Class Introduction01:36 2
Finding Inspiration08:03 3
Developing Themes in Your Drawing06:01 4
Types of Paper for Drawing06:12 5
Mark Making Tools for Drawing05:37 6
Dedicated Space for Drawing05:03 7
Drawing Demo21:04 8
Refining the Sketch and Adding Color in Photoshop13:09
Forming the Habit of Drawing Everyday04:47 10
Get Your Drawings to Live Outside of Your Sketchbook06:03 11
Okay, so my last bit of advice for you as you start your new habit of drawing, is to keep with it. Um, like anything new is going to feel awkward and foreign, and your pencil is gonna feel weird in your hand. You're gonna feel like these first couple drawings were actually drawn with your feet, but I promise you, the more you do it, the more comfortable you're going to feel, you're going to see progress, and that is so worth it. And then that's, when the habit really fully forms, because you start seeing the benefits of it. But you've got to kind of push through those first few days, those first few weeks, and keep it going so you can make piles of drawings. So thank you for joining me today, and thank you for entering my studio world, and you can find more of me and my work at kate bingaman. Bert dot com, thanks so much.
Ratings and Reviews
Love, love, love Kate Bingaman-Burt's art and innovative ideas, and this class was just great. It's very brief--you can watch all the videos in one morning--but the effects last for a long time. This course totally revitalized my illustrations. I was stuck in a sort of "cute" mode until taking this course. Then I started using different materials, approaching my illustrations in a different way, and doing exactly what Kate says: drawing the everyday, every day. This hit the refresh button on my style, as well as my desire to draw. My only request would be a little more step-by-step on how to get the background completely white in PhotoShop; Kate demonstrates, but it's a little too quick for me to catch the process. Maybe Kate or someone could give a step-by-step followup here? Otherwise, if you need fresh inspiration, a kickstart for a drawing habit, or just a good pep talk, this is a great course! it's as valuable for inspiration as for instruction.
As an experienced artist, I really enjoyed this class a lot! I found a lot to be inspired by and appreciated Kate's easy, conversational way of presenting the material. I loved seeing her process, her workspace, and favorite materials. I loved hearing about what inspires her. Sure, this was maybe less a "how-to" kind of course, but there is certainly a LOT to take away from this hour and a half or so. I watched course live, so didn't pay for it, but I would recommend this as a good, small investment in your creative toolkit. (I would have just bought it myself except that I just lost my job and trying to save every penny I can!)
I'm writing this review not immediately after watching the class, but a year after doing so -- and the impact on my life has been tremendous. Upon taking the course, I began drawing an everyday object every day, and have kept it up for a year, missing only a few days here and there. At some point, I expanded this to also sketching a great work of art every day as well (usually from an art book I got from the library, and sometimes on a trip to a museum). I don't spend a lot of time at this -- I just do it on breaks from work. The result has been my seeing a lots of things I would otherwise miss -- little details in every day things that I'd never otherwise notice. And that, in turn, has given me a greater appreciation of life, of the the visual world, as well as the amazing art works humanity has created. Looking back, I particularly value this teacher's point that your drawing doesn't have to be perfect. For me, that's been hugely helpful. I haven't fretted or been stuck or given up -- I simply draw, and in doing so, ALWAYS notice and appreciate details of whatever I'm drawing, whether it's my coffee mug, or a painting by Georgia O'Keeffe. PS: The drawing has impacted my editing of photos and doing any kind of visual work. I'm much more tuned in to details than I used to be. I may or may not draw better, but I definitely SEE more. And for me that's a wonderful and enriching thing. Cheers!