How To Draw Course Review

A Student's Drawing

On this "How To Draw Course Review" I've had the opportunity to review a new pencil drawing course and I thought I would share my findings with you.

The pencil drawing course is aimed at beginners, but more advanced artists will also benefit. The Lets Draw course begins by presuming you have never drawn before and builds you up from there. You are shown what equipment to buy, how to sharpen your pencils (four different ways), how to hold your pencils correctly for different effects, and so on, up to the point where you are able to draw anything you want—like this barn drawing shown below.

The Lets Draw - How to Draw Course is designed so you can follow it over a 27 day period, but as you get to keep the course material you don't have to complete the course in that time-span. You can follow at your own pace. Each day has it's own lessons where you would read, watch and then do the exercises before moving to the next stage. If you choose the online version of the Lets Draw - How to Draw course then the lessons for each day are released over the 27 days. You would then download each lesson and the corresponding videos to your computer. This allows you to watch the videos and go through the lessons as often as you want. The DVD version comes as a set of 5 DVDs all sent at the same time.

Three point Perspective of buildingThree point Perspective of building

The pencil drawing course is extremely comprehensive and has major drawings as well as many smaller drawings and exercises throughout, generally on a daily basis. Over the duration of the course you will draw from the obligatory shaded ball to household objects through to animals and more.

A lesson on three point perspective (see drawing above)

There is a nice mix between theory and practical so that you can actually apply the knowledge in other drawings and are not just stuck with the drawings from the course like many of the other drawing courses available. Each day builds on the skills learnt from the previous lessons so your drawings become progressively more advanced as you learn the techniques, and there is a huge emphasis on teaching as many practical techniques as possible. 

To prove my point, the section on drawing textures alone demonstrates thirteen different techniques.

There are lessons showing you;

  • how to shade
  • cross-hatch
  • Scumbling
  • transfer your drawings to drawing paper
  • compose and draw your own still life drawings
  • how to draw landscapes
  • how to draw leaves, grass and bushes

The list is almost endless. You really will be able to draw anything you want after this course. The only thing I felt that could still have been covered is drawing portraits, other than that the pencil drawing course pretty much has everything else taken care of. I suspect the tutor felt that portraits are not suited to a beginner course? I feel though that after following the course you will have enough knowledge, experience and confidence to be able to take on portraits also!

An Old Barn Drawing in PencilOld Barn Drawing in Pencil by Student

What is apparent throughout the Lets Draw - How to Draw course review is the tutor's easy style of presenting the course content and the wonderful effort that has been put in to ensure the Lets Draw - How to Draw course review is interesting and entertaining throughout.

Every lesson is explained in probably the most understandable manner (one of the best that I have seen), using step by step drawings, photos, procedures, demonstrations, videos, animations, every means necessary. There are also surprise visits, trips and cutaways that keep you riveted to the last minute. The tutor even has a sidekick, Woody (an animated pencil), who keeps the tutor on his toes during the course.

My overall finding is that this is clearly one of the most practical and fun pencil drawing courses available and I have no hesitation in giving the Lets Draw - How to Draw pencil drawing course 10 out of 10 if you want to really learn how to draw.

The pencil drawing course is available in various formats - from an ebook to DVD to a full online course which includes personal assistance from the tutor. There is even a computer version where the course can be shipped to you on disk.

You then insert the disk in your computer (PC or Mac) and a menu opens in your web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.). You then just select from the menu to open each day's lesson PDF and watch the video lessons. The full course consists of a 300+ page PDF manual, over 5 hours of step by step video lessons, plus a hoard of additional handouts and extras, including the amazing "Pencil Finder Tool" that practically tells you which pencil to use and when.

To get this valuable info please visit Lets Draw - How to Draw Course Review website and see for yourself why this is one of the best courses available. Check it out, I'll be surprised if you don't find it of great value!

I am not sure what this is, maybe small rocks? OK, McDonalds?I am not sure what this is, maybe small rocks? OK, McDonald's?

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Your website is beautiful and exudes with goodness—-here is all the info, free of charge, just go and play with it, free your creativity. It would be the perfect site for our 10 year old, who is a keen (and very good) drawer in the sense that she truly enjoys it and will do it in her free time just for fun.

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