Category: OCAD STUDIO – CLASSICAL DRAWING AND PAINTING LESSONS Page 1 of 4

OCAD Studio: Pencil Portrait 4

Materials Paper (preferably good quality paper that will hold up to erasing) Mixture of pencils of differing hardness (2B, B, H, HB etc.) Kneadable eraser Drawing Board Tape…

OCAD Studio: Pencil Portrait 3

Blocking in Form Through Halftones Now that the shadows and dark tones are roughed in, you can begin developing the form by adding halftones. It is best to…

OCAD Studio: Pencil Portrait 2

Developing the Shadows Materials Paper (preferably good quality paper that will hold up to erasing) Mixture of pencils of differing hardness (2B, B, H, HB etc.) Kneadable eraser…

OCAD Studio: Pencil Portrait 1

Materials Paper (preferably good quality paper that will hold up to erasing) Mixture of pencils of differing hardness (2B, B, H, HB etc.) Kneadable eraser Drawing Board Tape…

OCAD Studio: Negative Drawing

Negative Drawing is a great way to quickly draw an image which is mostly dark with a few light patches. It creates an impressive and luminous chiaroscuro (light/dark)…

OCAD Studio: Shape Exercises

Shape exercises are a great, quick exercise to improve your observational drawing skills. They will help you to accurately copy shapes when you’re copying from life or a…

OCAD Studio: Articulating Constructs

This lesson will explain how to go about adding more detail to a drawing by breaking the simple curved lines into more complex articulations. You do not need…

OCAD Studio: Two Point Perspective

When we look at the world around us, we notice that as objects move further away, they become smaller. In order to make images on a flat surface…

OCAD Studio: One Point Perspective

When we look at the world around us, we notice that as objects move further away, they become smaller. In order to make images on a flat surface…

OCAD Studio: Cast Shadows

Watch the accompanying video lesson to get a better idea of the concepts explained below. Notes The softness of cast shadows is affected by the consistency of the…

OCAD Studio: Urban Sketching – Tonal Drawing

Tonal drawings of urban landscapes make a bold statement and are a great way to capture the mood of a place. They are especially good for night scenes…

OCAD Studio: Urban Sketching – Line Drawing

Line drawings are a great way to quickly evoke an urban scene. Cities are typically made up of lots of complex geometric shapes and details so lend themselves…

OCAD Studio: Urban Sketching – Thumbnails

Thumbnails are a great way to test out compositions. You can see how the major statement of shapes and values works in any particular scene without being able…

OCAD Studio: Painting in Progress – Still Life

Things to Remember after Watching the Video:   Avoid Smearing Your Work   When working in oils the paint will stay wet for at least a day, so…

OCAD Studio: Charcoal Still Life Part 4

In this lesson we will be adding final details to the focal point of the drawing and make the transition between the detailed and textured areas more gradual….

OCAD Studio: Charcoal Still Life Part 3

In this lesson we will be refining the forms in your subject. Adding and removing tone where necessary to give the main subject in the drawing a 3D…

OCAD Studio: Charcoal Still Life Part 2

In this lesson we will be building on the lines and shapes from Part 1 by adding tone and some texture before starting to refine parts of the…

OCAD Studio: Charcoal Still life Part 1

This exercise introduces techniques in charcoal which will provide you with a broad range of expression. We will look at loose textural application techniques that can be used…

OCAD Studio: Alla Prima Still Life Part 3

Following on from Part 2, here are a few suggestion for carrying on your painting: Now that all the major shapes and colours are established, you can begin…

OCAD Studio: Alla Prima Still Life Part 2

Following on from Part 1, here are a few suggestion for carrying on your painting: Once you have sketched in all the major shadow shapes, you will need…

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