Basic Drawing

Come learn how to observe and draw objects from life, in a realistic style. In this workshop your instructor will provide exercises which will offer you a step-by-step approach to learn observational drawing. Working in pencil and charcoal, you will learn skills to help you create a successful basic drawing.

What you will learn:

  • To make accurate contour line drawings of objects

  • To identify forms and shapes

  • To understand the importance of object relationships

  • A special technique to establish scale and other relationships between objects

Required supplies:

  • Drawing paper pad 14 x 17 inches

  • Newsprint pad 18 x 24 inches

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Mars plastic eraser

  • Pencil sharpener

  • Graphite pencils, 1 each 2B, 4B and 6B

  • Charcoal pencils, 1 each medium and soft

  • Compressed charcoal, soft (2 to 4 sticks)

  • Vine charcoal, soft (small pack of sticks)

  • Ruler