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Swallowtail and puffins

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Charcoal pencil transfer from Photoshop

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Painting an Allegory: Concept to Canvas taught by Martin Wittfooth

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Category Painting
Subject Other
Material Other
Style Surrealist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I have transferred the Photoshop composition using a projector and a charcoal pencil, completed my first underpainting and I am on the second phase of the underpainting, adding and refining. I have used acrylic paints, with a slow drying medium and a glaze medium so I can work with thin transparent layers

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The first under painting was warmer in tone, so I will try to change that; I have also "lost" the horizon so I will also add that. I cannot work in quite the way that oils would work, but I think the medium to delay drying that Martin suggested and the glaze medium are both really useful.

07/01/2014 Flag

Great composition. I would perhaps glaze the cliffs in the background back a little bit, using a thin layer borrowed from some of the background colors. This will create a distinction between the foreground and background elements. If you do the same but *very* subtly on your middle ground (birds, stone structure) this will further increase the layered effect as objects and spaces move back in atmosphere

07/04/2014 Flag

Thanks so much! I will do it! You have been so helpful and this is such an inspiring course!

07/04/2014 Flag