Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Big Three

In my last BLOG entry I talked about taking an active interest in your own education. With the wealth of material on how to draw and paint, this task may feel overwhelming. You must have a strong foundation in the basics. By dividing them into categories, you can tackle each one separately rather than everything all at once. I found you can divide it into three courses of study.

FORM (Drawing): 
The outlines of an object and the sense of it's bulk. The third dimension on a flat surface.

The degree of lightness and darkness of what you want to paint. Changes of value and value relationships.


Form, tone and color are not the only things you have to master to complete your education. But they are the big three Everything hinges on getting them right.

I'll go into detail on each in later posts.