This short video tutorial shows the sequence in which this particular artist uses to achieve a misty forest with breaking sunlight. He begins with the background using a selection of brushes to manipulate the acrylics keeping them a nice soft shade. He then comes on to the foreground where the darker colors are used to contrast with the hazy backdrop and give the impression of a misty morning. Narrated throughout, so easy to understand.
Brazilian watercolor artist Fabio Cembranelli showcases his fantastic watercolor skills in this extremely elegant floral composition. His style is full of flow and very loose which makes for a beautifully organic rendition of the flowers he’s suggestively painting. The palette is an explosion of reds and pinks with a rich mixture of greens to represent the background foliage. He attacks the painting with a large flat brush and uses block colors rather than intricate detailing to create a very personal style. A must watch if you like seeing true talent in a watercolor artist.
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!!
With a light soundtrack running in the background, sculptor Michael Weir shows you how to do a blockout in clay for a male portrait sculpture
The methods listed in this tutorial are a great way to get started in pastel drawing. The tutor begins by saying you can take any element in either the foreground or background and still be able to arrive at your desired end result. This shows the flexibility and versatility of pastels. So anyone concerned with making mistakes fear no more, because pastels could be the medium for you.
For this ‘How to draw’ video tutorial you will need a fine tipped mechanical pencil, some smooth textured sketching/drawing paper and an eraser. What you can expect to learn and produce by the end of this is a firm grasp of proportion and perspective within a landscape drawing but also the ability to draw heavy details like leaves and the bark on a tree relatively simply via the use of a few special techniques.
So the aim of the game is to produce a life-like manga style background featuring a few trees with some great perspective and interesting textures. The artist begins by drawing a rectangle in pencil which he will use to contain his forest inspired landscape, once he has this in place he roughly sketches a horizon line maybe 2 inches down from the top which will act as his guide for perspective and placement of the trees. To stick with the organic theme he decides to draw the foreground tree off centre to the left which will be easier and more natural on the eye whilst viewing but also allow more room for random placement of the background trees.
The lines used to draw the tree are kept loose and intentionally rough looking to mimic the bark of the tree and it is the additional textures which are added via a series of long vertical lines combined with short quick horizontal. This is an extremely quick yet very effective way of achieving textures within an anime/manga format! There is then the use of shaded inverted triangles which have been drawn at the base of the tree to represent the roots but it is also the quick loose drawing of floral and grass vegetation at the base which creates the illusion of a 3D illustration.
Again following on from the organic feel the artist draws faint loose lines veering up to the right of the page in a bid to naturally guide the viewer’s eye to his next set of trees. Drawing leaves and the use of firm deliberate diagonal lines which are used to represent depth and shade are also explained thoroughly whilst the drawing of the background trees are under way. This art tutorial is very very useful for the beginner illustrator and manga fan and with its excellent narrative is an ideal source for you to learn from.
Comic drawing genius Evan Burse has another instalment for you in this art drawing tutorial where you will learn how to draw prince Vegeta from ‘Dragonball Z’. Like most cartoon/anime and manga drawings you will start by drawing a sphere which represents the rough sizing for the head. The pencil crayon selected to begin with is a blue Prismacolor col-erase and is great for the sketching and the fainter initial line drawing.
The character was designed to be very cartoon looking by it’s creator so the expressions and features contained within the character are very over the top and not particularly realistic. Within this tutorial you will learn feature placement, pencil control, shading and shadowing alongside the use of light and heavy line application. As you can expect from Burse the end product is perfect but his excellent background narrative makes this a superb step by step tutorial.