All posts tagged values

Female Nude Seated – Part 02 Adding Value

Posted on 2012/06/06 at 12:57am by daarken 6 Comments
Female Nude Seated – Part 02 Adding Value

This is part 2 of 3 of the Female Nude Seated pose from reference. In this part Daarken adds value to the line drawing. The face and final details will be added in part 3. Warning – There is no commentary in this video, so if you feel that you won’t learn anything without audio,…

Still Life – Painting Apples

Posted on 2012/01/03 at 7:35pm by daarken 22 Comments
Still Life – Painting Apples

Still life painting is an important step for any artist as it teaches the importance of form, light, and composition. Basic rendering fundamentals can be learned from still life painting. Even though most people may find the subject matter boring, you will be able to use this knowledge to paint creatures, characters, and virtually everything…

Creating Form – With Planes

Posted on 2011/12/27 at 10:57pm by daarken 33 Comments
Creating Form – With Planes

Breaking an organic complex form down into shapes can help you understand what the different planes are doing and how they create form. Daarken takes you through the process of doing a study from an Asaro head and explains how planes can help you create paintings from your imagination. Update – I just want to…

Intro to Values – Value Scale

Posted on 2011/12/21 at 12:02am by daarken 11 Comments
Intro to Values – Value Scale

Value is an important part to the painting process. Having good contrast can help your illustration succeed, so it is important to practice value scales. Value scales will help you see and produce a full range of values that you can use in your painting or drawing. Remember, every color has a value, so learning…