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Narrative Portraiture: Painting in Acrylic
Narrative Portraiture: Painting in Acrylic
Micah Ganske
Join artist Micah Ganske as he draws on the basics of mixing, glazing and layering to create a narrative portrait.
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Paint realistic portraits from photographs. Learn essential oil techniques to achieve convincing dimension, lifelike skin tones, refined facial features and more.
Suzanne Brooker
Suzanne Brooker
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Mix, blend and paint true-to-life skin tones for more realistic portraits.
Brian Neher
Brian Neher
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Study the methods of van Eyck and Rubens to create radiant, jewel-like paintings!
Andrew Conklin
Andrew Conklin

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There are two words that give many novice painters a shudder: skin tones. That's because painting flesh in acrylic can be a daunting task, especially if you're hoping to render skin lifelike and dimensional rather than dull and flat. (And unless you're painting, say, LEGO characters, you probably are!)
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We know you're dying to get started on a painting, but one of the most important parts of working in acrylic takes place before you ever put brush to canvas: mixing the paints. You have to get this right if you want your work to turn out as beautiful as you imagined.
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You've got your acrylic paint, your work surface is ready to go, and you're really inspired to paint. Now comes the fun part: actually putting paint on paper!
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Narrative Portraiture: Painting in Acrylic