We all have our own method for what works best when learning. By no means do I have the right to change that. However, in my experience teaching artists the necessary skills to paint freely I have discovered some facts that seem to get positive results.
Watch the video the first time all the way through.
Watch it again but this time take notes.
Don't underestimate any step, or technique no matter how simple it may appear.
Apply the technique(s) for yourself.
Don't expect great results in the beginning.
60% of your art time should be dedicated to experimenting with techniques.
Avoid dedicating more than 40% of your time creating final paintings when you are learning the art of expressing yourself. There will be plenty of time for that later on.
Papers/Surface 2 - 18" x 24" 90 lb. drawing paper 3 - 22” x 30” watercolor paper 140 lb. cold press Heavy body acrylics Ultramarine blue Alizarin crimson Cadmium orange Green gold Yellow oxide Raw umber Titanium white Brushes Large round Medium Fan Small round Large Outliner Small outliner Compressed charcoal Reservoir(s) water Note: Feel free to use the colors & brushes that fit your style and preferences. I'm very flexible and believe in giving artists the necessary information to get them started but do not intend to control their creativity. I do however recommend painting on paper for anyone that's never painted loosely. This is more cost effective and will encourage you to explore without the pressure of spending a lot of money upfront.
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