UPDATE! October 1st, 2023: This version of the website will no longer receive updates. Please transition to the new website for the best experience. Access V3 Now >>

« Back to Learn Page

Developing a Dark Grey Tonal Still-Life with Renae Wang

Developing a Dark Grey Tonal Still-Life
Learn the Basic Fundamentals of Drawing Explore the dark toned drawing paper while blocking in a large form still-life

Ready to watch the whole lesson?

Become a member and get unlimited access to the entire New Masters Academy library

  • Lesson Details
  • References
  • Assignments
Renae Wang
Light & Color, Still life
Chalk, Charcoal, Charcoal Pencil
2h 9m 52s

In this lesson, discover how to begin a long still-life drawing on your dark drawing paper. Instructor Renae Wang will guide you through the process of measuring and blocking in a complex setup, ensuring that you achieve a realistic and proportionate drawing. You will then create a three-value statement with your drawing, giving it a sense of depth and contrast.

This lesson belongs to the course, Fundamentals of Drawing and Perspective. In this 10-week course, discover the fundamentals of observational drawing and perspective. Your instructor, Renae Wang, will guide you through the technical skills and materials needed to create convincing representations of still-lifes and environments, making this course accessible for beginners. You will learn to use different tools and techniques to create drawings that convey volume and space, including creating a construction drawing, applying linear perspective, and understanding value systems. Renae will demonstrate how to observe and describe a three-dimensional form on a two-dimensional plane, helping you create compositions that appear to pop out of the page. Additionally, you’ll learn how to measure, create a plan for your drawing, and use different shades of tone to give your artwork even more depth and richness. By the end of this course, you’ll have gained valuable skills and techniques to become a skilled artist, whether you’re just starting or looking to refine your skills.

Throughout this course, explore our Interactive Courses format. Submit assignments via our Digital Campus or Jotform/email, and receive tailored feedback. Enhance your understanding with this interactive approach. Learn more: https://live.nma.art/interactive-courses/.

You do not need to purchase specific materials to take this course.
We have included a materials list as recommendation only. If you cannot find a specific material in your area, use the closest equivalent available to you. Doing so will allow you to have the best possible learning outcome from this course. For help with finding alternative materials, including how to take this course with digital tools, please join our community Discord.

Beginner Friendly

This lesson has 3D Models reference. Subscribe now

This lesson has Assignments. Subscribe now