APPA Fine Art of Painting Wildlife and Nature

APPA Fine Art of Painting Wildlife and Nature

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Creating an exceptional fine art composite consists of many things, but the two that separate good from great are conception and finish. Conception and the ability to dream up a visual idea or to tell visual story that is original and unique to your vision is priceless. Equally important is the ability to bring it all together is such away that it is beautiful and meaningful to the viewer. The finish of the art should keep the viewer engaged in the content and not the technique. Everything in between this journey is trained execution.

In this program, Richard shares this process, known for his style, concepts and the way he finishes up an image. He shares how to create concepts that reflect who you are and how to execute them and most of all finish them in such a beautiful way.

Topics covered include:

  • Conception
  • Resource gathering
  • Light creation and lighting to fit the scene
  • Using the right angle of view
  • Extraction
  • Composition
  • Color theory and Harmony
  • Illustration techniques that can be used on any image
  • Plug-in techniques
  • Brush techniques
  • Photoshop Painting techniques
  • Proven finishing techniques and presentation

Note: This is not an introduction to Photoshop. It is an Intermediate to Advanced class. You should have a good grasp of Photoshop prior to purchasing. Basic Photoshop techniques are not covered. It is recommended that you take an introductory Photoshop class, watch some YouTube videos or otherwise prepare yourself.


Files for this course will be made available to download after the date of this course.

Files Included

  1. Download SDV_APPA Intro.mp4
  2. Download SDV_APPA 1.mp4
  3. Download SDV_APPA 2.mp4
  4. Download SDV_APPA 3.mp4
  5. Download SDV_APPA 4.mp4
  6. Download SDV_APPA 5.mp4
  7. Download SDV_APPA 6.mp4
  8. Download SDV_APPA 7.mp4
  9. Download SDV_APPA 8.mp4
  10. Download SDV_APPA
  11. Download SDV_APPA Source

LINK EXPIRATION: The links that are emailed to you after purchase expire 24 hours from the date of receipt. However, ALL downloads can be accessed via your account profile.

DOWNLOAD SPEED: Due to the number of files, large file size, and possible site traffic, download speeds will likely be affected. These PSD files are much larger than previous files and vary in size. Some files may download faster than others. It is suggested that users attempt to download ONE (1) video file at a time rather than several to optimize their download speeds.

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