Painting Texture and Details
An exploration of texture painting
You’ve probably heard art teachers and mentors telling their students to avoid committing to details too soon -”general to specific”...and often in critiques you’ve probably been told that you got too caught up in the details or that your details are grabbing too much attention away from your focal point. Well - in this class we are going to focus on the details. Being able to understand the structure of different textures will help you create more convincing focal points in your work. Going through the exercises in this class will help you become a better painter in edge control, light and shadow, form, and color predictions.
This is an advanced painting observation class that can be executed in either traditional or digital paint. You will be able to download a template to either print and paint on or work digitally in a program like Photoshop or on a tablet like iPad.
Use our template to explore our suggested textures list or choose your own.
Basic repeating structures found in most textures
How to draw and paint each simple structure
How to control and paint various edges
How to make basic color predictions
How to examine various textures and identify key features
How to paint textures and details
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Finding reference photos
Light and Shadow review
Various texture forms
Painting edges demo
Assignment 1: Simple texture studies
1 Color review
2 Predicting Colors
3 Smooth Reflective Surfaces
4 Dull and Shiny Surfaces
5 Transparent Objects
6 Translucent Objects
7 Different Values and Colors
Assignment 2: Sphere Texture Studies
Intro to painting textures
Swiss Cheese Demo
Tile Roof Demo
Sub Surface Scattering
Will's Reference Photos
Assignment 3: Texture paintings
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