Fred, the Sparrow

(Drawing intricate feathers and detailed feather patterns)

What you will Learn

Starting with placement and blocking-in, the drawing that Mandy does moves through the logical steps of the Classical Drawing method.  First establishing the outside shape, then determins the placement the jigsaw puzzle of all the feathers and markings. Then she adds in a little tone to assess Fred’s light and shadow pattern.  After this, the values are heightened, by first working on the darkest parts, and then on the mid-tone parts.  Once all of these have been roughed in and blended with a paper stump, she brings the whole drawing together with great attention to edges, feathers and the final contour lines.


Who this is For

This real-time video is for everyone who is interested in drawing pets, animals and birds, and for everyone who is interested in seeing how Nitram charcoal can be used to great effect.

If you are a student who has completed Learn to Draw, this might be a good step up for you, to put the skills you acquired in Learn to Draw to good use, and apply them to a more advanced drawing.  

Alternatively, if you already have some drawing skills, you will gain a wealth of insight from watching Mandy take this drawing all the way from beginning to a gorgeous finish.

Please note, this video is recorded in real-time.  


What you will Get

This 60 minute video records the entire process in real-time of this drawing from a blank sheet of paper to an amazingly beautiful finish. Mandy demonstrates and narrates the steps to complete this drawing in professional grade Nitram charcoal on a light grey Stonehenge paper.

PDF download of each of six steps.

Watch at your own leisure with lifetime access to this video and companion material. 

No assignments, and no time limit.