Art Fundamentals: Foundations of Painting and Drawing Course

Learn the principles underlying how to draw, how to paint and how to communicate visually.

What is the bottom line of this course?

What you’ll learn

  • How To Understand the Core Principles of Creating Art.
  • Learn about Shape, Form and Detail in Art.
  • How to Draw and Paint with Looseness, Energy and Confidence.
  • How to Draw and Paint with Vision and a Clear Workflow.
  • How to Build a Solid Foundation for Further Art Training.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 2 lectures • 4min.
  • Fundamental Principles –> 5 lectures • 10min.
  • Principles of Line and Stroke: Looseness, Lines and Brush Strokes –> 6 lectures • 17min.
  • The General Art Workflow: From Vision to Implementation –> 7 lectures • 17min.
  • Quality, Style and Next Steps –> 4 lectures • 4min.

Art Fundamentals: Foundations of Painting and Drawing Course


What is the bottom line of this course?

Put simply, it’s a starting point to understand visual communication – it’s more theoretical than practical, and will give you a solid foundation for your art learning and your art journey ahead. This course will not make you a professional artist, but it WILL give you foundations for reaching a professional level – and foundations are EVERYTHING in art.

Art Fundamentals: Drawing and Painting Essentials covers the key foundational principles that underly artwork and it’s creation. You’ll discover the core fundamentals you need to know in order to be effective at learning to draw and paint, be it digital or traditional, in any style or genre. This course is designed for artists of all levels.

Master The Essential Foundational Principles Of Drawing and Painting

  • Learn how images are built, from 2D shapes to final finished paintings
  • Understand how looseness, line weights and penmanship impact your artwork
  • Grasp the fundamentals of a strong art workflow, and the real goal of a “rough”
  • Gain insight on moving from vision to implementation, and reaching your idea
  • Recognise the empirical patterns apparent in all artwork
  • Learn to differentiate between art studies and art creation, and make real progress
  • Embrace true 3D drawing by learning to “Draw Through”

Learn Why Appealing Art Looks The Way It Does, And How To Do It

Professional concept artists, illustrators and painters have a deep understanding of how images are made – not just surface level things like “how to draw a head” or “How to paint a sky”, but the in-depth background understanding of why an image looks good, and feels good to look at. I’ll show you the important fundamentals you need to know in order to have strong foundations in principles of creating art, whether you want to draw, paint, create comics, design concept art or illustrate manga.

Art Fundamentals: Drawing and Painting Essentials covers key foundations of art creation for imaginative representational realism – drawing and painting realism from your imagination. This course is designed for imaginative and creative people who want to draw and paint from their minds, no matter the style or medium.

I’ve designed this course to be easily understood, and allow for efficient learning. Primarily focused on digital tools, most principles apply equally to traditional art tools as well, and you’ll quickly see how you can switch between mediums easily. This first course covers the absolute foundations of imagery, and is a necessary step before moving onto other courses such as Perspective, Light and Form, Color, Composition, Anatomy, Character Design and Drawing, Environment Design, Industrial Design and many more.

Upon completing this course, you’ll have a rock solid grasp of how art is made – both in terms of workflow, and fundamental principles. You’ll be ready to approach studying other topics with the right artistic mindset, and a comprehensive set of skills.

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