Complete Fundamentals with Devin Korwin & Ramon Hurtado


Sign-ups open now! Class starts July 14th at 2:00 PM Eastern

In Underpaint’s first ever jointly taught class, Devin Korwin and Ramon Hurtado will dive into all of the fundamentals that you need to make artwork. This 8-week class is an illuminating overview of every fundamental topic so that you know how to study to improve your foundational skills. You will learn how to know that you’re going in the right direction when you put in practice time and how to make your work stand out with your own personal vision. This class teaches concepts that apply regardless of medium, to both digital and traditional art. Whether you are a beginner looking for a reliable way to make art or an experienced artist looking to fill in the gaps, this class is for you.

We’ll cover:
• How all the fundamentals of art connect
• How to practice to improve
• Practical basic art theory that makes you excited to paint
• All of the fundamental tools you need to make art

Week 1: What is art? How to read the language of art and speak it fluently and confidently with your own work. How to study and how to make sure that the time you put into art leads to improvement
Week 2: Controlling form, drawing, and gesture. How drawing connects every part of visual art together
Week 3: How light, value and color work. Why edges are more important than you think and go way beyond hard and soft brushes
Week 4: How to use perspective practically and even make it fun
Week 5: How to study anatomy, not get overwhelmed, and actually use the knowledge in your work
Week 6: Composition part 1- Acting and Narrative. What is the painting saying and what do you want it to say?
Week 7: Composition part 2: Combining abstract design with concrete subjects
Week 8: Final Q&A

Duration: 8 weeks
Date & Time:  Starts Sunday July 14th, every Sunday at 2:00 PM Eastern
Skill level: All skill levels welcome
Tiers: Receive direct feedback in class or spectate without homework feedback.
Format: 4-5 hour live class with combination of lectures, demos, and feedback. Recordings will usually be provided within 24 hours of each class.
Materials: Any digital or traditional tools. Paintovers will be done digitally

All weeks will be a combination of lecture, demos and feedback.

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Devin Korwin and Ramon Hurtado have both been teaching the fundamentals of art to group and private students for years and their main passion is taking the confusing array of information available online and making it all fit together in a practical system for thinking about the way art works.

Devin is a concept artist, illustrator, and teacher working in the film, TV, and game industries and the founder of Underpaint Academy. His clients include Luma Pictures, Bungie, Titmouse, Microsoft, and BUCK.  Devin has taught over 200+ private mentorship students over 2 years and has written about the core concepts of painting extensively in his Creative Fundamentals book series as well as the 3D Total Fundamentals series.

Ramon is an oil painter and instructor in subjects including anatomy, figure drawing, and composition, with a particular passion for researching 19th century educational methods. He has lectured at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Safehouse Atelier, California State University- Long Beach, DreamWorks Animation, the Society of Illustrators, Emile Cohl Atelier, the University of Lisbon- Faculty of Fine Arts, Porto Atelier, Art Center College of Design and Grand Central Atelier.