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.
A quick and very simple way of creating abstract art that anyone can master and reproduce”In a Distance” is the name of this abstract art video lesson and the painting that has been produced.
In this video an amazing and elegant landscape painting has been made using few simple techniques, tools and colors. This art lesson will prove once again the simpler your design the better the final result.
Throughout this art lesson the painter uses acrylic paint (yellow, orange, red, dark green, black colors), medium and small size brushes, and the bottles premixed with the same acrylic colors.
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Here artist Leonardo Pereznieto shows us how to add water to a painting to give it that realistic look
A very nice easy to follow lesson. Here the artist shows us how quick you can transform a picture. You may have already created your picture, but then decide to change the look. By adding the water drops and surrounding water, the picture goes from being a portrait to an image of a women who has been bathing.
Here are a list of the items used:
List of materials:
Black lead holder: H lead
Red lead holder: 2B lead
Yellow lead holder: 6B lead
Soft, synthetic brush
Fabriano white drawing paper, fine grain
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Ever popular artist William Gelvin introduces beginners and intermediates to join him in the video playlist where he creates a stunning landscape from start to finish. His step by step approach and expert knowledge of oils and the required tools allows for a very successful and easy to learn from video tutorial. Everything is covered including some advanced techniques and tips for making your painting as successful as possible. Have fun and enjoy.
This extremely well presented video tutorial teaches the viewer all the necessary steps to achieving long realistic looking hair in pencil. You will gain the correct ideology with respect to tones, shading and specific areas of where light and dark should be portrayed. The drawing is completed and narrated in a step by step approach, sometimes with the use of a quick shade multi tool on Photoshop to show you the direction of where the drawing should be expected to go. Easy to follow and very thorough.
Favourite artist Wilson Bickford shows in detail how the aspiring watercolor artist can expect to achieve a realistic stunning blue sky combined with partial landscape and horizon line. He discusses the importance of keeping the paper wet to keep a softer edge to the clouds and parts of sky. He uses a selection of watercolor brushes and teaches the importance of blotting the brush with a kitchen towel to allow the artist to shape up certain areas of the sky. A very thorough tutorial with much to learn and hopefully improve your skills within the wonderful world of watercolor painting.
Mary Elburn gives us a lesson in camaj hand spun yarn in the art tutorial and how you can expect to dye your own wool with a dye stock solution.
Firstly she sets up a table outside and covers it with newspaper which in turn is cover in cling film using a ‘wrapmaster’ for ease of application. You might want to consider using a kitchen table or a wall paper pasting board as you will need plenty of space for you dying preparation. 3.5 Oz of dried cotton is placed on the table and in a figure of eight zig zag motion Elburn has folded it back on itself using the whole table length. Cone yarn is used to tie the cotton together at three equidistant points to allow you to hold whilst the cotton is submerged into an acid solution.
Next wear your latex gloves as you are about to start the fun part, dying your cotton in red, green and yellow dye stock with the objective to achieve some nice mood lifting summery colors. Once satisfied with your coverage its time to close the cling film in on itself sealing the cotton before being taken to the steamer to allow the colors to fuse together. 30 minutes later and a small cooling period you have your own hand dyed cotton to use in which ever way you fancy. Happy dying.
Oil painting mediums open up a whole new realm of versatility to artists, but choosing the right medium for the job can be a daunting task. In this lesson, Mike Goldstein helps shed some light on what mediums are a great choice for fine art oil painters. If like most of us you are confused about how some oils artists get those unique finishes or different angles of attack on their artwork then this video will be a great resource to broadening your knowledge on the likes of glazing and flow improver mediums in the ever expanding world of oil painting.
This video was devised to help the beginner to intermediate painter establish their grounds and be more confident with using color in their paintings. He talks about modern color theory and basically casts a diverse overview of everything surrounding colors and how to be selective with their use.
This tutorial guides you through a short preview to creating a beautiful sunset. Its nice and simple to understand is ideally targeted to the beginner aspiring painter. Be inspired.