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About

Have you always wanted to paint a portrait? Do you struggle with proportions, shades, details and making it look like the person you actually are painting? Can you already paint realism but it takes you a really long time and you spend most of it correcting errors?

Help me create an online course on Hacking Realism! I want to create around 20 instructional 5-10 minute videos available online in English.

 Videos will include:

  • Introduction and list of materials you will need for the course
  • Sketching for realism
  • Layout for canvas and transferring sketches
  • 5 videos of first layer of eyes, nose, mouth, ear, hairline, chin, hair
  • Hacks for seeing what needs to be adjusted and correction hacks
  • 5 videos of second layer of eyes, nose, mouth, ear, hairline, chin, hair
  • Hacks for seeing shadows and correcting them
  • Hacks for seeing colour and adjusting colours
  • Final layer of paint, details, eyelashes, eyebrows, highlights etc.
  • Bonus sections of using thinning, blending colours, washing brushes and general tips.  
  • A high resolution photo of the portrait I am painting in the course, so you can follow the exact steps I take if you want.

You will learn how to paint a realistic portrait and I will teach you all of my hacks. The hacks can be applied to any painting technique and any object as well (you can have any reference photo basically, and learn how to paint that). I can guarantee improved results in both realism and time it takes for you to paint. 

If you have never painted before you will still get value out of this course and it will speed up your results. If you have a little to medium experience with painting/realism this course is a perfect fit for you! If you are already an experienced realism painter this will give you extra added hacks and speed up your painting time.

Left: first layer of paint. Right: second layer of paint including corrections
Left: first layer of paint. Right: second layer of paint including corrections

You will be able to use the course best if you paint with oil, but it can be used with any paints in general. Before every lesson, I go through the materials I use and list them out in the description as well so you can prepare and make sure you have everything before you start the lesson. All the lessons will be available for you online and you can choose whenever you want to watch them. The videos will be recorded, so they are not live.

This Kickstarter Campaign will fund the production costs of the course. If this campaign gets funded the course will be created by the end of February 2019. 

I have worked with painting for 10 years and I have developed methods and hacks to every part of my painting technique in order to paint more realistic, faster, easier and more fun. This saves me a lot of time on what I don't enjoy doing (sketching, measuring and correcting mistakes) and I can spend most of my time with what I love doing (painting and colouring).

In this campaign I am also offering exclusive art mentoring/coaching calls to aspiring artists who are working on building an art career. Since I have made painting my full time job this is something I can coach you in if you feel aligned to work with me! I can teach you the steps I've taken that were successful as well as the mistakes I took so you can start making money from your art (faster than I did - it took me 5 years! Which on average is still faster than most artists starting from scratch and I did it without formal education). I can review portfolios, 1 on 1 art mentoring, tips to market your art and coach you where you feel stuck and give you my insider tips on the business side of being an artist. 

Check out my art and my CV on http://filippalevemark.se

Detail from my painting "Within Reach"
Detail from my painting "Within Reach"
Within Reach, oil on canvas, 150x100cm, 2016
Within Reach, oil on canvas, 150x100cm, 2016

Pledges

Pledge €10-50  (100-500 SEK) Hacking Realism Full Course

Get the entire online course "Hacking Realism" with early bird pledge options depending on when you decide to make your pledge. €10 on launch day, €25 until December 14th and €40 until December 16th, then the regular pledge of €50.  

Pledge €100 (1000 SEK) Full course + Group Call

Get the entire online course "Hacking Realism -hacks on painting a realistic portrait". And participate in a group call online where you can ask me any questions you want regarding painting, techniques and hacks. Get feedback in a group setting. And get the recorded version of the call afterwards. The call will be scheduled after the full course is made available to you so you can attend the course first and then have the call with me. Limited to 30 backers.

Pledge €250 (2.500 SEK) Art Mentoring x1 Call + Full Course

I am offering exclusive art mentoring coaching session. 1 call with me online and I can start mentoring you in how to make a living off of your art. Taking your hobby to the next level! I can review portfolios, 1 on 1 art mentoring, tips to market your art and coach you where you feel stuck. +Hacking Realism -hacks on painting a realistic portrait" full course included. Limited to 10 backers.

Pledge €1000 (10,000 SEK) Art Mentoring x5 Calls + Full Course I am offering exclusive art mentoring coaching sessions. 5 calls with me online and I can start mentoring you in how to make a living off of your art. Taking your hobby to the next level! I can review portfolios, 1 on 1 art mentoring, tips to market your art and coach you where you feel stuck. +Hacking Realism -hacks on painting a realistic portrait" full course included. Limited to 5 backers.

Pledge €1500 (15,000 SEK) Art Mentoring x8 Calls + Full Course

I am offering exclusive art mentoring coaching sessions. 8 calls with me online and I can start mentoring you in how to make a living off of your art. Taking your hobby to the next level! I can review portfolios, 1 on 1 art mentoring, tips to market your art and coach you where you feel stuck. +Hacking Realism -hacks on painting a realistic portrait" full course included. Limited to 3 backers.

This online course will not include art materials needed in the course. 

Risks and challenges

I have started filming the course already with a film team and we are waiting for funding so we can start editing, cutting and other post production related costs.

The biggest challenge is to make the course user friendly so everyone can get value out of it and to make it easy accessible online. There might be unexpected costs in creating a platform or a website that is user friendly.

If it will not be covered in the existing budget the course might be published through facebook-groups or something similar in which case the logistic of the students might be a bit of a challenge and the overall user experience might not be the highest. However the value will still be the same regardless of platform used.

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