Expressive Drawing Track

Drawing is more than fundamentals, it is an interpretation of the world through your lens as an artist. A drawing is capable of stimulating a visceral feeling, impacting the viewer emotionally, pique your curiosity, and more.

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

Oil Pastel Landscape Drawing
Thumbnail Sketches for a Landscape

This track will broaden your repertoire in drawing, pushing you to create drawings that influence the viewer in a more dramatic manner. We recommend doing our Drawing Basics Track before starting this track so you have a solid foundation of skills to build on.

See our Drawing Curriculum, part of our Curriculums for Self-Taught Artists for a broader view. Visit our Drawing section for more related content.

Expressive Drawing Premium Track

Need more guidance, or someone to kick your butt? Purchase our Expressive Drawing Premium Track where you’ll get comprehensive support from Prof Lieu through weekly voice sessions and critiques in our Discord.

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Pacing

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!

Share your progress

Post your ongoing progress in the #artprof-tracks channel in our Discord, you’ll get support and feedback from the community! Tag us @art.prof on Instagram with #artproftrack so we can share your work.

Brush Pen Drawing in Taiwan, Clara Lieu
Brush Pen Drawing in Taiwan

Art Supplies

We understand that many people have limited budgets for supplies, so our tracks are structured so that you can use any materials you want, within that track’s focus.

The track lessons are designed to use traditional drawing supplies. Several of the prompts are most effective if you are willing to step outside of the typical drawing tool. Experimentation with unusual tools and materials will provide a more enriching experience.


Drawing Media

overview of drawing supplies, ballpoint pen/gel pensdip penbrush pen markersCaran d’Ache crayonsgraphite powdercolored pencilsoft pasteloil pastelpencil, charcoalink washscratchboardoil sticks

Experimental Media

watercolor tools, acrylic tools, wet charcoal, DIY home art supplies


Lesson 1

Expressive Drawing Track
Prompt

Draw continuously from a slow motion video of a human figure moving.

Lesson 2

Expressive Drawing Track
Prompt

Draw a self-portrait without any visual observation. Touch your face and create the drawing based on that sensory experience.

Lesson 3

Expressive Drawing Track
Prompt

Draw an interior or exterior space as if you have X-Ray vision. See through the objects and emphasize where they overlap in the space to create depth.

Lesson 4

Expressive Drawing Track
Prompt

Interpret the theme of “ghosts” through visual repetition.

Lesson 5

Expressive Drawing Track
Prompt

Create a 3D object to serve as a visual reference you can observe and draw from life.

Lesson 6

Expressive Drawing Track
Prompt

Portray a liquid(s) in a composition that creates a visceral experience for the viewer.

Finished?

  1. Submit your track images + info via this upload form.
  2. You can choose to receive a hard copy certificate from us via snail mail. (this includes international people)
  3. We’ll feature your track work in an Art Prof Share segment in one of our live streams on YouTube.
  4. We’ll post your name, a link of your choice, your slideshow, and video feature on the corresponding track page in our student gallery area.