Lesson 2

Drawing is not a talent but is a skill – with good instruction and a willingness to practice, anyone can learn to draw” Brett Eviston

 Yes anyone can learn to draw! This course will help you to develop your skills in understanding how we see and then how to draw it. We will be focusing on Shapes, shading, perspective, reflection and lighting. We will learn how to set up a drawing station that is comfortable and review the tools we will use. We will apply what you have learned to create accurate drawings of landscapes, buildings and things. Also how to develop a portrait using scales to create proportional drawing, shading and texture. The expression “Practice makes perfect” does progressively improve your drawings. How can we do this?  One step at a time!

This was an interesting concept. When I was a small child, it was my mother that introduced me to drawing. She would sit at the table and doodle, a Bonhomme, in English “a man”. I would ask her to do it over and over again. Eventually, she recommended that I try, so I did. Of course, you need to do it over and over again to develop a basic skill.

Different people have different ways to go about this. There are particular skills that we may need to acquire over time. There are technical aspects of drawing. Such as measuring, perspective, shading, drawing, colouring and design. Drawing is an art form and a science.

You can develop your skills in Drawing. How? Practice! Practice! Practice.

As you have seen in the past I have bounced around and focused on different ways to help you know what and how to draw. For instance, look at your surroundings. Then what do you see? We see clouds! Take a good look at the geometric ratio of the clouds. In what way are they viewed from our human viewpoint? Well, the smaller the clouds, the farther the distance is. The larger the clouds, the closer we see them.

Yes, Skills are perfected with time. Each time you try something over a long period of time, you master that skill. Everyday people from all over the world master skills in all sorts of area’s. This involves creative ways to produce something amazing!

So…what will I introduce next?

Wait and see!