Realistic Portrait Art Technique: The masters of each generation strove to perfect their craft, then passed on the torch of their accumulated knowledge and skill to the next generation.
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Grace -1 ; media: Plain old number two pencils, ebony pencils, and a variety of erasers. Early on I used my thumb and forefinger with great force to smooth out unruly areas and then would add more pencil and smudge again.
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ladise Professional Secrets of Colored Pencil shading and blending: Did you know the old masters often traced? Michelangelo used a similar technique. Great Realistic Painters began employing photography as a mechanical aid immediately after it's invention in the 's.
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A heavy waxy color build-up is permissible on the background and her lips, eyes and hair, but not the skin. This kind of dry underlayment also works well with soft pastels. This color buildup stage is why some artist's colored pencil drawings resemble oil paintings and photographs and others look sketchy. Original Colored Pencil Drawing.
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Ann's portrait shown here was fir on Strathmore double ply bristol board. Of course the large original art has a glow no photo could ever have that you can't see here on the web.
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I was against mechanical aids myself in those days, but when I found out that ALL the artists I admired most used all the mechanical aids at their disposal, and I had not been told this, I started using them myself.
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Continuing along these lines of tracing and shading laid out in these simple portraits above to finish them.
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