Hello/goodbye - artwork by Sabra Awlad Issa

Hello / goodbye

With a few materials, we’re putting the focus on shape, perspective and color temperature. Follow me along to tackle this interesting reference photo to create a loose and free painting. introduction I call this work a painted sketch but that might be under selling it. What I mean to say, is that I sometimes use […]

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The Many Moods of Hugh

I created this lesson to work with one of the clay figures I made recently. You can find several images of him (and his friend, Hella) under the Resources tab.  introduction Painting Hugh was really about going back to basic shapes and seeing what you can make out of them. When I’m painting people, I’m

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Reach - artwork by Sabra Awlad Issa


High contrast, black and white images are one of favourite to paint. Learn about focussing on values, creating shapes and establishing a dramatic effect with contrast in this class. introduction Working with black and white paint, is one of my favourite ways to explore a subject. Leaving out the color information can really help you

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Recess - Artwork by Sabra Awlad Issa


This short lesson is to show you that you don’t need a lot of art materials to create something visually interesting. introduction Grab a few pastels and some basic art supplies and you’re good to go! This lesson is to show you that you don’t always need loads of expensive materials to create something that

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Life Book Creativity & Wellbeing Summit

Exploring references

Have you ever started an artwork and at some point, realised that the reference photo you were using just wasn’t working for you? This lesson is all about the process before starting an artwork. introduction There are many things to consider when you want to create something, and one of them might be which reference

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