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In the final lesson in the Fundamentals course, you will be combining all of the concepts and training you have learned thus far. Using the stretched canvas that you made at the beginning of this course you will draw John Asaro’s planes of the head sculpture from the photos provided. You will focus on turning form, establishing clear planes, clearly showing your light source and developing proper values and value relationships.
In this lesson, you will be putting together all of the skills you have learned thus far. Your project will be to draw a still life, consisting of geometric forms arranged in an interesting group. Your skills at construction, measuring, and building up value in order to create the illusion of three-dimensional form will all be put to the test. Iliya will demonstrate the project first and you will then work on your version from home.
In the third lesson of the series, Mark begins with some general rules and tips for monochrome drawings– designing the shapes, the values we assign to them, and the edges between them. He then moves on to draw three shadow patterns on three heads based on the Reilly Abstraction. He incorporates three different lighting scenarios […]
Beginning Figure Drawing represents the culmination of decades of instruction to studios and professionals around the world where Steve has honed his teaching philosophy down to a fun and efficient experience. This is Part 3 of the series, check out Part 2 here! Despite his impressive bona fides, Steve specializes in making complex information easy […]
In this video lesson world-renowned painter Steve Huston will teach you an approach for dealing with light and shadow in painting known as the the Rub Out technique. You will begin by creating a toned canvas and then you will remove paint to create half tones and highlights that are lighter than the tone and […]
In this video lesson world-renowned painter Steve Huston will continue to demonstrate the laws of light by painting a simple bowl in oils. Steve will teach you how to break up your scenes into simple three-dimensional forms like the cylinder and how to analyze form as a series of planes, as well as how to […]
In this video lesson world-renowned painter Steve Huston will teach you the essentials of working with light and shadow using oil paint. You will be working on a single basic light source and learn techniques to mix your paints in order to get your “dirty” colors. You will learn how to paint a basic egg […]
Master painter and illustrator Gary Meyer demonstrates how to draw and paint several shiny and reflective objects from imagination. You will learn how to consider the sky, ground, and landscape in your reflections using the warm above and cool below. You will also learn how to deal with the metallic paint which shows the highlights […]
Master painter and illustrator Gary Meyer demonstrates how to paint a rainy city scene at night from the human eye level. Gary uses perspective and the laws of light to create a believable scene with elements such as the interior lights casting reflections on the sidewalk and street. Materials Liquitex Professional Heavy Body Acrylic Paint […]
In this video lesson world-renowned painter Steve Huston will walk you through the essential laws of light for artists. Steve will teach you how to use direct as well as indirect light to model your forms and create the sense of a light source. Materials Conté Crayon – White, Black, and Bistre Newsprint paper