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( #Pink #Bunny #Rabbit #Patreon #Artistic #Burgener #Draw) I decided to update my "Pink Bunny Rabbit" image at  I replaced the old image with this little guy. ©2018 Artistic Burgener

Shoe (The Ultimate Drawing Course - Beginner to Advanced)

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We now move onto section 3 of The Ultimate Drawing Course - Beginner to Advanced ( ) course.  In this section we go over lines and contours.  To practice these lines I did the image below.

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( #Shark #Color #Pencil #Draw #Artistic #Burgener )
The Colored Pencil Drawing Course: Beginner to Advanced (Udemy)
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In the previous post I discussed how this course taught us how to draw a butterfly and that I would post about the finishing of the course.  The second half of the course teaches us how to draw a shark.  Below you will see my finished shark project.

This brings us to the end of the course.  The course also includes a bonus video of how to draw hair texture.  I found this course to be fun and a good introduction to coloring with color pencils.
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( #Butterfly #Color #Pencil #Draw #Artistic #Burgener )
The Colored Pencil Drawing Course: Beginner to Advanced (Udemy)

So this course began with practice on drawing water drops in black and white on gray paper.  I decided to go a different direction.  I chose to do them in yellow and black.  Then I did them in blue and black.

As the course continues you are taught how to draw a butterfly.  Below you can see the butterfly that I created.

In a later post I will finish of the course with the final project of a shark.  Next post →

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How to draw - Lecture 4 (The Great Courses)

( #Artistic #Burgener #Draw #Line #Shape ) Lecture 4: Line and Shape: Line and Aggregate Shape

In this lecture I as able to use different shapes to create simple objects such as a circle, bottle, pitcher, bowl, and vase.  The lesson provided practice to create balance and symmetry in the images.  It helps also to break down different objects into simpler shapes.

See my practice images below

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How to Draw - Lecture 3 (The Great Courses)

The lecture starts with discussing dividing the images into shapes and lines.  And practicing straight lines.  This is to help with the hand-eye coordination.

In this lecture, he does an overview of the course that takes the majority of the lecture.  He says it can be broken up into the following 5 sections:

Introductory materialsLine & formal languageLinear perspectiveValue, texture, & colorFigureAdvanced approaches and projects
At the end of the overview he says the following:
"It is equivalent what you cover at a university in 4 academic quarters.  The projects in just the final 2 lectures could extend well beyond that." At the university that he teaches at has 5 credit hours per course per academic quarter.  That would indicate that "How to Draw" is equivalent to 20+ credit hours.

Possible courses that are covered in "How to Draw"
ART 190: Introduction to Drawing Link to course
"Builds basic drawing skills, develops understanding of primary …

Beginning Eye (The Ultimate Drawing Course - Beginner to Advanced)

I have decided to take "The Ultimate Drawing Course - Beginner to Advanced" on Udemy.
You can find this course by following the following link:

The first set of lessons are all about why you should take the course (mostly available without purchase).  As you would expect this 22 minutes are very basic and provide very little instruction - just like the first day in a university class.

The second set of lessons are titled "Learn How to Draw a Realistic Eye" and take about 27 minutes of instruction.  This set of lessons are also available without purchase. So at this point you have one hour of instruction without purchase.  You will see my eye creation from this second set of lessons below.  The instructor wants you to do the eye so you can compare your before and after eye for the course.  Just in all things how well your eye looks in this first lesson will depend on the amount of time you sent …

How to draw (The Great Courses)

I will be taking How to Draw from The Great Courses. It is taught by Professor David Brody, Professor of Painting and Drawing University of Washington in Seattle. You can find this course by following the following link:

I think this course will fulfill the ART 210 - Drawing II (3) requirement for my Bachelor of Arts equivalency project.

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Artistic Journey

We all have one or more journeys to take in this life.  Welcome to my journey down the artistic side of life.  I will be documenting the path I will be taking and what classes I have taken.  I hope that you have a wonderful ride with me.

To start off, I have taken some art classes in the past and you can see my "resume" here.

One new thing I am doing is what I call -- Bachelor of Arts equivalency project.  I am going to take a BA from a major university (BYU-I) and find my path in it while not attending that university.  In most universities a credit hour is equivalent to 15-16 hrs/semester (1 hr/week) of classroom instruction or in class projects.  With up to 32 hrs/semester (2 hr/week) of homework.  I don't know about you, but when I attended University I never spend 2 hr/week on homework for a credit hour class.  It was more like 0-1 hr/week per credit hour.  Based on this information I will make 32 hrs of practice and ins…