Drawing Fundamentals: Cross Contour Lines and Ellipses
with Amy Wynne
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01 Class Introduction03:52
Class duration: 1h 7mSee all 6 lessons
About The Class
Anyone can draw
This beginner-friendly class will teach you essential techniques for drawing realistically. Understand the three dimensional form and curved objects. Instructor Amy Wynne teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and exhibits her work nationally, winning numerous grants and awards.
This class covers:
- Turning 3D forms in space & using cross contour lines
- Learning how to draw and measure height to width of ellipses
- Applying knowledge of ellipses to drawing eggs, cylinders, coffee cups, & bananas
A series of practice pages will be provided to get you started. You’ll draw 3D forms such as an egg and a cube, and build up to drawing hands.
Using Cross Contour Lines To Create 3-Dimensionality09:22
Draw and Measure Height to Width of Ellipses03:43
Drawing Coffee Cup With Ellipses07:12
Drawing Eggs and Cylinders With Dimension19:51
Demo: Drawing Bananas23:34
Amy Wynne received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the New York Academy of Art in Manhattan and her BA from Smith College in Art History and Cultural Anthropology. She has been teaching painting and drawing for over 25 years. For 10 years, she taught full time at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.... read more See instructor's Classes
Drawing Basics 2: Practice Pages
100% of students recommend this class.
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A great course to learn how an artist visualizes objects to make their drawings look 3-dimensional on a 2-dimensional surface (such as your paper). Awesome!
Clearly explained concepts. Well thought out for the building blocks of drawing, from shape to line quality to shading. Gave me confidence and desire to keep on drawing.
This was one of my favorite classes. Amy is a very patient and thorough instructor. I have taken many drawing classes but I really loved her approach. I'm looking at the world differently!
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