Art Fundamentals: Introduction to Drawing

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Hosted by

Wilhelmina Marie
Edmund Manuel

Course Overview

Enhance your creative expression through learning the Fundamentals Of Drawing!

There are many forms of creative expression, and art may be one of the most prominent in the creative community. Whether you've been experimenting with drawing for a while and looking to brush up on the basics, or you haven't yet taken that step past scribbling stick figures, learning the fundamentals of drawing is a sure way to improve on your skills as an artist. In "Introduction to Drawing", you will be doing just that; learning the very core basics of how to draw.

Over the course of 6 weeks, you will be learning the "from the ground up" techniques of drawing: from how to properly wield your pencil (or stylus), how to draw objects using shapes, shading and lighting methods, perspective, and more!

Each week will offer step-by-step instructions, descriptions, and live examples of the various fundamental methods of drawings as well as related assignments to complete and optional practice activities that will enhance your understanding of the basics of how to draw.

Materials required for students using traditional art tools:

  • Wooden pencil, and optionally a mechanical pencil

  • Black pen for inking

  • Ruler

  • Protractor

  • Sketchbook with A4 page size

  • Handheld eraser (optional)

Materials required for students using digital art tools:

  • Digital art interface (DAI)

  • Pressure sensitive drawing tablet

  • OR pressure sensitive digital display tablet

Course Outcomes

  • Confidence in Fundamentals:
    Through learning and understanding the fundamentals of drawing, you will be able to feel more confident in your own creative process when you put pencil to paper.
  • Practice Makes Improvement:
    You will gain the knowledge to recognize what to improve on in your own drawings and how to make those improvements through practice. Activities and practice materials will also be provided for you to study outside of regular class activities to further enhance your skills!
  • A Solid Foundation:
    By the end of this course you will have grasped the fundamentals of drawing and have a collection of materials to continue practicing with which will aid you in your progression as an artist.

Hosted By

  • Wilhelmina Marie

    Digital Artist and Voice Actor
    Wilhelmina is a VO Companion and an alumni at Closing Credits. Before she found herself happily falling into the VO industry, she was passionately pursuing a career in 2D animation with an emphasis on character design.

    She is a digital artist with over six years of experience designing and drawing graphics, maps, environmentals, and character art for indie games and Twitch streamers.
  • Edmund Manuel

    Teacher Assistant

    Edmund Manuel is a VO companion with Closing Credits, freelance voice actor, and has experience writing and directing indie projects. Edmund found himself in the wonderful world of Voice Over partway through 2021 and has fallen fast in love with the industry.

    Having studied Communications in college with experience teaching students of all ages, Edmund is excited to continue to educate and assist prospective students in all capacities!

Course Outline


Week 1: Still Life, Lighting/Shading

We will discuss the following topics, followed by a live-streamed showcase of the application of these subjects:
- How to wield a pencil
- Basic objects study
- Lighting study
- Shadows study
- Shading techniques
- Inking techniques


Week 2: How to draw w/ 2D & 3D Shape

 We will break down the shapes that objects are made of and review the fundamentals of using shapes in art and review the following subjects:
- Finding shapes in everyday objects
- How to draw starting w/ shapes
- Flat dimensions/2D shape flexibility
- Learning 3D Shapes
- Finding 3D Shapes in everyday objects
- 3D dimensions/3D shape flexibility


Week 3: Art Vocabulary and Scene Perspectives

This class will be broken up into two sections to cover the following subjects:

First Half:
We will be covering some basic Vocabulary terms that artists should be aware.

Second half:
We will cover how to identify and draw one-point and two-point perspective scenes.


Week 4: The Human Body

We will cover the basics of how to draw the human body via the following subjects:
- Shapes that make up the human body
- Joints, rotation points, proportions
- The “flow line” or “motion line” technique for creating dynamic poses
- Tips and tricks for proportions


Week 5: Three-point and Four-point perspective

We will cover how to identify and draw three-point and four-point perspective scenes.
A final project will be assigned to be reviewed for week 6.


Week 6: Final Project Review and Course Wrap-up

Students will have their final projects live-reviewed and critiqued in class. Once all Final Projects have been reviewed, any remaining time will be allotted to conversing with students about the course and answering any questions that may arise.

Course Schedule

2-4 hours per week
  • Saturdays

    7 - 8:30 pm EST

    Our live sessions happen every Saturday.
  • December 2nd

    7 - 8:30 pm EST

    A special event and AMA
  • Homework

    About 2 hours per week

    Homework will consist of Assignments and Activities.

    • Assignments will be the usual HW that is recommended to be completed to ensure the student is putting their lessons into practice.

    • Activities will be optional extra practices that students can complete if they’d like to, but won’t be fundamental to their progression through the lessons taught in class.

Frequency Asked Questions

What happens if I miss a class?
We will record the live session for you to review.
What is your refund policy?
No refunds. Please be sure you want to take the course before you purchase it.
Do I have to turn on my video during sessions?
If you are uncomfortable showing your face on video, you don’t have to. It is helpful for instructors to watch your gestures and your movements in order to properly assess you as a student, but it’s not required.
What this course will not cover
  • Color theory

  • Traditional painting techniques (how to use oils, watercolors, ect.)

  • Digital coloring techniques

  • How to use your DAI (beyond the basics needed to participate in class, such as locating pen and pencil brushes)

  • Advanced detailing

Do I need to have a digital drawing program to take this class?

No. This class is tailored specially so that anyone can take the class. Students using traditional tools will just need to have a few extra materials, like the protractor and ruler.

Will this class be beneficial to me even if I already know how to draw?
Absolutely! Especially if you're self-taught. There are a plethora of fundamental art methods that can be forgotten or unrealized when learning how to draw. It's never too late to refresh on the basics. You may just learn something new along the way!


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