Fundamental Drawing
  • Fundamental Drawing

Fundamental Drawing


Monday: 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM ( 10 weeks )

Option 1) March 11 – April 8
Option 2) March 18 – April 15
Option 3) March 25 – April 22

Instructor: Shenho Hshieh (Illustration)

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Fundamental Drawing


Class is for beginning level students who are interested in pursuing a career in illustration and design. In this class, the instructor will not only teach students basic skills in drawing & composition, he will also expose students to various styles of image-making.



  • 11” x 15” or 12” x 18” Watercolor Pad
  • 0.5 Micron Tech pen (Sakura)
  • Medium Ink Brush Pen (Kuretake)
  • Ballpoint Pen
  • 3B Pencils with Sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Vine Charcoal
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Prismacolor Colored Pencil set
  • Winsor & Newton Watercolor Pocket Box
  • Size 6 Watercolor Brush (Synthetic Hair)
  • Small Water Container
  • iPad Pro with Procreate & Pen or Laptop with Photoshop & Tablet
  • Scissor or X-Acto Knife with Self-Healing Cutting Mat


  • 14 and older

Class Size

  • 10 students

Introduction to Line

  • Understanding the concept of contrast

Introduction to Shape

  • Re-designing the silhouette to visually stimulate the eye
  • Concept of geometry

Introduction to Form

  • Creating depth through overlapping & foreshortening
  • Concept of light & shadow

Introduction to Composition

  • Definition of composition
  • Symmetrical vs. asymmetrical harmony
  • Visual fluidity/rhythms
  • Understanding the basic tools for composing
  • Concept of tonal design
Note: You can get class schedule and detail syllabus when you are enrolled the course. Syllabus can be modified under certain condition such as level of students in class.

Course Cancellation: DE CORE reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment.
Such decisions will be made at least one week before the scheduled course date.
Registrants will be notified via email; DE CORE will make every effort will be made to avoid cancellations.
In case of a cancellation you will have the choice of registering for the next course date or receiving a refund for the full course fee.

Fundamental Drawing

Meet Our Instructor

Instructor: Shenho Hshieh (Illustration)
Shenho has professional experience in an editorial illustrator based in Los Angeles.
Education: Art Center College of Design [B.F.A. Illustration]
Clients: L.A. Times, Dallas Observer

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