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Graphite Realism Drawing Course

  • Have you always wanted to draw but you feel like you do not have enough talent?
  • Have you tried drawing in the past but you have always felt disappointed with the end results?
  • Are you interested in enhancing your artistic skills?
  • Are you having a challenging time having your drawings look realistic?
  • Are you frustrated with the high-speed tutorials on YouTube that do not explain anything?

If you answered yes to one or more of the questions above then my drawing courses are for you.

There are plenty of drawing programs out there that focus on one area or skip over important rules and techniques you will need to understand so you can enhance your drawing skills.

With my drawing courses, I will not only cover the important rules you will need to know but I will also show you in real-time how I tackle every unique challenge that arises with every subject I cover.

I believe that everyone can learn how to draw. I want to share with you what I have learned over the past 40 years to help make the learning process quicker for you. I will not only cover what works best for me but I will also share with you the mistakes I have made throughout my career.

I have been coaching people for over 25 years and I have learned that everyone learns differently. Every person has different strengths and different approaches. My mission is to provide you with valuable information so you can learn how to draw what you see. I also encourage you to learn what works best for you so you can develop a unique style that will share your message as an artist.

This course will cover some of the most important rules of realism drawing, mapping out the subject's proportions, identifying the light source, seeing soft value changes, controlling your drawing tools and protecting your drawing surface. If you are just learning how to draw or you are struggling with certain techniques, this course is a wonderful place for you to start.

This course includes:

  • Introduction: A welcome and brief description of the course.
  • Drawing Supplies: A talk about all the drawing supplies I use for my drawings.
  • Grid Method Part 1: I talk about how to use the grid method. The grid method has been used for hundreds of years to ensure the portions of the subject are accurate. I also show you how to protect your drawing surface when you are adding the grid lines.
  • Grid Method Part 2: This video goes over how to grid the reference image you are using for your drawing.
  • Realistic Drawing Techniques Part 1: This video starts by mapping out the different values and talking about the importance of light. You will also learn how to condition your drawing surface so you will not have any imperfections on your drawing.
  • Realistic Drawing Technique Part 2: This video continues to add value to the subject working from dark to light. I talk about using all the value, each grade of pencil offers before going to the next grade.
  • Realistic Drawing Technique Part 3: This video continues to work on the soft value changes that create an illusion of depth and curve.
  • Realistic Drawing Technique Part 4: The drawing is starting to come to life at this point. You are learning how to create a three-dimensional illusion on a two-dimensional drawing surface.
  • Final Thoughts: This video recaps everything you have learned throughout this course.

The fundamentals that you have learned from this course will be used with every drawing you use in the future.


You should have knowledge of basic drawing supplies.

About the instructors

Dave Nevue

Art Business
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Dave Nevue is a Professional Graphite, Pastel and Pyrographic Artist and the founder and CEO of Nevue Fine Art Marketing. He also authored the eBook The Productive Artist How to Live Your Dreams, The 28 Day Blogging Challenge as well as other eBooks and workbooks. 

Dave Nevue is a coach and advocate for artists helping them to achieve their goals and to help them reach their fullest potential. He provides one-on-one coaching, career advice, writing services, video courses and eBooks for artists of all levels.

Dave has a passion for teaching. Over the past 25 years, he has studied the art of marketing and will share with you tips he has found along the way to help you build your art business.

His artwork is inspired by his love of animals and nature. He is fascinated by everything in nature, but dogs are his favorite subject and encompass the majority of his work. His art features detailed pet portraits and enjoys trying different techniques with each piece.

Dave grew up in Western Massachusetts. He became interested in drawing as a young child and was encouraged by my family to practice with different mediums. He became interested in playing the guitar in his teens and continues to teach guitar in Connecticut. As an adult he returned to drawing, focusing on graphite pencils. His love of animals becomes clear when he is working on a pet portrait. He enjoys each portrait as if it were his first drawing. Dave regularly donates original drawings for animal-related fundraisers including “Second Chance” Large Animal Rehabilitation Facility and Dakin Humane Society.

Dave still lives in Western Massachusetts and enjoys spending my time with his family, two dogs, and cat. He loves the convenience of being close to my favorite activities; hiking, camping, and the East Coast beaches. He also enjoys traveling to Florida to visit Disney World and Universal Studios with his family.

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