Bold Visions: A Digital Painting Bible by Gary Tonge

By Gary Tonge

This complete and up to date consultant to the quickly increasing sector of electronic portray positive aspects superbly displayed complete artworks along functional demonstrations. Artists will discover ways to create a variety of material from futuristic spacescapes and progressive cars to medieval landscapes and gorgeous maidens. An in-depth fabrics part introduces the entire apparatus you will definitely want, from desktop and software program to extra conventional artwork media. an in depth uncomplicated thoughts part caters to either rookies to the electronic medium and those that desire to brush up on their skills.

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He had come to the same conclusion. He writes, “If I could see the colors and shapes of a subject well enough to correct them, then I could also get them right the first time, and thus eliminate the almost-right stage! ” However, this accuracy from the get-go requires discipline — assume nothing about the subject. 1 Get the General Shape This subject has a circular shape that will help us if we get it correct. But before you draw the circle, determine if it's a full circle, more elliptical, straight or tilted.

Reference Photo This goose is an excellent subject to practice converting forms into ellipses and geometric constructions. 1 Draw the Geometric Shapes Draw the long axis of the ellipse at the proper angle. Next add the angle of the neck, then break it down into a couple of triangular forms, the top one inverted. Notice how the base of the lower triangle extends down into the ellipse. Add the triangular block that forms the beak and drop a plumb line from its tip to see where the feet are in relation to that point.

It is more like an ellipse with a little added to the top. 2 Refine and Add Other Shapes Use your sighting lines to place the shapes and the angles of the stem. 3 Add Edge Details and Structural Lines Look at the edges of the shapes. There is no substitute for real observation. Now is the time to correct any errors of placement or angle. 4 Place the Values Even with the values added, the shapes are what really matter. How dark is one shape in relation to another? What is the actual shape of the shadow?

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