Painting Class: A Beach Scene

footprintstutorial

This is a demonstration of how I lay in a quick beach scene background. It has basic perspective, water elements, clouds & sky, and color mixing on the fly. You may download and watch at your leisure here for $2.



 

Pay Per View A Beach Scene

footprintstutorial

This is a demonstration of how I lay in a quick beach scene background. It has basic perspective, water elements, clouds & sky, and color mixing on the fly.

Painting Class: Painting a Beach Scene

The Classroom 21FEB2012

composition rule breaking

This week I discuss the process I go through when planning a painting composition. I touch on the golden mean, then quickly reduced it to the rule of thirds. I talk about cropping out uneccesary stuff and then how to break the rules for emphasis.

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The Classroom 14FEB2012

Negative Spaces

This week in the classroom we talked about negative spaces.  Negative space the area not occupied by your subject.  You try to only see the shape made by where your subject isn’t.  Dede (@inkiwell) aptly described it as drawing the air around you subject.  This is not to be confused with a silhouette. A silhouette is the outer perimeter of your subject drawn as a shape.  If you cut the silhouette out, you will be left with the negative space.  This is a handy tool to help understand better some part of your subject that might be confusing to the eye.  For instance, if you are having difficulty with the perspective of the rails of a bar stool, focusing on the negative space will trick your eye into seeing what’s going on.

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The Classroom 07FEB2012

This week in the classroom we talked about foreshortening.  Foreshortening is a perspective tool where you show closer shapes of an object overlapping shapes that are further away.  For instance, in the foot drawing above, the toes are bigger and bolder than the arch of the foot. The arch is bigger and bolder than the ankle and calf. That foot is bigger and darker than the foot on the right, giving the illusion of one foot in front of the other.  @EvelineTimeless  accurately pointed out in the chat that it looks like these feet are actually walking towards you.

We spent about twenty minutes going over the basics of single point and multi-point perspective and then another thirty minutes discussing how that applies to the figure.  Interestingly enough, while foreshortening applies to any kind of overlapping and atmospheric perspective, I rarely find  the term used in other than life drawings.

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