€ â€“ A look at creating the illusion of space through three point perspective. Concepts covered include vanishing points, horizon line, steps to three point perspective.
MODULE 10 â€“ â€œDrawing Techniquesâ€ â€“ A look at basic drawing techniques and suggested media. Concepts covered include medium, hatching, cross hatching, blending, rendering, random lines, and stippling.
MODULE 11 â€“ â€œDrawing from Lifeâ€ â€“ Tips on drawing from life. Concepts covered include still life lighting, using a view finder, and sighting techniques.
MODULE 12 â€“ â€œDrawing from Photosâ€ â€“ How to draw realistic drawings from photographs. Concepts covered include cropping photos, editing photos, creating a grid, drawing with the aid of the the grid.
MODULE 13 â€“ â€œCompositionâ€ â€“ How to create successful compositions in drawings. Concepts covered include sketching thumbnails, positive and negative space, Platoâ€™s Rule, The Rule of Thirds, The Golden Mean, eye movement, and how to create focal points.
MODULE 14 â€“ â€œGraphiteâ€ â€“ A description and characteristics of the drawing medium, graphite. Concepts explored include graphite grades, characteristics, forms, and techniques.
MODULE 15 â€“ â€œCharcoalâ€ â€“ A look at the drawing medium, charcoal. Concepts covered include charcoal forms and applications.
MODULE 16 â€“ â€œDrawing with Inkâ€ â€“ An exploration of the drawing medium of ink. Concepts covered include ink wash, choosing the right ink, pen and ink applications with a nib pen.
MODULE 17 â€“ â€œColorâ€ â€“ A look at the three parts of color theory and how it influences color choices in our drawings. Concepts covered include: the color wheel, primary, secondary, tertiary, color values, color intensity, psychological effects of color, color schemes, monochromatic, complementary, color triads, color tetrads, analogous, warm, cool, split complementary.
MODULE 18 â€“ â€œColored Pencilsâ€ â€“ How to use colored pencils. Concepts covered include layering, mixing, building up colors, burnishing, and adding details.
MODULE 19 â€“ â€œOil Pastelsâ€ â€“ An exploration into the drawing medium of oil pastels. Concepts covered include layering, mixing, and landscape drawing with oil pastels.
MODULE 20 â€“ â€œSoft Pastelsâ€ â€“ An in-depth look at the use of soft pastels in the creation of a seascape. Concepts covered include proper use of soft pastels including sm