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I draw lots of stuff, but I don't post most of it here.

 

Why not change that?

 

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Been practicing faces recently. Learned this interesting trick with colors to increase contrast. Hopefully self-explanatory with the bars in the corner.

 

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5 x 7". The thing with canvas boards at small sizes is that the canvas texture gets really rough in proportion. So I tried making my own, stretching muslin over some hardboard and covering the whole thing with some clear gesso (as not to cover up my pencil sketch. It seems to have worked well, except the unbleached muslin had a few fuzzballs in it. Still, not bad for something I can get for 2 bucks a yard.

 

Anyways, this is an acrylic underpainting for what will be an oil painting (never used oil seriously before). I had another underpainting in oil, except I made the mistake of using ivory black, and it's not drying anytime soon. Whoops.

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Wish I could draw like that.

You can, but you have to persevere past the initial stages where things suck and your hand can't do what your mind wants it to. Creativity helps, but drawing is at its heart a technical skill that can be trained by anyone. Even the guys with very little natural talent in my drawing class have come a long way in just 6 classes.
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So unused to oil painting's wait three days until the thing dries, then you can add the next layer. Always used to acrylic and digital, work fast, finish fast.

 

I don't think people tend to oil paint on postcard sized canvases, though.

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Finished... I guess?

 

Not particularly proud of it. I guess oil just is not for me, fine art pretensions aside. I want to put down paint and work and work and work on things and paint over and try again but if you try that with oil all you do is turn it into brown sludge. I can see this being great for methodical painters, but for my painting style which more or less can be put down as "fail until you succeed"... oil isn't really for me.

 

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Haven't touched this in a while.

 

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Silk is such a fun fabric to paint.

 

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Really, she'd rather be dressed in a nice comfy, warm, wool robe working on her thesis, but even a double major in Necromancy and Conjuring isn't enough these days. And that means networking, which means hanging out with crusty old liches twenty times her age talk about the good old days while dressed in a slinky cocktail dress and pretending she likes drinking wine. :mellow: .

 

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