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Drawing a Circle Around the Arrow


Robert Hunt

Like most illustrators, I usially need to do preliminary sketches for my clients. Over time, my sketch process has evolved from detailed and comprehensive pencil drawings to my current process of doing my sketches as rough paintings. These are fairly often approved as final art, something I never anticipated- but which has the benefit of the finish art having a lot more energy or atmposphere, something that can easily be rendered out of the final…

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A Bit About Blending


Vanessa Lemen

June 25, 2022 - Some notes and tips inspired by observations made while teaching oil painting I've noticed a lot of times when students' paintings become muddy-looking that it not only has to do with accurate (or inaccurate) color mixing and observation, but it has a lot to do with application as well. In classes, we go over observation of color, the mixing of pigment, and application of paint to the surface. Lately, it's come up that though students may be spending quite a great deal of time and effort to get the colors correct according to what they're observing in the set-up, they're still getting muddy paintings at the end of a 3-hour alla prima session. I'd like to note that the term “muddy” is a relative term. Mixing colors in order to get browns or grays is…

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