Learn to Paint an Elephant in Oils / acrylics (video)

Check out this new full length video showing how to paint Elephant skin.

Something as complex as painting an Elephants trunk can seem almost impossible. On this 30 minute video I show you a few simple painting techniques that make it MUCH easier to paint.

Hope you all enjoy it – Jason

(lots more free painting tips on my website – wildlife art painting tutorials

About Jason Morgan - wildlife artist - Oils, pastel pencils and more
I am UK based professional wildlife artist with over 15 years experience in online teaching. I have one of the most popular wildlife art communities - https://www.patreon.com/wildlifeart with hundreds of members getting NEW full length painting and drawing videos each month. I also have a popular wildlife teaching site - packed with DVD discs and downloads - http://www.jasonmorgan.co.uk You can find me on Facebook here - https://www.facebook.com/jason.morgan.wildlife.art/ I specialise in pastel pencils and oil paints, but also work in charcoal, graphite and coloured pencils too.

3 Responses to Learn to Paint an Elephant in Oils / acrylics (video)

  1. cjwaterfield says:

    Lovely tutorial, I’m currently gathering some research and resources for a new painting featuring some elephants, however they aren’t going to be the main focus. What tips do you have for painting lots of tiny elephants, to capture their elephant-ness? 🙂

    • You are off to a good start as you are already aware that you need to capture the essence of the tiny elephants and not unwanted details. I would say the most important part will be to get the tones spot on, meaning the lightness and darkness. If you go too dark they will appear to come forwards too much in the painting when compared to the landscape and this can make them look like miniature toys. Next squint your eyes when looking at your reference so you just see the important parts and not the details – ie the essence as you said 🙂

      hope that helps

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