Ma Ly

is creating Drawing and Painting Tutorials

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All About Drawing

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For just the price of a cup of coffee:
  • Through real-time and time lapse videos learn to sketch with confidence from a reference photo and from life.
  • Twice a week enjoy full tutorials of exclusive sketches and drawings of the most usual subjects: portraits, animals, flowers, and still life.
The reference photos used in lessons can be downloaded for you to practice.

I cannot stress enough the importance of spending time drawing. It is the structure necessary for any project, especially portraits. Whether it is a drawing or a painting, you may have the best values, colors, shading, textures, etc., but if your drawing is inaccurate, it will be immediately noticeable. When this happens while you paint, it can be frustrating and discouraging. Then spending time, energy, paint (and money) to make adjustments can be overwhelming. Let me help you learn the skills to draw your subject and create the image you have in mind.
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Paint Better With Acrylic

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Enjoy all the videos from the previous tier. They are the foundations for this new level: once your drawing is good, you just need to focus on painting.

Acrylic is definitely my favorite medium and I want to share with you everything I know about it. Once a week, I will teach you how to paint the most usual subjects: portraits, animals, flowers, and still life. Regardless of your level you will be able to create your own piece of art, from the drawing to the finished painting. We will go over:
  • Materials
  • How to start
  • Practice color mixing, values, contrast, textures, consistency and light effect
  • How to paint in a realistic and/or loose style
The reference photos used in lessons can be downloaded for you to practice.

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About Ma Ly

Hello and welcome!

I am a professional painter, art instructor, and the founder/manager of Vernissage, Studio and Art Gallery in Fresno, California. Since 2011 I have been teaching art to children and adults. Visit the website, Vernissage: Fresno's Art Rendezvous , for more info.

I have been looking for ways to share my passion for art with more people. In addition to my Youtube channel Draw and Paint with Ma Ly, Patreon is the perfect platform to show my artistic process and techniques. Each membership level has its own benefits. The goal is to help you learn to draw and paint with confidence. My videos include drawings and paintings in a realistic style. They cover portraits, animals, flowers, and still life. Whether you want to get started doing art, or simply need a refresher, I am here to provide in-depth information to help you improve. Patrons have access to a few exclusive full-length tutorials each week. You can upgrade your membership anytime if you find you want to enjoy more of them. You won't find them anywhere else on the internet and it will always be cheaper than a therapy session!

After years of teaching, I am convinced that anybody can learn to draw and paint. It is more about learning rules first than being “talented”. Just like reading and following the instructions in a cooking book recipe, painting is a step-by-step process. Some students have abilities and
will learn easily and quickly. Others will need more time to complete their artwork. Eventually every student will get somewhere, as long as they dedicate time to practice and keep persisting. Beyond the technical process, I also want to show students the healing and therapeutic properties involved with creating. My best reward is when, once my students leave my studio, they aren't afraid anymore to start a project without me holding their hand.

Members are charged once a month. Your initial payment will be processed on the day you join Patreon. Each subsequent payment is processed on the 1st of the month. If it’s the end of the month and you decide to become a Patron, consider waiting until the 1st of the next month so you will get the most out of your first month’s subscription. You can easily upgrade, downgrade or cancel at anytime. No hard feelings.

Thank you for considering becoming a Patron. If you are local, don't be a stranger and pay me a visit at my studio. Perhaps you will make the leap to take a class with me in a real-life setting environment. Either way, I hope you will enjoy the journey!
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When I reach this goal, I will upload a video of me doing a detailed portrait in pencil with commentaries from the sketch to the finished drawing.
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