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.
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!
Learn how to make your own individual pieces of abstract art, with the latest paints called crosswater paints
This kit allows you to become an artist even If you have never painted a picture before. They are simple and easy to use, so there is no need to worry about what picture you want to create. Once you have used these paints a few times, you will be amazed at the pictures that you can produce and no two pictures will be the same. There are only a few items that you will need and they are:
Crosswaters white medium
The Canvas can be bought at any art store and the crosswaters come in kits, so you don’t need to remember each individual item and they can be bought online also at: www.ArtWaters.com
Will I need to do anything to the Crosswaters to prepare them before use?
Yes, you prepare the white medium by placing a sealed one ounce squeeze bottle into a bowl of hot water for 15 minutes, once warmed up you lightly shake and you are ready to squeeze on to canvas. These paints can also be used on watercolour paper.
How long do the paintings take to dry?
On average the paintings will be dry in 1.5 hours.
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A unique exhibit of paintings based on childhood fairy tales, chosen and interpreted by 10 artists individually and shown in the Singapore Gallery.
The fairy tales and folklore are retold, but only using black and white and a dash of colour.
Below is the name of some of the artists and the fairy tales that they have chosen and the reason as to why they chose them
Ng Ling Tze’s very first fairy tale she ever read was the Brothers Grimm story entitled The Six Swans. For this reason she chose this story, admitting she enjoyed the tale as a child and was inspired by a sister trying to help her brothers.
Antz based his work on Journey to the West, a Chinese classical folklore tale from the 16th Century about a monkey’s pilgrimage to the West. When asked why he chose to do this story, Antz replied that it’s “a reflection of my childhood, present and maybe future.
Shawn Siow’s series of digital prints and drawings were adapted from two stories: Peter Pan and the Wizard of Oz. Believing one can never grow-up, Siow chose these popular fairytales from the past . “I hope to bring childhood memories back to the viewer, he was also captivated by the tin mans search for a heart.
Xiaobaosg’s Urashima digital print is from his “Panda Revolution” series. This particular piece represents a Japanese legend about a fisherman that rescues a turtle and is allowed to visit a palace under the sea
It is a very exciting and fresh idea on the fairytales that we have come to love in our childhood. There are lessons to be learnt from the fairytales, and that is that they teach us that sometimes in life things do not always run smooth and along the way we may face challenges and tests,but if we are true to ourselves and follow the right path in life then we can also have the fairytale ending that we have all longed for after reading these magical stories. For further information on this exhibition and pieces that were shown visit Fairitizemyart.com
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.
A Watercolour garden scene painted in 10 minutes. Trevor Waugh shows his skill and mastery of watercolour with simple techniques designed to entertain and enlighten the viewer.
Here Trevor Waugh paints a beautiful flower garden for us.
The brushes that he uses are both round , the small one is a no8 “worker” from SAA the other is an old sable of mine No. 16.
He uses some great colours and the white paint is Titanium watercolour white by Rowney.
Trevor lives and works in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK He also runs painting courses for beginners as well as professionals at his studio.His book “Winning with Watercolour” became a top-
I am sure that you will agree with me that when it comes to painting flowers Trevor Waugh is the master.
For further works by this painter visit: http://www.trevorwaugh.com
In this short humble video you are taught how to achieve a sky using basic wash principles. Thoroughly saturating the canvas with water applied by a large brush followed by the introduction of an artist’s medium known as ‘Gesso’ to then prime the surface. It is then a case of washes and grading to finalise the sky alongside the confident use of ample amounts of white acrylic to create bold natural looking clouds. Enjoy.
This art video tutorial is wonderfully narrated and explores the theory of color over the ages and how it was influential in the way it shaped and was dhaped my different art movements.
It was Newton who discovered that white contained al the colours of the spectrum and that when red and magenta were joined end to end the color wheel was formed and still stands strong today. Artists during the Impressionist and Post Impressionist movements like Van Gogh exploited color and used it as a symbolic gesture to project mood within his paintings.
This is a fascinating and easy to watch tutorial where much can be learned.
Ever popular artist William Gelvin introduces beginners and intermediates to join him in the video playlist where he creates a stunning landscape from start to finish. His step by step approach and expert knowledge of oils and the required tools allows for a very successful and easy to learn from video tutorial. Everything is covered including some advanced techniques and tips for making your painting as successful as possible. Have fun and enjoy.
In this video the artist discusses with you the range of different utensils available on the market which are needed to work at a basic fundamental level for charcoal drawings.
He discusses the range and diversity of charcoal pencils and delivers a brief summary on each of them weighing up their pros and cons, for example the sizes and their different weight and density criteria are played off against one another. He briefly talks about pencils and their graphite qualities and compares them to the charcoal pencils by discussing how they are easy to sharpen and sometimes better for outlining and early stages of finer detailing.
Next is the highlight charcoals which as you can imagine are a white charcoal composite and work directly even jet black areas of charcoal. These are relentless and great for adding body to your work so I would suggest these are a must for anybody getting in the game of charcoals.
To finish with comes the accessories low down where the blending stump, comprised of extremely tight wound cotton which is used as the name suggests only really for blending. It is better than your finger because it does not contain all those oils and grease which naturally occur on almost all hands. And finally but by no means least is your best mate the eraser, personally I would steer towards the kneaded one as it can be moulded to your desired shape to get some very fine removal of charcoal, not to mention it doesn’t leave shavings or residue.
Well hopefully this helps you on your path to being a charcoal artist, so sit back and learn the basics.