Well I absolutely love this video. The style of watercolor is very confident as Andersson at times uses small detailing and a steady hand to control his brush. This teamed with the fact that his paper has been fully saturated creates an extremely wet watercolor painting. Now surely this is an indicator for just how versatile watercolor is. A cracking little soundtrack very appropriate to the video lingers in the background.
This fantastic piece has been produced using the digital medium ‘Paint Tool SAI’ and shows an incredible amount of control, precision and detail. The video has been sped up so that the viewer can enjoy the creation in a well suited timeframe and be in awe of the development of the drawing.
The characters drawn are that of Chunli from Street Fighter, Mai Shiranui of Kings of Fighters and Asuka Kazama of Tekken. Using their passion for the genre and the characters, the artist has encapsulated a vivid and well crafted sketch, which later sees the introduction of color. This not only gives the drawing a more playful and expressive finish but adds depth and realism.
This video tutorial shows Elizabeth Tyler breaking many rules of the traditional ways in which watercolor artists paint. In this large seascape painting other than brushes Tyler works with pens, pencils, ruler pens, color shapers, sponges and masking fluid etc. It’s fantastic when artists challenge certain styles which are stooped in tradition, it provokes a freshness and contemporary edge which I believe to be vital to maintaining the upkeep of the art world.?She even uses sandpaper, saucepan scrubbers, razorblades and erasers for corrections. You can see how she still keeps control even when pouring strong color directly over the paper .
In this video, Tennessee based artist Dick Ensing takes control of the palette knife and guides the viewer through a step by step process where he takes on light and shade control as well as color syncing. He also shows how there is nothing wrong with combining the brush with the knife to produce his final oil painting. The palette knife is a key tool to master within any sector of the painting arena, not just oils. So get involved and become confident in no time,
If you break down your photography into bite sized portions and essentially strip it down to the fundamentals then you really will not have a problem creating more professional photos tailored to exactly as you would like them.
This video is a great learning resource as it is clear and presented in a way that is easy to follow and highlights the three things which affect the exposure of a photograph and these are the aperture, shutter speed and ISO. If you can strike a perfect balance between these three elements you can almost guarantee that you will achieve the right look for the type of photo that you want, as well as getting the correct exposure.
In short the aperture affects the amount of light that comes into the sensor and the depth of field and it is this depth of field which will determine how much of the image is in focus.
The shutter speed is in control of dealing with the length of the exposure so the longer the shutter speed, the more light will come in, and in contrast the shorter the shutter speed, the less light will come into the image. It is also key to determining the amount of blur that appears in the photo so the longer the exposure the more susceptible the image is to blur and camera shaking.
The ISO is the sensitivity of the sensor to light so a lower ISO will mean that the sensor is less sensitive and is therefore going to need more light to expose an image. Higher ISO requires less light to expose the image but will add more noise to it which unfortunately results in color saturation which makes them look unrealistic.
This really is a valuable video to learn from so get your camera out and get learning
This little video tutorial shows a young girl using Crayola coloring pencils to present to the beginner artist how to control and blend with them. She takes you through the application of putting pressure on them to create a darker shade and also shows how two colors can easily be blended together. The result is four separate flowers of different color combinations.
This tutorial we look at the absolute basics of how to airbrush, learning how to correctly do a DOT while double actioning the airbrush. Good introduction for anyone first starting out on airbrushing. All the basic principles including the control of the airbrush to the distance to hold the air gun away from the surface are covered here. It is very important to learn the control and quantity of ink to apply to the gun in order to get the desired amounts for your finished design. Become an airbrushing pro in no time!
Now I’m no graffiti expert but this video demonstrates some absolutely quality ‘graf’ work. The video is separated into a series of different graffiti designs and highlights parts of this finished design to allow the viewers to see what has been achieved.
It’s all done ‘live’ and the graffiti artist has no room for error, so he works with haste and professionalism with his style and technique. This is definitely at the more advanced end of graffiti and he appears to have been established for quite some time. His designs are varied but centralise around the core focus of lettering and his hand work and control with the nozzle allows him to maintain strait uniform linear graphics.
His color range and blending skills are second to none and should be admired by many. how do you feel about graffiti in public? Art form or vandalism? It would be nice to hear your views. Take a seat and enjoy some truly fascinating graffiti styles!
I thoroughly enjoyed watching and learning from this photography tutorial which demonstrates how to use the SB700 speedlight flash for your digital SLR camera in different modes and settings.
The best thing with this video is its clarity and easy to follow step by step approach which make the sometimes daunting photography lingo seem a whole lot more simpler.
The SB700 speedlight has two primary functions, the TTL (through the lens) and the manual so to begin with the TTL function is taken through it’s paces so you can understand it’s pros and cons. As you can gather from it’s title, what is actually happening is on this auto mode the camera is actually telling the light meter how much light is being let in through the lens and so dictates the amount of power the speedlight needs to use for it’s flash. Because it is an auto function most photographers tend to steer clear because they don’t always get the effect they have in mind and will go to it’s contender which is the manual function.
Although the manual function is slightly more difficult to grasp and may take more time to set up for different photos it can be much more lucrative because you can tailor you distance and power settings individually for much more precision and control. Which ever setting you decide on it is still important to note like this video will show you how much of an impact the flash angle on the speedlight can bare on your photographs also. The photographer demonstrates using the angles of 45, 60, 75 and 90 degrees standing 5 feet from his male subject in two different modes of portrait and landscape to show us the different outcomes of underexposure and overexposure. Basic flash photography theory is also discussed and offers a little more information to make the principles behind this area of photography much more understandable.
A digital medium has been superbly put to use in the drawing, displaying unparalleled control from the outset of a blank screen to finish with a full bodied and exuberantly colored piece.
The outcome shows hints of what could be perceived as watercolor and oil pastel effects, showing the versatility of the use of digital programmes and the ability of the artist to manipulate these.
The picture, which is a portrait of the character Motoko Kasunagi from the well loved Anime ‘Ghost In The Shell’, delivers a rapid view of creation and expression, and is brought to focus with bold coloring.