or this workshop I’ll be
f walking you step-by-step through my process of creating an environment from scratch. The tools I used for this painting are a Wacom Cintiq 22HD and the latest version of Photoshop Creative Cloud. The Cintiq enables me to both draw and paint in a way similar to the way I work in a traditional setting.
In my creative process, I try to stay loose and spontaneous from the very beginning. It’s important to keep in mind my compositional gut checks, and focus on my staging and ‘ big reads’. But I’ll take you through the entire process from blocking out, through refinement and tightening up the composition into a finish narrative lighting key.
Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced artist, I’ll show you how to create evocative compositional choices for your image making. Your designs should grow hierarchically, starting with blocking in the general elements of the composition, and working gradually into more specific aspects of the painting.
From this workshop you’ll learn more about how to use weights, rhythms and visual tests to cross-check your proportions, the relationships between objects, and the placement of elements that I’ll be designing. This is also a great workshop for someone beginning with painting in colour. So strap on your seat belt, and let’s begin!