Admit it. You saw a cool piece of artwork at one point or another and said, “I wish I could draw”. I’m here to tell you that you can. Anyone can learn how to draw with a little patience and practice. You don’t have to go to some expensive college or upscale art studio in order to learn either. There are many talented artists who have shared their skills in the form of easy to follow online courses. The great thing about taking online courses is that you can watch them at any time that is convenient for you and replay portions of it if necessary.
Here are some great online courses worth checking out!
“You will learn how to draw male and female eyes, how to draw different expressions, and how to draw eyes on an angle. Eyes are windows to the soul so if you want your characters to be more expressive for your comics this can be a great class for you!”
“Welcome to my class on Creature Design! In this class, you will learn a lot of the valuable techniques and exercise that go into improving your creature design drawings every day. I will walk you step by step through my process of combining various animals into new creative concepts. By studying existing life you will never have a shortage of ideas.
You will learn how to study the spines of different animals so that you creatures have a solid foundation to work from. You will learn about the benefit of creating thumbnail sketches before working on your next masterpiece! I will show you techniques on creating variations within your concepts. You will also learn about proportions, merging concepts, working from a script, and much more!”
“One of my favorite things to draw are flowers; especially wildflowers. I’ll show you how to illustrate some of these, step-by-step, and we’ll then work on a final project together that combines the lessons into a floral quote. No lettering skills needed!”
“In this class, we will be focusing on the basic building block of fashion illustration – the body (or croquis). The more you grow in your understanding of the human form the more lifelike your illustrations look!
Many beginning illustrators skip straight to drawing clothes, without fully understanding that the base of your illustration (the body) is the main factor in the success of the final result.
This class is for everyone – from absolute beginners to more advanced students wanting to have a refresh on the basics.”
“In this class, you will learn all the techniques I use to create cool character concepts. I will show you how to start with a basic rough sketch and work up the forms to create your awesome concept art! We will talk about using basic primitive shapes and loose sketch lines to let your imagination work effectively. By the end of this class, you will have created a new character concept and be on your way to making lots of your own designs!”
Art Basics – How to Draw 2D and 3D Shapes
“If you’re a complete beginner looking for a place to start or you want to commit to the basics after years of never fully comprehending them, this is the perfect course for you!
In this class, we will narrow the very broad topic of art into a much smaller subsection – drawing 2D and 3D shapes. If you think of drawing like building with blocks, the first step is to obtain the blocks. This is what 2D and 3D shapes are to drawing. Without them, the best case scenario is that you will struggle to draw and the worst case scenario is that you will be completely incapable.
The good news is that it is fairly simple to learn to draw these shapes, and if you understand why it is that they are drawn in the way they are, you will be well on your way to advancing your artistic journey. So join me in this class as we learn to draw shapes!”