Push past the boundaries of what has been, to discover new ways to make exciting art with this collection of drawing and painting instruction from artist Dawn Emerson! In this series of art video exercises and start-to-finish painting lessons in action, along with an accompanying book of techniques and demonstrations, you'll build creativity and confidence in your drawing and painting process that will lead you to make expressive art.
Dawn's friendly and encouraging instruction guides you through each new exercise and step of the painting process. She shows you which papers to use, which tools and materials work best together, and how to use them effectively. And while Dawn's work is responsive and expressive, she brings clarity to each step--underpainting, developing, and refining--providing you with the art foundation and skills you need to know to create great drawings and pastel paintings! With this collection of drawing and pastel instruction, you'll wake up your imagination, become more creative, and enjoy making art again!
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Pastel Innovations: 60+ Techniques and Exercises for Painting with Pastels
Designed for beginners considering using pastel for the first time, for experienced artists who may feel uninspired, or for anyone in between, the skills you will gain with Pastel Innovations, will help you build confidence and open your world so you can paint the possibilities of what CAN BE. Leave your expectations behind and engage in the process of pastel painting with a newfound freedom to play and explore!
Pastel Painting Innovations: Expressive Art Techniques
Give yourself permission to play in your studio to discover new ways to put paint to paper for stunning results. In this art video, Dawn Emerson guides you through two start-to-finish painting demonstrations where you will explore art materials and how they interact with each other during the painting process. You'll find that the art materials themselves can actually inspire you to create expressive artwork.
Pastel Painting Innovations: Creative Underpainting
Be innovative with your underpaintings with the painting lessons in this in this art video, and you'll find your work becomes more exciting and has more possibility! So what is an underpainting? An underpainting for your art can simply be a way to mess up the surface so it is less threatening than the blank white paper, or it can go to the opposite extreme, and be a tightly rendered drawing onto which you add pastel or paint.
Creative Art Class: Mark-Making & Drawing
In this art instruction video, you'll follow along with a variety of creative art demonstrations to reinvigotate your work, no matter what medium you use! From drawing and mark making to monotypes and an exploration of the "seven elements of art," the lessons in this video will help you break new ground and add creativity to your drawings and paintings.
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