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  1. Oil Painting
    To get the figure right The very reason why I practice figure is that it helps me learn anatomy. It helps me to learn figure in a perfect way. Even in order to do cultural paintings, one should know everything about figure and anatomy. Let us say we are putting an outfit over a body, one...
  2. Oil Painting
    This is the process of my painting. I start my work like this. This is how I gradually move forward.
  3. Oil Painting
    Preparation of canvas I believe preparation of canvas is very important. I treat my canvas with primer first and then with gesso. I generally apply 2 coats of both the items so all of the canvas gets covered. I do not want one bit of canvas to be left out without the coat. These coatings will...
  4. Oil Painting
    1. Step 1- Skeleton of the painting This is where I create a skeleton of the painting. This will give me an idea on which direction I should take the process. This probably takes 2 days for me. One day for the background and next day for the main subject. As I do this step, while I do my next...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi All, Having been an artist since the day I was born, it's taken until the age of 53 to finally been able to take the step of leaving the day job to try and earn my keep from my artwork. I'm not there yet, as my beautiful wife is still propping me up financially, but I'm ever the optimist and...
  6. Graphite Drawing
    I drew Emma Watson since 2 weeks ago. It's now finished and I also have published the timelapse video on my YouTube channel. This is all graphite, using mechanical pencil and H-8B wooden pencil on watercolor paper. :smile:
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi! I'm new here. My name is Armada, I'm a portrait artist working with Graphite, charcoal, and Oil paints. I do realism and abstract thingy. I love drawing kids, female, sometimes animals too. :smile: I'd love to share my artworks and meet new friends here. I also owns a youtube channel and...
  8. Graphite Drawing
    Hello, this drawing took probably around 25 hours give or take. I have a photo of the drawing, and a photo of the reference I used. I used a 1 inch by 1 inch grid on it. I feel like parts of it aren't shaded dark enough, but I really feel like if try to do more now I could end up messing up the...
  9. Pen and Ink Drawing
    Hi everyone! Greetings from North Carolina. I just wanted to share some of my pen sketches and was wondering if anyone could offer me any advice and let me know what kind of ball point pens I should buy because right now I'm using very cheap ones that you get from walmarts office supplies...
  10. Art Talk
    Hi there! I have to say first hand that I'm only a layman. I've just come across a painting by Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Sappho and Alcaeus. Wow! It stroke me with the details. The standing girl, the characters' skin & clothes, the lighting, the tree trunks, the marble... all brought a realistic...
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