Saturday, February 5, 2011

Webisode 4: Modeling Form in Paint



In this webisode, I discuss and demonstrate some of the ideas that help me model form. I hope you all enjoy it. If you have questions please post in the comment section or, if you prefer to be more anonymous, just email me directly. I likely won't be able to answer all of them since I've been getting a high volume of email lately, but I will try to answer the recurring questions in an upcoming post.

I also want to give a big thanks to those of who have made donations. I wasn't able to thank all of you individually (as there wasn't always contact info with the donation) but please know that it meant a lot and went directly towards an upgrade in equipment--THANKS!!

Lastly, I want to thank my friend Douglas Flynt. He isn't working directly on these projects with me but has offered valuable advice throughout. Those of you who haven't seen his blog should check it out: http://douglasflynt.blogspot.com/

Thanks Everyone!
Scott

24 comments:

  1. Wow. Great work. I can tell these videos take a great deal of work and have so much great information packed in there.

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  2. Simple but Perfect!

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  3. excellent episode Thanks Scott

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  4. scott, this was great! another great informational webisode!

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  5. Thanks all, I really appreciate you watching and commenting!

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  6. Great video again. Thanks Scott!

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  7. Thank you so, so much Scott. I am just learning to paint now in my school and look forward to every one of your webisodes. One huge idea you put forth in this one was to paint based on your understanding of the form you see rather than be so literal about the optical value you're observing. This reminded me of a similar concept put forth by Robert Beverly Hale when he said one eventually draws what one knows is there and becomes less bound to copying what one sees. This has really resonated with me. Thank you so much.

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  8. Hi my name is juan carlos and i´m studiynig draw in Madrid. And my teacher recommended me to see your videos, but my English is not very well I think are helpful.

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  9. Scott, These webisodes are all so great. Congrats

    Jacob

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  10. Thanks for the comments everyone! I will be doing a follow up post soon and will respond to some of the points brought up here.
    Thanks Doug, as you know, I appreciate all of your help.
    Jacob, it really means a lot to have you post here, thanks!

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  11. Scott, these webisodes are fantastic! I really appreciate all of the effort you've put into them.

    Asa

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  12. Scott, great work - thanks for your generosity and sharing!

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  13. These are great! You do a nice job combining: 1)verbal description 2)visual diagrams 3)paint application.

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  14. Scott,

    Thanks for putting these little videos together. They are all great, and I look forward to the next instalment.

    // Matt

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  15. Thank you for this Scott. Controling color as it relates to form is difficult for me but I know if I keep pecking away at it, it will click but, Do you have any advice to help address the issue of how a color travels through the values and retains its' readability along the way?
    I can do this with yellow fairly easy by darkening with burnt umber and then taking it to its' darkest by adding ult blue to the umber to make black and the green doesn't show up. However it becomes more complicated with other colors. Red for instance is difficult to make a readable string because of temperature variations with white cooling it and black warming it. Any advice on how colors move through their value strings?
    With Red to lighten I have added orange and white and to darken I add a blacked blue but the temperature variance is significantly wider than the yellow string I make where the temperature is much more closely related.
    Thank you for any advice. I really do need to find a good teacher.
    Great video btw.

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  16. A true MASTER!!:)
    Great work my friend!
    Vlad

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  17. Fantastic, Scott!
    Now I understand why I am painting spheres as HVC exercises!

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  18. Great video....you've broken down info that can be hard to grasp or teach into something very digestible for all skill levels.

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  19. Mi comentario es para Juankar , de Madrid.
    Estoy pensando en iniciar un blog sobre pintura en idioma castellano. La primera lección, la primera entrada , será : "Si quieres aprender a dibujar la primera cosa que tienes que hacer es .....aprender inglés".

    Es que todo lo bueno está en idioma inglés.

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  20. Thank you, great explanation:luminous!

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