Value studies for Nathan Fowkes’ Landscape Class (Assgn. #1)

Thumbnails of master artist works for Schoolism.com
I’ve been wanting to get serious with studies and taking actual classes in art for years and I just found Schoolism.com. I’d followed Nathan Fowkes as an illustrator specializing in landscapes for a while and found an in-depth, full video lecture series for $15/mo. In a 9 week class on landscapes.  I can afford this! Yes!

First we find the underlying design master paintings are structured on and then produce some small 3×5″ paintings in grayscale. These are my first 4. Many more to go! I want to get used to seeing a work I really like and immediately do this to understand its design. These took under an hour each, which is part of the assignment. 

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