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April 12, 2023 at 12:41 pm in reply to: Sight-Size Portrait Painting: Initial Block-in of Shadows, Lights, and Facial Features #2798791
Hi Sami, It doesn’t seem like she did it for any particular reason besides maybe she wanted the tinting strength and temperature of that color in her mixture.
Hi Mark, thanks for letting us know. Is there some other tool besides the electric eraser that is missing?
I checked with the education team, and they confirmed that the basic tools you need to complete the assignment should be there. There may be some extra tools that aren’t critical to complete the assignment. But if we missed something, please let us know!
Hi Omer, The great thing about video lessons is that if its too fast, you can rewind as many times as you need. But essentially they are using their pencils to measure the angles of things. Handing their pencil with a straight arm, they are able to replicate any vertical plane angle of an object. Here Heather is measuring where the crouch area of the figure lines up to in relationship to the head. As well as how the edge of the shoulder relates to the hip and how much spatial distance there is between each.
I hope this helps
Feel free to join the conversation on discord where thousands of other students discuss questions like these. The link is at the top of the pageMarch 29, 2023 at 11:05 am in reply to: Introduction to Procreate Live Class – Current Class Recordings #2796460March 6, 2023 at 3:22 pm in reply to: Russian Drawing Course Part 25: Cast of the Proto-Renaissance Bust #2792665
The subtlety of forms is indeed challenging, It requires a lot of control
Hi Walker, I recommend checking out our course guide
This is much like a college curriculum where you have prerequisite classes that build upon each other. In the beginning courses you will learn everything you need to know about rendering. I will also add that many high level instructors make their techniques look effortless. like a samurai wielding a sword. It takes lots of practice and discipline to control appropriately. It may take years to master a technique.
Besides that, you are welcome to check out our coaching program coaching.nma.art where an experienced coach will help guide you through your sticking points, regardless if its materials or technique.
You can also post on the NMA discord (link at the top of the page) where over 15,000 NMA students go to chat and share ideas. Im sure you will find some one there that has completed the course and can offer you more direct advice 🙂
I hope this helps steer you in the right directionJanuary 24, 2023 at 11:46 am in reply to: Reilly Method Head Drawing: Unit 2 – The Abstraction #2784836
Hi John, I wanted to update that our team is aware of the issue and the fix has been assigned to an editorJanuary 17, 2023 at 9:40 am in reply to: Question on Fundamentals of Drawing and Perspective Class #2783658
As far as the live class access goes, you will not need a higher tear plan to access these. But if you are locked into the legacy plan, you will retain all the access you currently have.
The reason why we have live classes on the doc is simply to complete the gaps while we work on recording the full course. The course curriculum is still new and in the late stages of development. We are frequently adding new classes to it.
I hope this answers your questions 🙂January 16, 2023 at 4:56 pm in reply to: Question on Fundamentals of Drawing and Perspective Class #2783529
Hi Sumit, please see the assignment tab under the video. I have relayed your question to the education team for more clarification.January 5, 2023 at 4:37 pm in reply to: Beginning Figure Drawing Part 1: Gesture & Structure #2781266
Gesture can be thought of as a graphic representation of what the figure is doing. It can represents bending, pinching, stretching, wrapping around.. etc with simple curvilinear descriptions. I think of it as a descriptive tool
it may take some time to wrap your head around this concept. I struggled with it for a few years. But you will get there!
Hi Shola, please check the reference tab under the video. if you have any issues with this, please email “firstname.lastname@example.org”
Counterintuitively yellow can be cool or warm. this becomes apparent when you start mixing oil paints. (you can find charts and diagrams for cool vs warm paint variations when shopping for oil paints) if you mix a cool yellow with a warm color, your results will be muddy.
its also important to consider that warm and cool is not a definite measurement, but a relative one. there are all sorts of optical illusions that prove this point.
in this image, all of the spheres are the same color, however the stripe that runs across it, changes how we perceive the color temperature.
I hope this helps
Hi James, I have been informed that we are in the process of switching out the references. please be patient in the mean time.
I reached out to our education team and they say this
“we are working on a reformatted version of the course that will have a downloadable materials list that they can use you gather all the materials needed for the course before hand.”
“To answer the student’s question on the Rub Out technique. What Steve meant by “completely transparent” is that the color shouldn’t have any white mixed into it. He also said “the paint you buy, the earth tones you paint from
that come out of the tube that you get from Windsor Newton or Gamblin – are fine.” As so students can feel free to use the burnt sienna they own. Sometimes artists would use more vibrant colors to tone the canvas but we don’t recommend it to beginner or intermediate levels. Since it’s harder to judge the values if they are overwhelmed by the intensity of the chroma ”
“n term of solvent, we will work on improving the footage to be more consistent between the 2 lessons. however, you can feel free to experiment with adding or not adding solvent while toning the canvas. Both have their benefits. While a dry surface might be more sticky and easier to control when they do the rub out, a wetter surface can be more fluid when it comes to rendering the forms”
Hi Dean, I was informed that this was fixed. Can you confirm on your end?