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VIDEO: How to Paint Negative Space in Trees and Foliage

Drawing and painting negative spaces (i.e., not just the outline of an object, but the spaces between objects) is an important technique for artists to learn.

In the following video, Craig Nelson demonstrates painting negative space using a long filbert brush, which he calls an “egbert” brush. Take a look:

NOTE: Craig Nelson’s full DVD painting tutorial can be found at Creative Catalyst.

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It's easy to get tunnel-vision when you're working on a painting, especially when you're heading towards the finish line and the end is in sight. But before you call a painting "good" and walk away, it's a smart idea to learn how to evaluate your work objectively. Take a look at the video below and see how watercolor artist Cheng-Khee Chee analyzes the composition, colors, and values of his work: . . read more

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