The first topic Sheldon covers in this video tutorial is the materials and he has decided to use a Strathmore pad and Rembrant pastels. These pastels are very soft and ideally geared towards portraiture. Now this video is a start to finish sequence and you will find absolutely everything you need to know regarding pastels and their uses. An excellent video aimed primarily to the beginner and novice artist with a fantastic life like outcome. Great narration as well,
British watercolor artist Steven Cronin gives you another instalment of how to paint with confidence in watercolors. This time he chooses to paint a scene from Lake Buttermere in the Lake District. He is very specific with the tools he uses to compose his paintings and the kit used is as follows. The paper is 15″ x 11″ Fabriano watercolor paper. The brushes used are the large Ron Ranson hake and a number 3 rigger. My regular palette consists of 7 Cotman watercolors – Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Light Red, Ultramarine, Lemon Yellow, Payne’s Gray and Alizarin Crimson. I’m sure this video tutorial will not disappoint so grab your kit and paint along.
Renowned for his loose and direct paint and brush application, fine artist David Shevlino delivers a wonderful art tutorial here where he creates a life oils portrait of his son. His paint is put to the canvas in a quick and deliberate manner which at first almost suggests he is in a rush, this however is a deliberate technique which allows him to build undertones before going on to further detail and intricacies.
Shevlino mentions the importance of a good directional natural light source when taking on portraiture so in this particular painting he has used balanced daylight photo lamps as his source of consistent light. With this you can achieve a strong sense of contrasting light and dark tones and shadowing.
The oil painting used the colors burnt sienna, orange, white and darker hues like ultramarine for the darker areas. The painting was created over a 2 day period so he used a poppy seed oil medium to keep the oil paints wet and manipulable for the second day. His style is very unique and I personally love his work. I hope you enjoy.
This artist has produced a time lapse video to present to you how he takes on drawing of a wolf. His selected mediums for this picture are chalk pastels and pastel pencils which enable much finer detail as you have a sharper point and greater control.
The artist begins with a very loose application of base colors in only a few shades before advancing with the black chalk to start adding bolder areas of coverage. He uses short stout strokes with the pastel to imitate the lie of the fur and has his finger ready to smudge and blend in the appropriate places. The eyes are the show stoppers in this drawing with their incredible detailing and realistic look. This is where the pastel pencils really come into play. Do you think you can do the same?
Artist Agnes Fabricious shows off her impressive speed coupled with natural eye for detail here. Watch this video and see how she flitters to and from different regions of the face The pencils which are used are special pastel pencils and are an ideal compliment to your portraiture when you are looking to add very detailed features like the eyes, teeth and lips. Pastel pencils can be used in a wide variety of drawing compositions so be sure to have ago at maybe a impressionistic landscape or a morning sunrise.Perhaps you could take this style to your own art and make it work for you?
This artist has provided us with a time lapsed video of her drawing with the use of black and white charcoal pencils/ colored pencils a drawing of a Siberian husky. Unusually you will see how the artist has started from the features first in some detail so I’m certain they were lightly pre drawn, but then progressively works her way out to the ears and heavy fur regions with big areas of block blending.
Heavy applications of black charcoal pencil is used for the fur and is then complimented by the introduction of the white pastel pencil to add the highlights. Colored pencils have been used to add a warm touch to the eyes. A nice short art video which will leave you wanting to grab your pencils.
In this painting tutorial you will have the opportunity to see how a moody atmospheric landscape is painted in watercolors. This particular watercolor landscape painting demonstration features the mystical charm of Loch Eck in Scotland. The artist has used 130lb Fabriano watercolor paper measuring 15″ x 11″. The brushes which have been selected are the large Ron Ranson hake, 3/4″ flat and number 3 rigger. The watercolors used in this lesson are from a palette of Cotman watercolors; Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Light Red, Ultramarine, Lemon Yellow and Payne’s Gray. Reach for you brushes and just follow this well narrated video to discover the beauty of watercolors.
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.
A thoroughly expressive painting of a lighthouse in Maine by American painter Robert Joyner. This 3 times faster video shows from start to finish the procedure and techniques used to create this gorgeous pastel tones painting in acrylics. The style in which Joyner paints is very organic and natural. He puts heavy emphasis on large blocks of tone and light to really bring character to the painting. This to me is a truly beautiful painting.
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.