Masterclass

These free online How to Draw: Masterclass video tutorial series aims to take all the various elements & techniques from the other videos and combine them into finished sketches / artworks. This provides insights into creative thought processes and methodologies used by real world practicing artists.

Masterclass 03 – Shoe Still Life Oil Painting

How to Draw & Paint: Masterclass 03: Shoe Still Life Oil Painting by mattelder.com from Matt Elder on Vimeo.

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.

Masterclass 02 – Self Portrait Oil Painting

How to Draw & Paint: Masterclass 02: Self Portrait Oil Painting by mattelder.com from Matt Elder on Vimeo.

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.

Masterclass 01 – Watercolour Speed Painting

How to Draw: Masterclass 01: Ayers Rock / Uluru, The Olgas / Kata Tjuta – Watercolour Speed Painting by mattelder.com from Matt Elder on Vimeo.

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.

Various sections times are:

00:00 Introduction & Location
01:03 Sketch 1 – Ayers Rock / Uluru
05:15 Sketch 2 – The Olgas / Kata Tjuta
10:06 Sketch 3 – Ayers Rock / Uluru
14:44 Closing Comments & Paintings

Note: Sketches are played back at 3 times normal speed.

1 comment

  1. Kaiky says:

    I used to teach adeiamcc writing. One graduate student was so grateful that she painted a water colour for me. It’s small, a little larger than a postcard, something she sketched in a pad and coloured one afternoon while taking a walk out by the ocean. We framed it and put it on the wall. It’s a lovely little painting. I’ll post it some time.I’ve never tried water colours. I’m still working on my first acrylic work on canvas. I’ll have to finish it the next sunny day we have. I’m always impressed with people who can paint something that looks like something, a house, a tree, whatever. Ever see one of those glow-in-the-dark super deep sea weird looking jelly fish? That’s kind of what I’m painting now. Abstract.Looking forward to your first painting, Jody.

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