Mastering contrasts, animal portraits in black and white (digital painting)

Tessa Geniets, Imagine without boundaries

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13 Lessons (59m)
    • 1. 1 Introduction

      2:23
    • 2. 2 Why we start in greyscale

      3:02
    • 3. 3 Light and shadow

      3:45
    • 4. 4 Black and white paintings

      4:15
    • 5. 5 Sketching and lineart

      6:17
    • 6. 6 Blocking in the shapes

      4:22
    • 7. 7 Background

      2:33
    • 8. 8 Getting started on your animal

      4:04
    • 9. 9 Shadows

      6:30
    • 10. 10 Lights and highlights

      8:05
    • 11. 11 The nose and the eyes

      6:33
    • 12. 12 Finishing touches

      4:48
    • 13. 13 Final thoughts

      1:53

About This Class

Black and white animal portraits

In this course we learn from start to finish how to draw black and white animal portraits. Pick your own picture to draw, use one of the provided reference pictures or make the same drawing as i do! Anyone that's familiar with the basics of photoshop or a similar program can tag along!

Remember, you are here for the journey, practice makes progress, not perfect!

In this specific course we learn:
- Openings your first canvas (settings for this project)
- How to change a full-color picture to a black and white one with good contrasts
- How light and shadow works
- How to draw in black and white, mastering contrasts.
- Different kinds of light and shadow
- How to create a sketch and lineart
- Why many digital artists start off with greyscale paintings
- Sketching and blocking in dominant shapes
- Creating texture
- Drawing of eyes
- And much more