The New Masters Academy Beginner Series helps aspiring artists start their artistic journey on the right foot. Your expert instructors will gently guide you to an understanding of drawing fundamentals. In this fifth lesson of the series, New Masters Academy instructor Heather Lenefsky and Disney art director, Bill Perkins, will teach you about the core principles of drawing. You will learn about Gesture and Rhythm, and how to control your composition’s values using Major and Minor Keys. You will also be taken through the process of how to set up and draw a still life.
In the last example of the major/minor key drawing, the one with the shaded spheres, there is a high-major, low-minor key sphere in the lower left corner of the grid. Would this quality of light, a dreamlike lightness, only occur in objects that are far away or in a literal haze, where smoke, mist, or some sort of 3rd element is obscuring the scene? Or can we also assume that this would happen with objects that have a little volume or depth, such as a subtle fold in clothing, bump on the body, or something like that?