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Digital Drawing 101: Drawing Animals

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This course blends traditional drawing techniques with modern digital tools to teach you how to draw a range of animals in different illustrative styles. Get started with the fundamentals of anatomy, light and gesture that will bring your sketches to life, then move into Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to complete your drawings by adding colour, shading and texture. Along the way you'll learn all kinds of tips, tricks and techniques from expert illustrator Kirk Nelson.

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Introduction

02:14

1.Introduction
2 lessons, 05:52

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1.1
Introduction
02:14

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1.2
Tools and Resources
03:38

2.Drawing Fundamentals
3 lessons, 34:24

2.1
Observation and Gesture
13:20

2.2
Connected Solids
09:16

2.3
Light, Shadow and Details
11:48

3.How to Draw Horses
3 lessons, 34:25

3.1
See and Sketch a Horse
10:48

3.2
Add Mass and Weight to Your Drawing
11:12

3.3
How to Draw Hair, Highlights and Effects
12:25

4.How to Draw a Dog
3 lessons, 33:39

4.1
See and Sketch a Dog
08:32

4.2
Create a Vector Portrait of a Dog
11:35

4.3
Add Clean Lines and Color to Your Illustration
13:32

5.Creating a Cat Caricature
5 lessons, 47:43

5.1
See and Sketch the Cat
07:23

5.2
Exaggerate Lines to Create a Cartoonish Illustration
07:29

5.3
Add Shapes and Forms in Adobe Illustrator
10:37

5.4
Add Base Coloring in Adobe Photoshop
09:33

5.5
Add Shading and Texture to Your Illustration
12:41

6.Conclusion
1 lesson, 01:52

6.1
Conclusion
01:52


I have been working as an all around graphics geek or “Visual Information Specialist” for the past 17 years around the Washington DC Metro area. With my career spanning across almost every aspect of the design industry, I have worked from web design, to 3d animation, to logo design, to photo retouching.
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