Not only was Leonardo da Vinci one of the greatest painters, but he was an inventor, engineer, musician, scientist, writer, designer, and draftsman.
I will show you how I have emulated and learned from the old masters so that I could paint like them, and how you could too. I accomplished this the same way a young apprentice in a medieval guild would have started out: by copying their works. From copying their paintings, you can learn the styles and techniques from virtually any painter. By copying brushstroke for brushstroke, you'll be practicing your general painting skills while following a design and composition that works. You'll learn what makes a great painting great. By the end of your "apprenticeship," you could say you were taught by a genius.
Chapter 1 Who Was Leonardo da Vinci?
- Making waves in the art world early on
- Multi-talented artist seeking employment for important people
- Important artworks
Chapter 2 How To Paint Like a Master
- Three stages to artistic mastery
- Step by step process of painting and becoming a master
- The secret to confident painting
- How you can paint with modern materials
Chapter 3 How Leonardo Painted
- Medieval and Renaissance art
- Frescoes, tempera, and the new oil paint medium
Chapter 4 Begin Your Apprenticeship
- Copy these paintings by Leonardo
- Lady With an Ermine
- The Mona Lisa
Chapter 5 Advanced Apprenticeship, or Journeyman
- Finish these unfinished Leonardo paintings
- Saint Jerome
- Adoration of the Magi
Chapter 6 Leonardo Paintings to Copy or Emulate
Bonus Chapter Texture Painting and Color Mixing Guide
- How to paint textures like fur, etc.
- Mix These Colors to Paint (this)...