The Shirtless Painter: How To Paint The Cover of Batman Forever From Memory
Join The Shirtless Painter as this episode we celebrate the one thing no modern person can live without, thats right you guessed it, a Desktop Computer. So why not take off your shirt and paint along with The Shirtless Painter.
- March 25, 2017
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March 25, 2017
(funky happy music)
- Hello, good afternoon,
and welcome to The Shirtless Painter.
Anyone can paint, and anyone can paint anything.
And today I'm gonna teach you
how to paint a desktop computer.
You can see I already have my canvas primed here,
and I've added just a hint of a desktop
and just a hint of a computer room.
It could be any room.
It could be a child's room who's gone to college,
whatever room you feel would hold
a desktop computer and, of course, a desk.
Alright, so we'll go over our materials here.
We've got, of course, our canvas.
We've got our brush, palette knife.
And, of course, we have our different colors of paint,
which we'll show to you now on the screen.
Okay, so, the first thing we wanna do
is obviously get our computer.
So we're gonna go ahead and take some of our computer white.
And we'll mix it with just a little bit of Big Bird yellow.
Just to give it that nice computer hue.
And we just take a dab of our Swedish black,
just to give it that, woop, a little too much there.
Just to give it that nice hue of a family computer.
Every family needs a computer.
You need a computer to check e-mail,
to book travel, stay in touch with friends.
And today you're gonna paint one.
So we begin by just sort of sketching out our computer,
computer shape here.
And I'd say this is about a 17 inch display,
but again, anything you want, any size computer you want.
Mine's a Gateway computer.
Yours can be anything, a Viewsonic, a IBM.
Now, I don't own a computer,
and that's okay.
Don't need to be a computer expert to paint a computer.
Okay, so we've got our main computer shape here.
And every computer needs a keyboard.
So we'll go ahead and do our keyboard stripe here,
Look at that, look at that.
And this is a keyboard with, this is a number keyboard.
Some keyboards don't have numbers on them, some do.
Either way is okay, whatever you need.
You might be doin' spreadsheets,
you might be a math professor.
Great, so we got our main computer shapes here.
And of course every computer needs
We're tight on space, so we're gonna put the mouse,
we're gonna go ahead and put the mouse behind the keyboard,
just kinda store it there.
And you know, maybe Dad's usin' the computer,
maybe Junior is usin' the computer.
Or maybe it's got some,
maybe it's got some grease marks on there.
Okay, so we got our main computer shapes laid out.
Now we're gonna add just a bit of the dark stuff,
a little Swedish black, just to add some nice shadowy areas.
That's where it's nice and shady, ride on the tip of the...
Right on the tip of the mouse, tip of the keyboard.
And we'll just start
to just gently etch in our screen here.
It's good to start to think about what types of websites
you might want to put on the computer,
what website you might wanna have the home page set to.
So start thinkin' about that,
some of your favorite websites.
This is an old keyboard, so...
Some of the keys may have gotten just a little bit yellowed.
So we're gonna take some of our computer yellow
and just mix it with the other computer colors
that we've created here.
And I'm gonna go ahead and switch brushes here.
I'm gonna switch to a smaller brush.
This one is about, if you look at it,
you can see it's about the size of a key on a keyboard,
which is how you know it's the right size
for what we're working with.
So I'm just gonna go ahead and paint in some keys here.
These could be any keys.
You don't have to stick to standard American keyboards.
You could put the ASDF, they don't have to be
anywhere near each other.
You could put F1, number lock.
This is actually my number lock right here.
Anywhere you want.
Anywhere you need an old, silly old key.
I like to do keys that...
Well, that do special things
that a computer couldn't even do.
I'm gonna add a key right here.
This'll just be between you and me,
but you press this key and that causes world peace.
Wouldn't that be nice, world peace?
No one fighting, everyone just painting and using computers.
And then of course we got our big old
K, look at that.
Look at that.
Alright, now it's time, we'll take a little bit
of this sort of puke color that we have here.
And then we'll add a little, just a little string,
little mouse string,
and have that connect right to the display.
And we'll do our...
Get our little mouse buttons here.
If you got a mouse, you gotta be able
to right-click and left-click.
K, just maybe some highlights...
Right around there.
And again, you know,
I didn't save room for the tower itself.
Again, this is just a display, a mouse, and a keyboard.
But as I like to say, there are no goof-ups,
only pleasant whoopsies.
And this is a pleasant whoopsie.
We're gonna give this mouse a little place to live
by creating our very own mousepad.
Little bit a leprechaun blue, some Green Day green.
Go ahead and mix that up, get a nice blue-green mousepad.
And you could do any kinda mousepad.
Mine's gonna be an X-Files mousepad
from the show The X-Files.
But yours could be any show, or no show at all.
It's really up to you, that's the beauty
of painting and the beauty of mousepads.
Okay, so we'll just, we got our mouse right here.
So we'll just do a little hint.
And it'll sorta run off the page here,
but that's okay.
Canvas is what we call it.
Just right around there.
And over to the side.
And then we'll just do a little highlight there,
just to give it some depth.
And as I said, it is an X-Files
So I'll just take a little bit
of our X-Files yellow
and go ahead
and wet that up so it really slips and slides.
Look at that.
Look at that.
Okay, well, we only have room for X-File.
But like I said, there is no goof-ups,
no screw-ups, just pleasant whoopsies.
And this is a pleasant whoopsie.
That could be a new show that I create,
or that we create together.
Okay, so now, as I've been goin' along here,
I've created alotta good grey water,
which I'm gonna, which is gonna come into play here.
So as you can see, the edges
of the computer are a bit rough.
You wouldn't wanna run your fingers along that,
like a brand new desktop.
So (sharp inhale) I'm just gonna take some
of our good grey water and just sorta wet it up,
soften it up, just to give it
that nice, sleek computer look.
It's fun, too.
M-kay, so at this point we got our basics down.
We just need to fill up this screen.
So whatever business you're up to on your computer,
that's none of my business.
But we're gonna made it our business today.
So we'll go ahead and take some of our X-Files color,
go ahead and mix it with some of the plain computer.
That's not quite right.
We'll go ahead and add a little red.
K, so you can see what I've got goin' on there.
I'm not happy with that.
I'm gonna go ahead and actually just take some white
and create some simple browser windows here.
You could be shopping online, could be IMing with a friend,
playing Mortal Kombat with a friend from Vietnam.
That's from The Cable Guy...
One of my favorite movies.
Alright, so we got one browser window.
But we need to really make it pop.
So again, we'll go back to some of our X-Files blue
and just create the inner world of the browser window.
And what do we do when we got
a browser window open and our mom walks in?
We X out of it.
Can't do that without an X.
Just X right out of it, never happened.
So this, now that we've got
our browser window X fine brush here,
we can go ahead and add the brand name of the computer.
I'm gonna go ahead and take a little bit
of this Gateway yellow, add it to our computer white.
And we'll just create a nice little Gateway.
Computers aren't the only gateways.
A painting can be a gateway, a gateway
to creativity, a gateway to fun.
No Gateway can be complete
without it's signature cow branding.
There, just a little cow, nothin' fancy.
Don't have to do the whole cow,
but you can get the milk for free.
And we're just gonna take some of our Swedish black,
mix it with our computer grey here,
just to add a little depth to our screen,
just really make it pop with that grey.
And this is sorta, this is, we got our computer here.
It's a lonely computer, doesn't have anything
to really play or do other than its own programs.
I'm just gonna go ahead and...
Mix some of our Big Bird ochre with our teenager red.
And I'm just gonna make it, oh,
I'm gonna give it a little basketball.
Just a little basketball that it could sit up top here.
And yours doesn't have to be a basketball.
It could be a football.
It could be a basketball or a football.
So we're gonna go ahead and, we got our browser window here.
Well, first let me add,
go ahead and add our stitching on our basketball here.
Do you play basketball?
We've got our main screen here.
We've got one little browser window.
What do you say we go ahead and give it a friend?
And we've already got our sorta grey,
slop-colored browser window, so I'm gonna go ahead
and make this one a nice, give it a red browser window.
Lotta people will try to tell ya
browser windows can't be red.
Browser windows can be whatever you want them to be.
Doesn't even have to be the same size
or shape as our other one.
You could extend that browser window by using your mouse,
any size you need.
Whoever owns this computer, this desktop,
well, I think they like entertainment.
So I'm gonna go ahead and...
Have 'em logged on to E! News.
That's a great place to get all your gossip,
Hollywood trends, anything that's goin' on
in the world of entertainment.
Sometimes painting is harder than drawing.
And again, we ran outta space for the S.
But that's okay, 'cause it still says E! New,
and that can be a new website just for us.
Hey, yeah, what the hey.
This browser window's lonely.
We're gonna go ahead and put the S up here.
And while we're at it, this old X-Files mousepad
is missing an S, too.
And just put it right next to here,
Since this says SS on it already,
we might as well go ahead and make it a boat.
Just make it a boat...
Any kinda sailboat.
And here's where you can have some fun with it.
Don't feel restricted to the borders
of the computer monitor here.
Someday we're probably gonna have technology like this,
Clear off your browser window.
Then we'll just add our little side sail here.
Now you're ready to set sail on the internet.
And what the hey, we'll take some of our flag red
and just do a little flag.
Nothin' wrong with that.
Now, as always, as I like to do with all my
I'm just gonna go ahead and add my wife.
And you don't have to worry about size or scale here.
Today she's gonna be a small wife.
Use my wife yellow to add some blonde hair.
Oh, what color would she like to wear?
Well, she likes watching the X-Files, too,
so I'll mix together a little X-Files green
so that my wife's dress matches the mousepad.
When I see my wife wearing this dress,
I say "Does the dress match the mousepad?"
And that's sorta my little joke.
She's been inside on the computer too long,
so we're gonna make her just a little pale around the arms
and the legs.
So we'll just add our white face here.
M-kay, and then, of course, we'll just add a little.
My wife's upset with me today
because I've been hoggin up the computer.
So we'll put a little scowl on her face.
When you're ready to finish things up,
when you're ready to escape from your painting,
well, you just add a little escape key.
Okay, I ran out of room for the c,
but we'll just put it up here with our friends on the boat.
And to my friends out there, I thank you for joining me.
This has been The Shirtless Painter,
and I invite you to take off your shirt and paint with me.
Thanks for joining.
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