Artistic Drawing for Beginners

A course by Ester N. Lloveres
Painter, Illustrator, Photographer, and Writer. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 09/05/2017
, Painter, Illustrator, Photographer, and Writer

Learn academic observation techniques for drawing what you see

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (17)
  • 787 students
Artistic Drawing for Beginners

Learn academic observation techniques for drawing what you see

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (17)
  • 787 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 Lessons (2h 3m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
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If you want to combine harmony, order, and subtlety in your drawings, artist Ester N. Lloveres is the person to show you the way. As an expert in painting and drawing, Ester shows you how to work with academic techniques that have been used in art studios since the XIX century, to achieve expressive and realistic images.

Learn basic drawing techniques using artistic academic methods. Create a still life composition using pencils, working on textures, proportions, and other drawing elements. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to apply your newfound skills to any figurative drawing project.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. First steps: preparation
  • U3
    U3. Volume: light and shadow
  • U4
    U4. Postproduction
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Meet your teacher Ester N. Lloveres, learn about her career as an artist and find out where she finds creative inspiration. She explains why drawing can be used as a technical tool as well as a mindfulness one.

Discover the historical context behind academic drawing and the materials needed to carry out your artwork. Ester teaches you how to draw still life using common household objects and how to find the right light. See how to take photos and videos of your compositions to use for your still life.

Next it’s time to start drawing! Learn about the two drawing fundamentals: line and proportion. See how to control the movement of your pencil and your arm, and learn some techniques to maintain the proportion between your elements.

Ester teaches you how to add texture, work on light and shadows, and add volume with a pencil. She guides you through the final adjustments so you achieve the mood and finishes you seek between your elements.

Finally, go through some methods to preserve and take photos of your artwork and add it to your portfolio or share it on social media.

What is this course's project?

Create a realistic still life pencil drawing using the academic drawing method of the XIX century.

Who is it for?

For painters, illustrators, and anyone who enjoys drawing, for beginners as well as professionals looking to add academic drawing techniques to their work.

What you need

No previous drawing experience is required to take the course.

As for materials you’ll need pencils, an eraser, paper, a painter’s easel, a lamp, and objects to use for your still life composition.


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Ester N. Lloveres

A course by Ester N. Lloveres

Painter, Illustrator, Photographer, and Writer

Ester N. Lloveres is a painter and drafter, with a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and Illustration from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain and the Escola de Arte e Superior de Deseño Pablo Picasso, in Galicia, Spain.

Her work focuses on human figure drawing and portraiture, where she communicates emotions through facial expressions and gestures. Currently, Ester lives in Madrid, where she gives painting and drawing classes.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do In This Course?
  • U2

    First steps: preparation

    • Drawing as a way of thinking
    • Materials
    • Composition and preparation
    • The line
    • Fit and proportion 1
    • Fit and proportion 2
  • U3

    Volume: light and shadow

    • The texture
    • Volume 1
    • Volume 2
    • Final adjustments
  • U4


    • Conservation of drawing
    • Photography and technical sheet for the portfolio
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Artistic Drawing for Beginners

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Artistic Drawing for Beginners. A Illustration course by Ester N. Lloveres

Artistic Drawing for Beginners

A course by Ester N. Lloveres
Painter, Illustrator, Photographer, and Writer. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 09/05/2017
  • 100% Positive reviews (17)
  • 787 students