Total Time: 2 hours 31 mins 57 secs
Taught by Lisa Congdon
Learn basic stylized line drawing from one of today’s most sought-after artists. Lisa covers the basics of line drawing, shows you how to build beautiful patterned drawings, and teaches fun projects for integrating line drawing into your repertoire. Lisa starts with the basics: where to begin, working from a photo and the principles of composition before moving onto basic geometrics and creating patterns. Then she shows you how to work with vintage photos, using line work for previous classes. And finally, Lisa teaches you how to create a block lettered alphabet. Whether you are just learning how to draw, or you want to deepen a regular creative practice, this class will fuel your imagination and show you how to create infinite designs from simple shapes.
Part 1:
Basic Line Drawing: Flowers
Lisa Congdon
Learn basic stylized line drawing from one of today’s most sought-after illustrators, Lisa Congdon. Over this four-week course, Lisa covers the basics of line drawing, shows you how to build beautiful patterned drawings, and teaches fun projects for integrating line drawing into your repertoire. Whether you are just learning how to draw, or you want to deepen a regular creative practice, this class will fuel your imagination and show you how to create infinite designs from simple shapes.
Chapters
Basics of Line Drawing
01:28
01:58
06:24
12:18
05:14
08:09
14:11
04:19
02:37
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
Materials:
  • Smooth drawing paper
  • Pens (Lisa uses Micron pens in sizes 1 and 08 and 05)
Part 2:
Basic Line Drawing: Geometrics
Lisa Congdon
In the second episode of Line Drawing, Lisa explores a beloved topic: geometrics. She works with triangles, circles, scallops and straight lines to build overall patterns — as well as adding line work within those basic shapes. Lisa offers several exercises to loosen up your line drawings, and she offers a glimpse inside her sketchbooks to see how she meticulously builds patterns from simple shapes.
Chapters
Geometrics
02:49
01:39
14:28
11:13
04:26
06:28
03:31
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
Materials (in addition to paper and pens from Week 1):
  • White paint pens (Lisa uses the Deco Color brand)
  • Kraft paper cardstock or chipboard
  • Black drawing paper
Part 3:
Basic Line Drawing: Found Photography
Lisa Congdon
In the third episode of Line Drawing, Lisa explores a beloved topic: geometrics. She works with triangles, circles, scallops and straight lines to build overall patterns — as well as adding line work within those basic shapes. Lisa offers several exercises to loosen up your line drawings, and she offers a glimpse inside her sketchbooks to see how she meticulously builds patterns from simple shapes.
Chapters
Found Photography
00:43
02:49
06:49
04:17
05:10
07:27
02:16
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
Materials (in addition to paper and pens from Week 1):
  • White paint pens (Lisa uses the Deco Color brand)
  • Kraft paper cardstock or chipboard
  • Black drawing paper
Part 4:
Basic Line Drawing: Hand Lettering
Lisa Congdon
In the fourth episode of Line Drawing, Lisa teaches you how to incorporate hand lettering into your artwork. Lisa will show you how to create your own block letter alphabet, and she opens the pages of her sketchbooks to show you how she weaves lettering and line work together.
Chapters
Hand Lettering
00:37
19:29
01:08
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
Materials (in addition to materials from previous week):
  • Pencil
  • Binder paper
  • Blank white paper
  • An existing linework drawing
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