Don Andrew's Painting The Figure In Watercolor DVD Series are taken directly from his well known figure workshop demonstrations. 80 to 105 minutes each. Widescreen enhanced.
The Traditional Approach DVD - Painting down the value scale from light through middle value to dark is the traditional approach figure painters have used for generations. The big advantage to the traditional approach is that the artist can see the painting taking shape and still have lots of room for alterations and adjustments. "The traditional approach will have a healthy future in watercolor because, "Don says, "it works!" 105 minute art instructional video.
The Direct Approach - If your figure paintings start out fresh but the murkiness comes in the middle values and darks, try the direct approach. By directly painting the structural shadow pattern of the figure with middle and dark values first, those strong values appear rich and luminous. If your paintings suffer from lifeless middle and dark values, the direct approach is for you! 90 minute art instructional video.
The Indirect Approach - If you paint things well but there's a lack of direction in the overall mood of your figure paintings, the indirect approach will help you. By wetting down the paper, disregarding the drawing and applying several granular washes across the entire page, a sense of unity is beautifully established. If your figure paintings lack direction in their overall mood, you'll love the indirect approach! 80 minute art instructional video.
Addressing the Background - No matter how well you paint the figure, if the background doesn't work the painting fails. Don has devoted this DVD to helping you better build the proper relationship between the figure and the background. He'll show you how large shapes, color repeats and soft edges are utilized so the background always compliments the figure; key to the success of any figure painting. 90 minute art instructional video.
Workshop Set - Master painter, teacher Don Andrews' complete figure painting workshop series on DVD. When you buy the set of four, a fifth Lecture Demonstration DVD is included for free! Bonus DVD: Painting the Figure in Watercolor: Lecture Demonstrations - (free when you buy the multi-set) This art dvd contains twelve lecture demonstrations taken from Don's figure painting workshops. You'll receive invaluable insights into his goals and thinking as he paints. Lecture, demonstrations include: drawing, page layout, facial structure, lighting and photographing the model, mixing living flesh, linkage, color, value, granulation, color temperature dominance, edge quality, designing the page, background arrangement, counterbalance and much much more. Three-camera state of the art DVD quality, filmed in HD. Widescreen enhanced.
145 minute art instructional video. Total runtime with Bonus DVD is 510 minutes.