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    Introduction
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    Module 1 – Style and technique
    • The secret formula
      Screenshot 2019-05-30 at 13.45.32
    • Worksheets
      Worksheets style and technique
    • How to hold a pencil
      0:45
      Hand movement
    • Excercise: Pebbles
      2:53
      warmup pebbles
    • Excercise: Connect the dots
      2:10
      warmup dots
    • Excercise: Spiral
      5:49
      warm up spirale
    • Excercise: Overlapping ribbons
      2:01
      ribbons bleistift
    • Interlude: Playing with color.
      5:25
      pebbles colorized
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    Module 2 - Heads
    • Introduction – Start with the "who".
      Elina
    • Worksheets
    • Warm-up: Smiley faces
      13:36
      smiley faces  komplett
    • Basic head recipe
      2:28
      basic head
    • Emotions
      3:21
      Expressions
    • Hair
      Screenshot 2020-07-04 at 20.53.47
    • Tilting head & characters
      Screenshot 2019-05-30 at 13.44.25
    • Homework
      thank you for drawing with melang
    • "Heads" webinar
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    • Portraits from photos
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    Module 3 –  Figures
    • Introduction
      magical
    • Stick people
      Better stick figures
    • A few very easy figures
      6:40
      star and uo people
    • My favourite quick figure
      4:18
      2-strokefigure
    • Figure walking
      Screenshot 2019-10-21 at 00.24.25
    • Make it come alive
      Screenshot 2019-10-21 at 00.23.31
    • Proportions
      Screenshot 2020-01-08 at 13.35.31
    • More movement!
      Moving people
    • Figures dancing (plus watercolor)
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    • People in profile
      Profile people–kl
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    Module 4 –  Tell your story
    • Show your work!
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    • Assignment: Your gifts
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    • Assignment: Draw yourself
      Screenshot 2020-01-08 at 13.39.35
    • Assignment: Show what you love
      Screenshot 2020-01-08 at 13.40.39
    • Ideas for layout & composition
      Screenshot 2020-01-08 at 13.41.46
    • People in a scene
      Screenshot 2020-07-04 at 21.04.42
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    Module 5 - Real world illustration!
    • Digitizing a drawing with a scanning app
      Screenshot 2020-01-08 at 13.06.20
    • Cleaning up a sketch in Photoshop
      sanina figürchen
    • Emma... on iPad and paper
      Emma iPad
    • Drawings on social media
      visible

Warm-up: Smiley faces

I introduce you to the basic technique, and show you a few tips and tricks. 
You can get far with mastering these faces. Choose a version you like best, and make it your signature figure! 

There are two mistakes that I often see in my classes: 

  • Slow down. Don't try to "get it over with" and rush to the next thing (where to?) Give some love to your drawings! And then some more. Visit them every day if you can. It is like meditation and will probably improve your life quality. Plus you'll get some nice drawings out of it.
  • Don't draw the neck too thin!

Ir might be interesting for you to see some former participants' drawings, and my feedback: 

If you want to learn to draw the easy way, you can purchase the class here!