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…

OCAD Studio: Quick Portrait Sketching

  This is a great method for making quick sketches from fleeting subjects. If you’re on a train or in a cafe and you want to quickly sketch…

OCAD Studio: Alla Prima Portrait – Details and Highlights

This project is based on the ‘alla prima’ method which means that the painting is completed all at once. The project is divided into three sections for the…

Task 15: Painting your Landscape

TASK: Learn from a Landscape artist and trial new techniques; 1) Look at the work of a landscape artist: write about the artist and evaluate their work and then…

OCAD Studio: Alla Prima Portrait – Halftones

  This project is based on the ‘alla prima’ method which means that the painting is completed all at once. The project is divided into three sections for…

OCAD Studio: Alla Prima Portrait – Shadows

  This project is based on the ‘alla prima’ method which means that the painting is completed all at once. The project is divided into two sections for…

OCAD Studio: Introduction to Paint

All paints are made with two basic components; a binder and a pigment. A binder is an adhesive liquid that distinguishes one type of paint from another. A binder…

Task 14: Landscape Photography

We are going to learn a bit about landscapes so that we can prepare for our next task, which of course is to paint our own landscape 🙂…

OCAD Studio: Rendering Smaller Forms on Figures

  Consider How Small Forms Fit Within the ‘Fall of Light’ Following on from last week’s lesson – Blocking in Halftones – you should make sure that the…

Task 13: Learning from an Artist

Learning from an artist is a practice we should engage in early on when learning to draw and paint. Not only for technical reasons, but to see their practice…

OCAD Studio: Blocking in Halftones on Figures

    Look for the Fall of Light When working with a single primary light source, you will notice that there tends to be a graduating fall of…

Task 12: Painting a Self Portrait

Painting your own portrait is an exercise in truthfulness. It will force you to examine yourself in a way you normally wouldn’t. Creating a painting of your photos, explored in…

OCAD Studio: Adding Variations in the Shadows on Figures

    Finding the Darkest Darks Begin by looking for the darkest parts of the shadows, these parts will usually be found where forms meet and make a…

OCAD Studio: Blocking in Shadow Shapes on Figures

    Separating shadow shapes from light shapes on your figure is the first step towards making it into a 3D drawing with complex forms. If you’ve made…

Task 11: Portrait Photography

We are looking at Portrait Photography with the aim of having our own study to then work from for our next artwork. Photography is a crucial tool in…

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