Composition for Visual Artists | Week 3: Value Grouping

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    New Masters AcademyNew Masters Academy
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    We are pleased to share with you a 10-week long class brought to you by Art Mentors! In this class, renowned Disney art director and instructor, Bill Perkins, will teach Composition for Artists. This class will comprehensively break down the fundamentals of design and artistic composition. You will learn how to gain a better understanding of art as a language in order to excavate more meaning in your own work. In this third lesson, Bill focuses on tone, and how to break your values into groups to create a clearer visual story and mood in your work.


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    I have a question regarding the assignment for Week 3: Value grouping.

    Should this be done with black and white only, or with colour?



    Ramiro Armendariz
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    I wish these forums were more active, but I would say try with just black/white/gray tones for the beginners before jumping into color. For beginners, don’t go too deep into details otherwise you’ll be stuck doing homework forever. Just block out the value groups for each square. That way you won’t build a bad habit of painting an image in black and white before tacking on color

    Jarrad JonesJarrad Jones
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    Hello everyone! Is the picture attached suitcase for the matrix assignment? Thanks!<span style=”-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”> </span>

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    Kevin Gibbons
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    Would you please be kind enough to re-upload the Bill’s PDF notes for each of these weeks? They may appear to be available in the reference section, but they cannot be downloaded. This is vital information.

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