Learn the essentials with our online drawing workshop—from physical ergonomics and how to handle implements correctly to linework, shapes, perspective, and shading. You'll receive inspiration and feedback from an expert with years of drawing experience in film, games, and publishing.
Why study Drawing Basics at CG Spectrum:
Our workshops fill up fast—register now to secure your place!
Whether you're a beginner looking to build foundational art skills, a hobbyist wanting to harness your creative side, or an artist exploring different career paths, our expert-led workshops help equip you with essential and industry-relevant skills
With 10+ hours of self-guided study content and two live, one-hour mentor-led sessions, this two-week workshop is designed to develop your core drawing skills and gain an understanding of art fundamentals. If you're serious about a career in concept art and digital illustration, it will also help prepare you for CG Spectrum's more extensive courses.
Understand basic drawing techniques
Create foundational line and form drawings
Implement perspective, contour, and shadow into drawings
Understand relationships between objects in illustration
Create drawings of nature, animals, and humans with accurate form and volume
You do not need any prior experience! Our workshop will walk you through everything you need to know.
You won't need to download any software for this workshop.
The only materials you'll require are:
Pencil (HB or softer)
100 sheets of smooth, white copy paper (8.5”x11”, loose or wire-bound).
Some other hardware recommendations:
Fineliner Pen (0.3 or 0.5mm)
Gray markers in 2 shades
Faber Castell Pitt Brush pens
The workshop runs for 2 consecutive weeks, starting on your chosen intake date.
Before your mentor-led session, we advise you to go through your coursework and do the required exercises so you can ask relevant questions and your mentor can provide feedback on your work.
We recommend you dedicate 10+ hours per week (over two weeks) to cover your readings, tasks, live sessions, and practice.
The more time you commit to your studies, the better you'll get!
This largely depends on you and how much time and practice you dedicate to your craft!
Not everyone will be ready to take the leap to our longer, more challenging courses straight after taking Drawing Basics. If you feel you still have room for improvement, check out our other 2-week workshops to help build your drawing confidence and skills:
Near the end of your workshop, ask your mentor how they think you're going and what steps you need to take to be ready to take on more in-depth study.
For information on our more advanced courses, head to the Digital Painting Courses page on our website.
If you still have questions or are unsure about which workshop to take, we would love to chat with you. Click below to get in touch with our admissions team, and we'll get you on your way.GET IN TOUCH
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