In this16-plus-hour video course you can paint alongwith Cesar.It's the next best thing to actually being in the same room. Actually even better, because the camera can zoom in on details you probably couldn't see from your seat.
So what will you discover in this "in-depth training"?
Let's take a look, shall we?
The vital reason you need to be more precise when figure painting compared to painting nature
How to stop your viewers from focusing on a part of your painting youdon't want them focusing on
What you can learn from the Russians to take your work to the next level
One of the biggest problems in contemporary art (when you know this, your skill set should improve greatly)
A simple way to keep the arm muscles in your painting — specifically the biceps — looking in proportion
Why you're in awe of the "color harmony" you see in museum paintings (and how you can create this same feeling of awe in other people when they seeyour paintings)
How to create an "underpainting" that lets you fully enjoy working on the upper layers
Important life advice Cesar was given by his mentors that helped him become a better painter
What you need to bethinkingabout when filling in an area with color (many paintersdon't think about this which is most unfortunate for them)
Question: When is NOT a good time to use oil?
How to look at — and interpret — a photo in exactly the same way you would alive model. (Warning: Unless you take a photo from this particular angle, your model's torso, head, and legs might appear distorted.)
Why Cesar selects four different sizes of brush and what they are. You'll be surprised.
The special chemicals Cesar uses with his paints and their benefits
Two colors you should mix to create a "fleshy" color. (You can experiment with various combinations in the future, but right now, Cesar recommends sticking with this mix.) This alone may be worth the entire price of this course.
Why (and when) you should keep the paint lighter than it needs to be
Why knowing all about color theory can be a good thing (but why it'snot a necessity)
How to increase the "gesture" of a body leaning a certain way
Why you shouldn't "chase trends" in your artwork (and what you should do instead)
The benefits of mixing ivory blackand Indian red
How to ensure you don't become a "victim" of your own eyesight (this should almost instantly make you better at painting faces)
An interesting thing you can learn from a hairdresser about improving certain aspects of your painting
The specific painting tools Cesar loves to use and exactly why
How to make something look like it's in front of another object to capture a "3D" feel
Plus much, much more
From his early childhood in Cuba, Cesar Santos was always interested in creative arts after, immigrating with his family to Miami, he dreamt of a future as an artist. After attending art school and learning a contemporary view of post-impressionistic principles, Cesar wanted to add to his knowledge by understanding the scientific aspect of painting, so he set off to the Angel Academy in Florence to learn more. He then took that knowledge and blended it with what he had learned and used it to develop his own unique and personal style that reflects both modernism and traditionalism.
Cesar is well known for creating portraits that reflect his passion for the unnoticeable, yet irreplaceable, people of his community.