Full Course Curriculum Listing

The Complete Online Drawing Course

What’s Included?

Lifetime access to all course resources

IOver 25 hours of HD video lessons

More than 60 downloadable resources

iLearn at your own pace

Friendly and Supportive Facebook Group

Introduction and Orientation
IWelcome to the DrawPj Academy
ICreate a Pre-Instruction Drawing
hThe Beginner Drawing Family Facebook Group
hRecommended Art Supplies
hStudying with a DrawPj Mentor
hStudy Blocks for DrawPj Mentored Students

Construction Drawing (pencil)

Essential Skills
ISketching
IHalving Lines
IDrawing Angles
IIntroduction to Scribble Gesture
IIntroduction to Basic Shapes
IDrawing Rectangles
IDrawing Triangles
IDrawing Circles
IDrawing Ellipses
IDrawing Bell Shapes
IConstruction Drawing Examples
Essential Skills: Downloadable Booklets
hEssential Skills Summary
Essential Skills - Projects
IIntroduction to Projects
Peppie the Pup: Downloadable Project Booklets
IPeppie the Pup – Part A: Construction Drawing
IPeppie the Pup – Part B: Outline Drawing
Tallulah Ted: Downloadable Project Booklets
ITallulah Ted: Part A: Construction Drawing
ITallulah Ted: Part B: Outline Drawing
Major Project - Fred the Sausage Dog
Fred the Sausage Dog Project Booklet
IFred the Sausage Dog Outline Drawing
IFred the Sausage Dog Construction Drawing
Drawing 3D Solid Shapes
I3D Solid Shapes – Cube
I3D Solid Shapes – Sphere
I3D Solid Shapes – Cylinder
I3D Solid Shapes – Cone and Pyramid
Essential Skills - Bonus Project Booklets
Learn to See Shapes in Objects
Simple Man-made Objects
Marmalade the Rabbit Project
Oscar the Cat Project
Cyril the Squirrel Project
Cuddly Cat Bobby Project
Pencil Techniques - Six Pencil Techniques
hSix Pencil Techniques Introduction
IIntroduction and Smooth Shading Technique
IBroad Stroke Technique
IChisel Point Technique
IFine Lines Technique
ICross Hatching Technique
ICross Hatching Technique
IErasing Techniques
Major Project: The Old Hay Shed
Project Booklet
IIntroduction and the Graphite Transfer Method
IPencil Stroke Placement and Shadow Areas
ITrees and Leaves
IBackground Elements
IThe Roof Area
ICompleting the Foreground
Pencil Techniques - Bonus Project Booklets
Tulips in a Tub Project
Giant Cherry Cupcake Project
Happy Campers Project
Happy Campers Project
Shining Lighthouse Project
Quiz
RConstruction Drawing Quiz
Bonus Section: Extra Reading
The Artist’s Language and Your Four Natural Abilities

Shading and Form (pencil)

Shading Techniques
Shading Techniques Introduction and Booklet
ICreate a Value Scale
IShaded Curves
ITwo Smooth Shading Techniques
IGradation
ISoft Edge
IHard Edge
hShading Techniques Summary
The Theory of Light and Shade
IIntroduction to the Theory of Light and Shade
Theory of Light and Shade Booklet
IShade a Cube
IShade a Sphere
IShade a Cone
IShade a Cylinder
hTheory of Light and Shade Summary
Shading - Bonus Project Booklets
Bob the Boat Project
Puddles the Boot Project
Frangipani Dreams Project
The Holiday Project
A Variety of Subjects
Shading - Clothing and Folds
Introduction to Five Folds (essential reading)
IShaded Drawing of a Column Fold (tutorial)
IShaded Drawing of a Column Fold (speed drawing)
Major Project: Silver Kettle
Silver Kettle Project Booklet
ISilver Kettle Tutorial
ISilver Kettle Speed Drawing
Major Project: A Shoe Well Travelled
‘A Shoe Well Travelled’: Introduction and Booklet
IPart a: Introduction, first layer and sole stitching
IPart b: Impressing technique in shoe folds
IPart c: Laces and leather stitching
IPart d: Rubber sole and summary
Bonus Project: The Little Urn
Little Urn Resources
IShaded Drawing of the Little Urn (Tutorial)
IShaded Drawing of the Little Urn (speed drawing)
Quiz
RShading and Form Quiz

Portraiture Foundations (pencil & charcoal)

Pencil Portraiture
Facial Features Introduction and Resources
IShaded Drawing of the Human Eye (intro and tutorial)
IShaded Drawing of the Human Eye (speed drawing)
IShaded Drawing of the Human Nose (tutorial)
IShaded Drawing of the Human Nose (speed drawing)
IShaded Drawing of Human Lips (tutorial)
IShaded Drawing of Human Lips (speed drawing)
IShaded Drawing of the Human Ear (tutorial)
IShaded Drawing of the Human Ear (speed drawing)
IMark the Positions of the Individual Features on a Face
Project: Isha (Child Portrait)
Child Portrait – Introduction and Resources
IPortrait of Isha part a – construction drawing and outline
IPortrait of Isha part b – hair
IPortrait of Isha part c – face and jumper
IPortrait of Isha (speed drawing)
Charcoal Portraiture - Twelve Charcoal Techniques
hIntroduction to Charcoal Portraiture
IArt Materials Video (part 1)
IArt Materials Video (part 2)
ICovering Large Areas with Willow Charcoal
ICovering Medium Sized Areas with Willow Charcoal
ICovering Small Areas with Willow Charcoal
IDrawing Fine Lines with Willow Charcoal
IDrawing Fine Lines with Charcoal Pencil
ICreating Gradations with Blending
ICreating Soft Edges with Blending
ICreating Hard Edges
IHatching Lines with Willow Charcoal and Charcoal Pencil
ILines with Variations in Widths
IErasing Techniques
IWhite Conte and White Charcoal Techniques
Project: Long Hair
Long Hair Project Booklet
ILong Hair: Step 1
ILong Hair: Step 2
ILong Hair: Step 3 (part a)
ILong Hair: Step 3 (part b)
ILong Hair: Step 4 (part a)
ILong Hair: Step 4 (part b)
Project: Short Hair
Short Hair Project Booklet
IShort Hair: Steps 1 and 2
IShort Hair: Step 3
IShort Hair: Step 4
Bonus Project: Curly Hair
Curly Hair Project Booklet
ICurly Hair: Steps 1,2 and 3
ICurly Hair: Step 4
ICurly Hair: Steps 5 and 6
ICurly Hair: Step 7
ICurly Hair: Step 8
Major Project: Self Portrait
Introduction and Resources
IInitial Guidelines
IBasic Outlines
IThe Final Outline (part a)
IThe Final Outline (part b)
IShading Eyes
IShading Eyes (continued) and Forehead
IShading the Nose
IShading the Nose (continued)
IShading around the face
IDrawing Lips / Shading Cheek and Neck
IShading Lips, Cheeks and Neck
IHair (part a)
IHair (part b)
INeck and Clothes
IHighlights
Bonus Projects
Draw Clothing
Child Portrait of Sumaya
Quiz
RPortraiture Foundations Quiz
Bonus Section: Draw People and Characters
IHow to Draw Cute! (Part A) – live webinar recording
IHow to Draw Cute! (Part B) – live webinar recording
Draw People and Cute Characters
Draw Characters Worksheet
IPractical Application of Fundamental Techniques – ‘Baking for Mummy’

Perspective and Proportion (pencil)

Perspective
IIntroduction to Perspective
IDraw Wooden Floorboards
IDraw a Simple Interior with Floor Tiles
IDraw Simple Rectangle Shapes
IDraw a Bookcase
IDraw a Fence
IDraw a Ellipse in One Point Perspective
IDraw an Opening Door
IDraw some Steps
IDraw the Outline of an Interior Room
IDraw a Chair in One Point Perspective
IUsing a Scaling Stick to Draw Objects in Proportion
IProject: Draw a Simple House in 3 point Perspective
Bonus Project Booklets
Cosy Cottage
Animal Frenzy
Major Project: House in English Countryside
Little House in the English Countryside – Introduction and Project Booklet
ILittle House in the English Countryside (part a)
ILittle House in the English Countryside (part b)
ILittle House in the English Countryside (part c)
ILittle House in the English Countryside (part d)
Quiz
RPerspective and Proportion Quiz
Bonus Section: Grid Method
Grid Method Introduction and Project Booklet
IGrid Method: Copy a Pattern (part a)
IGrid Method: Copy a Pattern (part b)
IGrid Method Project: Prepare your Grid (part a)
IGrid Method Project: Create your Drawing (part b)

Coloured Pencil

12 Coloured Pencil Techniques
hIntroduction
Coloured Pencil Conversion Charts
ISharp Point
IDull Point
IGradation
IBlending
IScumbling
IHatching
ICross Hatching
IStriking Strokes
IImpressing
IPointillism
ILayering
IErasing
Bonus Pencil Technique Project Booklets
Crazy Fluff Balls
My Colourful Kingdom
Secret Winter Wonderland
Country Cottage
Theory
Colour Theory Project Booklets
IIntroduction to the Colour Wheel
IThe Colour Swatch
ISix Colour Schemes
ISeeing Colour as Tone
Project: African Daisy
African Daisy Project Booklet
IIntroduction
IStep 1
IStep 2
IStep 3
IStep 4
IStep 5
IStep 6
IStep 7
Major Project: Apple
Juicy Apple Project Project Booklet
IStep 1
IStep 2
IStep 3
IStep 4
IStep 5
IStep 6
IStep 7
IStep 8
IStep 9
IStep 10
Bonus Projects and Booklets
Double Hearted Rose Project booklet
Luscious Strawberry Project Booklet
IStep 1
IStep 2
IStep 3
IStep 4
IStep 5
IStep 6
IStep 7a
IStep 7b
IStep 8
IStep 9
Quiz
RColoured Pencil Quiz

Composition

Composition Principles
Composition Downloadable Resources
IHow I Compose Original Art: Three Stage Process
IThe Planning Stage: Ten Principles of Composition
IAnalysis of an Artwork using the Ten Principles of Composition
IComposition Structures
ICreating Thumbnail Sketches using Composition Structures and Principles
Art Style and Inspiration
IThree Drawing Styles and the Development of Cindy’s Style
ICindy’s Art Style: Short film (for ABC OPEN)
Artist Style Case Study: Richard Klekociuk
IBotanical Gardens Art Inspiration with Richard Klekociuk
Art Style Case Study: Jandamarra Cadd
IJandamarra Cadd: Bridging the Divide with Colours and Dots (for ABC Open)
ISeven Tips to Find your Art Style
IExample Outline Drawing: “Waiting for the Next Meal”
IExample Thumbnail Colour Planning: “Waiting for Next Meal”
ISpeed Drawing: “Waiting for the Next Meal”
Colour a Hard Edge Drawing
Final Project: Compose an Original Drawing
Quiz
RComposition Quiz

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