Being an Illustrator/Comic Artist for almost a year means I constantly have to learn new techniques related to drawing.
I live in India and I’m a home bird. I never leave the apartment unless I have to take my dogs for a walk. I stay in an area surrounded by trees and a lake which means I never actually meet people.
I even do my grocery shopping online.
Skillshare enabled me to learn whatever my heart craved for without even leaving my desk.
In case you don’t know, Skillshare is an online learning community, where Creators can share classes based on practically anything (drawing, cooking, photography, baking, etc.) and people can watch these classes to improve their skills.
Hence the name “Skill-share.”
Skillshare costs $8-$12 a month, but as my reader, you can get 60 days of Skillshare Prime Membership free if you click here. You can watch unlimited classes in these 2 months.
If Skillshare is not your cup of tea, then you can cancel your membership just before the 60 day free trial is over.
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Now, if you’ve always had a zing for drawing, and want to get better or are already a professional artist but are looking to improve your drawing skills, then you’re going to like this post very much.
Very much indeed.
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I have gone through a lot of classes, but these are (according to me) the best drawing classes on Skillshare.
This is a course I really enjoyed because I love sketching girls/women in general.
Gabrielle teaches you how to sketch cute female characters with pencils. She’ll walk you through the materials and pencil techniques she uses before she breaks it all down by sketching the face, feature by feature, in easy to follow steps. This is a class for artists of any level.
What I love most of all is her course is full of worksheets, guides, tutorials, tips, and references to help prepare you for drawing female characters — with loads of video demonstrations to help you solidify the information, while watching it in action!
By the end of this class, you will know how to draw a variety of female eyes, noses, mouths, and hair styles that you can then work into endless combinations.
Like the name suggests, this course is all about inking and drawing using brush pens and technical pens.
Yasmina teaches you about all the supplies and tools that she uses before she shows you what is line variation.
After which, she will show you all the different ink-shading techniques. And she provides you with worksheets that you can use to practice on!
And then, she will show you the different types of patterns and textures you can use for your piece. Finally, she guides you through a step-by-step process of how she does her drawings.
She will show you all the tools she uses of course and teach you the difference between hard lead and soft lead pencils. She begins with simple shapes that eventually becomes the outline of the drawing.
And then she goes to show you step-by-step instructions on how you can flesh out the drawing.
Now, although the final result is a computer generated illustration, Gabriel goes through the entire process of drawing figures, faces, expressions and clothes.
He begins the class by teaching you how to do figure drawing exercises, so you get a rhythm of drawing basic figures.
He then delves into drawing expressions and faces both – masculine and feminine.
After exploring how to draw clothes and poses, he then moves on to showing you how you can put the sketch into your computer and use Photoshop to create a beautiful illustration.
Overall, this is a very extensive course and it is packed with value. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned Artist, this is a course that you should check out.
Like the name suggests, this is a course all about drawing letters.
Joseph starts his classes by teaching you about all the tools he uses.
And then he moves on to the Fundamentals of Typography – including Lettering Tips and Tricks. Finally, he shows you how to create a masterpiece on an object.
This process is super detailed because he shows you how to prep the object and then draw on it.
Christine will teach you how to draw gestures – a very important step in drawing people. She will show you the three most important concepts to keep in ind when drawing poses.
And she illustrates just how important lines and curves are when you’re drawing figures. She will teach you how to make a quick line gesture drawing from a photo reference.
These easy, fun exercises will guide you to go deep, reflect on your emotions, and visualize your dreams for the future.
What I love most about this course is that you don’t need to be perfect at drawing. You just need a pencil and a paper and you can draw whatever you feel like.
And this is the perfect course to take if you want to start an Art Journal.
That pretty much brings us to the end of this list. If you’ve made it to this point, you must really love to draw as much as I do.
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What is your favorite class on Drawing? Let me know in the comments below if any of these suggestions got you interested in picking up that pencil.