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Composition for Visual Artists | Week 3: Value Grouping with Bill Perkins

Composition for Visual Artists | Week 3: Value Grouping
Learn the Fundamentals of Design and Develop Your Artistic Style Compose using value groups to add clarity and atmosphere to your art

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Bill Perkins
Art Theory, Drawing
Composition, Light & Color
2h 1m 34s
Composition for Visual Artists

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.


  • General’s Charcoal Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Conté Charcoal Pencil
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