Turning a blank piece of paper into a drawing seems daunting. Where do you start - at the corners or in the middle? What to draw first - the dominant feature or the surroundings? How do you make objects look 3D and not flat?
The good news is that you can learn how to sketch. Like any skill, the more you practice, the better you become. The secret ingredient is time.
With this course by your side, you’ll have many wonderful ideas on what to sketch and how to draw whatever you wish. See how quickly your sketches come to life on your page and how fast you improve as an artist.
Know which sketching technique matches your subject. Use tone, color, perspective and contrast. Follow the step-by-step instructions to turn your blank sheet of paper into a work of art.
Sketching is easy to start - you just need paper and a pencil or pen. See the world through the eyes of an artist. Start sketching.
This course is packed with instructions and advice to make you fall in love with drawing
Find out the best materials to use including types of pens, pencils, paints and paper
Essential sketching techniques to get the right proportions, angles and contours. Tips on which techniques work best with your particular subject matter, such as crowds of people
14 key principles of composing your sketch
Loads of ideas on finding inspiration for your sketches
Motivational tips to carry on sketching and sketching in public places
Everyone can learn to draw as long as they practice
Anyone who would love to start drawing or wants to take up sketching again
Anyone looking for a creative hobby which draws them away from their fast-paced, everyday life
People seeking a pastime which is therapeutic or relieves stress
Look at the world in a new light as you find inspiration for your drawings all around you. Whether you’re a beginner or want to reignite your passion for sketching, this course will help you with its sketching techniques and step-by-step instructions on how to draw absolutely anything and everything.
International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.
After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.
All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). They will also earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE).
Follow the easy peasy enrollment process
Absorb and remember course content with our easy-to-follow, structured information and helpful illustrations. And yes - you can study anywhere, anytime, from any device
Reinforce your learning with quizzes at the end of each module
Once you’ve successfully completed your course and passed the exams, you’ll receive your certification. Congratulations on your amazing achievement!