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Published May 18th 2020
Real artists teach you how to paint, draw and sketch
Are you still spending too much time at home and wondering why you aren't learning all those fabulous things you promised yourself you would learn during iso? Here are some tips for great free resources you can engage with.

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Brandon Schaefer of SchaeferArt is an artist who focuses on Oil Painting, Drawing, and Watercolor Painting. If you're a complete novice but always wanted to learn to draw, this guy provides excellent total beginner explanations and demonstrations that you can easily follow. He explains what basic equipment you need to start out. He offers a series of art classes in interesting, easy, bite-sized videos of (more or less) around 15 minutes each. He makes it safe to start, safe to make mistakes, in an understanding and nonjudgmental, personal lesson in your own home, in your own time, so you can jump right in and give it a go. Go to Brandon's SchaeferArt Youtube page for all his recordings, and see what interests you. You can check out SchaeferArt on Facebook. Of course, as with any artist, Brandon Schaefer is keen to sell the art he produces.

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Murray Charteris Art

Art Lessons Online provides pretty much exactly what it says. Murray Charteris is a Brisbane artist who offers lessons in painting and drawing fantasy and realism. Murray's how-to videos include this time-lapse how to draw a lion, this how to draw without looking, or check Murray's secret of drawing. For fun and contemporary online video guides to art Murray Charteris is definitely worth checking out. Find more information on Murray's Art Lessons Online homepage.

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Florent Farges Art

For a serious artist's take on oil lessons, this young artist is worth checking out. Florent Farges is an oil paint artist who makes oils sound easy! Why not check out Florent Farges - Arts YouTube site to find your courage to launch into oil painting at home. Try out the introductory video on oil painting if you feel a bit hesitant about oils, as Florent calmly and confidently talks you through how approachable oil painting can be! Let Florent demonstrate how easy an oil portrait can be. You can find Florent Farges - Arts on Facebook.

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Portraint painting by Florent Farges

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Makoccina Art

How to Sketch is a guide to sketching (surprise!). Makoccino makes sketching approachable, with her friendly and easy to follow lessons. You can find Makoccino on Facebook. Makaccino gives lots of artist tips, such as 10 things I wish I knew sooner! Makoccino also does some fun little videos such as testing watercolour paint sets bought for under $5 and testing Metalic watercolour paints and cheap vs expensive art supplies, does price really matter!

Clive5Art is a chatty, friendly chappy who teaches painting with acrylics. Clive provides useful tips for painting with acrylics, from canvas preparation on (yes, even bought canvases should be prepped before you begin!). Click around his links because Clive5Art offers a lot, including a gimmick store for his fans, and an art supply store, but be aware he is in Wales, so prices are in British Pounds. Most importantly, Clive5Art offers plenty of art lessons!

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