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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, Charles paints a live model in an outdoor environment. You will learn which elements are important to capture when time is constrained by changing light conditions.
In this lesson, Glenn demonstrates the use of a foreground, middleground, and background to divide your landscape compositions into visual planes. Using basic artistic principles, you can create a volumetric image that evokes meaning and story. As you identify elements in the scene and begin to lay them into your comp, you’ll find reward in […]
For years, master artist Steve Huston has been asked how he creates his beautiful sketchbooks. In this series, he will teach you how to blend two very distinct processes into one great way to do studies – or for that matter – finishes. In this lesson, the second in a series, Steve introduces some techniques for […]
In his 50 years in the fine arts industry, Glenn Vilppu has gained fame for his renaissance approach to drawing and painting. He’s displayed his work at dozens of one-man-shows, and is represented in collections throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Glenn’s books and DVDs are used by universities and art schools across the globe. […]
For years, master artist Steve Huston has been asked how he creates his beautiful sketchbooks. In this series, he will teach you how to blend two very distinct processes into one great way to do studies – or for that matter – finishes. Covering landscape, still-life, and figure, Steve shows you why watercolor is such a great tool […]
The New Masters Academy Beginner Series helps aspiring artists start their artistic journey on the right foot. Your expert instructors will gently guide you to an understanding of drawing fundamentals. In this final lesson of the series, Bill Perkins will demonstrate various landscape drawing exercises. Bill will start by planning his composition with matrices, and […]
In this video lesson, instructor Bill Perkins will give you an introduction to en plein air painting, or “painting in open air.” Bill will begin by going over some unique challenges you will encounter with plein air painting, such as choosing your intention for your piece, finding the right frame, and how to work with […]
In this video lesson Steve continues his Landscape series by finally doing a demonstration that applies many of the principles previously discussed. Steve will draw a misty forest scene using Sharpie pens as well as a white Conté pencil and white chalk stick. Steve will demonstrate concepts such as composition, perspective, creating value, stylization, technique, […]
In this video lessons world-renowned artist Steve Huston continues his landscape series by focusing on the elements of design for landscape drawings and paintings. Steve will show you how to break your composition into quadrants to help analyze the compositional and three-dimensional elements including perspective. Steve will cover how to establish the right frame for […]
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