In part 5 of the Concept Art Tutorial series, we add texture. Using a combination of photographs, photo manipulation, and Photoshop blending modes we seamlessly add texture to our creature design. This technique will quickly add a nice layer of texture, detail and color variation. Narrated by the artist.
A few years ago, I asked several Artists and teachers about an effective way to self-study. They all suggested doing tonal composition studies from old masters. Tonal Composition study is basically an exercise that develops observation skills. It teaches you how to observe, simplify and distil a complex image into big, simple shapes and 2-3 [&hel
Taking the advice of several teachers I admired, I decided to paint little studies from old masters. Since watercolor is quick to set-up , it makes a perfect painting sketch/study medium that can easily fit into a busy, working schedule. Artists like Anders Zorn, Sargent, Edgar Payne and N.C. Wyeth were the artists I looked […]
These past 2 years I’ve been working intently and almost exclusively on foundation skills: ie. traditional drawing and painting. Part of that traditional training is regular studies of the old masters. I recently got the privilege to see master sculptor Auguste Rodin’s work at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco, CA. Sinc
Ever since March of 2010, when Steve Huston was last in Los Angeles to teach his annual workshop, I was eagerly anticipating his return to Southern California. The time finally came last April when Steve returned to Pasadena for a one night drawing workshop hosted by 3 Kicks Studio. This was a short but intense workshop. Steve […]
A page from Nathan Fowke’s sketchbook. www.nathanfowkes.blogspot.com Nathan Fowkes is a renowned Los Angeles artist and teacher. Among many things he is known for being a masterful color stylist. All you have to do is see hislandscape sketches to know he is a master of color and his craft. Being a fan of his work I […]
In part 4 of the Concept Art Tutorial series we add glazes of color to our tonal underpainting. We’ll use the color theory and strategies from the last video to create depth, model form and bring our creature design to life. This video demonstrates how to use blending modes and layers to add a transparent […]
This is the 3rd part of the Concept Art Tutorial series. The topic is Color. How it works, and an introduction to Color Theory. We’ll also discuss some strategies we can use with color to model form, add interest and life to our concept art and digital paintings. Narrated by the artist.