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Painting Archangel Michael
Painting Archangel Michael from the initial sketches to the finished icon...
Prints available here.
The latest tutorial in the series on "Garment Basics" is now live on Patreon! If you're not familiar with my Iconography Tutorial Project here is some background:
I started this project a year ago in September 2017. A couple of years previously I had made a few "work in progress" videos on YouTube and realised that there is a need for iconography tutorials that will start from the foundations that can be accessible to anyone, and so this project was born.
It is not a standard weekend iconography workshop where you simply learn to trace an icon and "paint-by-numbers". It was never the tradition of the Church to make "photocopies" of old icons, but sadly this modern "tradition" is destroying the creative tradition of the Church. Every period of iconography from the Comnene to the Paleologian periods to the Cretan School has it's own style within the Byzantine system of painting and the iconographic tradition of the Church. In these tutorials you will be introduced to the Byzantine system of painting and given tools that will allow you create within the tradition of the Church. My aim is to make a series of tutorials starting with the basics of drawing icons (without which the creative process of making icons is impossible) and progressing to painting in traditional tetrachrome (using only four colours) and underpainting. Once we've learned the basic "tools of the trade" we will progress to painting a variety of icons from simple to more advanced.
These videos require a great deal of time, effort and expense and like all artists I still need to pay my rent and bills. That is where Patreon comes in. If you enjoy and benefit from these video tutorials you now have the opportunity to support this work and keep it going by coming a Patron. This will help cover the costs of materials and equipment and will allow me to make more videos. Your support will also allow me to do more creative work besides commissions.
You can see more preview videos of all the previous tutorials here. And click on the "Become a Patron" button to support this project and learn iconography.