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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.
I've decided to make a distinction in the rewards between Students and Supporters so that Patrons can choose the rewards that suit them best.I have added a $25 level for students who will have access to the time-lapse sketch videos that will become a regular feature and help to show the process of drawing.
I have also added a $50 level for Students who will be given a monthly drawing assignment that I will critique and correct. As it is impossible for me to answer everyone's questions about iconography, this tier will be limited to 5 places and the critique commentary will only concern the homework assignments.
I may in future add a further exclusive level for advice and critique on Patron's personal work depending on the demand.
Thank you for your support!
The first of my Patreon Iconography Tutorials has been uploaded! This is a series of tutorials that begins from the basics of the line and will progress to painting in tetrachrome and underpainting techniques. The purpose of these tutorials is to make iconography lessons available to those who can't afford or don't have access to workshops. However, making these tutorials requires an enormous amount of time, materials, equipment and effort, and like all artists, I still need to pay the bills and rent. That is where Patreon comes in . It is a platform for supporting the work of artists and creatives whose work you enjoy. I'm using it as a means of supporting this Iconography Tutorial Project to make tutorials available for you. For as little as $5 per month you can have access to these tutorials and can watch these techniques as many times as you need to.
This video is a preview of the first tutorial that is now available. Please support this project so that I can keep it going. Thank you.
I have often been asked by people all over the world if I teach iconography workshops. To try and fulfill this need I started making iconography video tutorials on YouTube. These 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. It will also allow me to do more creative work besides commissions.
Besides the video tutorials, my patrons will also have exclusive access to other projects including my New Ecclesiastical Year's resolution to , God willing, make a daily sketch of one of the Saints of the day.
Any support is greatly appreciated and will benefit not only myself, but those who want to learn iconography. Thank you.