LEISA O'BRIEN is creating easy-to-follow videos on composition, colour and technique
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patrons

$68
per month
HELLO.  I'm Leisa O'Brien and I'm a fine artist, a professional illustrator and an Art teacher.

I'm so grateful that you have joined me here!  I have accumulated knowledge and skills in many fields of the Art world since 1986 which means I'll be taking you from the very beginning of an artwork - explaining a good composition and how to improve a composition through to how to mix colours, when to paint what, how much to pre-draw before you paint, what technique best suits each reference and various mediums- and MUCH, MUCH more.

In my many years of experience, I have become incredibly passionate about introducing students to techniques and mediums in a gentle way to build their confidence and passion for creativity and also to polish already-experienced artists' skills. Beginners usually have to put up with quite negative or at the very least, frustrating "self-talk" when they start out on their art journey but the way I teach is focused on reducing that inner unhelpful chatter.

I am going to be sharing my years of tips and tricks with you as I have been a full time professional illustrator for over 30 years whilst running a Portrait business (people and pets), also whilst being the Senior Art Lecturer at the Queensland Institute of Graphic Art for 10 years, teaching Fashion Illustration, 1 & 2 point Perspective and reflection, Drawing skills with pencil, pen and markers, Caricatures and storyboarding techniques with mediums such as watercolour, gouache and acrylic. I am a qualified Graphic Designer, Majoring in Colour and Design and have also taught Photoshop (CS 5) as well as run several Artist in Residence programmes in both Primary and Secondary schools. I currently run my Illustration and Design business, doing both traditional and digital illustration, run regular Art workshops and regular Art classes and do Private Art tutoring. You can see the range of my work techniques on  My Illustration Business website

So - now you know my credentials, why invest your time and money in me? 
My students tell me I am an excellent teacher and I have taught extreme beginners to fellow professional artists and 5 year olds to 90 year olds. You can read testimonials from students on my art website www.leisaoart.com I have been told that I explain things very clearly and in an easy to understand way. I pride myself on being able to break down complicated things and teach them in a step by step manor. 

Studying creative behaviour has led me to be very passionate about the way in which we learn art. It can be difficult in a group or class and you may feel stressed and rushed.  My years of research and teaching have helped me understand that you have an inner battle in your head when you create visually - after all - you mind wants to see the finished product almost immediately and it must be PERFECT!  But that is not the best way to go about being creative so let me show you the right way.  This platform allows you to go at your own pace, pause and practice or review and best of all focus on what YOU specifically want to do.

I am so excited to begin this journey with you...and I am so grateful and happy that you think my experience and efforts are worth your investment. Thank you SOOOO much for supporting my art. It makes me feel so grateful and blessed. xo
Tiers
I THINK YOU LIKE ME
$5 or more per month

You can watch me paint in sped-up/time-lapse footage and get a discount on buying the finished artwork!

  • Discount code
  • High-speed video footage of process videos and a "What I saw- What I painted" image.
LET'S BE EXCLUSIVE
$10 or more per month

You get an exclusive look at how I make my art with explanations on composition, paints, colours and brushes.  

  • Exclusive process posts
  • Process & Tutorial Videos in both real time and sped up footage
  • Exclusive Patron-only 15% discount on my Art for sale.
  • Patron-only polls that allow you to decide what I paint next




IT'S DEFINITELY LOVE!
$20 or more per month

Get a patron-only perspective on my work. Get detailed explanations and added footage with voice-over tips and hints and  exclusive footage of my personal creativity to inspire you!

 

  • All lower tier benefits +
  • Tutorial art videos, both real-time and sped up painting imagery
  • More detailed video footage - more real time demonstrations of techniques 
  • Extra footage of colour mixing and my colour recipes
I'M ALL YOURS
$40 or more per month only 39 left

You will be getting the most thorough lessons and the most benefits of all.

  • All previous tier level benefits
  • Credits on upcoming video
  • Longest tutorial videos with the most realtime footage
  • Indepth explanations on every aspect of each painting
  • Q & A sessions with me about both my video and your own art progress
  • Exclusive live chats 
  • 1 on 1 critique sessions with me on your painting ( one artwork you submit each month )
  • My complete and sincere gratitude for helping be a huge support in allowing me the time to dedicate myself to my art and my teaching in the most efficient way. 
YOU HAD ME AT 100
$100 or more per month only 10 left

Tell me your vision and I'll work privately with you to make it happen.

  • Collaborate on an upcoming piece
  • Personal video chats to perfect your compositions and techniques
Goals
$68 of $260 per month
This amount will get me a digital camcorder that will make filming a lot easier than the filming and editing I am currently doing on my mobile phone. I'll be able to dive into my tutorials and spend less time editing and cutting and transferring data and more time streaming actual footage! This will mean more effective lessons and more productive time for all of us.
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HELLO.  I'm Leisa O'Brien and I'm a fine artist, a professional illustrator and an Art teacher.

I'm so grateful that you have joined me here!  I have accumulated knowledge and skills in many fields of the Art world since 1986 which means I'll be taking you from the very beginning of an artwork - explaining a good composition and how to improve a composition through to how to mix colours, when to paint what, how much to pre-draw before you paint, what technique best suits each reference and various mediums- and MUCH, MUCH more.

In my many years of experience, I have become incredibly passionate about introducing students to techniques and mediums in a gentle way to build their confidence and passion for creativity and also to polish already-experienced artists' skills. Beginners usually have to put up with quite negative or at the very least, frustrating "self-talk" when they start out on their art journey but the way I teach is focused on reducing that inner unhelpful chatter.

I am going to be sharing my years of tips and tricks with you as I have been a full time professional illustrator for over 30 years whilst running a Portrait business (people and pets), also whilst being the Senior Art Lecturer at the Queensland Institute of Graphic Art for 10 years, teaching Fashion Illustration, 1 & 2 point Perspective and reflection, Drawing skills with pencil, pen and markers, Caricatures and storyboarding techniques with mediums such as watercolour, gouache and acrylic. I am a qualified Graphic Designer, Majoring in Colour and Design and have also taught Photoshop (CS 5) as well as run several Artist in Residence programmes in both Primary and Secondary schools. I currently run my Illustration and Design business, doing both traditional and digital illustration, run regular Art workshops and regular Art classes and do Private Art tutoring. You can see the range of my work techniques on  My Illustration Business website

So - now you know my credentials, why invest your time and money in me? 
My students tell me I am an excellent teacher and I have taught extreme beginners to fellow professional artists and 5 year olds to 90 year olds. You can read testimonials from students on my art website www.leisaoart.com I have been told that I explain things very clearly and in an easy to understand way. I pride myself on being able to break down complicated things and teach them in a step by step manor. 

Studying creative behaviour has led me to be very passionate about the way in which we learn art. It can be difficult in a group or class and you may feel stressed and rushed.  My years of research and teaching have helped me understand that you have an inner battle in your head when you create visually - after all - you mind wants to see the finished product almost immediately and it must be PERFECT!  But that is not the best way to go about being creative so let me show you the right way.  This platform allows you to go at your own pace, pause and practice or review and best of all focus on what YOU specifically want to do.

I am so excited to begin this journey with you...and I am so grateful and happy that you think my experience and efforts are worth your investment. Thank you SOOOO much for supporting my art. It makes me feel so grateful and blessed. xo

Recent posts by LEISA O'BRIEN

Tiers
I THINK YOU LIKE ME
$5 or more per month

You can watch me paint in sped-up/time-lapse footage and get a discount on buying the finished artwork!

  • Discount code
  • High-speed video footage of process videos and a "What I saw- What I painted" image.
LET'S BE EXCLUSIVE
$10 or more per month

You get an exclusive look at how I make my art with explanations on composition, paints, colours and brushes.  

  • Exclusive process posts
  • Process & Tutorial Videos in both real time and sped up footage
  • Exclusive Patron-only 15% discount on my Art for sale.
  • Patron-only polls that allow you to decide what I paint next




IT'S DEFINITELY LOVE!
$20 or more per month

Get a patron-only perspective on my work. Get detailed explanations and added footage with voice-over tips and hints and  exclusive footage of my personal creativity to inspire you!

 

  • All lower tier benefits +
  • Tutorial art videos, both real-time and sped up painting imagery
  • More detailed video footage - more real time demonstrations of techniques 
  • Extra footage of colour mixing and my colour recipes
I'M ALL YOURS
$40 or more per month only 39 left

You will be getting the most thorough lessons and the most benefits of all.

  • All previous tier level benefits
  • Credits on upcoming video
  • Longest tutorial videos with the most realtime footage
  • Indepth explanations on every aspect of each painting
  • Q & A sessions with me about both my video and your own art progress
  • Exclusive live chats 
  • 1 on 1 critique sessions with me on your painting ( one artwork you submit each month )
  • My complete and sincere gratitude for helping be a huge support in allowing me the time to dedicate myself to my art and my teaching in the most efficient way. 
YOU HAD ME AT 100
$100 or more per month only 10 left

Tell me your vision and I'll work privately with you to make it happen.

  • Collaborate on an upcoming piece
  • Personal video chats to perfect your compositions and techniques