I am really excited to be releasing this tutorial as it marks a real milestone for the School.
We’ve laid some strong foundations and explored a lot of subjects and principles in a short time!
However, it’s so important to cycle back around to these foundational principles, and this is something I will continually do as the school builds. Every time going a little deeper and a little more in-depth (I am always learning too, so there is always more for me to share. Even on the most seemingly basic of principles or topics)
This Jaguar tutorial is all about getting back to the importance of simple tonal values, and how we can make fantastic paintings, which really work and hold together, using simple underlying shapes of light and shadow.
I take you through a detailed theory section on how to observe our subject - this will be relevant to all subjects, whatever style you like to paint. We then look at taking these observations and turning them into a working painting!
We may only be using one colour, but this is not just a study. The end result is really pleasing, with a strong sense of light and atmosphere, with a lovely loose and painterly feel.
In terms of the subject itself, this is also a great opportunity to look at not only painting markings (spots) but actually using them to accentuate light and form. Plus we look at simple yet very effective facial features.
Finally, because this is created using one colour (neutral tint) we can really focus on paint consistency and timing in order to create different effects with the paint - from hard to lost edges, and everything in between!
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