Often Overlooked Skills You Need To Master
Enjoy 14 free acrylic painting video tutorials where you will learn tips for developing tone & value which are major components of your paintings. Value & tone will help you create more believable subjects by infusing the sense of shape using light & shadow, adding depth, manipulating focal points, and so on.
This lesson is an introduction to value as I explain why understanding grayscale is so important to your artwork. To create your own grayscale I suggest using titanium white & mars black (feel free to use what ever black you prefer).
In this lesson I will give you an example of how the range of extreme & subtle ranges. Note how different these paintings look and the mood & feel they project. This is a simple and powerful tool to use in your work and can easily be applied to create atmosphere.
In this lesson I will begin to break down how to paint five basic shapes using titanium white & mars black. To follow along I recommend starting with a pre-mixed value that represents the mid-tone. That way you have a base to paint the forms and simply add white or black to the mixture accordingly.
This lesson is a grayscale demonstration of good and bad value examples. Seeing these examples side-by-side will give you a good visual of how value can make or break a painting.
In this lesson I will teach you why value is so important when trying to capture depth. This is valuable for landscapes, still life and just about any subject matter. Very important to understand contrast and how this impacts a painting. To make objects appear farther away you need lighter values and less contract...
In this lesson I will give you a quick tip on color and how it impacts your values. Important to have some knowledge on how to tone down your colors so that you can increase and decrease the values. Again, this is just an overview lesson to get you started with making your color adjustments to create depth and values accordingly.
In this lesson I will demonstrate how to create depth using color. Note how I use complimentary colors to make adjustments to colors. I use complimentary colors to tone down the colors. This decreases the intensity which is useful for pushing objects such as the building to the background.
Here is a quick breakdown of the lesson(s). Keep in mind this is only a snapshot of what’s included in the SkillShare video tutorials. In this lesson I will discuss drawing mediums and how they impact your paintings - most importantly the value. I feel this is overlooked...
Tone will help you control your colors so that you can shift the intensity and saturation of your hues. In the demo I use Viridian green and Mars Grey to mix into the hue. Note that with each dilution the intensity of the green will fade.
In this lesson I will begin a demonstration using a landscape so that you will have a good visual of how I use tone to create distance and focal point. To better illustrate the point I will paint two versions, one bad & one good. In the first version, the one in this video, I will be careless with tone and shifting the hues to create a focal point.
The image above is the completed version of the demo. In Part one I begin by only adding the first layer. To do this I begin a side-by-side demonstration of using grayscale and color. Having this visual will help you understand how these two are similar despite the difference in colors.
In these lessons you will learn the art of painting abstract style still life paintings with acrylics and mixed media. It's intended for experienced artists but beginners can can certainly learn these techniques as well.