Pencil Drawing Made Easy Review
In this page, I’ll be reviewing Pencil Drawing Made Easy by Nolan Clark.
It is a pencil drawing course that specializes in taking beginners and teaching them how to draw in a realistic style. The course itself is online video, so you can access it from anywhere in the world.
Each class is two hours long so you can even draw with which watching the video, nothing is left to the imagination. The course starts off by showing you all the equipment you need and the basic strokes.
What I like is that each lesson builds on the previous so you are never thrown into the deep. Each class has it’s own concept or technique that you need to master, for example, in the second class you learn how to spot the different tonal values. In this class Nolan (the instructor) uses different styrofoam objects to show you the light affects the tonal values. The way he explains it makes it so easy to understand, like theory being explained in a practical way.
With each class you get a downloadable template which you can print out and use that to transfer to your drawing paper. You then also get a high quality photo of the reference and the final drawing. They are laid out in the pdf in such a way that when you print it out, each are exactly the same size. This makes it easy to judge sizes while drawing.
In each class you complete a drawing project. Like in the second class you draw a realistic spoon. At the beginning of the class I though it was going to be difficult, but after watching the explanations at the start of the class and the practical demo, it turned out to be quite easy.
The next four lessons are also still life drawings. There is an onion and garlic still life, transparent wine glass, rose and an apple drawing. In each of these you learn all about creating texture and depth in your drawings as well as drawing negatively and how to draw reflective objects.
From there you start drawing portraits. Nolan shows you how to draw all the major features like the eyes and mouth. What I liked was that he shows you what to look out for with each one. Once you have completed say the ear class, you will be able to draw any ear and not just the one from the class itself.
What really makes this course stand out from the rest is that it goes much deeper than any of the other courses I have seen. There are even classes on how to draw material textures and hands. There is over 32 hours worth of video in this Course.
What is the Pencil Drawing Made Easy?
First, Nolan is all about the way that you can understand what you need to draw before you can draw it. You do not have to struggle with the sketches when you understand the concept of what you need to draw. That is the reason why this works, even if you don’t have an imaginative and clear mind.
Also, these online videos, included in the course, help you learn vital points you need to do. All of this focused on a practical level.
The whole program is about solidifying skills, previously thought to be for the select few. Now, they are accessible for people who have been relegated to the sidelines because they are thought to be not artistic.
For once, I knew that I had found someone who cared about developing my own talent. This was brilliant because, when you’re in a big class, they cater to everyone. However, this program helps you bring out your own talents because it has a brilliant framework that accepts everyone’s capabilities.
About Nolan Clark
Nolan Clark has been teaching artists to draw and paint since 2000 in his studio in South Africa. In 2008 he emigrated to New Zealand and took his teaching online. Since then he has taught over 3 million people to draw and paint. He specializes in taking beginner artists and teaching them how to draw and paint realistically. Below you can see some of Nolan’s other drawings and paintings. (Please note that these are NOT part of the Pencil Drawing Made Easy Course)
The lessons cover the following:
Lesson 1- Introduction
Lesson 2- Shading techniques
Lesson 3- Creating Texture
Lesson 4- Creating depth
Lesson 5- Negative Drawing
Lesson 6- Reflective Objects
Lesson 7- Realistic Eyes
Lesson 8- Realistic Noses
Lesson 9- Realistic Mouths
Lesson 10- Realistic Ears
Lesson 11- Cheeks, Chins, Foreheads and Necks
Lesson 12- Realistic Hair
Lesson 13- Beards and Moustache
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26 Hours of HD Quality Online Video
plus 16 Hours of Bonus Classes
giving a total of 42 hours worth of classes
Bonus downloadable Templates and References
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