Cesar Santos

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Video Length: 19 Hours

Learn along with Cesar as he shows you:

  • His own color palette, including specific brands, and how to mix the colors to keep your painting realistic.
  • What brushes and tools to use and why — you'll never have to wonder if you're making the right choice again.
  • How different techniques can be used with different medium, the possibilities are endless.
  • His secrets to taking a practical and simplified approach when creating portraits. From start to finish, he leaves no questions unanswered.
  • How not to get distracted from what is important in your paintings — many artists make these mistakes and aren't happy with their results.
  • The universal knowledge and skills he has gained through many years of studying across the world — you get to benefit from his unique blend of tradition and science.


Easily learn to paint beautiful portraits and create gorgeous works of art you can proudly display or sell.

There is no comparison to the joy an artist feels when they've painted a beautiful portrait of someone special. Just imagine painting an incredible portrait that is such high quality that you don't hesitate for one moment to show it off by either giving it as a treasured gift or selling it for top dollar.

For many painters, portraits are off-limits so they can be too difficult and result in a lot of time spent without being happy with the results. Trying to capture life-like features, flesh tones, and expressions can be frustrating and difficult to correct along the way.

There is now a way to learn portrait painting that is easier than ever and will take all of the mystery out of this beautiful art form — you will want to discover these secrets for yourself right away, and now you can.

Streamline Publishing is proud to partner with Art Renewal Center to bring you "Secrets of Portrait Painting" with A.R.C. Master Artist and Salon winner, Cesar Santos.

In this extended video containing over 19 hours of content, follow along with Cesar as he expertly guides you through each step of preparing, creating, and finishing a portrait painting.

Using his systematic approach, Cesar will remove the difficulties that many artists encounter when painting portraits. He'll show you his proven techniques that he has developed over many years of studying in great schools and academies and learned from talented teachers worldwide.


Cesar breaks the process of portrait painting down into four stages:

  • Drawing and constructing
  • Dead coloring
  • Creating a first painting
  • Creating a second painting


In each stage, Cesar not only demonstrates what he routinely does in his own work, he'll carefully explain, in detail, why he does it this way and the advantages these methods have. You can then take this information and incorporate it into your own paintings in no time. Soon, you'll be painting beautiful portraits that are sure to be enjoyed for generations to come.

Watch as Cesar skillfully paints a realistic portrait, from start to finish, interpreting each physical feature and developing flesh tones with great precision.

Because of Cesar's unique, teachable format, this video is appropriate and useful for all skill levels from the beginner to the master artist who wishes to understand more when it comes to painting outstanding portraits.

The skills Cesar teaches are unique, yet universal, and you will find his techniques to be a natural way of building and creating a portrait painting that you can be proud of.

If you have ever wanted an easier way to paint captivating portraits, this is it. Not only will this video show you how to paint better portraits, you will also enjoy a showcase of Cesar's famous artwork and a personal interview with the artist conducted by Vern G. Swanson, Art Renewal Center Trustee. Also featured is a musical composition directly inspired by the artist's work from Brazilian composer, Giacomo Lombardi.

This video will become a treasure in your own resource library and you will want to refer to it over and over as you master Cesar's secrets of portrait painting. You can pause and practice as many times as you like until you are pleased with the results — something you cannot do when attending a live painting class.




Video Length: 19 Hours, 42 Minutes

    Learn along with Cesar as he shows you:

    • The powerful system he's developed to teach you to create amazing, transcendent drawings. You've probably never seen anything like this...
    • A unique step-by-step approach to creating beautiful figure and portrait drawings...
    • How to remove all the guesswork from the process so you know exactly what to do nex...
    • How to help you find success with your art faster and more easily than you would believe...


    Do You Want to Know the REAL Secret to Creating Amazing Figure Drawings Without Spending Years of Your Life Struggling to Learn How to Draw?

    Imagine there's a magic pencil and every time you pick up this pencil, you're able to create incredible drawings like this one — drawings will leave your viewers speechless.


    • Sitting down and doing amazing drawings that others will marvel at
    • Having the confidence that you can draw stunning, lifelike masterpieces
    • Knowing that all of your artwork will be better once your drawings improve
    • No more frustrating trial and error
    • Quite simply, every second that you put your magic pencil to work, you create something so lifelike and visually powerful that time seems to stop every time you view it.

    Sadly, we all know there is no such thing as a magic pencil


    If you want to learn how to create drawings like the one above, then what we're about to share with you is the next best thing

    You see, there's a master artist who has some of the finest drawing skills in the world. His drawings are highly collectable.

    In fact, one of the top realism collectors in the world purchased one of this artist's sketch pads because he knows it could become a national treasure.

    You see, this artist you are about to meet was trained in Florence, Italy, at a very special school that few people in the world ever get to attend. It was there that he discovered these special techniques so few artists possess.

    His name is Cesar Santos, and he's one of the world's greatest when it comes to drawing the human figure. And when we saw his sketchbooks, we begged him to create a historic documentation of his entire step-by-step process on video.

    But we did not want just another drawing video. We wanted a full course that gives you the depth of training that will allow you to create masterful drawings with the skills he teaches you.

    Cesar spent weeks preparing for this special video, and created dozens of in-depth drawings, starting with a skeletal drawing, then adding layers of muscles, and then the skin and the textures. He really did his homework to deliver an absolutely top-notch drawing course that will improve your lifetime body of work.


    Follow Along As Cesar Reveals:

    • The hidden secret to preparing for your drawing — everything you need in the beginning to give your figure drawing a bulletproof foundation
    • EXACTLY how to photograph a model in order to reduce lens distortion, and how to treat the photograph as if it were a live model in the studio, so you don't have to pay for hours of modeling time. This alone will save you enough to pay for this video
    • How to create a gesture study that will help you understand the subject and capture the movement and energy of the model
    • A proven way to simplify your forms (and the surprising reason this makes things 10 times easier as you go)
    • A complete A-to-Z solution for creating your first sketches
    • How to craft your gesture lines to create the *exact* movements found around the outline of the model
    • All of the fascinating and unique tools Cesar uses to get vivid texture and beautiful effects with his drawings
    • The easiest way to work with thick, thin, soft, and hard lines in charcoal
    • An in-depth "crash course on the go" covering the important elements and landmarks of the human anatomy you MUST know
    • When you should step back and completely IGNORE the values — and why this makes it so much easier to make refinements and adjustments
    • The secret to working with shapes, volume, values, and light
    • How to know when you should "copy" and when you should "represent" when drawing
    • How to avoid the fatal mistakes people typically make when drawing in charcoal
    • How to create a sense of balance and flow between the different elements of your work




    Video Length: 16 Hours, 30 Minutes

      With this exclusive video training, you will:

      • One of the biggest problems in contemporary art (when you know this, your skill set should improve greatly)
      • A simple way to keep the arm muscles in your painting — specifically the biceps — looking in proportion
      • Why you're in awe of the "color harmony" you see in museum paintings (and how you can create this same feeling of awe in other people when they seeyourpaintings)
      • How to create an "underpainting" that lets you fully enjoy working on the upper layers


      In this 16-plus-hour video course you can paint alongwithCesar.It's the next best thing to actually being in the same room. Actually even better, because the camera can zoom in on details you probably couldn't see from your seat.

      So what will you discover in this "in-depth training"?

      Let's take a look, shall we?

      • The vital reason you need to be more precise when figure painting compared to painting nature

      • How to stop your viewers from focusing on a part of your painting you don't want them focusing on

      • What you can learn from the Russians to take your work to the next level

      • One of the biggest problems in contemporary art (when you know this, your skill set should improve greatly)

      • A simple way to keep the arm muscles in your painting — specifically the biceps — looking in proportion

      • Why you're in awe of the "color harmony" you see in museum paintings (and how you can create this same feeling of awe in other people when they see your paintings)

      • How to create an "underpainting" that lets you fully enjoy working on the upper layers

      • Important life advice Cesar was given by his mentors that helped him become a better painter

      • What you need to be thinking about when filling in an area with color (many painters don't think about this which is most unfortunate for them)

      • Question: When is NOT a good time to use oil?

      • How to look at — and interpret — a photo in exactly the same way you would a live model. (Warning: Unless you take a photo from this particular angle, your model's torso, head, and legs might appear distorted.)

      • Why Cesar selects four different sizes of brush and what they are. You'll be surprised.

      • The special chemicals Cesar uses with his paints and their benefits

      • Two colors you should mix to create a "fleshy" color. (You can experiment with various combinations in the future, but right now, Cesar recommends sticking with this mix.) This alone may be worth the entire price of this course.

      • Why (and when) you should keep the paint lighter than it needs to be

      • Why knowing all about color theory can be a good thing (but why it's not a necessity)

      • How to increase the "gesture" of a body leaning a certain way

      • Why you shouldn't "chase trends" in your artwork (and what you should do instead)

      • The benefits of mixing ivory black and Indian red

      • How to ensure you don't become a "victim" of your own eyesight (this should almost instantly make you better at painting faces)

      • An interesting thing you can learn from a hairdresser about improving certain aspects of your painting

      • The specific painting tools Cesar loves to use and exactly why

      • How to make something look like it's in front of another object to capture a "3D" feel

      • Plus much, much more


      Customer Reviews

      Based on 1 review
      Arturo Chavez, Artist
      ~Cesar shares all that he knows~

      Cesar Santos is an artist's artist. He know how we think and what we need to know, and put into practice to make our paintings better. What I truly appreciate about Cesar is that he is willing to share all that he knows, without holding any "secrets" from his students, and for this, he is blessed with more insights into great paintings. Thank you Cesar!