OCAD Studio: Master Copy in Oils Part 1

Why Make a Master Copy? Master copies are a great way to try out a new approach without having to work things out from scratch. You’re able to…

OCAD Studio: Limited Palette Portrait in Oils Parts 5 & 6

After successfully completing the previous stages, you should be happy with the general forms and colours. The final two videos in this series cover the final touches you…

Task 5: Shiny Materials

OBJECTIVE: Understanding other material textures and applying tone. TASK: Make a drawing of a knife, fork and spoon, using either charcoal or pencil.   You will find my…

OCAD Studio: Limited Palette Portrait in Oils Part 4

Refining the Colours After successfully completing the previous stages, you will have all the major elements of your portrait blocked in. However, you may find that the colours…

Task 4: Graphite Still Life Drawing

Mastering observational drawing By nature most artists strive to create illusions. In this task we will be manipulating values and using what we learned earlier on contour drawing,…

OCAD Studio: Limited Palette Portrait in Oils Part 3

Dead Colouring   The purpose of this stage is to block in all the major tones and colours. You do not need to go for lots of detail,…

OCAD Studio: Limited Palette Portrait in Oils Part 2

Adding Variations to the Shadows   Materials Small canvas or a panel prepared with a mid grey/brown value. 2-3 flat brushes (¼-1 inch wide) 2 small pointed brushes…

OCAD Studio: Limited Palette Portrait in Oils Part 1

Sketching in the Underdrawing       Materials Small canvas or a panel prepared with a mid grey/brown value. 2-3 flat brushes (¼-1 inch wide) 2 small pointed…

OCAD Studio: Quick Sketching Trees

Although trees seem very complex, they needn’t be daunting when you try to sketch them. It’s possible to give a great impression of a tree without adding lots…

OCAD Studio: Sketching a Glass

  Materials   Pencil Sharpener Easer Sheet of white paper (loose or in sketchbook)   Process   Choose a simple drinking glass to begin with (ideally similar to…

Task 3: Universal forms in Charcoal

Task 2: Draw each of the universal forms (Cone Cylinder, Cube and Sphere) using Charcoal to create the illusion of 3-Dimensional forms with highlights and shadows A wide…

Task 2: Graphite Universal Forms

This task helps to understand a tonal scale which is needed for tonal drawing. The resource will help you to get a tonal scale set up before taking…

OCAD Studio: Landscape Sketching 4

Landscape sketching is a great way to begin working directly from the landscape. It will help you to understand general principle about landscapes before attempting to work in…

OCAD Studio: Landscape Sketching Part 3

  Landscape sketching is a great way to begin working directly from the landscape. It will help you to understand general principle about landscapes before attempting to work…

OCAD Studio: Landscape Sketching Part 2

Landscape sketching is a great way to begin working directly from the landscape. It will help you to understand general principle about landscapes before attempting to work in…

Task 1: How to Observe

One day students were asked to copy a Picasso drawing upside down. That small experiment, more than anything else, showed that something very different is going on during…

Task 17: Sculpture

To do a sculpture and explore this genre of art, students should begin with researching a sculptor. This way you can learn a lot more and discover the…

OCAD Studio: Landscape Sketching Part 1

Landscape sketching is a great way to begin working directly from the landscape. It will help you to understand general principle about landscapes before attempting to work in…

OCAD Studio: Nōtan

  All compositions are essentially an arrangement of simple abstract shapes. Nōtan is an ideal way to study the shapes and patterns that serve as the foundation of…

Task 16: Mixed Media

Mixed media art refers to a visual art form that combines a variety of media in a single artwork. For example, if you draw with ink, then paint over it with watercolors, then add…

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