I've got an online workshop coming up on July 15 through the Tucson Art Academy Online.
WEEK 1 | COMPOSITION AND VALUES
In this lesson the focus is to SIMPLIFY. Simplify the shapes, make sure the proportions are correct, and reduce the values of each shape. Complete with one dark and one light value, then block in the local color by using the color wheel to determine the correct color.
WEEK 2 | BLOCK IN COLOR AND BROKEN COLOR
In this lesson we focus on breaking up the large areas of simple color. The broken color is a color change, not a value change. This will be an important part of this weeks lesson.
WEEK 3 | BRASS AND GLASS
This week the focus will be how to approach different surfaces. Metals, such as cooper and brass, are very reflective. We will look for the extreme values. The highlights and accents while keeping the color stronger with middle values. We will finish by looking for subtle color changes and softening the shapes edges.
WEEK 4 | IMPRESSIONISTIC APPROACH
This approach is geared towards stronger color and center of interest. Think big and simple. Shapes not contour. Instead of starting with a value drawing and color block in we will use loose transparent washes of color with very little, to no white. This will help you to loosen up, not worry so much about your drawing skills, and stay away from rendering.
This course is designed for artists at every level and in every medium. Check out more information here.