Hours HD video instruction
Painting Color and Light 2.0(5)
Finally - the class where you're encouraged to paint the details! In this class we explore a wide range of textures and break them down to help improve the level of finish you can achieve. This is the self-directed version of this class.
Gain insight from some of the best artists in the industry - Will Terry, Jake Parker and special guest Ty Carter. They will teach you the fundamentals of light and color theory and then show you how to put those skills into practice in your artwork. Throughout 8 classes you will learn how to apply the techniques of the masters in the digital realm.
Being able to draw is only the first step, adding color and light can make your illustrations luminous and dynamic. The instructors will show you how to incorporate many different lighting situations into the foregrounds and backgrounds of your illustrations. Bring your flat illustrations to life through the techniques and skills that professionals use!
Demo of various lighting situations, assignment issued, examples of what and what NOT to do.
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, competing colors, muddy colors, limited pallets, glazing/multiply/unity, color schemes, under painting value & color focal points, texture and light, plane changes, edges.
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.
Watch critiques of finished assignments from the students who took the LIVE class.
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:
- What this class is about
- Light and Shadow
- 10 Steps
- Ty Critique
Hi guys! So I am a self taught artist and I had (have) a really hard time finding materials that teach the essentials of color and light. I felt as if you've...Read More
Hi guys! So I am a self taught artist and I had (have) a really hard time finding materials that teach the essentials of color and light. I felt as if you've taken a look into my brain to find out what questions I have for this topic...and you nailed it. I can see things differently now and will probably do them differently as well. Thanks again for this course!Read Less
Traditional or digital, this course is great!
Traditional or digital, this course is great!Read Less
I really felt like a whole window opening in front of me! So many things to try and to focus on. Great, great course! Thanks a lot!
I really felt like a whole window opening in front of me! So many things to try and to focus on. Great, great course! Thanks a lot!Read Less
I am actually still watching the videos in this course but it's really long, which I don't mind, it's just that I find myself looking for time cues like I di...Read More
I am actually still watching the videos in this course but it's really long, which I don't mind, it's just that I find myself looking for time cues like I did on Lynda.com. They definitely help with managing time, let's say I know this course is 14 hours long, but I don't know how long each video is so I may start 1 and sleep before i finish watching it. I could watch something else that is shorter and save the longer videos for when I have more time. Is it possible to add a feature that lets us know how long each video is and how much time is left? Great stuff here guys. Thanks for all the amazing tips and demos <3Read Less
Great inspiring way to teach production techniques of light and color.thank you so much for this great stuff...:)
Great inspiring way to teach production techniques of light and color.thank you so much for this great stuff...:)Read Less