How to Draw and Color Backgrounds Premium class

Neil Fontaine, Art Instructor-Comic Artist

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51 Videos (6h 14m)
    • 01 Why you should take this course

      1:51
    • 02 What is a background

      5:51
    • 03 How to arrange objects

      12:40
    • 04 Exercise Arranging objects

      0:33
    • 05 Set the mood by where we place the subject

      3:59
    • 06 Exercise Set the mood

      0:41
    • 07 The 9 rules of compisition

      14:43
    • 08 Exercise Which of the 9 rules can you spot

      0:30
    • 09 Rule 1 Center of Interest

      12:26
    • 10 Exercise for center of interest

      0:48
    • 11 Rule 2 Area How to Use Panels or your Canvas

      4:05
    • 12 Exercise for panels

      1:08
    • 13 Rule 3 Framing

      6:38
    • 14 Exercise for framing

      1:00
    • 15 Rule 4 Spacing

      4:13
    • 16 Exercise or spacing

      0:55
    • 17 Rule 5 Value and Colors

      7:28
    • 18 Exercise for value and colors

      0:56
    • 19 Rule 6 The 70 30 rule

      5:37
    • 20 Exercise for the 70 30 rule

      1:14
    • 21 Rule 7 Leading Lines

      11:44
    • 22 Exercise for leading lines

      1:07
    • 23 Rule 8 Depth Overlapping Creating the illusion of 3D Copy

      11:39
    • 24 Exercise for adding depth

      1:35
    • 25 Rule 9 Rule of thirds

      3:54
    • 26 Exercise for rule of thirds

      1:18
    • 27 Perspective in a nutshell

      15:50
    • 28 Exercise for perspective

      1:08
    • 29 Sketching the background

      8:09
    • 30 Fixing the perspective of our sketch

      14:18
    • 31 Adding details to our sketch

      14:01
    • 32 How to Ink your backgrounds

      18:01
    • 33 How to value paint backgrounds

      19:36
    • 34 Adding basic colors to the background

      11:14
    • 35 How to draw building lights and details

      19:30
    • 36 How to color signs and glass for buildings

      7:51
    • 37 Adding the rest of the city lights to the background buildings

      13:10
    • 38 Coloring details for the flying train and tunnel

      19:09
    • 39 Coloring the buildings with the key light

      8:30
    • 40 Adding lights and signs

      19:56
    • 41 Coloring the ground how to paint lights and rainy ground

      10:49
    • 42 Coloring the trees

      2:56
    • 43 Coloring the subway guy

      5:39
    • 44 Coloring Robot Girl

      4:51
    • 45 Coloring the main character

      2:43
    • 46 Coloring the taxi

      8:28
    • 47 Adding finishing touches

      3:39
    • 48 Exercise for sci fi background

      1:48
    • 49 How to use Google Sketchup for backgrounds

      19:57
    • 50 Exercise for Google Sketchup

      1:29
    • 51 Conclusion Thank you for taking my course

      2:29

About This Class

Welcome to How to Draw and Paint Backgrounds. I'm excited you're taking this course because you're a creative artist that wants awesome looking backgrounds. You're the reason I created this course and because many of my students requested it.

Beginner and established artists requested it.

If you're a beginner, you will learn step-by-step to draw and paint awesome backgrounds.

Even if you are already proud of your backgrounds, you will learn to draw and paint them on a whole new level.

You can do this. I know how I used to feel, like I would never draw or paint good backgrounds, landscapes, interiors, etc, but once I learned a few key points, I started to draw good backgrounds.

Here are a few of those key points that you will learn in this course.

  • Making perspective easy.
  • Composition:
  • Learning how to use the basics of Google Sketchup that will give you a jump start in drawing and painting backgrounds. It's almost like cheating, but great artists like the guy who draws for Dare Devil comics uses it.
  • How to use form in backgrounds.

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Higly recomanded course ! very informativ and of big value for artists i would give it highest grade of stars :D

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Neil Fontaine

Art Instructor-Comic Artist

I'm a best selling author on Amazon for "How to Draw Awesome Figures."

I studied art at different schools, one of them being a community college in San Jose, Ca. Over the years, subjects in art finally clicked. I teach these subjects in ways that make it easy to grasp. It's hard to brag about myself, but students have written me emails saying how they have learned more from me than they did in art schools, art schools such as Academy of Arts in San Franscico. That blew my mind because it's supposed to be a great school.