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Using Pastels -- Bob Davies provides a series of articles to help you better understand the different types of pastels, blending tools, fixatives, and pastel papers that are available. About Pastels -- The Connecticut Pastel Society provides a general overview of pastels: what they are, how they are used, the history behind them, and how to care for pastel paintings.
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The second bit of advice a beginning artist usually gets is “ draw from life ”. And it is excellent advice! After all, if you can't draw what is right in front of you, you certainly won't be able to draw what you see in your imagination either.
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Pencil Portrait Drawing - Learn to draw faces Our Pencil Portrait Lesson offers an illustrated step by step tutorial that guides you through Drawing a Pencil Portrait from start to finish.
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Painters do not have the apparatus problems of a photographer, but they do face a similar value design problem: anchoring the middle value of a painting in a way that communicates the intended feeling of light or dark without sacrificing a complete representation of the tonal range. Our visual system naturally adjusts to the average luminance in our environment to produce the best visual representation.
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Through the use of brushes and various combinations of often pastel and neutral colors, creating that digital watercolor style in Photoshop can be a fun and rewarding experience. If you’re interested in creating this technique, try following along with one of the many tutorials listed below.
Sight-size or right-size drawing is a traditional method of observing the subject, still taught in classical ateliers. Mainly used for portraiture but applicable to other subjects, sight-sizing will help you attain great accuracy when drawing from life. Sight Size Drawing Method
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The Sight Size Method of Painting | Enriching Your Life With Art By Melody on November 23rd, 2010 Still life arranged for sight size method in Melody Phaneuf's studio.
Learn how to draw what you see, with these step by step beginner drawing lessons. Discover essential drawing skills from how to hold a pencil through to perspective, pencil shading, and sketching.
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