Module 1.2

Drawing from Line to Life: Beginner

Drawing lessons for the beginner artist based on the book "Drawing from Line to Life" by Mike Sibley, who shares his artistic expertise and over 30 years of experience as a professional artist and graphite pencil specialist.

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Learn to draw in an online private classroom taught by the author of the lessons in this topic. Receive professional guidance and ongoing feedback on completed assignments.

Books Based on This Topic

The author of this topic may choose to organize individual lessons into books that serve as lesson plans for self-directed learners, home-schooling families, art educators, and Drawspace classrooms.

1.2.B1

Drawing from Line to Life: Beginner (The 8 Week Drawing Course)
By Mike Sibley

This beginner-level, course-in-a-book is designed for self-directed learners and intended to be worked through in order from beginning to end. Each new piece of information, skill, or technique prepares you for the following week’s assignments and exercises.

About the Author

Mike Sibley

Author of the drawing bible Drawing from Line to Life

Individual Lessons


FREE 1.2.R01

LESSON PLAN TOPIC 1.2
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A1

Take Your Pencils for a Test Drive
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A2

Blend and Burnish Gradations
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A3

Shade a Lovely Lily
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A4

Shade Values with Lines
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A5

Shade a Cylinder with Contour Hatching
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A6

Shade and Blend a House Model
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A7

Lighten Values by Removing Graphite
By Mike Sibley

FREE 1.2.A8

Create Drawings with Erasers
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A9

Enhance Atmospheric Perspective with Blu-Tack
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A10

Draw White Lines with Indenting
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A11

Use Graphite Resist to Draw Grey Lines
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A12

Highlight Dark Hair with Graphite Resist
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A13

Taper Lines with Invisible Joins
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A14

Divide and Draw Individual Sections
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A15

Draw Textures with Line and Tone
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A16

Draw a Delicate Feather
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A17

Shade Leaves and a Background
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A18

Use a Grid to Map an Eye
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A19

Outline a Section of a Welsh Dresser
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A20

Use Multiple Images to Compose a Drawing
By Mike Sibley

1.2.A21

The Lady with the Lamp
By Mike Sibley

FREE 1.2.R1

Welcome to Drawing from Line to Life
By Mike Sibley

1.2.R2

Creating Powerful Gradations!
By Mike Sibley

1.2.R3

How to Draw with Erasers
By Mike Sibley

1.2.R4

Transforming Lines into Shading
By Mike Sibley

1.2.R5

Exploring Erasers as Partners to Pencils
By Mike Sibley

1.2.R6

Drawing on the Magic of Indenting
By Mike Sibley

1.2.R7

Using Hard Grades to Resist Soft Grades
By Mike Sibley

1.2.R8

Drawing on Reverse Techniques
By Mike Sibley

1.2.R9

Insights into Preparing a Drawing
By Mike Sibley