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Toucans - Going Big With Backgrounds : Preview
To try this tutorial sign up here https://bit.ly/3RzJmqi This time we are scaling up in size with two big bold and colourful toucans (although sticking to the usual A3 size will work great too!). There are always a few extra considerations when scaling up in size. As well as what to do with a large area of background or nothingness? Plus in this case, what to do with large areas of flat black? Can we inject a little more life into these areas whilst not drawing attention away from the focal point of the heads? The principles we cover in this tutorial can be applied to any subject at any scale, but having these principles exaggerated in this tutorial will really help with our understanding of them! A secondary point here is how to tackle a subject when the lighting is less obvious or highly contrasted. I do introduce a couple of different brushes here but don't worry, these aren't essential. I simply wanted to take this as an opportunity to show you a couple of extras. Enjoy!
Figures in Paris - Lot’s of Wet on Wet : Preview
Click here https://bit.ly/3ewJEPA to sign up as a member and access this tutorial In this tutorial we take a trip to Paris to paint 3 figures walking in the street with a beautiful feeling of light. The first element of this tutorial is how to tackle figures at what I would say is the hardest scale. They are large enough that we need a certain level of accuracy to make them feel alive and moving, plus a few finer details and features to bring them to life. Yet, they are still at a scale where too much information, getting too fussy with details, can immediately make them feel too heavy and overworked. It’s definitely a balancing act, but as always with a few pointers and tricks this becomes a lot easier. The second element is of course the light, and with this a good look at the classic watercolour technique of wet on wet. When a scene is somewhat backlit like this one, it does become a little easier to tackle. The trick is understanding that the majority of the painting will be shadow, and that we can therefore paint large areas as one shape using wet on wet. This will create strong cohesive shapes of soft fuzzy shadows adding depth, atmosphere and plenty of contrast to the the few smaller areas of defined light. Don’t be put off here. You can take this one slowly, bit by bit. Focus on simple tones, simple paint consistency and you will be fine. I can’t wait ot see how you get on.
Boats & Reflections - Trusting the Shapes : Preview with Tom Shepherd School of Watercolour
Click here to sign up https://schoolofwatercolour.co.uk/pages/become-a-member In this tutorial, we are going to take the recurring theme of painting shapes to the absolute extreme. There is almost nothing tangible as an object to “try and paint” here, so we have to focus on painting shapes. Furthermore, we have to trust that these shapes and their tones will jigsaw together to create the illusion of our subject once we are done! This ones going to be a bit of journey. So settle in, trust the process, and see where it takes you! Happy painting. MB01VJDE7RKZQZK
Watermelon Slices - Pushing the Colour With Simple Shapes & Tones : Preview
Click here to sign up as a member https://schoolofwatercolour.co.uk/pages/become-a-member Oh, this is a fun one! Whilst using the underlying structure of nice simple shapes of light and shadow we can really play with lots of lovely rich colour and juicy pigment! There’s plenty of wet-in-wet work at all stages, as well as great fun to be had with the little finishing touches and details!! For me, this is what watercolour is all about! I take you through a detailed analysis of the subject; including a delve into exploring a little more subtlety and variation within the boundaries of the light and shadow shapes (this is continuing to build on the last two tutorials of the tonal jaguar and elderley lady). We will look at how this more logical approach gives us not only a simple process from which to tackle this, or any other subject, but also provides the foundation to have a huge amount of fun with the medium leading to a more intuitive, painterly and loose approach to our painting. Be sure not to miss this one! Can't wait to see how you get on. MB01FYBQK5YHSPW
wet on wet tutorial WATERCOLOUR
The technique of working wet on wet, along with the incredible variety of effects this creates, is what makes watercolour so unique and so different form other mediums. It is not necessarily complicated but it does take good amount of practice and play, time with brush in hand, to really get a feel for how the pigment and water feels in the brush, how wet the paper is in any given area, and then the relationship between these two factors. In this short video I give you a quick run through of my own language, approach and watercolour process whilst painting a red panda. Lots more on this wet in wet technique to come. If you are interested in diving much deeper into this technique, plus trying out loads of tutorials and tons of other techniques and principles, please do consider checking out my school of Watercolour. Break through Watercolour frustration with my Watercolour School: https://schoolofwatercolour.co.uk/ _______ Other ways to LEARN with me for the rest of 2023: ZOOM Demos https://www.tomshepherdart.com/zoom-painting-demos Painting the Figure in Watercolours : Online mini-course https://www.tomshepherdart.com/painting-the-figure-in-watercolour ______ School of Watercolour https://schoolofwatercolour.co.uk/ Take your watercolours to the next level - break through frustration! You can become a FREE member for life to give it a go :) ---- Links to me ---- https://www.instagram.com/tomshepherdartist https://www.tomshepherdart.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TomShepherdArt/ https://www.stitcher.com/show/creative-perspectives
Elderly Lady - Tone & Colour - Preview - Tom Shepherd School of Watercolour
Continuing on from the Monotone-Jaguar we take the same core themes around tonal values, plus big, small and medium shapes, but slowly introduce a simple set of colours and mixes. The idea here is that the focus is still very much on simple shapes of tonal values whilst creeping in enough colour to push things forward, but not so much that we get distracted or confused by colours (which happens to us all!) Of course, we visit tonal values constantly in every tutorial, but in this tutorial, it is the core principle we are focusing on. Not only that we are starting to explore more subtle nuances of tone. We continue to work with a light and shadow family, but within this framework, we will begin to explore a little more variety of tone. In this particular tutorial, we go back into the light family and start to play around with “in-between tones”. This can be tricky but it also adds a lot of depth and interest to a piece and I find it encourages people to paint a little more intuitively, whatever their experience level. It is another theme which will slowly but surely be creeping into the tutorials as we progress. Finally, this tutorial is also a great example of taking it slowly and steadily, always keeping in mind our objective - in this case, simple tones. There will be times when it looks like it is not working, but don't forget that so often in watercolour it is the last 10% of painting (if not even less), where it really starts to come together…be patient, stay focused on tone, and have fun!
paint PEOPLE in WATERCOLOURS
Learn to paint people in watercolour in this tutorial! There's some great tips to painting people and figures in watercolour, in particular I want to show you how to inject character, movement and gesture into your figures. Plus I show you how to consider composing a painting to best bring out the focal point. I hope you enjoy ;) I have an upcoming course on Painting the Figure in Watercolours (Nov'23) https://www.tomshepherdart.com/painting-the-figure-in-watercolour To dive really deep into all aspects of watercolour, including how to paint figures, please consider joining my School of Watercolour. ----- School of Watercolour ------ You will find full length real-time version of this Watercolour Water Buffalo over on my school of watercolour (in the "Patreon Archive") https://schoolofwatercolour.co.uk/ Take your watercolours to the next level - break through frustration! You can become a FREE member for life to give it a go :) ---- Links to me ---- https://www.instagram.com/tomshepherdartist https://www.tomshepherdart.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TomShepherdArt/ https://www.stitcher.com/show/creative-perspectives
LOOSE watercolour painting tutorial
In this little watercolour tutorial I talk about a few principles, techniques and also ways of thinking that may help you you loosen up and create more painterly and energetic paintings! So much of this looser more painterly approach is about learning to look at our subject in a particular way. This way of seeing then gives us a solid foundation and structure from which to really play and experiment with the water and pigment - including lost of wet in wet work, and generally leaving the watercolour to simply do its thing. I hope you enjoy ;) ----- School of Watercolour ------ You will find full length real-time version of this Watercolour Water Buffalo over on my school of watercolour (in the "Patreon Archive") https://schoolofwatercolour.co.uk/ Take your watercolours to the next level - break through frustration! You can become a FREE member for life to give it a go :) _____________________________- Upcoming Online Courses: Figure in Watercolour (Nov'23) https://www.tomshepherdart.com/painting-the-figure-in-watercolour __________ -- School of Watercolour -- https://schoolofwatercolour.co.uk/ ---- Links to me ---- https://www.instagram.com/tomshepherdartist https://www.tomshepherdart.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TomShepherdArt/ https://www.stitcher.com/show/creative-perspectives
WATERCOLOUR wildlife painting
Learn how to paint animal markings in our wildlife watercolours! This video follows on my previous video on how to paint animal markings in watercolour. I take the same painting principles and simply apply them to a different subject,. As always a few tips and tricks in watercolour go along way, and painting wildlife, in particular markings, is no different!:) I hope you enjoy it! ----- School of Watercolour ------ You will find full length real-time version of this Watercolour Tiger over on my school of watercolour (Patreon Archive) https://schoolofwatercolour.co.uk/ Take your watercolours to the next level - break through frustration! You can become a FREE member for life to give it a go :) __________ -- School of Watercolour -- https://schoolofwatercolour.co.uk/ ---- Links to me ---- https://www.instagram.com/tomshepherdartist https://www.tomshepherdart.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TomShepherdArt/ https://www.stitcher.com/show/creative-perspectives
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