Analytical Sketching 2

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    Teacher Information

    Oleg Dergachov is a fine artist, cartoonist, animator, art director and illustrator trained by the Ukrainian Academy. He has won over 85 international prizes and his work is displayed in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Tretyakov State Gallery in Moscow, the Cirque du Soleil collection as well as other prestigious art museums, public and private collections in more than 27 countries. He has taught for 16 years in prestigious universities, design schools and animation academies in 6 countries.

    Course Outline

    Week 1 - Introduction. Learn how to use line weight, texture, shading, shape, form and detail to create more life-like sketches.

    Week 2 - Acquire the skills required to draw accurate and realistic vehicles from simple shapes by studying the proportions and angles of technical forms as well as the contrast between them

    Week 3 - Gain knowledge creating organic designs from imagination by visualizing them as a combination of basic 3 dimensional forms.

    Week 4 - Gain proficiency using texture and tone ranges to improve the depth of your designs, making them look more realistic and professional. Use what you’ve learned to create believable a sci-fi robotic vehicle from basic 3D modules.

    Week 5 - Learn the fundamentals of successful environment sketching such as space indication, composition and atmospheric perspective. Use these fundamentals to create a fantastic landscape with architectural elements.

    Week 6 - Learn and combine the concepts of 3D character design, line of action, silhouette and gesture so you can create dynamic sketches of imaginary characters in action.

    Week 7 - Acquire the skills required to design convincing props so that they fit your character's proportions.

    Week 8 - Gain proficiency with atmospheric perspective, value, landscape and character sketching by practicing quick sketches with the fantastic ink wash technique.

    Week 9 - Become proficient in creating fantastic characters in dynamic poses, inspired by live models, by adding additional accessories, weapons, and other costume elements and details.

    Week 10 - Apply what you’ve learned in the course to a final project where you create two believable characters interacting in a modern interior space and illustrate a key-frame image that tells their story.


    Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Date of first class:  October 5th 

    Duration: 10 weeks

    You can register at the bottom-left of this page.


    Do you want to advance your sketching skills and gain the ability to effectively design in 3D from your imagination? Sketches are an extremely important part of any concept art process. A solid sketch is the basic building block which concept artists use to create their characters, props, vehicles and environments. Without a solid sketch, it will be difficult to create a truly 3 dimensional concept that can be built for a movie or video game.

    The analytical sketching course provided you with the knowledge of breaking down complex objects into basic shapes. An advanced design sketching process and the mastery of 3 dimensional space, shape and form separates amateur artists from industry-level professionals. This advanced analytical sketching course, incorporating exciting in-class projects, will help you understand how to turn basic 3D forms into any complex structure you want to design. Using your creativity, you will learn how to effectively draw fantastic characters in believable environments as well as creatures, vehicles, props and dynamic forms in action.

    By the end of this course, you will have the ability to create accurate and believable sketches from imagination. Your knowledge of depth and form will have increased by leaps and bounds, giving you the skills to create professional designs that can be readily translated into production-ready concept art.


    This class is level 3 or advanced. You will need to have completed the Analytical Sketching course or have equivalent experience.

    Language requirements: You need at least intermediate level English to take this class (the teacher will use many visual examples and there will usually be students in the class who speak French and can help you if you don't understand something).


    This new course, developed by one of our most experienced teachers, has been added by popular demand and we expect that it will fill up very quickly! $475.  $430.


    • Take your analytical sketching skills to the next level and improve your ability to design effectively in 3D
    • Learn how to create realistic production ready concept sketches from imagination
    • Become proficient in key techniques that separate successful professional concept artists from amateurs

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