Project Six: Here Comes Santa
The lessons are divided into smaller segments so you can easily find topics. I recommend that you watch the lessons in numerical order so you can see the project from start to finish. Of course, you can always go back and watch them over as many times as you need to in order to grasp the skill being demonstrated. The time it will take to watch each video varies from lesson to lesson, and is shown in parenthesis () after each video link.
It is recommended that you let the video load completely in the browser window before you attempt to play it. Be patient, this may take a few minutes. It will depend on the speed of your computer and the speed of your internet connection.
NOTE: To view each video, click on the links below. The video will open in a new window. Close the window to return to this page.
Video 1: Background: harlequin stencil, shading edges; adding in the character (9:51)
Video 2: Base-coating the Santa face, hat, nose and cheeks, beard and moustache (9:38)
Video 3: Shading the edges of the beard, adding beard details (15:26)
Video 4: Dry brush on hat band / pom pom; adding hair; shading and highlighting; final details (9:38)
Create sets of Santa’s. Try different backgrounds and change the position of the mustache. You can also try new ways to decorate the hat. These would make great gifts or wreath inserts. Have fun creating your own twist!