Just as the new year started I bought a yearly subscription to Schoolism. I 've been rather disappointed in my lack of progression in the past few months and I think a lot of it has to do with not giving myself proper assignments and short term objectives.
After giving it much thought, I realized I want to move away from the comfort zone of always doing portraits and value paintings and move to color. So with January (once my college exams are over) I decided to start Schoolism with Sam Neilson's Fundamentals of Light which dwells quite a bit into the technicality of light.
This first post is from the first lesson which is about value. I didn't spend too much time on this (especially the cleaning up) as I'm quite familiar with the fundamentals of painting in grey scale and I'm really eager to move to color. The assignment was a line art that I was required to paint in value with certain things like Bounce Light, Ambient Occlusion and Cast Shadows.