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Learn how to draw: Online Course

Jake Spicer
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  • Drawing and Lettering
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Learn to draw the fun and easy way, with expert step-by-step tuition, and everything you need delivered to your door.

You can purchase a Learn how to draw kit, or a Learn how to draw Luxe kit along with this course.

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.

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About this online drawing course

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Is this course suitable for beginners?

This course is perfect for those who have no idea how to start drawing as well as those who wish to brush up on their skills. Artist Jake Spicer believes that everyone can learn to draw, and he’ll show you just how easy it is to break down that barrier with this step-by-step video guide. You’ll learn techniques such including blind contouring, understanding negative space, and tonal scale, lending you all the skills you need in order to pursue your artistic journey.

Course curriculum

  • 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)

You can get everything you need to get started with the Learn how to draw kit, or a Learn how to draw Luxe kit. 

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Jake Spicer in his studio drawing an image on a piece of paper clipped to his easel.

Jake Spicer

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.