In this video which has been sped up 5 times, The artist demonstrates her abilities to draw very realistic lips. What is also worth taking note of is the way she uses a cloth over her finger to smudge and smear areas to achieve her desired tones. A very professional finish and a recommended video.
This short video clip showing the novice photographer how to create a photography portfolio by narrowing down and selecting the best 20 to 30 photographs. The portfolio also needs to be cohesive and show a personal style to make it stand out from the crowd.
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
A young lad has been commissioned to draw a ‘Koi Fish’ for his friend to have as a tattoo. The artist clearly has an eye for it because the finished design is very professional looking. He uses pencil to capture the initial essence of the design and then when he is happy it is then time for the pen to come in over the top. A worthy video to watch if ‘Koi’ is what you intend on drawing.
In this video is a selection of very interesting fluid paintings. It looks very similar to marbling techniques used with high viscose paints. A great example of an artist staying true to their own preferred style and ideals. Have a watch and see what you think. The artist is called Mark Chadwick.
In this video professional graffiti artist Globetrottoir puts pen to canvas for a small scale design which will be taken to the streets. He uses three block canvasses and marks out his lettering and appropriate graphics/imagery. He then goes over it in a mixture of sizes of black pen and assists with a white highlighter pen. Side by side these three canvas make up a slogan which is very very striking.
This is a perfect acrylic mixing tutorial by award winning artist Will Kemp. This is an extremely informative and useful art video for the beginner and intermediate painter.
Simply using a palette knife and a selection of four different blues (or blue based) he combines with a cadmium yellow to bring you an extremely wide variety of green shades. Firstly is the burnt umber acrylic which brings a more earthy tone and is ideal for block shading or highlighting certain parts of a landscape painting for example. The carbon black has a blue undertone so only small amounts are needed when mixing this one and then comes the ultramarine and the phthalo blues which when mixed with the cadmium yellow produce a more vivid and luminous green. As a professional he has used the best paints too, the brand is ‘Golden Heavy Body’ acrylic paint. Have fun and enjoy mixing.
Artist and author Wilson Bickford guides you through a series of short tutorials to allow you to gather your confidence in the world of oil painting. He has been a professional artist for many many years now so his teaching style has developed accordingly during this time. In this series you will learn the brush techniques , mediums and color correlations necessary to fulfil the painting of a selection of different items and themes. These include a leafy tree, waterfall, fir trees, sun rays, birch trees and dew drops. All have very different styles and detailing but Bickford has the acumen required to help artists of all levels through the path to success in oil painting. Have fun.
A nice refreshing video of a professional street artist ‘1:AM’ teaching some members of the Paypal team at his studio in San Francisco how to cut it like a pro. They then take on the side of their building with his help…and the result is a belter.
This is an excellent instructional Tattoo video tutorial which covers all the basics of tattooing, and the preparation of all the necessary equipment. Professional tattoo artist Matt Bennett also talks you through whilst practically demonstrating the procedures involved with outlining, color and shading. This is a great gateway video into learning some of the techniques the professional tattooist encounters in day to day life. Enjoy.