Instructor: Mike Hernandez
Medium: Digital Painting (ZoomCast)
Dates: November 21, 22, 2021 (Sun/Mon)
This 2-day ONLINE workshop will be from 1pm to 7pm ET with an hour break at 3pm.
Skill Level: Appropriate for all levels
NOTE: This online class will be taught via Zoom. Students will have the opportunity to interact with Mike, watch his live demos, and receive instruction and limited feedback. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera-enabled computer OR an IPad/smart tablet OR a smartphone (android or IOS) and an internet connection.
A strong understanding of natural color and lighting is an important asset to any environment artist or fine art painter. Among the challenges of outdoor painting, water and rocks tend to be a couple of the most difficult subjects to paint. They need to come across as both effortless and convincing. In this 2-day gouache workshop, Mike Hernandez will share his methods for tackling complex water and rock painting. Through demo and lecture, he will show you how to address every aspect of your work, from value, composition design, shape and color hierarchies, paint texture, brushwork, and more. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in painting and would like to learn how to capture a rich sense of natural lighting and color into their artworks.
Mike is a fine art plein air, painter, and has been a Visual Development Artist/Production Designer and Art Director at DreamWorks Animation and a design instructor at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Some of his past projects include Sinbad, Spirit, Over The Hedge, Shrek 4, Puss In Boots, Bee Movie, Monsters Vs Aliens, and Turbo.