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4 Videos (28m)
    • Introduction Video

    • Step One: Charcoal Sketches

    • Step Two: Acrylic Sketch

    • Step Three: Finished Cow Painting

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About This Class

Put some style and excitement into your creative painting process by enrolling in this easy-to-do cow painting using acrylics on paper. Discover how to build an expressive & abstract style painting starting with a basic charcoal sketch.

What you will learn:

  1. How to use a basic charcoal sketch to express details & spot potential problems
  2. How to add personality and expression to your art
  3. Tips for creating loose brushwork
  4. Why painting in layers is so important
  5. Using outliner brushes to add linear interest
  6. Tips for using white
  7. Negative space painting to define key edges
  8. Why under painting your subject is so important
  9. Techniques to create colors that ‘pop’
  10. Why doodling & sketching is more important than painting finished art

61 of 63 students recommendSee All

interesting class. some new techniques to me. enjoyed it - good encouragement to keep going for IT
Love everything about this class! So refreshing after spending time doing photo realistic animal portraits. I needed this to bring back the fun in art. Can’t wait to play in my paints again. Thank you for the inspiration. I’m a fan !
What a fan-tas-tic teacher and course! I just stumbled on it at the right time myself feeling the artist's block and being stuck. The teacher has a great understanding of artist struggles and gives some great advice. This teaching helped me to loosen my mind. I never knew before I could paint such a fun cow! The course left me feel very inspired and made me smile. Thank you!





Robert Joyner

Strive To Become An Artist - Not A Painter

Full time paintslinger from Richmond, Virginia specializing in acrylic & mixed media paintings. Best known for my signature loose brushwork and carefree approach to creating abstract style artwork.

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