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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 261 ART 101

Building an Oil or Acrylic Painting

FROM SKETCH TO HIGHLIGHTS

 

So you’ve applied your underpainting, and you know what you want to paint. What’s the next step? Below are a few notes to keep in mind as you tackle the “big picture” of painting.

 

The Sketch

 

There are several tools you can use for sketching on your canvas. Unlike watercolor paint, acrylics and oils will cover up your sketch so you can be much bolder with your groundwork. Painters use everything from graphite or charcoal to indelible pen (which I prefer, as I don’t have to worry about sediment mixing in with the paint). Some also create the sketch using ...

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