6. The Illusion of Volume


California pottery

To begin, you’ll draw a cube and an orange, which will help you to understand how to model solid objects using Painter. After the cube and orange, there is a project that features modeling rounded forms using Photoshop. After completing these exercises, you’ll set up a still life using a more complex object and paint it so that it has volume, weight, and mass.


It’s helpful to practice the process of modeling form in a monochromatic painting before moving on to using both color and value together, because ...

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