Art Tips: Pastel Demonstration (ii)

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From there, I apply a soft coat of titanium white to the sky area.  I blend into this with a light touch of cadmium yellow at the bottom and cobalt blue at the top.  This creates a soft but luminous effect in the sky.


Art Tips: Pastel Demonstration (i)

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Here I have chosen to paint a garden scene with pots and lots of sunlight.


Art Tips: Simple Knife Painting (iii)

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8. From there we now block in some of the middle and foreground brushes.  Those in the middle ground are mostly violet with a hint of green, while those in the foreground are mostly green with a hint of violet.  Remember tonal perspective; colours in the background are paler and softer while colours in the foreground are warmer and stronger.


Art Tips: Simple Knife Painting (ii)

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4. From there I apply the rest of the sky with a mixture of Cobalt, Cerulean, Titanium and a hint of Cadmium Red.  I then strengthen the top of the sky with a little Ultramarine Blue.


Art Tips: Simple Knife Painting (i)

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Here is a landscape photo which I will do step by step with you.


Art Tips : Painting from your imagination

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As an artist one of the most common questions I am asked is "do you paint from your imagination?"  The answer to this is "rarely."  I usually have some reference to hand.  However, it is possible...


Art Tips: How to Draw the Nude Figure (II)

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Start by blocking in all the shadow areas.  From here you can start to divide the shadows into light, medium and dark.  Remember, you sometimes put in shadows and tone and blend it back with your rubber.


Art Tips: How to Draw the Nude Figure

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Drawing the figure is one of the most complex and difficult compositions one can undertake.  As a result, it is one of the best ways to improve your overall artistic capabilities.


Art Tips: Painting a Still Life IV

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Paint the background behind the vase with the original colours and more Titanium White.  The red in the middle is Cadmium Red and the white on the right has a little blue.  Apply roughly and by applying around the objects the background, or negative space, helps to create greater depth and 3D on these.


Art Tips: Painting a Still Life III

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Start to develop the lights and darks on the vase.  For the whites use less ultramarine blue.  For darks use titanium white, ultramarine blue plus a small amount of burnt umber and yellow ochre.  This allows for the background to be reflected in the shadow.  As the vase is reflective, your colours are not blended flat but can be left slightly uneven to display this.  The blue on the vase is as before but with more light and dark variation.


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