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Class Introduction

Lesson 1 from: How to Draw

Cleo Papanikolas

Class Introduction

Lesson 1 from: How to Draw

Cleo Papanikolas

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1. Class Introduction

Lesson Info

Class Introduction

If you're a beginner, you have nothing to worry about. This is the place for you. I used to not be able to draw either. And I have done hundreds of bad drawings. And you know what happened to me? Nothing. I'm here. I had a lot of fun drawing on. I got a lot of practice because art and drawing is just like any other exercise. In order to build muscle, you have to do it over and over again and practice. And the good thing is, you're not running laps, your drawing, and it's really fun. So this class is full of techniques to practice and take home. We're going to start out with a good, solid foundation of art school basics, and then we're going to move on to a technique that I really like to dio. I use it all the time as a professional illustrator, but it's also really great for beginners. We're gonna take your mobile device so it could be a tablet. It could be a cell phone if you want to draw really small, which I often dio, and we're gonna use the glass on the top of the surface as a lig...

ht box so you can get any image in there you want. And then we're gonna put a piece of tracing paper on the top of it and trace that and transfer that drawing to a nice piece of drawing paper. So you're using all the hands on techniques where you get your hands dirty. Really? Craft something, a lot of texture to it, But you're also using the best of the new technology. Then, after we transfer that, we're gonna create a nice finish piece of art that you could take home. You can say, Hey, I didn't I didn't These are today. As we go through all these drawing techniques, I want you to, like, take a whole bunch of notes in the margins and scribble doodle anything on your drawings. Because when you take these home, that's when you're going to really learn after the class is over, when you're practicing on your own and maybe you're drawing your own subject matter or you using a technique that you already do and you're just adding in my new information, you're gonna be like, Ah, that's the ah ha moment. Now I really feel like I'm I have a handle on this new material

Class Materials

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Drawing Tools & Materials List
Color Tools & Materials List
Candy Drawing
Lightbox Drawing Photos

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Sharks Drawing

Ratings and Reviews

Lt. Cmnd. Data

This fun course is perfect for the beginner that wants to learn how to draw with pencil. Cleo had lots of great tips and techniques that are easy to employ and you can get started with whatever supplies you have around the house (back of the envelope and a #2 pencil..). It is great to have more fuel for my creative habit!


This class is fantastic for getting you off and running for a daily practice of drawing and DIY exhibition. The range of techniques that Cleo goes over are easy to follow and enable you to create something that has potential! I am inspired to apply what I have learn in this class right away. I primarily work in the digital space, so spending time developing analog skills with an experienced instructor has been so valuable for me and my work. And as a side note, I loved focusing on everyday things (keys, scissors, etc.) and bringing out the character and beauty of those objects in our drawings.


I thought this course was great! Cleo broke down the fundamentals of drawing in a way that was easy to understand. I was particularly impressed by the different tracing paper techniques and using the pencil as a measuring tool. After taking this class I can now look at drawings and identify the techniques that were used to accomplish them and that's an awesome feeling :)

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