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30 Easy Steps by joereimer 30 Easy Steps by joereimer
These are the steps for South For The Winter. I don't actually think they are easy to follow steps... the title is kind of a joke. I was a little hesitant to put this as a tutorial, but I guess perhaps someone could learn something from it. I just thought it would be interesting to show the process I use to paint. I definitely don't think this is the best way to paint, but hey, it works for me! ;)


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Mushroom-kat Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
eventually I want to try this ;) not quite there yet
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Cooldudenibb Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Heeheehee the tree's leaves look like bacon! :D I love this, by the way.
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Aikimoon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Did you use any retarding medium or thickening gel to get the wet-on-wet and impasto effects or did you just go like a whippet with an arseful of dynamite?
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joereimer Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
I just use an acrylic matte gel to thicken up the paints. With some of my other paintings I paint the gel by itself on certain areas that I want to have a lot of texture, let it dry, and then paint over.
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Aikimoon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Thanks for letting me know, that's a big help.
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Akairose Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I like process you used for this. And i think i understand how you did it.Thank you for this, hopefully i could use it to my advantage ( maybe i learned something) How long did you wait between layers ?
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joereimer Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
Thanks... glad you've found it informative. The layers were done right after each other... basically the time it took to take the pictures was it.
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Akairose Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
cool.
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brambrubi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Thank you for the tutorial.
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Damostoaster Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I've been looking to free up my style a bit and wasn't sure how to start but now I have some idea. Thanks alot mate
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joereimer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Thanks... when I originally posted this I didn't think it would be very useful. However, it's been getting a crazy amount of views, so I'm really glad that there are people like yourself who find it useful! :)
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Damostoaster Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
No worries mate! you've inspired me to do one of my own, using my own dodgey style [link]
Joy
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Soob Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
That was fascinating to watch. ^-^ You sort of get the impression of a god creating a whole world, pulling mountains out of the soil, pouring water into lakes, making trees grow, and so on. :XD: I was curious to see it all in one frame, so I had to make a little animation of your work. [link] I hope you don't mind. ^^;
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joereimer Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Hey, that's awesome! I actually was thinking of doing that originally, but was too lazy to do it. It looks really cool in animation form. Thanks for sharing that :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Y'know; you kind of remind me of a modern Van Gough, stylisticly. :)
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joereimer Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
One of my students was telling me that today too... it's kind of funny, because I kind of look like Van Gogh when he had his head shaved........ maybe I'm his reincarnation :p haha
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I wouldn't be surprised if you were. . . :lol: Cos you are ruddy good.
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The-Donut-Truck Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Fascinating peek behind the scenes. I like those graceful brushstrokes in #'s 4-7, especially. I did a semi-tutorial like this with a digital piece once. I'll have to remember to take some snaps during my next traditional painting though. I really enjoy these kinds of things.
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joereimer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
I always mean to take more pictures of my work while I'm working, but only remember once I'm finished. I'd definitely be interested to see some steps of your work.
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The-Donut-Truck Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Yeah, I'm like that too. I will post a note over my drawing table, though, for next time I paint something worth the while to make a tut out of. It's a great idea.
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The-Donut-Truck Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Er, make that #'s 5-10, I think. ;)
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VampireButterflyMel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
it's cool to see an insight of how you create your brilliant work. :)
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joereimer Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
Thanks :) Although, I honestly don't know how my paintings turn out as well as they do... so I'm not sure I'm brilliant or just fortunate :p
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VampireButterflyMel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome! :D combination, perhaps? ;)
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dracoignis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Student Writer
It's like a stop motion animation but with art. o.O I like it. :)
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joereimer Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
Glad you like it. It's kinda neat for me to see it that way too.
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YunasRequiem Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
This is fantastic - I have recently taken up the thought of doing art on canvas...Attempting to recapture some of my own photographs in a different media. If you don't mind me asking, what was the time lapse between these pictures? This is fantastic and actually, a really great learning tool.
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joereimer Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Thanks... I'm glad you find it useful :)

I would say this took about 2 hours.
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violetice Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
wow, thanks for posting this! I always find an artist's particular process fascinating, and I think this really sheds some light on how you're able to create your amazing paintings. Might have to try something like this myself :)
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joereimer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Glad you enjoyed it! I think it's interesting because it shows how many mistakes I make that I have to go over :p
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ChrisPanatier Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Pretty cool dude. Neat to see how you did it.
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AkiAmeko Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:3 Very interested! Similar to the process in which I paint as well.
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, I love the work through. I always love to see works in processes from artists I like. :) Its great work.
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joereimer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Thanks :) I really enjoy seeing it from other artists too... it's really helpful sometimes if you want to try something new.
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I'm just starting to get into oil painting a bit. I need a better place to paint though. I've got tiny splashes of paint everywhere even though I had canvas covering my work area. :)
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joereimer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
That's why I use acrylic... much easier to clean ;)
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
lol Yeah I've got a couple of canvases I need to finish with acrylic on them too. They are much much easier to cleanup, that's for sure. :D
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