Traditional Painting series for Beginners
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Instructor: Raymond Bonilla

This learn-by-doing workshop fuses acrylics, colored pencils, and airbrushing to create a methodically beautiful mixed-media painting. With Raymond's insights and process, you will craft a piece bursting with depth, mood, and emotion.
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  • Instructor
    Raymond Bonilla
  • Medium
  • Difficulty
    Beginner / intermediate
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Topics Covered

  • Controlling values
  • Application of acrylics
  • Color pencils
  • Adding texture & depth
  • Differences between mediums
  • Mixing colors
  • Air brush process & techniques
  • Working with shadows & highlights
  • Adding mood & emotion
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  • instructor:
    Raymond Bonilla
  • Level:
  • Lessons:
    7 parts
  • Length: 4 hours
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This tutorial features a number of different mediums including graphite, airbrush, acrylics, and colored pencils.

Video Demonstration

Raymond Bonilla is an award-winning gallery painter and illustrator. In this demonstration, Bonilla shares all the wisdom and skills it takes to adopt his process and add an incredible quality to your paintings.

Learn at your own pace

Students gain unlimited access to view this course on-demand. 

Course Overview

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Created by

Raymond Bonilla

Gallery Painter & Illustrator
Raymond is a nationally recognized illustrator and fine artist in Buffalo, NY. Raymond graduated from the State University in New York at Fredonia in 2005 with a degree in New Media and Illustration. He continued his studies at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he completed his Masters of Fine Art in 2009.
He was awarded Best in Show in the Great Lakes Emerging Artist Competition, was a finalist in the Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition, has been awarded Gold Medals in advertising from both Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles, and juried into the Communication Arts Illustration Annual.
Raymond currently lives in Buffalo, New York where he spends his time painting and teaching part-time at the State University of New York at Fredonia. He is represented by Abend Gallery in Denver, CO and Meibohm Fine Arts Gallery in East Aurora, NY.

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