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This video is about teaching yourself to draw with online tutorials.
I noticed from the comments that I left a few things unclear:
Gouache is a type of paint that is much like watercolour but more opaque so it can be layered. These value studies are black and white paintings focused on light and dark. With watercolour, to achieve light areas, you’d normally use the white of the paper. With gouache, you can add layers on top of each other, so you can put down black, and then add white on top.
I love expressive watercolour landscapes, but I don’t have much experience with landscapes, so I started to teach myself online. I found an excellent course. I realised though that I would never be able to keep up with the pace of the weekly lessons.
I am acting as my own tutor, so I need to able to design an online learning experience that will push me but also keep me motivated. So that’s what this video is all about.
The landscape painting teacher I found was Nathan Fowkes: http://www.nathanfowkesart.com/
We don’t have any relationship to Nathan Fowkes and we were not paid to promote him, I just think he’s a great teacher.
For more videos about the learning process and mindset, check out this playlist:
Mama’s Whisper by the 126ers, Way Out West by Chris Haugen, Missing My Girl by the 126ers