this video was filmed at a community art space where i gave a class on how to paint this exact painting - you can actually hear my students asking questions in between as well
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Step 1: Trace or Draw the Image Onto Your Canvas
if youre tracing the image, you can use carbon paper to transfer it onto your canvas. watch the video on how to do this
Step 2: Start Adding in the Dark Areas
focus on the eye lid, and the shadows around the eye
to make dark brown, add a touch of dark blue to your medium brown. try not to use black at all - it might make paints appear muddy
Step 3: Add the Skin Tone
add the skin tone of your choice - my go to skin tone, regardless of how dark or light the skin is, is to mix some orange and white. from there i will add a variety of pinks, greens, etc as i go. be sure to check out the video for more info on this
Step 4: Paint the Flower
again, start off with dark red, which you can mix using dark green and red and then add the bright red on the top petals of the flower
Step 5: Paint the White of the Eye
remember its never just plain white, you need to mix the white with a touch of blue and sometimes grey for the shadow areas
Step 6: Paint the Iris and Pupil
the iris should be pitch black, remember to leave a light spot on the eye - this makes the eye look full of life. without it the painting looks really dull. make sure you use a variety of blues for the eye
Step 7: Add the Eyelashes
use a flat brush to do this - i explain in detail how to make the lashes in the video
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