Drawing Workout

Iain McCaig
20 Lessons (9h 6m)
20 Week(s)

Two Ways to Learn


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  1. Watch Video Lessons at Your Own Pace
  2. Assignments Included
  3. Peer Feedback
  4. Switch Courses as Often as You Like
  5. Access to all Schoolism Webinars included

Critiqued Sessions

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  1. Watch Video Lessons with a Planned Curriculum
  2. Scheduled Assignments with Deadlines
  3. Personalized paint-overs and feedback videos
  4. Peer feedback
  5. Ability to Contact Instructor with Questions
  6. Physical Certificate of Completion (Mailed to you anywhere in the world)
  7. Access to all Schoolism Webinars included

Course Description

Being an artist is not just a career-it's a way of life. Legendary artist and visual storyteller Iain McCaig demonstrates some of the artistic workouts he uses to sharpen his skills and imagination, as well as how to stay inspired and fearless in a face-off with the empty page.

Exercises include:

  • warm-up games
  • designing icons
  • capturing emotions
  • creating archetypes, old and new
  • leading the eye
  • ways to sharpen and stock your visual memory

McCaig's artistic life-skills can be practiced alone or with others, quarantined in your studio or talking on the phone. For anyone who can hold a pencil or a stylus, on paper or a screen!

  • Adobe Photoshop

Lesson Plan


Iain McCaig

Iain McCaig divides his energies between a lifelong love of storytelling, and a passionate belief that everyone in the world can learn to draw. McCaig is best known for his cover art for Jethro Tull's 'Broadsword and the Beast' and for his Star Wars designs for Queen Amidala and Darth Maul. His film work includes 'Interview With the Vampire', 'Dracula', 'Terminator 2', 'Hook', 'Peter Pan', 'Charlotte's Web', 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', 'The Avengers', 'Guardians of the Galaxy', and 'Star Wars Episode VII'. He is also a Chesley nominated illustrator, having illustrated books ranging from 'Fighting Fantasy' to J.R.R.Tolkien's 'The Hobbit'.

In October 2008, Palace Press International published 'Shadowline - the Art of Iain McCaig', a 28 year retrospective of his film and publishing work. In May 2014, Spectrum Fantastic Art honored him with their lifetime achievement 'Grand Master' Award.