Painting & Drawing Tips : How to Watercolor

Watercolor painting can be done in a variety of styles and techniques, as it is a quite versatile medium. Paint with watercolors with tips from an artist in this free video on painting and drawing. Expert: Eileen Pestorius Bio: Eileen Pestorius enjoys plein aire painting. She likes a painting, even a quiet one, to show vigor, enthusiasm and joy of creation Filmmaker: Joseph Vaughn

“As artists we can never exhaust the possibilities of drawing and painting the human figure. The human figure is capable of a large variety of movements, but there are some limitations imposed by the interior skeleton.” John Raynes helps you understand and work with these limitations as he returns to for Part 2 of his “Drawing & Painting People” series, Anatomy of the Body, helping you create realistic and expressive figures. In this 81 minute video workshop he discusses the important points of anatomy that affect the way a person looks on the surface, then sketches standing and reclining figures from life with a variety of dry medium, finishing up to paint a reclining figure with oil. In this preview, John sketches a standing figure to demonstrate the main anatomical points needed to define and give realistic shape to your figure.

31 Thoughts on “Painting & Drawing Tips : How to Watercolor

  1. KensanOni on February 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm said:

    And expert village once again continues to show they can’t cover art. Who’s idea was it to have a dancing camera? Would showing bleed really have been that bad? Does anyone else notice she went back and covered mistakes towards the end of the video? Why isn’t there a clip in there on where it’s okay to make mistakes, and to let the paper do the work? Why is your staff so bad at presenting? You get worthy speakers. Stop doing them injustice.

  2. Buraion on February 23, 2012 at 4:18 pm said:

    do you wet the paper before you paint on it?

  3. SRobacker on February 23, 2012 at 4:31 pm said:

    great, and easy to show in video. Thank you. This was just the first video on the search results that I saw when looking for: how to watercolor paint.

  4. TheFurryMilesDyson on February 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm said:

    cool. but no expert.

  5. Exoc3tBOOM on February 23, 2012 at 5:59 pm said:

    how long did that actually take you? and hour or so?

  6. 98FFFANATIC on February 23, 2012 at 6:18 pm said:

    @J4archae you do one, jerk :) why don’t you be quiet? ever heard of manners? nobody wants to know that it is a poor explanation. its very good.

  7. J4archae on February 23, 2012 at 7:18 pm said:

    very poor explanation.

  8. lenapesoccer122 on February 23, 2012 at 7:33 pm said:

    REALLY specific…..

  9. aishahclayton79 on February 23, 2012 at 8:19 pm said:

    you are soooooo cool and awesome! thank you so much!!!

  10. I want a window with that view!

  11. miichgirl on February 23, 2012 at 9:01 pm said:

    woahz,that is pretty nice=)

  12. raspberryh2 on February 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm said:

    Thanks for the video but you skip over some large portions like how you made different tones in the orange and red peppers!

  13. blackberrybunny on February 23, 2012 at 9:43 pm said:

    Hi Ms. Irene, love your peppers! As a newbie to watecolors, I am wondering why you didn’t wet down the drawn pappers first? Was it to bring the colors out? I seem to be having a problem with maybe too much water? Or maybe I am using too much paint? I am not sure. I would like to see more theory and structure also, like the poster below mentioned. but thank you—I am learning, and your video was a lot of fun to watch.

  14. holyknight70 on February 23, 2012 at 10:39 pm said:

    Wtf, I don’t want to see a pretty picture, I want to know the theory and structure behind what is being done.

  15. RGUTIERREZ19 on February 23, 2012 at 10:54 pm said:


  16. kaxibum999 on February 23, 2012 at 11:29 pm said:

    “Auuhps!” XD

  17. bonnie28n on February 23, 2012 at 11:56 pm said:

    i paint with watercolor,and also draw with charcoal. If you want to buy any of my paintings you much view my channal were you find URL to my online gallerys and view videos of my art work.


  18. knightsintodreams on February 24, 2012 at 12:48 am said:

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  20. chucky666jack666 on February 24, 2012 at 1:24 am said:

    i love painting in water color its so fun :) ima make a vid of my painting when i make a lot :)

  21. emtalliex on February 24, 2012 at 1:42 am said:

    anybody know what palette she’s using? it’s a great setup with lots of space for mixing..

  22. Giar3579Hierarchy on February 24, 2012 at 2:39 am said:

    Amazing work…I really like drawing with watercolors…
    Keep up the good work!!!

  23. cpcrame on February 24, 2012 at 3:07 am said:

    expertvillage is an ironic name. lol.

  24. albrimi2009 on February 24, 2012 at 3:13 am said:

    i love this

  25. PLEASE keep the camera focused on the item being discussed. Otherwise — great stuff!

  26. XidontwantcakeX on February 24, 2012 at 4:19 am said:

    Very helpful, and I couldn’t help but notice that Mr. Raynes voice sounds much like Scar’s.

  27. RollerRoy on February 24, 2012 at 4:19 am said:

    Wow… I kinda did that at my drawing class but not nearly that accurate, achieved nice silouettes but not well proportioned.

  28. Johnhazrd on February 24, 2012 at 4:43 am said:

    That I found that the camera jitter worked quite fine. All in all quite well done.

  29. scarypeanut on February 24, 2012 at 5:00 am said:

    Please video the drawing, not the person. It’s very difficult to focus watching scenes jump continuously.

  30. kullenberg on February 24, 2012 at 5:58 am said:

    I found the jumpy camera work very distracting. Focus on the canvas please, not the artist!

  31. 96lifeismusic on February 24, 2012 at 6:19 am said:

    Thank u it was very inspiring