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

Pacing

We have suggested below a week by week schedule, but feel free to take more time and 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 drawing and learning!

Finishing the track

When you finish the track, submit your work to us and you’ll receive:

  • A hard copy certificate via snail mail.
  • An Art Prof Share feature on live stream on YouTube.
  • Your name + link listed here on this page.

Ongoing Assignment

Prompt

Draw for at least ten minutes daily in your sketchbook.

Week 1

Prompt

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

Week 2

Prompt

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

Week 3

Prompt

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

Week 4

Prompt

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

Week 5

Prompt

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

Week 6

Prompt

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

Finished?

  1. Submit your images + info via this upload form.
  2. You’ll receive a hard copy certificate from us via snail mail! (this includes international people)
  3. We will post your name + one link here on this page.
  4. Your work from the track will be featured in an Art Prof Share segment in one of our live streams on YouTube.