From Sketch to Painting prelude with Vlad Yeliseyev

Join Vlad Yeliseyev for this Special Arty Class showing you a fragment of a journey from sketch to painting. Filmed live in Florida on 4th March 2021.


This short class will be using the first of two sketches (see below) created by Vlad in his 3hr Value sketching workshop on 21st Jan.

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In this lively and fun class, Vlad will explain the importance of value sketching and how to work with it during the painting process.


See Reference photo and recommended materials below:

Recommended materials list

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Graphite pencils 2B, 4B; eraser; pencil sharpener.

Mechanical pencils 0.7 leads HB and 2B

Watercolour paints – recommended colours: cad yellow, yellow ochre light, gold ochre, burnt sienna, burnt umber, van dyke brown, sepia, indigo, ultramarine, cobalt blue, cerulean blue, cobalt turquoise, dioxazine violet, alizarin crimson, cadmium red.  Right now my palette consist of mix of Holbein, Daniel Smith, Lucas and Schmincke watercolours.

Watercolour paper half sheet, or block approx.  Size 15” x 20”.  I recommend Saunders Waterford or Hahnemuhle 90lb, 140lb or 300lb ROUGH – important!!!

Brushes of your choice:

  • I suggest having at least three sizes watercolor brushes: No 8 to 14 (all round) and sword brush. Yeliseyev Signature SWORD brush and set of  3 brushes handmade in England by Rosemary&Co is available for purchase online.

  • Oil Brushes: short flat No12, long flat No7

Water and water containers.

Spray bottle – small with fine mist.

Artist’s tape or masking tape.

Drawing board or “plexi-glass” sized slightly bigger than your watercolour paper (if you are using watercolour paper in sheets)

Paint palette 10” x 12” or bigger with at least three separate flat mixing areas.

Paper towels and trash bag.

Hair dryer

Sketch book or pad, size up to 8”x 11”