Video Tutorials

Video lessons are one of the best ways to learn to draw or paint online. 

When life gets too busy for in-person art or painting classes, drop by EmptyEasel! We've gathered together as many how-to draw and how-to paint videos as we could—and they're all free for artists to watch, anytime!


Each short video lesson showcases a professional artist explaining their drawing or painting techniques for creating art. You'll find watercolor video lessons, oil painting videos, acrylic painting clips, you name it. No matter what your skill level is, you'll find something useful here!

Find all our video tutorials for artists below:

Today, regular contributor Kellie Day is sharing her steps for creating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) mixed-media artwork! Kellie uses simple wooden panels...
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...
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...
In today’s video clip, Dale Laitinen takes a step back from his usually vibrant watercolors, and demonstrates how to create a value painting with just shades...
In today’s video clip, watercolorist Donna Zagotta walks us through her steps for creating a strong painting composition. As you’ll see below, she takes her initial...
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
Watercolor painter Ann Pember is well-known for her larger-than-life florals, which feature vibrant, yet realistically blended colors. In today's video clip, she demonstrates her painting process on a single
Today, Cheng-Khee Chee is demonstrating his own unique method for painting realistically, while using abstract elements as his starting point. Take a look at the video to see what I mean
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