Learn to use thumbnails to approach a painting with a clear vision in this 30-minute art class with Etchr’s Resident Artist, Jill Gustavis (@jillgustavisart). She will show you how to use small, non-detailed thumbnails to explore three possible moods for our reference photo using different sets of primary colours in each loosely sketched thumbnail. You’ll see how allowing yourself to work through ideas with less investment and less judgement can also limit time spent dealing with indecision or intimidation, and more time making art.

Check out this reference photo if you want to sketch along! 

Topics Covered:

  • Understanding the purpose of thumbnails
  • Fundamental rules for making thumbnails
  • Applying Colour Theory
  • Understanding composition

Enrol in Jill's Mini Workshop (Enrol in our US$6.00 Mini Workshops)

In the Mini Workshop art class, Jill will teach:

  • Changing the mood with colour
  • Adapting a thumbnail to a larger sketch

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