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: Techniques?

02-12-2015, 10:16 AM
Anyone have any cool unusual techniques they would like to share?

I just came up with using a Q-tip for an effect in doing the hair on a portrait. I was having trouble getting the braid right and I kept putting on more paint to adjust it and finally I realized I had too much paint on the braid so I took a q-tip to wipe it off and then I noticed that the q-tip gave it the effect I was looking for. Here's the picture...isn't the braid cool!

02-12-2015, 07:57 PM
Yup, the braid as well as the rest of the portrait. Nice contours in the face.

02-13-2015, 07:43 AM
Thank You, Liz. I've got gorgeous grandchildren and I'm not too shy to say it.

02-13-2015, 11:50 PM
That's your granddaughter? I should have known, I can see the painting was made by love.