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Realistic Figure Painting with Acrylic and Oil

A course by Aidan Barker-Hill , Artist

Artist . Nueva York, United States.
Joined March 2021

Learn the art of highly rendered realistic figure painting. Master sketching, acrylic underpainting, and oil paint rendering.

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Learn the art of highly rendered realistic figure painting. Master sketching, acrylic underpainting, and oil paint rendering.

In this captivating course, delve into the world of figurative and realistic art with Aidan Barker, a prominent artist and painting instructor. Throughout his career, Aidan has exhibited his works in renowned galleries in New York City and has the honor of teaching at his alma mater, the New York Academy of Art, one of the leading figurative art schools in the United States.

Aidan will share with you his knowledge and techniques for creating realistic and detailed artworks. You will explore the fundamentals of figure drawing and essential painting techniques, allowing you to breathe life into your own artistic creations.

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What will you learn in this online course?

29 lessons & 18 downloads

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  • 3586 students
  • 29 lessons (7h 55m)
  • 18 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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What is this course's project?

You'll create a freehand sketch of a model and then apply acrylic and oil painting techniques to bring your artwork to life. This will allow you to apply all the skills you have acquired throughout the course to an authentic and expressive piece of art. It's your opportunity to showcase your artistic prowess!

Who is this online course for?

For aspiring artists, both beginners and intermediate level, who have a passion for figurative and realistic art. It's perfect for those looking to expand their artistic horizons, learn essential drawing and painting techniques, and develop a deeper understanding of the human form. Whether you're an art enthusiast, an emerging artist, or someone simply seeking a creative outlet, this course offers valuable insights and practical skills.

Requirements and materials

You'll need some basic drawing skills. Additionally, you'll require standard art supplies such as sketching paper, charcoal, acrylic and oil paints, brushes, and a canvas. These materials will help you embark on a rewarding journey of artistic exploration and expression, guided by the expertise of Aidan Barker-Hill.


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Aidan Barker-Hill

A course by Aidan Barker-Hill

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Aidan Barker-Hill is a distinguished artist with a strong background in figurative and realistic art. He has showcased his works at prestigious galleries like Arcadia Contemporary in New York City. With a wealth of experience, Aidan is passionate about passing on his knowledge to aspiring artists.

His dedication to promoting a more expressive and inclusive definition of masculinity through his colorful and evocative artworks has garnered acclaim and recognition. Through this course, Aidan shares his artistic vision and techniques, empowering students to bring their own creative visions to life.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Figure Drawing, Tones, Values, and Colors

    • Materials and Tools
    • Basic Figure Construction
    • The 2-Value Statement
    • Interpreting the Reference through Posterization
    • Building Form with Values and Light Logic 1
    • Building Form with Values and Light Logic 2
    • Building Form with Values and Light Logic 3
    • Basics of Color Mixing 1
    • Basics of Color Mixing 2
  • U3

    Beginning the Painting

    • Toning the Canvas
    • Drawing the Figure in Charcoal 1
    • Drawing the Figure in Charcoal 2
    • Outlining the Drawing and Underpainting 1
    • Outlining the Drawing and Underpainting 2
    • Outlining the Drawing and Underpainting 3
    • Outlining the Drawing and Underpainting 4
  • U4

    Rendering

    • Blocking in the Head 1
    • Blocking in the Head 2
    • Blocking in the Head 3
    • Rendering the Head 1
    • Rendering the Head 2
    • Painting the Rest of the Body 1
    • Painting the Rest of the Body 2
    • Feet and Hands 1
    • Feet and Hands 2
    • The Background 1
    • The Background 2
  • FP

    Final project

    • Realistic Figure Painting with Oil

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 Realistic Figure Painting with Acrylic and Oil. Illustration course by Aidan Barker-Hill Best seller

Realistic Figure Painting with Acrylic and Oil

A course by Aidan Barker-Hill
Artist . Nueva York, United States.
Joined March 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (50)
  • 3586 students