Jeff Miracola's Fantasy Art Workshop - Oil Painting Techniques

Three Points Publishing
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These videos of Jeff Miracola's Oil Painting Techniques includes all content found on discs 1 - 4 (Main Feature and Extras) of the four-disc DVD. That's over 6.5 hours of content!

This purchase includes Four additional BONUS videos for FREE:

  • Groblin acrylic painting demo
  • Hulking Fire Beast oil painting demo
  • Gluttenous Nether Brute oil painting demo
  • Highlights from 3 live chats with Jeff

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 footage (see chapter list below). This amazing resource is intended for both beginners and professionals alike.

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


  • 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

  • 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

Files included with this purchase:

  • Main Feature and Extras videos each in two different resolutions: 1080p and 720p (Both videos are the same, just different resolutions/sizes for your convenience).
  • BONUS videos are either 1920x1080 or 1280x720 resolution.

NOTE: The video files are large, so be patient as they download.

About Jeff

Jeff Miracola has been creating fantasy art since 1995. He’s illustrated for properties such as Dungeons & Dragons, World of Warcraft, Mars Attacks, Star Wars, Planescape, Earthdawn, Shadowrun, and Magic: the Gathering, for which he created more than 120 paintings. He’s also done conceptual toy and video game design, editorial illustrations, and picture books.

Jeff’s YouTube channel, wherein he showcases his many art technique videos, has over 47,000 subscribers and more than 2.5 million views.

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Main Feature Duration
3 hrs 19 min
Extras Duration
3 hrs 18 min
1080p & 720p
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Jeff Miracola's Fantasy Art Workshop - Oil Painting Techniques

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