Anatomy
Feet
Instruction Draw or paint one hundred heads. Use reference for a few and redraw from memory after a certain time.
Links https://www.pinterest.ie/characterd
https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca8
https://www.deviantart.com/adorkast
Heads
Instruction Draw or paint one hundred heads. Use reference for a few and redraw from memory after a certain time.
Links https://www.deviantart.com/adamanta
https://www.clipstudio.net/how-to-d
https://anoia.tumblr.com/post/76841
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Rm
Hands
Instruction Draw or paint one hundred hands. Use reference for a few and redraw from memory after a certain time.
Links https://www.gvaat.com/blog/how-to-d
Facial Expression
Instruction - Analyse Photos which show facial expresison
- Then make a drawing after the photo.
- Redraw from memory
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Links https://www.clipstudio.net/how-to-d
https://www.bodiesinmotion.photo/qu
Gesture
Instruction Look up reference pictures of dynamic posed persons/ animals.
Set a timer to 30-120 seconds.
Start with central lines which follow the flow of the person.
Add simple primitives for the masses of the body.
Links https://quickposes.com/en/gestures/
https://www.bodiesinmotion.photo/qu
https://www.posespace.com/posetool/
https://conceptartempire.com/tips-f
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestu
https://www.proko.com/how-to-draw-g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdt
Challenge
5 Minutes
Instruction Paint for 5 Minutes with a friend.
Links
100 Days
Instruction Draw and paint every day for 100 Days.
Links https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic1
Draw Again
Instruction Choose an old drawing or painting and recreate it!
Links https://www.boredpanda.com/draw-me-
Different Style
Instruction Recreate an image in 5-6 differnt styles.
Links https://brushwarriors.com/20-art-st
https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca8
20 Strokes
Instruction Draw a Landscape with a maximum of 20 Strokes.
Focus on the essential big shapes to transport the mood.
Links https://twitter.com/nathanfowkesart
https://www.volquardsen.art/en/2020
https://www.heavypaint.app/
Color
Color Picking
Instruction - Choose a reference
- Pick some colors from the reference and draw simple boxes
- In a new Painting, estimate the hue, value and saturation. Paint also the boxes.
- If the color is off, try again up to two more times per box.
Links https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuz
Hue and Saturation
Instruction After Nathan Fowkes: Blend together colors that have contrast of hue and saturation in any way you find interesting. Make sure the colors have very litthe contrast.
Links http://www.nathanfowkesart.com/
Color
Instruction Choose three colors, equally seperated on the color wheel (substractive colorwheel).
Mix them all together to make three desaturated / grayisch variant.
Paint a picture and notice how the dull colors bring each other do life.
For a little bit of contrast, put down a single stroke of a more saturated color.
Links http://www.nathanfowkesart.com/2014
Optical Gray
Instruction Nathan Fowkes - How to Paint Landscapes Quickly and Beautifully:
Choose three Colors, evenly seperated on the color wheel.
They should have the same optical brightness. Now place them dotwise next to each other.Make an evenly and equal distribution.
The goal is that the colors should optical mix to gray when looked at from a distance.
Links http://www.nathanfowkesart.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impre
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:
Composition
Value
Instruction - Choose 2, 3, or 4 different Values.
- If painting after a reference, group the values into your choosen values.
- Consider also low or highkeys. There you want to group 2-3 of your chosen values together to be on ether on the dark or light side.
Links https://www.muddycolors.com/2012/08
https://makingamark.blogspot.com/20
Shape
Instruction - Place the given shapes in interesting ways.
- Scaling, distoriton and duplication is allowed.
- You may also change the values of the elements.
- The goal is to make pictures which feel: static, dynamic, balanced or chaotic, calm or agressive.
- Try do draw attention to selected areas.
Links https://www.google.de/books/edition
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6y
Drawing
Line Weight
Instruction An exercise to practice different lineweights for inside/outside lines.
Paint overlapping objects and assign differnt lineweights to show the form /position / lighting
Links https://drawabox.com
Line Control
Instruction An exercise to practice different drawing lines and circles to improce muscle memory. Draw lines in the marked areas. Draw perfect circles
Links https://drawabox.com
Hatching
Instruction Make a simple drawing.
Choose different hatching techniques to describe its form or value changes.
-(Alternative) Chose a classic drawing, erase the existing hatching and redo them (More like a masterstudy).
Links https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNj
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsG
https://www.erikalancaster.com/art-
Light
Exposure
Instruction Choose under or overexposed and adjust the values and colors on the objects accordingly.
Links https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expos
Ambient Occlusion
Instruction Paint the Ambient Occlusion for different Objects. Paint a simple object and add lights from different directions. These should vary in color and intensity.
Links https://youtu.be/WiC4tiOSn_M
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambie
https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/asset
Time of Day
Instruction Study different Lighting Scenarios which occour during the day. Pick a daytime, seach for reference and try to transfer the lighting onto a simple scene.
Links https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayst
http://www.nathanfowkesart.com/2006
Light Schemas
Instruction Paint different light types on simple forms. Key, Fill, Bounce, . .. Paint a simple object and add lights from different directions. These should vary in color and intensity.
Links https://painting.tube/master-class-
https://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/
Shadow Construction
Instruction Construct shadows for simple and complex objects. Construct the shadow of simple grids and sticks. These can be cast on other objects. Try different lights to see the effect of hard or soft shadows.
Links https://de.zxc.wiki/wiki/Schattenko
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDr
Bounce Light
Instruction Paint the effect of light bouncing of objects and onto others. Paint the effect of light bouncing of objects and onto others.
Links https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-
https://www.artistsandillustrators.
https://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/
Masterstudy
Fanart
Instruction Make fanart of your favorite artworks.
Links https://www.deviantart.com/topic/fa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_a
Thumbnail
Instruction Study Masterpaintings by generating thumbnails. Paint a miniture masterstudy. Focus on Value, Composition, Edges and Color.
Links https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe6
https://www.proko.com/developing-yo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGI
Movie Still
Instruction Paint a Still frame from a movie.
Links
Painting
Limitation
Instruction Simplify the refernce into big brushstrockes. Zoom out of the picture while painting.
Links https://www.heavypaint.app/
Form Change
Instruction Paint objects which have complex form changes and shade them accordingly. Study the value / color behaviour of form changes on complex objects. Holes, half_spheres and other transition between objects.
Links https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC3
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-f9eR6tEl
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-f9eR6tEl
Material
Instruction Choose an object which has the material you want to study.
Make a sketch of it where you analyse how diffuse / reflective/ transparent / coated it is.
Repaint a simple sphere in the material with the reference by its side.
Redraw the sphere from memory.
Redraw the object from memory.
Links https://powercami5000.tumblr.com/po
Edges
Instruction Work on hard and soft edges and or lost and found edges.Try blending forms with hard and soft edges. . ..
Links https://drawpaintacademy.com/edges/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dgv
Value
Instruction Paint imaginative or refernced simple objects and studie the values.
Links https://www.deviantart.com/nsio/art
Value Texture
Instruction Paint imaginative or refernced simple objects. Blend a phototexture into some area and adjust its values to match your painting.
Links https://www.outdoorpainter.com/pain
Storytelling
Visual library
Observation
Instruction - Observe with a purpose
- Choose Reference on the topic ou want to study
- Aim to learn more what zou want to observe
- Assignment: Try Mindfullness and keep track of time.
Links https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEv
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA5
Reference
Instruction Use Reference with purpose. Develope an workflow to analyse reference images and increase your visual library.
Links https://www.creativebloq.com/how-to
Studying
Instruction Overthink your approach how you study a subject.
Notice whats the best way for you to learn and remember new things.
You might want to study a subject for several days, changing the exercises from copying in the begining to redraw from memory more often.
Links https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e9
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY_
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF0