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In this video lesson world renowned painter Steve Huston discusses the visual components of drawing, covering topics such as shape, color, value, depth of field, tone real versus abstract drawing as well as how you as the artist can incorporate these elements into your drawings. Steve will also discuss perspective. Materials Sharpie Markers Newsprint Paper
In this video lesson world renowned painter Steve Huston will show you how to apply the concept of gesture and structure to the human figure. You will learn how to focus on the relationships of the parts of the figure and how they come together forming curves, volumes and structure in simple to complex poses. […]
In this video lesson, world-renowned painter Steve Huston will explore different approaches to painting the ear by breaking down the forms, construction, and anatomy of the ear from different angles, as well as analyzing master examples of ears by Rembrandt and J. C. Leyendecker. You will also learn how to deal with tone, light, and […]
Artist and veteran instructor Erik Olson starts with a scene showing a house with many dormers, landscape slopes, stairs, a hotrod, a bridge idea, as well as a referenced figure shuttled all around the picture plane. Floating inclined and declined boxes are referenced to the ground plane for scale to a figure, as well as […]
Artist and veteran instructor Erik Olson demonstrates the options available for creating and determining degrees of inclines and declines for slopes as well as measuring and or referencing and positioning grids, objects, and figures on slopes. This includes the behavioral angle and position of objects and figures compared to the sloped surface they are on. […]
Artist and veteran instructor Erik Olson demonstrates how to create and determine degrees of inclines and declines for slopes as well as measuring, referencing, and positioning objects on slopes. You will also learn how to create 45 degree auxiliary vanishing points as one of the three common ways to find and construct standing grids, squares, […]
In this third video lesson, master draftsman Glenn Vilppu will show you how to use modeling tone, the core shadow, and reflective light to create a sense of solidity and luminosity. You will also learn how to apply these techniques using hatching lines or the side of the pencil to create your values. Materials Cretacolor […]
In this second lesson, master draftsman Glenn Vilppu will teach you how to use simple volumes and forms to create figure drawings with a strong sense of depth and solidity. You will learn how to use the sphere, box, and cylinder in particular to draw nearly anything as a series of interconnecting forms driven by […]
In this first lesson of the series, instructor Bill Perkins will introduce the following elements: aspects of line, edges, eye line, implied line through force and direction, rhythm, direction of axis, and space. Bill will also introduce the Style spectrum, elements of design, Notan versus Mass and Chiaroscuro versus Form. Materials Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil […]
In this first lesson on gesture, you will learn how to capture the overall action and life of the figure using lines, tones, and even wash. You will learn how to establish a gestural underlayer using rhythms to instill your figure drawings with a sense of liveliness and vitality right from the start.
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