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4.8 Final layers

In the last part of this portrait, we will continue with our impasto work in the face. I add some more pastel to the hair and a few strokes to the background before I call it done! introduction I hope you’ve gained a bit of confidence and perhaps inspiration working with thicker paint on the …

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4.7 Adding colour

Let’s ease into colour gently by starting with our pastels. Mixed media finally! 🙂 After that, we mix a few shades with our limited palette and create some lovely paint textures. introduction It only took six parts for this portrait to finally become mixed media, but here we are. 🙂 We add some texture, detail …

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4.6 Shaping the face II

We continue with our technique from the previous part, and layer even more to establish shape.  introduction Just when you think your layer can’t get any lighter, you add another and it does. 🙂 It’s almost like a reverse of working the way we did in chapter 3; only this time we build up the …

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4.5 Shaping the face I

You made it through the sketching part! Now it’s time to bring the face forward by shaping it with lighter paint. We also mix our first shade of paint. introduction Working through this stage, it will make sense why we put so much effort in our drawing; now we can focus on building up the …

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4.4 Defining the face

We take some time to carefully place and map the facial features, and the hands. It’s a tedious task, but it will make the rest of our process much easier. introduction In this part we will focus on drawing back in the shapes of the face and hands. This is a challenge, because not only …

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4.3 Abstract layers

With compressed charcoal, we’ll lay down some bold, dynamic lines to outline the face. Then we continue with more paint of course! introduction I lost my grid under layers of paint, so I’m going to make a few very light lines to put it back in, in the area that I need it. You can …

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4.2 Background

No sketching to start with this time! We’re off to a painting start with black glazes and lots of texture. introduction I’m starting off with a basic grid of 4×4 tiles. That means that you draw 4 columns and 4 rows, giving you 16 rectangles. If you want to make sure your grid is still …

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4.1 Introduction

Welcome to our final portrait, for which we will dedicate two weeks to work on. In this video I’d like to explain a little about what mixed media means to me, and how I apply it in my work. I hope you enjoy this last portrait together! On this page you will find downloads for …

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