I’ve decided to start doing some video tutorials on drawing and art. Best of all, they are free to watch / download. You can watch them below here, or the full video on my Vimeo channel (where you can download the whole video for free) or individual sections on my Youtube channel (or click the icons on the right hand side of the page).
This first video of the series teaches you how to draw basic shapes and objects, and assumes you know nothing. So if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to draw, this is a great jump on point for you.
This video continues to build on skills learnt in the previous video “How to Draw: The Basics (Part I)”. Using simple shapes of boxes, cubes, ellipses and cylinders, we build up to drawing a peanut butter jar and a Playstation controller.
This Masterclass video goes through several quick sketches / watercolour speed paintings executed onsite in the outback of Australia (Ayers Rock and The Olgas in the Northern Territory). Discussion is made about quickly capturing an impression of the landscape and the thought process considered during various compositions. The basic steps for this type of En plein air sketching are outlined and repeated in each of the 3 demonstrations here. Final comments are made about using these preparatory sketches for future artworks / paintings.
This Masterclass video shows a time lapse of 20+ hours of a self portrait oil painting from start to finish. Shown here is a general approach for tackling skin / flesh tones and water. Discussion is also made about compositional ideas and the importance of having a goal in mind when painting. The video shows basic glazing techniques used in oil paintings.
This Masterclass video shows a time lapse of 30+ hours of a Shoe Still Life, “Running Against the Sun”, oil painting from start to finish. Shown here is a general old master approach of a sepia underpainting and then glazing over the top with colour. Also shown is using traditional oil paints in an airbrush gun to create the look desired. This painting was created for the Footlocker Art Prize and discussed is some of the inspiration behind it.
This free online video tutorial will show you how to get the open source 3D software program Blender 3D, load a file and basic navigation.