Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Perspective 3: Contrast and Aerial

The air around us is not totally transparent. When you look at something that far enough, a few hundred feet perhaps, you will see a kind of white haze, especially in a humid environment. If you look at faraway mountains, this becomes very apparent. You can use this in a painting or drawing by reducing contrasts for distant objects. The colors also appears "washed out".

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Perspective 2: Using Color

Certain colors are interpreted by the brain in such a way that the items they're painted on appear to be placed further away. Usually, colder colors are associated with distance and warmer colors suggest proximity. This doesn't always work, but it can be used to add to the perspective effect of a painting or drawing.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Perspective: I hate it too!

This is the first in a series about perspective. I tried to keep it as non-technical as possible. We'll see if I succeeded!

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Onions and garlic

A quick demo of a still life drawing.

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Composition: Different formats

This is a simple exercise to learn how to fit a 3D model onto a 2D support

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Format changes

Sorry for the reposting on the blog. I recompiled the videos and the feeds got republished. So your videos might reload (maybe even twice!). I wont do it again...

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Portrait Drawing 2: Using visual observation

In this video, I explain how to draw a portrait from observation only, without using a "method".
I make reference to this book, by Betty Edwards: "Drawing on the right side of the brain"

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Portrait: deciding on what to do - part 1 of 2

On YouTube; Portrait 1

If you want to draw the face or body, two methods are available: use symbols, or guide books to learn how to draw an idealised human, or use observation to draw from life (or a photograph).
In the video, I make reference to this book. It's called "Drawing the Head and Figure" by Jack Hamm.

This video introduces the use of symbols.

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