So in one of my previous posts i mentioned pencil sketching is one of favorite forms of art. If you’ve taken the time to check out my gallery there is not very much realistic type drawings. I love cartoonish style projects. Especially famous cartoons. I love to recreate a simpsons character or one of the rugrats. I pride myself in being fairly skilled as well. I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my drawing. Almost unhealthily. To the point where I sometimes won’t finish a piece if I feel it isn’t up to my own high standards. But I recently found this course and honestly I wasn’t planning on promoting it or using it under my affiliate marketing ads. But after a quick introduction I feel I have to share this with any artistically inclined individuals who want to get better at realistic sketching.
Not saying it’s actually going to help me… I’m not sure anything can really make that genre of sketching any easier for me 😂. But the way it’s taught I think this might be my best chance. It shows you how and why you draw certain aspects. Negative area. Lighting. Erasing techniques. I’ve honestly never had any formal education in art, until you can count a few mandatory classes in high school where I essentially breezed through because I didn’t really understand or appreciate the lessons and had a special knack for being able to basically look at anything and draw it. Plus I didn’t wanna learn. If it felt like education it turned me away. Why did I need to know any of that stuff, I’d just get by drawing things I could see. Man oh man. How naive was I. Hahaha. Recreation of someone else’s beauty is a nice skill. But I wanna be an artist. Original designs. Stuff I can say is mine.
Yet still, over the years I developed some techniques to help along the way. I still neglected learning basic principles. It always seemed every time I tried out another YouTube course or picked up some cheap copy of a how to book I still couldn’t understand the things being taught. All I’m trying to say is if you have ever struggled with realistic artwork, understanding fundamentals that assist with things like perspective and scaling this may be the course for you.
I’ve barely scratched the surface. I’m about 2 and a half hours into the course that I believe is over 40 hours of easy to understand teachings and techniques and I’m hooked. Not sure it’ll have me cranking out portrait after portrait or teaching my own still life course or anything, but I can already see my skills growing and that’s been enough to get me excited enough wanna spread this course to as many people as I can and I definitely can’t wait to get to the end.
It’s cool to have the ability to pause. Replay certain lessons if needed. And there’s a fully loaded support section that claims they’ll help with anything you struggle with. I’d like to see just how much support they offer for someone like me who is just flat out horrible at drawing people (especially faces and hands!!!) and needing a few silly questions answered! 😂😂😂
But I’m already satisfied with the value I’ve encountered so far so that really isn’t even a big deal in my opinion. I’m anxiously looking forward to adding some posts in the future showcasing some new skills I hopefully gain through this course. And if anyone has any insight they wanna share, ends up going through the course too, or who maybe already finished it please drop some comments on here.
I strongly recommend anyone (like me) who struggle with realistic drawings or if you’re simply looking to add some skills to that area of your art to check this class out. While there is some good fundamentals in here I do not recommend this to anyone just starting out and trying to find their groove. This area may turn out to be just right for you but there are so many other courses more suited to people just getting their feet wet artistically. I hope someone out there is almost as excited about this class as I am. I’d love to be able to chat about some of the stuff I’m learning!
Hope this helps someone out, especially if you’re on the fence about something like this. It’s not too often I find a diamond in the rough so I’m actually grateful I get to share it with you. Enjoy!!