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Winter Perch - Vol.3

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Start To Finish Video / 28Min. / Video Size: 640 x 480
Production Year 2007 / 4:3 Standard Screen

As the series continues Derek demonstrates the use of thumbnail drawings to work out composition, balance and directional flow. This video covers painting realistic bird down and feather and concentrates on how to build up textures to create depth in feather and down. This art instruction video also covers how to create thick billowy snow textures. Learn how to 'load' a brush with colour to drag and create jagged snow. This video also covers dry brush, spattering, airbrush defusing and accent colour's in the detail chapters. This is a full length video of the creation of the original art work 'Winter Perch - Chickadee' and covers all steps from blank board to finished painting. Full chapter details and trailer video are available below.

Chapter Content

Chapter1: Thumbnail Drawing
This short length "Start To Finish" video introduces the viewer to the art of thumbnails. Thumbnailing is the start to great compositions and explores different routes an artist can take to achieve a balanced work of art. Through on screen demonstration's Derek takes you through the process of thumbnailing and shows the advantages of this process. This chapter also deals with how to work out "visual weights" and the use of overlays.
Chapter 2: Blocking In
This chapter starts the process of "blocking in" the major vales and forms of the painting, listing all colour's used to achieve the base colour's and values.
Chapter 3: Building Form
This chapter begins with the break down of the background. With the use of a dry brush technique and a AB turbine airbrush the background is rendered. The use of layering, colour variance, spattering, dabbing and creating depth are demonstrated in this chapter.
Chapter 4: Detailing The Chickadee
The painting now moves into the detailing stage and fine brush work is added. In this chapter the viewer will learn to break down large area's and add realistic detail to the chickadee. Creating depth in the feather and down through directional stroke and value change are techniques preformed in this chapter. The end result is convincing detail that does not over power the viewer.
Chapter 5: Finishing Detail
This chapter shows you how to bring the painting together and add in some final detail. The use of final highlights and shadowing are the emphasis of this finishing chapter. The entire video is re-shown in high speed so the viewer can see the entire process within two minutes.
Bonus Materials
Both download and DVD versions include navigation enhancer with the "Key Point" marker to mark vital information points on the video. Link to online templates, teaching aids, and other DVD extra's for this title. The DVD version also includes: Full chapter menus for fast convenient navigation. Detailed Glossary of terms used on the video. One click play Slideshow of Derek's original art. Full artist's biography and photo gallery.