In today’s video George James will be demonstrating one of his many techniques for adding texture to a painting. In this specific case, he’s adding a grid-like pattern over the top of one section, to give some added depth and interest.
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
In today's video clip, George James is demonstrating some of the methods he uses while painting on Yupo paper. You'll notice that because of the Yupo surface, he is able to adjust his composition on the fly, by easily wetting and blotting areas previously painted. Take a look: NOTE: You can ge. . . read more
In today's video, George James will demonstrate a few methods for minimizing that running, blending quality of Yupo watercolor paper. True, sometimes you want that watery effect, but other times you don't—take a look and see how George creates flat fields of color (as well as gradients) . . . read more
This week's video clip on EmptyEasel comes from watercolor painter Taylor Ikin, who is demonstrating how easy it is to modify and adjust watercolor pigment when painting on synthetic Yupo paper rather than traditional paper. Yupo is technically made of plastic, which explains why it's so easy . . . read more
There are a number of ways to create visual interest in a work of art, but today's video tutorial focuses on just one—creating visual pathways through your artwork. In the clip below, George James demonstrates how a simple teacup drawing can be changed to include a dynamic and engaging v. . . read more
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