Introduction to Drawing — Lessons on Demand

Learn to draw at your convenience. My Introduction to Drawing course is now available for rent or purchase.
Watch previews for each lesson below.

This 7-lesson Introduction to Drawing course is based on my comparable in-person course, and takes you through basic concepts and skills important for learning to draw in a realist manner from observation using charcoal on paper. In every lesson I go through the supplies you need, tell you how to set up your own still life (or you’re welcome to draw my split-screen still life), and guide you through each drawing. The lessons build on each other and are meant to be done in sequence, but you are welcome work through the lessons in any order you choose. Individual lessons are great for brushing up on your skills. Below each preview is a downloadable PDF link to a supplies list.

All lessons are available for a weekly rental individually or as a 3-month rental package. You can also download lessons each lesson individually or as a package. More info below, or go here.

Introduction to Drawing Series -
All Seven Lessons

All seven lessons to stream or download.
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Three Month On-demand: $49.99
Unlimited Streaming and Download: $118.00



Advanced Form and Shading - Lesson Three

This lessons expands on Lessons 2 and 3 and guides you through a drawing of a single pear from start to finish.
This lesson is 32 minutes long.
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One Week Streaming: $3.99
Unlimited Steaming and Download: $19.99


The Essence of Things -
Lesson Five

This lesson focuses on observation and how to interpret what you see while taking you through drawing a still life comprised of four different objects.
This lesson is 28 minutes long.
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One Week Streaming: $3.99
Unlimited Steaming and Download: $19.99

Finding Form -
Lesson One

This lesson focuses on using an Envelope and Block-in to draw a simple still life.
This lesson is 20 minutes long. 
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One Week Streaming: $3.99
Unlimited Steaming and Download: $19.99


Visual Linear Perspective - Lesson Four

This lesson focuses on how to freehand draw perspective. 
This lesson is 14 minutes long.
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One Week Streaming: $3.99
Unlimited Steaming and Download: $19.99


Mark Making -
Lesson Seven

This lesson focuses on how to use your charcoal to its fullest and encourages you to explore drawing expressively.
This lesson is 13 minutes long.
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One Week Streaming: $3.99
Unlimited Steaming and Download: $19.99

Shading Light and Shadow -
Lesson Two

 Learn about light and how to use charcoal to shade a sphere.
This lesson is 23 minutes long.
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One Week Streaming: $3.99
Unlimited Steaming and Download: $19.99


Exploring Negative Space - Lesson Five

Learn how to use negative space (the space between things) to help you draw.
This lesson is 12 minutes long.
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One Week Streaming: $3.99
Unlimited Steaming and Download: $19.99


Supplies -
Free Demo

A short introduction to the tools we’ll use in the lessons — how to sharpen charcoal sticks and pencils, and a little info about kneaded erasers.

This free demo is 10 minutes long.
Click here to watch this demo.