Professional watercolor artist Trevor Waugh confidently displays under the guidance of a soothing backing soundtrack how he would take on the complexities of painting white roses. Most people imagine white to be colorless but in actual fact it is anything but that. White is made up of all the colors of the spectrum and with a keen eye any aspiring artist can find these other colors! With a palette of pinks, reds, blues, violets and greens, Waugh uses a a variety of brushes to showcase his techniques and skills. This is a must watch for the aspiring watercolor artist!
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A Prayer Painting created on top of over 40 heartfelt prayers, submitted in the Prayer Box at Hali Karla Studios.
In life when things happen that we despair of, it is often hard to know what to do. The same is also felt for our friends and family and that when they are at a loss and need our help, sometimes the only thing in life that we can all do is pray.
This short tutorial shows us just how simple it is though art to create something that is meaningful, but also a personal piece that not only has come straight from the heart but is also charged with positive energy.
We can create these pictures for ourselves or for people that we know that are in current need of our love and support.
They are very simple to make and completely owned by yourself so everything that goes into it is 100% from you.
You can write messages of hope and love first and then after that stick on either selective prayers of your own or positive affirmations. Once you have done this you can then start to paint over this and create an image that best fits who you have created it for. At the end after it is dried and finish you can then say a few words over it and either hang it in your own home, or give it to someone who will benefit from it.
For further information please visit the following website: http://www.halikarla.com/prayer-art
This is a flat bass wood carving tutorial aimed to guide your through the processes of wood carving at an intermediate and beginner. With excellent presentational skills Williams talks you through the fundamentals like the importance of clamping you wood block down with two ‘g’ clamps and to always work away from yourself to avoid injury.
She tells of how much easier it is to work with your carving at waist height to escape back pain both short and long term. She uses a veiner tool to carve away certain areas of the background to relieve and help protrude the foreground. The use of a hammer and chisel is needed around the outside of the design line and the process of ‘moving wood’ with the veiner is continued. She also touches upon some properties of wood in that there is more resitance when working across the grain rather than down it with the natural capillaries. Agreat little video tutorial to familiarize you with carving.
In this Indian ink drawing tutorial you will learn through a time lapse video accompanied by real time voice over narrative how to draw trees, grass and clouds using a variety of tips and techniques.
The first step is to get a large sheet of cold press watercolor paper which you can find online or in any decent arts and crafts store. This paper should be fully wetted with clean water using a large brush before then being gum taped all the way around the edges. This enables the paper to dry flat, smooth and free from warping and creases and provides an excellent surface for you to commence with your Indian ink painting.
This artist explains how in this art tutorial he will be using the ink as a watercolor and offers you great advice on tools to use and techniques to apply to maximise your painting’s full potential. He uses Higgins black Indian ink throughout the demonstration and begins by using a large round sable brush to paint a light wash which is gray in appearance due to its dilution with water. This wash is applied liberally and sporadically and forms the basis of the high and low background clouds and allow the focal point, in this case being the tree, to come forward and stand more prominently within the painting.
As a general rule within watercolor painting the higher the clouds are then the darker they should be and vice versa for the lower and more faint clouds. The tree outline is loosely painted with a smaller round sable brush in a light gray again and is reworked with a fountain pen to allow greater detailing and definition to its edges and outlines. A stipple technique is used next when painting the leaves to create a sense of volume rather than meticulously trying to pick out individual leaves which is a sure fire way to over complicate and potential ruin a painting.
Once the cluster of leaves have been established you can then use the likes of a small round sable brush to softly blend creating further volume and a sense of depth bring the tree further to the foreground. At this point in the tutorial the artist regresses back to the clouds adding further adding more natural detailing with the ink to the clouds and surrounding areas to further emphasise the impression of realism. The grass mound where the tree is situated is painted using a sable fan brush but as with the leaves he uses a stippling technique to highlight and give the impression of certain areas rather than trying to tackle each individual blade of grass. It is because of the shape and style of this fan brush which makes this an invaluable tool for the type of ink painting.
Sable brushes are more valuable to use with inks than their counterpart synthetic versions due to their ability to hold in a lot more ink meaning less trips to ink pot and more concentration on the painting itself. This video is very thorough and ideal for the beginner inks and watercolor painter and harbours some great tips and techniques for you to further your paintings and learn how to use Indian ink.
This video shows Trevor Waugh doing what he does best in watercolor painting- …florals. With an entertaining and energetic approach Waugh deliberately and structurally takes to the paper with a variety of brushes to come to an eventual unveiling of a classic floral painting. This video tutorial is accompanied by an original soundtrack also composed by the artist Trevor Waugh, and creates a very relaxing painting experience. Follow his techniques and you won’t go far wrong. Pay attention to his color choices and in which order the watercolors are applied. Beautiful stuff.
Nathan Wyburn (born 24 October 1989) is a Welsh artist, well known for his celebrity portraits.
To celebrate the release of the film of the world famous musical, I have added this tutorial which shows artist Nathan Wyburn creating the iconic image of Cosette made entirely from BIC® Cristal® pen parts. The piece used 2436 empty pen barrels, 3591 pen lids, 460 pen clips, 290 pen ends and 40 tubes of glue in 22 hours and 40 minutes.
For more creative works of pen related art and for more info around Nathan's amazing artwork and the BIC® Cristal® Challenge, head to www.facebook.com/biccreavitity
A quick speed drawing showing you how to draw a cat from the looney tunes cartoons.
A very quick and easy way to draw this cute little cartoon cat.
If you are not familiar with her then let me enlighten you. Penelope is the poor little cat that has to put up with the very smelly french skunk Pepe Le Pew. Poor old Pepe is all mixed up and mistakes her for a female skunk. In the cartoon Past Perfumance, Penelope has a white stripe down her tale. On seeing this Pepe chases the poor cat, until she jumps into the water and the strip comes off. This is when he realises she is a cat. A favourite cartoon of mine and I am sure many of you.
A lovely little tutorial that although is very simple, produces a very sweet little cat. A lovely piece of music also that gives it that french feel.
The music is La Vie en Rose by Louis Armstrong, a cover of the song made famous by Edith Piaf.
The making of a portrait of the award winning singer song writer Adele. Her portrait is made here using candles, 1500 to be precise. Watch as the artist places all the candles on the paper, lights them and melts them, only to then reveal a perfect portrait of the singer.
The artist Hong Yi, who goes by the nickname ‘Red’, is a Malaysian artist-architect. She was given the nickname because her name, Hong, sounds like the word ‘red’ in Mandarin. Red’s grandparents and father left Shanghai, China in the ’60s during the start of the Cultural Revolution and moved to Malaysia where she was born and raised. Growing up, she heard stories about how life in China, but never imagined that one day she would find herself going to China to work.
She is known as the artist that loves to paint but without a paintbrush
I have seen many paintings and drawings of Adele, but none that are as accurate as this one. This simple technique shows us all that sometimes to think outside the box and create something using just your memory and a bit of creative flare, can produce a masterpiece.
The orignal song “Set Fire To The Rain” was by Adele. Here in this tutorial an artist called Sara Niemietz sings a cover version. A version in my opinion is excellant.
Hope you enjoy it.
Easy to follow tutorial that shows you how to paint a portrait, but with a twist. This portrait glows in the dark.
Grace Marty has been creating art since she was a young child. Her curiosity has taken her down many creative paths that include painting, drawing, sculpting, sewing, cooking, tattooing, video and, making food. She has called San Francisco her home since 1997. Grace is a lifelong learner and enjoys sharing her passions with others.
“I am inspired by my experiences and the people around me. I use a variety of materials from paints and fabrics to documenting the process of my creations with video and music”
For more on Grace visit: www.gracemarty.com