351: Drawing Like Van Gogh

–LEARNING to replicate the energy of your drawings in your paintings is one of the most productive advances you can make in painting. In my recent Gumroad video I show how the drawings of Vincent Van Gogh form the essential basis for his paintings (video link below). On comparing his drawings and paintings, we see that his drawings have the same rhythmic strokes and dashes as if they are a rehearsal for the paintings. Toward the end of the video, I do a quick demo of how Van Gogh added dots, dashes, and other calligraphic strokes simultaneously creating linear detail and value.

In his drawings, Van Gogh used a reed pen on paper. I use acrylic markers on canvas. But I replicate Van Gogh’s marks to demonstrate a similar effect. When I understood Van Gogh’s methods of drawing I came one step closer to understanding how he painted. I resolved to find a connection between my drawings and paintings. It took quite a while to discover but once I did my painting took a massive leap forward.

I hope this video will help you foster a unique way of drawing and that your newfound drawing style will foster a unique way of painting.

Brad Teare –January 2019

Supplies used in this video:

Montana Empty markers
Golden Colors High Flow Acrylic Black
Golden Colors High Flow Acrylics White
Molotow Acrylic Markers white
Molotow Acrylic Markers black

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Brad Teare, January 2019

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