Join artist Rob Zeller for a dynamic, comprehensive introduction to creating a drawing based on a cast, then use your drawing skills as a springboard to create a painting.
Discover the rich world of value and composition as you learn to add dimension, light and form to a drawing that you'll go on to transpose into an oil painting. Simple drawing exercises will train your eye to break large objects into basic geometric shapes. Then venture into an exploration of the classical concepts of beauty and form. Teacher and artist Rob Zeller walks you through the process of drawing from a cast before teaching you how to carry the same ideas over to a beautifully defined oil painting.
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Lesson 1. Meet Rob Zeller
Meet Zeller, learn about skull proportions, portraiture and how to draw from a cast.
Lesson 2. Blocking In the Drawing
Sketch facial features and define light and shadow shapes. Learn tips for drawing eyes and hair.
Lesson 3. Adding Value to Your Drawing
Learn to apply smooth-transitioning values to your drawing.
Lesson 4. Transferring the Drawing
Go over painting supplies and prep work, including transferring your drawing to your art board.
Lesson 5. Painting a Value Scale
Learn oil painting basics and how to mix different values.
Lesson 6. Starting Your Painting
Start painting in shadows and transitioning values through the cheek, jaw and left eye.
Lesson 7. Building Up the Painting
Focus on refining the eye and paint the rest of the face.
Lesson 8. Finishing Touches
Learn to finish a wet or dry painting and refine the hair.
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