The Straight Up "How To Draw Better" Workshop

Aff5641764408271f7bc398f2097edd0?s=47 Dennis Kardys
November 02, 2013

The Straight Up "How To Draw Better" Workshop

One of the first things taught in sketching workshops is, “It’s okay—you don’t have to be good at drawing.” True as this may be, when it comes to visual thinking a little drawing skill goes a hell of a long way. Fortunately, anyone can learn to draw. Roll up your sleeves, it’s time to bust out the vine charcoal and take a studio crash course in drawing fundamentals. We’ll do some basic exercises designed to develop your visual perceptual skills while equipping you with an arsenal of rendering techniques you can apply right away.

If the terrifying stare of the blank white sketchbook page paralyzes you with dread, or feelings of self consciousness leave you hesitant to show your sketches, you should attend this session. Novice and expert sketcher alike, you’ll leave with more confidence in your drawing ability and some practice exercises that’ll have you seeing noticeable improvements in no time!

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Dennis Kardys

November 02, 2013
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  1. THE STRAIGHT UP HOW TO DRAW WORKSHOP Dennis Kardys |

    @dkardys
  2. “Drawing can be considered a form of meditation. Meditation involves

    looking at the world without judgement and allowing what is in front of us to become understandable.” Milton Glaser - Drawing is Thinking
  3. VERBAL LANGUAGE ANALYTICAL THINKING DIGITAL NON-VERBAL COGNITION SYNTHETIC THINKING SPATIAL

    ACTUAL/REAL SYMBOLIC L R
  4. Patterns & Symbols

  5. EXERCISE 1 Complete the vase

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  7. FIRST, TRACE THE SILHOUETTE. AS YOU DRAW, NAME THE PART

    OF THE FACE YOU’RE DRAWING...SAY, “FOREHEAD, EYE, NOSE ETC. THEN, DRAW THE MATCHING SILHOUETTE TO COMPLETE THE VASE. DID YOU EXPERIENCE ANY CONFLICT AS YOU DREW? http://drawright.com/ vaceface.htm
  8. Edges & Contour PART 1

  9. Fruit — Alphonse Mucha

  10. Männlicher Akt mit rotem Tuch, Seated Woman with Bent Knee

    — Egon Schiele
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  12. WARM UPS

  13. Writing Grip • Good for precision and detail work. •

    Generally will produce a consistent line weight • Comfortable and familiar CONS • Can be less expressive • May encourage you to draw with just your wrist.
  14. Brush Grip • More control over variable line weight •

    More expressive • Encourages you to use more of your arm while drawing • Good for large format drawing • Ring finger acts as a guide CONS • May take more getting used to • Better for long contours than fine details
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  16. Drawing Edges & Lines EXERCISE 1

  17. Do you like to draw?

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  20. Shapes & Space PART 2

  21. Poppies — Katsushika Hokusai

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  23. Draw Negative Space EXERCISE 3

  24. Photo Credit: Zen Sutherland http://www.flickr.com/photos/zen/7555393756/

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  29. Draw Boney Brad EXERCISE 4

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  31. IDENTIFY DEVIATIONS IN PROPORTION DON’T ERASE MISTAKES UNTIL YOU AMEND

    YOUR LINE MAP OUT LANDMARKS ON THE PAGE ROUGH IN YOUR SHAPES THEN REFINE TIPS
  32. Dennis Kardys | @dkardys | robotregime.com Thanks!