How to Paint a PORTRAIT with Oil Paint for BEGINNERS! Portrait Painting Tutorial with Oil

  • Published on Mar 2, 2019
  • Hey guys! Since soo many of you requested a video about how to paint a self portrait and how to paint with oil paint, I decided we can just learn it together with the help of the Rijksmuseum and their new TVclip channel RijksCreative where they are currently teaching you all about Rembrandts techniques and innovations from how to draw, paint and even how to make paint! In this video I follow along a tutorial offered by this channel while painting with oil paint for the first time! In this video they also show how to mix skin tones, add details and other super interesting tips and tricks! This video is sponsored by the Rijkmuseum! Thank you so much for supporting not only this channel, but also our love for the arts!
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  • makoccino
    makoccino  5 months ago +75

    Happy Saturday!! I'm back with a HIGHLY requested video! Today we're going to paint a self portrait & with oil! Check out the full step by step tutorial I was following here: โค

    • Abhi Abhi
      Abhi Abhi 5 months ago

      Happy SATURDAY mako

    • prity Kumari
      prity Kumari 5 months ago

      But of different types

    • prity Kumari
      prity Kumari 5 months ago

      I need to draw a perfert nose

    • Shreya Shukla
      Shreya Shukla 5 months ago +2

      Amazing painting

    • Kayla Gibson
      Kayla Gibson 5 months ago +1

      I love all your art videos mako good job on your painting & I think u made it a self portrait of u if u were animated ๐ŸŽจ & Van Gogh is my fave artist as well & Starry Night has always been my number1 fave painting I love ๐Ÿ’˜
      Love kayla

  • Jane Kennedy
    Jane Kennedy Month ago

    Awesome job!

  • Nivedita Sattaur
    Nivedita Sattaur 3 months ago

    Congratulations! You did well.

  • Ishu m
    Ishu m 4 months ago


  • Cottonmouthxx
    Cottonmouthxx 4 months ago

    Your self portrait came out beautifully !

  • kid Artist_y
    kid Artist_y 5 months ago

    Do part 2 please

  • Carolyn Marnon
    Carolyn Marnon 5 months ago

    I love your self-portrait, especially the wisps of hair in your face. That makes it feel so fresh and realistic!

  • ahmed jabbar
    ahmed jabbar 5 months ago +1

    Mako make a Bob Ross painting

  • mahad shah
    mahad shah 5 months ago

    Plzzz make a vedio on ur beautiful sketch book tour

  • Emer Henry
    Emer Henry 5 months ago

    Wow Mako. Nice job. You're self portrait looked fab. I think you're having way too much fun painting with the handle of the brush!!! Have you seen the ads on youtube for the thumb artists? No brushes involved. Some fine work created there too. Ooooh, there's an idea for a video - brush free painting!!!

  • Sharon Donasco
    Sharon Donasco 5 months ago

    Does this work with acrylic?

  • Stream Mono Cowards
    Stream Mono Cowards 5 months ago +2

    Mako! Howโ€™d those paints work out for you? I bought the same paints but i havenโ€™t used them yet. Iโ€™ve also bought linseed oil for water mixable oil paints, do you think itโ€™s necessary?

  • shantanu bodke
    shantanu bodke 5 months ago

    Heyyyy what was thaaat! I got crazyyyy.....๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    Whatever u've said in this video it's great... Thanq soooo much luv uaa๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    • Liv F
      Liv F 5 months ago

      R u high?

  • anaya bk8
    anaya bk8 5 months ago

    Mako, what do you mean it wasn't realistic? I don't think it could have been more realistic than what you made

  • Courtney J
    Courtney J 5 months ago

    Oil painting is challenging! You made an awesome attempt. :) My favorite part of your portrait is the strokes of hair over your face, that came out great. I've done 3 oil paintings in my life and they're all very mixed results but I learned something from them.

  • FarbCafรฉ
    FarbCafรฉ 5 months ago

    I have to try out these paints. I just have "real" oil paint here and never used it because I am afraid of the smell :D

  • anushka saha
    anushka saha 5 months ago

    I am biggest fan of your drawings and painting

  • Veronica Marie
    Veronica Marie 5 months ago

    This is so cool!! I'm definitely going to try this this weekend :) I love the way you do your videos, so inviting and not too intimidating, so grateful for you

  • Jyoti Jindal
    Jyoti Jindal 5 months ago +2

    (^ - ^)
    Ur videos are amazing...Good Job..Keep it up..This is the best channel on TVclip..thank you so much for videos..Have a nice day ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘โคโค๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Arty Crafty Josie
    Arty Crafty Josie 5 months ago

    That was inspiring to watch!

  • arya srinivasan
    arya srinivasan 5 months ago


  • Sanyuktaโ€™sPuddingPanda

    Omg that looks like you have been oilpainting all your life

  • SJ Rosten
    SJ Rosten 5 months ago

    Thanks for showing us something new, still working on watercolor technique. I like your self portrait, you inspire me

  • Bhavya Saxena
    Bhavya Saxena 5 months ago

    I love u, sister!
    I'm Bhavya, remember I used to comment ur vids earlier!?

  • maurene siquinia
    maurene siquinia 5 months ago

    After i finished using water color.. and after watching your vlog and videos .. I also switch to oil paints๐Ÿ˜. I hope and im looking forward for you inspirational videosss๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜... cant wait๐Ÿ˜. But Its hard for me to find some oil paint here in my country. Because the famous art materials here is ACRYLIC PAINT

  • maurene siquinia
    maurene siquinia 5 months ago

    Yeyyy๐Ÿ˜. Your gonna try to use oil paint๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜.. oil paint is so nice to use!๐Ÿ’•. I bet youll gonna like it so much ๐Ÿ˜

  • azรบl
    azรบl 5 months ago

    โค ฤฐt's so help me thank you mako!

  • Maria Sophie Kammerbauer

    It's so awesome!!

  • Shrezeel 56
    Shrezeel 56 5 months ago

    You always teach to try new things... By watching your videos the fear which I was having to try yoi just removed it....THANK YOU

  • Annick Nicky
    Annick Nicky 5 months ago

    I live in The Netherlands, there's a whole tv-show where they want to find the "new Rembrandt", I love it and they also have the course in Dutch.
    I really like this video, because it gives me an idea about the online master classes.

  • The Greedy One!!!
    The Greedy One!!! 5 months ago


  • Kiwyan
    Kiwyan 5 months ago

    Hey Mako! I am a little late so maybe you won't see this, but another great Idea to start practicing with oil paints and speed up the initial progress a little bit is to make an underpainting with acrylic paint(just be careful not to make paint bumps) because they dry alot faster and then do the final layers with oil. It makes the task a little less daunting i think :)

  • Jenn Glow
    Jenn Glow 5 months ago


  • Ivy Garcia
    Ivy Garcia 5 months ago

    Omg your painting came out amazing!

  • Daniya Younus
    Daniya Younus 5 months ago

    Ok thts wonderful I liked it :)

  • Gracyfangirl2020
    Gracyfangirl2020 5 months ago

    Fun fact, you need white,black,yellow and red for mixing skin tones

  • Seema Devi
    Seema Devi 5 months ago

    It was a realy nice! The potrait look a little bit simllar to you macko. And I realy want to thank you because you and your painting inspire me so much. Love your paintings๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Beverley Lewis
    Beverley Lewis 5 months ago

    That is absolutely amazing. So, so good and your first try at this too! I would be extremely proud if I could paint something even half as good ๐Ÿ’•

  • sushant gupta
    sushant gupta 5 months ago

    Hindi Captions ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

  • Ritu Goel
    Ritu Goel 5 months ago

    Thank You Mako, your video is very helpful.....

  • Jason Edwards
    Jason Edwards 5 months ago

    When you flipped that canvas to swap the light/dark I donโ€™t know why but I laughed so much ๐Ÿ˜‚

    • makoccino
      makoccino  5 months ago +1


  • GemCaprica
    GemCaprica 5 months ago +3

    This was very informative. I didn't know there was water soluble oil paints. Your portraits turned out beautifully. I think this is something I may want to try in the future.

  • Acrylic Painting Tutorial : Art Taiga

    Awesome work...
    Great video...
    Much love from art taiga

  • RijksCreative
    RijksCreative 5 months ago +1

    Dear Mako,
    Thank you for this wonderful take on our video!
    You did an amazing job (as usual) and we love the paintings you made.

    • makoccino
      makoccino  5 months ago

      Thank you so much! Can't wait for future videos on your channel!

  • Angie
    Angie 5 months ago

    Thank you. I love it and your beautiful art!

  • beyond the cloud
    beyond the cloud 5 months ago

    Are you on instagram? if you are I would want to follow you because whenever I watch your videos I just love your every words because you are soooooooooooo.........sweeeeeeeeeet.....cuuuuuuteeeee....and......your ....genuine smile makes me your fan.. plz....give me the answer if you want to do ....๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

    • makoccino
      makoccino  5 months ago

      Everything is linked in the info box ;)

  • Mel Clasher
    Mel Clasher 5 months ago

    Its nice mako , trying new things yay , most def of what I would not do

  • RoRi DooDles
    RoRi DooDles 5 months ago

    You did a great job ๐Ÿ’™ I have a tiny tip for u, when u apply the first background layer it's better to dilute the paint as much as u can so it'd dry quickly and allow u to work with paints easier ๐Ÿ˜

  • 89cookiefk
    89cookiefk 5 months ago

    I love your work !!

  • Giya Binu
    Giya Binu 5 months ago

    I canโ€™t even draw myself and here mako is painting herself and it is lovely ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Love you mako

  • Queen Kuro
    Queen Kuro 5 months ago +1

    Stupid question but what's the difference between water soluble oil paints and acrylics?

    • makoccino
      makoccino  5 months ago

      Acrylic dries really quickly. Water mixable oil paint is the same as normal oil paint that can days or even weeks to dry ๐Ÿ™ˆ just doesn't need all the solvents and other things

  • Zainab ahmad
    Zainab ahmad 5 months ago

    Can it be used with watercolors too?
    I'm IN LOVE WITH THIS!!!!๐Ÿ’™

  • Fun with Nuba
    Fun with Nuba 5 months ago

    'palet' hahaha....

  • Fathima Ambalan
    Fathima Ambalan 5 months ago


  • Amanda Gray
    Amanda Gray 5 months ago

    Wow! Your self portrait turned out FANTASTIC!! It looks GREAT!! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  • art paint
    art paint 5 months ago +2

    I am your Instagram follower ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Šand u are my good teacher

  • Alpha C
    Alpha C 5 months ago +1

    Ciao dall' Italia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

  • chelsea may
    chelsea may 5 months ago

    Can I ask what paper she used in tracing the picture? :--)

  • chelsea may
    chelsea may 5 months ago

    Is it okay if I use acrylic paints instead of oil paints?

  • Rey_Life _Draws/Random
    Rey_Life _Draws/Random 5 months ago

    Words of wisdom from mako lmao! Also thank you for this vid although I have to ask can I use ACRYLICS for the self portrait? and also I have to say SORRY because I have been trying to copy some of your paintings for my practice please dont be mad...
    #makoficationsquad yeah!

    • makoccino
      makoccino  5 months ago

      Yes you can use acrylics as well! Don't worry! I just meant that don't be too hard on yourself and try to make something look exactly as something you try to follow in a tutorial. Give yourself some freedom to add your own personal ideas and techniques!

    • Rey_Life _Draws/Random
      Rey_Life _Draws/Random 5 months ago


  • Liezel Haupt
    Liezel Haupt 5 months ago

    I think it came out really great! You are very talented and if this was your first self portrait, it is quite impressive!

  • Eshe Lenogue
    Eshe Lenogue 5 months ago

    Waaauw so beautiful ๐Ÿ˜

  • StUdY champ
    StUdY champ 5 months ago +1

    OMG!! you've got Hindi captions..
    That too, default.... That's why I subbed you, because you are unique ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‡

    AVNI GARG 5 months ago

    thankyou so much for sharing an oil painting video.... but I needed some tips for normal oil paints...these are water soluble
    Anyways your self portrait looks amazing

  • Vijaya Tallapragada
    Vijaya Tallapragada 5 months ago

    Ur self portrait turned out great
    The portrait u view ed was older than urs

  • Bea K.
    Bea K. 5 months ago

    You're so adorable Mako ๐Ÿ˜†โค๏ธ

  • Ameena Rizva
    Ameena Rizva 5 months ago

    Loved the videoo.. So much๐Ÿ˜

  • Sasmitha Koduganti
    Sasmitha Koduganti 5 months ago

    Wowww for a beginner to create something sooo nice is awesome i guess u should follow a bob ross tutorial

  • Creativegirlofcolor With Danielle B

    Wow YOU DID WELL for your first oil painting๐Ÿค—โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ It takes practice and time and what they really donโ€™t tell you is that water is not going to clean your brushes even if itโ€™s water mixable you still going to need odorless mineral spirits ๐Ÿ˜โœจโœจ

    • Creativegirlofcolor With Danielle B
      Creativegirlofcolor With Danielle B 5 months ago

      Thanks babe โค๏ธ

    • makoccino
      makoccino  5 months ago +1

      I used cobra by royal talens!

    • Creativegirlofcolor With Danielle B
      Creativegirlofcolor With Danielle B 5 months ago

      makoccino oh wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Iโ€™m shocked ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I think it may depend on the brand because I tried the Windsor and Newton artisan brand and water didnโ€™t clean it. What brand are you using? I would love to try it thank you so much

    • makoccino
      makoccino  5 months ago

      Thank you!! Oh really? I cleaned them with water and to me they seemed pretty clean!

  • Hailey Carter
    Hailey Carter 5 months ago

    Love this!

  • Miglutฤ—ฤ—
    Miglutฤ—ฤ— 5 months ago

    So waiiit, when i do realistic graphite portraits, it's okay for me to trace over the picture im trying to draw? Wow.. I always thought thats cheating ๐Ÿ˜…

    • makoccino
      makoccino  5 months ago

      Well I think it's up to you! You can always practice it with that first and then try it without!

  • Vaibhavi Patel
    Vaibhavi Patel 5 months ago

    #sosmart ๐Ÿคฃโ™ฅ๏ธ

  • MJ Jhanvi Vlogs
    MJ Jhanvi Vlogs 5 months ago +1

    Your voice is so sweet...LOVE YOU #mokoficationsquad

  • Atharv Jatale
    Atharv Jatale 5 months ago

    Thanks for sharing this technic

  • Sakshi Shah
    Sakshi Shah 5 months ago

    Thankyou so much mako. I was struggling to get the perfect sketch but, couldn't. This video helped me out a lot!