First, let's make it very clear that this site was developed for my own personal use. I'm documenting a systematic learning approach and a daily practice routine that is less scattershot than a "hmmm... what random thing should I draw today and at the last moment?" style that has bogged me down for about six months prior to starting this site.

I can't tell you if it will work for you. I can't even tell you if it will work for me. I cannot give you extra lessons or assignments. I cannot provide extra materials: I'm literally developing it on here, as I do it, starting in January 2022. This is all there is.

If for some reason that date is seemingly far enough in your past that it seems like I should have more stuff posted, well... things flop and maybe I gave up. But as I write this, the plan is strong and firm and well-intentioned.

With that...

the pi art² school curriculum.

unit one: basics of thoughtful squwetching.

The first four assignments will focus on seeing your subject in the context of a clear and simple styles of sketch. The sketches you produce will be foundational and simplistic, but art meant to act partly as drawing practice but also partly as observational work meant to expand how you think about a subject and how different kinds of linework or sketching styles present that subject upon the page.

unit two: changing the subject

If you have worked through the first four basic exercises it's time to switch things up for a few weeks and start putting some of those basic exercises to work in more specific scenarios. Personally, as I challenged myself to draw using the various comparative and foundational methods from unit one, I found myself considering how I could apply this in my actual squwetching day-to-day. For example, how do these methods change how I look at people in my art? Or what does bringing one of two of these foundational style approaches to how I see perspective? The next unit will spend a few weeks looking for subjects to test this out on.