Hone your eye by learning from the source.

With the ubiquity of digital media in commercial art today, the discipline of painting outdoors with traditional media is often neglected. Let Marco inspire you to put together a small sketchbook and (re)kindle the joy of painting and studying directly from life. Tackling three different types of common subject matter, this video shows that nature truly is the best teacher.

In this class you will learn:

  • How to set up quickly and efficiently with a low-weight travel kit

  • How to combine various wet and dry media freely and seamlessly into one sketch

  • Building up a painting in physical layers

  • Mixing pigments to build patchworks of color

  • Common problems that arise while painting outdoors and how to deal with them

  • How to edit and simplify nature into workable compositions

  • Various methods of approaching a sketch

  • The value of visual-journaling

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About the Instructor

Marco Bucci

Marco Bucci

Marco Bucci spent seven years working in animation studios before going freelance to pursue his passion of illustration. Since then, he has provided artwork for clients such as Disney, Lego, LucasArts, LucasFilm, and Mattel Toys. Marco now works primarily on picture books, but still retains a penchant for teaching.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    New Chapter

    • Intro, Materials, Gallery
    • Painting #1- High Park Bridge
    • High Park Bridge, Continued
    • SBP 4 Painting #2- Parkside Houses
    • SBP 5 Parkside Houses, Continued
    • SBP 6 Painting #3- Christie Street
    • SBP 7 Christie Street, Continued
    • SBP 8 Christie Street, Conclusion

Reviews

Great to watch the Master painter at work!

Mary Monson

I enjoyed this class with observing and listening to Marco talk through each of his sketchbook paintings.

I enjoyed this class with observing and listening to Marco talk through each of his sketchbook paintings.

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Very interesting

Alex Diaz

It was nice to see this approach to outdoor painting. I did learn a lot and cannot wait to try it myself.

It was nice to see this approach to outdoor painting. I did learn a lot and cannot wait to try it myself.

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Learning from real life

LUCIA PARA

I find this class full of inspiration. First of all, you see a master connecting with its passion, and also relating to challenges . Then , it gives informat...

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I find this class full of inspiration. First of all, you see a master connecting with its passion, and also relating to challenges . Then , it gives informations and a clear plan of tools, affordable and adjustable to our taste. Seeing that Marco always seems to create an underpainting is very interesting, and also the warm colours as a base with cools on top, it makes me want to try some guerrilla painting too!

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Really Good Class

Diana Blumczynski

I really enjoyed this class, and am now very inspired to go outside and do some sketching. I agree that it can be easy to end up staying inside most days—and...

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I really enjoyed this class, and am now very inspired to go outside and do some sketching. I agree that it can be easy to end up staying inside most days—and it really does seem valuable to go outside and paint from life. I also enjoyed seeing how Marco uses watercolor and gouache together, and to see how he abstracts his subjects in a really beautiful way.

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