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Welcome to How to Draw and Paint Backgrounds. I'm excited you're taking this course because you're a creative artist that wants awesome looking backgrounds. You're the reason I created this course and because many of my students requested it.
Beginner and established artists requested it.
If you're a beginner, you will learn step-by-step to draw and paint awesome backgrounds.
Even if you are already proud of your backgrounds, you will learn to draw and paint them on a whole new level.
You can do this. I know how I used to feel, like I would never draw or paint good backgrounds, landscapes, interiors, etc, but once I learned a few key points, I started to draw good backgrounds.
Here are a few of those key points that you will learn in this course.
So who is this guy, you might be thinking.
I am a top art instructor here at Udemy with over 10,000 students and a bestselling author on Amazon for “How to Draw Awesome Figures.”
So, hey, follow along with me by enrolling in the course and learn to draw and paint backgrounds like you never have before.
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|Section 1: Let's get started|
Why you should take this coursePreview
|Section 2: Concepts that will help you draw better backgrounds.|
What is a background?Preview
How to arrange objectsPreview
Exercise: Arranging objectsPreview
Set the mood by where we place the subjectPreview
Exercise: Set the mood
|Section 3: Composition|
These are not hard rules. They are more like guidelines.
Exercise: Which of the 9 rules can you spot?
Rule 1: Center of Interest
Exercise for center of interest
Rule 2: Area--How to Use Panels or your Canvas
Exercise for panels
Rule 3: Framing
Exercise for framing
Rule 4: Spacing
Exercise or spacing
Rule 5: Value and Colors
Exercise for value and colors
Rule 6: The 70/30 rule
Exercise for the 70/30 rule
Rule 7: Leading Lines
Exercise for leading lines
Rule 8: Depth--Overlapping--Creating the illusion of 3D
Exercise for adding depth
Rule 9: Rule of thirds
Exercise for rule of thirds
|Section 4: Perspective|
Perspective in a nutshell
Exercise for perspective
|Section 5: Drawing a sci-fi background|
Sketching the background
Fixing the perspective of our sketch
Adding details to our sketch
How to Ink your backgrounds
How to value paint backgrounds
Adding basic colors to the background
How to draw building lights and details
How to color signs and glass for buildings
Adding the rest of the city lights to the background buildings
Coloring details for the flying train and tunnel
Coloring the buildings with the key light
Adding lights and signs
Coloring the ground: how to paint lights and rainy ground
Coloring the trees
Coloring the subway guy
Coloring Robot Girl
Coloring the main character
Coloring the taxi
Adding finishing touches
Exercise for sci-fi background
|Section 6: Google Sketchup overview|
How to use Google Sketchup for backgrounds
Exercise for Google Sketchup
|Section 7: Conclusion|
Conclusion: Thank you for taking my course
I'm a best selling author on Amazon for "How to Draw Awesome Figures."
I studied art at different schools, one of them being a community college in San Jose, Ca. Over the years, subjects in art finally clicked. I teach these subjects in ways that make it easy to grasp. It's hard to brag about myself, but students have written me emails saying how they have learned more from me than they did in art schools, art schools such as Academy of Arts in San Franscico. That blew my mind because it's supposed to be a great school.
I'm also a writer that has sold novels. http://masteredit.info