Work­shops

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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!

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