Ever wonder how painters capture the ethereal beauty of flowers in nature? Painting with watercolors is as much about practiced technique as it is about natural talent. This lesson demonstrates how to paint a floral scene, but the skills and techniques you'll learn can be applied to any subject. Learn how to add texture, create transparency and use the bleeding tendency of watercolor paints to your advantage.
Calling all budding artists! Want to learn how to paint with watercolors? In Part 3 of this watercolor painting series, Lorraine Watry shows you several new painting techniques such as: applying salt to watercolor paints; creating blooms; and using sponges, Magic Erasers, and sandpaper with watercolor pencils. Follow along to better understand techniques for creating different watercolor effects and color styles.
Take on a true watercolor challenge! This lesson by Larry Hamilton, the first in a series, shows you how to start painting a Californian mission scene. Even if you have a different scene in mind, Larry’s narration provides countless pro tips and tricks that apply to any subject. Follow along at home or take notes on techniques to use in your next painting.
Want to wow the world with the quality HD video you could be shooting with that iPhone in your pocket? This lesson will teach you the basics of shooting video on your iPhone 4, 4s, or 5. Once you are familiar with the camera app, learn how to hold and focus the camera, and how to view an accurate display of your video. Ready to shoot? Finish this lesson by learning ways to stabilize your camera to make your online video or tutorial appear smooth and fluid.
Whether you are an experienced decoration artist or a first-timer, this lesson provides a few easy-to-understand pointers on painting clouds for large-scale ceiling murals. Don’t make the common mistake of painting cartoonish clouds with obvious patterns and symmetry. For a realistic mural of the sky, use nuanced techniques for creating shadows, breaking up patterns, and providing structure to each shape. Note: this lesson does not cover how to apply the blue base coat.
Even though a music video is usually only about three minutes long, it can require days to shoot, multiple locations, and hours of post-production. In this lesson from Tom Antos, learn the basics of making a music video, why preparation (such as storyboarding) is especially key, and why shooting the same scene with two cameras is a good idea. Hungry for more? Learn how to incorporate effects or even your own art!
Want to improve upon your realist painting techniques? This lesson by Anna Mason Art demonstrates how to use color and highlights to paint an incredibly realistic strawberry with watercolors. Once you have drawn a faithful depiction of your photo reference, be patient, work slowly, follow the highlights with your brush, and your work will look good enough to eat!
Watercolor is one of the simplest forms of painting, requiring few resources. In the last of four lessons in this series, Lorraine Watry shares new techniques for beginning watercolor artists such as glazing, lifting, feathering, and negative painting. Keep practicing what you learn, and your work could end up on Etsy -- or at the very least, your walls!
Looking to grow your artistic side? Try watercolor painting! This lesson will outline all the supplies you need to get started on your journey. Watercolor is a form of visual art that traditionally uses water-soluble paints on thick paper. You’ll learn the basic brushes and colors you need for a starter-kit, as well as how to choose a palette and pad of paper. Once you’ve got the essential tools and supplies you need, you’ll be ready to create original and beautiful pieces of art.
Tired of scrapbook styles that only highlight one photo or require expensive decorations? Kiwi Lane Designs brings you a whole new style of scrapbooking based around framing your pages with matching paper borders. See how templates, borders, and layered paper can create a great, balanced look that leaves room for plenty of photographs. Framing with the smaller templates is also great for decorating cards or mini-albums.
Tired of ending up with ripply, wet paper when painting with watercolors? Learn how to stretch paper for watercolor painting to keep your art in perfect shape. All you need is a hard surface and some gummed paper tape. You can even stretch out regular office paper! Tape down the paper, paint on it, and let it dry while stretched for a smooth finish. Stretching watercolor paper can save your masterpiece!
This lesson will teach the budding painter how to add dimension to an acrylic painting of the ocean by using the wet-on-wet technique. By layering and blending colors of wet paint, artists can create a realistic painting of ocean waves crashing, complete with variations in tone and color. This lesson teaches how to mix paint to achieve a richer picture, as well as how to add reflection to water and give sea foam the illusion of volume by using highlights and shadows.
Let's go to the movies... in the movies! In this filmmaking lesson, award-winning cinematographer Tom Antos teaches you how to light and shoot a movie theater scene, simulating the light that comes off of a cinema screen. Real life cinemas are too dark to get a camera exposure, so you can recreate the effect using a 1000-watt light. Learn how make a lighting spin wheel and use red and blue gels to create a flickering effect with changing intensity and color.
Have you ever dreamt of being an artist? Now is your chance! In this lesson, Shoo Rayner teaches you how to paint with water brushes and watercolor pencils. Water brushes make painting easy and accessible for drawing on-the-go. No need for a water cup to clean your paint brush - simply pack up a small stash of colors, some paper, and a water brush, and give watercolor painting a try.
If you are skilled at teaching and have knowledge that you want to share, learn how to educate others by making the best lesson possible! This lesson from Curious Teacher Support is designed to help you grasp the fundamentals of shooting a lesson, from how to light your filming environment (no matter where it is), to recording the highest quality audio possible, to how to frame your shots for maximum impact. We know you’ve got something to say, so say it well with a quality lesson.
A river is a majestic part of a landscape. Learn how to use acrylics to paint the water, rocks, foliage, and natural motion of a beautiful river scene. Let professional artist Darrell Crow show you the proper brush selection, strokes, and techniques to create a painting that you'll feel you could step into!
Anyone can learn how to paint. Let professional painter Darrell Crow teach you how to paint with acrylics. This lesson shows you how to create landscape masterpieces of waterfalls, cascades, rocks, and lakes. Learn how to mix your paints for the perfect colors, and discover techniques unique to acrylic painting. Soon you’ll produce landscape paintings you wish you could walk into!
Want to take your scrapbooking to the next level? In this lesson, Kiwi Lane Designs teaches you how to take advantage of templates to experiment with your designs, then add coordinating embellishments to your scrapbook pages. Get trips on selecting coordinating patterns and shapes, using elements of the paper you have already, and cutting out tricky stencil shapes such as delicate floral patterns.
Love art and wish you could paint watercolors like Van Gogh, Audubon, Durer, Hopper, and Cezanne? In part two of her watercolor painting lessons, Lorraine Watry introduces you to several watercolor stroke techniques including scumbling, pushing out pigment, wipe out, masking fluid, scratching wet and dry, and creating hard and soft edges.