- Introduction to Caravaggio
This month I have been studying the great artist and his particular way of using Light and color. In this video we will see how we can translate his teachings to the world of 3D figures.
- The light
We will see how to make volume by playing with the silhouette cuts with two sources of light. We will see the rebounds of light from different angles like below the chin or arms and explain how they interact with the environment. I will tell you the reason for the importance of this step of painting in gray scale being the prelude to the final looking of our work without color. Here is the soul of the piece.
- Color by airbrush
Above the work of sketching, we will begin to put color by airbrush. I will teach you to be aware of problems and how to solve them, such as adding saturation in the middle tone.
- Color by brush – warm part
We will paint the warm area of the face based on the technique of dotting with glazes to obtain degraded and realistic results easily. We will see the tones that a face has as well as the features in a detailed way and how the Light acts when it bounces on them. We will paint the REFLECTION of the earring on the skin to motivate ourselves.
- Color by Brush – cold part
We will see how to change the tone slightly without being aggressive leading to a neutral or cold tone creating contrast with the warm one. We will talk about some details that are overlooked and how to integrate these two temperatures.
- How to paint feelings
This is my discovery of the month. I teach you to play with the eyes to convey emotions in our figures. We look at details like the position of the iris, the direction of the looking, the eyelid, the eyebrows and the frown to transmit melancholy and strength, two emotions that are difficult to transmit together.
- How to paint the red scarf, the projected shadows and black hair