Drawing Basics

An expert-led workshop to build foundational skills in drawing

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Learn core drawing techniques used by professional artists

Develop a solid understanding of drawing basics in only two weeks

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:

  • Lessons are crafted by an award-winning artist
  • No experience required 
  • Learn drawing methods used in the industry
  • Gain 30 days access to an online community channel on Slack where you can network, troubleshoot, and collaborate with your workshop mentor and peers!

Our workshops fill up fast—register now to secure your place! 


Study duration

2 weeks

Skill level



None required




None required

Workshop dates

3 June, 2024
1 July, 2024

Why study with us

Learn foundational drawing from award-winning concept artists and illustrators

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

Learn the Fundamentals

Build a solid foundation from which you can expand your skills and knowledge

Industry Mentors

Learn from experts who have worked in film, games, and publishing

Completely Online

An online format provides modern flexibility for innovative learning

Credit Cards Accepted

Quick, secure payment option allows for easy registration


What you'll learn

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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


Next available workshops:

Start: 3 JUNE, 2024

Your two-week workshop includes a one-hour live session with your mentor each week on:

  • Wednesday, 12 June at 3:30pm PDT | 6:30pm EDT | 11:30pm BST
  • Wednesday, 19 June at 3:30pm PDT | 6:30pm EDT | 11:30pm BST
Start: 1 JULY, 2024

Your two-week workshop includes a one-hour live session with your mentor each week on:

  • Wednesday, 10 July at 3:30pm PDT | 6:30pm EDT | 11:30pm BST
  • Wednesday, 17 July at 3:30pm PDT | 6:30pm EDT | 11:30pm BST

$350 USD


Have questions? We've got answers.

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 

  • Copic markers

  • Prismacolor markers

  • Faber Castell Pitt Brush pens

The workshop runs for 2 consecutive weeks, starting on your chosen intake date.

It includes:

  • 10+ hours of asynchronous content which you will need to work on in your own time
  • 2 hours of live instruction (1 hour per week) set at a specified time each week

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.