Jeff Miracola’s Fantasy Art Workshop:

Oil Painting Techniques

These videos give you the most detailed look ever at Jeff Miracola’s oil painting process from start to finish. In the Main Feature, watch as Jeff creates a professional fantasy art dragon painting while offering time-tested advice on materials and process. The Extras video is loaded with additional techniques and information. This amazing resource is intended for both beginners and professionals alike.

This Oil Painting Techniques video is available in both DVD and high-defintion digital download formats.

Price: $49.95

Running Time: 6 hours 39 minutes
Language: English
DVD Format: NTSC
Digital Download Format: MP4
Digital Download Resolution: 1080p and 720p

About the Videos

General Information

DVD Specs:

Number of discs: 4
Running time: 6 hours 39 minutes
Format: NTSC
Sound: Dolby Digital
Language: English
Regions: All regions
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Age Range: 14 and up
Rated: Not rated
DVD Release Date: April 2017
UPC Barcode: 735201936246
ISBN: 9780986320750
Closed Captioning: None

Digital Download Specs:

Running Time: 6 hours 39 minutes
Format: MP4
Resolution: Available as 1920×1080 and 1280×720
Language: English
Closed Captioning: None

Topics and Techniques Covered

Some of the many topics and techniques demonstrated in this video:

        • Brainstorming/Conceptualization
        • Using and Creating Reference Photos
        • Tools for Sketching (Types and Use)
        • Thumbnail Sketching
        • Composition
        • Final Sketch
        • Color Roughs
        • Painting Surfaces (Preparation, Materials, and Tools)
        • Transferring the Final Drawing to its Painting Surface
        • Planning the Stages of Painting
        • Work Area
        • Lighting
        • Paints (Types and Use)
        • Brushes (Types and Use)
        • Knives (Types and Use)
        • Easels (types and Use)
        • Solvents (Types and Use)
        • Oils (Types and Use)
        • Mediums (Types and Use)
        • Creating a Colored Ground
        • Underpainting (Process and Purpose)
        • Glazing
        • Wet-on-Wet or Alla Prima
        • Impasto
        • Understanding the Fat over Lean Rule
        • Working with a Limited Color Palette
        • Mixing and Blending Colors
        • Cleaning Brushes and Other Tools
        • Varnishes (Types and Use)
        • Varnishing The Final Painting
        • General Safety

About the DVD Format (NTSC)

The DVDs are region-free, which means there are no limitations on which country can view the DVDs. However, the DVDs are created in NTSC format. For those that don’t know, NTSC format is used primarily in the United States and Canada, while PAL format is used in Europe and parts of Asia. NTSC DVD players can not play PAL formatted discs. But most PAL DVD players can play NTSC formatted discs. If you’re concerned that these DVDs will not play in your PAL DVD player, consider getting the digital downloads instead. If you’ve bought NTSC DVDs from the United States before, then these DVDs should work for you just fine. If you’re curious which DVD format your country uses, you can view this list on Sony’s website.

Chapter List

“Main Feature” (Discs 1 &2)

    • Introduction
    • About Jeff Miracola
    • Thumbnail Drawings
    • Gathering Reference
    • Final Sketch
    • Transferring the Drawing
    • Creating a Color Study
    • Underpainting
    • Sky – Second Layer
    • Sky – Third Layer
    • Dragon – Second Layer
    • Ground – Second Layer
    • Trees – First Layer
    • Statue – Second Layer
    • Dragon Wing – Third Layer
    • Dragon Body – Third Layer
    • Understanding Paint Labels
    • Dragon Wing – Fourth Layer
    • Ground – Third & Fourth Layers
    • Dragon Body – Fourth Layer
    • Trees – Third Layer
    • Statue – Third Layer
    • Dragon – Fifth Layer
    • Glazing & Background Elements
    • Figures – First Layer
    • Stars
    • Figures – Second Layer
    • Final Glaze & Details
    • Applying Varnish
    • The Final Painting
    • Outro/End Credits

“Extras” (Discs 3&4)

    • Studio Walkthrough
    • Creating a Colored Ground
    • Alla Prima Painting Session
    • Q&A with Jeff
    • Basic Supplies
    • Brush Cleaning
    • Painting on Paper
    • Preparing the Painting Surface
    • Training a True Beginner
    • Painted Dreams
    • Building a Paint Rack
    • Outtakes
    • Outro/End Credits