Paint Better by Sketching First

Paint Better by Sketching First

by Tom Brown Teaches Oil Painting

Paint Better by Sketching First


One of the best things you can do to become a better painter is to work out your composition first with a rough pencil sketch. But there is a specific way to do this, and there are certain things you should be evaluating with this process. I’ll show you how. It’s quick and easy, and it can save lots of time and frustration later.

In this video I explore three separate compositions for the same subject, explaining the benefits of each. Then I choose one of these sketches and create a complete oil painting based on it. You’ll see how all this ties together as I use the sketch to guide the painting process.

The video also includes a wide variety of other examples showing sketches and the paintings created from them featuring ocean scenes, mountains, a city park, a harbor scene and many other examples.

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Quality Standard Definition
Subject Painting
Length 10 mins 26 seconds
Format MP4
Created 3rd Mar 2015
Updated 1st Apr 2017
Product Code OVCESC
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