If you are a coffee lover, you might just want to make a special cup of your favorite before sitting down with any of these lessons – they might just make you crave that taste and warm fuzzy feeling!
On Artventure, January 7 2024, we had a Zoom call talking about alternate methods for how to create the partial shadows mentioned in this course, as well as how to make a shadow with an airbrush, and more on cups in perspective.
I retain the copyright to the content you are learning in class. That means…
However…I love to see students making strides and taking this teaching and personalizing it with your own skills.
At the bottom of each lesson you’ll see some ways to share your homework and ask questions, so that’ll be handy for you.
The demonstrations in this course are in Copic markers, but if you have comparable colors, rock on with any brand! It is primarily a full range of greys, some warm coffee colors, and a desaturated light blue. Hex charts can be helpful so are linked below.
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You may want to have a white gel pen on hand though its not used in this course – my favorite is a Signo Uni-ball Gel Pen (AMZ -or- BLICK ) but there’s something I discovered recently called a Presto Jumbo White that makes thicker snowy blobs. It’s a little hard to squeeze, but it even covers reds without bleeding, so there’s that! (It won’t make tiny lines like a gel pen.)
We’ll be working from photos from Paint My Photo – it’s a nice site where people from all over upload their photos with the intent we’ll use them as art references. No copygright concerns!
You’ll need a free account there, so now is a great time to go sign up.
To transfer photos to your paper of choice, there are a few methods, using LIGHT pencil pressure so you can easily erase with a kneaded eraser:
To download a blank chart for this course that you can color, click here
You may wish to swatch them so you can compare the value (relative light/dark) with what you see in a photo.
During class you may have questions or want to share your work— please do! These options are provided at the bottom of each lesson for your convenience. I’m most always at Artventure and if I’m out of pocket plenty of artists are there to provide help as well. We love seeing your homework!