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Discussion in 'Paintings' started by ChennaiExpress, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. ChennaiExpress

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    I am trying to draw mother and child, and am apprehensive about drawing faces.

    I am seeing google, but I need some re-assurance.

    How do I know what is best color for skin tone.

    What about shading.

    I am realizing the blending must be slow, in opposite directions.

    I guess I need to know what flesh tone colors to use.

    I did the child's hand, but it looks very artificial. How to correct? Can it be corrected.

    I want to do nice painting.



    Plz advise

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    Asian skin tone, is base color is white +a little gamboge yellow+ burnt sienna in water color. Yo can try this in glazes, i.e. one over the other. high light areas should be left white etc. darker with brown. For a fair face yellow more than brown.

    For the face, draw a center vertical line and a center horizontal line on the face of both on the photo. Then try to copy the features as they are with the same lines on your drawing. you can increase the vertical and horizontal lines andmake the best use of them to get accurate placing of features.

    good luck!
     
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    I'll try that out for future faces .... I wish I'd known about that horizontal and verticle line :)

    This was the result

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    :clapHiya, you did it! Great !
     
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    Superb ya!:2thumbsup:
     
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    How to transpose photo of face on paper

    I have seen tutorials on how to draw flesh tones with oil pastels when drawing humans.

    But at beginning of tutorial the already have outline of face and features lightly sketched.

    How to lightly sketch facial features onto paper before blending oil pastels for natural skin tone?
     
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    How to Oil Paint Blurred Background

    I wish to paint this picture soon.

    See the beautiful blurred background? How to paint it. Do I make tiny sketch marks with oil pastel and then blur with tortillion. Do I use a single color to blur it? Plz advise.


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    Re: How to Oil Paint Blurred Background

    I am not an oil pastel expert, rather haven't tried even once. But would like to suggest that,

    use the respective colors for the picture of both ( assuming you mean both the man & woman in the picture)and then using a soft tissue rub very gently in a corner and see whether you have got it right. You can continue as per the result. Change the tissue for each color. You can even try with soft cotton balls. Good luck!
     
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    Re: How to Oil Paint Blurred Background

    @ChennaiExpress

    Are you talking about oil pastels or oil colors???

    If oil pastels then
    What @Kaluputti said is somewhat right.As far as I worked tissue,cotton won't act that much,only finger tip gives you apt effect.

    Draw the rough outline of the figures.

    color to the background.

    Follow a rough coloring/designs of the blurred images.No detailing required.

    Then start blurring/smudging/blending the inside details of the image.

    Make deep blurring/blending at the edges and try to blend with the BG color.

    check this links
    Techniques for Blending With Oil Pastels

    basic blending with oil pastels.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv3DSXSJrYc

    thank you.
     
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