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How to Paint an Acrylic Portrait
I didn't take any pictures unfortunately. Didn't occur to me that I wasn't going to be putting the painting on the wall. And I threw out the botched portrait. I'm new to the world of acrylic paint. (I mostly sketch with pencils.) How do I create a lighter coat of white paint?
Forgot to thank you for responding to me. I was really excited that you did
I suspect you overdid it on the highlights step, which is not hard to do. The good thing though is that if you start over color by color, it will come out smoother the second time around. Even if you didn't overdo it, it's good to go through the steps a second time if you're really going for that polished look. If you took photos of your steps, I'd be happy to give you advice. Also, I've written a couple other tutorials on my website which go through the same basic steps, but produce a much more stylized portrait. Reading through those should help you get a better understanding of this tutorial. http://jlampkin.com/tutorialhttp://jlampkin.com/techniqueEven if you didn't take photos of the steps, I'd like to at least see the final stage and give you some pointers. There's a contact form on my website, or you can message me from here. :)-Jeremy
I tried this technique and it was looking good till the white stage, then it all got covered over. does anybody have any ideas for the white stage and what i did wrong?
This is one of the best and easiest ways I have seen to paint a portrait.
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