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Dynamic Sketching 2

Dynamic Sketching 2

An 8-week continuation course from Dynamic Sketching 1, utilizing observational drawing to understand how to see the world from a design perspective
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Build your visual library

Build your visual library
Foundational drawing is the most important aspect of being a designer. This class is designed to take the lessons from Dynamic Sketching 1, and further the practice of applying those skills in onsite drawing while creating new concepts from particular themes. There will be more exploration on the student’s part in going out and finding the required sites to draw.

This is a heavier workload and more intensive training compared to the previous Dynamic Sketching 1 class. The student should be prepared to work coming into this class. It is preferred that the students locate a site for onsite drawing related to the weekly subject rather than drawing from reference.
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Registration Period
Jul 17, 2024 - Oct 07, 2024
Course Start
Oct 01, 2024

Course Format


Skills Level



8 weeks


Once a week


Individual recordings

Lecture Type

Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, Q&A, and time on assignments.
Dynamic Sketching 1, Perspective
Sketchbook with brown paper, felt-tip black pens (see syllabus for details), wide Copic marker (see syllabus for details), white color pencil, Uniball Signo white gel pen, scanner or camera to scan/photograph homework assignments

The more you know, the better.

Recap of Dynamic Sketching 1 | Warm up exercises | Drawing techniques | Importance of contours and 5 forms | How-to project
Overall breakdown of insects | Form language within the insect world | Drawing different types of insects | Line quality and hatching – different surfaces and materials
Starting with simple forms | Connecting the big forms | Transitional forms and looking for landmarks | Drawing different types of skeletons and fossils
Thinking about reference | Doing studies | Brainstorming, iterations, and final design | Designing with volume
Profile views | Wheels | Thumbnails | Controlling proportion and detail | Hatching and indicating reflections | Bringing it all together
How to approach tanks | Simple forms/box idea | Chiselling away like a sculpture | Figuring out the details | Hatching and lighting | Vehicles with curves
Forms of a plane | Grounded plane | Material indication | Plane in air | Creating the focal point
Applying what we are learning to a final design and workflow | Designing vehicles and tech | Brainstorming in Photoshop | Thumbnail traditionally | Applying color as accents | Indicate, do not render


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Jul 17, 2024 - Oct 07, 2024
COURSE BEGINS on Oct 01, 2024
Dynamic Sketching 2

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I don’t want to sound over the top, but Peter Han has completely changed, not only the way that I will work in future, but also the way that I think and ‘see’. I didn’t think it was possible to change so much in such a short time. The way that he adapts to the needs of each student, and manages the time spent on various subjects according to needs and not just a fixed plan is just incredible. He also shares so much about his own methodology and experiences that we gain so much invaluable insight. I have had many classes with other providers, who have taught you how to represent a subject on paper. Peter actually breaks that all apart and builds up, from the very beginning, how you should approach creativity and artistry. Not only have I ‘learnt’ new things, but have ‘unlearnt’ my bad habits that were holding me back. I took so much away from this class that I really wish that I haven’t bothered with my degree and started with CGMA sooner.


Peter was exceptionally nice to learn from. Not only did he cover the material of the class but he was also very encouraging when we were dealing with performance anxiety, the process of drawing (and sometimes failing) and he was very supportive overall. He felt like one of those teachers at school that makes you fall in love with a subject, not because the subject is anything exceptional but because the teacher is.


I’m thoroughly pleased with the feedback and instruction Patrick offered. Every once in a while, I’d check out his feedback to other students and found that he doesn’t give out canned and generalized feedback. He seems to be aware of where each student is developmentally, and offers critiques that are the most useful to them.


Patrick does a great job with this course. Even though he has taught this extensively, his enthusiasm for the course and our success was present in every Q&A. As this was my first course with CGMA, I did not know what to expect, but if Patrick represents the caliber of instructors at CGMA I look forward to my next course.


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