Here are a few Demonstrations I have done to show several different ways to blend the paint. The paint has so much flexibility that it can be blended in numerous ways. I have used about 4 different methods in these videos.
It is a rough cut so I do apologize in advance for the unprofessional speed editing done in this. Take care and enjoy.
Ron Lemen is an illustrator/painter, educator, and designer.
Ron's career first took off in the Action Sports Industry working as a board graphic illustrator, layout artist, logo and product designer. From there he turned to sequential story telling as well as doing book covers, interior illustrations and the newly emerging market of concept design. During this time he went back to train, found and graduated from the Atelier System. He was also mentored by Sebastian Capella, Spanish portrait virtuoso.
Ron has been a concept designer and art director in the video game and film industry for 15 years with dozens of clients including Harmony Gold, Amazon, Sony, Activision, Ubi Soft, Mattel and more. Now freelancing full-time, his clients include Upper Deck, Dragon lance, White Wolf, Time Warner, Wizards of the Coast, Image Comics, Birdhouse Projects, Ride Snowboards, Disney, and more.
In addition to illustrating and Portrait Painting, Ron has been an art instructor for nearly 25 years, teaching for X-Train, LAAFA, CGMA, Gnomon, Studio 2nd Street, Park Blvd Studios, Sony, The Art Department, and Rev Art Academy.
This great! Thank you for sharing.
Awesome demo as always Ron! I love how you show us the materials in the beginning.I really envy your brushes. My flats seem to cut into the paint instead of blending it and my rounds keep splaying at the end making clean strokes difficult.
As I watch the second demo, I’m surprised that you start out by going in with tiles instead of an average tone. I assume you did that since there was no white of the paper to take out. I’m impressed since when I go that route, my results look patchy instead of harmonious.
My only question is, if you were to take these to a finish, would you have started with a more fleshed out drawing or would you render it out more with paint?
Thank you so much for these Ron. wish you the best
*ps. Whenever watching speed paintings , you can use the bracket keys to watch the video frame by frame.*
Everything that ever comes from you I hold on to as gold dust. Your art and your dedication to it is inspiring to me.
I am always surprised the dephs in which you go into something, from linear perspective to anatomy or general construction. Most people these days just whisk away perspective as something only Transport design majors or ID designers should be concerned with and it always demoralises me, the trend to disregard and specialise.
Thanks for keeping the tourch alive, The universal/rennaisance man should not be just done away with
Very informative, thanks, Ron. I’ve never been able to get a handle on gouache, and now I know why…
I love gouache and discovered in this video I have a lot of work to master it. Thanks for the tuto, very enlightening.
Some complement to my previous comment : it may have be nice to see how water war used to prepare the color. It’s quite important for gouache.