Updated Apr, 20th 2017
Hi SkillShare people!
Second Drawing Exercises class is here and this time it's about shading - ways to bring your drawing to life with hatching and crosshatching. And third is on it's way, hope you'll like it. Yeeey.
This is a description that I wrote for it:
Learn the basics of shading objects and human figures and how to use drawing materials to enhance the look of your work. This course aims to overcome the challenge of proper shading and prepare you for creating beautiful drawings.
Create a strong foundation for your drawing process and from there make art that your friends and family would love to see on their walls.
Start making drawings with confidence of a professional draughtsman.
Learning the basics of drawing and particularly shading is a great way to improve artistic toolbox. Works you crate can become a great part of your creative career or a passionate hobby. They can be sold as originals or as prints. Excellent choice for a present or a decoration for your home. Finally, you can use them as a reference for a painting done in some other medium. The choice is up to you.
Creating something out of nothing is a very satisfying and in time you’ll achieve more and more confidence in your artistic process. In this course will cover much of it and split it up to easy to follow steps that can only benefit your work.
A new class is published! Here's a brief description:
In this 50-minute class, you'll go behind-the-scenes as I share my process of drawing exercises. From introducing you to 3 basic principles of drawing to hand postures and finally the actual drawing, I’ll provide you with helpful tips for better understanding of shapes and lines. All for one purpose – to get better at your craft of line making.
Throughout the class, I’ll emphasizes the benefits and techniques of simplifying shapes in order to create compelling sketches. It's a perfect class for everyone who wants to be inspired to draw. No prior knowledge or experience required, just the love to make lines.
Here is the introduction video, any feedback is greatly appreciated
New class is published. Finally.
Here is the introduction video.
Adobe Illustrator is a great software for any illustrator nowadays. Especially if you're using some sort of graphic tablet. If you're new to this or you don't have all the equipment but want to learn more this is the perfect class for you. In it you will see how to quickly and effectively transform any photo or drawing into interesting piece of vector art using just a computer mouse. Watch me how to use the pen tool and other tools to achieve this.
This class is meant for beginners in Illustrator but basically anyone can benefit from it.
Also there will be a bonus material for all who finish their project. Upon completion of your work and posting it in the gallery I'll provide you with a link where you can download Illustrator brushes that will enrich your digital work. The same ones that I used in the class videos.
So, take a look and have fun in Illustrator.
Hello everyone, I just published my Digital Painting class and I would love to hear what you have to say about it. :)
Here is the sample video as well -
Here is Class Description and below is the Class Project. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Whether you are an independent artist making conceptual pieces or a designer looking to develop painting skills for commercial work, this class will explore a method of painting inside the Photoshop that will help you do just that. Here we’ll try to develop your painting style and technique, give you technical walk through for transforming your designs from gray scale images to fully colored artworks and show some helpful keyboard shortcuts.
You can follow this course by making your own gray scale image and then color it or use attached templates, whichever way works for you best. That way anyone will be able to take this class and easily follow along with my step-by-step instructions. What is important is to familiarize yourself with the process and paint.
I can’t wait to see what you guys create.
Finally, as a reward for finishing the course and leaving a project I prepared a bonus package. It contains resources for your future digital work.
For the class project try out this way of painting and share the result!
Find the way that works for you the best and paint. :) By the way, as a reminder, I prepared a short list of steps that I made in the course for you to follow along.
Upload the following to your Student Project:
That’s it. I hope this work will help your digital painting process and when you post your project in the project gallery I’ll reply with a link where you can download some neat resources such as brush packs, textures, gradients and actions. Nice, right! :)
Attached you can find:
Have fun and see you soon. :)
New Fall Publishing Plan is here, hopefully I'll make it on time, I'm still on the first course, working on second one. :) This time I plan to make a class about digital painting. How to paint in Photoshop from gray-scale to full color. Hope you'll find it interesting and knowledgeable. Here it is
First part is done, two to go. Watercolors Painting: painting outdoors. I'll share with you tips and tricks how to go about it and help you any other way that I can, so, leave a review or a comment, and I'll see you there. Also, here are some
Premium enrollment link for all of you with that membership :)
( For my next class I plan to work on digital painting. So far I did just the watercolors courses, hope you'll enjoy my new stuff )
Painting with watercolors is an amazing experience and you obtain results that you can´t get with any other medium. In this class I'll show you how I paint outdoors. I'll also give you tips on how to prepare for this trip and what materials would you need. You will also watch me paint every stage of my watercolor and hear comments about the process.
- Watercolor exercise. Follow this video course and make the exercise to better understand how to paint the live subject matter and be ready when the time comes to go outside. Time spent doing this can become most valuable time you can invest into your knowledge and creativity! And it`s fun!
- Your own watercolor landscapes. Really fun assignment with two big benefits: you'll be creating something interesting, and gaining a deeper understanding of working with watercolors.
Use the wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques and choose a landscape scenery that you'll enjoy recreating on paper. Important thing is to find a motif that is interesting to you and that you'll have fun transferring onto the paper.
Use the video lessons, resources below, and discussion sections for inspiration and guidance. For this assignment you will need watercolors, few brushes, bottle of water, some kind of palette for mixing colors, paper pad, bag to carry all the materials and other stuff that will make your painting even more enjoyable depending on the time of year and weather. These can include hats, camping chair, sun lotion, some device for playing music...
- My previous watercolor course - Watercolor painting: create beautiful landscapes
- My favorite paper - http://fabriano.com/en/22/artistico_traditional_white
- Facebook page for all who love watercolors - https://www.facebook.com/groups/watercolor.world.artist/?fref=ts
- My favorite watercolor artist - http://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/david-blayney-brown-draughtsman-and-watercolourist-r1132588
- Art books on watercolor painting on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Watercolor-Painting-Art-Books/b?ie=UTF8&node=2019
shots of work in progress
You don´t have to scan the finished piece, you can also take a picture with your phone and upload it. If you are scanning it, remember to do it at 600 ppi so you can use it for bigger things later.
LIST OF SUPPLIES I USED:
-Lana Artists Drawing Paper Pad - A4, 150gsm - http://www.lanapapier.fr/en/our-products/artist-papers-and-novelties/artist-papers
-Winson & Newton water colour set - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Winsor-Newton-Cotman-Water-Colour-Sketchers-Pocket-Box-Paintset-Inc-12-Paints-/291780409564
-Watercolor brushes, all sizes and manufacturers
-Ice cube pans for palette.
Here you can see more of my work:
Painting with watercolors is very addicting and the more you do it, the better you get and you start to understand how the paint behaves and how the brush moves in your hands. It becomes something very personal, because nobody can paint like you! So go outside and paint.