Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Swan Demo

Swan - 6" x 8" - 140lb Cold press

  • Escoda Perla - no. 12
  • Escoda Perla - no. 8
  • Princeton - no. 0
  • Flat Brush - 1/4
  • Water spray bottle
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Prussian Blue
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Dark Green
  • Draft with a pencil lightly.
  • Mix Yellow Ochre with water and paint the neck, body and feathers of the swan.
  • Paint the wing edges with Cobalt blue and the shadows under the feathers as shown on the image.
  • Wet the upper part of the paper with clean water and paint the sky. 
  • Mix Cobalt blue with some Prussian Blue for the water surface. Mix more Prussian Blue to paint the lines on the water surface.
  • While it's still damp, spray some water on it to create the texture.
  • Leave some white area and then put Yellow Ochre as the reflection of the colours of the swan.
  • Paint the beak with Orange and Red, put little Prussian Blue while the paint is still wet. 
  • For the dark area on the face, use the mix of Prussian Blue, Dark Green and some Red to paint. 
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