Advanced Acrylic Landscape Techniques - How To Plan Your Painting | Robert Joyner | Skillshare

Advanced Acrylic Landscape Techniques - How To Plan Your Painting

Robert Joyner, Making Art Fun

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14 Lessons (2h 31m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. How to use Google maps for inspiration

    • 3. Discover The Big Shapes

    • 4. (NEW) Student Critiques: How to discover the big shapes

    • 5. Design Within The Frame

    • 6. (NEW) Student Critiques: How to use two tone value sketches

    • 7. Two Value Pattern Sketch

    • 8. (NEW) Student Critiques: Refined Value Studies

    • 9. Demo Part One

    • 10. Demo Part Two

    • 11. Demo Part Three

    • 12. Demo Part Four

    • 13. Demo Part Five

    • 14. (NEW) Student Critiques: Final Paintings


About This Class

This course will focus on creating dynamic, loose landscapes using acrylics. You will learn many tips for how to simplify your subjects in order to discover the big picture. Once you have this minimalistic design your work becomes much easier and you will save hours, if not days, of frustration.

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The Four Essentials

  1. Explore - Discover a valuable tool that will help you find limitless inspiration. Learn how to simplify your subjects into basic shapes.
  2. Connect - Dive into thumbnail sketching which is the best tool for saving time and money.
  3. Simplify - Learn how to create a simple two value pattern study.
  4. Create - Paint the final masterpiece based on all the previous lessons.


Who is this class for?

Intermediate and experienced acrylic artists that want more guidance on how to take their art to the next level.

Suggested Materials

Note; your supplies may vary depending on subject & desired painting surface.
140 lb. cold press paper 22X15 (used for final painting)
3 sheets 90lb. drawing paper (14"x11" of similar size will do)
#2 pencil, or whatever you prefer to sketch with
Masking tape
Gator board
Two water reservoirs
Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
Titanium white, Ultramarine blue, Cerulean blue, Cadmium yellow, Cadmium red, Burnt Sienna, Alizarin crimson
Large round, Small round, Large filbert, Medium fan, Small flat , Large flat

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