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13 Videos (1h 16m)
    • Introduction Video

    • Charcoal Cow Sketch Part 1

    • Charcoal Cow Sketch Part 2

    • Acrylic Cow Sketch Part 1

    • Acrylic Cow Sketch Part 2

    • Acrylic Cow Sketch Part 3

    • Acrylic Cow Sketch Part 4

    • Charcoal & Acrylic Sketch Recap

    • Cow Painting Layer One

    • Cow Painting Layer Two

    • Cow Painting Layer Three

    • Cow Painting Layer Four

    • Cow Painting Layer Five


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

54 of 56 students recommendSee All

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!
lots of new techniques....
He recommends to loosen up and be creative. Fear of failure prohibits us from experimenting with our own uniqueness. Great class





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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