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6 Videos (39m)
    • Introduction To Shapes & Lines

    • Part One - The Set Up

    • Part Two - Blocking In Shapes

    • Part Three - Shapes & Lines

    • Part Four Shapes & Lines

    • Part Five Shapes & Lines


About This Class

In this class you will discover some basic, easy to apply techniques that will help you create loose artwork. Once you understand how to apply shapes and lines to your subjects it will open up a world of possibilities.

In the class I will use a simple composition to demonstrate how to apply these techniques. I will also do a side-by-side comparison so you have a good visual.

Keep in mind this is just one simple technique - a tool for you to use when the opportunity presents itself.

Here Is my demonstration image:


78 of 86 students recommendSee All

Excellent class! Vey well done and beyond valuable tips!
Extremely helpful in terms of trying to get out of the usual stiff painting style and learn to use more shapes and colors rather than trying to replicate exactly what you see
This was a great introduction to painting loose! The duo examples spoke volumes. It releases us from block painting and creates an illusion of shape, which our eye loves to view. Looking forward to more classes. I will try this exercise soon.





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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