Drawing Basics TRACK

The Drawing Basics Track is a great way to learn fundamental skills in drawing. You’ll develop versatility in drawing by practicing everything from a two minute gesture drawing to drawings that take several hours to complete!

Lesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3
Lesson 4Lesson 5Lesson 6

A broad range of subject matter is spread out in the track as well, providing opportunities to expand your visual vocabulary.

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Do the track at your own pace! Taking the time to process the content is important, and so we don’t advise putting pressure on yourself to finish the track quickly.

Remember to have fun and enjoy the process of learning.

Drawing a Male Portrait in Soft Pastel, Clara Lieu
Drawing a Male Torso & Portrait

Show us what you make!

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Ongoing Assignment

Ideally, this ongoing assignment is to be done simultaneously with the weekly assignments. However, if your schedule doesn’t fit well with this, and you want to do the ongoing assignment at a separate time than the weekly assignments, our suggestion is to do the ongoing assignment for 3 weeks straight.

The continuity is important, so any time that you can draw daily for 3 weeks is great.


Draw for at least ten minutes daily in your sketchbook. Draw anything you want!

Lesson 1


Complete six hours total of drawing. Using a timer do two, five, and ten minute animal figure drawings.

Lesson 2


Complete six hours total of drawing. Using a timer do two, five, and ten minute human figure drawings.

Lesson 3


Draw a set of twelve diverse thumbnail sketches of “scenes” you observe in your living space.

Lesson 4


Choose a manmade object, or an object from nature that has visible texture. Create a drawing that emphasizes the texture.

Lesson 5


Draw a self-portrait using a mirror, in any black and white medium. Set up so that your face has dramatic chiaroscuro lighting.

Lesson 6


Experiment with wet charcoal techniques, then create a drawing based on a landscape image from our reference photo collection on Flickr.

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