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Re: Need help painting flesh tones like William Adolphe Bouguereau

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Unfortunately that thread doesn't accurately show Bouguereau's process (though the result is pretty nice). He didn't use a grey 'dead layer'.
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Re: Need help painting flesh tones like William Adolphe Bouguereau

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Unfortunately that thread doesn't accurately show Bouguereau's process (though the result is pretty nice). He didn't use a grey 'dead layer'.


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Hopefully the OP will find the link helpful anyway.


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Re: Need help painting flesh tones like William Adolphe Bouguereau

Start out with a light colored underpainting, then put the pinks, peaches, and even bluish flesh tones overtop using a transparent glaze. A glaze is a transparent oil color that has been thinned out with a medium. The light color shines through the transparent color with a jewel like quality.
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Old 09-01-2018, 10:28 PM
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Re: Need help painting flesh tones like William Adolphe Bouguereau

Hi, your flesh tones look good

I think you could push the contrast a little with such a dramatic subject.

You are ambitious to take on a challenge like this. If there is a criticism to be made I think perhaps the anatomy of your subjects is not as strong as it might be. Even Michelangelo did sketches from a live model for his work.

Of course it's hard to find a cooperative Angel when you need one

Best wishes....
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Re: Need help painting flesh tones like William Adolphe Bouguereau

Having the oil/lead ground also helps. Acrylic gesso dries to the shape of the underneath, while oil dries to its own shape. There is a word for it, but it eludes me.

In general we are all painting on highly textured surfaces (in fabric that is). Good things can also thus be done, but a loss of beauty is plain to see.
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Re: Need help painting flesh tones like William Adolphe Bouguereau

Thank you so much everyone for your helpful and constructive comments. I have made several mistakes in my previous paintings. I had used titanium white instead of flake white for the flesh tones. I had also used a grisaille for my previous paintings. I normally use an acrylic gesso.
I have been painting ever since I was 5 years old. It had always been a hobby for me. I have a degree in B.Tech. and also have a full time job. Recently I have figured out that I have chosen the wrong career path and want to become a professional painter.
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Old 09-26-2018, 03:19 PM
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Re: Need help painting flesh tones like William Adolphe Bouguereau

Hi,

it's good to see you return to this one.

I think mistakes or "learning experiences" are part of the process of finding your way.

The important thing is to keep trying. If it was easy everyone could do it.

Just posting your work shows you are brave and committed to the search.

Since you didn't ask for C&C I should really apologize for commenting

Best wishes for all your future plans.....
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