Paint a realistic bird using acrylics

Joe McMenamin, Artist - Illustrator - Teacher

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41 Videos (2h 25m)
    • Introduction to the course

      1:46
    • Introduction to image preperation

      2:37
    • Tracing the bird

      5:46
    • Tracing the foliage

      1:40
    • Tracing the final details

      1:14
    • Preparing paints and brushes

      6:01
    • Introduction to wet blending

      1:26
    • Preparing for wet blending

      1:47
    • Painting the head

      5:19
    • Painting the neck

      3:15
    • Painting the body of the bird

      2:10
    • Painting the top feathers

      4:34
    • Painting the layers of feathers

      2:58
    • Painting the long skinny feathers

      5:23
    • Painting the overlapping feathers

      3:39
    • Painting the lower feathers

      1:59
    • Painting the brown layer part 1

      1:03
    • Painting the brown layer part 2

      6:28
    • Painting the beak

      3:35
    • Painting the white neck and pollen

      1:39
    • Painting the feet

      4:34
    • Introduction to painting the foliage

      0:41
    • Painting the foliage

      6:34
    • Introduction to dry brushing

      1:13
    • Dry brushing the pollen and neck

      3:45
    • Dry brushing the foliage

      8:41
    • Dry brushing the bird

      6:42
    • Introduction to adding the details

      1:42
    • Adding the details to the foliage

      6:14
    • Adding the details to the top blue feathers

      3:48
    • Thinking about contrast

      8:35
    • Adding the details to the claw

      1:15
    • Adding the details to the beak

      2:46
    • Adding the details to the eye

      5:53
    • Adding the details to the neck

      1:31
    • Adding the details to the white feathers

      5:46
    • Fixing up mistakes

      1:34
    • Introduction to finishing the painting

      0:45
    • Hanging the painting

      3:22
    • Coating with danish oil

      5:00
    • Conclusion

      0:29