If you're a beginner to Chinese watercolor painter then you do have to do a little research and practice before you actually let your paintbrush hit the canvas. From using the right paint to the right brush, every single thing you employ for your art matters in the ultimate creation.
In this video, Linnea Rose teaches us how to paint in a Norwegian folk style called "rosemaling". With this, you will double load your brush and do the strokes in the correct way. To double load your brush, first dip one corner into a color, then dip another color into the other color. After this, stroke again in between the two colors. Next, go to your canvas and simply stroke a looped shake on the paper. Firmly press down with your brush and as your curve around you lift it up to the chisel...
Check out this video for a primer on Sumi-e painting. This video show you how to prepare your ink, table and brush to begin painting.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to paint sand. Users will need a palette knife and paint brush. The colors needed for the sand are: iron oxide, pure white, burnt umber and burnt salmon. Collect all 4 colors on the palette knife and apply it lightly onto the canvas. If it is too dark, add some more white paint. Then use a paint brush to smooth out the edges and blend the sand together. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in art and painting, and would like to lea...
Painting the human body can be difficult and takes a lot of practice. Our art expert is here to teach you all about figure painting, including tips on mixing paint colors for skin tone, lighting, depth and even backgrounds, in this free video art lesson.
Watercolor painting is a great way to bring any artistic design to life. Learn how to paint an orchid using watercolors from a professional artist in this free painting video series.
I usually do step-by-step drawing tutorials, but I found drybrush technique to be fascinating and possibly superior to pencil drawing. Pencils are limited tools because they can only be applied with a point of some sort (with the exception of a graphite stick), while paintbrushes allow artists to think in terms of shapes instead of lines. If you look around the room that you are currently in, I guarantee you that you will not see anything that resembles an edge that a pencil gives you; the wo...
This video discusses how to emboss using acrylic paints, like faux plastic.
Wilson Bickford teaches us how to paint believable rocks in this tutorial. To begin, you will first start with an easel and several paints. Wet your small paint brush with a mixture of brown and black and paint a rock shape on the paper. You will do this by drawing many lumps and bumps to make it look like a natural rock. Use white paint on the side of the rock to give it a light glare where the sun would naturally hit it. To finish the rock, paint on browns to it, to add a dirt color and mak...
In this video series, watch as artist Carolyn Travisano teaches how to d acrylic painting on feathers. Learn how to choose the feathers, choose brushes, choose paint, how to get inspiration, how to prepare the paint pallet, how to design a layout, how to fill in colors, how to do stage comparisons, how to work the feathers, how to add detail, how to do shadowing, how to do the finishing spray, and how to mount the feathers.
Watch this instructional painting video to begin painting on plexiglass. Create some cool effects using spray paint, paint thinner, acrylic paint. Make marks and unique textures using your finger, scratching tools and stencils.
A blank wall makes an excellent canvas for a large-scale mural to add a special and personal touch to any room. Follow along with the demonstrating artists as she transform the white wall into a landscape mural. When using latex house paints, be sure to create a design that doesn't not involve mixing paint colors, as they dont' mix well. Watch this video painting tutorial and learn how to paint a wall landscape mural.
Expand your encaustic wax painting skills through new techniques and materials in this free online art lesson about encaustic wax painting techniques taught by expert John Vandebrooke.
In this tutorial, we learn how to paint a cabbage rose using the one stroke technique. Start out by mixing together white and red with your paint brush. After this, add yellow to the tip of the brush and paint it onto the paper using your hand to move the brush gently up and down. Do this in a circle to make several petals into one single flower. Then, paint on petals around the inside petals to create a larger flower. Add in additional color to the center of the flower to make it pop out mor...
In this tutorial, we learn how to paint a pomegranate. First, paint the circle for the pomegranate. After this, shade the right side with a dark red and the rest with a lighter shade of red. From here, add in a medium red all over the pomegranate and then add another shade over that. From here, start to layer on more additional colors of red to the pomegranate to make it appear more realistic. When finished, paint on the background with whites and grays that are mixed together. Add white to t...
Watercolor is a great way to paint all sorts of subjects. If you want a portrait of a friend, a model, or even yourself, let Sheldon be your guide as he walks you through the step by step process on how to use watercolor to paint a face.
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...
Learn the required techniques for painting distant watercolor trees. In other words, these are the trees that sit in the distant landscape, providing the background - the 'supporting cast' if you like - for the more important elements in your painting, maybe a house, a figure or a river, etc. Paint distant trees in watercolor.
In this two part video artist, Henry Li, shows you how to make rice paper shikishi board yourself for watercolor painting. You'll learn and quick and easy way to create your own material to eventually paint with watercolor. This is a great tutorial for all artist maybe looking to experiment with watercolors.
In the second part of creating the Style D One Sheet movie poster for REVENGE OF THE SITH, Artist Matt Busch begins painting and takes you through the complete process. Learn how to paint a light saber from Star Wars by watching this video art tutorial.
A quick demo from my studio on how to paint a summery sky. Blue skies with clouds can be a problem for some, so watch this real-time demo to help learn how to do it.
Watch this video to learn how make an airbrush flame layout. Make your airbrushing look professional!
Fabric painting is a fun hobby, but like most styles of painting there are a dizzying array of tools available to choose from. This video will teach you about different kinds of fabric paint brushes and how to choose the right one for your project.
Teaching your kids to paint with watercolors is a great way to help them learn their colors. Watercolor paints are fantastic because they are less messy and last a long time. In this clip, learn how to save some money and make your very own watercolors at home with common household items. Have fun!
Learn how to understand the Difference between Chinese ink and watercolor with Chinese paintings. There are several differences between ink and watercolor art. Learn how to spot these variations with this video tutorial from Blue Heron Arts. This tutorial shows the differences between Chinese and Western culture paintings, which is largely rooted in the use of rice paper in Chinese artwork as well as the stretching of the paper prior to painting. Additionally, different types of paints are us...
You can create handmade love letters and personal paper gifts by using your very own homemade ink. This video goes in depth on how you can make your own ink at home using an ink stick and ink stone. This is the traditional way that the Chinese make their ink to use in Calligraphy and brush painting. The ink stick is made of soot from burning oil. There are different grades of ink sticks according to the Chinese standard so watch for that when you are purchasing these supplies. The ink stone i...
Painter Jim Ingraham shows the steps of painting a marine landscape in this video tutorial. Watch as a prepared canvas transforms into a seascape, complete with the beach, the ocean, and the sky. Render and mix paints as you go, this technique is not particularly rigid. Watch this video painting tutorial series and learn how to create a seascape.
When painting a horse with watercolor, supplies include clean water and and a clean cloth. Learn the tools you need to start watercolor painting with tips from a an art teacher in this free painting video. Paint a wild horse in watercolors - Part 1 of 24.
Watercolor painting is a great hobby for expressing creativity and creating beautiful art. Learn about the basics of watercolor painting in this free art lesson video series.
Watch this video and learn how to airbrush the camo effect.
Check out this video with Bob Davies to learn how to paint watercolor trees. These videos will cover everything from paint selection, painting distant, winter, and summer trees, and techniques.
This watercolor tutorial shows beginners how to paint a realistic eye. This video has been sped up 8 times.
Try out a layering technique using spray paint. Always wear a mask when painting with spray paint indoors. Create interesting compositions on old shopping bags. Add depth and tone to stencils by building up layers of material texture, drawing and spray paint. Dry your work with a heat gun if you have one.
You can paint just about anything you want in Chinese watercolor painting, but whether you're sketching out a fish or a crocodile, there exists a basic array of brushstrokes that you will use for any object.
This video demonstrates how to create an artwork using ordinary aluminum foil from your kitchen. This technique is good for those people who have no inspiration of what to paint but want to be creative. This collage technique is a fun way for beginners to experiment with textures, composition and color. Materials used in this video are aluminum foil, a glue stick, Bitumen (a material used as primer for painting on metal without rusting), collage or textured paper, spray paint, acrylic paint, ...
Watch this instructional painting video to create a water like effect on the surface of canvas, wood or paper. Use acrylic paint and a spray bottle with some paint thinner. Spray the turpentine onto wet paint and watch the paint separate into shapes that look like the surface of water, splashes and wave patterns.
This video tutorial shows how to mount a large Chinese rice paper painting. Rice paper is extremely fragile and prone to tearing, thus requiring a technique sensitive to it's structure. Learn how to mount a large Chinese rice paper painting by watching this instructional framing video.
Watch this video to learn how to airbrush the carbon fiber technique.
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.
Here's a cheaper way to get a quality airbrush. You can make this out of household objects and power it by blowing.