Painting Color and Light
Will Terry teaches how to paint color and light in digital or traditional mediums.
Gain insight from some of the best artists in the industry - Will Terry, and special guests Jake Parker and Ty Carter. Together these teachers explain complex concepts regarding color, light, and shadow and how to re-create the illusions of various lighting situations in your paintings.
The concepts taught in this class are universal to all mediums from Oils to digital and acrylics to watercolors.
Being able to draw is only the first step, adding color and light can make your illustrations luminous and dynamic. Many of our students have said things like, "My work is flat" or "I can't seem to get the same colors you do" or "how do you make everything so luminous?" Well, look no further because this is the class you've been trying to find!
How to identify different lighting situations.
Light & Shadow - Choosing best lighting directions, types of light for mood and appropriate situations (spotlight, vs ambient), choosing types of light sources to enhance your illustrations with communication and interest, types of shadows and shadow behavior.
Choosing colors, accent colors, muddy colors, when to use neutral colors vs saturated color.
Lighting for time of day, objects lit with half light/half shadow, 3 types of light sources (off camera, on camera, hidden), lighting for mood, how atmospheric perspective effects edges, value, & color.
Review of some student artwork and useful advice on how it can be improved.
Working with colored light - Painting demos of different colored light/time of day on same subject matter.
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Ideal for children's book illustrators, animators, comic artists, graphic novel artists, cover artists, etc. Though the class is presented digitally, the same principles carry over into traditional art forms.
Students should be familiar with the fundamentals of color and value.
We suggest taking the following classes first:
This class was designed to give you the major principles that you would learn in a color theory class. Learning to communicate with color is necessary and fundamental to becoming an effective visual storyteller.
Learn a practical step-by-step approach to adding light and shadow to your illustrations. Work alongside professional illustrator Lee White as he shows his process for adding light and shadow to 6 unique scenarios.
How Light Works
Types of Shadows
Exercise 1: Painting Shadows
Exercise 2: Light Prediction
Altering your reference
Exercise 3: Collecting Photos
Reflected colored light
Colored Light Sources
Exercise 4: Reference Gathering
Exercise 5: Light Placement
Exercise 6: Blending Paint
Exercise 7: Enhancing Lighting
Exercise 8: Lighting Situations
Lizard Demo: Backlighting
Lizard Demo: Dappled
Lizard Demo: Light Beam
Hours of HD video instruction
Exercises & Assignments
I had big hopes for this course, and it delivered. The lighting demos were invaluable and the assignments were a great extension for applying the concepts. F...Read More
I had big hopes for this course, and it delivered. The lighting demos were invaluable and the assignments were a great extension for applying the concepts. For me this was the "Aha!" moment that I have been waiting for.Read Less
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