Beautiful realist study of a male life model’s face for Kassan’s art class in NYC. Sped up to replicate the actual two hour study you can see where Kassan begins with very crude dark block filling with his charcoal. He introduces finer detailing with the charcoal and then the pencil. The face quickly takes shape and you begin to admire just how good he really is. His final touches include the use of a white pencil for highlights and tints to bring out some of the key features. A pure class video on how to draw like a realist.
Born in the French capital in 1942, artist and illustrator Francine Van Hove (born Van Nieuwenhove) completed her studies at the Lycée Claude Bernard in 1963. She had her first taste of public recognition with her first exhibition in 1971. She paints gentle, sensuous portraits of women in day-to-day poses.
She always paints with a live model and has a particular mastery of transparent skin tones. Beauty, refinement, sensuality and meditation are the prominent themes of her work. She is inspired by daily life, painting and literature.
As she quotes her self “My main theme is, without a doubt, that intimacy and peace which women know when they are alone, when they enjoy such simple pleasures as reading during breakfast, or losing themselves staring into the eyes of a cat, or just sleeping.”
Enjoy this video montage made up of her paintings accompanied by the song “I want love” by Elton John.
Expert artist Liberace puts this video together to show the aspiring pencil artist just how important it is to take in all the features you see on the human body. Here he is drawing a male life model pulling on a rope and his aim using a combination of cross hatch shading and blending with a brush shows how the muscles and motion in the figure can be accentuated. He explains how you will never fully achieve perfection but it is important to note everything which is going on in what you are studying. Great artwork which does truly show motion and action within the human form.
In this video tutorial Chris Saper talks of the amount of natural and artificial light which has impacted on her portrait. She tells of how it’s important to notice the warm tones and ambient colors to help justify your renderings within the painting. Her use of the exact same pigment from the background is used to mix in with her model to almost oppose contrast and enhance the balance between the subject and the environment. For such a short video it really does harness so useful tips.
This video shows artist Da Rong Dong sketching in charcoals a young girl in a live scenario. The video is time lapsed but it is easy to see how he navigates around the page and gathers all his correct proportions by working on the key features like the eyes, nose and mouth to then eventually form the head shape around them.
Charcoal is an extremely versatile medium use especially in portraiture as it has a soft feel on application and is extremely easy to blend to get all those tonal qualities and shadowing which skin naturally casts.
This art video tutorial shows artist/teacher Gregg Kreutz demonstrating to his class how to paint the figure from a live model. The demonstration was filmed over the course of 3 hours during his morning class using oil paints.
He begins with the idea of laying down expressive strokes with his paint brush in the early stages to emphasise movement within his subject, which on this occasion is a young white female. Although her pose is static it is up to you as an artist to portray movement in your paintings with your brush actions and personal perception of the model or subject. It’s also another good way to test how the canvas reacts with your brand of paints and brushes setting the fluidity and ease of use for the remainder of your painting up to it’s final stages.
He also moves into color theory and how to mix up complimentary colors to promote the skins tonal values but also retain and evoke expression. It really is a brilliant video which encompasses all the values still present in traditional and even contemporary styles of oil painting surrounding portraiture.
This is short video where you will learn the very basic techniques needed to gather your proportions whilst you draw a life model. The medium charcoal has been selected because it is versatile and manipulative. You can be very bold with it but at the same time you must be quick. There is an underlying tone of humour in this video so it makes the experience less intense. So grab your charcoals and just have fun!
This is an excellent video tutorial to learn how to draw lips and teeth from in a realistic way. This is quite literally a step by step video with sped up moments and great quality narration. The artist talks about cross hatching techniques and how you can expect to gain 3D depth, shading highlights and intricate detailing around the teeth and certain areas of the lips. The beginner would have no problems learning to sketch from this. An array of different softness pencils are used throughout.
This video art tutorial is incredible. With 15 videos in this playlist you will figure out from start to finish how to sculpt Wolverine in modelling clay. You learn how to build the armature/framework with the metal ball stylus tool and armature tubes in an easy to follow slightly sped up video.
The artist works from a sketch in the background and uses all the necessary tools to complete this well loved superhero. She focuses initially on body proportions and then moves into heavier more intricate details like sculpting muscles and limbs and even goes finer with her detailing by introducing hair and veins.
This really is top quality and is not to be missed. Excellent soothing backing music throughout to accompany this grade A lesson in figure modelling.
Saper uses three models in this video art tutorial to highlight how to paint and notice subtleties within skin tone. The models are a young blond haired Caucasian, brunette Caucasian and a lady with dark skin containing red tones.
She approaches all three models with the same strategy which is having them pose in the directional light of her choice to then literally mix up her oil paints in front of them and match the hues to the subjects. She uses a small trowel palette knife to mix a variety of colors including raw umber, cadmium yellow medium, ivory black, and ochre amongst other paints to attain her desired palette before logging them in her sketchbook for reference when she takes on the painting from the photograph back in her studio.
She talks around the models allowing you to see which areas are of greater cool tonal value and which areas are more relevant for illuminating with a highlighting hue. The whole procedure is very professional and is a great starting block for her to project her eventual oil paintings.