Add Value To Your Art - Basic Acrylic Painting Fundamentals | Robert Joyner | Skillshare

Add Value To Your Art - Basic Acrylic Painting Fundamentals

Robert Joyner, Strive To Become An Artist - Not A Painter

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10 Videos (1h 8m)
    • Introduction

    • Intro To Grayscale

    • Value Range Example

    • Basic Shapes

    • Grayscale Demo With House

    • Capturing Depth With Grayscale

    • Quick Look Art Color

    • Capturing Depth With Color

    • Introduction To Tone

    • Grayscale VS Color Demo


About This Class

In this class you will learn the art adding value to paintings and why it's so important even for expressive artists. Value will help you create more believable subjects by infusing the sense of shape using light & shadow. Once you understand and master value then you will have a better understanding of what makes your subjects work and most importantly how to deconstruct them.

There are currently fourteen lessons that span over 105 minutes. Each lesson includes high def video, supporting text & images. You can also ask questions and get answers.

A quick look at just a few lessons covered:

  • Working with grayscale
  • Creating basic forms
  • How to add three dimensional feel to your subjects
  • Understanding the range of value & how it creates intense and subtle artworks
  • Value will help you paint loose - give you more options
  • Using mixed media to add value
  • Much more...

Who is this class for?

Any artist that wants to build a solid foundation for painting no matter what style you desire. But for expressive artists it's a necessity simply because you need a solid base of how to construct your subjects before you start deconstructing.





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Robert Joyner

Strive To Become An Artist - Not A Painter

Hi, I'm Robert Joyner.

I'm a full time paint-slinger from Richmond, Virginia specializing in watercolor, acrylic & mixed media paintings. Best known for my signature loose brushwork and carefree approach to creating abstract style artwork.


I host and teach advanced monthly workshops for watercolor and mixed media are available. If you want more critiques and feedback that will help you identify problem areas be sure to visit pai...

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