Kike Meana, throughout the more than 4 hours of this tutorial, will take us into the universe, atmosphere and way of understanding Diego de Velázquez’s painting.
We will understand the key fundamentals of painting. Drawing, volume, space and color. In the same way, we will treat other elements that, although subordinate, are presented as very relevant: composition, texture or filling.
We will discover that Velázquez did not make previous drawings. Velazquez was drawing a line. A line drawing that consists of reproducing the proportions without a previous drawing.
We will understand what Velázquez’s color treatment was and why he used a very sober, very economical palette. The «Spanish Palette». A palette in which earth tones predominate, cheaper tones.
How he carried out the primer or how he distributed the palette with a reduced range of colors: yellow iron oxide, lead white, vermilion or the reasons why Velázquez used lime carbonate. For Kike Meana there are three reasons.
How to locate the maximum point of light and subordinate the tones prioritizing the maximum light or build the volumes. What are the keys to developing the so-called “Velázquez atmosphere”, how to wrap the light and enrich the volume.
We will also see how to capture and resolve the distances and dimensions of the face in the portrait, such as differences hairs etc.