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MATT CAIL: Hello! I'm Matt Cail. And on behalf of Expert Village, I'm going to show you today
how to organize and setup and tame your own art studio. One of the last things we want
to make sure we have space for in our art studio are some nice flat and open surfaces.
There are couple of things we're going to be using with these, both horizontal surfaces
as well as vertical surfaces, walls. First off for the horizontal, it's great if you
have 'em to get small models. This can be used to help you master and practice both
shape, pose, form, I mean all of the above. These are excellent in terms of, like, getting
how the actual body is going to be moving in certain ways. So it's great to have at
least a little bit of open, flat surface to be able to put some of these. Now, I've seen
these little tinny tiny. I've seen almost life-size ones. They're, of course, crude.
It's not an accurate representation. Generally, for your artistic purposes, it doesn't have
to be. You only have to kinda see how the joints interplay and, like, the shape of the
limbs and the proportion of the head. In addition, make sure you have some wall space. This is
for like wherever you have, any photographs and the like, you might actually be doing
like a drawing or a painting of. It's great to be able to have the actual photograph nearby.
Now, you don't want to be going like this, where you're painting this picture, like that
all the time. First, you're going to get an awful crick in your neck. And your arms are
not going to be as good. Much better to actually stick the picture over here along the wall,
now, I mean, that's actually where you really want to go because then it's very, very easy
to be going from there to here and back again. So this supposed to mean placing your easel
not too far away from a wall or at least having a stand or something else which you can serve
to hang a picture on. I don't advocate having it right on the easel especially if it's a
nice photograph. Way to easy to get bunch of paint spatters all over it.