What is it that stops us from being able to draw? Why does it seem so easy for some people to draw while most people struggle with even basic stick figures? How can we change our thinking about drawing to allow us to be able to draw like an expert?
An artist sees the world in a particular way. This is what allows the artist to be able to create beautiful pictures.
It is all about understanding the way that our brain works and looking deeper at the shapes that we actually see, rather than relying on our logic.
This easy to follow course is designed to get you past those road blocks that are stopping you from developing the skills of drawing. I show you how to learn to see again in a way that an artist sees the world. When we change the way that our brain interprets what we see, we immediately begin to understand how to draw better.
If you have always wanted to draw but getting frustrated at your results, or you think that you can only draw stick figures but nothing else, or you just want to improve your drawing skills then this course is for you.
This course is designed to change the way that your brain thinks about drawing. These are the fundamentals that you need to know to be able to improve your drawing skills, delivered in a focused plan that builds your skills with each lesson.
This course follows on from the free introductory course where we covered the 3 core fundamentals of seeing and drawing lines. If you have just completed the level 1 free introduction, this course will pick up right where you left off and help you quickly develop your skills even further.
StartWhat Materials do you need? (6:27)
PreviewWhat you will achieve from this course
PreviewWhy can't I draw?
StartLESSON 1: Is an Apple is just an apple?
StartLESSON 2: Learn to see shapes (7:35)
StartLESSON 3: Drawing without seeing (7:03)
StartLESSON 4: Flipping it!
StartLESSON 5: Size Relationships
StartLESSON 6: Alignment (14:44)
StartLESSON 7: Pencil Control and Linework (25:36)
StartLESSON 8: Putting it all together (19:56)
StartGiving your drawings dimension
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Australian artist Murray Charteris was born in Brisbane, 1972. Predominantly working in acrylic but also with extensive experience in digital art and animation, Murray is best known for his vibrant, illustrative paintings. He has had solo exhibitions in Queensland and administered his own gallery in Hervey Bay between 2007 and 2011. Murray has had gallery representation in Brisbane and Darling Harbour, Sydney.
Murray Charteris is quickly gaining a reputation for his dynamic, energy filled fine art. His bold colours and powerful compositions come together to produce stunning artwork that is increasingly sought after.
Murray started painting at a very early age and during his childhood he has been tutored by several artists throughout Brisbane. After studying animation for 3 years at Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, Australia, Murray has made a successful career from his animation skills, creating 3D computer animation and special effects for television commercials and programs both in Australia and overseas.
On his return to Australia in 1995, Murray started work with Australia’s leading television network Channel Nine, where he quickly gained a reputation for his design. Murray was placed in charge of the Videographics department in Brisbane in 1997 and led a very strong videographics team for nearly 12 years. During this time, Murray has won a Gold World Medal in the New York Festivals and has twice been a finalist in the Australian Effects and Animation Festival.
Murray’s real passion has always been drawing and painting. In 2007, Murray re-located to Hervey Bay and devoted his time to his art, working as a full-time artist. “Painting is what I really love to do, I love to create new worlds that could only have once existed in my imagination. I like to create a feeling of energy and motion into my art and tell stories through imaginative works”.
Murray is currently working in his studio in Brisbane.