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Back to Basics: Drawing Tools 101


Welcome to Back to Basics with Melissa Forman and Paul Richmond. Together, we will explore the basics of drawing, painting, and the general art making process in order to create more successful pieces.

This lesson is broken up into seven videos, all of which are included below on this page. When you complete one section, scroll down to the next video to continue. You have unlimited access to this page, so you can come back as often as you'd like.

We hope you enjoy this class! Thanks for being part of our Art Makes Us community.


Lesson 1: Overview of Tools

Learn about a variety of drawing tools and try them out.


Lesson 2: Viewfinder

Create a viewfinder to help you choose interesting compositions, and then use it to draw three variations on a still life.


Lesson 3: Drawing With One Pencil

Learn one technique for rendering using just a single soft pencil.


Lesson 4: Drawing With Full Set of Pencils

Make a realistic drawing use the full set of pencils.


Lesson 5: Reverse Drawing

Learn how to make a reverse drawing, starting with a mid-tone and erasing highlights.


Closing Thoughts

Thank you for being part of this class. Happy drawing!


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