Portraits

27 04, 2018

Tips for painting portraits

2018-04-27T14:08:15+00:00

If you want a perfect likeness place the subject in strong cross lighting, set the mood and then take a few photographs. The camera is our most  useful tool. It doesn't need to be an expensive camera. Select the one you want then put it on your computer. A sheet of A4 takes a little more than a full portrait face. Print it out. Place a piece of transfer  paper (from the art shop)on the canvas or make your own by crushing willow stick and rubbing it on the back of the photo. Then trace the image with a ballpoint pen pressing firmly. (Make sure the photo doesn't [...]

Tips for painting portraits 2018-04-27T14:08:15+00:00