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Color and Light Masterclass

Iva Mikles
Color and Light Masterclass

“Amazing course!! One of my favorite teachers on skillshare. All her classes are very descriptive, in-depth, relatable, and applicable! I always have an artistic breakthrough with the foundation each course sets. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!”

– Vanessa Young

Learn to use the full potential of color and light in your artwork!

Knowing how to use Color and Light in your artwork is one of the best skills to learn as an artist because it will help you take your artwork from good to great.

Hey there, fellow artists! Today, I want to dive into the fascinating world of color and light and how mastering these elements can take your artworks from good to absolutely amazing.

Let’s talk about color and light because they are the heart and soul of art, and they have always been my passion.

Why Master Colors in Your Art?

Colors have this incredible power to evoke emotions and tell stories. They can transport us to different worlds and make us feel a range of emotions. I’ve spent countless hours studying and exploring this topic because I want to help you unlock the potential of color and light in your own artwork. In this class, I’ll share my knowledge with you, so you can confidently communicate your stories and emotions to your audience.

Who Is This Class For?

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned artist, this class is for anyone who’s curious about colors and wants to enhance their artworks with captivating color schemes. Together, we’ll remove the fear of the unknown and take the guesswork out of using colors effectively. I want you to feel more confident in creating art and developing your unique artistic voice.

If you’re not ready to jump right into practicing, no worries! You can simply watch the lessons and discover the concepts that pique your interest the most. This class is designed to break down the vast topic of color and light into smaller, manageable parts, making it easier for you to grasp the main concepts and apply them to your own art.

What Will You Learn?

We’ll study the works of renowned masters and analyze how they used color and light to create breathtaking pieces. We’ll explore different types of light sources found in real life, such as neutral diffused light on overcast days, warm sunlight, cozy window light, electric light, and even the magical glow of candlelight. We’ll also delve into how the atmosphere influences the colors in landscapes and underwater scenes.

By the end of this class, you’ll have a solid understanding of how to make your audience focus on what’s important in your artwork using color and light in harmony with contrast and composition. While I’ll be sharing examples using digital tools, traditional artists can also follow along as the focus will be on observing the real world rather than the specific tools used.

Class Freebies

Feel free to pause at any time to take notes or rewatch parts that interest you the most. Additionally, you can download the line work and color palettes provided to practice applying what you’ve learned. And remember, it’s not just about following the lessons—it’s about infusing your unique experiences and stories into your art to have a profound impact on others.

I’m truly excited to have you in this class and accompany you on your journey to creating awesome artworks filled with vibrant color and life. Don’t forget to share your progress and artworks with the class—I would love to see what you create!

So, let’s dive right in and unlock the potential of color and light together. Get ready to bring your artworks to life and make a lasting impression with your captivating creations. I’m here to guide you every step of the way, so let’s start this colorful adventure!

Meet Your Instructor


Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am a full-time self-taught artist behind Art Side of Life® and a Top Teacher on Skillshare. I have 15 years of experience in the creative field as a concept designer, illustrator, art director, and now freelance artist, content creator, and art instructor. My goal is to help you get your creative groove on with Procreate and make awesome art through practical classes, tutorials, Procreate brushes, and guides on art tools, supplies and resources. About me »

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