LIVE STUDIO SESSIONS: Access semi-monthly studio sessions hosted by Chet Zar. Ask questions. Get feedback and learn how to improve your monster painting.
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THREE FREE MONTHS OF ZBRUSHWORKSHOPS: A $135 value
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MODULE 1: Reference With Photoshop
In this module, Chet shows you how he uses Photoshop to explore the look and mood of his painting before settling on a design. ASSIGNMENT: Since this is the first stage of the creative process you job is to create several variations of your character using Photoshop as your non-destructive editor.
MODULE 2: Oil Study, Underpainting & Establishing Planes
Learn to create an initial study of the painting to help you visualize your concept more completely. Then learn how to crate a burn sienna underpainting to block in your composition and establish the basic planes of the figure and background.
ASSIGNMENT: Create one oil study. Then block in your painting using light washes to build up form.
MODULE 3: Defining Facial Features & The Background
In this module Chet Zar shows you how he defines the specific forms of the face using more opaque washes to bring in the lights. Chet also demonstrates how he builds up an atmospheric background using washes and opaque strokes that combine to give the illusion of depth and life.
ASSIGNMENT: Using more opaque washes you'll begin to slowly build up form and refine the shapes and planes of your background and character.
MODULE 4: Working The Details
Time to grab the smaller brushes. Chet now starts to refine the forms and create tighter details to bring the model forward using shadows and highlights. At this stage, Chet also makes adjustments to the look and mood of the painting.
ASSIGNMENT: This stage involves more refined work and usually causes the student to loose track of where they are and what they are trying to create. Special attention will be paid in the studio sessions to keeping you on track developing your character and overall painting.
MODULE 5: Final Glaze
Bring out the focus of the painting with the final glaze. This is a very important stage of your painting where you choose where the focus will be.
ASSIGNMENT: Define the focal point of your painting and use glazes to emphasis and bring it forward.
“Create some great art and let that be your calling card. Great art won’t go unnoticed.”