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Drawing Basics

via CreativeLive


Do you want to learn how to draw but don't know where to start? In this class, professional painter & illustrator Cleo Papanikolas shares fun, beginner-friendly drawing techniques that can turn anyone into an artist. This class will help you overcome your fear of the blank page and focus on putting pencil to paper so you can draw the way you always wished you could.
In this class, Cleo will cover the fundamentals in drawing including:

  • Using different pencils for line quality
  • Applying different shading methods
  • Practice measurement and proportions in your work 
Cleo will help you embrace imperfections in your work with step-by-step exercises that apply key drawing techniques. 

Join Cleo and get started drawing today! 


  • Class Introduction
  • Get Started Drawing
  • Line Quality
  • Shading
  • Drawing Supplies
  • Drawing Supplies Exercise: Draw Spoons
  • Measurement
  • Lightbox Drawing with your Mobile Device
  • Learn Composition
  • Refining and Shading the Layered Image

Taught by

Cleo Papanikolas

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