This class will teach you how I photograph my artwork in order to obtain the best possible digital images for websites, blogs and prints. This proven method will help you better understand why it's important to use natural light and just a few supplies to get crisp images. I will also cover how I store works on paper to prevent damage. Often artists create beautiful art but ruin it over time simply because they do not understand how to protect it from bending & smudging.
Great paintings challenge us to understand them, to penetrate their mysteries, and to appreciate their riches. But within the vast history of art, there exist only a small number of paintings that transcend the traditional role of art to become cultural signifiers—works that allow us to comprehend more deeply the world and our place within it.
There are now over 400 Italian paintings in the Metropolitan Museum, 150 of them acquired in the more than thirty years since the Museum first published a catalogue of its Italian works…
When it comes to creating believable environment concepts that seamlessly integrate photographs and painting, a lot of artists struggle with how to blend the two. For this reason, this tutorial will take color out of the equation and allow you to focus on simple black and white values as we weave our final scene together. To start out, we will begin to snatch pieces of photographs that are appealing and can be used for our scene. We will learn why these photographs were selected and how we can use them to block in the land masses and some of the architectural elements for our concept. From here we will begin painting to blend things together. We’ll add in some rock structures as well as modify some of the architecture.