Evolve Artist Class Notes 2022

About

Here is a list of all the Evolve Artist recorded weekly live classes from 2022.

Color code:

  • Green = For total newbies/beginners (like me!)
  • Red = Mindset
  • Blue = Professional, monetization, career-related
  • Purple = Technique
  • Orange = Q&A, Critiques
  • Pink = Other

Overall Thoughts

Here are some of the most important things I learned from the 2022 classes:

Notes on Classes

Live Critique Part 01 + 02

Monday, February 7, 2022
Piper reviews 6 Evolve student’s work in this two part video series. Walk through the three moving parts of each painting (value, edge, and color) and learn from other Evolvers work!

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Proportional Drawing Tips

Monday, January 31, 2022
New to drawing from life? This video share important things to keep in mind!

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  • What should I draw?
  • How long should it take?
  • Drawing/painting should not take more than 30-45 min tops or else the drawing is too complicated for you.
  • Once you can draw something accurately and easily in 30 minutes, you can move on to something more complex.
  • My objects don’t fit on the canvas
  • If objects don’t fit on the canvas, that may be because you chose two objects that are too disparate in size. You can fix this by choosing a third object whose size is in between.
  • Do I draw right on the canvas?
  • My drawing looks great but the painting doesn’t turn out as well
  • What if I run out of steam?
  • Keep things simple. Goal is not insanely great paintings, goal is learning. Keep the 30-min rule. It’s okay to be simple.
  • Composition: Your first idea will never be the final. Push it a little. “What if I did this…?” Especially end f block 2+, you can still use simple objects, just in compelling positions.
  • Look at how fellow students set up their still lives to get ideas.
  • You want crisp light and shadow, 2/3 light, 1/3 shadow. Check your studio’s lighting.
  • Best color for the inside of the box? A dark color, ideally. Nothing too light. Black, blue, etc. Or black poster board.
  • How do I handle depth and cylinders?
  • TBD…

Caring for Your Artists Tools

Monday, January 17, 2022
In this live class Piper discusses how to care for and store brushes, paint tubes, paintings, and medium!

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Proportional Drawing Tips

Monday, January 31, 2022
New to drawing from life? This video share important things to keep in mind!

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  • This was my first live class!