How Can I Make it Look Real? (3rd thru 5th)
Week 1 (6/20 - 6/23) No Camp Monday due to Juneteenth Holiday This Camp is Now Sold Out. Thank you!
It’s a satisfying feeling when one can mimic life in their drawing when that is the artist’s goal. In this course, we will work from observation and imagined in order to establish a better understanding of drawing to make something appear realistic. Here are some of the topics we will go over.
How to draw cats / dogs: Like humans, animals have their own anatomy and understanding their structure will greatly ease your drawing process. We'll be starting with a simplified skeleton, made from basic shapes and forms. Then we'll go over the rendering process and build up detail. We'll also be drawing stylized and cuter versions of these animals for fun!
Lighting Techniques: Of the fundamentals, lighting is an exquisite one to spend time on. Light can be an impactful element. It can act as a focal point or even suggest something in a narrative. Let’s try value study (dark/light) with a variety of drawing media.
How to draw hands & Feet: Our hands and feet are complicated, organic and beautiful! Many artists often find themselves in situations of needing them in paintings, character designs or comics. We will be doing an easy breakdown of the hand/feet structure, and also try drawing different gestures.
How to draw a face (male / female): We will discuss proportions of the face; ensuring eyes, nose, mouth and ears are always placed correctly. With practice and better understanding, by the end of this lesson, you will be more confident to draw faces.