Getting Started, Materials & Asset Images

We all have out 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 a few things that seem to get positive better results.
  1. Watch the video the first time all the way through.
  2. Watch it again but this time take notes
  3. Roll up your sleeves and get to work
  4. Don't underestimate any step, or technique no matter how simple it may appear.
  5. Apply the technique(s) for yourself
  6. Don't expect great results in the beginning. 
  7. 60% of your art time should be dedicated to experimenting with techniques. 
  8. Avoid the final paintings when you are learning the art of expressing yourself. There will be plenty of time for that later on.

Materials

Below is a list of materials used in the lessons. The charcoal sketches use drawing paper while the acrylic sketches and final paintings use 140 lb. cold press.
Drawing Paper
4 - 18" x 24" 90 lb. drawing paper
Compressed charcoal, or graphite
Paint
Titanium whirte
Sap green
Cadmium orange
Cadmium red
Yellow iron oxide
Alizarin crimson
Teal
Green gold
Anthraquinone blue
Brushes
Outline #1
Outliner #6
Medium round
Small round
Large square, or flat
Fan
Painting Surface
3- 22x30" 140lb cold press paper
Inspiration Image

Roosters With Acrylic

Paint Some Expressive Birds

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