About

Turning a blank piece of paper into a drawing seems daunting. The good news is that you can learn how to sketch. Like any skill, the more you practice, the better you become. The secret ingredient is time.

With this course by your side, you’ll have many wonderful ideas on what to sketch and how to draw whatever you wish. See how quickly your sketches come to life on the page and how fast you can improve as an artist.

Know which sketching technique matches your subject. Use tone, color, perspective and contrast. Follow the step-by-step instructions to turn your blank sheet of paper into a work of art.

Sketching is easy to start - you just need paper and a pencil or pen. See the world through the eyes of an artist. Start sketching.

Requirements

Trendimi courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Lessons

Module 1: Introduction

  • Introduction to sketching
  • Motivation & inspiration
  • What you need

Module 2: Sketching Techniques

  • Making measurements
  • Storage, transport and care of your tools
  • Angles
  • Contours
  • Structure
  • Organic lines
  • Ghosting
  • Matching subject to technique

Module 3: Creative Composition

  • Principles
  • Marks
  • Compositional pointers
  • Perspective

Module 4: Value & Color

  • Value
  • Color

Module 5: Capturing People Indoors

  • Home
  • School and work
  • Bars, cafes and pubs
  • Public transport
  • Project: pub scene

Module 6: Sketching People Outdoors

  • Introduction
  • On the streets
  • Buskers
  • Homeless people
  • Parks and public spaces
  • Project: busker

    Module 7: How To Draw Places Outdoors

    • Introduction
    • Simple landscapes
    • The urban landscape
    • Street furniture
    • Trees
    • Markets and meeting places
    • Project: Statue

      Module 8: Tips For Drawing Places Indoors

      • Introduction
      • Museums and galleries
      • Offices and workshops
      • Project: gallery

        Module 9: Discover New Ways To Draw

        • Introduction
        • Seasons
        • Time of day
        • Travel

          Module 10: Trying Your Hand At Painting

          • Introduction
          • Sketching for painting
          • How I develop my ideas

            Career

            Who is this course for?

            • Everyone can learn to draw as long as they practice
            • Anyone who would love to start drawing or wants to take up sketching again
            • Anyone looking for a creative hobby which draws them away from their fast-paced, everyday life
            • People seeking a pastime which is therapeutic or relieves stress
            • Anyone who wants to make a career out of art can learn sketching to sell their drawings or become an illustrator, graphic designer, animator or fashion designer

            How will it help me

            Look at the world in a new light as you find inspiration for your drawings all around you. Whether you’re a beginner or want to reignite your passion for sketching, this course will help you with its sketching techniques and step-by-step instructions on how to draw absolutely anything and everything.

              Certification

              You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from Trendimi.

              Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.
              All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).

              When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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              About

              Turning a blank piece of paper into a drawing seems daunting. The good news is that you can learn how to sketch. Like any skill, the more you practice, the better you become. The secret ingredient is time.

              With this course by your side, you’ll have many wonderful ideas on what to sketch and how to draw whatever you wish. See how quickly your sketches come to life on the page and how fast you can improve as an artist.

              Know which sketching technique matches your subject. Use tone, color, perspective and contrast. Follow the step-by-step instructions to turn your blank sheet of paper into a work of art.

              Sketching is easy to start - you just need paper and a pencil or pen. See the world through the eyes of an artist. Start sketching.

              Requirements

              Trendimi courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

              Lessons

              Module 1: Introduction

              • Introduction to sketching
              • Motivation & inspiration
              • What you need

              Module 2: Sketching Techniques

              • Making measurements
              • Storage, transport and care of your tools
              • Angles
              • Contours
              • Structure
              • Organic lines
              • Ghosting
              • Matching subject to technique

              Module 3: Creative Composition

              • Principles
              • Marks
              • Compositional pointers
              • Perspective

              Module 4: Value & Color

              • Value
              • Color

              Module 5: Capturing People Indoors

              • Home
              • School and work
              • Bars, cafes and pubs
              • Public transport
              • Project: pub scene

              Module 6: Sketching People Outdoors

              • Introduction
              • On the streets
              • Buskers
              • Homeless people
              • Parks and public spaces
              • Project: busker

                Module 7: How To Draw Places Outdoors

                • Introduction
                • Simple landscapes
                • The urban landscape
                • Street furniture
                • Trees
                • Markets and meeting places
                • Project: Statue

                  Module 8: Tips For Drawing Places Indoors

                  • Introduction
                  • Museums and galleries
                  • Offices and workshops
                  • Project: gallery

                    Module 9: Discover New Ways To Draw

                    • Introduction
                    • Seasons
                    • Time of day
                    • Travel

                      Module 10: Trying Your Hand At Painting

                      • Introduction
                      • Sketching for painting
                      • How I develop my ideas

                        Career

                        Who is this course for?

                        • Everyone can learn to draw as long as they practice
                        • Anyone who would love to start drawing or wants to take up sketching again
                        • Anyone looking for a creative hobby which draws them away from their fast-paced, everyday life
                        • People seeking a pastime which is therapeutic or relieves stress
                        • Anyone who wants to make a career out of art can learn sketching to sell their drawings or become an illustrator, graphic designer, animator or fashion designer

                        How will it help me

                        Look at the world in a new light as you find inspiration for your drawings all around you. Whether you’re a beginner or want to reignite your passion for sketching, this course will help you with its sketching techniques and step-by-step instructions on how to draw absolutely anything and everything.

                          Certification

                          You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from Trendimi.

                          Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.
                          All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).

                          When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.