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Learn to Draw

DRAWING ISN'T JUST FOR ARTISTS - IT'S FOR EVERYONE. Whatever your profession, sketching is a skill that can help you communicate your ideas with yourself and others, and take them to the next level. In this series, TopHatch designer Lasse Pekkala shares how to sketch your ideas with confidence.

LEARN basic sketching techniques, mental relaxation, how to add dimension with linework and shading, how to see in shapes and proportions, and other skills like sketching with perspective and value. Learn how to think visually and connect your pen to the page so you can explore your creativity.

Each video in this series includes free downloadable materials to give you structure and reference for your practicing, available as printable images, PDFs and Concepts files for traditional and digital drawing.

Choose a video from below, or head to the Learn to Draw Playlist on YouTube.

Part 1: Getting Started

Drawing isn’t just for artists - it’s for everyone. In this tutorial, Lasse Pekkala shares how to relax into your drawing process, how to connect your pencil with the page, and how warming up helps you to start sketching confidently.

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Part 2: Proportions and Reference

People who sketch look at the world in certain ways. In this video, Lasse Pekkala shares how seeing in shapes and proportions can help you understand objects and draw them naturally.

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Part 3: Basics of Perspective

Learn how to visualize One Point, Two Point and Three Point Perspectives to add 3-dimensional reality to your drawings.

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Part 4: Master Your Line Work

Lines are powerful tools for visualizing shape, texture and dimension in your drawings. Learn how to apply simple dynamics to your line work to give form to your ideas in this tutorial.

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Part 5: Light and Shadow

Shading is creating the illusion of depth in a drawing by adding contrasting values of shadow and light. In this tutorial, learn how to add dimension and realism to your sketches with these shading techniques.

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