Valley Of The Raven

Valley Of The Raven

This painting was inspired by a visit to Yellowstone National Park. On this particular morning the mist was so thick I could barely see a 100 yards. In the mist I could hear the crackle of a ravens call, but could not see him. Then, just like a movie, the raven soared in and landed on a rock not 10 feet from me. He was obviously looking for a generous hand out from me and did not seem to fear me at all. I am not sure if it is good thing that the animals of park areas have become accustomed to man, it does make for some great experiences, but makes you wonder if we spend to much time infringing on their homes.

Part of the original Power To Paint DVD series converted to streaming video. Valley Of The Raven is an extensive art instruction tutorial that teaches the viewer how to use warm and cool colour with high contrast to create mood and depth. Learn how to build your shape and form by breaking down the image into its simple forms and preparing the areas for detailing. This tutorial also demonstrates the use of airbrush, paper masks and softening techniques. (This one is for all you airbrush junkies ;)

Run Time: 1Hr 46 Min
Difficulty: Intermediate
Board Size: 10.5 x 14 Inches
Lesson Aids: Line Drawing, Colour Template, Materials List, Reference Photo.

Valley Of The Raven
  • Valley Of The Raven Trailer

    Valley Of The Raven is an art instruction video that teaches the viewer how to use warm and cool colour with high contrast to create mood and depth. Learn how to build your shape and form by breaking down the image into it's simple forms and preparing the areas for detailing.

  • Valley Of The Raven Pt.1

    In part one we establish our local colours and get a demonstration of using airbrush to blend colours.

  • Valley Of The Raven Pt.2

    In this part we detail our eye and start to break up our areas into feather patterns.

  • Valley Of The Raven Pt.3

    In part three we learn how to create the different elements of the background. We also add detail to the back feathers.

  • Valley Of The Raven Pt.4

    In this part we detail the beak and the head and add final details.

  • valley-of-raven-line-drawing.jpg

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    The line drawing to assist in transfer to board for this art instruction tutorial.

  • valley-of-raven-template.jpg

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    The colour template for reference and for transfer to art board.

  • materials-list-valley-raven.jpg

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    All colours, brushes, extra materials and colour swatch used in this tutorial.