DEMONSTRATION: STILL LIFE WITH SATIN PILLOW

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1 Use an HB pencil on hot-pressed illustration board to create the detailed drawing. Consider each part of the composition so there will be no guesswork while painting. Next, paint the basic shapes of the pillow with a mixture of Naples yellow, zinc white, and alizarin crimson. Then air-brush in the folds and highlights with tints and shades of the same colors. Paint in some wrinkles with a rigger and scratch out some with a single-edge razor blade. Blacken a few sections of the Persian rug to gauge the colors. Cover the edges of the pillow with drafting tape to prevent the rug colors from bleeding. ...

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