Lesson 2 - Basic Shapes

Use basic shapes, 3D shapes and positive shapes and negative spaces to draw complex subjects.

In a real life scenario, such as drawing live animals at the zoo, the animal that you may choose to draw will not sit still as you try to capture its likeness. Therefore, you need to develop the very important skill known as freehand drawing. Freehand drawing is drawing a subject freely without the use of a grid. The freehand drawing techniques in this book combine what you already know about observation and reproduction to help you to draw quickly and accurately from “life”.