A Brush with Wildlife Video with Pip McGarry in Oil
On location at Marwell Zoo, Pip McGarry visits the Meerkat enclosure, where he demonstrates how to compose a quick sketch using live models! Continuing his search for a subject, Pip meets the keeper of the rhino area who introduces him to Kiri, a willing participant for Pip’s first painting. Using oils, Pip explains how to begin painting and what to consider when painting wildlife.
Finishing a painting of two giraffes which he had previously painted, Pip introduces backgrounds, explaining why he leaves them until after the main picture has been completed. This valuable resource contains everything you need to know about painting a successful wildlife picture, a joy to watch!
Animals on the Loose Video with Marilyn Allis
This inspiring art instruction workshop will capture your imagination and help you learn to paint animals in an imaginative way often from angles you wouldn’t expect.
Popular artist Marilyn Allis shows you how to capture the character and movement of farm, domestic and wild animals, some with only a few simple brush strokes. She even reveals how to create simple yet affective backgrounds that will bring real atmosphere to your paintings.
In this video Marilyn Allis shows you how to paint six stunning projects including; a cat, chickens, three pigs, a cow, an ostrich and a cockerel.
Creating Texture in Pen & Ink with Watercolour with Claudia Nice-Part 2 of 2
In Part 2 you’ll add even more great textural techniques to your existing knowledge. Claudia Nice will show you how to create criss-cross lines for soft fur, wavy lines that imitate wood grain, how sand can be added to paint to help create rust and even how a kitchen sponge can be used to make a pebbly beach. Brush techniques are introduced, such as dancing a brush over the sky to create clouds. For a grand finale, Claudia Nice combines all of the techniques learned in the two videos into a beautiful painting of a soft and gentle cat. The techniques are simple, but it does take time to create texture. You’ll need plenty of practice, patience and perseverance, but the results are definitely worth it!
Draw and Paint your Pet with Susie Wynne
Susie Wynne will help you develop your skills in drawing animals and give you the confidence to try out different techniques.
Susie Wynne shares her love of animals and her own special techniques with you as she demonstrates how easy it is to paint your pet. Firstly she takes a photograph of the animal and then she carefully builds up the watercolour stage by stage until she has painted a true likeness of her animal subject.
Susie explores the techniques used to portray a terrier?s fur and creates an attractive portrait of a cat using watercolour pencils. Discover how to get the right proportions for different animals and to successfully build up colour on pets such as horses and guinea pigs.
Susie paints a wide range of popular animals in watercolour and there is something for everyone in this easy-to-follow DVD.
Hazel Soan – African Watercolours
Filmed on location at her studio in Africa, Hazel Soan invites you to join her on an artistic safari. With the aid of sketches and photographs from her African travels, deft brushstrokes and a limited palette, she shows you how anyone can master the art of painting swiftly and succinctly.
While beautiful images of elephants, flamingos, and a host of other animals, trees and sunsets emerge before you eyes, you realize how few brush-marks you need make, and that it is timing, as much as technique, that creates lively watercolors.
How to Draw Animals with Bob Ostrom
Learn how to draw animals with cartoonist Bob Ostrom! Your friends are all going to want a drawing of one of these cool animals. Even if you’ve never drawn before, you can start making your own cartoons now! So grab your paper and markers, and get ready for some fun!
Improve Your Animals in Mixed Media Video with Marilyn Allis
This video workshop from the popular artist Marilyn Allis includes two fantastic projects for you to try in the comfort of your own home! In the first Marilyn demonstrates how to paint a colourful brood of chickens in watercolour, pastel and silver gouache. As she paints Marilyn explains how to create movement in the scene by adding texture, shadows and highlights.
In the second, Marilyn Allis shows you how to bring a herd of elephants to life in hot, exotic colours, using watercolours and pastels. Marilyn encourages you to use your own creative license in each painting, helping you to produce some truly inspiring works of art!
Improve Your Brushwork in Watercolour with Hazel Soan
In this inspirational video Hazel Soan shows you how easily you can give your subject life by allowing the brush to do the work. She demonstrates that painting is less to do with the subject and more to do with the way the paint is laid down and the importance of making every brush stroke count.
Learn invaluable techniques such as dry brushing, joining brushstrokes, negative shapes and more. And, with step-by-step demonstrations of various subjects including leaves, flowers, birds, trees, buildings and figures, Hazel’s infectious enthusiasm will be sure to inspire you.
Hazel Soan shows that with confident, meaningful brush marks your watercolours cannot fail to be successful.
Improve Your Watercolour with Chinese Techniques Video with Lian Quan Zhen
Using only watercolour brushes, paints and paper, Lian Zhen explains how to use the materials to bring in the strokes and style of Chinese brush. After painting a few small studies, including a fish, onion, banana and fence, he soon moves on to creating complete works. By the end of this latest Improve Your title you’ll have leaves, flowers, a rooster and some ducks, all in this incredible style.
Using Chinese techniques in your watercolour paintings will help you create beautiful, spontaneous pictures and, most of all, have fun while you’re painting.
Painting Birds With David Hyde – The Kestrel DVD
Many people find the thought of painting a wildlife subject to be daunting but this need not be the case! In this truly inspiring guide, David Hyde shows you how to paint a complete wildlife picture using a series of simple step-by-step stages.
David uses a Kestrel as an example of how to paint a wildlife subject from start to finish throwing in some useful hints and tips along the way. He goes out on location to source some reference material and then demonstrates how to get the best from that to suit your painting.
Working in Acrylics, he opens up his teachings to all levels of acrylic artists, constantly describing what he’s doing and why he’s doing it. Throughout the DVD, David gives advice on materials and useful techniques such as showing you how to get the most from your brush marks, creating a sense of depth, distance and texture and how best to install light that is true to your reference material.
David proves that a relatively complex subject and composition is quite achievable, regardless of your level and by simply breaking everything down into small, simple steps and building your painting back up piece-by-piece will open the door to endless painting possibilities!
Great for all levels
Painting Figures & Animals with Confidence Video with Margaret Evans – Part 1 of 2
Part 1: Add life and intrigue to your paintings by including figures and animals. Using a variety of media, Margaret Evans guides you through the essential elements of creating convincing figures in your work. Learn about basic proportions, scale, tone and shadow and apply these techniques in your paintings.
Painting Figures & Animals with Confidence Video with Margaret Evans – Part 2 of 2
Part 2: Add life and intrigue to your paintings by including figures and animals. Using a variety of media, Margaret Evans guides you through the essential elements of creating convincing figures in your work. Learn about basic proportions, scale, tone and shadow and apply these techniques in your paintings.
Painting Watercolors that Sparkle with Life Video with Cindy Agan
This video is packed with mini demonstrations that will teach you a wide variety of watercolor painting techniques. Follow along with Cindy’s friendly instruction to paint skin tones with graded washes, fur with gouache and texture strokes, crystal clear eyes with drybrushing, folds in fabric with feathering and glazing, wet in wet techniques for distant grass, and more. Then pull all these techniques together to paint a little boy and his dog from start to finish, adding depth and dimension to make your paintings sparkle and come to life on the page.
The Essence of Watercolour with Hazel Soan
This video gives an inspirational insight into the secrets of successful watercolour painting. Hazel focuses on the use of transparent and opaque watercolours and demonstrates these characteristics by painting a charming crocus, some vibrant red apples and a wild elephant. She also explains how to gain real control in wet-in-wet blending and draws your attention to the role of gravity.
Painting a group of backlit figures, Hazel also looks at counter-change, emphasizing the value of tone and the suggestion of the third dimension through light and shade.
Tips & Techniques using Pastel Pencils Video with Colin Bradley
Using pastel pencils, Colin Bradley shares with you a host of hints and techniques to help you get the best from your pastel pencils, enabling you to achieve some stunning results.
Wildlife in Pastel Five – Amur Leopard with Vic Bearcroft
Paint one of the world’s most stunning and majestic endangered species the Amur Leopard.
Wildlife in Pastel Four – Snow Leopard with Vic Bearcroft
Paint a striking portrait of this beautiful and sincere snow leopard.
Wildlife in Pastel Seven – Lion with Vic Bearcroft
Watch Vic Bearcroft paint a Lion in pastel, the king of beasts as he basks gracefully and intently.
Wildlife in Pastel Six – Tiger with Vic Bearcroft
Pastel paint one of the world’s most recognisable and charismatic big cats, the tiger with Vic Bearcroft.
Wildlife in Pastel Two – Wolf
Capture the nature of this handsome grey wolf in this lifelike portrait.