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: Any Advice?


Sadie cullen
12-04-2013, 08:20 AM
Recently I've been experimenting with oil paints as i have decided I want to move on from the black and white portraits I usually do and try my hand at coloured portraits.

The thing Ive been struggling with is matching colours and I was wondering if anyone had any advice/tips on how to match flesh tones? Or any tips at all for painting portraits would be helpful :)

Also I would like to know if anyone recommends any brand of oils?
I only have reeves water mixable ones at the moment which in my opinion are horrible quality

George924
12-06-2013, 05:22 PM
Hi Sadie, Mark Carder has changed my way of oil painting and mixing color. Here is the site...

http://www.drawmixpaint.com/

Sadie cullen
12-07-2013, 07:26 AM
thanks George, very helpful :)

chanda95
12-19-2013, 04:24 PM
Hi Sadie, Mark Carder has changed my way of oil painting and mixing color. Here is the site...

http://www.drawmixpaint.com/

Great Website George!

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Billycamryn
04-03-2014, 01:08 AM
This tutorial of professional oil painter James Sulkowski is best for tips on painting portraits: http://www.jerrysartarama.com/art-lessons/Artists/James-Sulkowski/James-Sulkowski-Getting-Likeness-in-Portraits.html

These are high end paints...Charvin Extra Fine Oil Painting Sets from will be perfect for you,it has color ranges that are well-balanced and perfect for learning color mixing.
For a more professional based paint at a good value(I use them as well)- You can try LUKAS 1862 oil paints - http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discover-lukas/oil-paints-watercolors-acrylics.html

Let me know if it helps you!