In this tutorial I will show you how you can paint the "Spirit of Hope". You can paint exactly the same painting but the aim of this video is to encourage you to paint your own composition based on five reference photos.
You will learn:
- how to paint an interesting background
- how to use masking fluid
- how to use negative and positive painting techniques
- how to use wet on wet techniqe
- what are The Rule of Thirds and The Golden Ratio
- why tonal values are so important
- how to paint the flowers, the leaves and the buds
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StartSketch, composition, masking (16:50)
StartBackground - Initial Washes (29:30)
StartBackground - Negative and positive shapes (19:21)
StartBackground - Tonal values (4:31)
StartFirst bud and first flowers (11:18)
StartFirst washes on the leaves (5:53)
StartA closer look at the flowers (9:43)
StartDeveloping the flowers (4:38)
StartDeveloping the leaves (9:22)
StartDeveloping the buds (6:46)
I'm Chris and I'm very happy to welcome you here! I'm a self-taught watercolorist based in Poznań, Poland working full-time as an artist. I've been painting with watercolors since 2012 and in 2019 I launched my Online Watercolor School.
I like to paint in a realistic style. I love bright, pure colors to make my works intense, colorful and full of positive energy. The main theme of my paintings is flowers and birds, because I am amazed by the diversity and richness of their shapes and colors.
There are two places online where you can find my tutorials:
1. My Online Watercolor School (https://www.esperoart.com/) - is based on membership plans starting from $15 a month. You get access to all tutorials as long as your subscription is active. You pay less and you have access to everything until you cancel your subscription.
2. Here on Teachable you can find individual tutorials available for purchase. This is an option for those of you who are not convinced to subscription models. You pay more for one tutorial, but you have lifetime access to it.
Happy Painting! :)