Portrait Tutorial | PAINT like SCULPTURE – Real Time

Let’s think in 3 dimensions today. With this portrait painting we will be pretending that we are sculpting a large block of clay. We will establish the placement of the head with charcoal, and then jump right into paint. Each shape of color will represent a specific angle with respect to the light source. Working from general to specific, our focus is NEVER about COPYING the model. Rather, we INTERPRET visual information and create a painting.

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The materials used in this video are listed below,

Canvas: 11×14″ Cotton Canvas. Toned with raw umber and titanium white (about 1:1 ratio) oil paint a few weeks prior to filming.

Oil Paints:

Williamsburg- Flake White
Winsor & Newton- Titanium White
Winsor & Newton- Burnt Umber
Gamblin- Alizarin Crimson Permanent
Winsor & Newton- Cadmium Red Medium
Gamblin- Yellow Ochre
Winsor & Newton-Sap Green
Winsor & Newton- Ultramarine Blue
Winsor & Newton- Ivory Black

Painting Medium: Gamblin Neo-Megilp
Mineral Spirits: Mona Lisa brand

Winsor & Newton: Medium vine charcoal

Brushes Used:
Master’s Touch Size 1 Round and 0 Round (the tiny orange brush)
Princeton Summit 2 Round 6100R (the green one)
Master’s Touch Size 6 Flat Bristle Brush and 4 filbert
Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Size 4 Filbert


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