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Demo#1 Howard, Blue, Chammi

I did this a wee while back and the under painting is in graphite. Now, the glazes are done in oil and medium....BUT, I do the same thing in acrylic, but the medium is "GOLDEN ACRYLIC GLAZING MEDIUM, Satin finish". All colors are transparent with a few built-up areas.
Demo #2 will be fleshed out a little more and in ACRYLIC. Cheers, Derek
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Ok: this got buried real quick so..........
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Re: Demo#1 Howard, Blue, Chammi

Wow! I've never done an underpainting in graphite - my pencil work for painting is a bare minimum!
Must say I'm impressed with the result of this! ....... of course, it may all hang on the point that you can paint!!!

Thanks Derek - hope others find it useful too.

PS - did you repaint the white areas or leave the canvas?
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Re: Demo#1 Howard, Blue, Chammi

Derek, I really like this and I'm amazed at the technique, it came out so beautiful!!!

...and it's got me thinking...I don't know if you remember me struggling with my Border Collie "Shep"'s portrait. I just couldn't get the glazing thing down. I understood the principle, yet putting that into action, failed miserably with me. His black fur was one big black blob.

Do you think, is it possible, that IF I could sketch out Shep's portrait in graphite, including his long black and white fur, I could do something like this, and possibly make it work? Would it look dimensional?

If the answer is yes, there may be some hope still!!!

Again, great work as always Derek!
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Very nice Derek!
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Re: Demo#1 Howard, Blue, Chammi

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That says it all!
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Wow! Not exactly sure HOW you did this with just glazing...but wow!
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do you use a fixative after the graphite stage?
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Re: Demo#1 Howard, Blue, Chammi

Love the results, going to have to try that method! Thanks for posting Derek
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That looks amazing!
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Re: Demo#1 Howard, Blue, Chammi

Wow, fantastic!
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Re: Demo#1 Howard, Blue, Chammi

Derek, do you have to spray your graphite so it won't smudge when you apply the glazes? And, do you prefer the outcome of this method over just straight painting the scene?
You did a fantastic job on this beautiful scene. Those rocks look so real. I also think the scene looks really good in monochrome as well.
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Thanks for posting Derek.
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Re: Demo#1 Howard, Blue, Chammi

Thanks so much you guys:
I don't use this technique often. It is just that I like to do a good old pencil rendering now and then, and go for the color later.

Yes: it is good to spray a workable fix or matt permanent fix before painting.

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