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Video Lesson: Graphite on Paper. How to draw a portrait.

This Video Lesson presents an example of making two drawings in which you will learn how to draw relying on unique lose strokes only. You will be able to create your drawings fast, freshly, impressive, emotionally fulfilled and reminding the etching effect. Such technique is great for both preparatory sketches and finished artworks. Video is based on two drawings made by Natalie Richy. Here is another good example of portrait drawing where you can achieve great results with a minimalist approach. This drawing is done in the same style as the previous one. Graphite drawing techniques are virtually endless. Any way that you choose to apply graphite to a surface will produce some sort of interesting result. To begin with,…

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Tips on Oil Painting – Your Advanced Palette

In this article I will discuss the tube colors belonging to an advanced palette based on a basic 6-color palette. I find these colors the most useful and often necessary to round out a versatile palette. The 6-color basic palette consists of the following colors:       1. Lemon Yellow      2. Cadmium Yellow      3. Cadmium Red      4. Permanent Rose      5. French Ultramarine      6. Phthalo Blue To these 6 colors we, of course, add        7. Titanium White      8. Ivory Black Note that you can already create amazingly diversified paintings with the above palette. But, for various reasons, artists tend to add a variety of other colors to their palette. One reason is that tube colors are, by and large, always brighter…

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Tips on Oil Painting – Your Basic Palette

In this article I will detail the tube colors of a starter palette for beginning artists. These are in fact the colors I personally use most often Here is the proposed 6-color palette:  1. Lemon Yellow      2. Cadmium Yellow      3. Cadmium Red      4. Permanent Rose (Alizarin Crimson)      5. French Ultramarine      6. Phthalo Blue      7. Titanium White      8. Ivory Black Note that White and Black are generally not classified as colors. A color is often known by different names depending on the manufacturer. For example, Permanent Rose is more or less the same as Alizarin Crimson. The above palette has the capacity to produce very clean secondary colors, i.e., colors that are a mixture of just two tube colors. Notice that…

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Tips on Oil Painting. The Ideal Color Wheel.

The simplest color wheel consists of a circle divided into six equal wedges. You color the top wedge, say, in yellow (the first primary color). Then going clockwise, you skip a wedge and color the next one in, say, blue (the second primary color). Finally, you skip another wedge and color the next one in red (the third primary color). The respective uncolored wedges will be filled in with the secondary color produced by the mixture of the two neighboring primary colors. None of the tube colors you can buy in the art stores are pure. For example, both Lemon Yellow and Cadmium Yellow obviously look yellow. However, if you mix these two yellows with another color, say, Cadmium Red…

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Usefull Tips on Oil Painting – the Drawing Phase

The first phase of the oil painting process consists of drawing the scene on your canvas. Here are a few tips:  * Drawing – Unless you are into complete abstract art (and even then) it is absolutely necessary that you have some drawing skills. In fact, personally, I almost always start a painting with a drawing, be it in charcoal, graphite pencil, or thin paint. I find it reassuring that, by the time I start the real painting, the whole scene is already in place. * The Four Basic Shapes – I base my drawings on four basic geometric shapes: the sphere, the cylinder, the cone, and the cube. Just about every object can be built from these four forms….

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