Explore Expressive Mark Making And Collaging - Abstract Cow Painting Class

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

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14 Lessons (1h 13m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Special Materials Needed

    • 3. Angles And Curves

    • 4. Design And Composition

    • 5. Crayon Mark Making Tips

    • 6. Final Project Part 1

    • 7. Final Project Part 2

    • 8. Final Project Part 3

    • 9. Final Project Part 4

    • 10. Final Project Part 5

    • 11. Final Project Part 6

    • 12. Final Project Part 7

    • 13. Final Project Part 8

    • 14. Final Project Part 9


About This Class

Have you ever wanted to let loose and create bold, expressive style animal art?

You are in luck! This workshop will teach you various techniques for painting dynamic artwork using acrylics, crayon and collaging.

What you will learn

  • Expressive mark making with crayons.
  • How to use an outliner brushes for beautiful linear strokes.
  • Collage techniques for visual interest and patterns.
  • Unconventional brushwork methods with the fan brush.
  • Why angles are more dramatic and impactful.
  • Different ideas for composition and design.
  • Much more...


What you get

  • 14 detailed video demonstrations
  • Ideas for powerful design and compositions
  • Ask questions and get answers
  • Gallery of hand-selected images to use for inspiration (See attached images.zip file)

Materials Used In This Class

22" x 15" 140lb. Cold press Blick/Fabriano watercolor paper
Gator board for firm backing
Masking tape
Two collapsable reservoirs for water
16" x 12" Paper palette
Palette knife
Heavy body acrylics
titanium white, yellow ochre, ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, cadmium red deep, cerulean blue, burnt Sienna, raw umber, Venetian red, cadmium yellow
Medium Flat - Medium synthetic bristle brush
Medium Fan - synthetic brush
Large Round - softer variety
Small pointed round
#6 Blick outliner brush (extremely long bristles)
Artist grade crayons
Caran d'Ache brand - Periwinkle blue, Prussian blue and pale yellow
Pattern Collage Paper
Shizen Handmade Paper by the Pound (or use what you have is fine)
Liquitex ultra matte gel

Note About Special Materials Required

Below is a list of the special supplied needed. Be sure to look these over very good and purchase what you need.

Blick Outliner Brush

Caran d'Ache artist grade crayons (feel free to chose your own colors)



Robert is always a wonderful teacher. - Pamela Gatens

Very informative. I learned a lot! Thank you! - Doug Gazlay

The tutorials and workshops are helping immensely. My work started drifting and your lessons are reminding me to concentrate and plan properly. - G. France