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Acrylic Painting 5: Learning How To Colour Over An Underpainting

Acrylic Painting 5: Learning How To Colour Over An Underpainting

April 15, 2017

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Here is my fifth acrylic painting and this time I was Learning How To Colour Over An Underpainting. I tried using a grisaille (grey monochrome) underpainting.  I then painted my colours over the top. This seemed to work quite well as the paints I am using were transparent enough to let the underpainting show through. I also had a go at…

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Acrylic Painting 4: Learning How To Mix Paint With A Robin Red Breast

March 29, 2017

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I was determined to learn how to get better at mixing paint so I found the following articles on the internet and read through them: http://munsell.com/color-blog/mixing-paint-colors-paul-foxton-part2/ https://artintegrity.wordpress.com/2008/03/20/11-your-art-stories-here/ http://willkempartschool.com/beginners-colour-mixing-acrylic-paint/ http://www.dummies.com/art-center/performing-arts/art-painting/acrylic-painting-for-dummies-cheat-sheet/What I learned from these articles is that you need to think about the following when you’re trying to mix paint to match a specific a specific colour: Value Hue Saturation Some…

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Acrylic Painting 3: Rabbit Sitting Up

March 14, 2017

Digital Art

Here’s my third attempt with acrylics. I’m still using a monochromatic approach but this time using burnt umber paint (brown).

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Box Modelling An Anthropomorphic Rabbit In Blender

March 3, 2017

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I’ve been 3D modelling an anthropomorphic rabbit for my project with John Fulton. Here are a few process screenshots: I learned a couple of nifty tricks in Blender doing this: Edge Slide:  This allows you to select an edge loop and slide it along the geometry without affecting the overall shape.  Here’s the Blender documentation on it:  https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/modeling/meshes/editing/edges.html Rip:  This…

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Acrylic Painting 2: Labrador Puppy

February 19, 2017

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Here’s my second painting in acrylics, a labrador puppy. I heard that at Watts Atelier, they have their students paint monochromatically to begin with so I thought I’d give that a go.

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My First Acrylic Painting: Rabbit In The Grass

February 10, 2017

Digital Art

I’ve been meaning to try my hand at painting using a traditional medium such as acrylic paint for some time now. I finally took the plunge and whilst I’m not completely happy with the result, I did really enjoy myself!I started with a medium grey background and then did an initial colour block-in. I then decided that my colours were completely…

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Project JKF-1: Rabbit Pencil Sketches on 2nd Feb 2017

February 7, 2017

Digital Art

I’ve been doing some more rabbit studies for my project with John Fulton. I had a quick look at the skeletal structure – I didn’t realise that a rabbit’s scapulae came so far round the side and forward to the front!  Every day’s a school day!

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Project JKF-1: Kettle Design Using 3D Modelling In Blender

January 21, 2017

Digital Art

After reading about how James Gurney uses miniature models to help him work out lighting, I thought I would try something similar in the digital realm. Here is a kettle design for a project with my author friend John Fulton. It was done as a 3D model in Blender using it’s ray tracing render engine (Cycles) which calculates how light rays…

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Submission to CHOW Down #1: Princess Tronica Vin

December 23, 2016

Digital Art

I’m taking part in another challenge on the Crimson Daggers Art Forum called CHOW Down (CHOW stands for Character Of The Week). I managed to get it finished just before Christmas as I will be out of action busy eating and being merry over the next few days! “On the broken world of Dustryon, Princess Tronica Vin is heir to the…

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Process For Painting The Human Figure 3

December 18, 2016

Digital Art

I’m still messing about with my figure painting process. This time I tried combining the gesture and silhouette steps.  I think that worked well. Step 3 was a bit of a dog’s dinner this time though.  I tried adding in the darkest darks at this point but perhaps what I should have done is gone for adding big shadow shapes…

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Over a year ago I was asked to do a painting during a church service. I failed to finish during the service so finished it off over the next year or so. Acrylics on canvas 30inches x 24inches.
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