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Craftsy (July 21)

Transform your drawings with easy-to-learn principles of composition, perspective, value, form, mark-making and more. Join internationally acclaimed artist Patricia Watwood in the online Craftsy class, 10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing, for 50% off today — a special offer for Colossal readers — and master a toolkit of fundamental techniques to draw what you see with more confidence and accuracy than ever before.

With these online-video lessons you’ll use hatching, crosshatching, stippling, and veiling to create shadows, tones, and gradation. Then, define objects in your drawings with composition, block-in, and contour lines, before seeing how to depict shapes in three dimensions. Next, use enveloping and triangulation to accurately orient objects for a convincing sense of placement. Finally, enhance your ability to depict light and shadow, and create accurate value shifts for true-to-life results.

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