DRAWING a portrait painting after Rubens

Showing the drawing and the start of the underpainting.

For this painting, or master copy, I use Raw Umber and Titanium White for the underpainting, and start the drawing off using a brush and pure Raw Umber.

I could sometimes use Burnt Umber, as would Peter Paul Rubens, but here I thought I would have a go with Raw Umber so that it would be consistent with the later underpainting.

The baroque masters – people like Velasquez and Rubens all used something like this method and the colours I’m using when painting portraits.

It’s all good fun having a go. I hope you enjoy the video and please comment and share!


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