´How to paint` videos

Welcome to this page with free tutorials on introductory videos to some different techniques.

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HOW TO DRAW FACE PROPORTIONS
For intermediate and advanced levels: There are certain universal proportions to be considered common when drawing a human face. For example, usually the gap between both the eyes tends to be almost the same size of the eye itself. The corners of the mouth tend to be in line with the middle of the eye. More in this video.

HOW TO DRAW PORTRAITS
Due to popular request, this lesson for VideoJug was about Obama’s face. It includes basic tips on smudging the skin.

HOW TO DRAW BABIES
If you have always wanted to make babies, on paper, here’s your chance to learn how. In this free Videojug lesson, we are going to talk about the specifics of drawing a baby’s face. It includes tips on the choice of hard and soft graphite pencils, smoothing and proportions.

HOW TO ACHIEVE COLOUR HARMONY IN ABSTRACT ART
Free lesson for beginners on how to use complementary colours; split complementary colours; the harmony of triads  such as: pure colour, tint, white; pure colour, shade, black; tint, tone, shade.

HOW TO PAINT TRANSPARENT OIL GLAZES
Behind some tubes of oil paint, you have squares describing if a pigment is opaque or transparent. If it’s transparent, it means you can create tinted glazes: a very Baroque technique that will allow everything to show through just like a jewel would.


HOW TO DRAW REALISTIC HAIR
Drawing realistic hair is an art that requires a great skill. Learn the basics to get started with drawing hair that look real with this simple step-by-step procedure! Only with pencils and a putty rubber.


HOW TO DRAW EYES WITH A PENCIL
Eyes speak more than your lips can do, and they are, of course, the most valuable assets defining your looks. Hence, it is important to draw perfect eyes while drawing a portrait of a person. Use the faintest lines with a 2H pencil to sketch the iris, pupil, eyelashes and reflections and then follow some of the tips in this video.


HOW TO PAINT HUMAN FLESH
There is a special way to paint the skin of people. If we follow the right instructions on how to paint, our picture will look translucent and life-like. There is a Flemish technique that has been used in early renaissance time, late medieval period, and it’s quite beautiful and easy to do. Before you start depicting the colour of the human skin, paint the whole parts of the body that you’re painting in green verdaccio – find out why in this video!


BASIC GRAPHITE PENCIL TECHNIQUES
In just under 3min, learn the differences between hard H pencils and soft B pencils.


PAINTING OIL COLOUR GRADATIONS
Gradations are very important when painting nature. You’ll learn about Consistency of Paint, Thinner, Texture, Wetting Absorbent Grounds.