Beginner | 40 min
Taught by Molly Hatch
Learning how to add dimension and shape to your line drawings is the key ingredient that will bring your drawings to life. Molly shows you how to use simple lines in different combinations to make beautiful, dimensional artwork. Focusing on several different styles – abstract, geometric, representational, and organic – Molly shares tools to help you define shape, including positive and negative space exercises, and lessons on how to use shading to add definition. Whether you’re using pencils or pens, this class will take your line drawing to the next level.
Learn how to:
  • Differentiate volume and shape
  • Create representational contour drawings
  • Use broad pencil strokes to create abstract drawings
  • Differentiate geometric and organic shapes
  • Practice adding dimension using still life exercises
  • Create shadows using pencil
  • Keep your pencil from smudging
  • Create shadows using pen and cross hatching marks
  • Create shadows using a brush pen
  • Use negative space and positive space to define shape


Chapters
Learning to Define Shape
00:33
00:39
How to Draw Shapes
06:48
16:03
07:28
Understanding Positive and Negative Space
08:32
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Same as for Part 1 plus:
  • Smooth multimedia paper
  • Bottles in range of sizes and shapes
  • Potted plants
  • Any other still life forms
  • Discussion
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    Transcript
    Introduction to Drawing
    Part 1:
    Introduction to Drawing: Learning to Make Lines
    Molly Hatch
    Though it may seem deceptively simple, most artistic ventures begin with learning how to draw a humble line. Using pens, pencils and other elemental art materials, acclaimed artist and designer Molly Hatch shares the basics of line drawing. This class is chock full of tips and tricks, plus classic mark-making exercises like blind contour, implied lines, and line networks. With practice, your hand and brain will learn to work together, and your humble lines will quickly start to transform into beautiful, interesting shapes.
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    Part 2:
    Introduction to Drawing: Learning to Define Shape
    Molly Hatch
    Learning how to add dimension and shape to your line drawings is the key ingredient that will bring your drawings to life. Molly shows you how to use simple lines in different combinations to make beautiful, dimensional artwork. Focusing on several different styles – abstract, geometric, representational, and organic – Molly shares tools to help you define shape, including positive and negative space exercises, and lessons on how to use shading to add definition. Whether you’re using pencils or pens, this class will take your line drawing to the next level.
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