WHAT YOU GET

This drawing course shows you how I create a hyperrealistic portrait drawing with charcoal pencils in my signature style.This is a complete, start to finish, 31 hours video course, where you can watch over my shoulder and see every second of my process. I explain all of my techniques, my own unique approach and all my secret methods. Further instructions accompany each video and explain all steps and techniques. You can draw along with me, pause or speed up the videos anytime. Included are instructions and video on how to prepare canvases for charcoal drawing (in case you want to draw bigger than the available papers). After purchase you get immediate online access to all the content, including our drawing community and regular live streams.

  • 31 hours of real time HD videos

  • Subtitles in 11 different languages (see list in FAQ)

  • Detailed specialized material list

  • High resolution reference photos

  • Detailed explanation and tips and tricks

  • Lifetime access to the course, videos and drawing community

  • Bonus video "How to Prepare Canvas for Charcoal"

  • 50% discount on all feature courses!

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What you will experience

and how it helps you to become a better artist

  • LEARN

    See the entire process from start to finish. Learn insider techniques. Understand the different light and shadow types.

  • MAKE

    Make all your drawings pop out of the paper. Add atmosphere and depth to your future drawings. Stop the struggle and create realistic artworks with confidence.

  • GROW

    Find out how easy it is to add details and textures. All Concepts and most techniques are useful for graphite drawings and paintings, too.

The Finished Drawing and In Progress Pictures

This is the finished hyperealistic charcoal drawing that you will see being drawn from the very start to this finished result in real time. In this course you learn how to create this level of details, and you can watch exactly how I draw it over the course of 31 hours.

Inside the Course

Each video has additional detailed description of the drawing process, in depth informations and many tips and tricks.
If you still have questions during the course, feel free to ask directly inside the lesson or in the forum, or reach out via chat or email. Your questions can also be answered in the live stream.
Hyperreal Drawing in Charcoal Companion Book

Course Reviews

5 star rating

This workshop changed my life as a artist

Jeremy P

I truly believe this workshop is the best investment you can make. Weather you’re a beginner or an expert, Dirk’s workshop is something any artist can benefit greatly from. After studying Dirks videos I finally got the results I’ve been searching ...

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I truly believe this workshop is the best investment you can make. Weather you’re a beginner or an expert, Dirk’s workshop is something any artist can benefit greatly from. After studying Dirks videos I finally got the results I’ve been searching for, not only in my workshop drawing, but also in pieces of my own. Thanks to Dirk Dzimirsky and his “RIVER” Charcoal Drawing Workshop on video, I’ve taken years off my learning curve. I’ll be forever thankful for Dirk’s generosity in sharing his extensive professional knowledge.

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5 star rating

Charcoal drawing course!!

Simon K

This course has really helped to evolve my drawing techniques. It's very clear and the ability to go back and go over parts you may have missed is so easy. Highly recommended!!

This course has really helped to evolve my drawing techniques. It's very clear and the ability to go back and go over parts you may have missed is so easy. Highly recommended!!

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5 star rating

Super effective course

Oleksandr H

A very good effective course on a relevant topic. There is very little like that now. 10 out of 10

A very good effective course on a relevant topic. There is very little like that now. 10 out of 10

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5 star rating

Amazing

Silvia S

Definitely a very worthwhile drawing course. Very much complete, with material list, links, photo reference for downloading, images, instructions, preparation and so on. You have everything explained in a clear and organized way, separated by m...

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Definitely a very worthwhile drawing course. Very much complete, with material list, links, photo reference for downloading, images, instructions, preparation and so on. You have everything explained in a clear and organized way, separated by modules. The material list also contains all of the information you need, explaining what for each material is and mentioning the brands and direct links to the various manufacturers. Before each module, you also have the related instructions, written step by step with images and reference to the related videos, which helps you to understand very quickly what and how you are supposed to proceed. The videos contain subtitles in most of the languages and are shown in real time, meaning that you are able to draw at the same time. I would say, this is a very helpful course that can help anyone to improve a lot their drawings.

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Bonus material

You will also get the following

  • Monthly live stream

    €100 value

    Once a month Dirk I will do a 1 hour live stream where you can ask all your questions

  • Additional reference photos

    €100 value

    Additional high quality reference photos from my archive for you to practice and hone in your new skills.

  • Discount on all future courses

    €200 and more value

    50% discount on the regular price of future online courses on this website.

The Artist

Dirk Dzimirsky

Award-winning artist Dirk Dzimirsky was one of the drawing artists that established hyperrealistic drawings as a rediscovered art movement 15 years ago, and he has inspired many artists ever since. He has been a professional artist, art teacher and book author for over 20 years. He has given drawing workshops in Europe, USA and Canada. His works have been exhibited worldwide and are held in public and private collections. Corporate clients include LG Electronics, Waterman - Paris, A&E Network Television, RTL Television and National Geographic amongst others. Dirk stays one of the most influential drawing artist.

Artworks

Examples of Dirk's large scale charcoal portraits

FAQ

  • Is this course also for beginners?

    While a total beginner might not have the same great result at first as someone who is already a bit more experienced, it is very benefitial to learn the right techniques and theory right from the start. With persistant practice anyone can become an outstanding artist.

  • What languages are supported?

    The subtitles and the transcription of the book are available in the following languages: English (Original), Spanish, German, French, Portugese, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Danish and Swedish.

  • What is the size of the drawing in this course?

    The drawing is done on "Canson Mi-teintes touch" paper, 46 x 66 cm (18.1 x 26 inches).

  • I usually draw with Graphite. Why use charcoal?

    Both, Graphite and Charcoal have their Pros and Cons.
    Full and rich tones from white to a deep black can only be achieved with charcoal. Even the softest graphite grade is always only gray - no matter what images of drawings on the internet might suggest otherwise.
    Charcoal has a nice matt tone. Graphite can get quite shiny, especially with darker tones, which can make it quite hard to look at if you have a lot of dark tones in your drawing.

  • What if I have questions that are not covered in the course?

    While the course covers pretty much everything you need to know about hyperrealistic charcoal drawing, you can ask any question or start a discussion with fellow students at any lesson, or in the dedicated drawing forum.

  • The course is over 30 hours! That is a long time! Do I really have to watch everything?

    For the most part, it's best to have the course running on your laptop or tablet/phone while you draw along. Read the book first and watch the explanation to the section that you want to work on before you start to draw. Of course you can pause or fast forward at any time. You can also change the speed of the video in the player.

Get in Touch

Questions, suggestions or feedback?
Drop an email
dirk@dzimirsky.com or scan the code and connect with us on Whatsapp (chat only).