Friday, 13. July 2007
Scott Burdick - Oil Painting Demonstations
I started with a few basic charcoal marks to place the head and make sure I had it approximately life-size. For this painting I didn't draw out any of the features since the subject is simple enough that I can just paint and work out the details as I go. The main advantage of this approach is that it keeps you from painting up to lines and ending up with stale brushwork. To paint this way requires a great deal of drawing practice since you are basically thinking about your drawing and proportions with every brushstroke, rather than concentrating on drawing first and then painting next.
Scott Burdick: Oil Painting Demonstations
World Monuments Watch
Macusani-Corani Rock Art, Peru
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Tepe Narenj, Afghanistan
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