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Drawn to Painting

with Rob Zeller
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 plan


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


Lesson 3. Adding Value to Your Drawing


Lesson 4. Transferring the Drawing


Lesson 5. Painting a Value Scale


Lesson 6. Starting Your Painting


Lesson 7. Building Up the Painting


Lesson 8. Finishing Touches

"This is a Masterclass on working with values without colour. While not exactly easy, it is a great project to stretch your skills with a lot of expert guidance. I loved Rob's comment at the end that there's no point repeating your strengths, you learn way more from challenging the tough tasks. Loved it. I look forward to taking this class again and painting along."
avatar - Nicola Faull
Co Wicklow, Ireland

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