In the video below, I'm discussing if you really need talent to become good at art and what I really think you need to become good at it. In this video I'm working on the background and underpainting for the painting I'm going to title "Woman Taking Picture".
Fredrix 9x12 Belgian Linen Green Label Pro Series Canvas
Liquitex and Amsterdam Acrylic paints
Princeton Select Brushes
I didn't have time to make the video I wanted to make about whether using a colored underpainting for skin can get you more realistic results, so I made a video instead where I show you my sketches and what I've been doing this week. I finished my painting, "Mystery Woman In A Museum" and did a practice sketch for the painting I'm going to title "Woman Taking Picture". I throw in some art tips too.
Supplies Used For Painting
paint:Liquitex Basics and Amsterdam Standard Series
canvas:Fredrix Green Label Pro Series
Supplies Used For Sketches
Pentel Hybrid Technica Pen
Canson Sketching Paper
Art Alternatives Sketching Paper
Supplies Used For Practice Sketch
Mars Lumograph HB pencil
Strathmore 400 series 60lb sketching paper
In the video below, I explain how I got the creepy, spooky vibe in this painting. I used Liquitex and Amsterdam acrylics on a Fredrix Green Label Pro Series canvas.
I just painted this cat on this watercolor card for my stepdad's sister's birthday. In the video below, I walk you through how I did it and give some general watercolor painting tips.
Van Gogh watercolors from Royal Talens line
Cotman watercolors from Winsor&Newton
Strathmore 140lb coldpress watercolor cards
In this video, I'm doing my first ever drawing in sepia. I decided to use only sepia for this drawing because I wanted to test the limits of this medium. I describe how sepia feels like, the properties I noticed about sepia and whether or not I would work with sepia again. As usual, I also give some general drawing tips. The animal I'm drawing is called a tamarin.
Leonardo Pereznieto's drawing that I was referring to
Koh-I-Noor sepia pencil
Strathmore 400 Series Drawing paper
My latest piece as an acrylic of a puppy done in shades of blue and purple to demonstrate the use of cool analogous colors.
In the video embedded below, I walk you through step by step how I painted him.
Liquitex Soft Body
Amsterdam Standard Series
Fredrix Pro Series Belgian Linen Green Label
I made a video all about analogous colors, or colors that are near each other on the color wheel. In it, I painted a koala using shades of red, yellow, and orange. I used Liquitex and Amsterdam acrylics on an 8x10 Belgian linen canvas from Fredrix. Enjoy.
Here I'm showing you how I added color to my butterfly. You can see how I did the underpainting here. I used Liquitex and Royal Talens acrylics on an 8x10 Belgian Linen canvas from Masterpiece Canvas's Vincent Pro line.
I made my voice over slower this time. Hopefully it's easier to follow this way.
I recently made this sketch
to help me plan a painting of a deer, and this one
To see why and for some tips on creating depth, watch this video.
I decided to try out the Masterpiece Vincent Pro Canvas. I'm doing a little review of it and giving you a demonstration of how I'm doing the underpainting for a blue morpho butterfly.
Painter of portraits and wildlife