Thursday, November 24, 2016

Solar Flare Underpainting

Here's a mini video showing how to prep your sketchbook page with a solar flare underpainting. (Link to watch video on YouTube).

Here's what the page looked like as I was preparing it. It's good practice to do those gradations with a big flat brush, wet into wet.

When I painted this, I didn't know what I would choose for the final subject, but I had to find a view facing toward the sun, where a dark object blocks the light. Note that there's a gradation in the sky, too, going from pale yellow to a cooler and darker tone at the edges.

This is an excerpt from my new video tutorial, "Casein in the Wild."
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Casein Explorers Pack (12) (A good introductory palette that gives you pretty wide gamut.)
Casein 6 Pack (The colors I used for this painting. On its own, it's a rather muted palette. It can be used on its own and it also makes a good supplement to the 12 pack.)
Casein 6-pack with travel brush set (Same set as above with the short-handled brushes).

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