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May 5th, 2009 #1
Darkdreamer Oil Painting Step by Step
This was a big one at 40" X 40". Oil on Canvas.
First I lay down a pencil sketch and rough out the tones with a tin oil wash, then I work in more opaque colours to give dimension to the forms, then finally a thin wash of pure colours to glaze and make the whole thing more vibrant.
The print you see on the top left of my custom drawing board ( couldn't buy one big enough in the stores ) is a digital version I created in Painter for reference. The black and white prints are from a photo session with an actress/model and the inspirational artworks in the background are by my favorite artists, Boris Vallejo and Frank Frazetta
Last edited by patrick j jones; May 5th, 2009 at 06:45 PM. Reason: update
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May 5th, 2009 #2
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thx for posting this! its always nice to see
the progress,cause i can learn new things from it.
its a beautiful piece
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May 8th, 2009 #5
Thank you for sharing this!
There seems to be such a big difference between the last two pictures. Do you use a lot of glazes at this point? It looks as if you repainted another layer with details over the whole picture.
May 8th, 2009 #6
Nice tutorial. Thank you for posting this. I'll have to go look at more of your work.
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May 9th, 2009 #8
Thank you for this post! Very good to see process of making excellent painting. Great work!
May 9th, 2009 #9
Thanks for your comments and interest guys; much appreciated!
Bowlin: Yes, during the glazing I'll add some opaque detailing while the colours are still wet.
May 9th, 2009 #10
awesome!!! it really does have a frazetta/boris feeling to it!!
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May 10th, 2009 #12
Man, I love it!!
Please, post more step by step, this helps so much to understand better the process of oil paint.
God bless the internet...hahahaa.
I wish I could have more free time to do traditionl paint.
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May 11th, 2009 #13
Thank you Rod.
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May 11th, 2009 #15
Sure Eric, blog away!
Like your work too...
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May 17th, 2009 #17
Thanks Eric, I will keep posting.
Had a look at your blog earlier and was very impressed with the muslim lady portrait.
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brilliant post.... pity the poor mermaid is dead !
July 20th, 2009 #22
Awesome. That glazing step makes a huge difference. Thanks for sharing!
July 22nd, 2009 #23
Impressive and instructive ^^
July 22nd, 2009 #24
hi pat.. loved wat you did here..
totally cool.. i completely respect traditional painters cause i've never learnt that stuff .
feel free to walk into my sketchthread..would love to hear from you as well..
There is but one short cut to success...apparently its called Hardwork.
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