Interlocking Shapes - Smart Design Concepts by Robert Joyner

Interlocking Shapes - Smart Design Concepts

Discover ideas on how to start your next masterpiece.

Do You Struggle With Starting A Painting?

Beautiful paintings have to start somewhere. And there are many ways one can approach it from a series of sketches to a spontaneous idea. Nonetheless you need as many methods as possible to embark on a creative journey and this course delivers a perfect solution.

What Interlocking Shapes Will Do For You

With good design techniques you have the power to make any image your next masterpiece. It's easily learned and can be applied to any medium from oils to pastels. With a little knowledge and feedback you can achieve quality art. With good design the sky's the limit.
  • create unity
  • simplify your subjects
  • force you to stop copying what you see
  • use your imagination - what a novel idea!
  • create cohesive art
  • make light & shadow work for you

Who is this class for?

You! The lessons in this class will open you up to a brand new approach to interpreting your subjects with intelligent design ideas. If your art has become stagnant and you don't know why it's probably the lack of design skills.

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Overview & Supply List

  • 8 detailed lesson
  • 2 video critiques for correcting common issues
  • artist gallery to post your projects and view what others have done
Supply List
  • #2 pencil, or marker and standard print paper.
  • The final project can be completed with any medium.

Recent Feedback

The tutorials and workshops are helping immensely. My work started drifting and your lessons are reminding me to concentrate and plan properly. 
G. France
The critiques really help a lot as I can see the big difference it makes when you apply your suggestions. I am really grateful to have found you.
J. Garcia

What's included?

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Start Here
Lesson One - Defining Shapes And Interlocking Shapes
6 mins
Lesson Two - How To Rearrange Shapes
7 mins
Lesson Three - Using Value To Interlock Shapes
7 mins
Artist Gallery - Lesson Three
12 mins
Three Examples Of Interlocking Shapes Using Images
Lesson Four - Provincetown
10 mins
Lesson Five - Flower Example
9 mins
Lesson Six - Simplifying Complex Scene
11 mins
Final Project - Design To Final Painting
Design - Stage One
14 mins
Project Assignment
Artist Gallery - Final Assignment
Final Critique
31 mins
Final Demo & Recap
Finished Painting
28 mins
6 mins


Why take fine art courses online?

Your instructor, Robert Joyner, is a full time renowned artists and are passionate about teaching. All of the course material from the filming to editing has been put together for those that who want you to excel in their art journey. These courses have been designed for artists at every skill level and for the following mediums: acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. The lessons have a perfect blend of traditional fundamentals with expressive techniques.
There are many advantages:
 • Learn and engage from the privacy & comfort of your studio
 • No travel required
 • Watch course lessons 24/7, whenever it fits into your schedule
 • Fully optimized for your mobile devices so that learning on the go is easy and convenient

Are these courses live?

No. Since we have students from all over the world, it makes it impossible to schedule live courses. These courses have instructor "exclusive" pre-recorded video lessons that you can watch anytime and anywhere as long as you have high-speed Internet connection on a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
You can watch the videos in parts if you can't watch the entire video all at once. You can forward and rewind the video lessons from your instructor as often as you wish during your enrollment in the course. This is an added bonus, because everyone knows that there is no rewinding instructors information when taking a physical workshop. We made it easy for anyone in the world to learn from the very best.

Is this a workshop?

No. This is a self-study online course that once was a workshop. You will learn from the critique videos but your work will not get critiqued if you complete assignments and submit to the artist gallery. Feedback is only available via workshops and not courses.

How do I ask a question?

You can ask a question anytime during your enrollment in a course. Your instructor will be as interactive as he can, so ask away. Remember, the instructor receive a lot of questions so be patient if they don't respond right away especially when it comes to communicating over different time zones.

What level of computer knowledge will I need for the courses?

A basic level of computer understanding is needed. Our technology is simple and very easy to use! If you can browse the Internet, type in a password, play a video, upload a photo then you can easily attend our courses. 

Do I need a fast Internet connection?

Yes – it will help alleviate frustration.  All Painthog courses stream in HD. A minimum download speed of 5.0 Mbps is recommended to stream video lessons and attend these courses.

You may check with your Internet provider (ISP) or click here to visit and test your download speed before enrolling in a course.. If your system downloads at less than 5.0 Mbps you will experience streaming video issues and this makes watching unenjoyable. 

For our international and frequent traveling students we recommend checking this handy link for internet speeds across the world to see if you'll have good connection. 

Lastly, if you can watch this video without interruption then your Internet is most likely fast enough for our courses.

Do these courses need to be viewed on desktop computer only?

No. As long as you have high-speed Internet connection our courses can be viewed on a desktop, laptop or mobile device.
We support Mac OS X & iOS plus Windows & Android operating systems.

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Can I get a refund if I can't complete course?

No refunds are available. We offer credit to take another course when your time allows.