Color selection is an important part of art. Learn how to plan the colors for your next work of art in this free art lesson series from an art instructor.
Check out this video to learn how to paint morning glories in the traditional Japanese method of Sumi-e ink painting.
Check out this video to see how to paint Buddha meditating in Sumi-e style of ink painting. The key three lines are, 1)shoulder outline, 2)inside line to abdomen, 3)slanted down line from abdomen.
In this video, we learn how to pain orchid flowers with watercolor paints. Start out by using a light lilac color on the petals. Use a thin brush to push the colors around on the picture so you have slight shading around the different petals. Use a darker purple color in the middle of the flower. Then, use a yellow color in the very middle. Add in a green leaf and stem on the bottom of the flower. Use a paper towel to smudge any excess moisture or water off of the flower to make it more prist...
This instructional painting video demonstrates how to create texture and layers to a mixed media painting using Bitumen and glue. You will also need acrylic paint, contact glue, a spray paint, rust protector, and some type of thinner. Experiment with these materials to generate unique texture to a collage or painting.
Holton Rower's Pour recalls the lysergic 1960s at their most saturated. So much so that, had Timothy Leary been an abstract expressionist, it's easy to imagine that his work might have borne more than a passing resemblance. The process is essentially self-evident: build a flat, geometrical sculpture and pour cup after cup of paint on it. Gravity does the rest. But, gee, what an effect! SOURCE Holton Rower via poppytalk.
This video teaches the secrets of using acetate sheet to develop watercolor painting. Some tips of using acetate sheet to develop watercolor painting are: Acetate sheets will come to use mainly when painting flowers, nature, birds, animals, etc. (e.g., flower in this video). In this case first finish painting the flower and some easy parts. Now painting the weeds is difficult as you may find it tough to get it in the right area. Now you can place an acetate on top of your painting and draw th...
In this video, we learn how to paint pansies flowers with Marjorie Harris. Start out by using a purple color to paint the petals with a small angled brush. Then, move your brush in an up and down motion to create the petals. You can also use different colors with your brush to make the middle of the flower more appealing. Then, use black on a pointed brush to create lines in the middle of the flower petal. From here, you will be able to paint on the stem of the flower green to create a beauti...
Dog trainer Emily Larlham from Dogmantics teaches how to paint your pet's portrait without having a background in art. Colors used in this tutorial include Titanium White, French Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna (a brown), Burnt Umber (a dark brown), Alizeran Crimson (a red), Cadmium Yellow, and Cadmium Orange. Other colors that are a good beginners palate include Cadmium Red and Yellow Ochre.
In this tutorial, we learn how to paint a red rose. First, you will add some red paint to your brush and paint along lines of a rose outline. Use an angled brush so you can get a better accuracy while you are painting. After this, continue to paint around the petals until you reach the entire area of the rose. Then, paint the inside of the rose. You will then mix the red together with darker colors and whites to add depth to the flower on the paper. Once finished, you will have a gorgeous red...
The Hake brush is a type of flat brush used in Chinese painting along with the more typical trimmed brush. In this video the artist demonstrates the use of such a brush to create painting of an Iris with a blue butterfly and some calligraphy to finish it off. If you don't already have a Hake brush as part of your Chinese art toolkit, this video should convince you to invest in one.
This instructional fine arts video demonstrates how to collage with sand paper, paint and other mixed media. The term collage derives from the French "coller" meaning "glue". Before you throw anything away, consider its potential for patterned or textured collage material. Almost any type of material can add new textures and layers to an assemblage piece.
This painting tutorial demonstrates how to make a painting of an eye with acrylic paint. Use a photograph as a reference. Begin with light washes of paint, and slowly lay down more paint mixed with liquid medium or drying retardant. Use small amounts of blending color as a final layer.
This video shows you how to dry-mount a painting done on rice paper with silicone release paper. This method is to transfer the silicon adhesive film to the backing material first, then take the release paper off and mount the painting on. Artist, Henry Li gives you everything you need to know to properly mount your beautiful painting on the silicone to transfer as you please.
Learn how to stretch your paper and prepare it for painting in the watercolor style from this how-to video series. Pick up some techniques for watercolor, like wet on wet paint, using salt for texture, creating shadows, detailing, color choice, and finishing. Watch these video painting tutorials and learn how to watercolor a pre-drawn painting.
Chinese tradition has always honored lotus flowers. Essentially, the lotus flower represents peace, creativity and purity amid adverse surroundings. This is a perfect subject matter for sumi ink painting. Watch this instructional painting video to practice painting lotus flowers with ink and watercolors.
Ed Hubbs takes you step-by-step on how to airbrush carbon fiber. Easy to follow. Airbrush carbon fiber.
Body painting isn't just art, it's sexy. More and more people are shedding their clothes and adding some paint for a new shocking look that is bound to drop jaws. If you're not into being painted into a Picasso, then maybe you'd like to try your hands on the other side of the paint brush…
Acrylic paintings of the human face are a great form of artistic expression. Paint acrylic portraits with tips from an illustrator in this free video series on art and painting.
Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke!
At age 32, Tetsuya Ishida apparently threw himself in front of a speeding train. No huge surprise given his exceedingly twisted paintings. To us, he seems to possess a certain internet sensibility. Precisely executed, bizarre, and dark in theme. We dig him.
Ever wanted to try encaustic wax painting? Here's your chance!! Learn the supplies, techniques and use for this innovative art technique in this free online art lesson taught by expert John Vanderbrooke.
Check out this explanation of a paint making process using prickly pear cactus juice and type-s lime. Umber oxide is hydrated and added for earthen color. Paint is applied to the ferrocement/papercrete battery room dome.
This video shows one how to paint a cherry blossom in the Sumi-e technique of painting in ink with a single brush.
A spray paint artist goes through his spray paint supplies and how to set up before you begin.
Watercolor painting is a great way to get introduced to the world of painting and fine art. The free flowing nature of watercolor allows you to start out simply as you refine your craft. You can make any shape or image that comes to your imagination. In this video series, learn how to paint birds in watercolor.
Watch this video to learn how make an airbrush flame layout. Make your airbrushing look professional!
Vivian shows us how to use the watercolor salt technique in this video. This is great if you want to make underwater paintings and have a coral effect on them. The salt will cause the painting to look more rough and you can see the salt on the paper and how it absorbed the color. To start, you will wet your cold pressed paper on both sides. Then, add your paint to your brush and continue to paint. Don't apply the paint too dark if you are going to work on it later. When finished, let this dry...
Watch this instructional painting video to paint roses and wisteria flowers with bees using watercolors on Chinese rice paper. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get out some newsprint paper to practice painting these beautiful flowers and bees.
Sunrises are a very popular painting subject. Learn about the brushes and paints needed for a painting of a sunrise in this free oil painting lesson from our experienced painter. Paint a sunrise in oil paints - Part 1 of 15.
The interesting thing about painting in the Chinese watercolor style is that objects, animals, and plants that look pretty simple, such as goldfish and snakes, are actually made up of a complex array of different layers and colors.
Sessions Online School of Fine Arts brings you this tutorial video on painting. Search WonderHowTo for Sessions Online School of Fine Arts for more art tutorials. This video art lesson demonstrates how to do an underpainting for portrait painting.
In this video, we learn how to use watercolor pencil techniques. The rendering process is similar to those with graphite. You will use strokes, giving them different lengths and colors to create texture. You can do crosshatching on the paper so everything is darker and you are hiding the white. Burnishing is when you lay down dark colors to the surface of the paper and work more colors in, the white will work as a blender. The end result will be a very smooth finish with a slightly waxy feel....
Building a frame for your paintings can save you money and provide one more creation of which to be proud. Normally recommended for abstract paintings, basic float frames offer a professional feel to your art. This video demonstrates how to build a very simple float frame, which compliments a modern, contemporary, abstract painting rather nicely.
This is a video about how to create a simple water color painting. First we have to select the seen that we are going to paint on the paper. Next give a rough sketch on the paper about the scene that you have imagine or select to paint with a pencil. Next take the water proof marker give the outlines to that paint. Then you have to give two washes to your paint. First one is warm wash. For that you have to take yellow, orange, and red colors. First wet the paper with the water. Next splash on...
Part 1 of a three part video showing how to paint a tranquil harbourside scene in acrylics. Part 1 deals with the composition and tonal values. Part 2 continues by adding the base colours and developing aerial perspective. Part 3 concludes with the details and highlights.
Artist Matt Busch finally begins the color painting process, showing how to lay in your under-painting with acrylic washes. The episode also touches on 'procrastination' (let's face it, a common artist trait) and even covers using an Air-Brush! Learn how to paint Star Wars by watching and following along with this video tutorial.
This is a tutorial of how to spray paint pictures of cities.
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw the back view of a horse. Start by drawing the tail. Use a horse main brush made out of real horse main hair. Change to another brush to use a darker color for the rest of the body of the horse. Paint around the tail that you made to create the rear end and the legs that are on the horse. Also create the feet and make sure to just use one stroke as you are creating these. Next, creating a neck and then the head along with the main on the top of the horse...
In this video Teddy Zane shows you how to paint a guitar with spray paint. It begins by painting the whole guitar with one color of flat paint, and then creating a panel where you want the picture, out of tape. Next lay your picture on top of the tape and use a scalpel or razor to cut out the design as a template carefully ensuring you do not cut the guitar, only the image and the tape. Once the entire image is cut, pull off the tape to expose the guitar beneath. Cover the rest of the guitar ...