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Art Supply Haul + Updates

Sorry for the lateness I had a lot of trouble uploading because it was so long. There might be some audio gap/jumps because I had to split the video into parts to upload and the youtube editor is horrible for stitching them back together.

Bottle Cap Palette Containers Tutorial

Keeping Your Acrylic Paints Wet - Retarders

Keeping Your Acrylic Paints Wet - Stay Wet Palette

First Painting with New Setup

Springy Sketching Pen (Coming Soon)

Torso Tutorial (Planned)

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Painting of : Bryce Canyon by Anna Panáková / used under CC-BY

Canyon Painting (Oils)

As I mentioned in the video I ended up using the painting to test some glazing techniques. You can see it's been divided into three sections. These were all done after the painting as touch dry. From left to right, my notes were as follows. Not the most precise, but they were meant as more of a starting point.

  1. One part titanium white to 3-4 parts liquin. Can be wiped nearly clean (compared to 3). Canvas texture smoother (compared to 3)

  2. A bit of titanium white, couple drops of turps, and a bit of liquin, mixed to kind of a milky consistency. Tends to really sink into the canvas but smoothes fine with a brush, and ended up with the least texture. Can be wiped nearly clean (compared to 3).

  3. Pure titanium white. Doing it with just a brush was impossible (might be possible with zinc white) so I used my thumb and that also helped reduce the canvas texture. And afterwards I wiped away the excess paint with a rag but it's hard to wipe away completely.

To avoid using turps I think the best solution would be to just prime and sand the canvas smooth so that paint doesn't get stuck in the canvas texture. With that even pure titanium white could probably be laid very thinly.

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Reference: The Kish by PaulODonell / used under CC-BY

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Glass Jar Still Life

The pencils I use are Lyra ArtDesign if you’re interested. I found them the smoothest of the ones I tried.

The eraser pencil is from Faber-Castel but to be honest if other brands exist I’d try those instead. I find the Faber-Castel one a bit too harsh and yet not hard enough to really keep a sharp tip. It feels and looks similar to a pink school eraser. I’ve not had mine stain that I can remember but there have been reviews complaining about that.

The book I mentioned is called Course in Pencil Sketching by Ernest Watson. I’ve mentioned it briefly before here and here.

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Three Perspective Videos

How to Draw Perfect Squares in 1 & 2 Point Perspective

Please note that this method is accurate so far as I’ve been able to compare it with 3d models, and also this was one of the methods used in a book I was reading, but as cover in the next video below there’s something off about using this to construct perfect cubes so I’m not sure if there might be some minor error or there’s something I’m not taking into consideration when constructing perfect cubes.

How to Draw Perfect Cubes in 2 Point Perspective

How to Rotate Objects in Perspective

Patreons can get access to the 3d models I made and the PSD for the animation here.

If you have any questions or there’s something else you have trouble with concerning perspective leave me a comment and I’ll try and help.

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Inspired by: Willy Lott's Cottage as painted in The Hay Wain by Karen Roe / used under CC-BY

Boat on the Shore

Okay it seems I won't be able to do daily drawings. It's too much work editing and uploading. By Friday I felt so horrible I was practically useless all day and that kind of reverberated through the weekend. I can draw daily, it's just the rest that kills me. So I'm thinking of like doing a weekly progress thing or every few days post whatever I've been working on like here.

This took 2-3 days and 3 hours total.

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Drawing Some Hands

I’m trying out something slightly different. I want to do more video but the editing always takes so long I avoid it. So I’m thinking of doing videos like this one, possibly even more concentrated (one hand at a time) because it’s so much easier to edit. Then maybe once I get the hang of it (and a proper mic - 50% of is getting the iPhone audio bits in sync) I’ll start making longer ones. Anyways enjoy.

Patreon Only Full Size PSD

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Some Notes on Ears - Part 2

You can also find this post as an Instructable.

I finally got around to complete Part 2 of the Ears video. I’m still having some recording issues. If you have any questions please comment. Feedback is appreciated. I worked on cutting down the time to 15 minutes this time. Currently working on trying to sound less monotone.

First Part: How to Draw Ears - Part 1 - Structure

The two ears used for reference in the video where:

Mean me” by Pierre Vignaue used under a CC-BY 2.0 License / Cropped

Backlight 2” by Travis Pawlewski used under a CC-BY 2.0 License / Cropped

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