What will you learn in this first module of the course?

 “Key Unit 1 – Getting You Started” is the foundation stone of the course.

Before we start drawing I will teach you how we will be using photo references and how to think like an artist. We will then do some Training-Your-Eye exercises. Then I will show you how to draw a simple line drawing accurately using my Dot & Grid Method.  I will demonstrate, step by step with clear instructions, how to do a line drawing of "Agatha" the duck using my Dot&Grid method.


What's included in this module?

  1. 1
    • 1.1 Welcome

    • 1.2 How the Course will Work

    • 1.3 How to Use Photo References

    • 1.4 Getting it Right with Copyright

    • 1.5 Learning to See and Think Like an Artist

  2. 2
    • 2.1 About the Training-Your-Eye exercises

    • 2.2 Training Your Eye - Exercise 1

    • 2.3 Training Your Eye - Exercise 2

    • 2.4 Training Your Eye - Exercise 3

    • 2.5 Training-Your Eye Exercises Summary Sheet

  3. 3
    • 3.1 Introducing the Dot&Grid Method (and my ducks!)

    • 3.2 The Dot&Grid Method - The Materials You Will Need

    • 3.3 The Dot&Grid Method - How it Works

    • 3.4 Agatha - PART 1: The Dots

    • 3.5 Agatha - PART 2: The Line Drawing

    • 3.6 Agatha - PART 3: The Grids

    • 3.7 Agatha - PART 4: The Finishing Touches

    • 3.8 How and Why to Use Fixative

    • Closing message (and Review link)

How to Subscribe

The course is available through Full Membership or Basic Subscription.



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5 star rating

Well presented course

Lee Jones

This is the course to start you on your drawing journey. Clearly providing and explaining the foundations needed.

This is the course to start you on your drawing journey. Clearly providing and explaining the foundations needed.

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Agatha the Duck!

Deb Harrison

Beautifully explained and taught. I enjoyed drawing Agatha and thought Vanessa did a wonderful job 'virtually' to guide me along the way.

Beautifully explained and taught. I enjoyed drawing Agatha and thought Vanessa did a wonderful job 'virtually' to guide me along the way.

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loved it!

Danielle Bruna

It's great Vanessa, I loved it. Takes me back to when I first started in your class so many years ago! I highly recommend Vanessa's drawing classes, I have s...

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It's great Vanessa, I loved it. Takes me back to when I first started in your class so many years ago! I highly recommend Vanessa's drawing classes, I have seen her work wonders with bringing out the artist in very skeptical beginners!

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Agatha Duck

Kerry Pintado

Loved drawing Agatha and enjoyed the process. Such an ingenious technique!

Loved drawing Agatha and enjoyed the process. Such an ingenious technique!

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10/10

Shirley Plowright

10/10

Would you like to try before you buy?

Watch the Free Drawing Course Preview in FREE Membership. It includes a large section of Key Unit 1 and will give you a really good idea of what the course will be like.

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