About the Instructor
Dave Nevue is a Professional Graphite Artist and the founder and CEO of Nevue Fine Art Marketing. He also authored the eBook The Productive Artist How to Live Your Dreams and The 28 Day Blogging Challenge for Visual Artists along with other top-selling art marketing books.
Dave has been selling his art online for over 15 years as well as coaching musicians and artists for over twenty-five years and his mission is to help every creative person live their dreams.
Graphite Drawing by Dave Nevue
Graphite Realism Drawing Course
Have you always wanted to draw but you feel like you do not have enough talent?
Have you tried drawing in the past but you have always felt disappointed with the end results?
Are you interested in enhancing your artistic skills?
Are you having a challenging time having your drawings look realistic?
Are you frustrated with the high-speed tutorials on YouTube that do not explain anything?
If you answered yes to one or more of the questions above then my drawing courses are for you.
There are plenty of drawing programs out there that focus on one area or skip over important rules and techniques you will need to understand so you can enhance your drawing skills.
With my drawing courses, I will not only cover the important rules you will need to know but I will also show you in real time how I tackle every unique challenge that arises with every subject I cover.
I believe that everyone can learn how to draw. I want to share with you what I have learned over the past 40 years to help make the learning process quicker for you. I will not only cover what works best for me but I will also share with you mistakes I have made throughout my career.
I have been coaching people for over 25 years and I have learned that everyone learns differently. Every person has different strengths and different approaches.
My mission is to provide you with valuable information so you can learn how to draw what you see.
I also encourage you to learn what works best for you so you can develop a unique style that will share your message as an artist.
This free course will cover some of the most important rules of realism drawing, mapping out the subject's proportions, identifying the light source, seeing soft value changes, controlling your drawing tools and protecting your drawing surface.
If you are just learning how to draw or you are struggling with certain techniques, this course is a wonderful place for you to start.
Please note that during this course I was working hard on the audio and video to give you the best quality I could.
Graphite Realism Drawing Basics Course
Introduction – A welcome and brief description of the course.
Drawing Supplies – A talk about all the drawing supplies I use for my drawings.
Grid Method Part 1 – I talk about how to use the grid method. The grid method has been used for hundreds of years to ensure the portions of the subject are accurate. I also show you how to protect your drawing surface when you are adding the grid lines.
Grid Method Part 2 – This video goes over how to grid the reference image you are using for your drawing.
Realistic Drawing Techniques Part 1 – This video starts by mapping out the different values and talking about the importance of light. You will also learn how to condition your drawing surface so you will not have any imperfections on your drawing.
Realistic Drawing Technique Part 2 – This video continues to add value to the subject working from dark to light. I talk about using all the value each grade of pencil offers before going to the next grade.
Realistic Drawing Technique Part 3 – This video continues to work on the soft value changes that create an illusion of depth and curve.
Realistic Drawing Technique Part 4 - The drawing is starting to come to life at this point. You are learning how to create a three-dimensional illusion on a two-dimensional drawing surface.
Final Thoughts – This video recaps everything you have learned throughout this course.
The fundamentals that you have learned from this course will be used with every drawing you use in the future.