Challenges And Exercises For Improving Your Brushwork Skills - Watercolor & Acrylic Class

Robert Joyner, Strive To Become An Artist - Not A Painter

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12 Lessons (54m)
    • 1. Inroduction

      1:13
    • 2. Brushwork Mechanics

      5:34
    • 3. Horizontal Line Challenge

      7:41
    • 4. Circle Challenge

      5:50
    • 5. Wave Challenge

      3:43
    • 6. Vertical Line Challenge

      6:31
    • 7. Splatter

      1:31
    • 8. Dragging

      1:27
    • 9. Flicking

      1:00
    • 10. Stabbing

      1:02
    • 11. Tree Project - Test Your Skills

      8:27
    • 12. Line Project With Sailboat - Test Your Line Skills

      10:30

About This Class

In this class you will learn how to develop good brushwork mechanics. Understanding where strokes originate and how to hold the brush can make all the difference in quality brushwork.

To help facilitate the different brushwork methods I've included four challenges that will put your skills to the test. Also you will find some common brushwork exercises that will give you more insight into creating better art.

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You will also find a few projects where you can practice all the techniques you learned in the challenges and skill tutorials. A great way to increase your understanding of applying good brushwork.

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Who is this class for?
All levels are welcome from beginner to advanced artists that want to learn more and perhaps refresh yourself of quality brushwork technique. It's suited for acrylic and watercolor artists.

Suggested Materials
Quality pointed round if you choose watercolor.
Quality liner, or script brush if using acrylics
Sketchbook watercolor paper, or at least 90 lb. Bristol or similar surface.