There still is a lot of information you can get by Googling. I hate to admit it but, sometimes I Google YouTube to learn how to fix something. You can usually find a video showing you how. The correct way to bait a hook for chicken liver……….(thought I knew, but have been having trouble with that lately, might be the quality of the meat!) HOWEVER, when looking for new technique on oil painting, looking for the right color scheme for an object……if you ask for a free video lesson (like you once could get), you might get a few minutes free or a TRIAL PERIOD free, but then YOU PAY! Now I do get it. People are making money on the internet, and that is okay! But, many are luring you to their websites by using deceit. Get these lessons FREE. What you get is a trailer…….small sample FREE. Then for $129 USD you can have life time access to our lessons. All I wanted to know was one simple technique to get the best results. Illegal immigrants can get free medical care (I must pay), and I can’t find out the best way to “scrub in” far distant trees in an oil painting. Actually, finding out a quick solution like that I can, I am exaggerating a bit here, but If I want to really learn a technique, or just get better……….and they tell you “get it here free”. IT IS NOT! I don’t want to continue to go through the whole search process, only to be told in the end, what free means to some people isn’t what free means to me! Stop wasting my time!!!! And, how those Trial Periods work is another issue!
To be honest myself here, you can still find ‘some’ tutorials that are very helpful. But even the tutorials (limited) are advertising samples basically. I have found one guy from in France that does a monthly demo, on storm clouds. I have learned a great deal from him. An old guy now living in France from the U.K.; his name is Stuart Davies.
BE HONEST UPFRONT!