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Art Fundamentals: Drawing and Painting Essentials covers the key foundational principles that underly artwork and it's creation. You'll discover the core fundamentals you need to know in order to be effective at learning to draw and paint, be it digital or traditional. Whether you're an aspiring concept artist, illustrator or comic artist, or you want to create beautiful paintings or manga illustrations from your imagination - this course is designed for artists of all levels.
Master The Essential Foundational Principles Of Drawing and Painting
Learn Why Appealing Art Looks The Way It Does, And How To Do It
Professional concept artists, illustrators and painters have a deep understanding of how images are made - not just surface level things like "how to draw a head" or "How to paint a sky", but the in-depth background understanding of why an image looks good, and feels good to look at. I'll show you the important fundamentals you need to know in order to have strong foundations in principles of creating art, whether you want to draw, paint, create comics, design concept art or illustrate manga.
Art Fundamentals: Drawing and Painting Essentials is the first course of a series, which covers every facet of art creation for imaginative representational realism - drawing and painting realism from your imagination. This course is designed for imaginative and creative people who want to draw and paint from their minds, no matter the style or medium.
I've designed this course to be easily understood, and allow for efficient learning. Primarily focused on digital tools, most principles apply equally to traditional art tools as well, and you'll quickly see how you can switch between mediums easily. This first course covers the absolute foundations of imagery, and is a necessary step before moving onto other courses such as Perspective, Light and Form, Color, Composition, Anatomy, Character Design, Environment Design, Industrial Design and many more.
Upon completing this course, you'll have a rock solid grasp of how art is made - both in terms of workflow, and fundamental principles. You'll be ready to approach studying other topics with the right artistic mindset, and a comprehensive set of skills.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Introduction to Art Fundamentals: Drawing and Painting EssentialsPreview
|Section 2: Fundamental Principles|
Introduction to the Foundation of Visual Images
A Global Workflow for Art
|Section 3: Principles of Line and Stroke: Looseness, Lines and Brush Strokes|
Introduction to Looseness, Lines and BrushstrokesPreview
Looseness In Art and PenmanshipPreview
Understanding Line Weight
Drawing Thinly and Lightly
|Section 4: The General Art Workflow: From Vision to Implementation|
Introduction to The General Art Workflow: From Vision to Implementation
Vision Before Implementation
A Cornerstone: Rough versus Refined in Art Creation
Understanding the Concept of Drawing Through
Art Studies versus Art CreationPreview
General Art Workflow
|Section 5: Quality, Style and Next Steps|
Quality Over Quantity
A Note on Style
Conclusion to Art Fundamentals: Drawing and Painting Essentials
Scott Harris is an Art Director at DAS: School of Art and Design, as well as a freelance concept artist and illustrator for the entertainment industry. He has been involved in digital art production for over 10 years, and also heads up Epic Legend Entertainment, a concept art and illustration production studio for film, games and entertainment design. Scott is a zealous teacher, and strives to bring students to a high level quickly, with simple, easy to understand concepts, built on rock solid art principles. He is enthusiastic, energetic, and always willing to help!