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In the final lesson in the Fundamentals course, you will be combining all of the concepts and training you have learned thus far. Using the stretched canvas that you made at the beginning of this course you will draw John Asaro’s planes of the head sculpture from the photos provided. You will focus on turning form, establishing clear planes, clearly showing your light source and developing proper values and value relationships.

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In this lesson, you will be putting together all of the skills you have learned thus far. Your project will be to draw a still life, consisting of geometric forms arranged in an interesting group. Your skills at construction, measuring, and building up value in order to create the illusion of three-dimensional form will all be put to the test. Iliya will demonstrate the project first and you will then work on your version from home.

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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 […]

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The New Masters Academy Beginners Program 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 second lesson of the series, Chris and Heather will help you prepare to draw in your own studio. They will demonstrate the importance […]

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In this video lesson artist and author, Juliette Aristides walks you through a comprehensive approach to drawing and painting with a particular focus on preparatory sketches. Juliette both draws and paints a still life by moving through several clear and logical stages, starting with charcoal and finishing with oil paint. Materials Nitram Academie Fusains Charcoal […]

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In this video lesson world-renowned painter Steve Huston will demonstrate tonal composition working from a figurative painting by Dean Cornwell and a still life painting by Jean Siméon Chardin. Painting only using black and white oils, Steve will analyze the works of these master artists and show you the basic value structure. Materials Gamblin Artist […]

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In this lesson master sculptor Eric Michael Wilson demonstrates a foundational exercise for sculptors that teaches you how to control your medium, think conceptually, develop skill at creating symmetry and how to choose the appropriate tool for the sculptural problem at hand. Eric will demonstrate how to create the following mass conceptions including a box, […]