This class will focus on the methods used to create the illusion of light on the human form. Topics discussed include: the physical properties of light, the relationship between light and shadow, maximizing value range, observing 2-D shapes, edge relationships, and integrating the figure into its environment. Basic drawing issues such as proportion, measurement, and construction will also be covered. This is a good introduction to painting, as it is tonal and not linear.
Regular Pencil of HB and B, and eraser
Box of Grumbacher Artists’ Charcoal Sticks
Charcoal Pencils: “Ritmo”
“Design” Kneaded Rubber Eraser
Newsprint Album 18”x24” Rough
Tracing Paper Album 16”x20”
Vadim Zanginian was born in Armenia in 1965. Vadim graduated from the Art and Theatre Institute where he trained in Russian Academic traditions in painting the figure. His idols are Repin, Serov, Michelangelo, Sargent, Rockwell, Fechin, and Stepanian.
From 1994-2003, he worked as a graphic designer and completed many contemporary graphics logos and posters for rock singers including Cher, Paul McCartney, and Moody Blues. He also provided his graphic skills to leading companies like Guess, Harley Davidson, and Hard Rock Cafe.
Over the years, he worked out a fast learning program for Academic drawing and painting that he now shares with our students. In his art, Vadim aims to get an impression in limited time with a limited palette.
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All online classes and workshops are non-refundable, non-transferable and no makeups are available. A 7-day recording is provided the day after the online live class. No recording extensions are permitted.
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