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Let’s start with the
7 easy sketching tutorials!

  • VIDEO 1 How to draw straight lines
  • VIDEO 2 How to draw circles
  • VIDEO 3 How to draw ellipses
  • VIDEO 4 How to draw squares
  • VIDEO 5 How to gain a sense of proportions
  • VIDEO 6 How to draw cubes with a 1-point perspective
  • VIDEO 7 How to draw cubes with a 2-point perspective
  • BONUS Cube Mania Challenge!
  • BONUS How to draw with the “LEGO BLOCK” technique

1- How to draw straight lines (no ruler)

– 16 minutes, 5 seconds

Today let’s draw straight lines freehand.
As soon as it gets too easy, try drawing long straight lines.

This is the most simple movement of drawing (after the dot) you need to master.
If you can draw well a straight line, you can build a good perspective setup for more advanced sketches. This is why we talk about foundations.
To communicate visually, we have to start with learning the “drawing alphabet”.
The straight line is the letter”A”.


TIP: If you struggle with your lines, you may check your body posture and desk setup.
Your chair can’t be too high, your desk can’t be too low.
Remember to do not rest your elbow on the desk, but keep your whole arm in movement.

Keep your elbow free of movement when you draw.

2- How to draw circles

– 5 minutes, 15 seconds

Have you ever wondered how to draw beautiful circles?
I show you why you failed for so long, and you can solve it with the ghost drawing!
After that, I invite you to try this fun drawing game where you draw the minions from your circles.
Because having fun is the key to success!


3- How to draw ellipses

– 18 minutes, 36 seconds

After mastering the circles, let’s draw ellipses freehand like a boss!
If it gets too easy for you, you can level up with this ellipses and cylinders tutorial.
Now, do you start seeing ellipses everywhere around the objects around you? Do you dream of ellipses? Are you becoming a geek of ellipses? This is for you: How to draw ellipses in 7 steps (in perspective).


4- How to draw squares

– 7 minutes, 1 second

One of the techniques I use the most is to turn the paper when I draw. So I don’t have to draw like a contortionist if I want to draw my lines with a certain angle. To practice that, let’s draw squares!


5- How to gain a sense of proportion

– 5 minutes, 18 seconds

As a beginner, the proportion is pretty tricky at the start. That’s ok. I show you how a simple geometry trick can help you with better proportions.
If you are already familiar with perspective, here, is an extra exercise to practice proportions in perspective.


6- How to draw cubes with a 1-point perspective

– 7 minutes, 35 seconds

Pretty often beginners feel overwhelmed in front of perspective.
There are so many lines going here and there that you don’t know how to start.

So I made this video to show you stroke-by-stroke
how to draw a cube in an easy and simple way. (And the relaxing way)

In this video, you will realize it’s actually easy.
There is nothing to be afraid of drawing a cube in perspective.

With a bit of practice, you will know how to draw a cube from multiple angles forever!


7- How to draw cubes with a 2-point perspective

– 8 minutes, 44 seconds

Can you feel how your 3d vision starts to build up?
Now, let’s go to the 2-point perspective setup!



PRACTICE LIKE A ‘SKETCHING NERD’

Congratulation on completing the 7 video series!

You are ready for the next level!

If you feel like a soul of a ‘sketching nerd’,
you might want to “perfect” your art,
and become pickier to level up your line expression.

These 4 extra video tutorials are made for you.


CUBE MANIA CHALLENGE #1

– 7 minutes, 33 seconds


CUBE MANIA CHALLENGE #2

– 8 minutes, 54 seconds


CUBE MANIA CHALLENGE #3

– 8 minutes, 7 seconds


+ HOW TO DRAW A PLUG EASILY
(with the “LEGO BLOCK” technique)

– 15 minutes, 28 seconds


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