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    Online classes?

    So is there any online classes for people that are new to drawing???




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    Yeah, probably hundreds of them.
    Some of them will offer outlandish claims like "learn to draw in 2 easy weeks!!"

    You'd be better off grabbing a stack of printer paper, some cheap pencils and drawing anything that you can see for about 6 months to a year.
    Check the sticky threads for good book suggestions, they'll have lots of good exercises etc/

    Drawing is almost exactly like weightlifting in that there is no skipping the early stages. You have to start light then work your way up.

    Sorry if that sounds boring and not terribly fun but there's no cheat mode shortcut for drawing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flake View Post
    Yeah, probably hundreds of them.
    Some of them will offer outlandish claims like "learn to draw in 2 easy weeks!!"

    You'd be better off grabbing a stack of printer paper, some cheap pencils and drawing anything that you can see for about 6 months to a year.
    Check the sticky threads for good book suggestions, they'll have lots of good exercises etc/

    Drawing is almost exactly like weightlifting in that there is no skipping the early stages. You have to start light then work your way up.

    Sorry if that sounds boring and not terribly fun but there's no cheat mode shortcut for drawing.
    where do you get, that i asked if there are short cut's? Just asked if there are any online courses

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    And I answered you, there are hundreds of online art schools. You implied that you are "new to drawing" so I tailored my answer to that.

    You can save money and progress further than with most of them by drawing furiously for a year on your own time..

    If you have the money to go to an Atelier in Florence or similar ignore this and good luck with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flake View Post
    And I answered you, there are hundreds of online art schools.
    Like?

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    You really don't need to go to an art school if you're new to drawing. I think you're more likely to become frustrated with pacing, which wouldn't be an issue if you taught yourself, which is easy to do with some good books paired with an art community like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roost View Post
    Like?

    It would be a lot easier for Flake if you would provide your address. That way he can come to your house and help you type into Google.
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    There is the "drawingonlinetutorial.com" by Matthew Archambault...he really takes you to the basic step by step and provide a good ressource of downloadable PDF's to work the lesson along with his video tutorials. It is quite fine art though and he doesn't do fantasy or sci-fi...but if you're beginning I am recommending it. It is 20-25 bucks per month to become a member and to get access to his lessons. I am myself a member. He also has another website where he is teaching the foundamentals of paintings step by step.....(shit, it really sound like I am promoting his websites!!!! but I ain't desapointed)...Anyway I am sure there are hundred other couses going on. You just have to put yourself out there and look on the internet for what suits you the most...

    I am intending to join some of "shcoolism.com" courses which is more specific to comic/conceptual designers...

    Good luck with your researches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffX99 View Post
    It would be a lot easier for Flake if you would provide your address. That way he can come to your house and help you type into Google.
    Your so funny old man.

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    Am I seeing some tension? lol

    As for the question itself, if you're new to visual art in general then yeah, just practice, practice, practice, and expect it to be a long journey. Most online videos that I've seen usually expect you to have basic fundamentals and a basic understanding of terminology so if you don't have that down yet you'll probably struggle to understand what the instructor is saying. Trying not to stray away from the topic here, but I'd suggest taking some real life classes, something like intro t drawing or something if you feel you absolutely need someone else to guide you through the early stages would be better than online classes. Personally, I found art books to be the best. Again, this is all assuming you're new to art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roost View Post
    You're so funny, old man.
    Fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Fixed.

    Look another smart ass. Since when was the grammar school, troll much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Fixed.
    Man, I heard of being burned, but you just TORCHED his ass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Fixed.
    I'm sorry but that's a sentence fragment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roost View Post
    Look another smart ass. Since when was the grammar school, troll much?
    "Since when was the grammar school," What the hell does that mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flashback View Post
    I'm sorry but that's a sentence fragment.
    "I'm sorry, but that's a sentence fragment."

    Ohhhh, now you got burned.

    I'm going to like this thread.

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    i cant not spell write. inpert "roll eyse:

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    wow this shit is sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roost View Post
    This thread went to the pooper
    so did i w/ ur mom last night


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    so did i w/ ur mom last night


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roost View Post
    Mom, jokes there so old.
    Just like yo mamma.

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    wow how did this thread became so weird from just one question, lol give the guy a rest for a bit.
    so to answer your question, yes there are some online courses but they are expensive to someone new to drawing, you are better off drawing from life and practice off some books like the loomis books which are pack with tons of info for drawing beginners, there is a section on this site full of tutorial and free art e-books for you to check out http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=131117 and more on the tutorials, tips and tricks section of the forum, also i just found this blog by iain mccaig: http://iainmccaig.blogspot.com/ which is full of knowledge.

    p.s not trying to be rude but next time do a little research yourself google is your friend and this forum is pack with info and knowledge, if you don't have the time to research then how do you expect to have the time to learn to draw, research is also part of the learning experience, also please forgive my fellow members for their comments but you have to understand that all of us are trying hard to become better artist ourselves but there is a limit to how much we can help newbies if they don't have the time to do research themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaW_ View Post
    so did i w/ ur mom last night


    jejejejejejejejejeje

    Quote Originally Posted by Roost View Post
    Mom, jokes there so old.

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    Just like yo mamma.
    This is hilarious.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roost View Post
    "Mom" jokes, they're so old.
    Fixed.

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