Anybody can draw, it's true! And artist Siobhan Twomey shows you just how to do it. Watch this course and learn the incredible secrets that every aspiring and seasoned artist must know to transform what is seen by the naked eye into expressive drawings.
Siobhan is a filmmaker, animator and storyboard artist. When she isn't busy with her professional projects she generously shares her knowledge through her many educational activities. We welcome Siobhan to our family of trainers!
Drawing is seeing. It's that simple. If you can see it – or imagine it – you can draw it, IF you know where to begin! In this 20-tutorial course by the talented artist and dedicated instructor Siobhan Twomey, you learn her insightful techniques and discover the deepest principles of drawing.
In the first section, you learn just what drawing is and how to set up your workspace. Now that sounds rather simple. However, you quickly "see" that this is, in fact, a very important part of the artistic process!
The next section dives into the concept of contour drawing. In this section, you learn the magic of drawing by accessing the part of the brain that helps you draw naturally! Once you understand contour drawing and see how to deeply connect with your subject, Siobhan unleashes your creative energy by teaching you the concept of gesture drawing. This is where you learn how to quickly capture form and shapes in bold fast moving strokes! Then you learn how to combine these two techniques using all your senses to produce drawings that have both shape, form and energy!
The last five tutorials explain the concept of drawing from life. Here you learn not only how to find interesting subjects but how quickly capture their feeling, overall flow and emotions all at the same time.
Throughout this beautifully constructed course, Siobhan takes you gently by the hand and guides you through the process of discovering the very essence of what art is. She shows you how to tap into that magic place, to find the artist and artistic nature that resides deep inside you. As this course progresses you not only learn how to draw, but you learn, too, about your artistic self and the unique qualities that you can bring to the artistic table.
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Dmitry Litvinov wrote on November 29, 2020
This is very good painting course, especially for beginners!
Future Artist wrote on July 18, 2020
This course and the complete Drawing series is simply perfect. Great instructor. Great step-by-step lessons. It’s got to be the best drawing classes on the web!
kathie Smith wrote on November 16, 2015
Thanks for the confidence booster! I think I'm getting the hang of drawing- my pot plant looks great although my hand proportions are way off- fingers are way too long.
Ren wrote on November 7, 2014
Siobhan Twomey's teaching style is by far original, I remain with the desire of wanting to watch the tutorial again. Drawing is somehow new to me again. Brilliant MPV, brilliant!
MBR wrote on August 1, 2014
Great class, it provides an excellent context for how to approach drawing for someone who has no experience.
Johnny Zana wrote on June 8, 2014
I started this course as a way to help me tap into different creative areas of my mind to enhance my music making skills. Overall, i enjoyed the exercises in this course because it really made you trust using your mind for spatial awareness and contour line drawing. Looking forward to moving to the next tutorial series.