Sketching video demonstrations


Each of these videos and the hundred+ to follow are all part of the drawing course, and the tone and colour and painting courses, that we have here at the studio. These videos parallel chapters in the workbooks, and so the reasons why these techniques are important may be lost on you if you haven't read the books. For example, what is this about using a 'mirror', and 'plumb lines', and 'measuring' and 'lines have shapes', what is all this stuff? Well, this 'stuff' is why the Great Masters were great masters, they used these things, as is shown by quotes from them in the workbooks. If you have questions, you can call the studio, buy the workbooks, take classes, go climb a mountain and meditate, whatever ...

Have fun.

These video demonstrations are a 'work in progress', as I try to figure out how to get a real professional working setup. Nonetheless, they are very useful to help you get an 'idea' as to how the great masters drew. As I improve the quality, I will upload the improved videos ... if you are reading this, I haven't done that yet.


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1 Introduction to sketching

This video covers the primary reason why so many people who want to draw, who actually try to draw, have a rough time of it. It demonstrates a very simple solution to that problem, a technique that is very easy and quick to learn that pretty much guarantees that anyone can draw if they have a desire to do so and goes about it with what is shown here.



2. Rough Sketches from Masters

This video takes the technique demonstrated in the previous video and show that what was shown in that video is how the Great Masters actually went about starting their drawings and paintings.



3. Using Simple shapes in your rough sketch

In the previous video, 'Rough Sketches from Masters' a way of getting your work started was shown to you, and in this video you can see how to take that info and apply it so you can very easily get your own work started.



4. Sketch of the 'Fisherman', a more difficult subject

This video show you how to take what have learned to do in a simple video, as in the first video above, and how that exact same technique also applies to a more difficult subject.



5. A more complex subject

This video takes a more complex subject and shows how even something this involved surrenders quite easily to what you have already learned.





No matter how good you are, you will always have to find what it is in your work that is not ... working ... Well, fortunately that is not a problem either. Here are some videos that demonstrate some techniques you can use to find what the problem is so you can correct it.




6. How to stand back and use a mirror

7. How to use plumb lines

8. How to measure

9. How use the 'ribbon' shape




The following videos give you some added techniques that can help you move your basic drawing into a whole new world.



10. How to use 'overlapping' lines

11. Lines have shapes


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