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    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

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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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    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.

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    Nice tutorial. Thank you for posting this. I'll have to go look at more of your work.

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    Nice.

    No crits from me.

    Thanks for showing the process.

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    Thank you for this post! Very good to see process of making excellent painting. Great work!

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    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.

    Best wishes,

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    awesome!!! it really does have a frazetta/boris feeling to it!!
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    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.

    Cheers,

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    Amazing work!!!

    Can I add you in my blog? I loved your work.

    Keep on posting here!!!!

    Cheers!

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    Sure Eric, blog away!

    Like your work too...

    Best regards,

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    Thanks Patrick!!!

    I'll surely do it right now.

    Please keep posting.

    Peace!

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    Thanks Eric, I will keep posting.

    Had a look at your blog earlier and was very impressed with the muslim lady portrait.

    Best regards,

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    Whoa... this is ridiculously helpful! Extreme thanks!

    Please give erudite, constructive critiques or give none at all.

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    looking great!
    You should post a bigger photo of the painting with least possible distortion so we can see the final image.

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    brilliant post.... pity the poor mermaid is dead !

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    Awesome. That glazing step makes a huge difference. Thanks for sharing!

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    Impressive and instructive ^^

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    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..
    keep posting
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