In this week’s one-minute nugget video, I use Amy Adams from the movie Arrival for the demonstration.
I show how to use only three values in a black and white study.
It takes some serious self-discipline to use such a limited pallet! But it’s worth it because you’ll end up with a solid plan to follow when you start your final piece. When your study sketch stands on its own with minimal grey scale, and tells the story you’re striving for, feel free to give yourself two ‘b
We’ve all seen skyscrapers that are under construction and the ugly scaffolding that surrounds it. For months, sometimes years this messy scaffolding is on display. Yet, the day it all disappears - the ladders, planks, safety nets, barricades; a beautiful flower stands tall. Architecture at it’s finest. There is something romantic about the scaffolding itself. Buildings couldn’t exist without it. Neither can a good drawing. As artists, we can learn a lot from studying this ki
Have you heard the quote by da Vinci, “Art is never finished, only abandoned?” The more that artists understand that ’final art’ is not ever really finished but you simply stop making decisions about how the piece progresses, the more they’ll enjoy the process.
In Art College, my teacher would hand out creative briefs for assignments with several due dates. The verbal idea was due one day, sketches due on another day, and then, a date for the final art.
There they are.