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    Underpainting

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    Vary your brush strokes. For example: when you paint a horizontal surface, make strokes that flow horizontally across that surface, but don't make them all sequential, vary their placement and angle, but do so within the bounds of the illusory surface you're creating. The large vertical strokes in the upper left-hand corner clash with the horizontal strokes that appear to be conspicuously stacked on the right.
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    Some examples for brush work 1st. Zorn, 2nd Sargent and 3rd. Repin. Look how they used brush work to indicate planes and lead eye across picture
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    I'm kind of surprised at you guys. gnko has unresolved issues with basic drawing and handling of forms. Brushwork shouldn't be the primary concern right now.

    gnko, your pot and cup are tilting to the center, about to fall over. Practice drawing common objects using simply constructed forms, like a sphere for the bottom of the pot, and a cone for the lid. Or maybe a dome for the top part of the lid. The drawing of the pot needs to be symmetrical and upright, not tilting to the side. This is difficult to do, but very important in my opinion. Otherwise, why paint a still life anyway if not to practice the basics? Sorry if this is harsh, but I want you to improve.

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    You can also get medium to thin the paint to make it more like you would paint with ordinary oils. Do not use water. Underpaintings are normally quite thin.Try to avoid using white. Wipe over areas to lighten them.

    Way I do them, is to lay a very thin wash over the whole page. Draw the items accurately and then paint the tone working up to the darks.

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    Be aware that your underpainting needs to be a little lighter than your final: as it is now, it is way too dark.
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    Thank you guys for thoose amazing tips.
    I am at very beginning with oils and what i can say that i find hard is obliviously mixing color and get the exact color, second the rendering stage, and the way i can make a focal point. Anyway i have redrawn the same in charcoal. How it is? Name:  Screenshot_2018-05-27-13-21-31-395_com.miui.gallery.jpg
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    Be aware its a 2h draw, i can do all all minimal details and other stuffs if i can work on this for 15/20 hours. But this is pretty much a good average 2/3 hours for my studyes.
    Also do you reccomend working digitally??
    The downside i think is that i cant mix colors ��. Let me know, you are awesome thanks!!!

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    If you're struggling with colour, forget about underpainting, which overcomplicates things, really.
    Try your hand at direct painting.
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    That drawing is much better. Everything makes a lot more sense. Black spots idea is pretty good for doing that on your canvas.

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    Thanks guys! A question: do you have any cast plaster references photos?? Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnko View Post
    Thanks guys! A question: do you have any cast plaster references photos?? Thx
    This defeats the purpose of drawing from plaster casts: study the real thing.
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    Yeah i know but i dont have too much money that i could spend on

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnko View Post
    Yeah i know but i dont have too much money that i could spend on
    Buy/find cheap object of complex shapes and paint them white.
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