Learn to draw the fun and easy way, with expert step-by-step tuition, and everything you need delivered to your door.
Learn how to draw with artist Jake Spicer. Suitable for all ages and abilities, this video course will teach you fundamental drawing techniques and how to let go of your inhibitions, so you can put pencil to paper with confidence.
With unlimited access 24/7, you’ll be able to drop in and out of the course at your own pace, and refer back to it anytime. By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Create continuous line drawings
- Blind contour
- Understand and draw negative spaces
- Work with tonal scale
- Use hatching and cross hatching
- Create subtractive tonal drawings
- Bring all the exercises together to create a linear and tonal drawing
Through 45 minutes of video tutorials and practical exercises, Jake makes it fun and easy for both adults and kids to learn how to draw at home.
This course is ideal for beginners, and for anyone looking to improve their skills or increase their confidence and only costs £4.99 for unlimited access. Why not try our free course taster: Learn how to draw by observation, to help you decide if this is the right course for you.
Why not add a kit of materials delivered to you door?
The kit contains Jake's recommended art materials that you need to complete the course, supplied by Cass Art. With this dedicated kit bundle, you save 25% on the total RRP of professional grade equipment:
- Seawhite Portrait Sketch Book 140gsm 92 Pages A4 (RRP: £6.50)
- Derwent Soft Sketching Pencil Tin Set of 12 (RRP: £16.69)
- Derwent Manual Twin Sharpener with Reservoir (RRP: £3.15)
- Staedtler PVC Free Eraser Medium (RRP: £0.85)
- Yodomo tote bag
The kit cost just £24.99 including the online course, plus £3 postage for Royal Mail delivery in the UK.
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How is the course taught?
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- Meet Jake Spicer (Video: 1:26)
- Course Outline - Downloadable PDF
- Glossary of Terms - Downloadable PDF
- Step 1 - Your Materials (Video: 2:06)
- Step 2 - Blind Contour (Video: 4:09)
- Step 3 - Continuous Line (Video: 4:34)
- Step 4 - Negative Space (Video: 4:34)
- Step 5 - A Simple Line Drawing (Video: 4:56)
- Step 6 - Tonal Scale (Video 4:14)
- Step 7 - Hatching & Cross-hatching (Video: 5:24)
- Step 8 - Subtractive Tonal Drawing (Video: 6:12)
- Step 9 - Line & Tone (Video: 10:05)
What do I need for this course?
What you’ll need:
- Graphite pencils (ideally a range of different pencil grades)
- Eraser, plastic with a sharp edge
- Sharpener (to maintain your pencil at the sharpness you prefer)
- Paper (ideally white cartridge paper)
- Optional Drawing board (to secure paper onto)
- Optional Bulldog clip (to secure your paper to the board)
Is this course suitable for beginners?
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Meet your instructor, artist Jake Spicer
It is a good idea to spend some quality time with this course or any other course from Yodomo. I like their idea about how to “spread”manual skills.... I for example didn’t know that I have the gift of drawing and I’m looking forward to spend my Christmas to develop my creativity. Very easy to understand the lessons and I love that I can do it at my own step and I can always return to the lessons and do it again. Well done Yodomo
Perfect for me as a beginner
Very good value for money.
Jake Spicer is a painter and drawing tutor based in Brighton, UK where he is head tutor of the drawing organisation 'Draw'. Jake's teaching focuses on making drawing accessible to everybody. He writes instructional drawing books for Ilex Press which aim to help people engage more with drawing, whatever their level of ability.