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Art Fundamentals: Foundations of Painting and Drawing Course

$139.99 $12.00

4.88 (12 reviews)


What you’ll learn

  • How To Understand the Core Principles of Creating Art
  • Learn about Shape, Form and Detail in Art
  • How to Draw and Paint with Looseness, Energy and Confidence
  • How to Draw and Paint with Vision and a Clear Workflow
  • How to Build a Solid Foundation for Further Art Training

What is the bottom line of this course?

Put simply, it’s a starting point to understand visual communication – it’s more theoretical than practical, and will give you a solid foundation for your art learning and your art journey ahead. This course will not make you a professional artist, but it WILL give you foundations for reaching a professional level – and foundations are EVERYTHING in art.

Art Fundamentals: Drawing and Painting Essentials covers the key foundational principles that underly artwork and it’s creation. You’ll discover the core fundamentals you need to know in order to be effective at learning to draw and paint, be it digital or traditional, in any style or genre. This course is designed for artists of all levels. 

  Master The Essential Foundational Principles Of Drawing and Painting 

  • Learn how images are built, from 2D shapes to final finished paintings

  • Understand how looseness, line weights and penmanship impact your artwork

  • Grasp the fundamentals of a strong art workflow, and the real goal of a “rough”

  • Gain insight on moving from vision to implementation, and reaching your idea

  • Recognise the empirical patterns apparent in all artwork

  • Learn to differentiate between art studies and art creation, and make real progress

  • Embrace true 3D drawing by learning to “Draw Through”

  Learn Why Appealing Art Looks The Way It Does, And How To Do It 

            Professional concept artists, illustrators and painters have a deep understanding of how images are made – not just surface level things like “how to draw a head” or “How to paint a sky”, but the in-depth background understanding of why an image looks good, and feels good to look at. I’ll show you the important fundamentals you need to know in order to have strong foundations in principles of creating art, whether you want to draw, paint, create comics, design concept art or illustrate manga. 

            Art Fundamentals: Drawing and Painting Essentials covers key foundations of art creation for imaginative representational realism – drawing and painting realism from your imagination. This course is designed for imaginative and creative people who want to draw and paint from their minds, no matter the style or medium. 

            I’ve designed this course to be easily understood, and allow for efficient learning. Primarily focused on digital tools, most principles apply equally to traditional art tools as well, and you’ll quickly see how you can switch between mediums easily. This first course covers the absolute foundations of imagery, and is a necessary step before moving onto other courses such as Perspective, Light and Form, Color, Composition, Anatomy, Character Design and Drawing, Environment Design, Industrial Design and many more. 

            Upon completing this course, you’ll have a rock solid grasp of how art is made – both in terms of workflow, and fundamental principles. You’ll be ready to approach studying other topics with the right artistic mindset, and a comprehensive set of skills. 

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for all levels of aspiring concept artists, illustrators, manga artists, comic artists, painters, industrial designers and imaginative realists.
  • This course is both for absolute beginners to art as well as high end art professionals, and is focused on the foundations of imaginative realism – that is, drawing and painting from your imagination. The course content can be implemented both traditionally and digitally. This course is not for you if you’re interested in non-realism art, such as abstraction.

Course content

  • Introduction
  • Fundamental Principles
  • Principles of Line and Stroke: Looseness, Lines and Brush Strokes
  • The General Art Workflow: From Vision to Implementation
  • Quality, Style and Next Steps

12 reviews for Art Fundamentals: Foundations of Painting and Drawing Course

  1. Luis Brito

    I can definitely see this course helping breaking through that initial barrier when it comes to learning a programming language. I’m positive I’ll finish it and hopefully master python by then.

  2. Abdallah Galal Abouhussein

    I would like to share my personnel experience, i`m very pleased and happy for taking this impressive course because Dr. Angela always makes it simple and easy to understand and always makes a precaution section before or after any bug that may appear to some students and also write or record the solution for us, and each word she said is very real and easy to understand.
    Thanks Dr. Angela
    Abdallah Galal

  3. Jiaqing Fan

    Very good course. Dr Angela explains things very clearly. The exercises are interactive and helpful.

    Angela’s voice is like ASMR in most lessons. So you won’t lose focus?

  4. Jaime Sánchez Blanco

    Every concept is very well explained so you can assimilate it, and the teacher insists in practicing daily to get the habit of programming. It really motivates to keep studying and practicing every day.

  5. Bradley Carouthers

    3 days in and I’ve already learned more than other training programs where I’ve put months in. Her teaching style is both efficient and effective.

    Edit: Now on day 29 and the course has held up my expectations and hopes. The rise in complexity is not too sharp, and every day feels like an accomplishment. Angela takes her time to explain things without rushing, yet is able to pack tons of information in nuggets of time.

    Still recommend supplemental exposure for a more wholesome grasp. Though, this should be quite enough

  6. Tommy Prévost

    Very good course.

    PROs: lots of coding exercises, clear explanations, great examples, adapted to 2021’s reality.

    CONs: past the first 30 lessons, many similar coding hands-on.

  7. Quang Tu

    I love all the lectures and challenges of this course. I finally find myself in love with coding. This is definitely a fun course. Thank you Angela for this great course.

  8. Fortunate Eze

    This course is nothing short of AMAZING. The level of love and sincere desire to see students succeed present in this course is a rare sight. This course is fun, it’s challenging, it’s suspense-filled, it makes you feel good about yourself solving those challenges. You don’t take this course and memorise codes, you take it and you know what you’re doing because you literally do it yourself.

    It couldn’t possibly be any more obvious that Angela brought out her whole heart, time, energy and resources to give us a course that if priced based on it’s value, many of us certainly can’t afford. I mean, she kept advising and encouraging us to keep going, because she knows the road could get bumpy, she made a few jokes and used funny animations so we smile along the way keeping it fun. Why some people can’t see this and would rather subscribe to trying to bend courses to fit their own personal preferences is beyond me, but I guess people will always be people.

    Dear Angela, I cannot speak for everyone but I certainly can speak for myself and I’m saying thank you. The efforts you put into making this course outstanding didn’t go unnoticed.

    Let as many of us as appreciate your efforts make you happy and energize you to create more life changing courses for us.


  9. Chendaniel

    Just the course fits me. Learn by doing, it is easy to start and just follow the flow and at day 15 you realized how to program in Python. Then the magic happen. I am on day 27 and I am looking forward to start a new section everyday.

  10. Caspar Cheng

    Angela is my favourite teacher on Udemy, her courses always come with clear and concise demonstration, make it really easy to understand the content. Meanwhile, she also provide a lot of tips to encourage us moving further on the way of coding. I’m definitely a super fan of her. I had finished her web development boot camp and now I’m learning Python 100 days of code. This course is amazing as she provided one particular project for each day’s learning, which is, really useful and handy. Also, those projects are really interesting and won’t let me feel disappointed about myself. Although some of them are a little bit difficult, they’re still resolvable after some struggling and searching online. I’ll recommend this course for those who really want to learn Python well and write real python projects from scratch!

  11. Jonas Weber

    The course was awesome in the first half! Really helped me to get back to programming and learning new techniques. Also the course got way to much focused on web development in the second half, which I’m not really interested in and is redundand to your dedicated web development course. The lack of videos in the last quarter was rather sad. I really would’ve liked some video explanations for pandas and matplotlib. The challenges and capstone projects were great and challenging!
    All in all I can really recommend this course for beginners and those who want to learn python and/or get back to programming!

  12. Rohit Prasad

    Angela is the best teacher I have ever experienced. The way she explains all the topics and makes use of it in the projects is commendable. Thank you so much Angela for this course.

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