Module 1.1

Introduction to Drawing

Fundamental information for beginners to drawing including: articles on choosing supplies, setting up a studio, holding drawing mediums correctly, and becoming more productive by employing helpful techniques

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Introduction to Drawing (Second Edition)
By Brenda Hoddinott

10 Week Drawing Course for Beginners: The diverse resources and activities in this book are ideal for artists with recreational and/or professional goals. The curriculum is designed to gently immerse beginners into drawing and to serve as a refresher course for artists who want to brush up on fundamental skills and techniques.

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Illustrated Dictionary of Art-related Terms
By Brenda Hoddinott

Definitions for over 330 art-related words and phrases

About the Author

Brenda Hoddinott

Author of Drawing for Dummies, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Drawing People, Drawing Book 1: Getting Started, and owner of Drawspace.com

Individual Lessons


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LESSON PLAN TOPIC 1.1
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Make a Storage Portfolio
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Play With Five Grades of Graphite
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Sketch a Self-Portrait
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Play with Kneaded and Vinyl Erasers
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Find Your Natural Hand Movements
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Buy the Right Drawing Supplies
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Rotate Your Paper to Draw a Shape
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Experiment with Pencil Points
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Use Lines to Draw a Feather
By Brenda Hoddinott

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The Point of Shading Values
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Shade Shapes with Tapered Lines
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Capture Subjects in a Sketchbook
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Move Mountains into Distant Space
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Outline the Contours of a Tulip
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Map the Values of a Tulip
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Shade an Impressionistic Tulip
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Turn Sketches into Contour Drawings
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Pull a Sphere from the Dark
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Shortcut for Drawing with Symmetry
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Transfer an Image to Drawing Paper
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Glossary Of Art Terms
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Travelling Back in Time with Graphite
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Examining Graphite and Grades
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Seeing Grades in Drawings
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Picking out Graphite Pencils
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Sketchbooks and Drawing Papers
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Check Up on the Tooth of Papers
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Tools for Sharpening and Erasing
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Checking Out Charcoal
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Setting up a Creative Space
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Putting Together a Portable Studio
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Good Posture First!
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Protecting Your Wrist and Hand
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Examining Diagonal Lines of Masters
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Understanding Talent
By Brenda Hoddinott

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The Magic of Tapered Lines
By Brenda Hoddinott

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185 Terrific Tips for Artists
By Brenda Hoddinott

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Illustrative and Traditional Realism
By Brenda Hoddinott