Mark Kistler is an Emmy Award-winning producer, author, and illustrator, widely recognized as one of the world’s most popular drawing teachers. With over 40 years of experience, he taught millions of children and beginner artists worldwide to learn to draw.
Have you ever watched someone create amazing artwork but felt like you lack the talent to do the same? Have you tried drawing in the past, but felt frustrated and gave up, thinking you just weren’t ‘artist’ material?
Well, guess what!? You CAN learn to draw! This comprehensive course was created specifically for someone like you!
You’ll learn from industry legend, Mark Kistler, who has taught beginners of all ages to draw for over 40 years. Mark is an Emmy-award-winning producer of the famous Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station.
With Mark’s help, you’ll progress from an ABSOLUTE BEGINNER to a skilled artist in just 21 days!
Mark will teach you the basic concepts and essential techniques you need to create stunning illustrations from scratch! You’ll be amazed at the results you can achieve under the guidance of our patient and supportive teacher.
In each consecutive lesson, you’ll progressively build your skill set and knowledge, gaining new confidence in yourself and your artistic abilities!
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to effortlessly draw beautiful roses, silly dragons, cute koala bears, impressive castles, and LOADS more fun characters. Guaranteed! Your family and friends will be in awe of your new skills!
Sounds like fun?! What are you waiting for? Let’s jump in!
Want to learn how to draw but have little or no previous drawing experience?
Meet Emmy-award-winning Mark Kistler who has taught thousands of people to draw for over 40 years. Now he’s teaching you the secrets to basic drawing in ONLY 21 days! Devote just twenty minutes a day to building your drawing habit and confidence with Mark’s guidance.
You’ll learn progressively, as each lesson builds on the skills taught in previous lessons, starting off very simple and advancing to more complex characters! By the end of the course, you’ll have a fantastic new skillset and impress your friends and loved ones with your awesome abilities!
Let’s start off with something fun: the SPHERE!
In this first lesson, you’ll practice drawing circles with shadows and shading for a 3D effect! You’ll also learn how to make objects appear closer or farther back from the viewer.
Let’s move on to the extremely versatile, always-a-crowd-pleaser CUBE.
You can use a cube to draw so many things, like presents, houses, doorways, castles, and much more! You’ll also learn how to draw objects at realistic angles and discover how to crosshatch. It’s easy!
Ready to take it a step further? We already conquered the sphere and the cube. In this lesson, we will conquer another building block: the CYLINDER.
Mark will also teach how to create depth in your artwork with some beginner shading tricks.
This super fun lesson was inspired by Mark’s teacher, a former Disney animator, Bruce McIntyre. His enthusiasm for drawing made a profound impression on Mark.
In this lesson, you’ll combine all of the shapes and techniques you’ve mastered so far into one very cool 3D drawing. You’ll enjoy it so much that you’ll be drawing stacked objects on every scrap of paper you find!
Now, time for a fun drawing project! This illustration was inspired by a children’s book from Dr. Seuss, who has authored and illustrated some of the most popular children’s books of all time (selling over 600 million copies).
Use your knowledge of cylinders to create some adorable, emotive marshmallows and get inspired to draw other “Seussical” characters!
Master the skill of drawing flowing fabric!
The simple shapes you’ll learn about in this lesson will be the building blocks for drawing flags, scrolls, curtains, clothing and lots more cool stuff! (This is the favorite lesson of scrapbookers!)
Mark will show you how to draw a cute, fluffy ninja squirrel using spheres as the structural elements.
You will experiment with textures to add depth and interest to your artwork! Awesome, right?
Let’s take a break from boxes and cylinders and draw an entire family of cuddly koalas—from our imagination! You’re gonna LOVE this lesson!
The foreshortened circle is one of those essential shapes that can be used as a base to create TONS of objects, for example, a bowl, a rose and a cup. You’ll learn to draw all three in this engaging lesson!
Wanna draw impressive-looking waves? Well, today is the day! Discover how to use a simple cylinder shape to create awesome waves that surfers could only dream of!
You’ll also learn to draw contour lines, which are essential in giving forms a round appearance, such as various body parts, like the arms, legs, head, etc.
Mark will introduce you to the joy of drawing trees, combining shapes and textures you are already familiar with. You’ll be so proud of the cool tapered trunks and leaf-laden branches you’ll create!
Have you ever wondered what your room would look like if you moved your bed, dresser, or other pieces of furniture?
You’ll learn how to draw great interior spaces, like rooms and hallways, and then plan your own redecorating on paper—filling up the space from your imagination!
Mark will also demonstrate how to place objects within those spaces in a realistic way so they don’t look flat or disproportionate.
If you enjoyed experimenting with one-point perspective, you are really going to have fun with two-point perspective!
With two vanishing points as guide dots, you’ll learn how to draw awesome buildings, working off a cube-based structure.
Let’s have fun drawing doors, windows, and arches at angles that look 3D as if they are really leading into or out of an enclosed space. Super cool, right?
Why not get a bit crazy and try drawing some flying saucers!? 🙂
Find out how easy it can be to create stunning, seemingly-complex artwork with some really simple shapes!
Many of Mark’s adult students have requested lessons in 3D lettering, like on the poster of Superman, the Movie (1978). So here it is!
Mark will show you how to draw awesome lettering in four different styles in this fascinating lesson!
Create the visual illusion of a stately medieval castle existing in three dimensions on your paper!
You’ll have a total blast learning how to draw this fortress, using 2-point perspective!
Heading north for some arctic vibes! Look forward to drawing impressive glaciers with loads of cute, little penguins on them.
You’ll use fore-shortening and combine a variety of techniques to create a balanced scene.
The human eye is the window into a person’s soul. But how to capture it on paper?
Mark will show you exactly how in detailed steps, breaking down the shapes that make up an eye.
Congratulations! You made it to the very last lesson!
In this final lesson, you’ll learn how to draw a toothy (not toothless!), quirky dragon, having loads of fun while you’re at it.
Mark Kistler, an Emmy Award-winning producer, author, and illustrator, is widely recognized as one of the world’s most popular drawing teachers. With over 40 years of experience, he has devoted his career to inspiring millions of fans worldwide to DRAW! DRAW! DRAW!
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