Art fundamentals are the same for every artist, no matter if they make their art with digital software or sculpt from stone or wood. Oftentimes, artists encounter the fundamentals the first time they start taking art more seriously and even considering a career in the field.
During the course, you have had a chance to familiarize yourself with the fundamentals, and hopefully you’ve learned valuable tips and tricks.
The second lesson was all about values and shading. Value descfribes how light or dark something is on a scale of white and black and is used to create a three-dimensional illusion.
Even if you don't learn the names for the shadows and lights, you should still understand how they work. This is important in achieving a realistic look.
In the lesson, you experimented with how digital colors don't work the same way as traditional colors but were still able to create your own color wheel with six colors and some blending.
The exercises included setting up a perspective grid with Krita's Assistant tools and finally drawing simple scenes with one-point and two-point perspectives.
Compositions are often an overlooked subject but still an important part of art creation.
The lesson's exercise involved studying various artwork from different times and with different techniques.
Learning anatomy is one of the most important subjects for any artist, especially those who aim to create characters and creatures. A knowledgeable artist is capable of creating unique and exaggerated characters that are still natural-looking. Also, combining creatures is easier when you know how to mix them.
When you are listening to professional artists' interviews, notice how many of them talk about the importance of the art fundamentals. At times, they can be a bit dull, but in the end, you know you’ll need them.
That’s it! Only on thing remains on this course, and that’s the knowledge test. Review the material, take the test, and do your best. Good luck!