Topic Category: Mixed Emotions / BONUS 1

Final marks

introduction I’m going to see if I can make this project a little more interesting, with some more pastel and gesso. This is really the part where you have to decide for yourself where you want to go and what you want to add. Don’t be afraid to ruin your work; as I said before, …

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Depth

introduction Adding more layers to your project will increase the depth and contrast. Try to focus on balance: every now and then, step back and ask yourself “does this need to stand out more?”. It will prevent over-working. If it looks good, leave it alone! downloads for this project reference photo (B/W) reference photo (color) …

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Hands

introduction Let’s focus a little more on the shape of the hands. I’ll try to keep it simple, without any considerable detail. downloads for this project reference photo (B/W) reference photo (color) Photo by Analise Benevides at Unsplash download this video

First paint washes

introduction Our first paint wash will be in black acrylic paint. Try keeping the washes light and build them up. We’ll also add the first gesso layer in this video. downloads for this project reference photo (B/W) reference photo (color) Photo by Analise Benevides at Unsplash download this video

Sketch

introduction Let’s start by creating a loose sketch with a charcoal or pastel pencil. The point of this sketch is not to achieve accuracy, but to give us something to “fill in” when we start painting. downloads for this project reference photo (B/W) reference photo (color) Photo by Analise Benevides at Unsplash download this video

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