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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.
For years, master artist Steve Huston has been asked how he creates his beautiful sketchbooks. In this series, he will teach you how to blend two very distinct processes into one great way to do studies – or for that matter – finishes. Covering landscape, still-life, and figure, Steve shows you why watercolor is such a great tool […]
In this video lesson world-renowned painter Steve Huston will demonstrate tonal composition working from a figurative painting by Dean Cornwell and a still life painting by Jean Siméon Chardin. Painting only using black and white oils, Steve will analyze the works of these master artists and show you the basic value structure. Materials Gamblin Artist […]
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 […]
In this video lesson, master painter and illustratorGary Meyer shows you how to compose simple geometric forms such as a sphere, cylinder, and a cube from imagination using correct perspective and construction. You will learn how to block out a framework in pencil then use the acrylic paints to create a three dimensional effect, refining […]
In this lesson master sculptor Eric Michael Wilson demonstrates a foundational exercise for sculptors that teaches you how to control your medium, think conceptually, develop skill at creating symmetry and how to choose the appropriate tool for the sculptural problem at hand. Eric will demonstrate how to create the following mass conceptions including a box, […]
World-acclaimed artist, Steve Huston, teaches you the essentials for creating three-dimensional drawings and paintings. You will learn how to use simple, characteristic forms that fit within a curved gesture to communicate clear visual information to your viewer. You will explore how to connect simplified volumes so that the action reads. Materials Sharpie Marker – Black […]
In this lesson master sculptor Eric Michael Wilson demonstrates a foundational exercise for sculptors that teaches you how to analyze a simple organic object and reproduce it in clay. This exercise reinforces skills in working with clay, using the appropriate tools for each task, but also strengthens your ability to see major simplified shapes and […]
In this video lesson, world-famous artist and instructor Glenn Vilppu demonstrates the importance of controlling value in order to create more realistic and efficient drawings. Through a series of examples including heads, architecture, foliage, and the figure, you will learn how critical it is to develop the dexterity required to control your values and how […]