On-Demand Sketching Courses to Grow Your Skills and Your Career

Dramatically improve your ability to see and create exciting work.

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Sketch with Speed

Maintain Accuracy

Build Confidence

To Grow Your Sketching Skills, You Have to Master the Fundamentals

However, The Issue Is…

  • You've spent hours online trying to find a trustworthy sketching course
  • You've learned how to sketch your ideas but not how to think through them
  • There's too much information out there
  • There's no plan forward
  • You're at a loss for career options
  • Most courses are filled with fluff
Dr. Contrast’s drawing and sketching lessons will  dramatically improve your ability to see and create exciting work.

Meet Your Guide

Dr. Contrast/Jim Orr

"Learning from a good teacher explains. Learning from a great teacher inspires"

Jim was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He received his B.A. in Industrial Design from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. He worked as a staff designer for General Motors Corporation at Design Staff in Warren, Michigan, for twelve years.

He moved on to establish his consulting firm, Advanced Formations in Columbus, Ohio. He created a diverse range of design services for a variety of clients and included a design workshop/seminar component.

Jim also was appointed to the Columbus College of Art and Design as a professor in the design program. He also was the chairman of the design department at the Cleveland Institute of Art for eight years.As a co-founder, Jim became an instrumental force in establishing the International Center for Creativity in Powell, Ohio. Now his devotion is focused on developing a web-based training program called Dr. Contrast and the Dream Labs.

Its goals are to motivate and inspire individuals to achieve speed, accuracy, and confidence in improving their drawing and sketching skills. The program's primary focus is on introducing talent to pursue careers in, not just Industrial Design, but in all phases of the creative arts regardless of scale or scope.

Here's The Plan for Growing Your Sketching Skills

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You have your choice between taking one course or going the membership route

Watch the Lessons

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Start Sketching

Complete assignments and realize your goals

Here's What The Students Have to Say

Dr. Contrast's instruction was instrumental in my accepting a design position with a prominent Interior Design Firm in Washington , DC. His passion for instructing the next generation of leaders and creatives is unmatched.
JD’s teaching and drawing techniques led me to the discovery of my design solutions and inspired my confidence to get me where I am today. When I sit down to start a new project, I hear his voice in my mind reminding me that it “all begins with a sketch”!
“Dare to be Great” … the skills and drawing techniques taught by JD are without debate … the best and most exciting in the country! His seemingly limitless energy and passion for design and instruction are stimulating, inspiring and most definitely results-oriented.

Grow Your Sketching Skills and Career

The Beginner Sketch Series

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  • 9 Modules of Content
  • Assignments to help you grow

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