Crawshaw expresses his love for watercolors here in this short video tutorial. He goes on to explain how to create a wash and merge the colors together. His popular expression of ‘practice practice practice’ is ever present and his encouraging tone of voice whilst teaching is hard not to love. Pick up your brushes and give this tutorial a chance and before you know it you’ll be a watercolors pro.
During part one in this playlist with Alwyn you’ll learn all the materials to get started painting with oils. Alwyn then goes on to demonstrate brushwork techniques and color mixing to help you understand how oils work and can be manipulated. He then shows you the process of painting with oilsófrom creating an ‘under painting’ and tonal values to layering and blending color and correcting mistakes. As you would expect its very well presented and narrated and Alwyn creates simple landscapes and elements of the landscape such as figures, trees, skies, water and more. Because the video is so detailed in such a short space of time, by the end of it you will be well on your way to creating fabulous oil paintings.
Welcome to the world of the strange in this art video clip where you are introduced to two three unusual instalments of creative contemporary art.
First up is Albanian artist Saimir Strati who composed and created the largest cork mosaic picture in the world to achieve the Guinness world record. The piece is spectacular and took him 14 hours a day for 28 days straight. How about that for commitment to art!? Next up was a collection of toilet seats with each one telling its own little arty story, they are due to be sold at a local auction to raise money for the public toilets in the town of Lucas.
And last but by no means least is a number of penguins walking through paint and then onto some paper. Random and funnily enough known as ‘penguin art’. Make what you will of these random art stories, I hope you enjoy them.
This is a nice time lapsed video by a young artist where you can see first hand how he draws a rose in full including the stem and leaves. The rose is symbolic for many things and is considered extremely important with regards to tattoo design for example for it’s symbolic purposes but also the large variety of roses available to draw.
This art video is ideally suited for the beginner to intermediate artist and can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace from the comfort of your own home. The artist concentrates primarily on the line work of the rose before putting emphasis on the shading of the petals, leaves and stem. The result is a sensational looking rose which can be used in a whole wealth of different ways.
Welcome to this wonderful and concise art video tutorial with Alexander and Loweii teaching you how to paint in oils a mystical mountain with picturesque waterfall.
Loweii begins with his canvas and applies a liberal amount of paint thinner to the entire surface with his 4 inch brush to prepare for his painting. The sky and water are applied next with the same brush and an ultramarine blue before he continues with his fan brush in a dry brush technique with white and a touch of crimson to create his clouds. The big brush is used to add body to them by a stipple technique.
Next comes the mountains with the use of the artist’s palette knife and the combination of prussian blue, black, crimson and thick white oils. Throughout the playlist you will see how working from the background through to the foreground makes the oil painting process a whole lot easier!!
This is a perfect acrylic mixing tutorial by award winning artist Will Kemp. This is an extremely informative and useful art video for the beginner and intermediate painter.
Simply using a palette knife and a selection of four different blues (or blue based) he combines with a cadmium yellow to bring you an extremely wide variety of green shades. Firstly is the burnt umber acrylic which brings a more earthy tone and is ideal for block shading or highlighting certain parts of a landscape painting for example. The carbon black has a blue undertone so only small amounts are needed when mixing this one and then comes the ultramarine and the phthalo blues which when mixed with the cadmium yellow produce a more vivid and luminous green. As a professional he has used the best paints too, the brand is ‘Golden Heavy Body’ acrylic paint. Have fun and enjoy mixing.
Tv Arts pro and all round nice guy tells you in this video how to become accommodated with your paints. He talks of the brand names he used in some of his work, names like Daler Rowney and Cryla are mentioned alongside their properties. Versatile paints and practice are a must if you are to become good at your game, so take on all the free advice Alwyn has to offer and have a go.
This artist has provided us with a time lapsed video of her drawing with the use of black and white charcoal pencils/ colored pencils a drawing of a Siberian husky. Unusually you will see how the artist has started from the features first in some detail so I’m certain they were lightly pre drawn, but then progressively works her way out to the ears and heavy fur regions with big areas of block blending.
Heavy applications of black charcoal pencil is used for the fur and is then complimented by the introduction of the white pastel pencil to add the highlights. Colored pencils have been used to add a warm touch to the eyes. A nice short art video which will leave you wanting to grab your pencils.
This humbling art video features oils portraiture artist Chris Saper as she unveils what makes her tick in her day as a professional artist. To begin with, a cup of coffee, the smell of fresh paint and jarfulls of clean brushes all correlate to kick start the working day at her studio.
With any artist the prospect of a new painting is always exciting so the plain white stretched canvas is always an appealing sight. Saper’s work allows her to cross paths with people she would never usually be involved with and that combined with the various disciplines surrounding painting is what fills her day with joy as an oils artist.
She discusses how line, color, brushwork and finishing touches are all paramount to her final compositions and how she takes great pleasure from completing the eyes of her subjects because it makes her feel like she has a rapport with them. Finally comes her bitter sweet moment where she applies the final varnish to her signature to commemorate the finalisation of her artwork.
Alwyn offers complete peace of mind with his skills in acrylics. This tutorial guides you through his techniques including the ability to fill in, detailing in the foreground, and the use of a thickening medium to make his acrylics more malleable. He talks of brush strokes also and where and when they should be used for specific areas of the painting. Follow his techniques and expert advice closely and you’re sure to learn a thing or two.