Drawing Fundamentals

Drawing Fundamentals

taught by David Malan
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Wellington Freire

Course has misleading title

The course is not bad, present some nice tips to draw things from observation. However, the title is a bit misleading: I actually thought I was going to have a crunch course with fundamentals like perspective, construction, composition, etc.

Mike Andrianov

Wasn't very handy for me

Shelrie Houlton

Wellington Freire

The course is not bad, present some nice tips to draw things from observation. However, the title is a bit misleading: I actually thought I was going to have a crunch course with fundamentals like perspective, construction, composition, etc.

Mike Andrianov

Shelrie Houlton

Makayla Mayne

They were great tutorials for beginners, however I had to speed up the videos because he was slow at explaining.

Jennifer Garland

Basically teaches you how to break stuff down better and genuinely teaches the FUNDAMENTALS no lie, straight to the point. I'm 16 and am taking lessons here with my parents and I drew a really wicked tiger within the first lesson and it was only 2...

Branden Teicheira

Extremely helpful and much appreciated. Thank you

zainab aljishi

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John Marcotte

These videos well help you if your new or stuck drawing anything.

KG Beaumier

This course is perfect for artists with drawing experience who wants to review the basics. It focuses on simplifying complex subjects into basic shapes and getting the proportions right. This was my first course on SVS and really happy with it! I...

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Michael Dominguez

David Malan
David Malan

About the Instructor

David is a full time freelance illustrator after spending over a decade at Disney. He has worked freelance since 2005 nationally and international with assignments for magazines, book covers, ad campaigns and even coin design for the U.S. Mint. David also sells oil paintings and drawings in galleries around the U.S.A.

Get to the fundamentals of good observational drawing.

In this tutorial we'll go back to the first but most important steps to accurately drawing whatever subject you want. These are the foundational tools to all good drawings and are incredibly beneficial to any and all successful artwork. We will start with simple examples and discuss the tools. Then we can work through increasingly complex example subjects to really grasp how shapes and measuring can help you translate what your seeing onto the paper.

Some of what you will learn.

  • Simplifying subjects into basic shapes
  • Getting accurate proportions.
  • Working with value.
  • Dealing with complex subjects and perspective.
  • Rendering the figure, a face, and fabric.

What you need:

  • A pencil or something to draw with (Preferably with the ability to erase).
  • Paper to draw on.
  • A Printed out course PDF

Course Contents

12 Videos
1 Download
2.8 hrs