- Do what Kevin said in block 1 vids!
- You could use a dry brush to mix wet paint, but there’s an easier way: buffers.
- Use very little paint on your brush when applying your admixture. Remove any extra paint.
- Goal: Contrast between sharp edges and soft inner edges
- Admixture must be perfectly in between the two values
- Stay over the edge as you work
- Use a steep slope brush stroke (no horizontal lines)
- Leave your brush on the canvas
- DON’T flip your brush
- Clean brush often, pick up more paint as needed
- Use a tattered edge
- No wide marks
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Links to rooms, pages, and anything you might need at Evolve!
Why are there two platforms for lessons and homework?
If you’ve logged into the homework portal and the learning portal, you know that there are two separate platforms here at Evolve.
The first is courses.evolveartist.com and this is where you will watch all of your videos and learn what your assignment is for each exercise.
The second is go.evolveartist.com, also known as the homework tool. This is where you will submit your homework and where you can see “The Wall”.
Keep in mind that these two platforms are separate, so you may set different passwords for each one. We recommend changing both passwords so they match, and you will always use the email you signed up with to login.
At this point, the way our systems are designed prevents us from connecting the two, but hopefully, in the future they will be joined! But for now, make sure your passwords match and stay logged in for easy access to both sites!
Can I use two emails accounts?
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No, you must use only one email account to login, receive the newsletter, answer homework, etc. The only time a secondary email can be used is to receive access to the Facebook group through an alternate email.
How to [sic] I update or change my method of payment?
Can we sell our Evolve assignments?
Yes! You can certainly sell the paintings made from photographs and your still-life paintings.
There are no credits to Evolve that you need to provide, but if you want to mention the reference was created by Evolve Artist, that would be appropriate!
It is not encouraged to make selling art a focus at the beginning of the program. Your goal should be carefully following and learning the Evolve methods as we teach them. However, if someone loves your homework and wants to purchase it, go right ahead!
Do we continue painting in the Block 1 Method forever?
The earlier blocks (blocks 1-3) are all foundations for the later approaches. We are creating a solid foundation in value, edge, and color here in blocks 1-3, so the approach is going to be very structured. In blocks 4-8 we will expand on that simple painting method and the approach will feel quite different.If you are worried about painting forever in the block 1-3 methods, know that we will be changing and expanding things in the later blocks! But this simplistic approach is the best way for you to learn value, edge, and color.
As Kevin says: It’s like learning the alphabet. You need the basics first before you can read a novel!
What is in each Block of the Evolve Curriculum?
If I have a question not answered here, who should I ask?
Homework Question – Piper (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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