Are you struggling to achieve realistic form in your drawing?As a drawing tutor the two biggest challenges to drawing realistically that I see time and again in student work are proportion and shading. In this course you will learn how to measure proportion accurately and how to shade effectively to create a realistic sense of three-dimensional form. This quick and practical course is divided into two main sections: Drawing Essentials: Accurate ProportionIn this first part of the course we look at the technical side of measuring widths, lengths, angles and points that line up. By practicing these techniques you will gain an understanding of how to translate measurements from your subject into your drawing to achieve accurate and realistic proportion. Draw along with me to practice measuring techniques and produce a ‘skeleton’ drawing that maps out your subject so you have an accurate base to work from. Drawing Essentials: Effective ShadingIn the second part of the course we look at how to shade with pencils to create a sense of ‘3D’ depth and form in your drawing. Starting with the basics of tone I will take you through exercises to practice how to see different areas of light and dark, and how to use your pencil to gradually build up subtle layers of tone to draw realistic looking objects. This course is suitable for beginner artists or for intermediate artists wanting to improve their current drawing skills.