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Steve Huston demonstrates his charcoal drawing technique on a female reclining figure. Steve will take you through each step of his process, starting with a light lay in using a stump loaded with charcoal powder all the way to finishing touches. Materials Conté Crayon – Black Alphacolor Char-Kole Square Alphacolor Soft Pastel – White Blending […]
World-renowned painter Steve Huston draws a back view of a female figure using charcoal, conté crayon, blending tools, and erasers. Steve will take you through each step of his process, from a light lay-in using a stump loaded with charcoal powder to resolving all major forms of the figure in full value range. Materials Conté […]
Eric Michael Wilson demonstrates how to sculpt a life-size female portrait using common water-based clay. You will learn how to establish good working habits such as: accurately measuring, maintaining symmetry, establishing clear planes, and working from larger to smaller forms.
Erik Olson deliberates more varied and complex examples of drawing objects using reference planes, reference points, intersecting planes, shapes, and surfaces meeting with seams. A simple scene with a blimp, an archway, and a 1940’s type racecar is related to the cone of vision. Materials 45-45-90 Transparent Triangle Ruler 30-60-90 Transparent Triangle Ruler Alvin Pro-Matic […]
Erik Olson continues creating more complex curved objects and related reference planes and points to achieve correct perspective diminishment and foreshortening with these side to side symmetrical objects. Methods of intersecting objects and surfaces together are introduced. Materials 45-45-90 Transparent Triangle Ruler 30-60-90 Transparent Triangle Ruler Alvin Pro-Matic Lead Holder – 2H Lead Alvin Rotary […]
Erik Olson introduces the concept of side-to-side symmetrical drawing and referencing, an especially useful approach for man-made objects. Eric draws various arches, curved patterns, multiple levels of basic curved shapes, and simple bridges. Materials 45-45-90 Transparent Triangle Ruler 30-60-90 Transparent Triangle Ruler Alvin Pro-Matic Lead Holder – 2H Lead Alvin Rotary Lead Pointer T-Square Ruler […]
In this video lesson world-renowned painter Steve Huston will show you how to approach complex natural forms in landscape paintings by simplifying the forms into boxes, spheres, and other mass conceptions. Steve will show you how to break down the forms of trees, rocks, cliffs, and other terrain with a focus on clear readable form […]
World-renowned painter Steve Huston will perform a quick oil paint demonstration of a sheep. You will learn that what we often describe as “white” colors are actually just relatively lighter variations on warms and cools and how to apply these concepts to your own work. Materials Gamblin Artist Grade Oil Colors Simply Simmons Paintbrush Birch […]
World-renowned painter Steve Huston will paint a reclining female figure from behind as a quick oil sketch. In this particular sketch Steve will work with his typical palette and focus primarily on the drawing including form, structure, proportions with a lesser emphasis on color. Materials Gamblin Artist Grade Oil Colors Simply Simmons Paintbrush Birch Plywood […]
In this video lesson world-renowned painter, Steve Huston will walk you through an oil painting demonstration of a full male figure from the back view. In this tonal study, Steve will start with a toned canvas and paint the figure using a simple palette of mainly browns with little temperature shift and use white to […]
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