In The Studio: Just Paint 39 “Balclutha Angus”

Sorry about the unfocused image I really never noticed it until now I can reshoot it down the road.  Here were are back at a similar theme some dark shapes against a light background, yes they are cows, but learn to draw and your world of options will greatly expand.  The reason that this is a fun lesson is the last stop, mixing the dark and scraping the light off of the dark to create the feeling of light on a very dark object.  The dark is alizirin crimson, thalo green, with a touch of indigo and burnt sienna.  Make it a one pass dark, try to mix it just right and put it on then scrape the light modeling areas with a rounded blade knife after the paint has just about dry if you do it too soon the area will be too light.

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  • Wyna WoodfordJune 11, 2013 - 7:26 pm

    I love this! Never tried scraping in a few highlight shapes in cows. Love how you’ve made something as uncomplicated at this, so interesting! I’ve enjoyed your videos too!ReplyCancel

    • SteveJune 23, 2013 - 2:23 pm

      Thanks, I try to keep the subject uncomplicated but make them look detailed. Keep watching the videos a new one should be posted every week.ReplyCancel

  • PatJune 12, 2013 - 12:32 am

    Yes, moooving indeed!ReplyCancel

  • Mercedes Dominguez ArranzJune 25, 2013 - 3:55 pm

    I love the way you render the cows. It is a very good lesson. ThanksReplyCancel