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I’ve made this colour by mixing Sap Green and Cadmium Red. I added a little Ultramarine Blue and Van Dyke Brown to paint the darker hair shape. 2 Before painting the lips, I put a second layer of Cadmium Red mixed with Sap Green over the eye sockets and down the shadow side of the nose. As it’s drying, I add some Alizarin Crimson to the mix and use this warm dark to print the line of the edge of the face and the line dividing the lips. When painting the lips, I use the 1” flat brush and pull up the warmer colour to make the triangular shadow shape on either side of the upper lip.
Look at the shape of the space of skin between the upper lip and the nostril. The lower lip tends to sit back from the upper lip, and there is a triangular background space between them. Consider how far out the chin comes in relation to the mouth. It helps to visualise a vertical line dropping from the tip of the nose or the lip and consider how far that line is from the chin. Next month: Aine shares her tips for painting the nose. uk DRAWING WITHOUT CURVES RESISTING THE URGE TO DRAW CURVED SHAPES CAN HELP BRING YOUR PAINTING TO LIFE, SAYS HASHIM AKIB 60 Artists & Illustrators M A S T ER C L A S S 1 2 3 tip 4 5 D rawing without curves: it sounds easy, doesn’t it?
When I left art school I taught full time for some years, however I still painted every day by having my gear in the back of my car and grabbing whatever time I could on my 64 Artists & Illustrators What’s your advice for painting contre-jour? Having painted looking towards the sun for years I know there are pitfalls. There’s a tendency to assume everything is black and white with great contrast. The opposite is often the case with adjacent lights and darks being closer in tone than one might think.
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