Fantasy Art Workshop Oil Painting Techniques DVD


This four-disc DVD set will give you the most detailed look at Jeff Miracola’s oil painting process and will answer your many questions about creating a fantasy art oil painting from start to finish. The focus of the video is on creating a professional fantasy painting and is intended for both beginners and professional alike.

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“Jeff Miracola sets out to make getting into oil painting as simple as possible. Continuing the format from Jeff’s first Fantasy Art Workshop (Acrylic Painting Techniques), his walkthrough of the painting stages is punctuated with short practical guides. These are essential to watch in the case of oils because of the safety issues: Jeff does a great job of explaining the risks of using solvents and oil-based media while showing how simple it is to control those risks with straightforward measures. You’ll also learn about the range of brush types, other tools for painting with, glazing and much more.

A disc full of extras adds further detail, including a valuable section on how to prepare your board; but it’s the main feature you’ll return to repeatedly, as you absorb all the basics you need to get started on the biggest painting adventure of your life.”

– ImagineFX Magazine

Booklist STARRED Review:

“Instructive and Entertaining… Aspiring artists and fantasy fans will be awed and inspired by his work.”

-Booklist (Candace Smith) – Full review here


This four-disc DVD set gives you the most detailed look ever at Jeff Miracola’s oil painting process from start to finish. Jeff answers your many questions about creating a professional fantasy art oil painting, offering time-tested advice on materials and process. This amazing resource is intended for both beginners and professional 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


Disc 1 (Main Feature)

  • 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

Disc 2 (Main Feature)

  • 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

Disc 3 (Extras)

  • Studio Walkthrough
  • Creating a Colored Ground
  • Alla Prima Painting Session
  • Q&A with Jeff

Disc 4 (Extras)

  • 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

Technical Specs for the Oil Painting DVDs:

  • 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: 0735201936246
  • ISBN: 9780986320750

About the DVD format:

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.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 1 in


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