Learn to use the power of shadows in this art class preview with artist and educator Steve Pelto (@steve_pelto). Join us for a lesson in guiding the viewer’s eye with strong lines and sharp contrast.
- Composing your work to focus the eye
- Understanding the rule of thirds and diagonal lines
- Consistent use of mixed colours
- Using Gum Arabic to add shine and visual interest
Check out the reference image here if you want to paint along!
In the Mini Workshop art class, Steve will teach:
- Creating a sense of depth with variation in pigment and tone
- Exaggerating details to enhance reality
- Mixing colours for consistency and variation
Enrol in Steve's Mini Workshop (Enrol in our US$6.00 Mini Workshops)
Etchr Products mentioned:
The Perfect Sketchbook A4
Etchr Mini Palette: 19 Wells
Jackson's Art Products mentioned:
140lb/300gsm Fabriano Artistico Cold Press Watercolour Paper
Daniel Smith Watercolours (Colours: French Ultramarine Blue, Nickel Azo Yellow, Monte Amiata Natural Sienna, German Greenish Raw Umber, Quinacridone Rose)
M. Graham Watercolours (Colours: Phthalocyanine Blue, Quinacridone Rust, Quinacridone Red, Dioxazine Purple, Titanium White Opaque)
MaimeriBlu Watercolour in Cupric Green Deep
Escoda Ultimo mop brush
Princeton Aqua Elite medium round
Winsor & Newton Gum Arabic Watercolour Medium
Sakura Pigma Micron Pen in 03, 05, 08
Princeton Heritage flat brush
Lebenzon small diameter synthetic detail brush
Uni-ball Signo White pen
Water and Paper Towels
An old toothbrush
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