This artist demonstrates how to create from your mind an abstract painting. This one is titled ‘A Tale Behind The Mirror’ and is a collision of drips, drizzles and earthy tones but still capturing the image of a young lady and a building which is obviously open to your own interpretation. The artist uses brushes and sponging techniques to create his desired abstract painting. It’s hard to say but I would have a guess at acrylics being the medium used in this piece. Definitely worth a watch just to see how inspiration can come deep from thought
This video shows with the help of an awesome soundtrack the highs and lows of a guy named Dave receiving his first tattoo by a female tattoo artist. Well if you ask me he has gone pretty much in at the deep end with the region in where he has had done. The tattoo looks great though of the skull and wings and I think Dave should be very happy with his new inked up look!
This video shows you how to do some basic airbrushing. From creating simple cutout patterns, making feather/hair textures, airbrushing clouds and creating metal rivets…it’s all in this video. So don’t miss out, get the headstart you need in airbrushing! This really is a valuable video for you to learn everything you need to know to getting started in basic airbrushing.
A crazy wood carving by the Sasano-Bori. Out of a two inch length of round wood, this expert carver appears to sculpt the shape of what appears to be a mouse!? That’s what I believe it to be anyway, I’ll let you judge for yourselves. Enjoy.
This is a first time video by an Australian artist and recent friend Sharon Grant. We met through another website (www.PaintingsILove.com) when I found that her paintings were worthy of further note and suggested she produce a video tutorial so that we could promote her work on ArtisanHQ.
Sharon’s enthusiasm is immense and within hours she has taken one of the works she presented on PIL and developed a video with this work as the subject matter. Co-opting the help of her husband, she has put together a commendable first attempt (using only the video on her phone!) and her dialogue allows the viewer to feel her enthusiasm whilst understanding what she is demonstrating…the use of previous works to achieve a brand new result…recycling in some ways, whilst retaining the great parts of the original piece.
Well done Sharon and this example alone should be encouragement to the artists and artisans who would like to demonstrate their work and expertise for the benefit of the growing art community…have a go and let us all enjoy your passion.
Despite the fact that the video quality may not be on par with most of our others on ArtisanHQ we felt it well worth retaining this on the site as demonstration of what can be achieved if you have the desire. If Sharon subsequently decides to rework this video we will then have the pleasure of discovering the phases involved in producing a video worthy of your personal artisan creativity.
Here you will learn in a step by step fashion how to paint aspen trees on to canvas using acrylic paint. Artist Pearce begins the painting by applying a few large horizontal blends with a 4 inch brush to set the mood for the upcoming trees. Then using a natural sponge she dabs reds, oranges and yellows on the upper and lower tiers of the painting to create the illusion of leaves and florals. It is then time for the trees using a selection of different sized brushes. Follow the video and within hours you will have something really quite soothing to hang on your wall. This video is ideal for the beginner artist.
This is a video with which Leila Arzani uses a small vessel, I think a mug, and pipettes various color droplets to create a form of rainbow marbling. She uses a stick to guide the flow of pattern within the marbling which she is trying to achieve so that when she has the result she is after she can then pick up an artificial nail and quite literally dip it directly in to directly replicate the design. A very interesting video which looks like good fun to do.
Scott Naismith has been frequently asked over the years ‘How can I loosen up in my paintings and become less conforming’. Well this video tutorial teaches how he interprets freedom in oil painting. Many people learn oils from experts such as Bob Ross and Bill Alexander and will engage in their techniques and interpretations. From this tutorial you will learn how to break away from convention and use your paints so they’re not necessarily guided by lines or literal form. This is a nice length and well narrated tutorial so give it some time and grab your brushes and become looser and less guided with the oil paints.
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!
Artist Darrell Crow shows off his techniques for creating a calming quiet lake. With his use of a large flat two inch brush and a generous amount of Gausian Blue, he comes in from the edge of the painting to then taper off in the middle of the canvas. He selects his own horizon line to work from and shows the viewer that in essence, ‘less is more’. Easy to follow narrative accompanies this well put together video.