Painting Basics

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Fine Arts




Drawing, Calligraphy

Course Description

If you just decided to practice your painting skills, this short introductory course is for you!

Painting is the art of using colors to make a masterpiece!

Perhaps you have been wanting to learn more about using acrylic paints to create a painting, but were daunted by the unfamilarity of the tools.

This course de-mystifies the use of authentic painting tools.

Learn :

  • to correctly insert the nib into the pen-holder;
  • to load the reservoir and get the ink to flow onto your paper;
  • how to create the thick and thin strokes of the letter;
  • why it is important to keep your pen at a 45° angle;
  • where to place your letters in the guidelines;
  • what the ductus is ;

Presented by Rodel Tapaya, a qualified painter, this course starts with a keynotes presentation that will first give you a quick overall view of Calligraphy essentials, followed by a series of videos will help you get started in Calligraphy.

In the demonstrations, Rodel Tapaya uses a 3 mm Brause oblique nib in a wooden pen-holder and walnut hull ink.

Who is the target audience?

If you want to learn to writing in painting, and don’t know where to start, this short series of videos is for you! Or perhaps you have been doing painting for a while, but have always used markers or parallel pens and now you want to learn to write with pen & ink, join me for this course. Those of you that have experience with pen & ink may find this series too elementary for your level.

Course Curriculum

  •   Introduction
  •  Welcome and Tools
  •   Painting Basics
  •   Uses of Acrylic Paints
  •  Using the Paintbrush
  •   Tips and Techniques

About the Author

Rodel Tapaya

8 courses

Rodel Tapaya is a Filipino painter whose works have gained renown and critical acclaim by winning in several regional art contests and exposure in international exhibitions.