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The concept of masses, the two-dimensional interlocking shapes that make up a painting, is one of the more difficult concepts to understand. Learn how to take all of the raw information found in nature and reduce it into simple, organized masses.
Before going out into the field to start your acrylic or oil painting, we need to familiarize ourselves with the materials used in the process. In this lesson, Ben details his suggestions for paint pigments, brushes, canvases, and easels.
Learn how to flesh out your figure by rounding out your contours. Create planes, convexities and other surfaces informed by nature. Learn the finishing technique to give your sculpture a professional look.
Learn how to carefully observe and ”draw” contours of the model in clay and how to check them for accuracy. Establish volume and proportion as well as balance in your sculpture.
Discover what materials you need and how to build your sculpting armature with detailed references. Learn how to begin, including key concepts like the “box and egg,” contrapposto and gesture.
In this last lesson, Mark demonstrates his approach to a hand-painted movie poster finish which is a combination of an airbrush, a wax pencil, acrylic paint, and floetrol. He will give you a sequence of painting and drawing that will lead to a finished poster.
In this lesson, Mark teaches you to use an airbrush. He talks about different types of airbrushes and how exactly they work. He reviews various materials and additional tools you will need and briefly covers color theory. You will learn how to paint lights and shadows with a paint brush and how to finish the composition with color pencils.
In this lesson, Mark shows another method for bringing a movie poster composition to a photographic level. He prints out one of the comps on vellum paper and renders it using odorless turpenoid, cotton swabs, a black pencil, and an eraser. He also shows you examples of using this technique.
In this lesson, Mark shows one of the methods for bringing a movie poster composition to a photographic level. He prints out one of the comps on grey pastel paper and renders it, using color pencils.
In this lesson, you will learn how to plan and set up a photoshoot of your body doubles. Mark does 3 photographs for 3 different compositions and shows how to size them to 6’x9’ standard format, using a photocopier. Then he sizes actors’ heads the same way and attaches them to body double photos. Now he is ready to start drawing the comp. He takes you through this whole process so you could repeat it yourself and use body doubles in creating your poster.
Learn to make stunning drawing, painting, sculptures, and more — all at your own pace.