Number Twenty-Nine: The Tutorial : Part 2

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Remember Twenty-Nine?  Read part 1 of the tutorial here.

 

Here I put on a layer of flesh-colored paint.  It was thicker than I wanted, but I had to put it on fairly thickly because of the texture of the watercolor paper that she is on.  I do not always add flesh-colored paint, not at this stage, nor any other.

I am using higher quality artist paints at this point.

 

Now, a coat of red over her lips…and her hair…plus a little bit for shading.

I swear, there is a method of my madness.

 

A darker blue went on over the background…and then was spread around to add depth to the face.

And some white to add in some missing features, like the nose…I also tried to bring the whites back to the eyes a little bit.

 

I had to let her dry a bit before moving on…

 

Details pulled out with payne’s grey…

 

One color on one side…a different color on the other…blotches and splodges…

Two different colors on the hair…

A new background color…

Drying time…

 

More layers…new hair…new background…some white effects…

And dry…

 

 

A layer of a pale pink to bring all the underlayers together…

 

And then–so much for unification of layers…more layers added…

 

More layers…adding to the background some more….

 

Next a glaze…usually I just glaze the skin–the face, the neck…shoulders if they are there and not clothed…for Twenty-Nine, I glazed the entire piece…

 

 

And here I leave her to dry some more…

One more layering technique to go…well, mostly…

Stay tuned for the next tutorial in this series…

 

 

 

 

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