Finally, my "big project" is finished! It’s been a crazy day with a lot going on, but foliotwist.com is finally live and online! Since I’ve kept it a complete secret up until launch, here’s a quick (mostly visual) overview of what it does. . .read more
Before you start a painting, it's often a good idea to draw out a preliminary sketch of your subject matter with all the right proportions and measurements. In the follow video, Craig Nelson demonstrates how he uses gesture drawing techniques to quickly sketch his figures. He also explains how. . . read more
In today's video tutorial, oil painter Craig Nelson is demonstrating part of his painting process while using a limited color palette. Since his color choices are restricted, Craig pays special attention to the value differences between the shadow side of his objects, their cast shadow, and th. . . read more
In a still life painting, every object's color is affected by the colors of the objects around them. . . but white objects are affected more than most, which can make them very difficult to paint. In the following video, Craig Nelson explains his process for painting two white eggs. He starts . . . read more
In my experience, eyes are rather tricky things to paint—and as small as they are in comparison to the rest of the face, they carry a huge amount of importance in a portrait. Not only do eyes need to look realistic, engaging, and alive, but they also need to resemble the eyes of the pers. . . read more
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