$130.97Video Length: 3 Hours 43 Minutes
One of the world’s top figure painters, Nancy Tankersley, spent the day at our studios.
She recorded a very detailed training for you where she guides you through the exact step-by-step processes of…
Painting a single figure painting
Painting multiple figures paintings
Over two-and-a-half hours’ worth of captivating training that concludes with Nancy producing two marvelous paintings.
The training is called “Painting Figures From Photographs”
For the record, it would cost you a HEFTY amount of money (usually over $1000) for a single hour-long private lesson with a world-class artist like Nancy.
Yes, you read that right – ONE single session.
That’s how widely respected and in demand she is in the figure painting community.
Yet when you get your hands on this training, you’re not going to have to pay anything close to that.
To be more exact, your investment is going to be so small that even a college student could afford it.
And in case you’re worried a small investment means it’s going to be low-quality training, think again.
You’re about to be pleasantly shocked.
You see, the quality of this training is fantastic.
(It’s like Nancy is in the room helping you through the process the whole time…)
We mentioned earlier she guides you through the step-by-step-processes of producing two figure paintings.
What we mean is this:
Nancy doesn’t just teach “at” you…
She teaches with you.
Everything you paint, she paints too.
All you have to do is follow her brush strokes and you’ll amaze yourself with what you’ll create!
It really is like having her as your personal tutor…
Only you don’t need to spend a dime on flights, hotels and private lessons.
Now you might be wondering:
What Makes Nancy Tankersley the Ideal Painter to Learn From?
After starting her artistic career as a portrait painter, Nancy ventured into the world of figure paintings in 1997.
After producing figurative beach paintings, which have since gained recognition in galleries across the US, she now focuses more on “contemporary life” paintings.
While she enjoys plein air work, she also loves painting in the studio, where she works from a photograph.
When you do this yourself, you’ll save an enormous amount of time because instead of having to stay outdoors to finish your painting, all you do is take a photo…
Bring your camera back home (or to your studio)…
Then simply start painting based on the photo!
It’s extremely convenient and there are many advantages painting this way as opposed to plein air.
As you might have guessed, it’s this type of painting you’ll be learning.
Though before you think this is just a “follow along” sort of training, think again.
It’s much more than that.
Because Nancy talks you through everything she does and explains why she does it.
Here’s a Small Taste of What You’ll Discover:
Plus a whole lot more
Nancy Tankersley's video is truly excellent. She takes you step-by-step on how she builds her paintings and has a very hands on approach. Her demonstrations are thorough. She shows you how she measures, lays in her shapes, pays attention to values, adds color, importance of edges, plus, shows us how she changes the photograph so that her composition/design works for her. Even in her interview she doesn't just talk about her own journey or toot her own horn she talks to us about how to build your painting and the component parts that make a successful painting. She truly hits the mark 100% with her instruction, demonstration and interview. Nancy is very personable, and it is a joy to watch her paint. This video is top notch!
I did enjoy the DVD by Nancy Tankersley: Painting Figures from Photographs and I did learn a number of new techniques.
I was thrilled to watch Nancy Tankersley's video on painting the figure in the landscape from photographs. It was chock- full of wonderfully helpful hints ( like the box grid that is such a timesaver) and placing more than one figure in a landscape using different photos, and painting from the black and white photo to not be dominated by the photo's colors, and many confidence-building tips as well. The day after watching this, my painting improved tremendously! Also , Nancy's paint mixing is helpful to watch and her voice and presentation style are just so pleasant. The section on her paintings and reference sources and how she took commandof the photo Is just so encouraging to be creative and courageous! I can't wait to watch it again!
Her appraoch is most helpful for sizing the figure to scale and her simplified painting technique.
This was my first attempt at painting a figure in a landscape. After viewing Nancy's video, I learned the graphing method she introduced for transferring the figure from the photograph to the canvas. This was excellent for insuring the proper size and proportions. Also, establishing the values during the blocking in process was very helpful for determining the color values for both the figure and the rest of the painting. Great video!