Mixed Emotions / Portrait 2

2.5 Final layers

introduction I hope you’re happy with what you’ve achieved so far! Let’s get ready to add our final layers to this portrait and bring it home. downloads download the reference photo download the drawing guide some tips Hairline When paining hair, pay attention to the hairline. Try and see where it has a sharp edge, …

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2.4 Balance & details

introduction Now that all our basic shapes and values are established, it’s time to take a step back and look at the overall balance of our composition. Color balance with two colors, is mainly about temperature. Deciding where to place warmer and colder values can dramatically change the look of your painting. Even with only …

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2.3 The hands & values

In this part, the focus is mainly on painting the hands. We’ll take it step-by-step, working with what we’ve learned previously.

2.2 Basic shapes

Focussing mainly on dark and light areas, we start by blocking in the basic shapes we need.

2.1 Materials & reference

I’m discussing the materials used, and will show you how to work with the upwards facing camera angle in the reference photo.

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