I remember when I used to illustrate multimedia and book readings for a children's club I was an adviser to. I would spend hours and hours just drawing the stars in the sky. I know there are always ways of dumbing down things and making it easier, but I really got into the act of creating every point of light, even though it was tedious at times. Because the art of it, to me, was the act of knowing when and where to place the objects of light. In this cases stars in the sky. Whether night or day.
In this video tutorial, while you may not learn how to fill the sky with stars right out, you will gain a rudimentary grasp of the principles of creating stars, or points of light if you will.
I'm going to spend a good portion of this week bringing tutorials that deal with lighting. I have a very strong background in film, so I'm going to be touching on that area of lighting as well and believe it or not that form of lighting applies to drawing as well.
Learn to capture the light of stars with colored pencils.
I'll share a simple technique, that I use in my visionary art. This six minute video will show you a few variations on twinkling star shapes. The tools are white and colored pencils on black paper. You can practice drawing these stars and add them to your own artwork too.
See my visionary art online: www.nicolemiz.com
Music soundtrack: "Indian Dream" www.astronomyrecords.com
Thanks for watching!