“Marshall’s teaching is a bright and delineating light.”
Bernie Wrightson

Draftsmanship

In this concentrated course, you will learn a centuries-old technique for making human, animal and organic forms appear three-dimensional and realistic, and how master artists have used this skill for over 500 years to solve drawing problems.

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This course meets for one 4-hour session.

TOPICS
The Lost Skill Drawing on Both Sides of the Brain
The Secret of Drawing Simple Forms
Rotating and Tilting
Forms in Space
How Not to be Bound by Reference
Refining Forms Placing the Center Line;
Accuracy in Cross Contours
The Gridded Sphere Mastering Ellipses and the Most Basic Form in Nature
Shading The Practical Reward of Cross Contours
The Masters 500 Years of Masterpieces Using These Tools

In this crash-course, I will teach you one of the most valuable and practical skills an artist can have. It is a distillation of my perspective class — especially helpful to artists who want the secret of drawing anything from imagination!

Show up early. We'll start on time. I'll cover a lot. Be prepared to challenge your brain during this concentrated session of learning.

Materials:

Bring a sketchpad and a mechanical pencil or pen or some other non-messy point media. No charcoal or dusty media or anything that leaves shavings.

Note:

This is not a university curriculum course and you will not receive college credit for it.

Endorsements

“Marshall has a unique way of simplifying the drawing process that makes perfect sense. Even those who have been drawing all of their lives will learn a great deal from his teachings.”
Lance Laspina
director of “Painting with Fire,”
documentary on Frank Frazetta
“... exceeded our expectations. Great teacher, great draftsman, very inspirational.”
—David Papajohn
Senior Art Director, Ingram Micro
“You won’t find a better teacher at helping you with your drawing skills.”
—Jason Manley
Founder of ConceptArt.org
“I am a 3-D person, and what you explained has been more insightful than any explanation of creating space that I have experienced.”
—Karen Sullivan
“... really excellent. I've had most of the material presented to me before in books, but I didn't grasp it fully like I did today. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!”
Gary Clair
 
“Awesome is all I can say. Really good stuff — it helps you to start thinking visually.”
—Posting on ConceptArt.org
“A gold mine of information.”
—Cory Crivari
Canada
“... absolutely incredible. I can't thank you enough for being such an amazing instructor and inspiration to be a better draftsman.”
—Kaleb Wyman
“... the best instructor I've had the honor of studying with. Thank you for giving so freely of your vast knowledge of classical draftsmanship.”
—Masumi Umezaki