Art Fundamentals in One Hour

Hardy Fowler, Digital Artist

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9 Videos (1h 5m)
    • Trailer

    • Intro

    • Habits of Successful Artists

    • Basic Sketching

    • Basic Value

    • Basic Color

    • Design Principles

    • Project - Still Life Painting

    • Course Recap

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About This Class

This course distills semesters of art school into series of fun, engaging and succinct lessons. We’ll go over all of the core concepts and terminology that you’ll need to start understanding and creating art like a professional and I’ll even teach you my habits for success! Anyone who has a passion for art, but may not know all of the technical terminology or concepts - you have come to the right place!

These lessons are the building blocks that you will carry forward to the incredibly cool digital painting courses that we offer. 


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The first couple of videos are real basic stuff, values and hue and saturation, even just navigating a digital art program (the teacher uses Photoshop, but a lot of the tools translate out to other programs - not all, mind you, if you're using Paint Tool Sai or Krita or something you may have to get a little creative) and are a great primer for anyone who's just getting into digital art. It's not just about what these things are, though; the guy goes into a little detail on how you can use these things to create a piece that is visually pleasing and actually looks good. I'm at a sort of beginner-to-intermediate level and while this course did cover some ground I was already familiar with, it also opened my eyes to some new techniques and ways of using colour and value that I'd honestly not considered. Overall, while this course may not be relevant for a more experienced artist (who I doubt would find it in the first place), it's an excellent primer for the beginner-to-lower-intermediate artist or anyone who just wants a quick refresher on some of the fundamentals. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who thinks it might benefit them. (The student projects speak for themselves, I think.)
Kai M

I'm just tryna learn to draw, fam

awesome tutorials!
I've learned a lot with this class !





Hardy Fowler

Digital Artist

Hardy Fowler is a professional illustrator living in New Orleans, LA. He works full time as a certified medical illustrator.

He also does extensive illustration and concept art work for entertainment and print industry clients (most notably Games Workshop - Warhammer 40K). His work has appeared in numerous digital art annuals including Expos?.

Hardy received his MS degree in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia and his undergraduate degree form Louisiana Stat...

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