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Foundational Elements of Art for the Rest of Your Life
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Released Feb 4, 2013
  • Photoshop
  • 1h 50m
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  • Project Files Included
Kurt Jones

Guest Tutor

Kurt Jones
In this training, you will learn key fundamentals that will strengthen your creative abilities as an artist, whether you're working traditionally or digitally.

We'll begin this process by learning about different types of lines and how we can use them as a tool to communicate visually. Next we'll focus on the elements of shape and form and how the relate to one another in both 2D and 3D. From there we'll study value and we can use value add volume and dimension to a form. Follow this we'll discover how we can draw objects in space by using one, two, and three point perspective. Along the way we will also learn about some key principles of composition and how we can use them to create visually appealing and eye catching pieces of art. Finally, we'll learn about the basic properties of color.

By the end of this training, you'll have a much stronger understanding of the foundational elements of art and how to start applying them to your own work.
Introduction and project overview
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Introduction and project overview

 
01:09
Understanding line
2

Understanding line

 
16:28
Basic elements of shape and form
3

Basic elements of shape and form

 
10:08
Building value
4

Building value

 
14:09
Drawing in one-point perspective
5

Drawing in one-point perspective

 
15:43
Drawing in two-point perspective
6

Drawing in two-point perspective

 
11:23
Drawing in three-point perspective
7

Drawing in three-point perspective

 
09:45
Principles of composition: Part 1
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Principles of composition: Part 1

 
10:08
Principles of composition: Part 2
9

Principles of composition: Part 2

 
11:11
The basics of color
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The basics of color

 
10:35