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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 this lesson, you will learn the essential elements of light and shadow. You will learn the components of light theory including light, shadow, halftone, the terminator line, cast shadow, and highlight. You will learn how to group your values correctly and how to turn your forms with tone. You will also learn how to describe curved and planed surfaced, and you will also practice rendering techniques to describe structure clearly and efficiently.
The New Masters Academy Beginner Series helps aspiring artists start their artistic journey on the right foot. In this fourth lesson of the series, Chris, Heather, and renowned illustrator Mark Westermoe will show you how to apply the basics using tone, value, and line drawing exercises.
World-renowned painter Steve Huston breaks down a painting by Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn and analyzes the artist’s use of shadows and overall approach to value using only black, white, and grey paint. You will learn how to control your tones and to emphasize certain features within your painting, as well as how to clearly […]
In this lesson, world-famous artist and instructor Glenn Vilppu demonstrates a tonal approach to drawing the reclining figure. You will learn how to use the chamois to lay in an atmospheric tone and then draw into that tone with your pencil. Glenn will show you how to: separate forms and send them back into space, […]
In this lesson, draftsman and painter Danny Galieote will teach you a tonal approach to drawing the female head beginning with a soft lay-in and then developing structure as you proceed to tighten up the tone. You will learn how to develop the facial rhythms and designs by pushing and pulling lighter and darker tones […]