Dixon Drawing Class

Welcome to my drawing class!  Here you’ll find a 24-episode series (about 30 minutes each) that walks through the process of creating artwork, and especially, improving those mad artist skillz.  The class will talk about how to practice drawing, how to collect references, create thumbnails, draw what you see, stylize what you draw, drawing environments, speedpainting, and by the end–being able to create whole illustrations like this:

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It’s a good class for kids who have taken art classes, but want to push themselves harder and maybe even get on track to becoming a professional artist.

I’ll be posting a new episode every Monday.  You can visit this page for updates, or subscribe to the Dixon Drawing Class youtube channel ^_^


DDC Episode 1 – How to Draw BB-8

 

Mini Lecture: Introduction to the Class
Drawing: How to draw BB-8  (4:12)
Q & A: What school did I go to?  (23:50)
Homework: Practice drawing (whatever you want) for 30 minutes to an hour each day.

Episode 1 drawing sheet:

 

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DDC Episode 2 – How to Draw Baby Dory

 

Mini Lecture: Simple shapes–Circles, squares, and straight lines
Drawing: How to draw Baby Dory {11:17}
Demon Heather: {1:23}
Q & A: What art books do I recommend? {28:00}
Homework: Practice drawing circles, squares, and straight lines. Continue to draw for 30 minutes to an hour each day.

Episode 2 drawing sheet:

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DDC Episode 3 – How to Draw Yourself as a Minecraft Guy

Mini Lecture: Breaking things into simple shapes
Drawing: How to draw yourself as a Minecraft Guy {7:36}
Q & A: How to make the jump to digital (part 1)? {38:40}
Homework: Break the pictures you draw into simple shapes (as illustrated in lecture.)  And of course, continue to draw for 30 minutes to an hour each day.

Episode 3 drawing sheet:

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DDC Episode 4 – How to Draw Yourself as a My Little Pony

 

Dixon Drawing Class – Episode 4 of 24

Mini Lecture: Collecting References (Part 1)
Drawing: How to draw Yourself as a My Little Pony {6:47}
Q & A: Making the Jump to Digital? (Part 2) {39:04}
Homework: Get thyself a Pinterest account! & Continue to draw for 30 minutes to an hour each day.

 

Episode 4 drawing sheet:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DDC Episode 5 – How to Draw Yourself as a Lego Guy

Dixon Drawing Class – Episode 5 of 24

Mini Lecture: Collecting References (Part 2)
Drawing: How to draw Yourself as a Lego Guy {4:56}
Q & A: What’s with the glove? {34:11}
Homework: Collect all the pics you wanna draw into a picture file! & Continue to draw for 30 minutes-hour each day.

Episode 5 drawing sheet:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DDC Episode 6 – How to Draw Moana

Mini Lecture: How to Draw Faces (Part 1)
Drawing: How to draw Moana {10:00}
Awkward singing: {15:27}
Q & A: Can I make a living as an artist? {33:30}
Homework: Practice drawing the faces of your friends and family & continue to draw for 30 minutes-hour each day.

Episode 6 drawing sheet:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DDC Episode 7 – How to Draw Zuko

Mini Lecture: How to Draw Faces (Part 2)
Drawing: How to draw Zuko {5:50}
Q & A: Can I get a job drawing anime? {22:48}
Homework: Spend your 30 min – hour a day of practice time drawing faces in all positions, expressions, and ages.

Episode 7 Drawing Sheet:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DDC Episode 8 – How to Draw Elsa

Mini Lecture: How to Draw Hands
Drawing: How to draw Elsa {7:22}
Q & A: How do I handle artist burnout? {35:00}
Homework: Spend your 30 min – hour a day of practice time drawing hands in all positions

Episode 8 Drawing Sheet:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DDC TIP – How to Practice Drawing


DDC Episode 9 – How to Draw Tarzan

Mini Lecture: How to Draw Feet
Drawing: How to draw Tarzan {3:40}
Q & A: How do I “make time” to practice? {21:47}
Homework: Spend your 30 min – hour a day of practice time drawing feet in all positions

Episode 9 Drawing Sheet:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DDC Episode 10 – How to Draw Barbie (For Dressing Up!)

Mini Lecture: How to the Human Figure (Part I — Proportion and Form)
Drawing: How to draw Barbie {13:15}
My Niece Anna’s Drawing: {27:42}
Q & A: What are good figure artists to study? {28:12}
Homework: Spend your 30 min – hour a day of practice time drawing fashion models, vintage advertisements, and other pics of the human figure

Episode 10 – Barbie Drawing Sheet:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DDC Episode 11 – How to Draw Superman

Mini Lecture: How to the Human Figure (Part II — Skeleton and Muscles)
Drawing: How to draw Superman {9:52}
Q & A: How do I choose an art school? {31:12}
Homework: Spend your 30 min – hour a day of practice time drawing elements of the human figure–muscles, skeletal structure, etc.

Episode 11 – Superman Drawing Sheet:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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