Welcome to the Tutorial
Hello Everyone! This is Jack with Let’s Draw Today. Thank you so much for joining me and drawing with me today!
In this tutorial course, we are going to learn how to draw a tent!
The total length of the video demonstrations for this entire course is about 75 minutes. However, I have this course broken down into smaller lessons, each consisting of a short video clip and a brief description. This allows you to take it one lesson and then one step at a time, and you will feel more confident in your ability to see your drawing through to the end.
How to Proceed Through This Course
I encourage you to watch each video clip and draw along with me. If you prefer, you can watch the clip first without drawing, so you can see how I do that portion of the drawing from start to finish. Then you can watch it again and try with me.
I believe a picture is worth a thousand words and a video is worth even more than a thousand pictures. So, while I will sometimes narrate what I am drawing, you will learn a lot of the how-to steps simply by watching the video without my words accompanying it. Instead, whenever appropriate, I will give tips, comments, or suggestions for why I am drawing something a certain way or why it might be important.
I believe it is helpful to see how to NOT do something. I also believe that imperfections are okay, and you should not be afraid to make mistakes while creating your drawings or other artwork. Therefore, you will see my mistakes and erasures, which I think can serve as useful learning tools.
Other Learning Options
Just in case video isn’t your preferred method of learning, you will find picture snapshots from the video along with the video’s transcript under each clip. Also, don’t forget about the other learning resources found in the Extras section: an ebook version of the course, a PDF picture slideshow of the course, and the same time-lapse version of the course that is on YouTube.
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Love the Journey of Learning How to Draw
Finally, remember that learning how to draw is all about practice, experimenting, and enjoyment. As you proceed through this course or any of my other courses, it’s easy to get frustrated if you are making mistakes or your drawing doesn’t look like my example. My advice to you is to let go of your frustration.
Instead, learn to love the journey. Try your best! Don’t be afraid to make changes to what I am doing to make it your own. Celebrate your drawing successes, even if it’s one small success within one lecture of a course that makes you proud of yourself. If you are not getting it right the first try, be proud of yourself for trying, and then try again.
Draw along with as many of my tutorial courses as you can, have fun along the way, and you will see remarkable improvements in your drawing skills before you realize it. Stay positive, stay motivated, don’t give up, and do keep drawing!
Parts of the Tent
In this tutorial, we will draw a dome tent rather than a traditional tent that looks more triangular.
I will be using this reference photo as a guide. This is the tent my wife and I use when we go camping :).
Here are some of the parts of the tent I will be referring to throughout the course:
Materials Used for This Drawing
Here is a list of the materials I am using for this drawing.
If you don’t have some of these materials, don’t let that stop you. A sheet of paper, a standard pencil, and an eraser are a great start!
If you wish to purchase any of these materials, they can be found at your local art store, or you can buy them using the links below.
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- Sheet of drawing paper
- Another sheet of paper to prevent smudging
- 2B and 4B graphite pencils
- Dusting brush to brush aside eraser residue
- Drawing board
- Artist tape that won’t leave sticky film on paper when removed