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Form Drawing

Art skills begin with this new class!

Skill Level: Entry/Foundational

Duration: 8 weeks

Begins: Jan. 10th, 2024

Lessons: Live lessons with feedback
Price: $695

Instructor: Clint Cearley

SCHEDULE

Wednesdays 3-5pm GMT, Jan. 10-Mar. 6 (no class Feb. 7)

OVERVIEW

The basic drawing class that’s engaging and practical!

Whether you’re new to drawing or you’re an intermediate whose been told you should “work on your fundamentals” this is the right class!

In this themed class you’ll visit Pirate Bay where you’ll stop each week at a different location where there’ll be new drawing principles to learn, and subjects to practice. Throughout the weeks you’ll work on two different skill sets: observational drawing, and imaginative drawing. The observation studies will improve your ability to judge subject size and placement, as well as how to simplify complex subjects so you can accurately draw the world you see around you. The imaginative drawing studies will focus on 3D forms and how to use them to build new subjects from imagination. The class will focus on observational skills, accuracy, control, and being able to think in 3D.

Each of the 2-2.5hr lessons will be taught live by your instructor who will begin with teaching the week’s new material followed by a review of the previous week’s homework submissions. Each lesson will include draw-alongs so be ready to start sketching with your digital stylus and drawing program when class begins!

This class is appropriate for both adolescents and adults, and questions will be welcomed during the live lessons. While Clint will be using Photoshop, any major drawing program and stylus pad should be sufficient for this class.

All lessons will include annotated visual examples that can be downloaded as a PDF for later reviewing. If you can’t make it to the live sessions it’s not a problem because all lessons will be recorded and posted for viewing online for timezone convenience.

Space is limited to only 15 students.

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THIS CLASS IS FOR:

Those who want to...  

• Learn real basic drawing skills for the first time

• Intermediates who want to improve their fundamentals

• Be able to draw subjects from photos after class

• Be able to sketch out their own concepts and ideas

 

HOW THE CLASSES WORK

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WATCH THE LESSON

Catch the weekly teaching in the live Zoom session or watch the recorded lesson later. Review of homework will be provided during the 2-2.5hr lesson time. Lessons will come with assignments and opportunity to ask questions.

 

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COMPLETE THE HOMEWORK

Practice what you learned from the lesson with the provided assignments then upload no later than 12 hours before the next class. Allocate 10 hours per week to complete the homework to reach a satisfactory level.

 

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RECEIVE FEEDBACK

The instructor will review your previous homework and give suggestions for improvements during the following week's lesson. Feedback may include a drawover, paintover, or discussion (situation dependent).

 

INSTRUCTOR

CLINT CEARLEY

Founder and Senior Instructor

Clint is an illustrator and concept artist who has worked on Magic: The Gathering, D&D, Smite, Artifact, and for companies such as ImagineFX, Simon & Schuster, and Scholastic. He served as a Senior Art Supervisor with Blizzard. Trained in traditional and digital media, Clint has fifteen years of experience teaching art and is the creator of the Swatches Youtube art channel.

FOUNDATIONAL

This class is entry/foundational difficulty, meaning that students will need little to no drawing education prior to class. Experience with your art program is helpful as little time will be spent on learning the program. This class will require moderate effort and time to complete the assignments, allow 10hrs a week to complete the assignments to a satisfactory level. Read more about the class difficulty tiers here: Tier Examples.

EXTRAS

DISCORD: You will have access to two private class Discord rooms on the Swatches server (https://discord.gg/KsVYfge) where you can socialize with your classmates whether through messages and images or video chat.

 

PDFs: In addition to the recorded lessons, every week you'll also receive a PDF copy of the class presentation for future referencing and saving.

FAQ: Read the most frequently asked questions about the classes here.

GOOD TO KNOW

Time: This class requires an average of 10 hours per week to accomplish the homework to a satisfactory level.

 

Discord: Every student will have access to their classes' private Discord rooms where they can chat with classmates, share images, and see relevant class updates from your instructor.

 

Setup: Students will need HD video streaming speed internet, Adobe Photoshop, and a drawing pad and stylus. A microphone and webcam are also recommended if students plan on joining the Zoom lessons live. If you don't own a digital drawing pad, we recommend starting with the Wacom Intous small ($59) or medium ($119). If you don't have Adobe Photoshop, a monthly license for the program is available for $9.99 a month here (look for the "Photography (20GB)" option).

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