Entry & Exit Points - Tips For Drawing Into Your Paintings Premium class

Robert Joyner, I Love To Paint Loose With Acrylics & Mixed Media

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3 Videos (23m)
    • Intro

    • Part 1

    • Part 2


About This Class

Avoid The Coloring Book Mistake

This is probably the most common mistake I see with artists when combining drawing with their painting process. In this demo I used charcoal with acrylics to help you understand how this works. Instead of using the drawing creatively it's applied in a coloring book manner. Basically outlining the edges & prominent details. This is predictable and pretty boring in my opinion.

I included some of the painting footage just to strengthen the lesson & entertainment purposes. It doesn't necessarily have a significant role in the core lesson.

What you will see is a side-by-side demo in order to give you a good visual on how two versions look so different even though they were painted very similar. In the 'coloring book' version you will see how the drawing is simply nothing more than an outline of the basic shapes and features. While the creative version has much more impact on the overall finish because it's more expressive and creative. 

Who Is This Class for?

Anyone that wants to incorporate drawing with their painting process. Great for all levels and you are guaranteed to create better art once you understand how to effectively combine drawing and painting.

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Robert Joyner never fails to give me that itch to try harder and go deeper.
Great reminder of how dynamic and unregimented lines and shapes add interest and movement through a painting. The entry point concept --starting through the darkest darks-- creates a unity that the free-spirited linework can play off of. Thought provoking and interesting presentation. Thanks.
Teacher seems a bit distracted at the beginning of filming (in comparison to other courses I have seen with him), but the message is awesome! :) I really like his classes!





Robert Joyner

I Love To Paint Loose With Acrylics & Mixed Media

Full time paintslinger from Richmond, Virginia specializing in acrylic & mixed media paintings. Best known for my signature loose brushwork and carefree approach to creating abstract style artwork.

Bragging Rights

  • Official Artist 2012 Kentucky Derby
  • Arlington Horse Race Track Chicago
  • National Pastime Baseball Museum
  • Art On Carnival Cruise Ships
  • 555 Fahrenheit Restaurants
  • Art on sitcom Modern Family
  • Artwork on sitcom The Odd Couple
  • Artwork in movie Tracers
  • 2013 Mixed Media Instructor Strathmore Papers
  • Shenton Valley Vineyards Wine Label
  • Art in Polo Resort – upscale hotel In Hong Kong