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Intro to Oil Painting: Part 1

Joshua Johnson, Freelance Illustrator

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7 Videos (51m)
    • Introduction

      2:01
    • Materials

      7:57
    • Painting Exercises

      12:51
    • Color Palettes

      8:34
    • Sketching Ideas

      6:34
    • Painting

      12:27
    • Conclusion

      0:50

About This Class

Have you ever wanted to try oil painting but didn't know where to start? This class discusses the materials and steps to begin using the medium of oil paint. The videos allow you to try things on your own because the best way to learn is by doing. There are also painting exercises and techniques that will help you become more confident and efficient with your painting. Some of the skills that you will learn include: how to safely use oil paints, how to mix colors to create a palette, basic color theory, how to prepare a surface for painting, how to complete a painting, and how to use various brushes for different effects. This class is geared towards people who want to try oil painting for the first time, or people who want to improve their skills in mixing colors, composition, and brush techniques. 

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Joshua Johnson

Freelance Illustrator

I'm a freelance illustrator residing in San Juan, Puerto Rico, just transplanted from Austin, Texas. I draw traditionally with pen and ink and then digitatize and manipulate with Photoshop and a drawing tablet to add color, alter composition, and finalize my pieces. I'm fairly new to the industry, coming from a music teaching background, so my client list is small, but I have done several personal projects over the last two years (see my finished portfolio on my website) and sell these items ...

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