October 2017

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…

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