These tutorials explain many of the tools used for drawing and painting. Artist's oil and watercolor brushes, palette, value scale, greyscale, studio safety, pigment, recommended books, Michael Lewis also explains how to make many useful tools.

Brushes

Brushes

Brushes come in a variety of shapes and sizes. This video explains uses and needs an artist may have while using a paint brush.


How to Make a Glass Palette

How to Make a Glass Palette

Michael Lewis explains how to make a glass palette. Mixing paint and cleaning your palette are real time consumers. Make it easy by making your own glass palette.


Studio Safety

Studio Safety

Art studio safety is an important part of your daily routine. In this video you will learn what products and practices are harmful or safe.


Understanding Oil Paint

Understanding Oil Paint

In this video, Michael Lewis explains the origins and chemistry of oil paint. Learn about mediums, pigments, and why oil paint comes in so many colors.


Tools needed for drawing

Tools needed for drawing

Pencil, drawing paper, eraser, sand paper, smudge tool, pencil sharpener. These are a few tools you will need in your drawing box. In this video, Michael Lewis explains why.


Make your own value scale

Make your own value scale

A value scale (greyscale, grayscale) is an important tool all artists should have. In this tutorial, Michael Lewis shows how to make your own valuescale using Photoshop.


Make your own canvas panels

Make your own canvas panels

Many artists paint on canvas panels because they are easy to store and carry, they are less likely to get damaged, and they are less expensive. In this tutorial, Michael Lewis shows how to make your own panels.

Understanding mediums for painting

Understanding mediums for painting

In this video, Michael Lewis explains why artists use mediums while painting. He provides information about the products and formulas and shows how to make your own studio medium.

Make your own brush cleaner

Make your own brush cleaner

Learn how to make an inexpensive brush cleaner. Clean brushes mean clean paintings. This video explains the tools and materials needed to make a good brush cleaner.

Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

There are some good books out there by some great authors. In this video, Michael Lewis recommends a few of them that will help you grow as an artist.


Cleaning Your Palette

Cleaning Your Palette

Cleaning your palette is a real time consumer (especially if your palette is dry). Michael Lewis shows how to make it fast and easy in this video.


Tubing Up Paint

Tubing Up Paint

Not all colors can be purchased in an art supply store. If you have a favorite color that you mix and want to save, Michael Lewis shows how to do it.


My Current Palette

My Current Palette

In this tutorial, Michael explains his current palette as of December, 2012. He shows how to mix the colors and where he uses them in a painting.

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