Dru Blair Monokromatisk Airbrush Kursus i Gudumlund ved Aalborg.
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Kurset afholdes i Gudumlund ved Aalbrog den 18 - 21 maj 2023.
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What you will learn
01. The elements of photorealistic painting.
In order to re-create reality, we must first be able to see and understand reality. Most of how we see is unconscious and subject to misinterpretation. This makes it difficult to observe reality as it actually is. Fortunately, we will show you techniques that will help you overcome those limitations.
02. When to use Transparent paint.
There are a lot of opinions as to whether transparent or opaque is better. The answer is that each possesses unique characteristics which need to be considered first.
03. What is monochromatic painting.
There are lots of misconceptions about what constitutes a monochromatic painting. We will lay out the facts.
04. How to use value.
We will show you how to choose the right value and how to apply it correctly. It can be your best aid when trying for accurate results.
05. Tired of painting in shades of gray?
We'll show you how to do it quickly and with fewer shades.
06. Understanding simultaneous contrast and the role it plays in your paintings.
Simultaneous contrast is the illusion that colors close to each other seem more different than they actually are. We will show you how to identify and harness this problem with color discrimination and turn it into one of your most powerful assets.
07. Your 5 choices when you make a mistake.
Sooner or later, we all make painting mistakes. If you don’t know how to repair a mistake, your painting will be compromised. We will teach you several ways to repair a mistake, so you will always choose the correct one for your painting.
08. 5 methods to transfer the image to your painting.
We will show you how to maintain your proportions when transferring your photograph to the painting surface. Learn which ones are most effective.
09. 5 different ways to use a shield.
Some edges are soft, some are hard, and some are in between. You will learn the shield techniques you need to create every type of edge.
10. Creating the Eye.
We will take an in-depth look at the eye, and how to best render it. You will learn several different techniques to create lashes too.
11. When to use the bounce method.
There are several ways to utilize a hand-held shield. Here you will learn to add subtle changes with the bounce method while using masks.
12. Tool introduction.
We don’t limit your training to just the airbrush. There are many tools that complement the airbrush, and we want you to be able to enjoy having them in your arsenal. You will also learn the results for each tool, so you will know which tool is best for each situation.
13. 3 eraser techniques that will make a difference in your art.
The eraser is a versatile instrument, and when properly used, it can blend softly or cut like a knife. We will show you how to get the most out of your eraser.
14. Using the blade correctly.
The blade can be a wonderful ally, but it will destroy your painting if you don’t use it correctly. Here we will show you exactly how to hold it, and how to use it on different surfaces.
15. 6 rules to make hair look real.
Follow these rules when creating hair for great results. Also you will learn some extra tips for greater realism.
16. 4 differences between Frisket and paper.
Frisket can be one of the best tools for creating crisp edges, but it can also cause problems with your painting surface. Paper has its advantages and disadvantages as a mask too. You will learn all about both types.
17. Managing edges and transitions.
The trickiest part of airbrushing is controlling edges. Adjusting existing edges is often necessary, but can be a bit tricky. We will teach you how to change the sharpness or softness of an edge, even after you’ve created it.
18. 5 masking techniques that work.
A mask can be used in a variety of ways. For example, you could use split paper/frisket techniques, shield reveal or shield conceal methods to create a line. You will learn which masks are best for any given situation.
19.How to create skin texture.
Skin is a complex, translucent, and textured surface. We will show you several ways to quickly achieve photorealistic skin.
20. Buffered Contrast Reduction, and how to use it.
Contrast, along with proportions, and edges, can make or break a painting. Controlling contrast is simple using Buffered Contrast Reduction. We will explain what it is and how to use it.
21. How to find and fix problems in your paintings.
Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees, and often mistakes go unnoticed. We will show you a simple technique that allows you to quickly spot problem areas that you would have otherwise overlooked.
22. How to develop observation techniques to expand your visual discrimination.
Its difficult to paint anything accurately until you can really see it. We will teach you how to visually dismantle an object, then reassemble it on the painting surface.