Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction and Orientation Guide

    • Welcome to the DrawPj Academy
    • Create a Pre-Instruction Drawing
    • The Beginner Drawing Family Facebook Group
    • Recommended Art Supplies
    • Study Blocks for One-to-One Mentor Feedback
    • Upgrades for Self-Study Students
  • 2

    CD-ESK: Essential Skills - Just Pick Up Your Pencil!

    • Essential Skills Introduction
    • Sketching
    • Halving Lines
    • Drawing Angles
    • Introduction to Scribble Gesture
    • Introduction to Basic Shapes
    • Drawing Rectangles
    • Drawing Triangles
    • Drawing Circles
    • Drawing Ellipses
    • Drawing Bell Shapes
    • Construction Drawing Examples
    • Essential Skills: Downloadable Booklets
    • Essential Skills Summary
  • 3

    CD-ESP: Essential Skills - Projects

    • Introduction to Projects
    • Peppie the Pup: Downloadable Project Booklets
    • Peppie the Pup - Part A: Construction Drawing
    • Peppie the Pup - Part B: Outline Drawing
    • Tallulah Ted: Downloadable Project Booklets
    • Tallulah Ted: Part A: Construction Drawing
    • Tallulah Ted: Part B: Outline Drawing
  • 4

    CD-EFS: Essential Skills: Major Project - Fred the Sausage Dog

    • Fred the Sausage Dog Project Booklet
    • Fred part a - Construction Drawing
    • Fred part b - Outline Drawing
  • 5

    CD-ESS: Essential Skills - Drawing 3D Solid Shapes

    • 3D Solid Shapes part a
    • 3D Solid Shapes part b
    • Solid Shapes part c
    • Solid Shapes part d
  • 6

    CD-EBP: Essential Skills - Bonus Project Booklets

    • Learn to See Shapes in Objects
    • Simple Man-made Objects
    • Marmalade the Rabbit Project
    • Oscar the Cat Project
    • Cyril the Squirrel Project
    • Cuddly Cat Toby Project
  • 7

    CD-SPT: Pencil Techniques - Six Pencil Techniques

    • Six Pencil Techniques Introduction
    • Introduction and Smooth Shading Technique
    • Broad Stroke Technique
    • Chisel Point Technique
    • Fine Lines Technique
    • Hatching Technique
    • Cross Hatching Technique
    • Erasing Techniques
  • 8

    CD-SOH: Pencil Techniques - Major Project: The Old Hay Shed

    • Project Booklet
    • Introduction and the Graphite Transfer Method
    • Pencil Stroke Placement and Shadow Areas
    • Trees and Leaves
    • Background Elements
    • The Roof Area
    • Completing the Foreground
  • 9

    CD-SBP: Pencil Techniques - Bonus Project Booklets

    • Tulips in a Tub Project
    • Giant Cherry Cupcake Project
    • Happy Campers Project
    • Shining Lighthouse Project
  • 10

    CD-QCD: Quiz

    • Construction Drawing Quiz
  • 11

    XR-ALN: Extra Reading - The Artist's Language

    • XR1.1 The Artist's Language and Your Four Natural Abilities
  • 12

    SF-SST: Shading - Shading Techniques

    • Shading Techniques Introduction and Booklet
    • Create a Value Scale
    • Shaded Curves
    • Two Smooth Shading Techniques
    • Gradation
    • Soft Edge
    • Hard Edge
    • Shading Techniques Summary
  • 13

    SF-TLS: Shading - 'The Theory of Light and Shade'

    • Introduction to the Theory of Light and Shade
    • Theory of Light and Shade Booklet
    • Shade a Cube
    • Shade a Sphere
    • Shade a Cone
    • Shade a Cylinder
    • Theory of Light and Shade Summary
  • 14

    SF-SBP: Shading - Bonus Project Booklets

    • Bob the Boat Project
    • Puddles the Boot Project
    • Frangipani Dreams Project
    • The Holiday Project
    • A Variety of Subjects
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    SF-SCF: Shading - Clothing and Folds

    • Introduction to Five Folds (essential reading)
    • Shaded Drawing of a Column Fold (tutorial)
    • Shaded Drawing of a Column Fold (speed drawing)
  • 16

    SF-PSK: Shading - Major Project: Silver Kettle

    • Silver Kettle Project Booklet
    • Silver Kettle Tutorial
    • Silver Kettle Speed Drawing
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    SF-PSW: Shading - Major Project: A Shoe Well Travelled

    • 'A Shoe Well Travelled': Introduction and Booklet
    • Part a: Introduction, first layer and sole stitching
    • Part b: Impressing technique in shoe folds
    • Part c: Laces and leather stitching
    • Part d: Rubber sole and summary
  • 18

    SF-BLU: Shading - Bonus Project: The Little Urn

    • Little Urn Resources
    • Shaded Drawing of the Little Urn (Tutorial)
    • Shaded Drawing of the Little Urn (speed drawing)
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    SF-QSF: Quiz

    • Shading and Form Quiz
  • 20

    PF-PPO: Pencil Portraiture

    • Facial Features Introduction and Resources
    • Shaded Drawing of the Human Eye (intro and tutorial)
    • Shaded Drawing of the Human Eye (speed drawing)
    • Shaded Drawing of the Human Nose (tutorial)
    • Shaded Drawing of the Human Nose (speed drawing)
    • Shaded Drawing of Human Lips (tutorial)
    • Shaded Drawing of Human Lips (speed drawing)
    • Shaded Drawing of the Human Ear (tutorial)
    • Shaded Drawing of the Human Ear (speed drawing)
    • Mark the Positions of the Individual Features on a Face
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    PF-PIP: Pencil Portraiture - Project: Isha (Child Portrait)

    • Child Portrait - Introduction and Resources
    • Portrait of Isha part a - construction drawing and outline
    • Portrait of Isha part b - hair
    • Portrait of Isha part c - face and jumper
    • Portrait of Isha (speed drawing)
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    PF-CTC: Charcoal Portraiture - Twelve Charcoal Techniques

    • Introduction to Charcoal Portraiture
    • Art Materials Video (part 1)
    • Art Materials Video (part 2)
    • Covering Large Areas with Willow Charcoal
    • Covering Medium Sized Areas with Willow Charcoal
    • Covering Small Areas with Willow Charcoal
    • Drawing Fine Lines with Willow Charcoal
    • Drawing Fine Lines with Charcoal Pencil
    • Creating Gradations with Blending
    • Creating Soft Edges with Blending
    • Creating Hard Edges
    • Hatching Lines with Willow Charcoal and Charcoal Pencil
    • Lines with Variations in Widths
    • Erasing Techniques
    • White Conte and White Charcoal Techniques
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    PF-CLH: Charcoal Portraiture - Project: Long Hair

    • Long Hair Project Booklet
    • Long Hair: Step 1
    • Long Hair: Step 2
    • Long Hair: Step 3 (part a)
    • Long Hair: Step 3 (part b)
    • Long Hair: Step 4 (part a)
    • Long Hair: Step 4 (part b)
  • 24

    PF-CSH: Charcoal Portraiture - Project: Short Hair

    • Short Hair Project Booklet
    • Short Hair: Steps 1 and 2
    • Short Hair: Step 3
    • Short Hair: Step 4
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    PF-CCH: Charcoal Portraiture - Bonus Project: Curly Hair

    • Curly Hair Project Booklet
    • Curly Hair: Steps 1,2 and 3
    • Curly Hair: Step 4
    • Curly Hair: Steps 5 and 6
    • Curly Hair: Step 7
    • Curly Hair: Step 8
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    PF-CSP: Charcoal Portraiture - Major Project: Self Portrait

    • Introduction and Resources
    • Initial Guidelines
    • Basic Outlines
    • The Final Outline (part a)
    • The Final Outline (part b)
    • Shading Eyes
    • Shading Eyes (continued) and Forehead
    • Shading the Nose
    • Shading the Nose (continued)
    • Shading around the face
    • Drawing Lips / Shading Cheek and Neck
    • Shading Lips, Cheeks and Neck
    • Hair (part a)
    • Hair (part b)
    • Neck and Clothes
    • Highlights
  • 27

    PF-CBP: Charcoal Portraiture - Bonus Projects

    • Draw Clothing
    • Child Portrait of Sumaya
  • 28

    PF-QPF: Quiz

    • Portraiture Foundations Quiz
  • 29

    BX-HDC: Bonus Extra Inspiration - How to Draw People and Characters

    • How to Draw Cute! (Part A) - live webinar recording
    • How to Draw Cute! (Part B) - live webinar recording
    • Draw People and Cute Characters
    • Draw Characters Worksheet
    • Practical Application of Fundamental Techniques - 'Baking for Mummy'
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    PP-PSV: Perspective

    • Introduction to Perspective
    • Draw Wooden Floorboards
    • Draw a Simple Interior with Floor Tiles
    • Draw Simple Rectangle Shapes
    • Draw a Bookcase
    • Draw a Fence
    • Draw an Ellipse in One Point Perspective
    • Draw an Opening Door
    • Draw some Steps
    • Draw the Outline of an Interior Room
    • Draw a Chair in One Point Perspective
    • Using a Scaling Stick to Draw Objects in Proportion
    • Project: Draw a Simple House in 3 point Perspective
  • 31

    PP-PBP: Perspective - Bonus Project Booklets

    • Cosy Cottage
    • Animal Frenzy
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    PP-PHE: Perpective - Major Project: House in English Countryside

    • Little House in the English Countryside - Introduction and Project Booklet
    • Little House in the English Countryside (part a)
    • Little House in the English Countryside (part b)
    • Little House in the English Countryside (part c)
    • Little House in the English Countryside (part d)
  • 33

    PP-QPP: Quiz

    • Perspective and Proportion Quiz
  • 34

    GM-BGM: Bonus Section: Grid Method

    • Grid Method Introduction and Project Booklet
    • Grid Method: Copy a Pattern (part a)
    • Grid Method: Copy a Pattern (part b)
    • Grid Method Project: Prepare your Grid (part a)
    • Grid Method Project: Create your Drawing (part b)
  • 35

    CP-TCP: Coloured Pencil - 12 Coloured Pencil Techniques

    • 12 Coloured Pencil Techniques - Introduction
    • Coloured Pencil Conversion Charts
    • Sharp Point
    • Dull Point
    • Gradation
    • Blending
    • Scumbling
    • Hatching
    • Cross Hatching
    • Striking Strokes
    • Impressing
    • Pointillism
    • Layering
    • Erasing
  • 36

    CP-BPT: Coloured Pencil - Bonus Pencil Technique Project Booklets

    • Crazy Fluff Balls
    • My Colourful Kingdom
    • Secret Winter Woodland
    • Country Cottage
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    CP-CPT: Coloured Pencil - Theory

    • Colour Theory Project Booklets
    • Introduction to the Colour Wheel
    • The Colour Swatch
    • Six Colour Schemes
    • Seeing Colour as Tone
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    CP-PAS: Coloured Pencil - Project: African Daisy

    • African Daisy Project Booklet
    • Introduction
    • Step 1
    • Step 2
    • Step 3
    • Step 4
    • Step 5
    • Step 6
    • Step 7
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    CP-PAL: Coloured Pencil - Major Project: Apple

    • Juicy Apple Project Project Booklet
    • Step 1
    • Step 2
    • Step 3
    • Step 4
    • Step 5
    • Step 6
    • Step 7
    • Step 8
    • Step 9
    • Step 10
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    CP-CBP: Coloured Pencil - Bonus Projects and Booklets

    • Double Hearted Rose Project booklet
    • Luscious Strawberry Project Booklet
    • Step 1
    • Step 2
    • Step 3
    • Step 4
    • Step 5
    • Step 6
    • Step 7a
    • Step 7b
    • Step 8
    • Step 9
  • 41

    CP-QCP: Quiz

    • Coloured Pencil Quiz
  • 42

    CO-CPS: Composition

    • Composition Downloadable Resources
    • How I Compose Original Art: Three Stage Process
    • The Planning Stage: Ten Principles of Composition
    • Analysis of an Artwork using the Ten Principles of Composition
    • Composition Structures
    • Creating Thumbnail Sketches using Composition Structures and Principles
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    CO-ASY: Art Style and Inspiration

    • Three Drawing Styles and the Development of Cindy's Style
    • Cindy's Art Style: Short film (for ABC OPEN)
    • Art Style Case Study: Richard Klekociuk
    • Botanical Gardens Art Inspiration with Richard Klekociuk
    • Art Style Case Study: Jandamarra Cadd
    • Jandamarra Cadd: Bridging the Divide with Colours and Dots (for ABC Open)
    • Art Style Case Study: Sharon Kow
    • Art Style Case Study: Jesse Lane
    • Art Style Case Study: Anita Morena
    • Seven Tips to Find your Art Style
    • Example Outline Drawing: "Waiting for the Next Meal"
    • Example Thumbnail Colour Planning: "Waiting for Next Meal"
    • Speed Drawing: "Waiting for the Next Meal"
    • Colour a Hard Edge Drawing
    • Final Project: Compose an Original Drawing
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    CO-QCO: Quiz

    • Composition Quiz