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GABRIELLE BRICKEY ART CLASSES

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Make better art.

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I HAVE A SOFT SPOT 
FOR THE 
BEGINNER

I remember very clearly how it felt when I was first learning how to draw.

 

Struggling with my art as a young teen, I remember telling my mom: "When I *get this* I'm going to teach everyone how to do it!" 

There was always a longing in me to share what I've learned! So I'm very open with my methods and process. I like to share every little detail with my students.

JUMP TO YOUR INTERESTS

The Foundations

LEARN THE FOUNDATIONS 

The drawing fundamentals every artist should know

Want to get a solid grip on drawing, color, and lighting once and for all? Then this trio of classes is for you.

1

1HR 23MIN LESSON

9 WORKSHEETS

10 REFERENCES

1 BRUSHSET

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EVERY USEFUL THING I

LEARNED AS A BEGINNER

In this course, I'll walk you through the basic fundamentals of drawing to help you build your drawing skills! You will learn how to see your subjects as basic shapes, how to confidently place your subject on your paper with simple angles, and how to draw by observing the negative space.

  • How to draw simple shapes

  • Breaking your subject down into shapes

  • How to simplify complex curves into angles

  • How to draw by looking at negative space

  • Techniques for drawing

  • Drawing upside down trick

  • How to check proportions

  • How to draw forms

  • Breaking your subject down into forms

  • Values and creating a value scale

  • How to shade realistically

  • How to draw with rhythms

  • Experimenting with your materials

  • How to practice drawing

  • Drawing from life example

  • Drawing from a photo example

  • Drawing from the masters

  • How to make quick gesture drawings

  • Ideas for drawing from your imagination

  • Tips for beginner artists

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Learn to Draw

2

45 MIN LESSON

2.PSDS

9 CLASS FILES

180+ PALETTES

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • The 3 properties of every color

  • The modern color wheel

  • Color wheels for mixing

  • Color wheels for designing 

  • Color tricks and illusions

  • How to make your colors sing

  • How to create mood with color

  • How to create harmonious color palettes

  • How to use color in your compositions

  • Project ideas to sharpen color skills

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BRING YOUR ART TO LIFE WITH THE POWER OF COLOR

You'll learn color tricks, how to use color schemes, and how to create your own inspiring color palettes. I'll  explain how colors relate to feelings, emotions and moods, and how these ideas can be used in telling your story. Lastly, I'll share hands-on tips, as well as tried and true principles, that will help you use color to enhance the beauty of your compositions.

Color Class

3

1HR 41MIN LESSON

380+ REFERENCES

2 BRUSH PACKS

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LEARN LIGHTING FOR

PORTRAITS AND CHARACTERS

You'll discover how through observation and practice, you can train your eyes and brain to see and understand light better. Through easy to follow videos, practice exercises, and class demonstrations, you'll discover how you can render light on your subjects.

  • Lighting terms and ideas

  • Lighting angles for successful portraits

  • Light sources

  • Lighting effects

  • Blending techniques

  • Using References 

  • Lighting for characters

  • Stylized and realistic portraits

WHAT WE'LL COVER:

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LEARN THE FOUNDATIONS ONCE AND FOR ALL

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THE ART OF THE PORTRAIT

Both a captivating and timeless form of artistic expression, portrait-making holds a special place in the visual art world.

Portrait drawing and painting also holds a special place in my heart. There is just something about painting faces for me...I love it and have always been fascinated by the human face!

Portrait Art
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Through learned techniques and a basic knowledge of anatomy, forms, planes, and rhythms, you can create beautiful, lifelike portraits. Learn the art of creating portraits in this artist’s guide.

THIS IS THE PORTRAIT GUIDE I WISH I'D HAD

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LEARN ONLY

THE ESSENTIALS

In this class, don't feel intimidated about learning anatomy because you don’t need to know every single piece of anatomy to make a great portrait. 

 

In this course, I’ve cut the fluff. 

Sharing with you only the essential anatomical landmarks you need to know to draw portraits. (Not all the landmarks you need to know to be a doctor!)

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SIMPLIFICATION IS KEY

Simplification is key for me and my teaching style. I don’t like to memorize unnecessary details so my goal is to teach only the essentials. I also like to share concepts through multiple examples, so you can find the one that “clicks” best for you!