This is a class is appropriate for beginners and anyone interested in drawing and colouring. Colouring has become more and more popular among adults, which is amazing! What a lot of people don't realize is that even when they are colouring in a colouring book there is still room to really stretch those creative muscles. In this course I talk about choosing the right materials for your needs, I give you some exercises so you can use to practice and ultimately use in your final artwork. I also provide some free printable colouring pages in the resources section of the class.
This course will help to develop a strong foundation of drawing skills and techniques through contemporary and popular culture approaches. Students will be introduced to the basics of line, shading, form rendering, perspective, and composition. Working from both imagination and life, students will be encouraged to explore their creativity and personal styles. Experimentation with a variety of media will be introduced, including ink, pencil, charcoal, gouache, watercolour, and different drawing surfaces.
With a focus on drawing from observation, learn the fundamental skills necessary to achieve a strong drawing foundation and develop a personal style and visual language. Drawing from still life, live model, nature, and imagination, using a wide range of drawing media, from pen and ink to Conté and pencil, students will learn the key elements of drawing: line, shape, shadow and light, composition, and perspective.
Develop an illustration project, from initial concept to final work, bringing to life a short text, poem, song lyric, or even a single word. Course includes layout and design, pencil drawing, and inking techniques. A primer in colour theory will help you feel more confident in your colour choices. Prerequisite: one session of drawing.