Smart Strategies To Improve Your Paintings - Looking For The Big Shapes

 
 

Smart Strategies To Improve Your Paintings - Looking For The Big Shapes

Successful painters understand how to see like an artist and typically avoid the common trap of getting caught up in the obvious. This tutorial will shape some smart strategies to improve your paintings by simply focusing on one very important idea - look for big shapes. 

In the video tutorial you will learn how to tackle a complex scene by simplifying it into large shapes. Learning to develop good drawings, and more importantly stable compositions, is all about seeing the big shapes first. To do this it means reducing the scene into four, or five major shapes working big to small. 

The goal here is to teach you to see like an artist. Experienced painters know how to avoid getting caught up in the details, or the obvious. It takes some practice to see subjects this way but once you do it will have an incredible impact on your drawings.

A Few Reminders From The Video

  • Establish your layout lines (the four main edges)
  • Add the horizon, or ground level near one of the thirds
  • Now locate the biggest shape and loosely add it
  • Continue to add the next shapes in a larger to smaller
  • Don't get caught up in details

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 Smart startegies to improve your paintings

Smart startegies to improve your paintings

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