II. Drawing From Your Imagination

  • Author: Kevin McEvoy
  • Level:
    Year I: Semester II: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Study time: 30-50 hours, 0.25 credit
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Learn to see things geometrically and bring them to life.
  • This course should take half a school year to complete if the student does 2 lessons a week.  It fulfills 1/4 credit, which is 25-40 hours of school work.
  • 5 Assessments: Upload your artwork for review!
What you are going to learn

Let your imagination come to life:

Learn to draw what you can create in your imagination.  By the end of this course you will design a multifigure composition of a medieval scene consisting of a knight, horse, dragon and castle.  You will learn how to breakdown and draw each subject, and then how to put them all together for a large final project.

After having learned how to draw the basic shapes realistically in Foundations of Drawing, this course will now help you to see any subject in terms of the four basic shapes, thus opening up the world of drawing to you.  After designing your subject in geometric essence, this course teaches you how to transform it into a more typical contour and then how to make it realistic. And it's a lot of fun.

In this course you can either draw each figure exactly as Kevin does, or you can make up your own knight, dragon, horse or castle.  You have the chance to be creative if you are comfortable with that. It really comes down to personal preference.

Throughout this course you will draw four subjects from your imagination: a Knight, Castle, Horse and Dragon.  With each of these you will:

  • Create each subject in its geometric form
  • Then Transform its outer contour
  • Add lighting to bring it to life
  • Learn how to fully render each subject into a compelling drawing.
  • Then bring them all together for a final composition with a foreground and background.

Kevin McEvoy

Fine Artist
Kevin’s paintings draw on the classical methods he acquired in Florence, and are applied in a contemporary context to the world around him. Interested in the sublime that is to be found in the mundane, his paintings speak to us in common terms, the poetry of everyday life.

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