In week one, Bill Perkins will show you how to use value to strengthen the compositional designs and readability of your landscape drawings. You will learn how to use value matrix, a powerful tool that allows you to quickly simplify the values within any image.
In week two, Bill Perkins will introduce you to the differences between major and minor keys. You will practice creating diagrams that help you better understand the ideas of major and minor keys; from there, apply them to the design of your artwork.
In week three, Bill Perkins will teach you how to establish a value matrix within a landscape drawing. You will learn to create two and three-value matrices.
Yes, this course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of drawing to beginners. However, intermediate and advanced students who wish to refresh their drawing foundation are welcome to take it!
However, we recommend that you take Drawing Foundations I before attempting this course.
A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare. This course introduces you to many new drawing materials, but you can also use alternative options you have at home.
Most of the New Masters Academy courses are designed to be done traditionally or digitally. Software changes constantly, but the fundamentals stay the same. It will be up to you to translate the information that you are learning to your software of choice.
This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructors Bill Perkins, John Asaro, and Mark Westermoe. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.