This class will introduce you to the basics of form (making things look 3D), which will help you to understand how light and shade can be used to make realistic and luminous drawings in pencil and charcoal.

This is the perfect place to start if you’re a complete beginner and keen to learn more about traditional drawing techniques. If you’re an experienced artist, you will hopefully find it to be a useful refresher in the most fundamental aspects of representational drawing.


What’s included:

  • A place on the live online workshop.
  • Access to a recording of the session afterwards.
  • Reference image and materials list.


This session is part of a series of four workshops that will teach you everything you need to know about drawing portraits. You can take this workshop individually or you can sign up for the complete series and receive a 10% discount off the bundle. 

Find out more about the Portrait Drawing Bundle



What you’ll learn


You will learn the basics of how light works and how it affects the subjects in your drawing. We will begin the session with a short lecture that breaks down (and demystifies!) all the key features of a form based drawing; including shadows, half-tones and highlights. 


We will then work together on a simple form drawing exercise that will put all these ideas into practice.


How this will help you


  • You will gain a much better understanding of the basic principles that underpin traditional drawing and painting techniques.
  • Complex ideas will be taught to you in a simple and straightforward way, ensuring that you are able to apply these principles in your own work straight away.
  • Understanding of the basics is a great way to make drawing easier, so you will be able to enjoy creating artworks more in the future.


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£7

Watch Pass

Watch and Work Along + Lifetime Access to the Workshop Recording

If you purchase a Watch Pass you will be able to attend the event live, watch my demonstration, listen to my explanations for each stage, work alongside and ask general questions but you will not receive any specific feedback on your work throughout the session.


You will also get access to recording of the workshop afterwards.

£28

Full Workshop Pass

One-to-one support + Lifetime Access to the workshop recording.

If you purchase a Full Workshop Pass you will receive direct guidance and support from me throughout the course. We will use a private breakout room for these one-to-one tutorials, separate from the rest of the class. 


If you sign up for a Full Workshop Pass you will need a way to share your work with me during the session. You can either use a webcam or you can send images to me via email or Facebook.


You will also get access to recording of the workshop afterwards.

How we will meet


This live class will take place online via Zoom, all you will need to do is download the program, and login on the day using the details provided once you’ve signed up.


All students will be able to watch, work alongside, and ask questions throughout the session, but if you want direct feedback about your work, I recommend signing up for a Full Workshop Pass as this will allow you to take advantage of private support and critiques from me during the live session.


You can download Zoom for your computer, phone or tablet here:

https://zoom.us/download


A reference image will be provided that you can download before the class starts. I recommend that you either print this off beforehand or have a second screen for this reference, so that you can watch my demonstration at the same time as working on your own artwork.


Accessing recordings afterwards


I will be recording the entire session (including all questions and answers), so you will be able to rewatch it afterwards. This is a great way to revise the topics covered or rewatch any specific parts of the process that you had trouble with during the live session.


You will have lifetime access to this recording via your Scumble & Glaze account.


There is usually a delay of up to a week before the recording is available on the website (as I have to spend a bit of time editing and uploading the video). You will receive an email notification as soon as it’s ready.


What you will need for the class


You can read and download the recommended materials list for the class in the curriculum list below (purchase links are included).

If you sign up for a Full Workshop Pass you will need a way to share your work with me during the session. You can either use a webcam or you can send images to me via email or Facebook.

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