Paint Roosters With Acrylics - From Charcoal To Finished Painting

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

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4 Videos (18m)
    • Introduction

    • Connect With Charcoal

    • Connect With Acrylics

    • Final Demonstration


About This Class

In this course you will learn how to create loose and abstract style rooster paintings using acrylics. To do so we will start with a charcoal sketch to discover the features and details that seem interesting. Then it’s time to explore color and brushwork as we develop a series of acrylic sketches.

Just some of the topics discussed in this course:

  1. How to use charcoal & paper as a way to get connected to your subject
  2. How to develop an approach to your subjects in order to create unique art
  3. Why acrylic sketching is so important to your paintings
  4. Tips for creating interesting brushwork
  5. Why painting in layers is so important
  6. Discover techniques that will loosen up your artwork

Who is this course for:

Anyone that wants to learn the art of painting loose with acrylics. Yes, you will discover techniques specific to roosters but many others too that will help your ability with many subjects.

The Finished Rooster Painting


37 of 37 students recommendSee All

Love his work and what inspiration to watch how he approaches the painting process.
I could watch Robert paint all day. I'm also taking watercolor classes, and its been a challenge to learn both mediums at the same time. I would recommend Roberts class if you really truly want to learn to paint loose.....
Thank you Robert for going the extra mile to explain the most important part - the process! I never took the time to "get to know" my subjects through quick sketches. That bit is invaluable and I thank you for the incredible work you do as a teacher!





Robert Joyner

Strive To Become An Artist - Not A Painter

Hi, I'm Robert Joyner.

I'm a full time paint-slinger from Richmond, Virginia specializing in watercolor, acrylic & mixed media paintings. Best known for my signature loose brushwork and carefree approach to creating abstract style artwork.


I host and teach advanced monthly workshops for watercolor and mixed media are available. If you want more critiques and feedback that will help you identify problem areas be sure to visit pai...

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