View Full Version : Velvet texture?

03-20-2000, 07:15 PM
I've just finished sketching onto my canvas, and then remembered that I needed ideas on how to do a purple velet texture.. Any ideas?

~Happy Painter

vita brevis
04-04-2000, 08:36 AM
I don't see any replies,so I'll jump in . Get a piece of purple velvet, drape it at roughly eye level, or hang it on a nail. Turn a strong light on it from the side, and try to paint what you see.Keep trying, be patient, look hard.Luck to you

04-04-2000, 11:23 PM
velvet has a funny way of showing itself. there is your main body color, very little shading to lighter or darker, then it gets light at edges. a fine dry brush technique is worth the try.....milt

Ruby Red Rose
03-18-2008, 03:13 AM
To make velvet I like to use a papertowel that has hardly no texture to it. So the cheaper the better. I put my color down and the blot out the light areas. Hope that helps