Let Jake Know What You Think?


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    Hey guys - we're looking for feedback on Jake's "How To Draw Everything" class. We'd like to use a few quotes to put under the class on our site. If you watched the NEW updated class in the past month we'd love to know your thoughts and perhaps use your words and give you credit. Thank you in advance!

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  • How to make the perfect omelette... sorry I mean drawing. :)



  • Jake Parker delivers in this video series. With easy to follow instruction and step by step demos with emphasis on the importance of line and structure. A must watch for any beginning artist and some great tips for established illustrators as well.



  • In general - essential basics in a friendly manner. But there are a couple moments when Jake shows something on paper, but there is his face on the screen instead of hands. Would be great to fix that :)



  • Here's my honest opinion.

    I have been drawing all of my life, and this class doubled my drawing skills. I have purchased books, and asked for advice from other artist since I was very young, but nothing has helped me out more than this class. My art has become something I am much more proud to share because of it.



  • Jake's class is amazing! he goes into detail about his thought process and even shares how I can practice exercises further on my own. "How to Draw Everything" goes into some very basic but very important techniques and skills for creating works of art.



  • This is the drawing course I wish I would have had at the very beginning of my college art program experience. I look back at my history in making art, and I feel that I stopped doing art because I lacked the skills taught in this class. I didn't know how to create the images I wanted to, because I didn't know these important fundamentals. Once I understood and practiced these fundamentals, my art improved at a much faster rate, and my creativity increased.

    The title "How to Draw Everything", may sound somewhat hyperbolic, but if you practice and understand what Jake covers in the class, it really is the starting point that will allow you to draw whatever you want. Especially parts III, IV, and V. It's the foundation that will pave your way to all the other art skills you want to acquire. Want to create realistic looking work? How about very stylized and simple artwork? Want to learn perspective? Want to learn lighting? Want to enjoy drawing in your sketchbook more? Want to be better at thumbnails? Want to draw from life, from reference, or from imagination? Want to improve at these things at a faster rate? It all starts with the info in this course.

    Jake makes the subject matter very approachable. He does most of it on paper, with pencils, pens, and markers so there are no technological barriers. A big advantage of the class is that you get to see him draw all of the concepts in real time. There are plenty of demos that help put the concepts into real life application.

    It is not the most glamorous or fun subject matter, but if you really take the time to practice and do exercises based on this class, you are going to have a much easier time from here on out. Practice what he teaches. Make up or find more exercises once you've done the ones he's provided. Revisit the principles once in awhile and enjoy the boost in your creativity and skills.



  • Thanks for throwing this up there @Will-Terry!

    And thanks for this feedback everyone.

    @orangeni If you know of any specific examples I'd be happy to go in and fix them, especially if they're more egregious.

    @tessw said in Let Jake Know What You Think?:

    Jake makes the subject matter very approachable. He does most of it on paper, with pencils, pens, and markers so there are no technological barriers. A big advantage of the class is that you get to see him draw all of the concepts in real time. There are plenty of demos that help put the concepts into real life application.

    Thanks for pointing that out. That was one of the big reasons I wanted to reboot this class and to do it on paper to show that this stuff is approachable with just a pencil and a sheet of copy paper. Thanks!

    It is not the most glamorous or fun subject matter...

    Nope, but it's the necessary first step. Just because drawing is fun, or it's your passion, doesn't mean it's not going to be hard to master it. Glad you brought that up too.


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