Category Archives: Teaching – GALLERY WHITE ROCK (ARCHIVES)

Reflections Sailboat Mirror Studies

People have asked if reflections should be longer, shorter, or the same as the actual object. The annoying answer is “It depends.” I made a little sailboat (about 3 inches high) by carving a white vinyl eraser and making a sail by cutting a credit card, painting it white and drawing a curve with a… Read More »

FOREST-STREAM-FALLS ACRYLIC INTRO – SHADBOLT (TAS Jun 8, 2016)

This workshop demonstration was about painting a stream in a forest. I like this as a ‘genre’. Water forms the stream bed which forms the water. Pos-Neg, Yin-Yang, Male-Female, etc…Very B.C.  By the way,  the rocks were scrape-outs with eraser. Great fun!!!  Doing a blue under-painting allows changes to composition to be made easily without having… Read More »

‘Eraser -ism’ Rocky Cliff Cove ACRYLIC 1 OF 4 Underpainting And Eraser Rocks {TAS Apr 28 2016}

A few points- Wear protective gloves because your hands are in the paint vs using regular brushes with handles. 1 – The under-painting is important so think about which colors you want, but be creative – the colors in video are kind of dull. 2 – Don’t use medium in the under-painting or the second layer… Read More »

‘Eraser -ism’ Rocky Cliff Cove 2 OF 4 Sky {TAS Apr 28 2016}

A few points- Wear protective gloves because your hands are in the paint vs using regular brushes with handles. 1 – The under-painting is important so think about which colors you want, but be creative – the colors in video are kind of dull. 2 – Don’t use medium in the under-painting or the second layer… Read More »

‘Eraser -ism’ Rocky Cliff Cove 3 OF 4 Beginning Water Area {TAS Apr 28 2016}

A few points- Wear protective gloves because your hands are in the paint vs using regular brushes with handles. 1 – The under-painting is important so think about which colors you want, but be creative – the colors in video are kind of dull. 2 – Don’t use medium in the under-painting or the second layer… Read More »

‘Eraser -ism’ Rocky Cliff Cove 4 OF 4 Water Final {TAS May 4 2016}

A few points- Wear protective gloves because your hands are in the paint vs using regular brushes with handles. I jumped past painting the trees here, because I am mostly trying to show use of the eraser lift outs in these videos.  Trees are fairly easy. 1 – The under-painting is important so think about which colors… Read More »

DRAWING SCALE FIGURES IN PERSPECTIVE (TAS DRAWING June 1 2016)

This is a demo of two main ways of placing figures in perspective for contexts, like a room, architecture, or plaza, etc….These methods are usually referred to as “Clothesline” and ” Measuring Wall”.  Also see post: “COMPOSING GROUPS OF FIGURES FOR STREET SCENES”

COMPOSING GROUPS OF FIGURES FOR STREET SCENES

Often you want to place figures and clusters of figures in an area like a street or plaza. This image shows how I think of it in terms of composition. Of course, you also want to think of  activities, such as walking to and fro or at angles, male, female, kids, walking away or toward the viewer, standing, sitting,… Read More »

Day One – PERSPECTIVE BASICS OVERVIEW – 1 Of 5 {apr 28 2016}

“TAS” stands for “Tony’s Art School” offered at the Shadbolt Center, Burnaby BC, Canada. This is video 1 of 5 giving a fairly concise demonstration of Basic Perspective Drawing Principles. There are many more perspective videos within the “Teaching EMILY CARR CURRENT PERSPECTIVE” Category.

Day One – PERSPECTIVE BASICS OVERVIEW – FISHEYE & CYLINDER 5 Of 5 {apr 28 2016}

This is video 5 of 5 giving a fairly concise demonstration of Basic Perspective Drawing Principles. There are many more perspective videos within the “Teaching EMILY CARR CURRENT PERSPECTIVE” Category.

Composition for Painting, Drawing, and other Aesthetic Endeavors

These notes usually accompany an illustrated lecture. These 4 vids under category “Teaching – EMILY CARR CURRENT CDA Fall 2015”    may also interest you: Day 7 CDA Ecuad Composition Drawing-Painting (1 Of 4) {Oct 31 2015} Day 7 CDA Ecuad Composition Drawing-Painting (2 Of 4) {Oct 31 2015} Day 7 CDA Ecuad Composition Drawing-Painting (3… Read More »

“Truly the best tutorial website I’ve ever seen!” (Thank you G.F. !)

Dear Tony: First, a very Happy New Year!  (Jan 2016) In addition to seasonal good wishes, however, I’m writing in particular to send sincerest thanks for your very kind words and sympathetic assessment following my participation in your Fall semester perspective drawing class – really, I was quite blown away!  In my entire school career… Read More »

Four Seasons (Winter) Tonal Concept – 1 Of 3 (Fall 2015)

This was part 1 of a 3-part tonal painting exercise – the “Winter” part of Four Seasons.  The point of this exercise is to practice “negative” shape-making and to better understand tonal design.  It can be done over and over, using different colours, different mediums. These are some very essential painting skills that can be… Read More »

TO FIND VIDEO TITLES AND POSTS – CLICK ON “CATEGORY” TABS

Always use the ‘Category‘ tabs to the right (or below this on mobiles) to find your interest, such as, “Teaching – EMILY CARR CURRENT CDA” for Creative Drawing and Architecture, or “Teaching – EMILY CARR CURRENT PERSPECTIVE” for the Perspective for Art/Design course, or “Teaching – SHADBOLT CENTER” or “Teaching – THE GALLERY WHITE ROCK”, etc.  Note that… Read More »

OVERVIEW DEMONSTRATION TEN WAYS OF SEEING AND DRAWING PT 2 (Includes COMPOSITION) (11 min) (Tap for Video)

Drawing can be approached by learning 10 individual drawing perceptions, or ‘filters’. Part 2 of this overview deals with tonality (continued), geometrics (including perspective), and composition.    

OVERVIEW DEMONSTRATION, TEN WAYS OF SEEING AND DRAWING PT 1 (30 min) (Tap for Video)

Drawing can be approached by learning 10 individual drawing perceptions, or ‘filters’. Part one overview included gesture, contour, mass, space, silhouette, figure-ground, modeling,  and tonality.

Watercolor FACE MALE step 4/5 – DEEPEN TONES – (6 MIN) (Click for video)

STEP FOUR -This video moves step by step so that learners can work along. It’s not intended to exhibit or impress, just to communicate.  It’s very basic, but covers the typical forms and their construction.  It’s great to work from a live model, and photos can also be useful. But it’s a time-honored method to… Read More »