This video features watercolor artist John Baxter painting a scene including an estuary, boats, trees and houses. It is a time lapse video which shows how Baxter takes on difficult yet popular themes within watercolor painting. He goes through a whole spectrum of colors and uses many techniques to achieve this very realistic watercolor painting. Fine brushes, large brushes and a variety of washes all constitute this cracking landscape/seascape. Learn from what he has to offer and have a go yourself.
With his usual cool and concise approach Crilley once again reaches for his pencils to this time take on the ‘manga’ head shape and facial features. By beginning with basic geometric shapes like the circle he is able to form all the key features of a manga/anime cartoon character. Essential skills for your sketch pad! So grab your pencils and sketchbook and learn the manga techniques to improve your style and technique in drawing cartoons.
I dedicate this post to Ian Thomson who has just entered into the world of being an artist.
May your path from now on be a colourful one. One thats full of pictures and images that lift you and the spirit of others. When anyone hears your name they will think of an artist who inspires others to reach for their dreams and grab it with both hands.
You inspired me and I will always be forever grateful.
Inspirational artist, Adebanji Alade shares his thoughts and passions on his life and work as an artist.
Adebanji states that he has always loved to draw. From as far back as he can remember he has always had a fascination with images and colours.
He picked up a pencil when he was a young child and he hasn’t stopped since. He is an artist and a Christian and his faith plays a role in his artwork. He loves people as they form the basis of his art.
I found this video to be very uplifting and a great example that shows that this young man through his passion for his work has succeeded. It was not an easy path, and he did veer away from art, but he came back to it. The message that comes across here is through being observant of his surroundings and the people around him he was able to learn the skills that he has today. He used old football magazines as his guide when just starting to draw. Having a good tutor or tutors is vital. Having someone with whom we can bond with and allow the teacher to help and aid us. Teaching and learning go together hand in hand. If we are willing to put the work in the help that you will receive will match this. Everyday, he gets his notebook out and draws. He states that the only way to learn is to sketch, sketch, sketch and draw, draw, draw. Practice is everything.
A very talented young man and a good example of what you can achieve in life
In his own words Adebanji provides this quote that helps us pull through when things seem impossible.
“There comes a time in your life that you just believe anything is possible! You link up with The Spirit and you defeat that ego which keeps telling you, “you can’t”. You defy the odds and deliver the goods! The future can only be bright to the artist that thinks of possibility!!!”-Adebanji Alade
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The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.
It was developed by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts of Zentangle, Inc
One day, Maria told Rick what she experienced as she drew background patterns on a manuscript she was creating. She described her feelings of timelessness, freedom and well-being and complete focus on what she was doing with no thought or worry about anything else.
“You’re describing meditation,” Rick said.
Rick and Maria wondered if they could create a simple system so others might enjoy a similar experience. And so began the journey towards discovering this simple and elegant system called the Zentangle Method.
Little did they know then that it would grow this quickly and touch as many lives in as many ways as it has.
Here is another example of Zentangle
Remember its relaxing, creative and anyone can draw them. Even is you are not a budding artist. Besides everyone has doodled at some point in their life
In this video you can learn how to draw Kid Goku from the anime and game Dragonball.
The tutorial explains it step by step and show examples on how to draw this popular manga character.
This little character Kid Goku appeared in the episode Dragon ball GT when Goku was aged 47 (before the wish by Shenron turning him to a little kid). Goku has finished training Uub, and they have just finished testing their abilities against one another in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. Soon after, an accidental wish by Emperor Pilaf transforms Goku back into a child. The wish was made on the Black Star Dragon Balls. As a result, Goku must travel the galaxy and return them to Earth to prevent the planet from exploding from the negative energy created by the wish.
Looking for a fun night out then painting with a Twist is the answer. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, invite your friends, and enjoy step-by-step instruction with experienced and enthusiastic local artists. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new found talent you’ll want to explore.
After Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, friends Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney found a way to twist a tragedy into a purpose. The storm flooded Deano’s house and destroyed Maloney’s husband’s three truck stops in Mandeville, La., but the two fundraising enthusiasts wanted to focus on helping their community recover.
Knowing their neighbors needed to destress, they thought it’d be fun to hold events where people could learn to paint, drink wine and relax. They jointly invested $10,000 and, in 2007, opened Painting with a Twist, which offered two- to three-hour painting classes four times a week. They kept prices low, $35 to $45. “It was bring your own wine. We supplied everything else,” said Maloney. Once a month, they donated a day’s worth of sales to charity.
The business did well enough for Maloney and Deano to expand: Today they own 4 locations and the business has 81 franchise locations nationwide.
“In a world of mass technology, where things are bombarding us every second, we want to let people have a normal, relaxing and meaningful experience for a few hours,” said Maloney.
Be sure to look out for a venue near you offering this different and exciting painting experience or set one up of your own.
For more information visit: http://www.paintingwithatwist.com
Alison Woodward takes you through each step of how to produce a great illustration picture.
A short but very clear lesson on how to get started on producing an illustration. Alison talks us through the process. she starts out by drawing the picture first. Once we are happy with the picture we can then move on to line work. She uses a windsor newton series 7 double round brush and Koh I Noor drawing ink to draw around the lines of the drawing. The next stage is to add a grey wash and to add in your light and darks in your picture. She uses a black drying ink. To create the lighter shades she adds more water. The paper that is used is called “finest water colour paper.” It picks up the ink well and doesn’t smudge. Accent colours are then added. She uses yellow and red water colours. To finish off and highlight some aspects of the picture, she uses a white Gouache paint.
For many years the one thing that has made all our books, comics and magazines stand out are all the pictures that have been created to accompany the story they are telling. The stories have become so much more interesting, as we are able to connect with the characters much better as we can see them. As parents we spend hours reading books to our children that have been put together to help them learn. A big favorite all around is the “Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. This book with its illustrations is loved by children and adults.
The cartoons that we love to watch, all started out as an idea, that was then put onto paper and then became alive and appeared on our TV. The film industry has taken off big time and great illustrators are highly sought after
Today Illustration has become very popular and has now been finally recognized as indeed an art.
For more information on the supplies you can visit: http://opusartsupplies.com.
Further work by this artist can be found on: http://alisonannwoodward.blogspot.ca
A short film on how to video your art work
We have all watched the art tutorials made by other people to learn new techniques and styles, but what if you are now ready to create your own work and video, but don’t know how to do it. Then look no further than this small video by Bryce Tomlinson. Bryce, will take you through each stage and he talks about the equipment, lighting and even music, if you want to add this and create a speed painting of your own.
So get watching, and we hope to see your video on ArtisanHQ. Happy Filming Everyone.
How to make quick and easy pieces of art using wood
This little video will show you how you can make some really unique and exciting pieces for you and your friends using only a handful of tools. If you would like to learn how to make your own pictures for your homes, some table mats and coasters or even your very own chess board then this is the tutorial for you. Trying to find those perfect items for your homes or gifts for friends can sometimes be tricky as you know your tastes and your friends, but just can’t seem to find the perfect match, now you can make your own by using the following instructions.
First you will need some pieces of wood, if you are making a trio of pictures then try to ensure your pieces are all the same size and that all the surfaces are relatively smooth. Next you will need to heat a iron at full temperature, while you gather your other items and make a start. The next item you will need is some iron on t-shirt paper. Peel off the back and then carefully place over your wood to cover. Do this for each of your pieces. then place the iron on top and move it carefully over to ensure that the picture is firmly stuck down. Sandpaper over the top if the surface is rough. You may want to add some extra touches like writing or even drawings and then to keep them moist free, paint over them with a glaze, leave to dry and then you have a perfect finished product that you can either give to friends as a gift or use yourself.
Not something I’m too familiar with, but this video shows how you can create flowers via the carving of a watermelon. It looks like great fun and the video is a good resource to learn from. So get a knife, get a melon and off you go!