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Item # 14636120
Instructor : Rob Zeller
$29.99 $14.99
Skill Level 1 : No experience
Discover the rich world of value and composition as you learn to add dimension, light and form to a drawing that you'll go on to transpose into an oil painting. Simple drawing exercises will train your eye to break large objects into basic geometric shapes. Then venture into an exploration of the classical concepts of beauty and form. Teacher and artist Rob Zeller walks you through the process of drawing from a cast before teaching you how to carry the same ideas over to a beautifully defined oil painting.Discover the captivating world of value and composition as you add dimension, light and form to a charcoal drawing. Then transform your sketch into an expressive oil painting. Simple drawing exercises will train your eye to break large objects into basic geometric shapes. Then venture into an exploration of the classical concepts of beauty and form. What You'll Create * A value-rich charcoal drawing based on a cast of your choice * A stunning oil painting of your cast, using a copy of your underdrawing as a template What You'll Learn * Assessing how to break up large shapes into smaller pieces to render accurate proportions * Understanding the value scale and implementing shadows and highlights * Transferring a drawing onto your canvas with ease and accuracy * Working from general to specific to create a highly detailed drawing with veiling, hatching and shading * Classical oil painting techniques * Painting value transitions as well as hard and soft edges * Refining a painting and adding details, even after your painting has dried What You'll Love * Training your eye to find geometric elements, light and shadows in your subject * Creating value scales that will serve as road maps for your work * Blending classical techniques with your own creative touches * The consistency and control that comes with working from a cast * A thorough, easy-to-follow overview of oil painting that will inspire and excite artists of all levels * Applying your new skills to all types of future works in portraiture, perspective, composition, drawing and painting * Accessing the class at any time from any web-connected device, allowing you to fit the class into your own schedule * Interacting with Zeller for expert tips, helpful feedback and professional critiques all along the way * Downloading class materials that include visual references of the cast and various stages of drawings and paintings, in addition to helpful supplies and resources More
Join artist Rob Zeller for a dynamic, comprehensive introduction to creating a drawing based on a cast, then use your drawing skills as a springboard to create a painting.

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Discover the rich world of value and composition as you learn to add dimension, light and form to a drawing that you'll go on to transpose into an oil painting. Simple drawing exercises will train your eye to break large objects into basic geometric shapes. Then venture into an exploration of the classical concepts of beauty and form. Teacher and artist Rob Zeller walks you through the process of drawing from a cast before teaching you how to carry the same ideas over to a beautifully defined oil painting.Discover the captivating world of value and composition as you add dimension, light and form to a charcoal drawing. Then transform your sketch into an expressive oil painting.

Simple drawing exercises will train your eye to break large objects into basic geometric shapes. Then venture into an exploration of the classical concepts of beauty and form.

What You'll Create
* A value-rich charcoal drawing based on a cast of your choice
* A stunning oil painting of your cast, using a copy of your underdrawing as a template

What You'll Learn
* Assessing how to break up large shapes into smaller pieces to render accurate proportions
* Understanding the value scale and implementing shadows and highlights
* Transferring a drawing onto your canvas with ease and accuracy
* Working from general to specific to create a highly detailed drawing with veiling, hatching and shading
* Classical oil painting techniques
* Painting value transitions as well as hard and soft edges
* Refining a painting and adding details, even after your painting has dried


What You'll Love
* Training your eye to find geometric elements, light and shadows in your subject
* Creating value scales that will serve as road maps for your work
* Blending classical techniques with your own creative touches
* The consistency and control that comes with working from a cast
* A thorough, easy-to-follow overview of oil painting that will inspire and excite artists of all levels
* Applying your new skills to all types of future works in portraiture, perspective, composition, drawing and painting
* Accessing the class at any time from any web-connected device, allowing you to fit the class into your own schedule
* Interacting with Zeller for expert tips, helpful feedback and professional critiques all along the way
* Downloading class materials that include visual references of the cast and various stages of drawings and paintings, in addition to helpful supplies and resources
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Instructor
   Rob Zeller

Rob Zeller is an artist and teacher who resides in New York City. Born and raised in the art-infused city of New Orleans, Zeller received a BFA from the Boston Museum School and Tufts University, and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. He went on to found the Teaching Studios of Art in 2009, which incorporates his philosophy of blending traditional techniques with creativity and contemporary culture. Zeller is a guest blog writer for artistdaily.com, and exhibits his work in galleries nationwide.

Materials: What you Need

1 . Toned charcoal paper and kneaded eraser
2 . Black and white charcoal pencils and Staedtler HB and 2B pencils
3 . 9"x12" (22.9 cm x 30.5 cm) canvas panel
4 . Williamsburg oil paint (37 ml tube) in Titanium-Zinc White and Ivory Black 
5 . Acrylic or oil paint in Yellow Ochre and Burnt Sienna (to tone canvas before painting)
6 . Brushes (various round, flat and filbert sizes) 
7 . Wooden palette
8 . Refined linseed oil and odorless mineral spirits
9 . Palette knife
10 . Cloth rags
11 . Cast of your choice (Zeller uses Michelangelo's "Guiliano de' Medici" sculpture)

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Meet Rob Zeller
00:10:57

Meet Zeller, learn about skull proportions, portraiture and how to draw from a cast.

Lesson 2 : Blocking In the Drawing
00:46:58

Sketch facial features and define light and shadow shapes. Learn tips for drawing eyes and hair.

Lesson 3 : Adding Value to Your Drawing
00:37:30

Learn to apply smooth-transitioning values to your drawing.

Lesson 4 : Transferring the Drawing
00:14:13

Go over painting supplies and prep work, including transferring your drawing to your art board.

Lesson 5 : Painting a Value Scale
00:24:43

Learn oil painting basics and how to mix different values.

Lesson 6 : Starting Your Painting
00:44:54

Start painting in shadows and transitioning values through the cheek, jaw and left eye.

Lesson 7 : Building Up the Painting
00:34:10

Focus on refining the eye and paint the rest of the face.

Lesson 8 : Finishing Touches
00:36:30

Learn to finish a wet or dry painting and refine the hair.



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